Archive for December, 2010

Happy Christmas!!

December 15th, 2010

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the warmest of Christmas greetings… http://www.dominos-xmas.co.uk/

Our Holiday Opening Times

You can call our stores 01522 693366 (Tritton Rd); 01522 569988 (Gowts Bridge); 01522 519933 (Outer Circle Rd) or order online at http://www.dominos.co.uk

Enjoy discount online throughout the Christmas period at Domino’s Lincoln. Go to http://www.dominos.co.uk use coupon code TWITTER2 to get £5 off when you spend £20 or more, or use coupon code TWITTER3 to get £10 off when you spend £30 or more

PLUS, don’t forget each Tuesday we’re still doing our Buy One Get One Free on Collection AND Delivery, Two for Tuesday throughout the festive period…  21st; 28th and 4th January 2011 and beyond ;-)

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DOMINO’S PIZZA SUPPORTS WEAR THE LACES DAY

December 9th, 2010

Domino’s Pizza stores tie up with Special Olympics GB campaign

Domino’s, the local pizza delivery expert, showed its supports for Special Olympics Great Britain on Friday (December 3] when it took part in ‘Wear the Laces’ day.

Special Olympics Great Britain is the national charity for Domino’s Pizza and ‘Wear the Laces’ is the latest fundraising campaign being run by Special Olympics GB to raise funds and awareness of the charity.    Friday, December 3, was the UN’s International Day for Disabled People so this is why this day is significant to the charity.

Tina Johnson, franchisee for the store in Kingston, Milton Keynes, said; “We were delighted to take part in this project as we are fully supportive of Special Olympics GB and like to do what we can to help this good cause.  All my team members wore the laces on the day and we have a box of laces on the front counter available for customers to buy if they wish.  The laces cost just £2 so it is easy to show your support and buy a pair.”

Domino’s stores up and down the country (incl. Lincoln) joined in the event with team members all over wearing the branded shoe laces and having them available to purchase in store.  To enhance the awareness further, Special Olympics GB are running a ‘Wear the Laces’ photo competition on Facebook.  The winner of the competition will win a Vodafone v1415HTC VOX Smartphone, with five runner-ups receiving a Domino’s Pizza voucher.  For more details on how to enter the competition, please log onto www.facebook.com/specialolympicsgb.co.uk

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Pennies announces its second retailer and empties electronic charity box to give first donations after three weeks’ operation with Domino’s Pizza

December 7th, 2010

Pennies, the electronic charity box, which went live with its first retailer, Domino’s Pizza, in early November, has today announced that it will also be available online through the UK’s fastest growing hotel chain, Travelodge, from 20 January 2011.  Over eight million visits are expected to be made to the Travelodge website during 2011 and the site accounts for over 87 per cent of all bookings.  Consumers can choose to round up their bill to the nearest pound and give their pennies to charity as they book a room or purchase food online.

Of the money raised through Travelodge, 75 per cent will be shared between the company’s nominated charities: Cancer Research UK and KidsOut – the fun and happiness charity – which provides services to disadvantaged kids.  The remaining 25 per cent will be shared equally between the other UK people-related charities already nominated by The Pennies Foundation*.

Pennies has also reported today that it has made its first donations.  These donations account for all of the money paid into the electronic charity box in the first three weeks after going live with Domino’s (1 – 21 November).  During this time 40,000 Domino’s customers rounded up their online bills to the nearest pound, donated pennies and together raised more than £10,000 (£10, 145.28).

These donations will benefit Special Olympics Great Britain, Domino’s chosen charity, which receives 75% of the amount raised (£7,609), and nine other UK charities* who share the remaining 25% equally.

Domino’s customers have responded enthusiastically from day one to the choice of rounding up their online pizza orders and donating between 1 and 99 pence to charity. Their generosity has ensured that ten charities have already started to benefit.

Pennies, Domino’s Pizza and Special Olympics Great Britain thank all those who have donated their pennies. In the current economic climate, the fact that this many people have given a small amount has demonstrated that Pennies is an affordable ask that appeals to the public, and that pennies do quickly add up  to many pounds

Commenting on these two developments

Guy Parsons, Travelodge, CEO said: “We are delighted to be the UK’s first hotel company to launch an online charity donation box in partnership with The Pennies Foundation. As we are an e-retailer of sleep and over 87% of our bookings are conducted via the web it made perfect sense to adopt an online donation service. Now our customers have the option to round up their room purchase to the nearest pound and the pennies contributed will make a big difference to our nominated charities.”

“I am confident we will easily smash our total fundraising target of £200,000 and this money will certainly make a difference towards the wonderful work Cancer Research UK and KidsOut do.”

Chris Moore, CEO, Domino’s Pizza Group said:  “Pennies is such a great idea – and we are all delighted with the generosity of our customers. It is simple to use and has been simple to implement in the business too. We are genuinely chuffed to have been the first company to get involved.”

Karen Wallin, CEO Special Olympics Great Britain said: “I am truly grateful to every Domino’s customer who donated their pennies to support our charity over these three weeks especially in light of the current climate where every penny counts!   Through the funding received, we will be able to launch three key projects including supporting 600 volunteers through a recognized Sports Leaders course, establishing a minimum of 15 new clubs to support the recruitment of new athletes into the programme and the establishment of a new annual competition calendar to help athletes develop their skills and confidence further.”

Alison Hutchison, CEO of The Pennies Foundation, creator of Pennies, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding the number of retailers involved with Pennies so soon.  It is great news to be adding another popular UK brand in Travelodge to complement Domino’s Pizza.  This is just the start of the expansion of the electronic charity box, there is more to come shortly.”

“I want to say a huge thank you to the people who have chosen to donate their pennies.   We never forget that the success of the electronic charity box is down to the generosity of the public who give their pennies as well as the retailers making collection possible.  Everyone is focused on the benefit that this money can bring when put to work across a range of charities.  It’s good to be able to make our first donations in the run-up to Christmas.  Domino’s customers have not only chosen to donate their electronic small change but have also made their thoughts on the initiative clear:”

  • “I like the new charity stuff. Very nice idea, roundings are always a waste, in this way they become useful for someone.”
  • “I like the new option to round up the price of your order to donate a few pence to charity. If everyone who orders donates just a few pence, it can make an enormous difference to the world, so I appreciate the opportunity to quickly and easily make a small donation.”
  • “I think the donation to charity by rounding up to the nearest £ is a great idea :)
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DOMINO’S GETS PIZZA LOVERS IN A FLAP WITH GREAT TURKEY ESCAPE GAME

December 2nd, 2010

Domino’s, the local pizza delivery expert, has launched a festive fun turkey game to get pizza lovers in a flap before Christmas. Play the Great Turkey Escape and be in with the chance of gobbling a stack of piping hot pizza.

To play, log on to www.thegreatturkeyescape.com. Simply select your turkey from the likes of Freddie Flapper and Tommy Tails, catapult them into the air and then flap your wings like mad to fly as far as you can. Pick up a pizza slice for an added boost, but avoid the dynamite or your goose will be cooked!

The game is using Facebook Connect to allow fantastic flyers to boast about their accomplishments with medals published on their own Facebook pages. The highest scores will also be recorded on the official Great Turkey Escape scoreboard on Domino’s Facebook fan page. The furthest throw each week will receive a free pizza and the furthest overall distance travelled (in turkey miles, of course!) will win a pizza party worth £100.

James Millett, multimedia manager at Domino’s Pizza, said: “Our Facebook activity continues to go from strength to strength – we’re a stone’s throw from reaching 100,000 fans and growing at a storming rate. Innovation is core to the Domino’s brand and our Great Turkey Escape game provides a great way to get everyone in the festive spirit and to share their fantastic flying scores through Facebook Connect. We’re sure you won’t be able to escape the game this Christmas and we can’t wait to see how our fans get on.”

Domino’s Pizza continues to provide innovative ways to engage with its customers. The company was recently awarded the Best Retail and Home Shopping Campaign Award by Campaign for its Facebook Superfans initiative and Social Affiliate ‘widget’. The Campaign Media Awards recognise brilliant and inspiring creative media ideas that make a difference for brands.

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