Have YOU Downloaded Free McDonald’s App? Score BOGO Happy Meals, Big Macs & More

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If you haven’t already, be sure to head here and download the free McDonald’s app! Once downloaded, click “View Deals” and you may find offers for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Happy Meal, $2 off $10 purchase, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Big Mac, Buy 1 Get 1 Free McGriddle, free Happy Meal with Salad purchase and more!

To redeem these offers, just show your phone to the cashier during checkout to receive the discount. There is typically a limit of one offer per person per visit.

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  1. Christine

    With three toddlers, I’ve been using this app for months! It’s been awesome to see what deals I can score. Typically we use the $2 off $10 purchase coupon, but I love when the free Happy Meal with purchase of a Happy Meal is in there! It also keeps track of your McCafe beverage purchases, so buy 5, get one free! Definitely don’t go to McDonald’s without this app!

    • Laura

      Can you use more than one deal per transaction?

      • Laura


      • Cindy

        Just use the kiosk and place multiple orders. I did it all the time. There’s a place in the to right hand corner that you click to scan an offer. Super easy once you know about it!

        • rebecca

          or if you are with your family, have your teen place one order with their phone, and you do a separate one. or have husband place one order separate from you, for example.

        • Mimi

          Is the kiosk inside the store or outside?

          • rebecca

            inside. and not all stores have it. in my area, only 2 stores have it, while maybe 6 do not.

      • cat

        My Daughter and I both do it all the time. I just do 2 separate orders. I have never had them say anything.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! Glad you have been able to snag some deals! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mamarenie

    I’ve had this app for over a year. It never works. Never! Nothing will load or scan. Frustrating! Called customer service.. I was told that they are aware of the issue.
    I wish it would work.. grr!

    • Amy


    • Nan

      For me it always works with the food items; never with the McCafe drinks (which I buy regularly). I also contacted customer service and they said they were working on the issue. At least they sent me a coupon for a free drink.

    • Laura Pille

      Make sure your location is turned on and wi-fi is turned off. I work at McDonald’s and this usually resolves the issue.

  3. Jennifer

    I’ve been using it for months too! I love it. I check it everyday to see if they have any daily freebies!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome to hear that Jennifer! Thanks for the feedback!

  4. Laura

    This is a great app. Here are a couple of tips……1) turn of your Wi-Fi If you are having trouble with the app at the McDonald’s location. I don’t know why, but mine doesn’t work either, if Wi-Fi is on. 2) Check the offers once you are near or arrive at that McD’s……they can sure change and often more are added once you are close to the restaurant. Hope this helps!

    • Cindy

      Yes! Great tips! I believe your location has to be on as well!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for the helpful tips Laura! Good to know!

  5. jules

    Why did they get rid of the happy meal boxes? :/

    • Laura

      They are a pain in the *** to close. bags are easier

    • Hollie

      Mine still uses boxes. My daughter got one yesterday. I think sometimes they use bags for certain advertisements.

  6. Kati

    Love the app! Works like a charm! Free fries Friday is always our favorite!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Glad to hear you have been enjoying the app offers! Thanks for the feedback Kati!

  7. Cindy

    The app works great for me! The only reason we ever go to McDonald’s is because of this app! 😂 I get a buy one get one free happy meal every Monday! I even place 2 orders on the kiosk thing and use 2 coupons. Sweet deals! Well worth downloading!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy to hear you have been able to snag the savings Cindy!

  8. pirateprincessmommy

    LOVE this app! I use it mainly for the McCafe! Many many mornings they have a free medium mcCafe with any purchase so, I get one for myself and one for some lucky person at work!

    • Nicole

      That’s so sweet!!

    • rebecca

      another trick i love for when the offer is get a sandwich free with any purchase — just buy a cookie or $1 drink or cheap cone to get the more expensive thing for free.

  9. Amelia

    Great app, get free stuff every time I go to mcd now.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Sweet! 🙂

  10. Ana

    The my Rio rewards app for Cafe Rio also gives you $5 when you download the app plus you get all sorts of perks throughout the year. I’d be happy if you use my invite code: DianaAck9534

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for sharing Ana!

  11. cindy

    I love the McD app. This morning I had a free latte. Yum!

  12. Lauren

    I love this app when I remember to use it. Unfortunately, I usually remember after I’ve placed my order.😥

  13. Hollie

    I use mine a LOT!!! My daughter always wants to go to McDonald’s on her way to work. We are constantly getting free food. For a while they had a free McCafe drink with any purchase so I would get the $1.50 breakfast meal and a free smoothie. It was also counting towards the buy so many get one free. You can’t beat that!!!

    • Christina

      I have done the same! I would go get 2 chocolate chip cookies and get my coffee for free. Love the app!

  14. jennifer

    love love love this app been using it for over a year!

  15. Sarah mcfadyen

    I’d just like to say that I LOVE the fact that there’s no negativity on this post❤. Happy Friday y’all!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy Friday! 😀

  16. Amy

    I wish the taco bell app still did offers.

  17. Marty

    What happened to the orange drink (hi-c)???? No longer carry it

    • crystal

      I know!! I was so sad about them taking away Hi-C! It was full of sugar, but so tasty!!

  18. Jessica

    Might be a silly question but can you use the app in the drive thru, or just going inside and ordering? Thanks.

    • rebecca

      YES — i easily use at the drive through all the time.
      last fall and winter my area had free 4-pc nuggets a couple times a week, just free with no other purchase necessary. i cruised through the drive-through and picked it up all the time and they were always friendly and easy-going about it.

    • Tameka

      Yes you can use it in drive thru. But only one offer per car. Make sure your location is on and update the app when it’s available.

  19. Lily

    At select stores tomorrow they are having szechwan sauce in limited quantities to appease the Rick and Morty fans!

  20. Vicki

    Do you have to place your order with this app to access the savings?

    • Rebecca

      No, just order as usual then they’ll scan your offer.

  21. Mitch

    App always crashes. I signed up…they got my email and info and never got the promised coupons / discounts….

  22. Jill

    Yes I use it almost every time I go to McDonald’s. Love it!!

  23. Sarah

    The ninjago happy meals have a free kids admission to LEGO Land (with adult purchase) coupon. Good until 8/2018.

    Also love the app. McCafé lunch card is awesome. Buy 5 $2 smalls and get a free any size! Often have a buy any item and get a free McCafé.

  24. *Angela-Miles*

    My FAVORITE APP EVER 🙂 . But the past two months it has been crashing alot…I really enjoyed it last winter, I was at McDonald’s constantly using it and getting free fries or nuggets. Their soda and fries are the best on the planet LoL!!

  25. Carrie

    My app always has free fries Friday– with any purchase (even the $1 items) you get a FREE medium fry. I take my preschooler there almost every Friday for a cheap lunch date.

  26. lisag29

    I love this app. I use it all the time. Today is Free Fries Fryday!!

  27. cathy

    I have a luv/hate relationship with the APP lol. I keep deleting it because I keep starting a diet and than I find out theres a free McCafe with any purchase (if they had decaf I would have two every day) or some team won so a free Signature sandwich with ANY purchase. Or I don’t feel like cooking, especially on Fridays. I have probably deleted and added the APP like 100 times lol. I wish we got the B1G1 free happy Meal offer.

    • Shannon

      Haha😂I have done the same thing!!!

  28. Blessed

    Love the app in my area they had free items based on runs from minor league baseball games this summer. We had free Big Mac’s, 4 or 6 piece nuggets, and double cheeseburgers
    During college basketball we had free large fries or 6 piece nuggets depending on scores. These free items require no additional purchase. I have no problem getting only the free item with a total of zero.

  29. tleeg

    Not a huge mcd fan. I always thought their hamburger meat tasted funny, but i do love their McCafe drinks and an occasional McNugget. But they are gotten better over the last 2 years or so and their app is awesome. Such great freebies, i may now be a McDs fan

    • tleeg

      I recommend the french vanilla sugar free iced coffee!!!

  30. Cindy

    I love using the buy 5 McCafe drinks get 1 free. I buy dollar coffees on the way to work and use the free ones to get large mango pineapple smoothies as a special treat for my son.

  31. Miss Notyetrated

    There’s been a lot of BOGO or $1 off McCafe beverages for the past week. If you don’t like hamburgers try the new chicken fingers, they taste great! In some neighborhoods they are selling out of this menu item. Don’t forget to check for game day promos!

  32. JP

    The McDonald’s app has not been working for like 2 days now, all I get is bouncing french fries on the deals icon.

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