How to Win Free McDonald's for Life

McDonald's mobile customers get chance to win food for life

McDonald's mobile customers get chance to win food for life

The victor of the contest will win McDonald's food for life, equating to up to two meals per week for fifty years and a special gold-plated "McGold Card" phone case.

According to the brand's website, customers will receive one entry every time they pick up an order that they've placed by using Mobile Order & Pay from August 10 to August 24.

Though the fast-food chain played up the gold card myth in its marketing video-the victor will receive a custom gold-plated phone case along with his or her food-McDonald's isn't giving out all the Big Macs and Happy Meals a person could eat. The prize is valued at $52,350. In addition, the victor "will receive a custom gold-0plated "McGold Card" phone case". "You have a much better chance of winning a state lottery than picking something like this up".

Will you be heading to McDonald's to place an order and get a chance to win free food for life? Rumor has it that there's only one other person who has a McDonald's McGold Card at the moment in the form of tech billionaire Bill Gates.

The victor will be alerted via email or on their McDonald's app.

Instead, the victor will receive up to two meals per week for 50 years, given as a $1,000 credit on the company's app along with $35,400 in cash and $15,600 to offset winning-prize taxes.

The contest is similar to one run by coffee chain Starbucks, which was called Starbucks for Life, only not as generous.

In late July, McDonald's unveiled MacCoin, a limited edition global currency, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Big Mac burger.

Since then, a small select number of McGold Cards have been given out to notable figures, ranging from the governor of MI to the king of Sweden.

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As you would expect, there's a ton of fine print that goes along with the "free food for life" card.

Earn up to three game plays per day on qualifying purchases with your registered Starbucks Card or with your card in the Starbucks app - one purchase before 2 p.m. gets you one play and a purchase after 2 two plays.