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DECEMBER 6 UPDATE!
There’s another CHANGE to the promotion. Read about it here.


Original story posted November 2:

It appears we have another twist in that Tampa Bay Lightning / Chick-fil-A fan perk. Originally, after every Bolts HOME win, you would get a free chicken sandwich or chicken biscuit. As long as you live in Tampa Bay, you simply have to open the Chick-fil-A app before 10AM the next morning after a win and claim the free offer and then redeem it at the restaurant anytime that day.

After the Lightning lost a home game, many noticed the freebie still appeared. A listener called in to my show and said she spoke with an employee about it. The employee told her that due to an issue with programming the restaurant’s mobile app, Chick-fil-A didn’t have a way to differentiate between a win and a loss so fans would get the free item after ALL home games. That’s where we left off.

Last night (November 1), the Tampa Bay Lightning lost a home game to the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena. This was only their second home loss so now we would be able to see if what she heard was true. And it was. Sort of. There IS a free offer in the mobile app today, but it’s not for a chicken sandwich or biscuit like usual. It’s for an 8 count order of chicken nuggets instead. So maybe Lightning home wins mean a sandwich and losses will be a different item. BTW, some say they aren’t getting any offers:

Will a home loss mean a free beverage next week? Or will it be a sandwich again? More nuggets? We’ll have to wait and find out. We’ll find out as the Lightning play home games Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday next week.

Nuggets, biscuits, sandwiches… whatever, free Chick-fil-A is always a win! Some common questions about the promotion:

  • NO you don’t have to go to a live game to get the perk. It pops up in the Chick-fil-A mobile app whether you bought a ticket to the game or not.
  • YES sometimes it takes a while for the free item to show up in the app. Usually it takes about an hour. Close and re-open the app the next morning before 10 and it should be there.
  • YES you must live within a certain radius of Tampa. I don’t know how far it goes, but if you’re more than an hour drive away from Amalie Arena, I doubt you’ll see the offer.
  • NO the promotion doesn’t apply to away games. You’ll only get a freebie if they play at Amalie Arena.

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