The 24-carat gold card comes in the form of a phone case and will have your name on it. Photo: Supplied
CAPE TOWN - For those of you who love McDonald's, the company is offering a gold card where you can get free food for the next 50 years.

The fast-food company is promoting a new competition that will give one lucky customer two meals a week for free for the next 50 years.

The 24-carat gold card comes in the form of a phone case and will have your name on it. 

However, if you are a bit health conscious, you can also opt for the cash prize. 

McDonald's South Africa was not in a position to state if this promotion would be coming to the country at the time this article was compiled.  

A customer can enter the competition  through the McDonald's app and one needs to enter, sign up and order a meal on it before August 24. 

For now, the competition will be only open to people in the US and one must be 13 years and older. 

"The card giveaway is exclusive to the McDonald's App, which allows customers to customise their orders, get exclusive App deals and place their order ahead of time from their phones."

MacCoin

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, McDonald’s in early August, unveiled its own in-store limited edition currency called the MacCoin. 

The coin is not digital, but rather a physical coin that can be collected. 

A collectible MacCoin will cost $3.99 (R52.57) or the equivalent of one Big Mac burger in the US.

Customers can share, collect and redeem the coin for a free Big Mac at participating McDonald’s restaurants in more than 50 participating countries. 
 
“Since it was introduced at a family-owned McDonald’s restaurant 50 years ago, the Big Mac has traversed the globe and is enjoyed in cities from Shanghai to Chicago, providing delicious, feel-good moments to people all over the world,” said McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook. 

“So we wanted a global celebration as unique as the burger itself. The MacCoin transcends currencies to commemorate our global iconic burger while giving customers all over the world a chance to enjoy a Big Mac on us", said Easterbrook. 

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE