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texasdave
10-22-2007, 02:42 PM
...second base or third base or home. It makes no difference to them. And the best part is everyone in the United States comes out ahead. Exactly one taco ahead. They ought to bring back their talking chihuahua for this one. They could show a runner leading off first and the talking dog could be urging him to steal second. Maybe even show the dog chasing the runner to second base. Drop the chalupa and Run! Run! Run!

http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSN2131346720071022

HBP
10-22-2007, 03:05 PM
Probably good marketing for them. I don't think I could go into Taco Bell and just get one taco. They do a similar promotion at Nashville Predator hockey games; if the Predators score five goals in a game, everyone gets a free taco.

camisadelgolf
10-23-2007, 04:32 AM
Most of us are probably familiar with the stereotypes against Mexicans (which are unfair, in my personal opinion). I'm not sure 'stealing a taco' is the best way to promote this.

Roy Tucker
10-23-2007, 08:58 AM
My mind must work slowly, I didn't make any such Mexican-stealing connection.

The connection my brain did make is "mmmm, tacos".

Given the constraints of the fine print, I'm not sure its going to be worth it to battle the taco-frenzied baseball fans...

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/tacobell/

No Purchase Necessary. Subject to official rules found in-store and online at www.StealaBaseStealaTaco.com. If a base is stolen during regulation or extra innings play by any player for either team in the 2007 MLB World Series, Taco Bell® will offer every person in the U.S. the opportunity to obtain one (1) free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco (Approximate Retail Value 77¢, prices may vary) at participating Taco Bell® restaurants in the United States on the date designated herein. Eligible consumers can obtain their free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 1 or 2 on October 24 or October 25, 2007) OR November 6, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 3-7, October 27, 28, 29, 31, November 1, 2007) ("Redemption Date") only. To obtain the Free Taco, consumers must visit any participating Taco Bell® restaurant in one of the fifty (50) the United States or District of Columbia between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (local time) on the Redemption Date only and request a Free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco. Limit one (1) Free Crunchy Season Beef Taco per person. Void where prohibited. Offer valid at participating Taco Bell® locations. ©2007 Taco Bell Corp.

Highlifeman21
10-23-2007, 01:57 PM
I remember the chants of "WE WANT TACO! (clap clap, clap clap clap)" at Syracuse. Anytime our beloved Orange(men) scored 75 and got the W, everyone in attendance could show their ticket stub at a local Taco Bell to get a free taco.

Great stuff.

cumberlandreds
10-26-2007, 03:26 PM
My mind must work slowly, I didn't make any such Mexican-stealing connection.

The connection my brain did make is "mmmm, tacos".

Given the constraints of the fine print, I'm not sure its going to be worth it to battle the taco-frenzied baseball fans...

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/tacobell/

No Purchase Necessary. Subject to official rules found in-store and online at www.StealaBaseStealaTaco.com. If a base is stolen during regulation or extra innings play by any player for either team in the 2007 MLB World Series, Taco Bell® will offer every person in the U.S. the opportunity to obtain one (1) free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco (Approximate Retail Value 77¢, prices may vary) at participating Taco Bell® restaurants in the United States on the date designated herein. Eligible consumers can obtain their free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 1 or 2 on October 24 or October 25, 2007) OR November 6, 2007 (if base is stolen in Games 3-7, October 27, 28, 29, 31, November 1, 2007) ("Redemption Date") only. To obtain the Free Taco, consumers must visit any participating Taco Bell® restaurant in one of the fifty (50) the United States or District of Columbia between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (local time) on the Redemption Date only and request a Free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco. Limit one (1) Free Crunchy Season Beef Taco per person. Void where prohibited. Offer valid at participating Taco Bell® locations. ©2007 Taco Bell Corp.

You will be able to get your free taco this Tuesday,October 30th. Ellsbury stole a base for the Sawks last night. So enjoy!

registerthis
10-26-2007, 03:32 PM
<rant>

Personal pet peeve:

Writing things like this: "of the fifty (50) United States".

I know it's legalese, but there is nothing whatsoever ambiguous about the word "fifty". It means fifty. It can't possibly mean anything else. So adding that stupid (50) at the end of it is redundant. Little things like that just drive me nucking futs.

</rant>

Highlifeman21
10-26-2007, 03:56 PM
<rant>

Personal pet peeve:

Writing things like this: "of the fifty (50) United States".

I know it's legalese, but there is nothing whatsoever ambiguous about the word "fifty". It means fifty. It can't possibly mean anything else. So adding that stupid (50) at the end of it is redundant. Little things like that just drive me nucking futs.

</rant>

Maybe it means you can't get the free taco in Puerto Rico? Or maybe just emphasizing that you can only claim the taco in the US, and nowhere else, since Taco Bell exists globally.

Johnny Footstool
10-26-2007, 04:27 PM
I think they paid Royce Clayton a nice stipend to discuss the promotion loudly with his teammates. During both WS games, the announcers have shown clips of "spontaneous" dugout conversations in which Clayton has mentioned the free taco deal.

It's good to see The Rolls finally getting some publicity, although it makes me fairly sick to think that his career will include a World Series ring while Junior's probably won't.

GAC
10-27-2007, 04:23 AM
Most of us are probably familiar with the stereotypes against Mexicans (which are unfair, in my personal opinion). I'm not sure 'stealing a taco' is the best way to promote this.

Reminds me of that terrible (yet funny) joke where the guy steals another man's cheese, and the guy yells....

NACHO CHEESE! NACHO CHEESE! :D