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Get free chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A by doing this one thing

Promotions are par for the course in the fast food industry. It’s not uncommon to see coupons appear in your mail for discounted burgers and fries, or maybe even free drinks with your order. Companies push these incentives to drive business — and food is one of the best motivators there is.

But some chains aren’t particularly keen to push promotions. Higher-quality chains like Chipotle very rarely have deals, and when they do they’re usually limited to holidays or rewards points.

Despite being one of the nation’s most popular chains, Chick-Fil-A isn’t as much of a mail-in coupon fan, either. Tap or click to see why Chick-Fil-A is so popular.

But now, the chain announced a new promo that uses tech to get people into its restaurants. And the carrot dangled for those who are interested is … what else? Free food! If you’re craving the chain’s signature chicken nuggets, here’s what you need to do to claim your reward

Get free chicken nuggets

Chick-fil-A released an announcement on its blog that a promotion is taking place Jan. 13 through Jan. 31 that gives guests a free 8 count order of chicken nuggets when they sign into the Chick-fil-A app on their smartphones.

Hungry visitors will need to create a Chick-fil-A One account through the app or company website to participate, and once they do, they can access this promo as well as future rewards.

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This marks 2020’s first big promotion for the chain, and gives guests the opportunity to enjoy some free food with the help of their phones. And don’t worry, the app is free to download. The only money you’ll be spending is gas for the trip to Chick-fil-A (and maybe a little extra for a sweet tea, if that’s how you roll.).

To get started, you’ll need to download the Chick-fil-A app to your phone.

Once you download the software, tap Rewards at the bottom of the screen. On this page, you’ll be prompted to sign up for an account. When your account is complete, revisit the Rewards page and you’ll see the offer — which you can present to a cashier at the register or drive-thru.

What if you don’t want nuggets?

Surprisingly, Chick-fil-A has you covered! As part of the promotion, you can trade in your nuggets for a free Kale Crunch side. They’re perfect if you’re not up for meat, or crave something a little lighter than chicken.

Once again, this promo runs through Jan. 31, so you only have a bit over two weeks to make the most of your free nuggets. If you’re feeling a bit hungrier, it might be in your best interest to see what else is on the menu.

Even though Chick-fil-A keeps their offerings relatively simple, this factor has helped put them on the map. Tap or click to see why Chick-fil-A’s menu is key to its success.

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