Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

"Chili’s is now offering up free Chips & Salsa when guests check in on Foursquare"

CHECK IN HERE!That's right. Check out this exciting email we just received!

Hi Choice,

With The Awl's reputation for sharing the latest and greatest trends, I wanted to share this great partnership and promotion from Chili's Grill & Bar with you.

Chili's is now offering up free Chips & Salsa when guests check in on Foursquare at participating Chili's restaurants. Known for engaging guests through multiple social media outlets, Chili's is the first national casual dining chain to offer socially tech-savvy guests a free menu item with every Foursquare check-in.

For a limited time, when guests check in at Chili's using the geo-locating service, they will instantly receive a special coupon to redeem for free chips and house-made salsa.

Check in at your neighborhood Chili's to see if they're participating. If so, encourage your readers to check-in to chow down.

Interested in learning more or interviewing the Chili's Marketing Director? Just shoot me a reply, and I'll be happy to coordinate something with you.



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GiovanniGF (#224)


HiredGoons (#603)

I know, that's actually somewhat of a drawback, no?

lurkystars (#3,581)

Do houses have thumbs?

ClarkPietas (#5,008)

Finally! A reason to use Foursquare!

tigolbitties (#2,150)

Do people (read: machines) often fuck up your name like that?

hockeymom (#143)

I'm wondering if Choice is going to take up REDACTED'S offer to interview the marketing director. Will you be "shooting" back a reply?

C_Webb (#855)

I chose to delete "a reply" from that sentence, and it made me much happier.

Beth Nerbonne (#6,062)

i did not instantly receive a coupon. didn't receive one at all. i'm just sayin.

LolCait (#460)

Chili's wasn't giving out free chips 'n' salsa before? Has Chili's ever been to a Mexican restaurant before?

they cost a buck-ninety-nine. BUT THEY ARE THEN BOTTOMLESS

aliceinthecities (#1,911)

It's pronounced "Choy-see."

Wouldn't it be "Cozy"?

buzzorhowl (#992)

No no, it's "Kwas."

La Cieca (#1,110)


Slava (#216)

Wolf Parade.
iPhone 4.
World Cup.

lempha (#581)


Mock if you want to, but this promotion has now been disseminated to this site's readership about as completely as possible.

jfruh (#713)

The site's just living up to its reputation for sharing the latest and greatest trends, OK?

HiredGoons (#603)

I checked in to the DMV the other day, but I still had to shell out fifteen bucks for a new license photo.

Damn muslin socialist gub'mint.

HiredGoons (#603)

(and yes, I use FourSquare, bite me)

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

Every click on "The Awl" brings the Amber alert song about Ribs…

when guests check in at Chili's using the geo-locating service

My geo-locating service doesn't work outside of the 4 boroughs, sorry.

Which is a shame, Clarice Rosebush, because Staten Island actually has a Chili's.

alorsenfants (#139)

So you're in trouble when: when you're in Manhattan?

@HTMB: Dingdingdingding!

Well color me stoopid but I do believe that the publicist just wrote this post for you, Choice! Is that some (free) chips and house-made salsa I smell, or is it a business model?

sox (#652)

Dear god Choice, I hope you're getting some actual dollar bills out of this and not just crap ass coupons for chips and salsa at Chili's. Please say it's a business model….?


Mindpowered (#948)


mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

The asterisk reads: "Patrons may have corn tortilla's and the Salsa of their Choire"

Aatom (#74)

I think the genius part was screwing up your name so wonderfully, thus cementing the fact that you would post this. BRILLIANT.

Zach Bates (#5,537)

Arctic Circle is offering a free lime rickey to any guests who show up with sleeves.

I'm seeing it as a new poison-your-clients business model. Can't miss!

areaderwrites (#592)

Foursquare and Chili's deserve each other.

HiredGoons (#603)

'chips and salsa' being a new trend and all.

I'm holding out for some of that new fangled hummus and pita chips thing the kids is all talking about

You sign up for non-vital internet things as Choice Meats, don't you?

garge (#736)

Remember the last post tagged Chili's? Me too, and now I am going to check into my cleaning supplies cabinet and huff whatever I find for free!

Abe Sauer (#148)

Jesus, what's it take to NOT get protected with a [REDACTED] around here?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

AHA! The night at AWL is ALL MINE!

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

AHA! The night at AWL is all mine now!

Mine Mine Mine

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Rachel Maddow is now just scraping the barrel tonight.

She's trying to connect Rubio with Bush.

Does she think the people who need to be swayed in order to win don't actually watch her show?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Seriously, they're prolly watching a movie.

I'm watching a cheesy 1977 Sidney Sheldon potboiler on FMC.

"What a success this film was in Australia in 1977…. it ran for months gathering momentum among shop assistants and daytime single women ticket-buyers as a much whispered about 'must see'. well for us fellers,… "

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I have tens of thousands of friends in Australia. They suck.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Someone tell her that taking the Michelle Obama "I hate fatties" theme by comparing tax cuts to fried cheese and cholesterol is a big turnoff for the fatties.

No wonder they suck at messaging.

Bright idea. Tell all the fatties that they are clogging their arteries. That won't make them change the channel to 1421. Dammit, 1245. Shit, Let me get a pencil here. Channel 400. There.


Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Damn skinny bitch.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Dayyum, Senator Brown doesn't look at all like his nudie pic anymore.

Why did I want him in office again?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Oh, wait, that's Sherrod Brown. When did we get a Senator named Sherrod Brown?

kneetoe (#1,881)

1848 was the first one.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

There's more? AcK!

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I don't like his hair. Vote him out.

BoHan (#29)

Gawd CHOICE. Do you belong to the Aadmirals Club? DON'T LIE. YOU DO!!! Fancy shorts wearer. Because if you did not belong, you would know that free chips and salsa at an AIRPORT CHILE's (like the one in Terminal 4 at LAX) is worth a FORTUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get your ass in there, before everyone else finds out they'll be spending the night in the terminal with you, and takes your seat.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)


*points at BolMan – Glug Glug Glug*

askryan (#1,323)

Finally something that makes using this stupid, stupid app worth it.

Chili's > Ruby Tuesday's > Applebee's > Outback > TGI Friday's > Red Lobster > Olive Garden > Uno's

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

There's an app for that.

Do people with iphones eat at places like that?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

People with iPhones will eat anything. N'ahmean.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I think that guy suffering from Dementia, Chris Matthews is on next.

I wonder if he's really fooling anyone with that comeover. You see it. He's got like 1 foot long hair conveniently draped to the right over his forehead.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Did he ever break his nose? It slants to the left from that indentation on the bridge.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Did y'all hear? Dave Weigel showed up at Wonkette's cheap ass party last week.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Back when we had those CN conferences I always had to restrain myself from reaching out and grabbing his eye lids so he's stop blinking so much while he talked.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Ingliss is so bitter! HA!

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Aw, Ezra Klein didn't shave for his appearance on Keith Olbermann. Still has that weird plucking disaster in his left eyebrow.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

He says "serious republicans" like they are in control anymore. Cute.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

You know, at some point they are going to need to talk to the people who are in charge.

I know it's scary for them, but it's not like those people are going away anytime soon.

The house Marilyn died in is for sale

Do you think I should buy it?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Depends on the price. Did you sell a house this year and need to roll over the profits to avoid taxes.

Pragmatic decisions. Hard to make without full knowledge of all the variables.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Geez 2k sq ft on 1/2 acre? Not much in the way of a yard.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Oh, God. tree filled grounds on 1/2 acre? What's that like 10 trees ringing the pool?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

At 1,370/sq ft I would prefer to find an art deco factory and convert it into multi-level loft.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Office looks more like a renamed sun porch. Can you imagine having everyone trample through your business records for a pool party?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Never look up. It will depress you to know you paid 2.9M (if you know how to negotiate) for a house that looks like a barn. Just because someone died there.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I once had lots of friends who lived in Brentwood. Then they all got a bug about buying rustic farms.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I can't remember what close proximity means in Cali. Can I walk to the strip? Or does that mean 10 minute drive?

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

The things I will do to avoid finishing my books.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

when will the galleys be ready do you think

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Truth be told I can have them at the printer by 5pm. Just not a fan of posthumous publishing so, like my already published articles, I wait until all the mundane business aspects are in place before I download them.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

The more anal retentive assholes will be waking up soon.

Tomorrow night when I take over this site, I'm going to pwn the fuck out of Max Read. I'm going to use the comment section to fuck his ass up.

Massive snark & news that that bitch can't even begin to realize is out there.

Yeah, Jeff Neufuck, wait until you report days later the shit this site will have when it happens. Let iPhone try and top that. Money don't build shite. Good ole American spit shines do.

KarenUhOh (#19)


Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Matty Boy Drudgers…readjust your sleep scheddy dudemeister. I'm going to need an assist.

You too Andy B. I'm calling in all my rodeo clowns for this shite.

garge (#736)

I have been meaning to mention that your new avatar looks good on you! In my mind's eye, you are agitblogging in your underwear, and it will continue to be so until you prove me otherwise.

Art Yucko (#1,321)


KarenUhOh (#19)

It's not a Choice. It's a Child.

La Cieca (#1,110)

Pronounced [RAH-DISH]

David Roth (#4,429)

When you start a sentence with the words, "Known for engaging guests through multiple social media outlets," you're pretty much guaranteed that 1) it will end terribly and 2) it will end better than it started.

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