In 2014, McDonald's — to the shock and horror of its customers — got rid of its beloved Dollar Menu. Now, after three years without offering $1 fries, the fast-food chain is making things right again by releasing a new, updated Dollar Menu with a twist: $1, $2, and $3 items. And to celebrate its new budget-friendly options, McDonald's is putting together a value menu-themed game show where the audience (that's you!) can earn a $123 gift card. Ka-ching!
Ready to Win? Here's How to Play
On January 10 at 6 p.m. EST, tune in to McDonald's Facebook page to catch the livestream, hosted by legendary game show personality Wink Martindale and actor Alfonso Ribeiro. The game show contestants have already been pre-chosen, but that doesn't mean McDonald's doesn't want you to win, too. In addition to getting more details about a whole host of new menu items (there go our New Year's resolutions), people who watch the live video will get a chance to win a $123 Arch Card just for commenting during the video. And who doesn't like free money?
But let's say you know you have to work late or you get busy and forget — then what? Well, McDonald's is giving away a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: your choice between an ultimate sports fan stadium tour, music lovers' summer festival experience, or a gamers’ paradise console pack! To enter their “1-2-3 That’s a Meal!” sweepstakes, you must do the following:
1. Visit a McDonald's between January 4 and January 14 and purchase an item from the new $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu.
2. Take a picture with the menu item (or have someone take a photo of you with it) in which you're showing off your best celebration face, and share the picture on Twitter or Instagram. You must tag @McDoanld's and use the following hashtags: #123DollarMenu and #sweepstakes.
Only one grand prize winner will be selected, and he or she will be eligible for any of the aforementioned prizes. Now that you're ready to play, we'll wish you good luck! And if you do happen to be the grand-prize winner, can we come too?