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By Erica Chayes Wida

National Taco Day is Thursday, Oct. 4 — and we are ready to guac 'n' roll. That means you can celebrate Taco Tuesday and the once-a-year holiday in the same week. Score!

According to National Taco Day's official website, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos last year. That's a lot of tacos. In fact, that's 490,000 miles of tacos — enough tacos that, if strung together with some super gooey cheese, could reach all the way to the moon ... and back.

To celebrate the holiday, you could shake up your own margaritas at home and lay out a spread of barbecue rib tacos (they're really easy to make in the slow cooker), or you could snag some local freebies. If you're opting for the latter, here are your best bets:

Taco Bell

The big-time taco chain that began dishing up Mexican-American fare in California in 1962 is bringing back their National Taco Day Gift Set. For $5, customers can take down four hard shell tacos: the Crunchy Taco, Fiery, Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. And it's already available online to buy for a pal.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

This taco shop with a fuzzy — er, funny — name with nearly 180 locations throughout the U.S. is making us all warm and ... you know ... on Oct. 4 with $1 tacos all day.

On the Border

While this hot spot for Tex-Mex and margaritas is already running a limited special where Taco Tuesday lasts all day, everyday with $2 tacos, it's going even bigger for National Taco Day. Well, not necessarily big — but definitely endless. That's right: All day on Oct. 4, customers can enjoy $9 unlimited ground beef or chicken tinga tacos paired with Mexican rice, refried beans and bottomless chips and salsa.

Taco John's

Since tacos are totally worth celebrating all week long, Taco John's is giving out freebies from Monday to Friday. Just sign up or log into the Taco John's Rewards app and you could have a free Crispy Beef Taco in your hand once a day, every day for the whole week.