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Burger King Will Give You a Free Whopper for Watching TV

You're already watching a lot more TV. You might as well get a burger out of it.

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Growing up, your mom probably told you watching TV all day would do nothing but turn your brain to mush. But your mom was wrong and you can tell her I said that. Burger King is giving out free Whoppers and all you have to do to get yours is keep your eyes glued to the tube. 

Beginning Thursday, April 23, the royal burger slinger is airing QR codes across the screen during its commercial spots. Viewers have to scan the code and claim the freebie in the BK mobile app for a Whopper with their next purchase. There are, however, a few caveats. The first of which is that you have have to buy something else to get your hands on the freebie. But that shouldn't be a big deal -- toss in an order of fries, maybe some onion rings with Zesty Sauce if you're feeling freaky.

Here's the bad news, though. You're gonna have to act fast. Burger King is capping the deal at 10,000 free Whopper deal redemptions, so once those go you're out of luck. 

If you miss out on the free Whoppers, don't worry. We've got plenty of deals in our arsenal. Steak 'n Shake, Jimmy Johns, Olive Garden, you name it. Scroll through our comprehensive list and thank us later. 

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.