It's not a myth.
The stuff of pop culture rumors and fast food lovers' dreams, the McGold Card does indeed exist, McDonald's confirms. The mysterious McGold Card, which for years has been rumored to grant a select few free McDonald's for life, is in fact real and returning for one fortunate fan. Now, one lucky customer will join the ranks of the McGold Card holders, and it's easier than ever before, now in mobile form.
For additional information and the official rules, click over to the McGold Card website. In order to place yourself in the running for the highly coveted and sought after McGold Card, all that you have to do is place an order through the McDonald's app from August 10 through August 24. Mobile Order & Pay also allows customers to pick up their order however they want: Curbside, Inside the Restaurant or at Drive Thru. By awarding its most loyal customer with the McGold Card, giving the cardholder free McDonald's for life. After that period, one victor will be chosen at random to receive this McGold Card which will be presented in the form of "up to two meals per week for 50 years, awarded as a $1,000 credit on winner's McDonald's App and $35,400 cash, plus $15,600 to offset taxes on the prize, awarded as a check for $51,000".
The victor of the 24-carat gold card will have the option of choosing a cash alternative worth around £780 to spend at the chain.
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This is the first time a McGold Card has been awarded in a contest. Only one card will be given away after August 24th.
More than 14,000 branches of McDonald's in the United Kingdom are taking part.