McDonald’s Gives Away McGold Card, Offers Free McDonald’s Meals for Life

It’s not a myth. The mysterious McGold Card, which for years was rumored to give a privileged few the chance to get free McDonald’s meals for life, is indeed a reality and returns to favor one lucky McDonald’s fan.

The company officially confirmed that the card does exist and that only a select group of people have been able to obtain it. Now, a lucky customer will have the opportunity to join the ranks of the owners of the McGold Card, in its new mobile format, to earn free McDonald’s meals for life.

To participate in the raffle, US customers only need to download the McDonald’s application and order through the Mobile Order & Pay service until August 24, with the possibility of sending one participation per day.

This is the first time that McDonald’s has given a McGold Card to one of its customers. The raffle is exclusive to the McDonald’s app, which allows customers to order in advance from their mobile phones, customize their orders and get direct access to exclusive offers.

Use The Mobile Order & Pay and Win the McGold Card

The Mobile Order & Pay service also allows customers to make their orders as they wish. The food can be taken to the customer’s car, they can pick it up at the restaurant or through the Drive Thru.

“Mobile Order & Pay is just one of the most recent ways in which we are transforming convenience and value for our customers,” said Hashim Amin, Head of McDonald’s Digital Division in the US.

“To celebrate the launch of the Mobile Order & Pay service, we will give one of our mobile service customers the chance to win the McGold Card and become part of a select group of McDonald’s fans, just by using the application,” explained Amin.

The winner of the McGold Card will also receive a personalized case for the phone, in 24 carat gold, to celebrate his initiation into history and the mystery surrounding the existence of the McGold Card, all driven by the McDonald’s application in 2018. Only one card will be given after August 24.

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At the Arch Gateway presentation ceremony in 1965, McDonald’s delivered its first McGold Card to the mayor of St. Louis, MO, granting him the privilege of free lunch at McDonald’s for life. Since that historic moment, the company has delivered a small and select amount of McGold Cards to leading figures ranging from the Governor of Michigan to the King of Sweden.

The Mobile Order & Pay service of the McDonald’s app is available in almost 14,000 restaurants in the US. This is just one of the ways in which McDonald’s uses technology and innovation to transform the experience of our customers.

For more information on the raffle and to learn the steps to participate, visit or download the McDonald’s app.