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McDonald’s and Mariah Carey are giving customers a really big gift the last 12 days before Christmas.

They’ve picked 12 different menu items and have released the “Mariah Menu” — a calendar of freebies running Dec. 13 through Christmas Eve, while supplies last.

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


Spend at least $1 via the 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. 13.

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 stores (where applicable) to get the free menu item of the day.


Add the free menu item of the day to your order (and save over $15).

McDonald's Mariah Menu advertisement

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. 13 – 24:

Monday, Dec. 13

Free Big Mac (reg. $4.59)

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Free McChicken (reg. $1.99)

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Free Cinnamon Roll (reg. $2.59)

Thursday, Dec. 16

Free 6 pc. McNuggets (reg. $2.00)

Friday, Dec. 17

Free Cheeseburger (reg. $1.79)

Saturday, Dec. 18

Free Pancakes (reg. $3.99)

Sunday, Dec. 19

Free McDouble (reg. $2.49)

Monday, Dec. 20

Free Apple Pie (reg. $1.59)

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Free Sausage McMuffin (reg. $1.69)

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Free Double Cheeseburger (reg. $2.79)

Thursday, Dec. 23

Free Sausage Biscuit (reg. $1.49)

Friday, Dec. 24

Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (reg. $1.39)



Get a free beanie and t-shirt when ordering off the Mariah Menu.

mariah menu items that you can get for free (beanie and t-shirt)

When you order off the Mariah Menu on Dec 15, 2021, you’ll get a free beanie. On Dec 21, 2021, you’ll get a free t-shirt when you use the Mariah Menu deal.

Supplies are limited and at participating locations, so be sure to check if your local McDonald’s is giving away these freebies with your purchase.


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 sandwich
  • $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 Cheeseburger, McChicken, or Sausage McMuffin with Egg — no purchase necessary — in the Deals section.

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