How To Get Free Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos This Afternoon

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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Heck. And yes.

To find out more about Taco Bell’s Steal A Game, Steal A Taco promo, head here. Happy taco-ing!