Everyone in the United States can claim a free taco when the first base is stolen after the World Series kicks off next week.
Whether Major League Baseball fans or not, those who can’t get enough of fast food restaurant Taco Bell will be sure to get involved in the sporting action as the chain brings back their popular annual offer next month.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers expected to face off with the Boston Red Sox or Houston Astros when the games begin October 23, sports enthusiasts won’t just be hoping for a win for the team they’re supporting.
Everyone in all fifty states and DC can claim a free Doritos Locos Taco when the first base is stolen after the MLB World Series kicks off October 23
A player that runs to a base they’re not entitled to while the pitcher throws the ball to the home plate may be credited for the advance then they’ve officially stolen a base (Mookie Betts for Boston Red Sox is pictured right)
Hungry viewers can claim a complimentary Doritos Locos Taco with thanks to the player that runs to a base they’re not entitled to while the pitcher throws the ball to the home plate. If a scorer credits the advance to them they’ve officially stolen a base.
The World Series could last until October 31 if it extends to seven games.
Fans can claim the $2.29 menu item on November 1 between 2pm and 6pm or via the Taco Bell website and app
Taco-lovers can make plans to redeem their hand-held snack worth $2.29 – which comes loaded with seasoned beef, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and reduced fat sour cream but is often upgraded with ingredients such as nacho cheese, guacamole, chicken and steak – only once the brand announces online that the promotion is valid.
Then on November 1 between 2pm and 6pm selected restaurants will be handing out the menu item to those who ask for it for free as long as stocks last.
While one taco per customer is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the brand is making it easier to avoid long lines and score a free bite in 2018 by allowing participants to register online and via their app to claim the taco.
Los Angeles Dodgers (right David Freese October 19) or Milwaukee Brewers (left Hernan Perez October 19) will play in the World Series
Boston Red Sox (left David Price October 18) or Houston Astros (right Josh Reddick October 18) will play in the world series
‘Every year, we’re overwhelmed with the excitement from our fans when combining America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite tacos,’ said Marisa Thalberg, Global Chief Brand Officer at Taco Bell Corp. ‘Now, we’re knocking that out of the park by introducing even more ways for our fans to experience and commemorate the Taco Hero.’
Taco Heros in years past are Cameron Maybin, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Bartlett, Ángel Pagán, Lorenzo Cain, and Francisco Lindor.
‘We’ve created a fun tradition for our fans with Taco Bell and the “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion,’ Noah Garden, MLB executive vice president, commerce, said in a statement. ‘It makes for a unique moment every year during the World Series and certainly the fans will have their eyes on the first stolen base of the Fall Classic.’
Fast food fans are counting on their Taco Heros to win them a free snack
Some social media users are keen to have a player from the team they support win American a free taco
Other Twitter users don’t care who steals a base but want the free taco
Even those who don’t usually root for the home team are expecting to claim a taco
Those excited for the return of the offer tweeted in the lead-up to the games.
‘Mookie Betts will be the reason we get free from Bell,’ Ryan Irmen predicted about the 26-year-old who plays for Boston.
Pete Blackburn may not be a Taco Bell enthusiast but admitted he was willing to try if it was free. He posted on Twitter: ‘Just decided I’m gonna eat Bell for the first time in my life if the Red Sox base in the World Series.’