McDonald’s student discount

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The latest McDonald’s student discount codes and offers are listed below. More details about what McDonald’s discounts are available to students can be found on the McDonald’s website.

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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 voucher codes and promotions such as McDonald's monopoly.

Although the McDonald’s offers are not always on the app, you sometimes 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?

McDonald's Food

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!

Can you get student discount at McDonald's?

While there used to be a free student Cheeseburger, Mayo Chicken, or McFlurry, there is, unfortunately, no student discount available at the moment.

However, it’s still 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:

  • Look for offers in your Mcdonald's app
  • Place your order
  • Show your unique offer code

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

  • Generate your code via the McDonald's app
  • Place your order
  • Claim your discount

You can also earn points each time you buy something at Mcdonald's which will give you free stuff.

Remember to watch out for potential 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 students get free food at McDonald's?

No - the McDonald's student discount is no longer available to students.

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 within the terms of your offer in your app.

Are any McFlurry or Cheeseburgers excluded from the offer?

When the student offer was live you could 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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Lauren is a deals and discounts expert, and the Digital Marketing Manager at Save the Student. She is passionate about saving money and has appeared on Channel 5 documentaries sharing her money-saving tips. Lauren's work is centred around securing the best exclusive deals for Save the Student and working with great student brands.
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