As MobileSyrup’s go-to McDonald’s reporter after having $2,000 pilfered from my bank account through the app a few years ago, I’m here to bring you news that the fast-food chain is launching a new loyalty rewards program in Canada.
The new program allows “McUsers” to earn 100 points for every $1 they spend on menu items through the restaurant’s mobile app. McDonald’s says that users will receive 5,000 for their first purchase through the app and that customers need to present their “MyMcDonald’s Rewards Code” every time they pay for their order to get their points added to the app automatically.
Rewards include free coffee, fries, sandwiches and surprisingly, even full meals. Below is a detailed breakdown of what you can get for free with different point amounts:
- Premium Roast Coffee/Tea/Iced Coffee (any size)
- Hash Brown
- Vanilla Cone
- Two Li’L Donuts
- Fries (any size)
- Sausage McMuffin
- Latte (any size)
- McMuffin breakfast sandwich (choice of Egg McMuffin, Bacon’ N Egg McMuffin, or Sausage’ N Egg McMuffin)
- Junior Chicken
- Snack Size McFlurry
- Big Mac
- McMuffin Extra Value Meal (choice of Egg McMuffin, Bacon’ N Egg McMuffin, or Sausage’ N Egg McMuffin Extra Value Meal)
- 6-pc Chicken McNuggets
- Happy Meal (any)
- Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal
- Big Mac Extra Value Meal
- McChicken Extra Value Meal
- 10-pc Chicken McNuggets
The fast-food restaurant’s loyalty rewards program launches on November 16th. McDonald’s says that this new program replaces the current rewards program available through its app that allowed customers to get free beverages and fries. The new rewards program will be available directly in the McDonalds Canada app.
To be fair, I did get my stolen money back through my bank, but McDonald’s, at least to my knowledge, has not significantly improved the security of its iOS or Android app. That said, you can use the app with Apple Pay/Google Pay.
Common ordering app features like two-factor authentication, location-aware ordering and more could go a long way towards making the app more secure.
Image credit: McDonald’s