Surgical mask with your McMuffin, sir? McDonald’s Japan’s bizarre freebies are back
Cheapskates and junk food lovers rejoice. McDonald’s Japan has recently announced that its bizarre freebies promotion, also known as the Morning Makku Present promo, is set to return.
Every Monday morning between Oct 7 and Nov 18, purchasers of a Morning Value Set will receive a free gift, with products ranging from packs of chewing gum and orange juice to surgical face-masks and band-aids.
After the surprising success of the campaign in March this year, which rewarded morning diners with gifts of free shampoo and cans of Sprite every Monday for four weeks, the latest promo looks set to step things up a gear in terms of weirdness.
Freebies this time around are as follows:
Oct 7: Packet of Clorets chewing gum
Oct 14: Two-pack of balm-coated tissues
Oct 21: Pack of plasters/band-aids
Oct 28: Pack of Recaldent chewing gum
Nov 4: Small carton of Minute Maid orange juice
Nov 11: Tenori tape-style glue
Nov 18: Antibacterial surgical mask
The inclusion of surgical masks in the new product lineup, we feel, is a stroke of pure (weird) genius as by the time November arrives, the majority of commuters will no doubt be coughing and spluttering their way to work inside packed train cars and be glad of a spare mask or two. Even so, the idea of a fast food restaurant handing out health and hygiene products alongside its breakfast treats is something that we doubt we’ll ever be able to get our heads around.
Source: McDonald’s Japan