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McDonald's is giving away free Big Macs to celebrate the burger's 50th anniversary

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 11:33:48-04

The Big Mac is turning 50 and to celebrate, Mickey D’s is giving away its iconic burger for free in honor of the milestone anniversary.

So, how do you snag yourself a free Big Mac? With a MacCoin

McDonald’s announced via Twitter that it’s creating a new global food currency with five collectible designs that you can redeem for a free Big Mac in 50 different countries. Big Mac fans can collect their coins starting Thursday, Aug. 2.

To snag yourself a MacCoin, visit any one of the 14,000 participating locations across the country on Thursday and purchase a Big Mac. There’s a limited supply of MacCoins, so make sure you hit up a Mickey D’s bright and early Thursday.

Of course, McDonald’s is no stranger to flashy promotions. Earlier this year, everyone’s favorite fast-food chain launched a Twitter contest to gift one lucky fan with a diamond-encrusted, 18-karat gold “Bling Mac” ring — dreamed up by fine jewelry designer Nadine Ghosn — that was worth a whopping $12,500.

It’s no surprise, then, that Mickey D’s would celebrate the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary with five collectible MacCoins showcasing iconic art from each decade.

Each MacCoin is worth one free Big Mac. You can redeem yours for a free Big Mac starting Friday, Aug. 3, through the end of the year.

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