One man says he was able to use his Chipotle VIP card for about a year before the company effectively revoked it for abuse in a TikTok that has garnered over 26,000 views on the platform.
Content creator Austin Null said at the time when his family was vlogging he’d posted enough about loving Chipotle and going to the chain restaurant known for its burritos that the company sent him a VIP card. The menu, he said, allowed him to get one free meal, one appetizer and one drink per day from the chain.
@austinbnull in reply to @justnjames_ I am a changed man and I regret my actions. And yes, I’m just referring to this Chipotle song. I would use your VIP card again in a heartbeat 😂 #storytime #Keithadilla #fyp #chipotle ♬ Original sound – Austin Zero
“I was married at the time, I have three kids, so I went up there and ordered all our food and I just gave them the menu and they stole it,” he says. “I’ve been doing this for over a year. I’m talking $0 to $35 every time. I won’t lie, we went there at least twice a week.”
Finally, after having the card for about a year, Null said he took it to a Chipotle location, where an employee told him they had received a call from corporate headquarters and could not take his card with them.
“They said it was just for the one main course, but we got in trouble for giving you the extra stuff,” said Null, he was told by the employee. “It was 2016, I think, and VIP cards were a bit new and they were mainly — I feel like a lot of celebrities had them, but I’ve also been to Kansas City, so there aren’t any celebrities here.” I think they told me the only other person who had one was someone who played for the soccer team here.”
The Daily Dot contacted Null via Instagram direct message and Chipotle directly via email regarding the video.
Some viewers felt the card’s revocation was somewhat unnecessary.
“That’s only 5,200 a year, that’s literally nothing, they tripped,” wrote one commenter. “It’s essentially the same as getting a meal every day.”
“I feel like it’s the same amount of money though…if I went every day and had a bowl of guac and a drink,” wrote another commenter. “Or if I took my family with me twice a week…”
“I’m sure it didn’t do them any harm,” wrote one commenter.
*Initial publication: March 17, 2023 11:04 am CDT
Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.
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