- McDonald's Canada is having a promotion this year whereby Canadian customers can claim a free medium fries when the Toronto Raptors score specific points...that is, Canadian customers outside Quebec.
- Quebecers can take advantage of their own McDonald's fries promotion with the Montreal Canadiens, however.
Oh, McDonald's Canada, what have we done to have you treat Quebec with such utter disregard? It's like we don't matter to you. Are we not part of Canada? If you prick us do we not bleed maple syrup? If you tickle us do we not laugh and say, "Please stop, eh?"
Today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., McDonald's is giving away fries to Canadians. That is, they're giving away fries to everyone in Canada except for Quebec.
McDonald's just launched its Beyond The Arch campaign, which offers Canadians a free medium fry every time the Toronto Raptors score twelve or more three-pointers in any NBA game. Again, except for Quebecers.
The Raptors even held their annual training camp in Quebec City this year. Can't we take a little pleasure in their wins, too?
The Raptors hit 14 three-pointers in their game last night, giving everyone in Canada the chance to rejoice with free fries (with a purchase of at least $1). One more time, Quebec is excluded from this offer.
Last year, the promotion only included Ontario and was so popular that the fast-food chain ended up giving away two million free orders. This year they decided to open it to everyone in the country, in a happy all-inclusive giveaway. Everyone...
That's ok, Quebec...I think. Because we will still have the chance to get our own freebie when the Montreal Canadiens score the first goal of a game during hockey season.
So, that's something? The Canadiens play tomorrow against the Sharks, so we may just have to wait until Friday.
To take advantage of the promo, all you have to do is order your fries using the My McD's app available on the Apple Store and Google Play. Your order can be picked up at the front counter or drive-thru — easy peasy.
It's not quite clear (though we can all guess) why one province was excluded from the Raptors promotion. Can't we all play nicely together and enjoy free salty potato goodness as a unified country?
Friendly rivalry is one thing, but when it comes to snacks you don't have to pay for, that's where we should draw the line and stand together.
To find out more about the Raptors promo, click here.
For the Montreal Canadiens promo, you can find more info here.