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Here’s How to Get Free Chili’s Chips & Salsa Without Sitting at the Bar

Various appetizers sit on a table.
Photo courtesy of Chili's Grill & Bar

If there’s one reason you go to Chili’s, it’s for free chips and salsa when you sit in the bar area.

But it’s not always possible to find one of those coveted booths or stools.

Well, no more waiting for a spot during football season and enduring fans drunk off Presidente margaritas just to enjoy some free food.

Beginning March 19, My Chili’s Rewards members get their choice of free chips and salsa or any non-alcoholic beverage with every visit to Chili’s.

My Chili’s Rewards is Chili’s loyalty program. The restaurant is revamping its own loyalty program in the process of severing its partnership with Plenti.

Even the salsa-averse get something free from this deal!

That’s right folks, every visit, every time, every seat. Even if that seat is your couch — because this offer is valid for dine-in and to-go.

To claim your freebie you first have to sign up for My Chili’s Rewards.

When you’re at Chili’s, use your phone number to log into your table’s Ziosk and tap “redeem.” You can also download the Chili’s mobile app and scan your reward on the Ziosk or give it to your server.

Unlike the other personalized rewards, this perk doesn’t specify that any purchase is necessary to redeem the chips and salsa freebie.

Chili’s may have pared down its menu last year, but the chips and salsa are here to stay. Might as well get them for free.

Jen Smith is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder and gives tips for saving money and paying off debt on Instagram at @savingwithspunk. She has two My Chili’s Rewards that expire in two days. Chips and salsa anyone?

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