This year is the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, and McDonald’s is offering up a new promotional “MacCoins” collection to celebrate the occasion. This currency is unique because they can be saved as collectibles OR traded in as coupons.
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On August 2nd, McDonald’s locations in over 50 countries globally (including 14,000 stores in the US) will distribute five variants of the “MacCoins.” The five different coins are based on the five decades the iconic sandwich has been sold. Over 6.2 million will be distributed around the world and given out on a first-come, first-serve basis with the purchase of a Big Mac.
Those who manage to collect all five “MacCoins” can save them as a collection, but if you’re not into keepsakes, they are also exchangeable for a free Big Mac. The only caveats to that are that you have to wait until August 3rd to exchange the coins, and they’re only good through the end of 2018.
Overall, though, it’s wins all around for any customer who picks up one of these nifty coins. It can make for some cool memorabilia, or you can score a free sandwich.