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Wednesday May 8 is McHappy Day - Buy your favourites to help families

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Wednesday May 8 is McHappy Day - Buy your favourites to help families

Just want to spread the message on this platform..


Every year, McDonald’s® Canada franchisees and crew across the country celebrate McHappy Day, an annual day of community giving in support of Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities.

On Wednesday May 8, for every Big Mac®, Happy Meal® or hot McCafé® beverage purchased, $1 will be donated to RMHC® and children’s charities across Canada.
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While I appreciate supporting families, I'm not sure how this is a hot deal if I'm paying regular price?

Am I missing something?
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People down voting this are idiots.
The hot deal is you are helping families in need... Like anything, if you don't like it just hide the thread.
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ninja_warrior wrote: While I appreciate supporting families, I'm not sure how this is a hot deal if I'm paying regular price?

Am I missing something?
Yes you are.
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King31 wrote: People down voting this are idiots.
The hot deal is you are helping families in need... Like anything, if you don't like it just hide the thread.
Wouldn't it be more helpful to give the ENTIRE amount directly to an organization that services those in need rather than give your money to McDonald's Corp. so they can donate $1 and use the donation as a tax write off?
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6060842 wrote: Wouldn't it be more helpful to give the ENTIRE amount directly to an organization that services those in need rather than give your money to McDonald's Corp. so they can donate $1 and use the donation as a tax write off?
Nothing is stopping you from doing that...
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King31 wrote: Nothing is stopping you from doing that...
Thanks, Capt'n Obvious , now off that high horse because YOU think that people who have down voted are " idiots ".
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King31 wrote: People down voting this are idiots.
The hot deal is you are helping families in need... Like anything, if you don't like it just hide the thread.
Great cause, but not a hot deal. Wrong forum, there are other sections of the site where this post would be more appropriate.

If this is acceptable where do we draw the line? Is everyone going to be allowed to start posting charity causes in hot deals?
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King31 wrote: Nothing is stopping you from doing that...
Well, you would have to give up McDs in order to do that.

It seems that people who don't agree with you are "idiots". Nice logic. /s
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King31 wrote: People down voting this are idiots.
The hot deal is you are helping families in need... Like anything, if you don't like it just hide the thread.
This will only attract more down votes!
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6060842 wrote: Thanks, Capt'n Obvious , now off that high horse because YOU think that people who have down voted are " idiots ".
What high horse? Saying people can donate to a charity if they don't think the amount Mcdonalds is giving is enough...
ninja_warrior wrote: Well, you would have to give up McDs in order to do that.

It seems that people who don't agree with you are "idiots". Nice logic. /s
What does giving up Mcdonalds and donating to a charity have anything to do with each other... If you are planning on grabbing fast food on Wednesday get something from Mcdonalds. You can still go write a cheque to any charity you want :facepalm:
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King31 wrote: People down voting this are idiots.
The hot deal is you are helping families in need... Like anything, if you don't like it just hide the thread.
With this logic, we should just clump every single thread together in one single forum and just hide the posts we don't like. I understand this is for a good cause but this is a deals forum.
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King31 wrote: What high horse? Saying people can donate to a charity if they don't think the amount Mcdonalds is giving is enough...

What does giving up Mcdonalds and donating to a charity have anything to do with each other... If you are planning on grabbing fast food on Wednesday get something from Mcdonalds. You can still go write a cheque to any charity you want :facepalm:
If you really cared about charity, the best way to make a maximum impact would be to skip McD's and donate the full amount to a charity. A Big Mac costs $5.99 and they donate $1 to Ronald McDonald House. If you bring a lunch on Wednesday and donate the full $5.99 to charity, you make a bigger impact.

You really should brush up basic economics. Neutral Face
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ninja_warrior wrote: If you really cared about charity, the best way to make a maximum impact would be to skip McD's and donate the full amount to a charity. A Big Mac costs $5.99 and they donate $1 to Ronald McDonald House. If you bring a lunch on Wednesday and donate the full $5.99 to charity, you make a bigger impact.

You really should brush up basic economics. Neutral Face
Yes because me making a lunch at home costs $0.00 Disappointed But Relieved Face
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King31 wrote: Yes because me making a lunch at home costs $0.00 Disappointed But Relieved Face
Cheaper than a $5.99 + tax meal at McD's for sure.
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McDonald's charity exists to put a positive spin on a fast food industry that has done a lot more to undermine the health of it's patrons than to help sick children, their families or the environment. The social impact of their charity is minimal but for those who don't mind the health consequences or being used as emotional fodder for a campaign that is used to increase sales as well as their corporate image then I guess on some very base level it's a way for those to feel good, like they are making a positive change in the world. In terms of this forum, this is a lot better deal for McDonald's Corp. than it is for you or sick children.
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Putting aside all the politics and Mcd's getting a charity donation write off and all that other crap, I understand that the benefit you get is helping the Charity.
But from what I know, this site and posting in these forums is about saving each other money, and unfortunately, there's no "savings" here for buying Mcd's this wed, which doesn't make this a hot deal.
Great for Ronald McDonald's fan tho
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so how does this work? McDonald's going to donate using their customers' money, will they get a tax break? Do we get one as well?
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6060842 wrote: McDonald's charity exists to put a positive spin on a fast food industry that has done a lot more to undermine the health of it's patrons than to help sick children, their families or the environment. The social impact of their charity is minimal but for those who don't mind the health consequences or being used as emotional fodder for a campaign that is used to increase sales as well as their corporate image then I guess on some very base level it's a way for those to feel good, like they are making a positive change in the world. In terms of this forum, this is a lot better deal for McDonald's Corp. than it is for you or sick children.
it's ultimately a meaningless gesture but at least they're doing something besides all the people bellyaching about threads on an internet forum.

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