Cinco de Mayo deals: Get a free Chipotle burrito, free guacamole from 'The Rock' and save on margaritas

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There are a few ways to celebrate the often-misunderstood Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Load up the plate with free burritos, taco deals, margarita specials and a Hungry Howie’s pizza for $5.55.

Cinco de Mayo recognizes the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France but it’s not considered a Mexican federal holiday. It's not Mexico's independence day, which is celebrated Sept.16.

May 5 has become more of a day for people to consume Mexican food, drinks and culture.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has brought back its popular trivia game for Cinco de Mayo and 250,000 buy-one-get-one free coupon codes are up for grabs through Friday at www.chipotleiq.com.

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Winners get a coupon code for a free regular menu entree worth up to $8 with the purchase of a regular-price entree. The codes expire seven days after receipt and can be used on burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and quesadillas.

There’s also a second way to win a prize from Chipotle. On Cinco de Mayo (Wednesday), Chipotle will give away five $500 Chipotle gift cards on its Instagram page for the last five fans to comment “last” on Chipotle’s Cinco de Mayo post before 5:55 p.m. ET.

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Chiptole is bringing back its Chipotle IQ trivia game.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Chiptole is bringing back its Chipotle IQ trivia game.

Cinco de Mayo 2021 freebies, deals

The following offers are available at participating locations nationwide Wednesday unless otherwise posted. Supplies are limited.

7-Eleven: The convenience store chain is offering 7Rewards members a small Slurpee drink for $1 with four free mini tacos Wednesday.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: For the summer, the chain has introduced a new Margarita Flight, which features four of BJ’s signature margaritas.

Blaze Pizza: The chain will give away more than 50,000 mini bottles of Tajín at restaurants nationwide with pizza orders Wednesday, while supplies last. Blaze also has a new Chipotle Ranch Chicken Pizza, which is available for a limited time.

Buffalo Wild Wings: The chain has three margarita options that can be mixed with its new tequila offering, Corazon Reposado Tequila, including the Hibiscus Margarita, Platinum Margarita and Red Bull Sunrise.

Chili’s: There are five different drinks for $5 Wednesday including Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patrón, Cuervo Blue and Frose ‘ritas and select draft imports. The chain also is hosting a scavenger hunt in five cities across the U.S. – Atlanta, Las Vegas, Nashville, Tampa and San Antonio – where piñatas will be hidden with a $500 Chili’s gift card and merchandise. There will be five pinatas hidden per city and 25 winners. Clues will be released on Chili’s Instagram and Twitter pages starting at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill: The five-day contest kicked off Monday at www.chipotleiq.com and continues through 11:59 p.m. PT Friday. There will be 50,000 prizes given out each day to the first people who answer all 10 questions correctly.

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Cholula: The hot sauce brand is offering “Cholula Burrito Insurance” Wednesday at local and national restaurants in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and New York City through DoorDash with coupon code BURRITODOWN. With the code get $20 on an order that includes a burrito. Learn more at cholula.com.

Chuy’s: The chain has an all-day happy hour Wednesday for Cinco de Mayo with discounts on Tecate, Domestic Beers, Original Texas 'Tinis and House 'Ritas. Order a Grande 'Rita and keep the commemorative cup. There will also be $1 Tequila Floaters Wednesday.

Del Taco: Get a free Crunchtada with any $3 purchase Wednesday with the chain's app. Choose from Crunchtada Tostada, Queso Beef Crunchtada or the Chicken Guacamole Crunchtada.

El Pollo Loco: Get five Tacos al Carbon for the price of two Wednesday and Loco Rewards members who order through the app get a free bottle of Tapatío Hot Sauce. Non-members need to show a coupon to get the taco deal.

Freebirds World Burrito: Get a free side of chips and dip Wednesday with a $25 or more purchase in-store and online on the chain's website. Choose between Freebirds' quest blanco, guacamole or salsa.

Hornitos Tequila: The brand is inviting fans 21 and older the chance to enter a contest to win more than $40,000 “in experiences, prizes and adventures.” To learn more about the "Call The Shots' giveaway, go to CallTheShotsGiveaway.com.

Hungry Howie's: Through Wednesday, get a medium one-topping pizza for $5.55 with promo code CINCO in-store, online and with carry-out orders at participating locations.

Jimmy John's: Get $5 off online and app orders $20 or more with promo code 5OFF20 through June 13. The discount can't be combined with other offers or rewards.

Jose Cuervo: The tequila brand has teamed up with rapper J-Kwon, known for his 2004 single Tipsy, to encourage fans to “get tipsy” when ordering Cinco de Mayo meals and take out throughout May. Fans who get #TipsyForCinco and tip their delivery driver 20% or more could have their entire meal paid for by Cuervo with reimbursement through Venmo. For the chance to be reimbursed through May 9, tweet a photo of your receipt that includes a tip of 20% or more alongside the hashtag #TipsyForCinco to @JoseCuervo. Daily winners will be randomly selected and reimbursed for their food order via Venmo. Between May 10 and 31, try for another chance by uploading receipts to www.cuervo.com/tipsyforcinco.

Kolache Factory: Choose two Cinco de Mayo kolaches and get $1 off Wednesday with a coupon that will be posted on the chain's social media channels.

Miller’s Ale House: The chain will have $3 House Margaritas and $9 Margarita Pitchers Wednesday.

Modelo: The brand is giving away $250,000 worth of beer through a Cinco de Mayo contest that ends Tuesday. Fans 21 and older can visit ModeloCincodeMayo.dja.com to learn how they can enter to win a $10 e-gift free Modelo beer.

Moe's Southwest Grill: Get five-times rewards points on all orders Wednesday. New rewards members can also get the deal and can sign up at www.moes.com/rewards.

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub: The chain has a new Blood Orange Margarita Fabrizia.

O'Charley's Restaurant + Bar: House margaritas are $4 and a 40-ounce House Margarita To-Go is $14.99 at participating locations. For $2 more, add strawberry, raspberry or mango flavor to the to-go margarita.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom: Through May 9, the chain is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Mini Tour featuring select beers. There also are four Cinco de Mayo-themed cocktails: Watermelon Margarita, Mexican Mule, Patron shot and Chocolate Churro shot.

On The Border: The chain has five to-go kits for Cinco de Mayo and a $5 Cinco Rita with Cuervo when dining in Wednesday. The first 100 people who order the drink at each restaurant get a meltdown with a commemorative shot glass. Catering orders get double reward points Wednesday.

Smokey Bones: Get a Corazón Blanco margarita and two BBQ Street Tacos for $10 Wednesday. Dine-in only.

Taco Bell: The fast-food chain's rewards members get 150 bonus points on the $5 Build Your Own Cravings Box and the $15 Build Your Own Taco Party Pack. Learn more at tacobell.com/taco-moon.

Taco John’s: Through Wednesday, get five Beef Softshell Tacos for $5.55.

Tequila Don Julio: The brand says it is dropping "Don Julio Cincos" through Wednesday, which can unlock a $5 credit added to your Venmo account. Three thousand Cincos will be handed out each day. Learn more on @DonJulioTequila Instagram Stories and swipe up on the Don Julio Cinco post.

Teremana and The Rock: The brand founded by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is giving away up to $1 million through Wednesday with the “Guac on The Rock,” an initiative is to help support U.S. bars and restaurants. Through Wednesday, consumers 21 and over who purchase a Teremana cocktail with an order of guacamole will be reimbursed up to $10, whether they dine in or take out the order. Visit GuacOnTheRock.com for the full terms and conditions.

TGI Fridays: The chain has a Fire-Eating Fireball Margarita through June as part of its "Under the Big Top" limited menu.

Tijuana Flats: Through Wednesday, restaurants have a variety of deals including a $5 menu with $5 margaritas, two for $5 beers and two for $5 tacos. There's also a taco meal kit bundle special, bonus rewards points and a catering special. Learn more at www.tijuanaflats.com/promotions/cinco-2021.

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Twin Peaks: The chain will have Cinco de Mayo deals that vary by location through Saturday.

WaBa Grill: For the month of May, the chain is giving free avocados with its “Half-Ocado promotion.” Every entree purchase is eligible to get a free “Half-Ocado,” which the company says is “a true half of an avocado.”

ZIPS Car Wash: Get a $5 base car wash Wednesday with wash code 5555.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cinco de Mayo specials near me: Chipotle, Taco Bell, Chili's, Del Taco