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The Best Way to Take Advantage of Taco Bell’s Free Taco Promotion

7 Columbia Taco Bells means up to 7 free tacos! Trevor aims to get them all! 

Today is the day to take advantage of Taco Bell’s Steal a Taco Promotion. You can win a free Doritos Loco’s Tacos at participating Taco Bell’s from 2-6p today.

Columbia has an oddly large concentration of Taco Bells in the city. Trevor has crunched the numbers and gives you the ultimate game plan to take advantage of Taco Bell’s promotion in Columbia.

To maximize time and distance, visit the Columbia area Taco Bell’s in this order:

  1. 1421 Cinnamon Hill Ln, Columbia, MO 65201 (off Stadium, east Columbia).
  2. 3301 Clark Ln, Columbia, MO 65202 (Near the Hwy 63 I-70 interchange).
  3. 1100 Smiley Ln, Columbia, MO 65202 (off Rangeline, north Columbia).
  4. 2009 Bernadette Dr, Columbia, MO 65203 (near the mall, west Columbia).
  5. 508 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201 (south Columbia)

You can start at any one you’d like but this is the best route for my purposes. This is also assuming that all 7 Taco Bells are participating in the promotion.

According to Google Maps, this route will take you 38 minutes (traffic depending, not including wait), and you’ll travel 17.3 miles.

And considering most vehicles get better miles per gallon than 17.3, the whole trip should only cost you one gallon of gas currently marked at $2.10 in Columbia.

This will net you 7 tacos for FREE (or a gallon of gas)! Just make sure you do it before 6p tonight.

And just in case you were wondering, you will earn a taco every 2.4 miles on average. Not too shabby.

Follow Trevor as he completes the journey on Twitter.

It’s also worth mentioning to those who are super dedicated, Jefferson City has 3 Taco Bells that you could hit up in time as well.

Trevor will give a full recap of his quest during this weeks episode of The Creative Cheapskate.



Trevor has successfully gotten a free taco from each of the 7 Columbia Taco Bell’s!

Here’s the stats:

Cost: $2.20 (gas, just over a gallon).

Time: 67 minutes. Your time may vary.

Taco’s earned: 7

Meals: 2 (3 tacos per meal) plus a snack.