We all deserve free tacos right now — with extra guac and probably a marg (or three) too.
And lucky for you, I found some places offering free (or cheap) tacos, taco-related deals, and even a coupon to buy taco fixins so you can make your own.
Happy National Taco Day!
1. Get a free taco with a purchase at Del Taco, plus a coupon.
Head to Del Taco to get a free taco with any purchase today, and then download the Del Taco app to get a coupon for two free tacos. Plus, Del Taco has declared every Saturday in October “Tacoberfest,” which means they’re giving away free tacos on Saturdays all month long.
2. Score a buy 1, get 1 free taco at Baja Fresh.
3. Place a curbside order at El Pollo Loco today to get free tacos on a future order.
El Pollo Loco is launching their new curbside pickup feature today, and to celebrate, they’re giving us free tacos. The only catch is that you can’t get the two free Taco al Carbons today. But I’m not complaining about eating tacos today and tomorrow.
Place a curbside order in the El Pollo Loco app today to get two free Taco al Carbons on your next visit.
4. Get a free Beef Stuffed Grilled Taco when you download the Taco John’s app today.
5. Make any Jack in the Box purchase and get two free tacos.
You can get two free tacos with any purchase now through Oct. 31 when you sign up for Jack in the Box emails. You’ll “unlock” a coupon when you complete the steps for sign-up.
6. Give a friend a “free” taco from Taco Bell.
Taco Bell is launching their Taco Gifter feature today on National Taco Day, and instead of giving you free tacos, they’re giving you the ability to give a loved one “free” tacos.
The “free” taco you are giving to your friend is free to them, but you’ll pay $2.35 to send it. See what they did there?
Even though it technically costs money, I figure it’s not much different than a “buy one taco, get one free” offer. And Taco Bell gets points for creativity. Here are the details:
The free taco is delivered as a $2 e-Gift card redeemable on an order at TacoBell.com or through the Taco Bell app. You’ll pay an additional transaction fee of $0.35 in order to send the gift. (In order for your loved one to use the e-Gift card, they’ll need to sign up for a free Taco Bell account.)
7. Cheap tacos and tequila anyone? Head to Chuy’s.
Get a crispy beef taco for $1 when you buy any dine-in entree.
And get $5 shots of top-shelf tequila (like 1800 Silver) and $1 floaters added to your margarita.
Or if you’re really just gunning for free tacos, through Oct. 4, dress up like a taco and post your picture to Chuy’s Facebook page and include #chuystacoday in the caption for a chance to win a free taco kit.
8. Dine in at On the Border for $2 tacos today.
If you’re comfortable dining in at On the Border, you can get $2 crispy or soft chicken tinga or seasoned ground beef tacos. These tacos are usually around $10.
9. Get tacos for just $1.50 at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.
You can get this Fuzzy’s Taco Shop deal even if you order online, but not if you order through a third-party delivery service like DoorDash, UberEats, or GrubHub.
10. Sign up for Moe’s Southwest Grill app and get $5 off a Taco Meal Kit.
If you haven’t already, sign up for Moe’s E-Club via the app to get this offer — it’s good for today only!
11. Print a $1 off Ortega coupon to use at the grocery store.
Print this Ortega coupon and then download the KCL app so we can tell you when we see a sale on Ortega products. Stack your coupon with a sale, and celebrate your smart shopping skills with an impromptu taco night at home.
12. Use code: TACODAY at Qdoba Mexican Eats to get free delivery.
You need to be a rewards member and logged in to your rewards account when you place your order to get free delivery. Sign up for Qdoba Rewards if you’re not already a member.
Next, order online and use coupon code TACODAY to get free delivery with an order of $20 or more.
13. Scan a QR code to get a free taco with any purchase at Rubio’s Coastal Grill today or tomorrow.
Rubio’s is offering a coupon for a free taco with any purchase today or tomorrow. If you’re ordering online, just enter coupon code MKTG965 at checkout. If you’re ordering at the restaurant, scan the QR code on the coupon.
14. Earn double points on your Tijuana Flats order today.
If you’re a Tijuana Flats loyalty member, you can get double points on any purchases you make today. Not a member yet? Sign up to get a free Tijuana Trio starter.
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