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Not a Drill: Chipotle Is Offering Free Food to Vaccinated Customers Today

Not a Drill: Chipotle Is Offering Free Food to Vaccinated Customers Today

Following the example of other chains and even governments, Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it’s offering BOGO for customers who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. From 3 p.m. to closing on July 6, participating restaurants will offer buy-one-get-one free entree deals. 

“As a proud participant in the National Month of Action for Vaccinations, we are encouraging our fans to give their friends free Chipotle as a craveable reward for getting vaccinated,” Chris Brandt, Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, said.

Showing proof of vaccination isn’t needed, so you’re on the honor system. To get the deal, just tell the cashier “Friends BOGO” at checkout. (Do know, there’s a limit of two free items per customer and each free item requires a purchase. The promotion is for in-restaurant orders only and isn’t valid for online or mobile app orders.)

As if being a caring citizen and saving lives wasn’t enough incentive, Chipotle is the latest establishment to offer sweet, sweet freebies for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. From Krispy Kreme to Target, dozens of national chains are providing deals to as a way to encourage customers to get the jab. Additionally, local and state governments across the country are offering incentives to individuals who get the vaccine, ranging from cash to hunting rifles. (Yes, actual guns.) 

After months of vaccine rollouts, two-thirds of Americans have now officially received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. And while it’s unclear how much freebies from businesses like Chipotle have actually pushed hesitant people to get a vaccine, we’ll keep taking the free burritos and doughnuts for as long as we can. 

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