Yep, you read that right. All you have to do is play a game, too.
It’s easy. Visit the website for “Chipotle: A Love Story” (no, that’s not the title of my memoir, it’s actually what the game is called) and click “play now.” You’ll be faced with a grid of 16 cards and a minute on the clock to match ingredients. Click on the cards to flip them over, and it’s easy as matching garlic-to-garlic, cilantro-to-cilantro, and so on. If you click the cards with additives, you’ll be docked five seconds every time you click.
Don’t worry, though, you don’t even have to win the game to cash in on the free stuff. I was admittedly awful at it, and I still got a buy-one-get-one free coupon to be cashed in for a burrito, burrito bowl, salad or tacos, and it doesn’t expire until Nov. 30. Score.
The game is based on the company’s animated short film “A Love Story,” which aims to show how, over time, competition between restaurants has caused food to become increasingly processed and filled with additives (thus the reason the additives dock you valuable time in the game).
You can watch the film here. In the meantime, I recommend a chicken burrito bowl with all the fixins, including guac — it’s worth the extra few bucks.