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Here's How to Get Free Chicken From Postmates On Game Day

Step one: Act fast.
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For those living in one of the near-3,000 cities that Postmates operates in, we've got some exciting news for you. The food delivery service is celebrating the NFL Conference Championships, which happen on Saturday, January 19th, by giving away $1 million worth of chicken to those who order through the app.

The process is extremely simple. All you to do is open up the Postmates app on your phone, find your favorite chicken order from any restaurant on the app, and then, before checkout, type in the code FREECHICKEN. And the umbrella for "chicken" is fairly wide. Chicken nuggets? Go for it! Chicken tenders? Sure! Chicken sandwich? Hey, good luck getting a Popeyes one!

Out of all of the food items to give away on Game Day (there are a lot of game staple foods, after all) why is there such an emphasis on chicken? Easy: Everyone loves chicken wings! According to the company, "chicken is one of the top Postmated items during football games."

However, there's a little bit of a catch here—once the company hits $1 million dollars in chicken orders, that's it. No more free chicken. If, say, the country collectively orders a million bucks of chicken by 10:00 a.m., you're out of luck. So, with that in mind, you may want to do some research in advance so you can place your order ready as early as possible on Sunday. On the plus side, if you're already a member of Postmates Unlimited, the brand's subscription service, you'll automatically get free delivery.

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