McDonald’s is giving customers a really big gift the last 11 days before Christmas.

They’ve picked 11 different menu items, paired them with a holiday movie character, and have released a calendar of freebies running through Christmas Eve, while supplies last.

If you’re into free food, here’s what you gotta do:


Spend at least $1 using the free McDonald’s app to get the freebie each day.

If you don’t have the McDonald’s app already, you’ll want it by the time the holiday freebies start rolling out on Dec. 14.

These deals are only available when you order using the app and spend at least $1. That’s the price of a large soda!

You can place a to-go order via the app, or use the app in drive-up or in store (where applicable) to get the free menu item of the day.


Add the free menu item of the day to your order (and save nearly $30).

Add $1 or more to your order, and then go to the Deals section of the McDonald’s app to find the following holiday-themed freebies Dec. 14 – 24:

Monday, Dec. 14: “The Griswolds”

Free Double Cheeseburger (reg. $2.59)

Tuesday, Dec. 15: “The Abominable Snow Monster”

Free Big Mac (reg. $4.09)

Wednesday, Dec. 16: “The Grinch”

Free Egg McMuffin (reg. $2.79)

Thursday, Dec. 17: “John McClane”

Free McDouble (reg. $1.99)

Friday, Dec. 18: “Rudolph”

Free Medium Fries (reg. $2.39)

Saturday, Dec. 19: “Gizmo”

Free 6-pc McNuggets (reg. $2.00)

Sunday, Dec. 20: “Buddy the Elf”

Free Hotcakes (reg. $2.49)

Monday, Dec. 21: “Scrooge”

Free Hot Coffee (reg. $1.00) or Iced Coffee (reg. $1.50)

Tuesday, Dec. 22: “Frosty the Snowman”

Free McFlurry (reg. $3.89)

Wednesday, Dec. 23: “Frank Costana and the rest of us”

Free Bakery Item, which includes Apple Fritters (reg. $2.00), Blueberry Muffins (reg. $2.00), and the McCafe Cinnamon Roll (reg. $2.39)

Thursday, Dec. 24: “Santa Claus”

Free Cookies (2 or 3 pack) (reg. $1.00)



Check the app after Christmas for additional McDonald’s freebies.

The Deals section of the McDonald’s app is constantly filled with deals. Some are for mobile order & pay only, so just make sure you look to see each deal’s specific requirements.

Here are some past examples of deals we’ve seen come and go on the app:

  • Buy 1 get 1 free Happy Meals every Wednesday
  • Free medium fries with any purchase
  • Free medium fries and soft drink with purchase of a signature crafted sandwich
  • Buy 1 get 1 free sandwiches
  • $3 off any purchase of $15 or more (which could, in theory, cover the cost of many of the items on the holiday freebie list)

If you’re a new app user, you should find an offer for a free Cheesburger, McChicken or Sausage McMuffin with Egg — no purchase necessary — in the Deals section.


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