How to get your free IE10 pizza using Chrome

Debonairs Pizza is offering a R100 discount to clients who use Internet Explorer 10, but Chrome users are already in on the action

By - May 7, 2013
Debonairs Pizza Internet Explorer 10 promotion

Debonairs Pizza is offering a R100 discount to clients who order their pizzas online using Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), but Chrome users have already shown how to get in on the action.

Software developer and Linux enthusiast Andrew Craucamp explained on his Google Profile that he uses Ubuntu, which means that he cannot use IE10 “even if he wanted to”.

“So I changed the user agent string in Chrome which enabled the IE10 discount and… free pizza. A big thanks Microsoft,” said Craucamp.

Craucamp explained that it is easy to change the user string by opening Chrome and:

  • Press F12 (or Ctrl + Shift + i);
  • Click on the settings cog on the bottom right;
  • Click on ‘Overrides’ on the left;
  • Select the ‘User Agent’ check box;
  • Select ‘Other’ from the drop down list;
  • Paste the following IE10 user agent string into the text box: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0);
  • Leave the developers tools window open, and place your online order at Debonairs Pizza.

Craucamp showed that this method works by pasting a screenshot on his Google Profile, and he confirmed that he enjoyed his free Pizza soon afterwards.

Debonairs Pizza ordering using Chrome, spoofed as IE10

Debonairs Pizza ordering using Chrome, spoofed as IE10

It should be noted that the competition terms and conditions state that to receive the discount, users must “place an order using Internet Explorer 10 (ten)”.

It may therefore be against the promotion’s terms and conditions to spoof the browser user agent string to get the discount.

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