McDonald's Is Offering Free & Cheap Burgers Throughout December

The chain is running discounts on burgers, McNuggets, and more to end the year on a positive note.

McDonald's is rolling out a series of deals for December just like it did last year, only now it comes with 100% less Mariah Carey

This year's promotion is similar to what you saw last year. There will be a lot of discounts and a few merch drops as well. Though, this year it will also let you enter to win a McGold Card that gets you free food for life (or 50 years, which is a lot still). You can enter to win that prize for you and three friends in the app daily while the December deals are running. (You can enter without purchasing anything once per day or you can get an entry with every purchase you make.)

The deals will stretch from December 5 to 25, all of which must be redeemed through the app. Here's what you're going to find along the way. 

  • December 5-7: Buy-one-get-one-free Big Macs
  • December 8-9: 50-cent Double Cheeseburgers
  • December 10-11: Pick ur 4 deal
  • December 12-14: Buy-one-get-one-free Crispy Chicken Sandwich
  • December 15-16: Free six-piece McNugget order with a $1 purchase
  • December 17-18: Burger Bundle deal
  • December 19-21: Buy-one-get-one-free Big Macs
  • December 22-23: 50-cent Double Cheeseburgers
  • December 24-25: Pick ur 4 deal

The "Pick ur 4" deal, which pops up twice, lets you pick your choice of a McDouble or McChicken and comes with a four-piece side of Chicken McNuggets, a medium drinks, and a small order of fries. It'll run you just $4. 

Then, the Burger Bundle will land you a pack fit for a group of friends. You'll get a Double Cheeseburger, Big Mac, Cheeseburger, and two medium orders of fries for $12.50.

You can grab some merch, too. On December 7 and 14, there will be exclusive new merch available, which you get access to if you spend at least $1 in the app. On December 7, you'll find Chicken McNuggets stockings, Dream Order PJs, McDonald's AM Wrapper Hoodies and PM Wrapper Hoodies in Egg McMuffin and Cheeseburger prints, and a dipping sauces puzzle. 

Then on December 14, you'll find a Hamburglar graphic tee, hoodie, and beanie from Diamond Supply Co. It's a lot of McDonald's to handle in a single month.

Want more food deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersfood delivery offersalcohol delivery deals, and perks for getting your vaccination against COVID-19. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin on Twitter.