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Fans react following the Tampa Bay Lightning win over the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 05, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

Do you take advantage of those fast food freebies after Tampa Bay Lightning wins? If you did this year, it really paid off. How much? Let’s do the math.

A chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A costs about $4.76 with tax. You win one each time the Lightning win at home. That happened 27 times during the regular season… giving you $128.52 in free chicken sandwiches. But that’s not all. The Lightning kept the promotion going in the playoffs, which got you another $33.32 in free sandwiches with all the home ice wins.

Chicken sandwiches aren’t the only freebie. If the Lightning score 4 or more goals in a game, even if it’s an away game, you get a free double cheeseburger (well “Double Stack”) at Wendy’s. Those sell for about $2.66 with the tax. Take those 38 games when the Lightning got those 4 goals, or shout out the other team (not allowing any goals), and you get $101.08 in free burgers. Add in those playoff games and you add another $18.62 in free burgers.

There are other promotions too. For example you get half off your pizza after a win. I didn’t count those since you’re still paying a bit for your pizza. But if you add up all those freebies, your grand total in free fast food for this season… so far? $281.54! You might wanna hit the gym. That’s a lot of fast food.

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