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Until September 29, Chick-fil-A offers free orders of nuggets to anyone looking for a Chick-fil-A One Account or sign in to the updated chicken chain smartphone app.

The giveaway is for regular and grilled eight-point nuggets and can be redeemed at more than 2,300 locations nationwide. Prices vary by location, but at one location in Stuart, Florida, the regular nuggets were $ 3.85 and were grilled $ 4.65

although among free-fast chains a freebie for participating in a rewards program or downloading an app, it is rare for a company to rewards existing loyalty members.

The last time Chick-fil-A had a national freebie was July 10 for its 14th annual Cow Appreciation Day. On this day, it was necessary to wear a cow costume or put on cow marks to get free food.

Chick-fil-A hinted that the new program and app update would come in July when officials announced the popular cow calendar was retired after 20 years

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Updated App by Chick-fil-A

According to Chick-fil-A, more than 13 million people have joined the company since its launch Year 2016 joined the bonus program.

The redesigned app includes a new tiered loyalty program, where customers earn points each time they make a purchase that can be redeemed for free food.

"Our membership program is just so much about what you give as what you get," said Kaitlyn White, senior lead of the Chick-fil-A One membership program in a statement. "With each purchase, members receive points that can be used to redeem available rewards of their choice."

Points will be collected and redeemed free of charge when ordering through the app and shopping in the restaurant when the app's QR code is awarded (19659007) All members start at the Chick-fil-A One level where they earn 10 points for every $ 1 spent.

After a member accumulates 1,000 points, they move up to the silver level and can earn 11 points for every dollar. To get to the red level, 5,000 points are needed and the members receive 12 points for every dollar [19659007] Customers of the top two levels can make "gifts" to rewards friends and family, or choose to donate a donation to Feeding Children Everywhere, a non-profit, who sends meals to hungry children across the country.

"We are thrilled with the partnership and be the only membership program in the industry for" A way to spread friendliness, "said White.

The Chick-fil-A app is on the Apple App Store and on Google Play available.

Kelly Tyko is a columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of USA TODAY NETWORK. Follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at kelly.tyko@tcpalm.com Sign up for their weekly newsletter at www.tcpalm.com/newsletters.

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