How to Enter the “Free McDonald’s For Life” McGold Card Sweepstakes Without Making A Purchase

August 10 – August 24

Hint: You don’t need to make a purchase to enter the McDonald’s McGold Card Contest. Here’s how…

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win a Prize

Have you seen the new McDonald’s McGold Card Sweepstakes? You could win FREE McDonald’s® for life with the McGold Card! The good news is that you don’t have to use a smartphone and enter on the McDonald’s app to enter. It pays (or saves money in this case) to read the fine print…

It’s obvious by the advertising that they want you to use the app to make a purchase, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It gets more customers used to ordering on the app, which makes the ordering lines at the counter shorter. I’m all for that, and actually prefer ordering through an app or kiosk anyway, providing the technology is easy to use and it’s a faster and better experience overall than waiting in line to order.

The Free and Easy Way to Enter

However, if you aren’t planning on eating at McDonald’s during the contest/sweepstakes, don’t want to use the mobile app, or just don’t want to spend money to enter, here’s the simple way.

From the McDonald’s Official Sweepstakes Web Page…
“Enter w/o purchase by sending an email to with only the date (mm/dd/yy) you are sending the email in the subject line and your first/last name in the body of the email.”

That’s it! Simply send a quick email. All you have to provide is your first and last name and your email address. If you use their app and make purchases with it, they already have that information anyway, so you’re not giving away any more personal information by emailing them.

The Odds Are The Same Either Way

According to the official website on the FAQs and Official Rules pages, the odds are the same whether you make a purchase or not, so the choice is yours. The bottom line, if you’re going to eat there anyway, great. You can use the app to place an order and enter the contest at the same time. If not, just send them an email!

Good Luck! 🙂

Free McDonald’s for Life: The Legend of the McGold Card Video on YouTube


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