The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and today is a glorious day to be alive: On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, you can get a free Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell, thanks to the combination of Taco Bell’s Steal A Game, Steal A Taco promotion and the outcome of Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals. On June 7, the Golden State Warriors faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers and came out on top — and we all get free tacos as a result. Everybody wins!
First things first, though: What exactly does it mean to “steal” a game? For Taco Bell’s purposes, a “stolen” game is a game that’s won by the road team, rather than the team playing on their home turf. According to the Steal A Game, Steal A Taco rules, if a stolen game occurs during Game 1, 2, or 3 of the NBA Finals, the promotion window for free tacos happens on Tuesday, June 13, 2017; however, if a stolen game occurs during Game 4, 5, 6, or 7, the free taco window happens the following Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Game 3 of the NBA Finals was played at the Quickens Loan Arena in downtown Cleveland on June 7, which means the Warriors were the road team — and since they won the game 118-113, today is officially free taco day. Hoorah!
This isn’t Steal A Game, Steal A Taco’s first moment in the sun; in 2016, free taco day occurred on June 21… after the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavaliers don’t seem to have much luck when it comes to Steal A Game, Steal A Taco — but at least they can get their taco on as a result of their loss, right?
Here’s what to do to get your free Doritos Locos taco today:
1Find Your Nearest Participating Taco Bell
Taco Bell has a handy store locator for that purpose. Are you in Washington, DC like me? Good news: There’s a Taco Bell at Union Station. The Steal A Game, Steal A Taco is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2Go There At The Appointed Time
The appointed time being today, Tuesday, June 13 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time. Make sure you’re in the line during that window or you’ll miss out on the goodies.
3Ask For Your Free Taco
When you get to the front of the line, all you have to do is ask for your free Steal A Game, Steal A Taco treat. Every single person in the country is entitled to one free Doritos Locos Taco while supplies last.
4Enjoy Taco Tuesday!
Heck. And yes.
To find out more about Taco Bell’s Steal A Game, Steal A Taco promo, head here. Happy taco-ing!