Over the next month, McDonald's Australia is offering free breakfast items each Monday morning. That's tempting for fast food junkies, but there are a fair few strings attached.
Here's how it works: between 7am and 10am on the next four Mondays, McDonald's outlets will offer one breakfast item for free. There's a limit of 1000 freebies per store on any given day. This is what's being offered:
- Monday 29 July: Bacon and Egg McMuffin (value $3.25)
- Monday 5 August: Hashbrown (value $1.80)
- Monday 12 August: Small Orange Juice (value $2.85)
- Monday 19 August: Sausage McMuffin (value $2.60)
The major restrictions? The deal isn't running at all in Queensland, South Australia or the Northern Territory, and individual stores may elect not to participate (so make sure to ask before demanding your free item). That restriction is bound to apply at airport McDonald's locations, and the T&Cs also list eight locations in Victoria where the deal isn't being offered.
As enterprising OzBargain commenters have pointed out, in theory there's nothing to stop you from visiting multiple stores for the same free item, especially in CBD locations. The biggest difficulty is likely to be if the stores run out of the 1000 free items fast. Also: eating multiple hashbrowns (when did that become one word?) is not good for you.
In practice, I imagine many people will end up buying something else while they're there -- that's certainly what McDonald's will be relying on. The McMuffin deals are the only ones that could serve as an actual breakfast.
One of my favourite final details? McDonald's reserves the right to cancel the promotion in the event of "infection by computer virus".