McDonald’s Rewards Points to Redeem Free Food and Drinks

By using the McDonald’s app, you have the opportunity to accumulate points for rewards with each order that can be exchanged for complimentary McDonald’s items. Furthermore, you can enjoy exclusive daily offers, conveniently reorder your favorite meals, and select the most convenient pickup options with Mobile Order & Pay.

Free Big Mac®. One for the Price of None.

Obtain a free Big Mac with a minimum purchase of $1 by downloading the McD’s app. You could be indulging in the iconic burger with its special sauce in no time. This offer is only available for a limited time and is valid once until the end of the month for first-time app users at participating McDonald’s restaurants. The offer may take up to 48 hours to appear in your deals and excludes tax.

How to Earn Points and Redeem Faves

With MyMcDonald’s Rewards, ordering like a professional is simple. Just use a single code or scan to accumulate points, pay swiftly, and redeem your preferred items.

How to Earn Points and Redeem Faves

Easily Earn Points

Earning points with the McDonald’s app is effortless. Navigate to the ‘Earn Points’ tab on the bottom menu bar and obtain your 4-digit Drive Thru Code or scan code for the counter or kiosk. Once you place your order through the app, your points will be accumulated automatically.

Pay & Earn All in One Step

Furthermore, you can link your card information to the app, enabling you to pay and earn points simultaneously, and receive an additional 1500 Bonus Points on your first payment using your linked card. Then, you can inform us of your Drive Thru code at the speaker or scan the code in the restaurant to claim your rewards.

Redeem Free McDonald’s

How do I claim my McDonald’s Rewards? To redeem your rewards or deals, head to the ‘Rewards & Deals’ tab. From there, you can choose the menu item you wish to claim. Opt for ‘Use at Restaurant’ to obtain your Drive Thru code or select ‘Use Restaurant Code’ to reveal the code for use at the counter or kiosk when you’re inside the restaurant. You can Download the McDonald App from Google play store for Android devices and Appl’e App Store for iOS devices.


Please note that it may take up to 10 days for bonus points to reflect in your account. The rewards program is only available at selected McDonald’s restaurants, and you must download and register on the McDonald’s app to participate.

More Points Unlock More Rewards

Unlocking higher tiers of rewards is based on earning more points, and keeping track of your McDonald’s points can help you gauge your progress towards the next level of freebies.

1500 Points

You can select from a variety of McDonald’s items to satisfy your cravings, including options like McChicken® (in Regular or Hot ‘N Spicy), Hash Browns, Vanilla Cone, and the timeless classic, Cheeseburger.

3000 Points

Choose from a selection of medium Fries, Sausage Burrito, 6-piece Chicken McNuggets®, or a large Iced Coffee. Take your pick now.

4500 Points

You can supersize your meal with a selection of large Fries, large Frappé, Filet-O-Fish®, or Sausage McMuffin® with Egg. The choice is yours.

6000 Points

By accumulating your points, you could be eligible to redeem a Big Mac®, Quarter Pounder®* with Cheese, Happy Meal®, or Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Have to Do to Earn Points?

Acquiring reward points is a breeze with our app. Just download it and opt-in to MyMcDonald’s Rewards. To earn points, either display the 4-digit code before placing your order, or let the app do it automatically when you order through it.

How Much Are McDonalds Points Worth?

When you purchase eligible products, you will earn 100 points for every dollar spent. You can begin to redeem your MyMcDonald’s Rewards once you have accumulated 1500 points.

Do My Points Expire?

Regrettably, all good things must come to an end. Your points will expire on the first day of the month that follows six months from the day you earned them. However, you still have ample time to accumulate enough points to redeem for your preferred rewards.

Is it Possible to Receive Multiple Rewards Simultaneously?

Currently, you can only claim one reward per order.

Is Sharing of MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points Permissible?

Your MyMcDonald’s Rewards points are solely for your use. However, after receiving your food, you may choose to share it.

What is the Procedure for Redeeming Points for Free McDonald’s?

To redeem your points for free McDonald’s, use the McDonald’s app to place a contactless mobile order. Choose the reward you want to redeem from the Rewards menu, then click “Add to Mobile Order.” For in-store or drive-thru redemption, select the reward you wish to use, and then click “Use at Restaurant” to get a 4-digit code to give to the crew when ordering. Rewards cannot be redeemed on delivery orders made through third-party operators such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.

Can I Redeem a Reward and Earn Points in the Same Order?

Certainly! You can earn points for every eligible purchase, including when you redeem a reward and make additional food purchases. For every dollar you spend, you will receive 100 points.

What If I Forgot to Provide My McDonald Reward Code?

If you’re currently enjoying your order but just realized that you haven’t provided your code, don’t worry. Follow these steps to get in touch with us through the app:

  1. Select “More”
  2. Click on “Careers, Contact & Legal”
  3. Choose “Contact Us”
  4. Enter your comments about your order, including your order number and subtotal. If you suspect that you may be missing points for any reason (such as forgetting to scan), please let us know.

Can you assist me if my points are not showing up after making a purchase

Certainly, we are happy to assist you. The initial step is to wait for 24 hours, as it may take some time for your MyMcDonald’s Rewards points to appear in the app. If you still don’t see your points after 24 hours, follow these steps to contact us in the app:

  1. Select “More”
  2. Click on “Careers, Contact & Legal”
  3. Choose “Contact Us”
  4. Enter your comments about your order, including your account email, order number, subtotal, and any reasons why you think you might be missing points (e.g., forgetting to scan).

If I want to redeem a reward or deal and earn points in the same transaction, do I need to provide two codes?

No, only one code is required. Simply provide the 4-digit reward code (located on the Rewards tab) for redemption. This will allow you to claim your free item while also earning points for any products you purchase. The same applies for deals; use the 4-digit deal code to save and earn points automatically for products you purchase during that transaction.

Are there any purchases that do not qualify for points?

You will earn points for qualifying purchases where an active reward, mobile offer, or promotional offer is redeemed. However, you will only receive points for the actual amount spent in U.S. dollars during the transaction. You will also earn points when using a McDonald’s Arch card to make a qualifying purchase.

The following purchases are not considered qualifying and will not earn any points:

  • taxes, bags and bottle fees,
  • other surcharges or fees,
  • loading any money on a McDonald’s Arch Card® (gift card),
  • and delivery fees for orders placed using the McDonald’s app.

How can I link my card for payment in the app?

To link your card for more convenient payment in the app, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to ‘Earn Points’ in the McDonald’s app
  2. Select “Pay with Linked Card” at the top
  3. Enter your card information and save it
  4. If you need to edit or replace your card, go to ‘More’ at the bottom right, then to “Profile” and select “Payment Methods”.

I lost my phone! Did I lose my points?

Apologize for the loss of your phone. Contact your service provider and once you have a new phone, your MyMcDonald’s Rewards will still be available when you log in to our app.

Where can I find the terms and conditions?

You can access the MyMcDonald’s Rewards Terms and Conditions by visiting the MyMcDonald’s Rewards Terms and Conditions section.

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