There are a few ways to celebrate the often misunderstood Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo Thursday.
Fill your plate with free tacos, burrito deals, specialty margaritas, free delivery, and even some pizza discounts.
Cinco de Mayo recognizes the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862, but is not considered a Mexican federal holiday. Nor is it Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.
According to a consumer survey conducted by Numerator, 44% of American consumers plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 67% expect inflation and product shortages to affect their plans. The survey also found that 42% of consumers expect the pandemic to affect plans, up from 78% in 2021.
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This week has been one of many offers. Teacher Appreciation Week also continues through Friday, which is also Nurses’ Day.
Cinco de Mayo 2022 freebies and deals
The following offers are available at participating locations nationwide on Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Some companies require consumers to have restaurant apps or sign up for emails or loyalty programs. To be on the safe side, always check with your nearest location before heading out.
7-Eleven Cinco de Mayo deal
7-Eleven has new Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas, an all-day breakfast item, and a limited-time offer for 7Rewards members.
From now through May 24, 7Rewards members can pick up three Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas and any size coffee for $4.
Taco Bell Cinco de Mayo offer, free taco and bonus points
For Cinco de Mayo, Taco Bell is offering a 15% discount on any Party Pack in its app for in-store and drive-thru orders.
Plus, for a limited time, new Taco Bell Rewards members get a gift for signing up. Starting Thursday, the offer was a free Doritos Locos Taco for joining at Tacobell.com/rewards.
Members can receive 80 bonus points for recycling sauce packets through May 31. The points will be activated in mid-June. Learn more at Tacobell.com/terracycle.
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Chipotle free delivery Cinco de Mayo deal
Through Friday, Chipotle Mexican Grill is waiving a nationwide delivery fee on digital orders of $10 or more on the chain’s app or website with the promo code DELIVER. Free delivery is on orders up to $200 excluding taxes and fees.
Chipotle says in its fine print that higher menu prices are charged for delivery and additional service fees apply at checkout. Offer is for participating locations.
Chili’s Cinco de Mayo margarita and beer $5 deal
Chili’s has five different drinks for $5 on Thursdays, including Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patron ‘Rita, Cuervo Blue ‘Rita and Frose ‘Rita and import selections.
Moe’s Cinco de Mayo rewards deal
Thursday is Cinco de Moe’s at Moe’s Southwest Grill and the chain is offering loyal members five times more points on all purchases made on the Moe Rewards app or website.
Del Taco Cinco de Mayo BOGO free burrito
From Taco Yes! Rewards members who purchase an Epic burrito can get one free when they order on the chain’s app or website on Thursday.
The chain also says it will have free Thursday delivery on delivery orders placed through the app or online.
Laredo Taco Company Cinco de Mayo free taco
7-Eleven’s restaurant concept, Laredo Taco Company, is giving away chicken or beef fajita tacos on Cinco de Mayo.
To get this offer, you must sign up to join the taco club by texting tacos to 88388 or look for the coupon on the chain’s social channels or website. Each customer may redeem the offer one time at participating locations.
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Qdoba free guac and cheese for Cinco de Mayo
This Qdoba deal isn’t just on Cinco de Mayo, the chain’s guacomaole and cheese are free every day with every entree. Join the new rewards program for free chips and cheese at Qdoba.com/rewards.
Hungry Howie’s Cinco de Mayo treat
Through Sunday, Hungry Howie’s is having a sale on their Howie Bread at participating locations. With any online takeout order of $15 or more, get Howie Bread for 99 cents with promo code FIVE at checkout.
Round Table Pizza Cinco de Mayo $5.50 deal
On Thursday only, Round Table Pizza is offering loyal members a Cinco de Mayo deal. Buy a large or extra-large pizza and get a $5.50 personal pizza with up to four toppings for dine-in, carryout and delivery.
Taco John’s Cinco De Mayo $5.55 taco deal
Taco John’s is offering five soft or crispy beef tacos for $5.55 to app customers who are enrolled in the chain’s loyalty program on Thursday.
Jamba Cinco de Mayo smoothie deal
Through May 31st, loyal Jamba members can get a medium electric berry lemonade shake for $5. Rewards members can also get a shipping fee waiver on orders placed on the app and website through the end of the month.
McDonald’s Cinco de Mayo deals with app
McDonald’s has several ongoing offers on its app and with the MyMcDonald’s Rewards program. Daily deals and deals may vary by account and region.
Don’t have the app? McDonald’s says on its website that for a limited time you’ll get free fries for downloading and signing up. Then after your first purchase you can choose between Hash Browns, Vanilla Cone, McChicken or Cheeseburger for free.
KFC Cinco de Mayo free chicken sandwich
Kentucky Fried Chicken has a giveaway on their app now through June 5. Get a free chicken sandwich when you buy $12 or more online or through the KFC app.
The offer allows for one free sandwich per day, per account at participating locations nationwide.
Domino Deal: $3 Coupon For Takeout Orders
For a limited time, Domino’s will give you a $3 “tip” to order your pizza online and pick it up instead of choosing delivery.
Place a to-go order through May 22 and get a $3 coupon code to redeem the following week on a to-go order of $5 or more before tax and tip. Plus, earn points toward free pizza with the chain’s Piece of the Pie rewards program that you can sign up for at Dominos.com.
Cinco de Mayo free drink rebates
The following offers are for consumers 21 and older and are not available in all states.
Topo Chico Margarita Free Hard Seltzer 12 Pack
Through Sunday, text a photo of your shot necklaces and similar apparel to CINCO (24626) or visit https://www.topochicohardseltzerusa.com/swapshop for free Topo Chico Margarita Hard Seltzer. Rebate is while supplies last and is valid on a pack of 12 up to a $15 rebate. Check the fine print as this rebate is not offered in all states.
Teremana and The Rock Cinco de Mayo deal
The tequila brand founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is giving away up to $1 million with the “Guac on The Rock” to celebrate Johnson’s birthday and support local restaurants.
Through Sunday, consumers 21 and older who purchase a Teremana cocktail with an order of guacamole will receive up to a $10 rebate. You’ll need an itemized receipt, and once approved, the money will be sent to your Venmo account.
Visit GuacOnTheRock.com for full terms and conditions.
Crook & Marker Margarita Cinco de Mayo Rebate
Through May 31, buy any Crook & Marker Margarita product and get one free via digital rebate. Terms apply. The amount of the refund may vary depending on applicable state laws. Learn more at Cincobogo.com/en/desktop.
Casa Sauza Cinco de Mayo answered
Through May 31, Sauza fans 21 and older can enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Casa Sauza Experience, which includes a trip for two to the Sauza Distillery, located in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Winners will receive a VIP tour of Casa Sauza, Mexican cuisine, and live Mexican music. Learn more and enter CasaSauzaVipSweeps.com.
Jose Cuervo Cinco de Mayo tip
Jose Cuervo is giving away $10 to tequila lovers across the country so they can “lean forward” this Cinco de Mayo and show some kindness to their bartenders.
To request “Tip it Forward” through Thursday, go to Cuervo.com/tipitforward. There you will enter your name, email address and phone number. Daily winners will be randomly selected and sent $10 via Venmo before the drawing closes at 9 pm ET Thursday.
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