As part of their grand re-opening a local McDonald’s had a promotion giving one year of free extra value meals to the first 100 walk-in customers and first 100 drive-thru customers. They re-opening was scheduled for 5 am and the restaurant is located just a little off my usual route home from my route home so I decided to stop by and see what the line looked like. I got off work at 4:15 am and arrived at the restaurant at 4:30 am. There were only 3 people in line. This was a lot fewer than I expected. Since there was no worry of not being in the first 100 I left to gas up my car and came back.
I was the 5th person in line when I came back. There were no problems with getting my free coupons when they opened up. They are good for one free extra value meal a week for a year. The line was short enough that I thought about getting in the drive-thru line and getting another set of coupons. I decided that one free Mcdonald’s meal a week was enough though. I think this is my best freebie yet. For a half hour of my time and driving a couple miles out of the way I am receiving about $250 worth of free food. I know that McD’s food is bad for me but since I’m eating it anyway it might as well be free.