I must be doing something right in my life these days, living in the Tampa Bay area.
Twice in the past week, I’ve taken advantage of a couple of deals Papa John’s Pizza has offered, mainly because of geography and local sports. Much like similar deals in other Major League Baseball markets, if the Rays score six runs or more in a game, their pizzas can be ordered half off online if put the code of “RAYS6” in. Last year, the Rays scored six runs or more in 37 of their 162 games. So far in 17 games this season, they’ve only gotten to six runs twice.
But wait, there’s more! Whenever the Tampa Bay Lightning win a game, the pizza is also half off when ordering online, using the “SLAPSHOT50” code. Thursday, the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8, AND the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 to win their first round series in the NHL playoffs, sending Detroit fans and their octopi back home to Michigan.
On top of that, I had a free pizza coming my way with their rewards points system.
With all of these orders to choose from, I had a brain fart. I redeemed the free pizza as opposed to keeping that offer on ice for later.
Oh, well. What can you do other than fridge the pizza slices that you can’t eat? There are bad problems to have, and good problems to have, and this is a clear example of the latter.