Chick-fil-A offers free meal to those who dress like cows today

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PHOENIX -- It's Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A, which means you can get a free combo meal -- if you dress like a cow.

Chick-fil-A really wants to feed you for free today, so if you don't happen to have a cow costume just lying around, you can print out a "starter kit" at

Those dressed "head to hoof" in cow attire will get an entrée of his or her choice, a side item and a Dr. Pepper or other beverage.

Those who aren't in full costume but who sport some kind of cow-themed accessory can get a free entrée.

In addition to the free food today, Chick-fil-A is also hosting a Facebook contest for the best-dressed cow. Voting runs through July 31. There's a separate contest for the calves -- kids 10 and younger -- that runs through Aug. 31.

This is the sixth annual Cow Appreciation Day for the Atlanta-based chain. Last year, more than 300,000 cow-clad customers visited restaurants throughout the country.

"It takes a loyal fan to dress like a cow for a free meal," said Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A's senior vice president of marketing, in a news release. "Cow Appreciation Day is our way of thanking them for their loyalty, not to mention a day simply to have fun."

There are 22 Chick-fil-A locations in Arizona, including more than a dozen in the Phoenix-Metro area.

Planning on dressing up like a cow to get a free meal today? Send us a photo! We'd love to see you sporting your spots!