For $10 a month, Taco Bell customers can get one taco per day for 30 consecutive days.
But … does that mean if you skip a day you lose the rest of the days? And if it’s a 31-day month, you can’t get one on the 31st day, evidently?
Not that I’m all that interested, but it’s unclear how it works.
@Kyeh@mike808 it’s pretty clear it’s a “30 day pass” and one per day.
Like a “years supply” Is a Max of 1 per day for 365 days.
So they won’t give you 30 tacos. But you are buying a 30 day period where you could get 30 tacos. If you ate there every day… I guess if you eat your lunch there EVERY. SINGLE. DAY… But weekends… Or at least Sunday. Lol I guess.
@Kyeh@sammydog01 They’re betting that one of two things will happen. Either people will pay the 10 bucks and not get 10 bucks worth of tacos, or people will subscribe and buy more food and/or drinks when they get the tacos.
I ate Taco Bell almost daily in high school. Now the nearest one is a 20 minute drive. So I rarely have it. But sure if I lived near one I think I’d go for it for a month. Plus you don’t have to eat the taco, you could give it to someone else (kid, spouse, co-worker, homeless person).
@sammydog01 At some point over the summer I ordered some sauce packets on the app and was given an entire paper bag of them. I don’t even know what to do with them all, I wish I could teleport some to you.
I thought about it, but I only eat there maybe a couple of times a year currently. Try to avoid the sodium levels of their food anyway. I’d have to make an effort to get there even once a week, so I have to pass on the pass.
@Kyeh@Star2236 Basically beef tacos with your choice of soft, hard, or Doritos shells and the option of added sour cream and tomatoes (supreme). And the potato one for all the vegetarians who dine at Taco Bell.
@f00l The reverse is not true with the surcharges. My wife usually wants beef chalupas. The only way to do that now is to order chicken chalupas, hold the chicken, add ground beef. They don’t deduct anything for that.
Maybe it means she gets fancier ground beef than the rest of us
@djslack@f00l It looks like I can order a beef taco hold the beef. And add beans for 69 cents or chicken for $1.40. Or steak for $1.69. And a whole list of other stuff for cash. Kind of defeats the purpose of the pass though.
I have this with circle k and polar pops or coffee. $6 for 30 days. If you do it for a week you’re ahead, and since I pass many of their locations daily and enjoy beverages both cold and hot it’s a good deal for me. The bet is definitely that it will get you to their store and that you will spend more money on other things while you’re there.
I pass a couple of taco bells too, but if I eat there once a month that’s a lot so the taco subscription is not for me. If this was when I was in high school I’d have been about it though.
Speaking of taco bell, I remember in high school eating $10 worth of it was a superhuman feat. Now the combo my wife wants if we do have taco bell is $10 by itself (2 chalupas combo).
@sammydog01, thank you for going on this adventure for us and sharing!
Now I wish there was a Circle K next to the Taco Bell. Wouldn’t that be perfect?
Taco Bell has $5 meals that cost $6 here for some reason. Kinda pricey. One taco is a snack not a meal so maybe people do buy more? But I get it in the afternoon and one is plenty. DIDN’T THINK OF THAT DID YOU TACO BELL?
@f00l It’s just a 10 minute drive and there’s a grocery store and my favorite thrift shop in the strip mall. I may wind up spending all my taco savings on Lego if I’m not careful. Today I picked up the storm preparation stuff I needed while I was there (eggs, bacon, and mini chocolate chips).
@Limewater@Star2236 That was intended to be a joke. I’ve never been negatively affected by eating Taco Bell either. I do know that it’s not the same for everyone, but I’m lucky that I can eat pretty much everything with no ill effect, other than expanding my waistline.
@algae1221@Star2236 Sure, and I’m not trying to pick at you.
I basically respond the same way every time someone makes a Taco Bell diarrhea joke because it really does seem to just exist as a meme and I’ve never understood it.
I mean, diarrhea is inherently funny, so it does have that going for it.
I think it was a low-effort joke/meme at “Taco Bell = Mexican food”, as in food from Mexico when touristas back in the 70s got diarrhea from the tap water, not the food. Back then, the water quality of municipal water systems outside the US wasn’t like it is now. Interesting how our notions of “authentic” Mexican foods has also changed in a half century since this meme was born.
The roots of the “joke” are just a form of the old trope, “if you eat strange/foriegn food, you’ll get sick” to perpetuate (and tap into) the myth of fearing all things foreign/unknown.