The year was 2019. It was a simpler time, a time when, instead of monitoring the latest pandemic headlines, worrying about how to afford an entire tank of gas, and mourning the end of bodily autonomy, people were standing in long lines and arguing with strangers about Popeyes chicken sandwiches.
Three years later, a lot has changed, most of it for the worse, but at least Popeyes is now giving away those (in)famous chicken sandwiches for free (or free-ish), providing an ample source of fuel for your entirely justified anger at the state of things. And not just once, but every Friday for (most of) the rest of the summer. Here’s what you need to know in order to snag the free chicken (fine print included).
How to get free Popeyes chicken sandwiches every Friday through August
The promotion comes courtesy of Popeyes and Grubhub, so to take advantage of it, you have to order your chicken through the food-delivery app, and order a minimum of $20’s worth of food (before tax, tip, and fees) from the chicken chain. So order dinner for the family, and gobble down the sandwich yourself the minute it arrives, as a treat. You deserve a treat, don’t you?
Once you’ve do that, add a chicken sandwich to your order and you won’t be charged. But don’t worry if it doesn’t look like it’s free right away—the discount will appear automatically when you check out. No code is required.
You can pick from Popeye’s original chicken sandwich and their spicy version, but not the buffalo chicken sandwich, which isn’t included in the offer. On the plus side, free delivery is part of the promotion.
And while the offer is redeemable only once per customer per day, it’s worth noting that you can take advantage of it every Friday until September. That means that between tomorrow and Aug. 26, you can get your hands on nine free chicken sandwiches (albeit after spending a minimum of $180 on Popeyes food). That’s not necessarily something we recommend, but at least now you know it’s an option.