Yum! Brands, Inc. : World Series Stolen Base Could Earn America Free Doritos® Locos Tacos from Taco Bell®
10/23/2012| 08:20am US/Eastern
'Steal A Base, Steal a Taco' Promotion Celebrates Fans with
Millions of Free Doritos® Locos Tacos if a Base is Stolen During the
2012 MLB World Series
On the heels of combining two of America's favorite flavors to create
the biggest taco launch of 2012 - the Doritos® Locos Tacos - Taco Bell®
is now pairing the spirit of its tagline Live
Más with one of the biggest sporting events of 2012: the Major
League Baseball (MLB) World Series.
Today announced, MLB and Taco Bell are teaming up to give everyone in
America the chance to get the best selling taco of 2012 free. In its
biggest MLB promotion of the year, Taco Bell's "Steal a Base, Steal a
Taco," will reward everyone in the U.S. with the opportunity to enjoy a
free Taco Bell Doritos® Locos Tacos if any player steals a base during
the World Series, which begins this Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
If the first stolen base occurs during Games One through Four, America
will get free Doritos® Locos Tacos on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 2:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. local time at all participating Taco Bell locations. If the
first stolen base occurs during Games Five through Seven, America can
redeem their free tacos on Monday, Nov. 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
local time at all participating Taco Bell locations. Fans are invited to
beginning Oct. 24 for more information on how to receive a free taco.
Limit one (1) Free Taco per person.
"Baseball in October is a magical time, and we want to give America
something to rally behind together, regardless of their favorite team,"
said Brian Niccol, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Taco Bell Corp.
"We can think of no better way to celebrate America's favorite pastime
than by giving out what America tells us is their favorite taco, Doritos
Since first partnering with Major League Baseball in 2004, Taco Bell®
has given away millions of free tacos to Americans with its highly
successful "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" campaign, which began in 2007
and returned in 2008. This year, the brand is giving everyone in the
U.S. the chance to get not only a free taco, but the one and only
Doritos® Locos Tacos.
Taco Bell will support the "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion with
an integrated marketing effort that includes advertising (television,
radio, online), social media and public relations. Furthering consumer
engagement, fans will be encouraged to share their predictions on Taco
Bell's Facebook page of when the stolen base will happen. On
Twitter, they will be invited to join @TacoBell
in supporting their favorite baseball players (via their handles) and
campaigning for #stealataco.
Doritos Locos Tacos features a shell made out of Nacho Cheese Doritos
chips on the outside, with the classic tastes of the Taco Bell crunchy
taco on the inside: 100 percent premium seasoned beef, crisp shredded
lettuce and real cheddar cheese. Available exclusively at participating
Taco Bell restaurants nationwide, the suggested retail price for the
Doritos® Locos Tacos is $1.29 (170 calories; 9g total fat) and $1.69 for
a Doritos® Locos Tacos Supreme (200 calories; 11g total fat) with
reduced-fat sour cream and diced tomatoes. Since its national launch in
March 2012, Taco Bell has sold more than 230 million Doritos® Locos
No Purchase Necessary. Subject to official rules found in-store and
online at www.mlb.com/stealataco
beginning Oct. 24. If a base is stolen during regulation or extra
innings play by any player for either team in any game of the 2012 MLB
World Series, Taco Bell will offer every person in the U.S. the
opportunity to obtain one (1) free Doritos® Locos Tacos at participating
Taco Bell restaurants in the United States. Eligible consumers can
obtain their free taco on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 (if base is stolen in
Games 1-4) OR Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 (if base is stolen in Games 5-7)
("Redemption Date") only. To obtain the Free Taco, consumers must visit
any participating Taco Bell restaurant in one of the fifty (50) United
States or District of Columbia between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (local
time) on the Redemption Date only and request a Free Doritos® Locos
Tacos, while supplies last. Limit one (1) Free taco per person. Void
where prohibited. Offer valid at participating Taco Bell locations.
About Taco Bell Corp.
Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), is the
nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant. Taco Bell
serves made to order and customizable tacos, burritos, and specialties
such as the exclusive Doritos®
Locos Tacos, gourmet inspired Cantina
Bell? Menu and lower calorie Fresco
Menu. The company encourages customers to "Live Más," both through
its food and in ways such as its Feed
the Beat® music program and nonprofit organization, the Taco
for Teens. Taco Bell employs more than 150,000 team members in
nearly 6,000 restaurants across the United States, and has more than 350
franchise organizations that proudly serve more than 36 million
customers every week.
Follow: Twitter @TacoBell
Taco Bell Corp.
Deb Bell, 949-863-3915
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