Has you ever come back from a wonderful vacation abroad only to realize that you have a bunch of coins or small bills that aren’t worth converting back to US dollars? Ever wanted to get use them only to remember that they’re essentially worthless unless you travel thousands of miles? Do you like fast food from foreign countries?
If you’re a well-traveled McDonald’s fan who answered yes to those questions, it’s finally time to cash in. For a very limited time only, McDonald’s will be celebrating the launch of its “Worldwide Favorites” menu by letting US customers transact in international currencies. All you have to do is fork over some foreign coins or cash to get your hands on a Stroopwaffel McFlurry (Netherlands), Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich (Canada), Cheesy Bacon Fries (Australia) or Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger (Spain).
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“Have an extra Euro laying around? Found a Japanese Yen in that old travel fanny pack? Wondering what to do with that Rupee from last summer’s trip to India? Start rummaging under those couch cushions, take that spare foreign currency you have, and head around the corner to your nearest participating McDonald’s," said a McDonald’s statement referenced by USA Today.
You’ll have to be on the ball if you want to take advantage of the deal. It starts at 2 p.m. (local time) on Thursday June 6th, and ends at 5 p.m. that very same day. The good news is that it doesn’t sounds like it matters at all what kind of currency you bring in. And if you’re short on foreign money but long on free time and love a good deal, McDonald’s suggests you “exchange [dollars] for some foreign currency at your local currency exchange retailer” according to Restaurant Business Online.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to buying a Grand McExtreme Burger with all the Iraqi Dinar I’ve been hoarding.
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