Superstar Mookie Betts was already one of the most popular players in Major League Baseball, and that was before he won free tacos for everyone in America who wants one.
He did it Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series, by stealing a base in the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Taco Bell’s annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion keeps fans who could care less about baseball more engaged in the actual game. The Dodgers’ Betts was the first player to steal a base in the 2020 Fall Classic, which earned everyone a free Doritos Locos Taco.
There was a false alarm one inning earlier in the game when Chris Taylor looked like he stole the first base of the series, but it was ruled a wild pitch, not a stolen base, so it was up to Betts to supply the dramatics in the fifth inning.
Now onto the important information, how to claim said taco. Step number 1 is be patient. Taco Bell will announce when the “Redemption Date” is, and expect that in the next couple of weeks (in 2019 the date was Oct. 30).
Once the date is announced, you claim your taco by creating a free account with either the Taco Bell mobile app or on their website. The final step is ordering a taco digitally, receiving credit for the free one, and redeeming it inside a store.
And there you have it. A perfect promotion because it draws a ton of free publicity for Taco Bell and it probably doesn’t cost them many free tacos because who wants to wait that long and go through that many steps?
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— MLB (@MLB) October 21, 2020