McDonald’s giving away free cheeseburgers for Blue Monday

The fast food chain is only offering free cheeseburgers for a limited time

Sabrina Barr
Monday 21 January 2019 10:14 GMT
What is 'Blue Monday'?

McDonald’s is offering its customers free cheeseburgers for Blue Monday – here’s everything you need to know.

While some speculate that Blue Monday may just be a PR stunt, it’s widely regarded as the most “depressing day of the year”.

Whether or not you believe that the third Monday of January is particularly bleak, McDonald’s has taken advantage of the day and the week that follows by giving its customers the opportunity to get their hands on free cheeseburgers for a savoury pick-me-up.

From Monday 21 January until Friday 25 January, individuals can use the fast food chain’s app to claim their free cheeseburger.

If you don’t already have an account on the My McDonald’s App, you’ll need to sign up for one by providing your name and email address.

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Then, from 10.30am on Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to add a free cheeseburger to your basket on the app underneath the “my deals” tab.

You can then pick up your order from your nearest McDonald’s chain.

While the offer is continuing throughout the week, don’t go thinking you can bag as many free cheeseburgers as you desire.

Each customer is only eligible for one free cheeseburger, so make sure you think well and hard about when you’d like to savour your free meal.

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A McDonald’s cheeseburger costs 99p and contains 300 calories.

A recent study conducted by the University of Liverpool in December 2018 found that fast food meals contain fewer calories than meals at higher-end restaurants.

The researchers concluded that meals at restaurants contained an average of 1,033 calories, while meals at fast-food chains contained an average of 751 calories.

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