Taco Bell Is Giving Away Free Nachos To Get You Through Mercury In Retrograde. Here's How To Get Them

Every once in a blue moon, brands really shoot for the stars when it comes to marketing. Taco Bell is no stranger to this practice. Its latest promotion? Giving away free nachos to help customers cope with the funk caused by Mercury in retrograde.

Let's back up a bit here and dive into why this campaign is causing a frenzy in the best way. To avoid providing an in-depth astrology lesson, people seem to blame their temporary misfortunes and generally negative vibes on Mercury being in retrograde. Sure, but what does Mercury in retrograde even mean? Astrologers of millennia ago perceived that during this bizarre time, Mercury appears to move backward. Then, after about three and a half weeks, the planet starts to move "forward" again, allowing things down on earth to return to normal, according to Astrology Zone.

Anyway, back to the nachos. Here's how you can score the tasty nacho platter — and perhaps feel a bit more centered.

You can order Taco Bell's Mercury RetroGrande Nachos through Uber Eats

If you've been suddenly struck by a craving for a pile of cheesy nachos, you're likely not alone. It's probably a good time to treat yourself to free Mercury RetroGrande Nachos from Taco Bell (AKA Nachos BellGrande, just with a catchier name). Though MindBodyGreen notes the current Mercury retrograde started September 27 and ends October 18, Elite Daily reports this exclusive offer is only available during October 7-9, the retrograde's "middle mark."

To cash in on this deal, launch your Uber Eats app, find your nearest Taco Bell, and tap to view the menu. At the top of the screen, you'll see the Mercury RetroGrande Nachos promotional offer. All you need to do next is place an order of $12 or more — which is pretty much a feast when it comes to T-Bell's prices — and add the promo to your cart. The discount will be automatically applied when you check out. You can even draw a few tarot cards or burn some sage while you wait for your meal to be delivered, but we'll leave that up to you.

And if you could use a little sparkle in your wardrobe, you can enter the official giveaway to win an amethyst crystal necklace that resembles a chip dripping with shiny gold "cheese." The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 9, 2021, and 1,800 winners will be selected on October 11, so act quick. Here's to a smooth backwards ride, nacho maniacs!