Taco Bell Gives Best Reason to Watch Baseball: Free Tacos

The “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” deal returns for its seventh year.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 15, 2018

Image: Taco Bell

Whether or not you enjoy watching America’s national pastime, Taco Bell is here once again to give you a reason to get into the action.

No need to root, root, root for the home team; all you need to root for is a stolen base. That’s because with Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” wager—now coming back for its seventh year—the first stolen base during Major League Baseball’s 2018 World Series will entitle every American to a free taco.

Can you imagine how it must feel to be the hero baseballer that slides his way into that first base of the Series, simultaneously making it rain Doritos Locos Tacos? One small win for the team, one giant victory for these here United States of America.

When Game One begins on October 23rd, eyes will be watching closely for the theft of a base for another reason: free hats. On the day of that first big game, the taco chain will be selling limited-edition hats and baseball cards, so you can wear your taco-baseball affiliation loud and proud.

Once the base is inevitably pilfered, Americans can stop by their nearest participating Taco Bell on November 1st between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to claim their free Doritos Locos Taco. Then chow down and praise the taco gods for their supreme taco (albeit not a Doritos Locos Supreme—those aren’t part of the deal).

Happy thievery, America!


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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns