Mcdonald’s is giving customers a chance to win free food for life with a McGold Card. The public first learned about the McGold card — a popular McDonald’s wives’ tale — when Rob Lowe put his on display during a 2015 segment of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” But he wasn’t the first cardholder, and he didn’t win his privileges in a public giveaway.
This year, McDonald’s must be in the spirit of giving because it’s handing out 12 of its elusive McGold Cards, and all people have to do to enter the contest is spend more than $1 through the McDonald’s app. It all kicks off on December 5.
Every weekend leading up to Christmas (starting December 10), McDonald’s will select one winner to receive a McGold Card for themselves, plus three friends — it’s the season of sharing after all. The McDonald’s for Life winners are entitled to two free meals per week for the next 50 years, according to the sweepstakes rules.
To enter the McGold Card giveaway all you have to do is order using the McDonald’s app. Every purchase you make through the app during the SZN of Sharing (December 5-25) gives you a chance to win.
And, if you read the fine print, you’ll see that you can get a free entry every day without buying anything from McDonald’s. To find the full rules and information for entering without making a purchase, you can go to the McDonald’s for Life Appstakes website.
Three grand-prize winners will receive a McDonald’s McGold Card, “with a value of $1,040 per year for fifty years” to be used at participating locations, as well as an additional $22,285 “to help offset taxes,” according to the official rules. “Our fans have been fascinated by the lore of the McGold Card and if it really exists. And now, we’ll make this McDonald’s legend a reality for our fans by giving them the ultimate holiday gift — a chance to win a card and then share access to it with three of their family or friends,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer.
Cozy Up with Festive Food Deals
And of course, it’s not the holiday season without sharing your favorite food with your crew. Move over milk and cookies – because McDonald’s is rolling out ALL the best food deals. You could buy a Big Mac or Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and get one for free, score FREE 6-piece Chicken McNuggets with a $1 minimum purchase, or even grab a $0.50 Double Cheeseburger.