The McDonald’s free coffee promotion for 2014 is only for a limited time and will be running out on September 29. Here’s what you need to know in the meantime about the deal.
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Many participating franchises will be offering the McDonald’s free coffee promotion this year. It’s slated to last for two weeks in total, and will focus on advertising the McCafe line introduced in 2009 which includes iced coffees, espresso-based drinks such as lattes and mochas, and blended-ice beverages including smoothies and frappes. The deal is also limited to the smallest size.
Customers can also win more free stuff with their “sip and tell” promotion by sharing their favorite coffee moments on Twitter using the hash tag #SipandTell and including @McCafe. Some lucky McDonald’s fans will be surprised with free gifts and other experiences.
McDonald’s also has an image problem. Chick-Fila-A is now number one in appealing to children, even beating out Ronald McDonald and his friends. According to the Chicago Tribune, during the past 10 months, sales have fallen throughout the United States, and the company is trying to figure out how to get people in the door to buy some breakfast. The company continues to bleed money and now has competition from the likes of Taco Bell, never mind Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or any of the clown’s old foes.
The first time the McDonald’s free coffee promotion was run, the company noticed that sales at least managed to flatline rather than fall. They served over a million cups of coffee, and certainly people chose to purchase a meal in addition to the free stuff.
The McDonald’s stock price has noticeably began to creep up since the McDonald’s free coffee promotion began, which is sure to make the company officials take notice. Perhaps if we’re lucky, they’ll choose to make McDonald’s free coffee a regular freebie that serves as a loss leader.