McDonald’s recently released an app for both Apple and Android devices. The app is pretty slick and has a surprising amount to offer. This post will share why you should consider the app, what you’ll get for downloading it, and how to get it. Let’s begin:
Why You Want This App:
McDonald’s loves giving away prizes. For instance, last month’s McDonald’s Minion Mania resulted in people winning hundreds of thousands of prizes. Monopoly at McDonald’s is always a McDonald’s favorite. However, this app is better in a lot of ways. Downloading this app offers prizes and exclusive offers year-’round.
Downloading this app makes you part of what McDonald’s calls the ‘M‘ crowd. This means you get ‘in the know’. You will receive exclusive deals on food which are easily redeemable through the app. On top of that, the app is really convenient to use as a store locator. Sure, Google can do the same thing but not to the same extent. Here are the ways you can find the right McDonald’s location for you:
- Sort by Play Place
- Sort by if there’s a drive-thru
- Sort by arch card acceptance
- Sort by if the location has free Wi-Fi (my favorite way to sort)
What Kind of Free Food You’ll Get
You’re reading this post because you want free food. Fair enough. After downloading the app, you’ll see your free sandwich offerings. You can choose from breakfast sandwiches or burgers – even a McDouble!
When you get to McDonald’s, pull up the sandwich options again. Click ‘redeem’. Get your phone scanned at the register. It’s easy.
How to Get the App
The app is available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The free sandwich offers are limited to 8,000,000 downloads and you must be 13 years of age to accept the free food. If you’re over 13 but under 18, you are still supposed to have a guardian read over the terms of service agreement before installing the app.
You can also visit the McDonald’s Mobile App page to signup or read the complete Terms of Service.
“What if I don’t have a smart phone?”
Not everyone has a smartphone for various reasons. If you don’t have one, you can still get in the loop. You can still get free notifications for freebies. Simply go to the McDonald’s app page and click ‘Join our email list’ in the upper right hand corner. You’ll get connected via email. Installing the app also allows McDonald’s to use your email address to send information about the app and other special offers/discounts made available.
Other Details about the McDonald’s App
Upon downloading it, you will be asked if you’d like to receive push notifications from the app. You may, at any time, cancel the push notifications. Keep in mind that altering push notifications will not adjust email settings. With those, you are either subscribed or unsubscribed.
The McDonald’s App really has no surprises. It’s beautiful, intuitive, and if you enjoy going to McDonald’s – it’s handy. Just don’t use the app as an excuse to eat fast food every other day. Cooking at home is the best way to save money and be healthy.