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McDonald's is Giving Away These 4 Items For Free This Week

It's truly the most wonderful time of the year!

The movies don't mention it, but if you've ever wondered what Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and even Scrooge order when they go through the McDonald's drive thru, you're in luck. Daily holiday menu deals inspired by these pop culture icons and more are happening at the Golden Arches through Christmas Eve—and there are many beloved menu items you can get for free!

With every $1 food purchase in the McDonald's app, customers can score one free item a day. Monday's free food with purchase—any size hot or iced coffee—is Scrooge's favorite. (He likes it black, of course!) You can get any size McFlurry for free on Tuesday, Dec. 22. And just like Frosty the Snowman, you better finish it before it melts. A "Festivus" is happening on Wednesday, Dec. 23; Frank Costanza and the rest of the Seinfeld crew serve as the inspiration for a free bakery item. You can score an Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin, or Cinnamon Roll—all three of which recently made their debut on the permanent menu. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

Christmas Eve wouldn't be complete without leaving milk and cookies out for Santa Claus, so McD's is offering a free two- or three-pack of chocolate chip cookies with a $1 in-app purchase on Dec. 24. We'd also climb down a chimney for these warm and melty treats, but sharing with jolly old Saint Nick is advised (since the cookies do each contain 170 calories and 15 grams of sugar each).

All you need to do to redeem these deals is to add any other item for purchase in the McDonald's app. Here's how to choose something healthier to pair with each freebie to truly sweeten the deal.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more