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the toasted cheddar chalupa is back
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Depending on your favorite menu items, you might be mad at Taco Bell right now. Maybe you've signed a petition. Maybe you've taken to the streets in protest. At the very least, you're probably willing to stick it to them by getting a good deal on some of their food, right? 

Well, if you at least fall into the latter category, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to exploit Taco Bell's generosity between now and the end of the year for your own personal gain.

First and foremost, it seems there's a way to basically invest in Taco Bell and get even more money. At any point through December 23, Taco Bell will give you a $2 E-Bonus Card when you purchase a $10 digital gift card. That's effectively a 20% return, if your definition of investing centers around buying tacos. If you need to find a few different stocking stuffers or low-budget secret Santa gifts or you just want to live mas, it can't hurt to grab a few of these. 

In the runup to Thanksgiving from November 18 through 22, you're going to want to then try and use whatever E-Bonus Card cash you scooped up to order a Taco Party Pack from DoorDash. If you do, you'll score free delivery—but don't skimp on that tip. 

If your 2021 resolutions center around eating more Chalupas and Gorditas, then the period between December 3 and 15 is the ideal window to sign up for Taco Bell's Beta Rewards program (why not an alpha rewards program?). If you get on board during that window of time, you'll nab yourself a $5 Chalupa Cravings Box for free, which is a good way to start to ease yourself into winter hibernation mode. 

Oh— and if you didn't already know, you can score a buy-one-get-one deal on a Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Box through UberEats if you order by November 15. 

So despite the fact that the petition to save the Mexican Pizza seems to have fallen on deaf ears, this plethora of deals sure suggests Taco Bell isn't above bribing folks in order to win them over. No matter how you ultimately feel about the moves they've made in 2020 to shake up the menu, you'd be a fool to NOT live this mas.