Free McDonald's for life? Here's how to get your hands on the rare McGold Card

McDonald's McGold Card.
McDonald's McGold Card.

Free Big Macs or McNuggets for life? You're not McDreaming.

McDonald's announced it is bringing back its famed McGold Card for the first time since 2018, meaning someone will win free food from the fast food giant for life.

The company announced three fans – and three of their friends and family for a total of 12 cards – will be lucky enough to win the prize as part of its "SZN of Sharing" campaign, which will allow people to score deals and merchandise drops through the McDonald's app.

"Our fans have been fascinated by the lore of the McGold Card and if it really exists. And now, we’ll make this McDonald’s legend a reality for our fans by giving them the ultimate holiday gift – a chance to win a card and then share access to it with three of their family or friends,” said Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s chief marketing and customer experience officer.

McDonald's did not say how much the card is worth, but said in 2018 the prize was valued at $52,350. The card entitles the owner up to two meals per week for fifty years.

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How to get the McGold Card to win free McDonald's for life

If you're looking for a chance to win the McGold card, all you need is the McDonald's app.

McDonald's said each purchase made in the McDonald's app beginning on Dec. 5 will count as one entry toward winning the McGold Card. The sweepstakes ends on Dec. 25 and winners will be notified shortly afterwards. McDonald's did not disclose the odds of winning the prize.

If you don't win, you'll have the chance to score some other prizes. Each purchase of at least $1 made in the app will give users access to releases on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. The merchandise on Dec. 7 includes a Chicken McNuggets stocking and a hoodie in an Egg McMuffin wrapper, while the Dec. 14 drop will include Hamburglar graphic tees in partnership with Diamond Supply Co.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: McDonald's McGold Card: How to win free McDonald's for life