Sure, you can download -- legally or illegally, depending on your style -- Taylor Swift's new album, Red. But, as strange as it may seem, you can also get the physical CD from Papa John's as part of a promotion.
The chain is offering a large one-topping pizza and the pop star's new album for $22 until Oct. 28 through a "Taylor Swift Pizza Party" offer. That's not a bad deal, considering the album is available on iTunes for $14.99. The chain said it's also offering customers the opportunity to "engage with the brand and Taylor's new CD through a variety of channels," including Papa John's website, where customers can sample Ms. Swift's latest video on something called "Papa's Pizza Party Play List."
Ms. Swift said in a statement: "I'm excited to be partnering with Papa John's for the launch of my album, Red. I love the idea that fans can order my CD with their pizzas."
Other brands, such as Walgreens and Keds are working with Ms. Swift on promotions for the album's release, but this is the first time the Papa John's has partnered with an artist for an album release. The CD promotion is available at Papa John's stores, and generally not not for delivery, and no digital download is available. A spokeswoman said that some locations, however, may offer the promotion for delivery.