The $1 menu at McDonald's has been the gift that keeps on giving since 2002. As if the menu wasn't a big enough deal on its own, the fast-food chain is rolling out brand-new deals this holiday season that will give you even more bang for your buck.
For 10 days leading up to Christmas, McDonald's is offering a range of beloved menu items for free when you buy at least $1 worth of food through its app. The daily deals include a free Double Cheeseburger, six-piece McNuggets, medium fries, and more. (It's been a wild year for the fast-food chain, and now McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)
Have you ever wondered what Santa Claus or the Griswold family would order at McDonald's? Well, there's another perk to the deals: Each day corresponds to an iconic holiday character and their favorite menu item. For example, Day Two is the Abominable Snow Monster's go-to—a Big Mac.
For Buddy the Elf, there are four main food groups, one being syrup. On day seven, he's getting free Hotcakes! Day nine is any size McFlurry, the holiday treat that fills Frosty the Snowman with holiday cheer. Fittingly, chocolate chip cookies drop on Christmas Eve to fuel Santa during his chimney drops.
The deals will be listed in the deals section on the McDonald's app every day, and all you need to do to activate it is order $1 worth of food. Conveniently, there are already many options on the $1, $2, and $3 Dollar Menus.
To find out exactly what you should order from the McDonald's holiday deals, here are 7 Healthiest McDonald's Orders, According to a Dietitian. And to get all McDonald's news delivered straight to your email inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter!