Free Big Mac Alert! McDonald’s celebrates the 50th anniversary of its legendary burger with the creation of a new coin, “MacCoin,” with which you can only buy one: a Big Mac.
McDonald’s has announced that it will distribute MacCoins for the party starting Thursday, August 2. You can get a MacCoin simply by buying a Big Mac from a participating McDonald’s, which includes 14,000 locations in the US. The USA And many others around the world.
McDonald’s has more than 6.2 million MacCoins that can be distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide. Locals deliver them to customers who shop on Big Mac while supplies last.
Each MacCoin can be exchanged for a free Big Mac at any time from Friday, August 3 to the end of 2018.
What Are The MacCoins?
To date, McDonald’s customers have received five different types of MacCoins, one for each decade of Big Mac’s existence. MacCoinis now more than 30 years old. The 1980s MacCoin “alludes to pop art,” says McDonald’s. MacCoin for the 2000s focuses on technology, etc.
All currencies can be exchanged for a Big Mac at any participating McDonald’s in the world. The deadline for the exchange of MacCoins for hamburgers ends on December 31, 2018.
MacCoin is not the first time that big mac is considered real currency replacements. Since 1986, The Economist has maintained the Big Mac Index, which tracks local Big Mac prices in dozens of countries to determine which currencies are over (or undervalued) against the dollar. “Differences in local prices, in our case for Big Macs, may indicate how high the exchange rate should be,” explains the economist from one country to another.
Some fast-paced fans are likely to hide their MacCoins to celebrate instead of trading them in for Big Macs. It is also inevitable that collectible MacCoins are offered for sale on eBay and are likely to be sold at a much higher price than the average Big Mac.