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McDonald's app- multiple uses allowed for some mobile coupons. YMMV

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Malta wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:37 pm
Just read this article about the McDonalds app. Exercise caution.... and even that might not help.

Mcdonalds App...
I got ripped off by the McDonald's App too -- charges in different provinces no less. Zero security. Use the app but don't give them any information, including credit card. I would like to think that McDonald's isn't skimming peoples credit cards, but who knows these days.
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Malta wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:37 pm
Just read this article about the McDonalds app. Exercise caution.... and even that might not help.

Mcdonalds App...
Same issue on Starbucks mobile app yet fools keep happily using it
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Malta wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:37 pm
Just read this article about the McDonalds app. Exercise caution.... and even that might not help.

Mcdonalds App...
That's what I immediately thought of. In fact, when I first read the thread title I thought it was saying the McD's app allows multiple users (i.e. strangers).
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McD is so expensive these days....Used to be good like 10 years ago. Price these days is no longer competitive, even with coupons.

The only thing that is worth going to at McD are the free Raptor's fries.
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Dave510 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:13 pm
Unlimited because the offers are ****.
Right. That no-strings-attached reusable free any size soft drink offer we had for two weeks was terrible. I hate getting free stuff and not having to pay anything. /s
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Remember, this 10 mcnuggets for the price of 6 sounds good. but ITS NOT.

6pcs IS $5.69 and 10 pcs is $7.19 so ya save $1.50 and get the 10pcs for the price of 6pcs.
so lets say you decided you want 2x 6pcs deal so getting you 2x 10pcs = $11.38 = 20pcs total.
but if you look at the 20pcs mcnugget pricing its $10.49 so really you can save yourself $1.00 and get the same 20pcs.

So this 6pcs for 10pcs deal is good marketing but not a good deal after all.
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jeff1970 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 4:10 pm
I got ripped off by the McDonald's App too -- charges in different provinces no less. Zero security. Use the app but don't give them any information, including credit card. I would like to think that McDonald's isn't skimming peoples credit cards, but who knows these days.
Yup, happened to me too. Had my credit card in the McD's app and got a charge in Quebec (I haven't been there in years.) Had to dispute the charge, cancel my card, and deactivate my McD's account.

Also, this was posted today: https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/04/23/mcdo ... 0-dollars/
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 5:24 pm
Right. That no-strings-attached reusable free any size soft drink offer we had for two weeks was terrible. I hate getting free stuff and not having to pay anything. /s
It's literally tap water and drink mix, so I'll be surprised if it costs McDonald's more than a few cents for that cup of diabetes. I'm glad you're easily impressed by the word free though.
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Dave510 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 5:43 pm
It's literally tap water and drink mix, so I'll be surprised if it costs McDonald's more than a few cents for that cup of diabetes. I'm glad you're easily impressed by the word free though.
My point is this: by any objective standard, a $2.xx product free with no purchase required is a good offer. Your statement “the offers are ****” is demonstrably false. Some offers are meh but many are good. Take your threadcrapping elsewhere.
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 5:48 pm
My point is this: by any objective standard, a $2.xx product free with no purchase required is a good offer. Your statement “the offers are ****” is demonstrably false. Some offers are meh but many are good. Take your threadcrapping elsewhere.
I guess you're also impressed by apps that "discount" from $4.99 to free because they are objective good deals, according to you.
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Hasn't it been like this for ages now? They even let me reuse the paper coupons.
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Dave510 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:13 pm
Unlimited because the offers are ****. Why would I want to pay $3.99 for a McDonald's sandwich when I can get a much better Teen Burger at A&W for less? Even BK has a better burger.
shit you mean lol. Yeah, some places don't even scan the coupon. I also notice the mcmuffin are getting smaller same with timmy breakfast sandwich.
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xpressmerchant wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 6:21 pm
shit you mean lol. Yeah, some places don't even scan the coupon. I also notice the mcmuffin are getting smaller same with timmy breakfast sandwich.
Yep, prices go up and the ingredients degrade, the offers are getting crappier too (free big Mac -> $1 -> $2 -> $3.99 lmao).

The burgers they make don't even compare. There's a reason even McDonald's themselves don't use the crappy sliced lettuce and chopped onion in their premium burgers like Angus: because those are made of reject vegetables that can't be sold as slices.
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kitchensink wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 2:54 pm
Not the first time this happened.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-w ... -1.4282768

Albeit a smaller amount but still, the overall security of this app remains in question.
The fact that it happened to the editor in chief of a Canadian technology news site and they didn't think "hmm, maybe we should refund him before he turns this into an article" is hilarious.

"I was told me there was 'nothing they could do to help me' and that 'this is a fraud issue' and the responsibility of my bank." There was no way that wasn't getting quoted...
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caltran wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 6:05 pm
Hasn't it been like this for ages now? They even let me reuse the paper coupons.
The paper coupons have a code on them that is a #, that # can just be typed into the kiosk. You can also just take a picture of them with your phone and scan it at the kiosk
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