Let’s Taco ‘Bout Getting a Free Taco From Taco John’s Every Day This Week

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Taco John's, which started as a small taco stand in 1968, has about 400 locations across the United States. Wolterk/Getty Images
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It’s going to be a great week — especially if you love tacos.

Thursday, Oct. 4, is National Taco Day, and Taco John’s will be celebrating all week long! In other words: You can get a totally free taco every day this week!

How to Get a Free Taco From Taco John’s Every Day This Week

Taco John’s has been around since 1968, when it was just a wee little taco stand in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Now, this Tex-Mex chain has nearly 400 locations in 23 states and takes full credit for inventing “Taco Tuesday” (they even had it trademarked).

This week, Taco John’s is turning every day into Taco Tuesday by giving away free crispy beef tacos in celebration of National Taco Day. And no purchase is necessary.

To score your daily taco, simply download the TJ Rewards app, then look for the daily code.

Don’t live near a Taco John’s? Don’t worry. There are plenty of other places to get your taco fix.

More National Taco Day Deals to Taco ‘Bout


Chuy’s has a few deals going on for National Taco Day. When you buy an entree, you can add a crispy beef taco for just a dollar. Need something to wash it down? Modelos are $1 off. And if you prefer to have margaritas with your tacos, then you can add Patrón floaters for just a dollar.

And if you really, really love tacos, then you can get an entire entree for free. But for that, you must dress like a taco.

Del Taco

Del Taco is celebrating with BOGO shredded beef soft tacos. Just head over to Del Taco’s homepage and click “get coupon” under the National Taco Day deal.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s is serious about tacos. So serious, in fact, that the chain hired a Chief Taco Officer who recently toured the country in a food truck and gave away more than 10,000 free tacos. So, naturally, Moe’s has something planned for National Taco Day.

If you head over to Moe’s and buy two tacos, you can get one free. All you have to do is join Moe’s Rewards and download the app, then look for the deal in your offers. The offer is valid Oct. 4-7.

Plus, you’ll get an offer for free nachos with the purchase of a large or regular drink just for signing up.

On The Border

How many tacos can you eat in one sitting? My brother once challenged me when we were teenagers, and I totally beat him 13-9. Then mom wondered what happened to dinner… oops!

If you’re celebrating National Taco Day with family or friends, then head over to On The Border for endless tacos all day long! For just $8.99, or about $2.25 each, you and three friends can enjoy as many tacos as you want. That includes any combination of soft or crunchy tacos with seasoned ground beef or chicken, along with Mexican rice, refried beans and bottomless chips and salsa.

Taco Bell

This favorite Tex-Mex chain wants you to give the gift of tacos with the National Taco Day Gift Set. That’s a collection of four hard-shell tacos — the original crunchy taco, the Fiery taco, the Cool Ranch taco and the Doritos Locos taco — for just $5.

Tijuana Flats

Oh, Tijuana Flats. How I love trying every single one of your sauces, even when they set my mouth on fire. If you love Tijuana Flats as much as I do, then you can celebrate National Taco Day all week long with two tacos, chips and a drink for $5.99.

Now go get your taco on!

Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She’s challenging herself to celebrate National Taco Day by beating her own record of eating 13 tacos in one sitting.