Chipotle lovers unite! This post is for you. You don’t need me to remind you of all the deliciousness that is enclosed within those four walls of the restaurant.
Now, if you are on the fence about Chipotle, then this post is also for you. Eating out can definitely get expensive… and fast!
The good thing is that when you go to Chipotle you know that you are getting high quality food.
Per their website, Chipotle was born out of the radical belief that there is a connection between the quality of food and how it is prepared. Chipotle only ever uses real ingredients.
That means no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. No added hormones. It also means no frozen foods. No shortcuts. And let me tell you, you can definitely taste the difference!
Chipotle meals are hearty and flavorful. If you have yet to stop into your local Chipotle, this is your sign to finally break the ice and head on in!
Table of Contents
- How to get Free Chipotle
- Download the Chipotle App and join Chipotle Rewards
- Use the App for every transaction
- Go to Chipotle on or around your birthday
- Freepotle Promotions
- Free fountain drink
- Special offers
- Buy One Get One Promotions
- National Burrito Day
- Boorito Promotion
- Chipotle Feedback Survey
- Order from the Kids Menu
- Work for Chipotle
How to get Free Chipotle
Before you drive over to your local Chipotle, make sure you are armed with plenty of tips and tricks to help save you money.
Thankfully, there are a bunch that you can try to help remain under budget, while still enjoying exceptional food.
It’s not hard, and with a little preparation, you’ll be well on your way to earning significant savings!
Download the Chipotle App and join Chipotle Rewards
Downloading the smartphone app is probably the fastest and most convenient way to begin getting free Chipotle. The app is available on the App Store and it is also available on Google Play.
Once you download the app and become a member of their loyalty rewards program (Chipotle Rewards), you are given a free side of guac when you make your first food purchase.
Couple that with some of their addicting chips and you’ve got yourself quite the free appetizer. Be careful, you are about to get hooked!
Use the App for every transaction
Everytime you make a purchase at Chipotle, whether in the restaurant, online or through the app, you receive 10 points for every dollar spent.
Check before you redeem them, because the valuations may change. However, it doesn’t take many points to begin enjoying the freebies.
For instance, for a free side of small chips and guac, you are looking at about 325 points. If you wanted a double protein, it’ll only cost you 600 points. A free entree will run you about 1,250 points.
The points add up pretty quickly, so keep an eye on them so you can maximize your rewards!
If you forget to apply a transaction to the loyalty program, do not worry, because you can manually add the purchase to your account.
As long as you have the receipt handy, simply submit a “points request” via the app or online within 30 days of the transaction date. Chipotle will gladly add those back on to your account!
Go to Chipotle on or around your birthday
It’s your birthday and you’re going to celebrate! Take a day out of your weeklong celebration to visit Chipotle. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Chipotle wants to make sure they help you with the celebration. Refer to the app to see the specifics regarding when to redeem your free birthday gift.
Just like the welcome offer, you will be gifted a free side of guac and chips with a minimum purchase of five dollars. The perfect free treat to kick off the birthday festivities!
Pro Tip: be sure to have your account set up beforehand and you’ve visited the location and scanned the app at least once in the past. That is what activates your account and makes you eligible for future rewards (such as birthday rewards).
From time to time, Chipotle Rewards members will be offered “Freepotle.” So if you see the notification pop up in your account, be sure to take advantage of it because it’s as good as it sounds!
These specific reward offers will have an expiration time and date attached to it, so you definitely do not want to dawdle.
These bonus offers will vary, but they will typically be a free topping or side of guac, topping or side queso blanco, a double protein, chips, beverage or other menu items. They will come with no notice and for no particular rhyme or reason.
Be sure to keep your notifications on for the Chipotle app so you don’t miss out. Doesn’t get any better than a random free treat!
Free fountain drink
If you are a student, this fountain drink freebie has your name written all over it, so don’t miss out!
Keep in mind, this may not be applicable across the board at every single Chiptole location.
However, if you are in a college area, there is a good chance you can get a free drink from the soda fountain by presenting a valid school identification card.
Check with the individual store locations before trying out this freebie hack. This promotion will likely not be available via the app, either. It will be available for orders placed in-store only.
But hey, a free drink is a free drink! A huge win if you are a college student living on a limited budget.
These special offers are very similar to the Freepotle offerings. From time to time, and at the sole discretion of Chipotle, your Rewards Program account will receive special offers to be used.
The special offers aren’t typically for “free” items, but instead Chipotle will make available the opportunity to earn extra points through extra challenges, offers or bonuses.
For instance, for certain periods of time, Chipotle may announce that you are eligible to receive double points for each purchase.
In other words, your standard 10 points per $1 spent would now be equal to 20 points for just one dollar spent. Points already add up quickly at 10/$1, so when you see 20/$1 definitely take advantage!
They may have other similar promotional offers periodically, so make sure you turn on those notifications within the app so you can always be informed of the latest news and promotions.
The faster your rack up those points, the faster you unlock all the wonderful freebies. It’s a no-brainer!
Buy One Get One Promotions
During the holiday frenzy in 2022, Chipotle gave the first ten thousand individuals a buy-one, get-one entree with the purchase of a gift card of at least forty dollars. This deal can only be redeemed online and does not include gift card purchases in store.
So not only are you able to give the gift of Chipotle to your loved ones with the purchase of a gift card, but then you yourself will be rewarded with free Chipotle.
Alternatively, you can just keep the gift card for yourself too; it’s a no-judgment zone! It really is a great tool to stock up for your future Chipotle visits.
If they announce a similar promotion in 2023, make sure to act fast, because you can be certain they will go fast. It is one of the best restaurant deals out there for the holidays!
National Burrito Day
The first Thursday in April has been decreed to be National Burrito Day. So circle it on your calendars. Next celebration will be April 4th, 2024.
Obviously, there is no guarantee that there will be any special promotions on that day. However, in 2023, Chipotle gave away 10,000 free burritos via their Twitter account.
If you couldn’t get your hands on one of the free burritos, you could at least score free delivery for your Chipotle meal.
In anticipation of that bonanza, Chipotle gave away 20,000 frere burritos the day before National Burrito Day when a minimum order of twenty dollars was placed via GrubHub. They really went all out for National Burrito Day!
Needless to say, this is a grand promotion you definitely would want to keep your eye out for what they might have in store for 2024.
Mark it on your calendars! On Halloween, before you head out for an evening full of trick or treating, stop into your local Chipotle for a discounted price for an entree.
There is a small caveat, though: you need to be decked out in a costume!
This offer is only valid for when you dine in the restaurant. But when you show up in your costume after 3PM on Halloween day, you will receive one entree for only six dollars.
This promotional price is only valid one per costume. Guacamole, queso, extra meat or other modifiers will cost more.
For six dollars, you can’t miss this opportunity. Especially considering that a typical entree at Chipotle will run you almost ten dollars, so the savings are drastic!
Technically, this promotion has not been announced for 2023. However, it was wildly successful in 2022, so we can only hope that they will bring this back this upcoming Halloween!
Make sure to be on the lookout for an announcement for this year and if they do announce it, dress up with your family and friends and head into Chipotle before the Halloween fun begins!
Chipotle Feedback Survey
We know you’ve seen it before, but you’ve probably never done it. As soon as that receipt prints out you either discard it immediately or just tell the attendant to not even bother handing it over to you.
Let’s face it, if you are in a pinch for some freebie Chipotle or even if you want to take a shot in the dark, you can keep that receipt and enter for a chance to win free burritos for a whole year!
On the receipt is an invitation to take Chipotle’s “Voice of the Guest” customer satisfaction survey. If you are over 13, then you are eligible to take the survey.
I’m sure the odds to win aren’t exactly the best. But hey, can you imagine how great it would be if you do get the wonderful prize?! It is definitely worth the couple minutes to fill out the survey
Order from the Kids Menu
It’s the same exact food! Just a smaller portion.
Let’s be real here… You know those regular portions from Chipotle are just heaping with food.
Pricing will vary from store to store, but 3 tacos, with your choice of protein from the regular menu will likely run you around $9. If you order a very similar selection from the kids menu, you’re looking at a price hovering around $5.
Also of note, with the kids meal, a drink and side of chips are included in the price. This is not the case when you order from the regular menu.
So as long as you aren’t starving, just order from the kids menu and save almost 50% of the regular price it would have cost you otherwise.
Work for Chipotle
You know what they say… if you can’t beat them, join them!
Did you know that you could enjoy a free meal from Chipotle during every shift you work for them?
Not to mention all the other wonderful benefits that come with a career at Chipotle. If you love their burritos that much, you might as well work for them!
Chipotle offers excellent pay and cash bonuses. They have career paths with potential total compensation over approximately one hundred thousand dollars.
Additionally, they offer paid vacation, flexible scheduling, as well as medical, dental and vision benefits. They truly are a great company to work for.
On Indeed, they are rated 3.5 stars, based off of over sixteen thousand reviews, with most reviews citing work-life balance, pay and benefits, culture… and of course, the food, as some of the great perks of working for Chipotle.
Yes, we know Chipotle can get pricey, especially if you love it as much as we do and frequent your nearest location a few times per week.
However, there are also some outstanding opportunities to earn free or discounted Chipotle. You just need to prepare before heading in the store. Apply some of these tips and let us know how it goes for you!
We hope you score big this year at Chipotle!