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Chipotle Is Giving Away Free Burritos for Its Holiday Extravaganza Promotion

Fact: Everything tastes better when the price tag is $0.
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Do you know what's better than a Chipotle burrito? A free Chipotle burrito.

This week, the burrito joint is giving away 500 free burritos daily. As the brand announced in an Instagram post—complete with some truly '90s-inspired Word Art—it's currently doing its annual "Holiday Extravaganza" celebration:

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Holiday Extravaganza starts now. For the next five days, we’ll be dropping free burrito codes on our feed. Follow 4 a holiday miracle ✨ . . OFFER AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Redemption codes available up to the stated limit to first participants who send their text. Must be 13 or older. Redemption codes valid only for digital orders from participating Chipotle restaurants in the United States. Menu items subject to availability. Limit 1 redemption code per mobile number. Redemption code expires December 31, 2019. May not be used with other coupons, promotions, or special offers. Void if reproduced, altered, or shared and where prohibited.  Will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Not redeemable for cash. Additional restrictions apply, see terms and conditions at:

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This isn't the first time this year Chipotle has gone all-in on free burritos. In March, it launched a robust rewards program, in which diners can earn points and redeem them for free burritos. Then, in May, during the height of basketball season, the company announced a promotion where whenever a basketball announced said the word "FREE" during a game, 1,000 lucky social media followers would earn a free meal. (And then there's also that little trick where you can always score free guac. Every saved dollar counts!)

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But this is the first time in 2019 Chipotle has handed out food with essentially no strings attached. The rules for the Holiday Extravaganza are simple:

  • Chipotle will post a code to its Instagram page.
  • Followers can text that code to a dedicated SMS number: 888-222.
  • The first 500 people who text get a code for a free burrito, which they can redeem at any participating U.S. Chipotle location.

Now, of course, there are indeed a few caveats. (This is still a corporate giveaway, after all.) First, each individual mobile number can only win once. Also, after every code is posted—and all 500 burrito codes claimed—that particular post gets deleted, so you'll need to act fast!

Ari Notis
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