Free fruit bag on the 1st Friday of every month when you buy a happy meal @ McDonalds
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Free fruit bag on the 1st Friday of every month when you buy a happy meal @ McDonalds

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Found 26th Feb 2014
On the first Friday of every month you can claim a free fruit bag when you buy a happy meal, good as a snack for the kids if you're going anyway.

I'm aware of this being promoted in the Friern Barnet retail park store, but should be nationwide.

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Promotion is nationwide

?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...
?... Have you ever had a burger that looks anything like the picture on the menu....
?...Have you ever been full for more than 17.2576 minutes after eating one.
I rest my case..
Eat these and watch your .......... Go south

Are these deep fried?? Because my kids won't eat them if they are not

verysleepy

?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger … ?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger that looks anything like the picture on the menu....?...Have you ever been full for more than 17.2576 minutes after eating one.I rest my case..Eat these and watch your .......... Go south



I agree with what you're saying, but some people do enjoy them, I do once every few months. But at least they are promoting some sort of healthy eating with this fruit, it's nothing major, but it is something.

This promotion is nationwide.

I can confirm this.

verysleepy

?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger … ?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger that looks anything like the picture on the menu....?...Have you ever been full for more than 17.2576 minutes after eating one.I rest my case..Eat these and watch your .......... Go south



Can see the sarcasm here but you can return the food if its not Gold Standard or Hot/Fresh.

McDonald's is only good for breakfast.

isn't a fruit bag one of the options with the happy meal?

I work there: It is nationwide and should be given with happy meal without needing to ask on 1st friday each month.

snowflake75

isn't a fruit bag one of the options with the happy meal?



Its an option, you get the choice of Small Fries, Carrot Sticks or Fruit Bag. If you're feeling healthy double up on fruit bags

I often go to the chippy and ask for a portion of salad instead of Yorkshire caviar oO

"Free fruit bag on first friday of every month", this is possibly the worst promotion ever.

I can see the conversation...

Dad: Come on we're going to Maccy D's
Kid: Wow dad, is it the first friday of the month again already, I can't wait for my fruit bag.



Bizarre. Like offering a free face mask with every packet of cigarettes sold.


they have to give them away now.
I wonder how long that committee meeting was

Banned

I won a fruit bag when they used to have a competition like manoply and I thought it would be like a carrier bag full of fruit. so excitingly I rushed to till only to receive this little hand size bag!
left gutted!! shame
that was 5 years ago

Con_G

Can see the sarcasm here but you can return the food if its not Gold … Can see the sarcasm here but you can return the food if its not Gold Standard or Hot/Fresh.


so that's every one returned still awful slop

you've have to contain your excitement for another week as tomorrow is the last friday, not the first....

Banned

verysleepy

?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger … ?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger that looks anything like the picture on the menu....?...Have you ever been full for more than 17.2576 minutes after eating one.I rest my case..Eat these and watch your .......... Go south



Says the guy endorsing 18 packs of Stella Artois Here

Also known as a 'Chemical Bag'...

sofiasar

I won a fruit bag when they used to have a competition like manoply



Is that some sort of dating game?

Wow not free at all as you have to buy something to get it.

These were really nice until about 6 weeks ago. Not sure what happened but they just aren't as nice. Changed supplier maybe, I'd have to check. The apple used to be crisp but now they are not! Good for free. The stores don't even have to pay for these either. They're just sent out to stores. Crew are allowed to eat whatever's left out of their allocation on saturday morning.

Yum yum is the Mario promotion still on?

I could do with a happy meal

verysleepy

?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger … ?... Have you ever had a hot burger ...?... Have you ever had a burger that looks anything like the picture on the menu....?...Have you ever been full for more than 17.2576 minutes after eating one.I rest my case..Eat these and watch your .......... Go south


Order something outside of the norm (a quick look at the warmer will tell you whats fresh) or make a request (like extra sauce or no mayo)
If its a special made on burger then it generally looks better then the bulk made ones.
Personally I feel bloated after a McDonalds and don't feel hungry for a long time (veggie wrap meal). It does normally do one of two things; either block me up for a few days or empty my system (like a mean curry) that night.

Of course it all depends on how busy they are and the staff. The food isn't amazing, but its fast food and reasonably cheap so you can't expect too much.

cookietom

I agree with what you're saying, but some people do enjoy them, I do once … I agree with what you're saying, but some people do enjoy them, I do once every few months. But at least they are promoting some sort of healthy eating with this fruit, it's nothing major, but it is something.



Except that they're not giving away fruit to promote healthy eating, they're giving away fruit to disguise you from the amount of c**p you're putting in your childrens' bodies.

Overall, it's a pretty insidious tactic.

Why on earth would anyone buy death food from McDonalds then too it up with fruit

if you add fruit to an unhealthy diet it doesnt make it healthy, it actually makes it a bit worse! you get all the bad stuff and then some extra sugar from the fruit, its only a good thing when you eat fruit instead of the bad stuff.

a better promotion would be if they made happy meals cheaper if you chose the fruit option.

I was at the Skegness mcdonalds last time this was on and they couldn't give them away! Staff walking round with trays offering them to anyone and everyone lol.
I wish they'd have a choice of fruit though. Youngest daughter doesn't like apple. Maybe an apple and grape bag, and a different one? Although for free don't suppose you can moan!

How very considerate of them. What next? Heroin dealers giving out free bottles of multi vits on the first Friday of every month when you buy a happy bag of smack?

Original Poster

hero9989

These were really nice until about 6 weeks ago. Not sure what happened … These were really nice until about 6 weeks ago. Not sure what happened but they just aren't as nice. Changed supplier maybe, I'd have to check. The apple used to be crisp but now they are not! Good for free. The stores don't even have to pay for these either. They're just sent out to stores. Crew are allowed to eat whatever's left out of their allocation on saturday morning.



True, we are, but our store gives them to the "Pets at Home" in the same retail park for the small animals.

Original Poster

Hixxy22

Yum yum is the Mario promotion still on?



Nope, Secret Seven Book currently.
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