McDonald’s student discount


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McDonald’s offer students a free food discount.

Students can enjoy free food at McDonald’s – grab a free Cheeseburger, Mayo Chicken, or McFlurry when you buy any McDonald’s extra-value or wrap meal. All you need to do is show your student ID when you order. If you’re ordering via the My McDonald’s app, or McDelivery, you can still get the discount via Student Beans.

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About McDonald’s

McDonald's is a hugely popular fast food chain in the UK, where having a McDonald’s student meal after a day filled with lectures is almost considered a right of passage. You probably know that McDonald’s restaurants sell a wide range of hot drinks and meals including hamburgers, salads, wraps, breakfasts and much more.

McDonald’s remains a firm favourite among students because of the amazing deals and discounts on offer as well as one-time McDonald’s student codes and promotions such as McDonald's monopoly.

Although the McDonald’s student offer is not technically any money off of your meal, you get a free item of food to take home with you. And who doesn’t love a free McFlurry as a deliciously sweet treat at the end of a tasty meal?

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McDonald's menu examples

We’re pretty sure you’ll already be familiar with the McDonald’s menu, but here’s a quick rundown in case you’re not! The day starts with delicious McDonald’s breakfasts – muffins, pancakes, flatbreads and, our personal favourites, hash browns. From 11am onwards, McDonald’s serves a huge selection of burgers, chicken McNuggets and Selects, and vegetarian and vegan offerings like the McPlant and Vegetable Deluxe. Finish it all off with a McFlurry, Donut, or Apple Pie!

How to get student discount at McDonald's

It’s easy to get your free food at McDonald's. Just follow the simple steps outlined below.

For ordering in-restaurant or at the drive-thru:

  • Place your order of an Extra Value or Wrap meal
  • Show your student ID
  • Ask for a free student Cheeseburger, Mayo Chicken, or McFlurry!

For ordering for McDelivery or via the My McDonald’s app:

  • Generate your code via Student Beans
  • Input it on the My McDonald’s app
  • Add an Extra Value or Wrap meal to your order
  • Get your free student Cheeseburger, Mayo Chicken, or McFlurry!

Remember to watch out for increased student discount offers; we’ll list any details here and on our deals page whenever extra savings are available, too.

Frequently asked questions about McDonald's student discount

Take a glance at our list of frequently asked questions about McDonald's student discount below. If you’ve got a question we haven’t answered, just leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or get in touch through our Facebook group where there’s an entire community of like-minded students ready to help you out.

Can all students get free food at McDonald's?

Yes - McDonald's student discount is available to all students, whether you’re studying part-time, full-time, or through a distance-learning course. Even mature students are welcome to use the offer. All you’ll need is valid student ID!

Is there a minimum order value I need to meet to get McDonald’s free food?

There’s no minimum order value as such, but you need to make sure you’re ordering an Extra Value or Wrap Meal to get the freebie.

Are any McFlurry or Cheeseburgers excluded from the offer?

You can only claim a free standard Cheeseburger (no Double Cheeseburgers, sorry!) and a free McFlurry that isn’t part of a promotional range.

McDonald's sales, offers, and promotions

McDonald's has pretty much year-round promotions, with new offers every week. Watch out for special offers around bank holiday weekends, and other key calendar dates. We’ll always add the latest McDonald's deals and codes to this page whenever we find them, too. Make sure you always check back here before you shop so you don’t miss out on any crazy offers. Don’t forget to check out our 15 hacks to get cheap and free McDonald’s, too.

Past offers at McDonald's

Past McDonald's offers featured here at Save the Student include:

Look at the section above for the current active offers and discounts.

My McDonald's app

McDonald's App

Make sure you download the My McDonald’s app to take advantage of McDonald’s deals. You’ll receive a welcome offer just for signing up, followed by new offers and deals every week (hello McDonald’s Mondays!). Check it out and download the app here.

If you find any great offers at McDonald's, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to this page. Don’t forget to keep checking back for the most recent McDonald's offers, sales and deals.

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