How to get a free McDonald's Big Mac burger

Big Mac burger
The deal is for today only - but there's still time to grab it. Photo credit: McDonald's NZ

It's nearing 6pm on a Monday night, and we all have to wrap our weekend-weary heads around organising something for dinner. 

Well, strategise no longer! For Monday only, Macca's is giving Kiwis the chance to grab a Big Mac on the house!

That's right - to celebrate the year of the Big Mac, McDonald's is giving away 25,000 Big Macs.

There is a catch. You have to be registered with the McDonald's app to claim the free Big Mac, so if you've already used up all your data for the month, you're out of luck. (But also, it's July 2. Why have you run out of data?)

The promotion is all part of Macca's yearlong 50th birthday celebration, the same one that has brought Kiwis the all-day Big Mac, which is still available in stores now.

The Big Mac burger is of course made up of two 100 percent New Zealand beef patties, iceberg lettuce, cheese, onions and pickles, all framed between a toasted sesame seed bun with lashings of the famous Big Mac special sauce!

"It's the year of the Big Mac and we want the whole of New Zealand to celebrate with us!" says Dave Howse, McDonald's New Zealand managing director. 

"The 25,000 Big Mac giveaway is proving popular with Kiwis, with over half the burgers redeemed so far. But if you fancy a Big Mac for dinner, there’s still time and burgers available. The McDonald's app has also taken over the number one spot in the App Store," says head of communications, Simon Kenny.

The free Big Mac is available on Monday to the first 25,000 customers who claim it, for registered app users only, and is limited to one per person.