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Domino’s is running a promotion right now that, in essence, is intended to reward anyone who eats pizza and has a smartphone. Any kind of pizza. Domino’s. Pizza Hut. Papa John’s. A slice from the place on the corner. Not delivery, but DiGiorno. Pizza bagels. Probably Lunchables pizza, honestly. If it resembles a pizza and you eat it, you can earn “pizza points.” Take a picture, and that’s it. And we at The Takeout confirm that you can, in fact, take pictures of pictures of pizza and that works, too.

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Before we get to the proof, here’s how it works. You download the app, sign up for Piece Of The Pie Rewards, and go to it. Once a week, you can scan a pizza, and get 10 points. That’s something you can do six times total between now and the end of the promotion (April 28, 2019), and 60 points will get you a free medium pizza with two toppings.

But you don’t even need actual pizza to get pizza. Here’s the first thing we tried:

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That’s a picture of a Pizza Hut pizza. Here’s the result:

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Screenshot: Allison Shoemaker

I tried just drawing a pizza on a work memo. That didn’t work:

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Screenshot: Allison Shoemaker
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Unfortunately, Domino’s requires a phone number in order to verify that you’re not doing exactly what I was doing, so that’s all I’ve got. But you could probably get away with putting pepperoni on a piece of toast or red M&Ms on a tostada and get points. Maybe if my pizza was drawn in crayons? I don’t know. Let me know if you make it happen.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.

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