"We know that basketball fans are some of the most passionate fans in sports, so we're putting even more, about one million dollars more, on the line by 'freeting' through these final games," said Chris Brandt, Chipotle's chief marketing officer, in a press release.
If you want to clear your calendar, this is the official 2019 NBA Finals schedule:
- Game 1: Thursday, May 30 9pm EST
- Game 2: Sunday, June 2 9pm
- Game 3: Wednesday, June 5 9pm EST
- Game 4: Friday, June 7 9pm EST
- Game 5: Monday, June 10 9pm EST (if necessary)
- Game 6: Thursday, June 13 9pm EST (if necessary)
- Game 7: Sunday, June 16 8pm EST ((if necessary)
Mentions of “free” must be from the principal play-by-play announcer, color commentator, or sideline reporter on the official broadcast network (ABC), per the chain. To successfully redeem a code, you'll need to text it correctly to 888222 before it's been maxed out. Also, there's a limit of one redemption per person throughout the promotion, and you must redeem it by July 14.
If staying glued to the games and rapidly checking Twitter all night doesn't seem worth it to you, there are other ways to score some free stuff. Chipotle will also be offering gratis delivery on orders of $10 or more from May 30 through June 9 (and then on each game day after that, should the series continue), via its app and through DoorDash.
Is it just us, or does basketball suddenly seem a lot more exciting this year?