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How to Grab a Free McDonald's Squishmallow Happy Meal!

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It’s fair to say Squishmallows have taken over each corner of the internet, retail stores, and, yes, TikTok. While we’ve been keeping track of all the Squishmallow merchandise and rare Squishmallows available, Squishmallow Happy Meals arrived at McDonald’s locations on Dec. 26, 2023. There are 12 Squishmallows for kids to collect through Jan. 22, 2024.

“Iconic Squishmallow characters — like Cam and Fifi — will be a part of the lineup, as well as everyone’s favorite McDonaldland character and purple bestie — Grimace!” according to a press release on Dec. 19. “And that’s not all — there’s a surprise mystery character that select fans may uncover when they open their Happy Meal toy.”

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McDonald’s Squishmallows Happy Meals arrived Dec. 26, 2023. There are 12 Squishmallows to collect, including Grimace.

squishmallow happy meal laying out on a table

Squishmallows Happy Meals arrived on Dec. 26, with 12 Squishmallows to collect.

Here are the different Happy Meals you can order:

  • Hamburger Happy Meal (reg. $4.29): a hamburger with a side of fries, apple slices, and your choice of drink

  • 4-Piece McNugget Happy Meal (reg. $4.48): a 4-piece nugget with a side of fries, apple slices, and your choice of drink

  • 6-Piece McNugget Happy Meal (reg. $4.98): a 6-piece nugget with a side of fries, apple slices, and your choice of drink

The Squishmallows Happy Meals are here until Jan. 22.

a child looking at a happy meal at mcdonalds

Each store has 12 different designs, so if you’re looking to collect them all, you might have to go to a few different McDonald’s locations. The McDonald’s Squishmallows will stick around until Jan. 22, 2024, so you’ve got time to collect them all.

The designs range from a pineapple with headphones to an axolotl with disco glasses. Each of them will come with a matching box that has the same design as the Squishmallow.

“In partnering with McDonald’s we are able to bring fans a 360-degree Squishmallows experience that includes exclusive digital playlists, and special edition Squishmallows that will create one of the most elevated Happy Meal programs to date,” says Gerhard Runken, Senior Vice President of Brand & Marketing at Jazwares. “Happy Meals have featured so many iconic brands throughout the years, and this is a tremendous milestone for Squishmallows as we join forces with McDonald’s, one of the world’s most trusted and recognized brands.”

The McDonald’s Squishmallows has an exclusive playlist — a first for Happy Meals.

a person scanning a QR code on a happy meal

Even better: each character comes with a free playlist! All you need to do is is scan the QR code on the Happy Meal box to access each Squish’s playlist, “which have been carefully curated based off their unique and fun personalities.”

A Squishmallows McFlurry debuted in Canada on Aug. 1, but it’s not coming to the U.S.

a photo of the Squishmallows McFlurry from McDonald's.

While the U.S. got the new Peanut Butter Crunch McFlurry on Aug. 9, Canada celebrated the release of their Squishmallow Happy Meals with a new Squishmallow McFlurry. This McFlurry is blueberry-flavored with popping candy on top. However, it is not happening in the U.S.

“The Squishmallows Milkshake will not be available for this McDonald’s U.S. release of the Squishmallows Happy Meal, but we are so excited for be launching the meal in the U.S. with two additional Squishmallow toys — Grimace and a mystery Squish for fans to uncover!” McDonald’s confirmed to The Krazy Coupon Lady in a statement.

McDonald’s Halloween Squishmallows were only available in the U.K. and Ireland.

mcdonalds halloween squishmallows

Although rumors swirled about the Halloween Squishmallows being sold with Happy Meals in October in the U.S., it was simply that, rumors. This release was only available in the U.K. and Ireland.

Instead, U.S. McDonald’s ran their McDonald’s Halloween Buckets in October with no additional toy.

Get a free Happy Meal when you redeem 6,000 McDonald’s Rewards points.

women holding cellphone with mcdonalds app next to happy meal

Members of the McDonald’s Rewards program earn 100 points for every $1 spent. Once you hit 6,000 points (or $60 spent), you can redeem your points for a free Happy Meal.

If you order during the Squishmallow Happy Meal toy promotion, you’ll get a free Squishmallow toy to go with your meal.

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