That’s a Lot of Guac: 3,100 People Are Going to Win Free Chipotle for a Year

Chipotle burrito bowls sit on a table.
Photo courtesy of Chipotle

What’s better than Chipotle? Free Chipotle!

And what could be better than free Chipotle? Free Chipotle for a year.

The fast-casual chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is holding a new sweepstakes contest in which 3,100 Chipotle Rewards members — matching the company’s 3,100 locations — will win free food for a year.

Chipotle Rewards members will be automatically entered to win with any in-restaurant or digital purchase through Sunday, Jan. 15. (There’s a $5 minimum.) You can enter the contest once per day.

If you’re not a Chipotle Rewards member, it’s easy to sign up. It’s a program where Chipotle fans earn points with every purchase and get rewards.

‘Freepotle’ and ‘Food Drops’

What’s the occasion, you ask? Chipotle is introducing a new “food hack” for rewards members called “Freepotle.” This is a new perk that will give members up to 10 free “food drops” throughout 2023.

By “food drop,” Chipotle means you get free guac with your burrito, or free queso blanco, free chips, double protein, a fountain drink or other extras.

That’s why Chipotle is having this contest — to draw attention to its new perk for members.

After the promotion ends Sunday, 3,100 winners will be randomly selected in a drawing. Chipotle says the 3,100 “Free Chipotle for a Year” prizes are the most that have been given out at one time in the restaurant chain’s history.

Each winner gets one free entree per week for a year — a burrito, a burrito bowl, tacos or a quesadilla. Chipotle estimates the prize’s total value at $517.40.

That’s a lot of guac.

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Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.