Over the past year, numerous users on TikTok have gone viral for sharing their McDonald’s app hacks to get free or heavily discounted items.
From free chicken sandwiches to $0.29 burgers to full breakfasts for just $2, TikTok users have developed numerous methods to game the app to get their fast food treats.
Now, another user has gone viral after claiming the ultimate: a whole meal for free using the app.
In a video with over 3.6 million views as of Friday, TikTok user Shelby (@shelby.brooklyn) says that she got a full meal for free by using a few app-based tricks.
“When we get our whole meal for free bc we’re broke and we know how to work the McDonald’s app,” Shelby writes in the text overlaying the video.
@shelby.brooklyn #fyp#fypシ #k18results #FastTwitchContest #foryoupage #greenscreen #mcdonaldshacks #free ♬ My sound is going viral wtf – ♥️⚔️
At first, some users in the comments section were in disbelief.
“HOW PLEASE,” wrote one user.
“Omg pls tell me i won’t tell,” offered another user.
However, other users soon arrived to claim that they too had received incredible deals using the app.
“Getting the 6 pc nugget kids meal with my large dr p all completely free,” a commenter alleged.
“People are always asking me how I afford to get mcdonald’s everyday and this is why,” a second added.
“Their app is the best thing ever,” stated a third. “I get 10 nuggets w a large coffee for 2 dollars.”
Some offered tips to optimize McDonald’s app orders.
“If you’re using multiple deals do separate orders for every deal,” advised a commenter.
“Y’all just wait 15 mins between each order,” said an additional TikToker. “it’s that simple.”
Waiting for 15 minutes between app orders seems to be a popular method.
“Yes ma’am sitting in that lot an hour to get a whole meal for free,” a commenter detailed.
“Naw fr them 15 minutes don’t seen so long when you already have th first part of your meal,” a further user explained.
We’ve reached out to Shelby via TikTok comment and McDonald’s via email.