Most fast food chains, at this point, have gotten into the free food game—throwing certain complimentary menu items in with your order when you buy something else. Occasionally, you’ll get truly lucky and it’ll be a no-purchase-necessary situation.
Some chains—like Krispy Kreme, for example—are pretty consistent with their food promotions. Theirs typically involve purchasing a dozen of some type of doughnut, and then getting a dozen of their original glazed doughnuts either for free, or at a discount.
But there are also chains, like McDonald’s, that offer a wide variety of free food and other promotions (when the food is ordered through their app). At this very moment, the Golden Arches has deals going that can get you a free crispy chicken sandwich or medium order of fries, as well as large fries for $1, and any size of their hot or iced coffee for 99 cents.
Wendy’s, too, has a rotating roster of free food and meal deals. But more than anything else, Wendy’s loves giving away free chicken nuggets. Sometimes they’re spicy; sometimes they’re not. Sometimes they’re totally free with no other purchase required; sometimes you have to spend a certain amount of money on other food before you can add the free nuggs to your order.
Trust us: When you’ve been monitoring food freebies and deals for as long as we have, you start to notice patterns. And that’s why the current promotion stands out: Unlike the usual four-piece order of free chicken nuggets—and even when we get really lucky and they give us a six-piece—this time, there are 10—count ‘em—10 free chicken nuggets up for grabs. Here’s what to know.
How to get free chicken nuggets at Wendy’s
To get your hands on that free 10-piece, make any purchase via the Wendy’s app between now and Sunday, March 14th. While placing your order, tap on the “Offers” tab on the bottom right of the screen, and add the nuggs to your order.
This offer is not valid for delivery orders placed somewhere other than the Wendy’s app. Also, unlike some of the deals, this isn’t one you can use once a day for the duration of the promotion: once you get your free 10-piece, that’s it for your account.