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McDonald’s is giving away loads of free food right now

Here's how to cash in.

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

Hot on the heels of its celebrity collaborations with Travis Scott and J Balvin, McDonald's is teaming up with a slew of notable figures to deliver 11 days' worth of freebies this holiday season. The star-studded partnerships include the likes of Santa Claus, Buddy the Elf, the Grinch and John McClane.

Starting Monday, December 14, McDonald's will roll out free daily deals—including free Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and McNuggets—each of which is tied to a beloved holiday character. The only catch? You have to use the McDonald's app and make a $1 minimum purchase (a medium soda does the trick). The freebie blitz wraps on Thursday, December 24 with gratis chocolate chip cookies for Santa, no purchase required.

Take a look at the full slate of holiday freebies below and plan your McDonald's runs accordingly this month. 

  • Monday, December 14: Free double cheeseburger (The Griswolds)
  • Tuesday, December 15: Free Big Mac (The Abominable Snow Monster)
  • Wednesday, December 16: Free Egg McMuffin (The Grinch)
  • Thursday, December 17: Free McDouble (John McClane)
  • Friday, December 18: Free medium fries (Rudolph)
  • Saturday, December 19: Free 6-piece McNuggets (Gizmo)
  • Sunday, December 20: Free hotcakes (Buddy the Elf)
  • Monday, December 21: Free hot or iced coffee (Scrooge) 
  • Tuesday, December 22: Free McFlurry (Frosty the Snowman)
  • Wednesday, December 23: Free bakery item (Frank Costanza and the rest of us)
  • Thursday, December 24: Free 2- or 3-pack chocolate chip cookies (Santa Claus)

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