How to Get Free Whoppers and Original Chicken Sandwiches From Burger King

Take the survey - Get a free sandwichIf you’ve ever eaten at Burger King I’m sure that you’ve noticed the offer on the back of your receipt where in exchange for going online and taking a survey about your experience the restaurant gives you a free Whopper or Original Chicken Sandwich on your next visit. What I’m going to show you is how you can get the free sandwich without even taking the survey at all.

Alright, so the Whoppers and chicken sandwiches aren’t technically “free” since you still need to buy a small, medium or largre order of fries and a drink to get them, but “How to Get Free Whoppers and Original Chicken Sandwiches From Burger King Without Taking the Survey on the Back of Your Receipt” was just WAY too long of a title for a blog post. Plus, if you’re planning on buying a Whopper or an Original Chicken Sandwich anyway this deal makes them much cheaper than just purchasing either of them as part of a combo meal. Alright, on to the free sandwiches!

The way that Burger King’s survey works is that after completing it you’re given a code to write on the back of your receipt, which you then turn in for your free sandwich on your next visit. The code is always a combination of two letters followed by a random string of five numbers. The two letters are exactly the same for every single customer who takes the survey in a given month and the five numbers are always completely random. When you turn in your receipt for a free sandwich all the Burger King employees do is check to make sure that the first two letters match what Burger King tells them are the two correct letters for everyone who took the survey that month.

What’s even better is that although the letter codes vary from month to month they never change from year to year. What’s better than that is that I just happen to know the letter codes that Burger King uses for every single month. The codes are as follows:

January – BB
February – LS
March – JH
April – PL
May – BK
June – WH
July – FF
August – BF
September – CF
October – CK
November – CB
December – VM

Alright, so let’s say that during the month of August you eat at Burger King and save your receipt so you can complete the survey and get a free sandwich on your next visit. Your code would be BF followed by five random numbers, so BF92458 would work as would BF23514 or any other combination of BF followed by any five random numbers. Stopped in during the month of November? No problem, just use CB and any five numbers you want instead of BF. Pretty easy huh?

113 Comments on How to Get Free Whoppers and Original Chicken Sandwiches From Burger King

  1. Whammy!
    August 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Dang Nick. 1337 h4xing skillz.

    • joe
      December 16, 2013 at 10:39 am (9 months ago)

      love the chicken woppers are the greatest my kids love them

    • Marlene Johnson
      January 24, 2014 at 11:06 am (8 months ago)

      I want to take your survey for free sandwiches. Thank You!

    • becky
      February 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm (7 months ago)

      What’s the number to take survey

      • Nick
        February 6, 2014 at 7:13 am (7 months ago)

        The whole point of this blog post is that you don’t NEED the number because you don’t have to take the survey.

    • Karen
      May 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm (4 months ago)

      Love burger king

  2. hickeymouse
    September 6, 2012 at 8:14 am (2 years ago)

    Okaaaay. So don’t you think Burger King employees can read? Just sayin’…

    • Nick
      September 6, 2012 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

      I didn’t say that. I’m saying that the only real “code” that they look for is just that the first two letters match and that there are five random numbers after that.

      • nicole
        January 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm (8 months ago)

        are these codes the same for 2014?

        • Nick
          January 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm (8 months ago)

          Yep! They’ve been the same for years now.

  3. hickeymouse
    September 6, 2012 at 11:18 am (2 years ago)

    Sorry I didn’t make myself clear. In other words, don’t you think there is a chance that some Burger King employee might read this article and, as a result, Burger King might change their codes?

    • Nick
      September 6, 2012 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

      Yeah I guess they could, but I’m pretty sure that the redemption codes haven’t changed in years so I guess if they haven’t changed them by now they probably aren’t planning on it.

  4. Brent
    September 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm (2 years ago)

    What if you go in on the last day of the month and come in two days into the next?

    • Nick
      September 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      The code is based on the month that you actually dined there.

  5. Nate
    September 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like stealing. The sandwich is in exchange for services provided, right? And you didn’t provide that service.

    • Nick
      September 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

      You know who you sound like?
      Debbie Downer

      • bertha
        November 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm (10 months ago)

        I was just thinking the same thing!!!!

  6. Nancy Bischoff
    December 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I was hungry for a whopper JR. , it was hot and just hit the spot.

  7. jackie Reid
    December 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)


  8. Pam
    December 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Love their Original Chicken Sandwiches !

  9. frank
    January 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I have taken the survey and it is not burdensome. My main problem is that i alway think the drink is ripoff whereeve you go. Oh, the store i went to was willing to switch to onion rings, the main reason i visit the King

    • Nick
      January 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm (2 years ago)

      Yeah, I usually get onion rings instead of fries too. Some drinks will also let you buy just the “value” soda instead of a small, which is only $1.

  10. Paul, near Albany NY
    January 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Probably none of them ever check, but I do know the 5 digit number has to be a multiple of three. So whatever number you make up, be sure 3 goes into it evenly.

    • Amy
      October 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm (11 months ago)

      I am a Burger King manager. And at my store they know what to look for.

      • Nick
        October 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm (11 months ago)

        Yeah, they know to look for the two letter month code and the five random numbers that follow it….

  11. Takharri gasery
    January 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Great great great

    • Takharri gasery
      January 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Burger King new fries are awesome.

  12. an soon hubbard
    January 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Your original chicken sandwich has too much salt

    • Nick
      January 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm (2 years ago)

      You realize that I’m not Burger King right?

      • Seamore
        August 11, 2013 at 9:43 am (1 year ago)

        Probably doesn’t realize that it is the natural sodium content in the chicken either…

  13. Ronnie Miller
    January 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Please have the help to wear gloves when making the sandwich They did not and have them to wash there hands after going outside to smoke I have seen them not wash Thank you

  14. Marc
    March 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm (2 years ago)

    The best place to eat is at BK enjoying every time I eat there

  15. linda
    March 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

    i told the surey but did not know that expired you should be able to use it long as you have a code

  16. C.B. Strasburger
    March 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm (1 year ago)

    The FLAME BROILED Whopper has always been my favorite. However I have not had ocassion to purchase many in the last year or so. When I do, it is apparant to me that the “flame broiler” is no longer used. The meat tastes like everyone elses. And that is not a compliment. I noticed on your recent ads that you still claim it. The taste is not there!

    • Cakes
      October 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm (11 months ago)

      As an manager at burger king, it does taste like every other burger.

      • burger me
        November 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm (11 months ago)

        I AGREE with C.B. Stasburger. I just had a whopper today and it tasted AWFUL! The flame broiled was NOT there. It tasted like clay. The whopper was my favorite sandwich. Such a let down….

  17. ricardo
    March 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm (1 year ago)

    This is legit. I did the survey to make sure and sure enough March (JH) was correct. Thanks dude

  18. aflyonthewall
    March 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm (1 year ago)

    BK saved my life when i was homeless some place worm to sit and buy1 get1 coupons kept me and my husband from starving

  19. evelynbohan
    April 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (1 year ago)

    I love your chicken parmesan sandwich, and fries, plus former employee, love working for burger king ,niagara falls on cliffton hill, had great manger mike,

  20. Teri W.
    April 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm (1 year ago)

    @Ronnie Miller. I too have seen the employees outside smoking (one female employee smoking and picking nose at the same time- I’m not kidding)and they did not wash their hands before going back and handling food orders- Yuck!

  21. barbara rasch
    April 20, 2013 at 10:52 am (1 year ago)

    Liked the phone survey better.

  22. Eugene Kersey
    April 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy 420 all y’all BK LUVERZ out there…getchyur munchiez on @ nearest Burger King…Peace Love & WEED !!!!

  23. boofles
    April 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm (1 year ago)

    The receipt coupons are great. They always stick one on the bag and give you one, so if you figure that you get 2 every time you buy something, you can load up on free whopper coupons. The codes are right. Burger king employees have no way of verifying them, so as long as the first 2 letters are correct you are set. You can even use more than one coupon per visit if you get 2 whoppers. My girlfriend and I use these things all the time. Even when you use a receipt you get another one so theyre neverending. I am very cheap so I love free things! Great job with the months for the codes!

    • Gandydancer
      May 18, 2014 at 5:21 am (4 months ago)

      No, you can’t use more than one coupon per visit, unless there are two of you. And even using them too often at the same outlet could be problematic. The verbiage on the back of the receipt says you can only take the survey once a month.

      I’ve been recording the numbers I’ve gotten since July 2010, through April 2014, with the intention of looking for a pattern, but never got around to it. The prefixes are correct, as is the observation upthread that the “random” numbers are all divisible by 3. I don’t know what other validation tests may apply, but if the cashiers are just eyeballing it rather than entering it into the register they’re not likely to catch anything. “Hey, that’s fake! It’s a prime number!” Nah…

  24. Dianna Brewer
    May 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Excellent very good very fresh loved it

  25. Mariah Curtis
    May 18, 2013 at 3:09 am (1 year ago)

    I love how everyone assumes you are Burger King and complains to you. Lol

    June 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm (1 year ago)

    I love how everyone assumes you are Burger King and complains to you. Lol

  27. KEVIN
    July 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm (1 year ago)


  28. gerald
    August 22, 2013 at 11:44 am (1 year ago)

    wow let me just say that on 8.24.2013 i had like 3.14 on my debit and was in need of sum serious foodage..and i did not want a whopper junior so i went in burger king and ask a random stranger for their receipt and got turned down i looked in the garbage for one to no avail then i askd another guy and he gave me his i went on my bk experience and they said sorry but we are not taking surveys for this location…i got sad..then i googled how to get validation codes for bk.. and found you..i wrote down the example code for august you provide..went back in bk kinda nervous…but by gosh it worked and now i sit writing you with a value drink a sprite and kool aid mixture, sum onion ringage, and the mighty whopper….you are truly the MAN…..MY HAT GOES OFF TO YOU SIR…

  29. pat. vantuyl
    September 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm (12 months ago)

    Very good. Good experience

  30. Debbi
    November 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm (11 months ago)

    what else do I have to do to get the free whopper sandwich #9657

  31. kitty
    November 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm (10 months ago)

    thanks what else do I need to do?

    • Robo
      December 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm (10 months ago)

      Works like a charm

  32. Betty
    November 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm (10 months ago)

    Thank you.

  33. Betty
    November 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm (10 months ago)

    Good sandwiches!!!

  34. becky
    December 2, 2013 at 12:04 am (10 months ago)

    Thanks for the amazing food and people

  35. dave
    December 7, 2013 at 7:40 am (9 months ago)

    the chicken sandwich is great but needs more lettuce and mao on it

  36. Ashley
    December 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Worked for me :) used VM 85698. VM because it is December ! Thanks!

  37. joe
    December 16, 2013 at 10:46 am (9 months ago)

    im 88 yrs old young trying to get the code and these computers drop and iv been sitting 45 min cant seem to find a code so im starting all over again….

  38. janelle
    December 27, 2013 at 11:20 am (9 months ago)

    I eat at Bk often,twice a week love it u have Mcdonald’s beat. keep up the good work.

  39. david
    January 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm (8 months ago)

    i was there 2;03 had a burger and my wife had chicken i enjoy going every time i can

  40. Jim
    January 7, 2014 at 9:41 am (8 months ago)

    Codes work and I used them even 2 months later and still accepted. I have SOOOO Many coupons still needing to be used. EAT RESPONSIBLY MY FRIENDS….GOOD DAY

  41. Rodel
    January 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm (8 months ago)

    Yup! Just confirmed. Same code BB for today January 8, 2014!

  42. brandy
    January 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm (8 months ago)

    IS there a minimum that needs to be spent on the receipt in order to receive free whoper????

    • Nick
      January 20, 2014 at 7:51 am (8 months ago)

      On the original receipt no, but to collect your free Whopper or Original Chicken Sandwich you need to buy a small soda and small fries along with it.

  43. charlie
    January 22, 2014 at 10:05 am (8 months ago)

    I love bk you need to bring back the original fries when bk first came out thoes was the best fries

  44. sandy
    January 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm (8 months ago)

    you deserve to starve since your grammar is atrocious. “Me and my husband” indeed!

  45. butch
    February 12, 2014 at 10:50 am (7 months ago)

    The fries were great.The service was very good.

  46. Larry
    February 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm (7 months ago)

    BK is a fine place to eat,be yourself and enjoy a good burger

  47. Larry
    February 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm (7 months ago)

    I love your cheese burgers:they make you bite your tongue.

  48. Bob G.
    February 21, 2014 at 11:34 am (7 months ago)

    Not stealing at all… I went there, made a purchase and on the back was the info to take the survey and get the sandwich… I took the time to go to the site and fill out the info when I was greeted with the message that they were done getting info for this 30 period. What? … So in essence this is a crap shoot to get your survey in on time? … Say that before people take the time and effort to take the survey.

  49. ray
    March 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm (7 months ago)

    love the food and service is great

    March 12, 2014 at 11:53 am (6 months ago)

    IT WORKED, i viewed it as a scam but wow, it worked. i tip my hat off to you

  51. LEE
    March 24, 2014 at 9:59 am (6 months ago)


  52. LEE
    March 24, 2014 at 9:59 am (6 months ago)

    I LOVE B.K

  53. frank
    March 27, 2014 at 12:57 am (6 months ago)

    goodfast serveice

  54. frank
    March 27, 2014 at 12:59 am (6 months ago)

    drive thru…..person did tell me I could get two for 7 dollars…so I paid 5 dollar one org. chicken sw.

  55. James
    March 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm (6 months ago)

    Employees are very friendly

  56. Denise Crudup
    March 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm (6 months ago)

    The morning cashier that work the pick up window is wonderful

  57. John
    March 31, 2014 at 11:09 am (6 months ago)

    How has nobody asked about validation procedures? It’s been mentioned (and it’s been my experience) that they just look at it and throw it away. But what I’d like to know (and what everyone else should like to know as well) is if there is a way they can validate the code to see if it was actually generated by their survey experience. This is not only possible, but relatively easy to do, and so why wouldn’t they have this set up? I can’t imagine any good reason they wouldn’t, and so under the assumption that there is a way to validate it, my question is simply: Has anyone ever seen them punch in a number to check for validation? Or does anyone that works at BK know more about this?

    Additionally, I’d be quite happy taking the very short survey if I could do it multiple times a month, so I’d rather find a work around for doing multiple surveys in a month than to do it this way. So if anyone can tell me how they determine that I’ve already taken the survey for this month (IP address, cookies, MAC address, etc.?) then I can work around that without too much trouble.


    • Nick
      March 31, 2014 at 11:12 am (6 months ago)

      John, the validation is that the code for each month is two letters followed by five random numbers. If they check at all all they check is that the two letters match the month that you took the survey in and that hasn’t changed for years. Aside from that there’s really nothing for them to check even if they wanted to.

      • John
        April 1, 2014 at 7:41 am (6 months ago)

        Awesome! I suppose it was implied, but I wanted to be absolutely sure. Thanks for confirming that!

  58. Janet
    April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm (5 months ago)

    Thank you so much!!! The survey is really too long.

  59. manuel tafoya
    April 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm (5 months ago)

    wonderful service and great food will tell other people.

  60. Cheer Up Charlie
    May 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm (4 months ago)

    I imagine that the price of a whopper (even if you are cheating them out of the survey part) is worth it to Burger King to get you into the store. With dozens of places where you can buy fries and a coke, BK can guarantee you’ll spend your $2 with them. Even if 25% of their customers do this – their still only giving away a whopper per visit. You’re still buying fries and a drink and perhaps more. If you’re gonna drop a couple bucks a day to eat, BK would prefer you give it to them. Even if it costs them a whopper in exchange.

    Besides, I can’t help wondering how many whoppers get dropped on the ground or otherwise become unserveable during the course of a day. The cost to make a whopper can’t be that much.

    • Mongo
      August 26, 2014 at 12:00 am (3 weeks ago)

      The rule of thumb with most fast food entrees is cost times three is roughly the retail price. So, 1/3 of the price is the cost. At BK, whoppers are made to order, so there is very little waste. The burgers do not sit in the warming trays for very long, but they have it down to a science on how much to cook, when, etc…
      Hope that clarify’s it a bit…

    May 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm (4 months ago)


    May 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm (4 months ago)


  63. WARREN
    May 26, 2014 at 11:57 am (4 months ago)

    Excellent scam. If you are looking to save more money, get a USPS change of address kit, inside is a Lowe’s 10% discount coupon. McDonald’s also has a buy 1 get 1 coupon too at certain locations. I love saving money. Free tastes so good.

  64. oPHELIA Pressley
    June 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm (3 months ago)


  65. joeanna ridge
    June 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm (3 months ago)

    I love burger king because their is no flavor that taste as good as a really

    good whopper and a juicy crisp chicken sanwich

  66. Rafael Benoit
    June 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm (3 months ago)

    BK is better than MD’s any day. The taste is excellent. It’s like I bbq’ed it myself. Thank you

  67. Hungry
    July 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm (2 months ago)

    do you have to use your coupon code (receipt) within a month?

  68. Willene
    July 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm (2 months ago)

    U do have to have the receipt. I took the survey yesterday and it said FF. I couldn’t figure out why cause I put highly satisfied on everything. It is a long survey. I thought they went with A-F being A is great and F is bad. So thankful I found this. I tried to ask BK on Facebook but it wouldn’t let me post. I also wish they tasted as good as they did years ago.

  69. elaine lwrence
    July 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm (2 months ago)

    ordered a beacon double cheese burger for 1:99 and got a single bacon cheese burger instead ?@:””” store 205 order#8 date 7-17-14@12:58am 198 Thomaston ave. Waterbury ct. 06702 (203)757-7728 some place where I would not tell anyone to go bad service

  70. unHAPPY
    July 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

    MD better

  71. OnAdiet
    July 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm (2 months ago)

    Thanks man I am going to use this advice next time. I was just looking up the calories of Whopper Jr’s and found this instead. Not good to eat em all the time though. Better than In n Out even

  72. toosweet_n_cute4u
    August 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm (1 month ago)

    I was curious if you might KNOW before I try it I figured I would ask you since I came across your page…GOOD LOOKIN” OUT MAN!!! U R AWESOME for sharing this information!! 0_- On the back of the receipts there are 2-3 separate coupon thingy majigys… do you know if BK would accept ripped receipts to get even more free sandwiches?! Or is that just my wishful thinking?! HAHA If you don’t know its cool thanks anyways, I will go try it & let you know if you would like?!! Great appreciation for the codes again!!

  73. kathy
    August 20, 2014 at 8:54 am (4 weeks ago)


    • Nick Chipman
      August 20, 2014 at 8:57 am (4 weeks ago)

      Stop yelling at me Kathy!

      Even if you enter the code this will still work because again, all you need to do to get it to work is to use the two letter month code followed by five random numbers.

      • kathy
        August 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm (4 weeks ago)

        Cheap fucker

        • Nick Chipman
          August 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm (4 weeks ago)

          I’m not cheap, I just don’t think a small order of Burger King’s fries are worth 2.19. In fact, just last year I spent $141.33 on one single McDonald’s visit. You can read about it at

  74. kathy
    August 20, 2014 at 10:33 am (4 weeks ago)

    YEA BUT THATS CONSIDERED STEALING WHAT ARE U TO CHEAP TO PAY 2.19 for a small fry and 1.69 for a small drink thats $ 4.14 after tax thats cheap

    • Nick Chipman
      August 20, 2014 at 10:34 am (4 weeks ago)

      Please don’t respond again until you can use correct formatting and actually spell out your words. You’re giving me a headache.

      Also, the fries at Burger King suck so no, I don’t consider that cheap.

      • kathy
        August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm (4 weeks ago)

        Go fuck.yourself

        • Nick Chipman
          August 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm (4 weeks ago)


          • kathy
            August 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm (4 weeks ago)

            Hey dumb ass im using an android to type so im hitting it by accident and didnt realize it till after I sent it why dont you stop being a cheap mother fucker

          • Nick Chipman
            August 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm (4 weeks ago)

            I’m on an iPhone and I still manage so I’m sure if you really tried you could as well.

  75. Hmmm
    August 22, 2014 at 7:17 am (3 weeks ago)

    I am a manager at BK. Wouldn’t you want your opinion heard. They ONLY way we make a experience better is to hear it from the customers them selves. Everyone is always so quick to cheat or lie and complain but as I always say, it’s takes two minutes to do the honest thing and everyone of the customers responses are looked at by our VP and DM’s for our company!

    • Leon Lish
      August 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Today, my wife and I ate at Berger King. Yes, we had our usual… original chicken sandwich without mayo. These sandwiches cannot be beat!

  76. Hadi
    August 27, 2014 at 2:22 am (3 weeks ago)

    Can you Give me the code

    • Nick Chipman
      August 27, 2014 at 8:26 am (3 weeks ago)

      Hadi, it’s explained in the blog post how the code works. Just read it.


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