When Does Chipotle's Chiptopia Summer Rewards Program Start? Here's What You Need To Know

Just like in Game of Thrones, in the cutthroat world of customizable lunchtime burritos, there are now rewards for your loyalty. It's almost time to get out your sword and declare your allegiance to Chipotle... The King In The North.... I mean, what? Anyway, you've probably heard the collective cheer of joy from the internet masses celebrating the announcement of Chipotle's Chiptopia summer rewards program, but when does Chipotle's reward program start? And when do I get my hands on that first illustrious free burrito?

For starters, you can sign up for Chipotle's Chiptopia program and receive your physical Chiptopia card on July 1. If you want to know the exact number of minutes left before you become a bona fide Chipotle enthusiast, Chipotle has a countdown clock on its website. They also have a nifty infographic that explains the membership tiers.

Upon signing up for the Chiptopia program, you will receive a free bag of chips with a side of free guacamole (the guac is extra... extra-free). Then you can start buying your entrees. Only one entree per card per day will count toward the rewards program, and each qualifying purchase must cost at least $6. You only have to eat at Chipotle 11 times per calendar month to maintain the "Hot" membership level.

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But as long as you get your Chipotle on more than four times in July, you'll be rewarded with your fifth burrito completely free of charge. If I were you, I'd start scheduling my visits to Chipotle to maximize my membership! Keep in mind though — this rewards program is temporary and only runs through the end of September with point totals resetting at the end of each month, so don't wait to kickstart your journey to Chiptopia and free burrito nirvana.

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