McDonald's is giving away free fries everywhere in Canada except Quebec
The NBA season is officially underway, which means McDonald's is (thankfully) bringing back their Beyond the Arch offer.
Last year, whenever the Raptors scored 12 or more 3-pointers during a game, McDonald's offered free fries to customers in Ontario the following day.
The @Raptors hit 12 threes in their opening night win, which means free fries at @McDonaldsCanada (with a $1 purchase) starting at 11 AM! 🍟https://t.co/WHUjK7NhfV— RedFlagDeals.com (@RedFlagDeals) October 23, 2019
This year, the promotion is back but it's changed a little.
There's now a minimum purchase of $1, and the deal is open to all of Canada, not just Ontario.
That is, all of Canada except Quebec.
The NBA Champs Toronto Raptors are back in action and our Beyond the Arch offer is rebounding this season! You can get Free Fries whenever the Raptors score at least 12 three-pointers the day after the game from 11AM. Available across Canada (excluding Quebec) on the My McD's app— McDonald's Canada (@McDonaldsCanada) October 22, 2019
Ontario residents are particularly peeved by the fact that the deal now includes a minimum purchase.
They ain’t free! Gotta spend $1 pre tax to get the free fries! Apparently McDonald’s didn’t make enough money off it last year...— Ryan (@Ryan_Q97) October 23, 2019
And while some are grateful the promotion has been extended to include other provinces, many are angry about the fact that Quebec is being excluded.
The Raptors fries promotion with McDonalds is happening outside of Ontario this year! This is both a good thing and a bad thing for me.— Matt Shantz (@m_shantz) October 23, 2019
Some are pointing out the fact that the Raptors are Canada’s basketball team, meaning they're Quebec's team too.
So everyone in Canada can get free fries today.....except Quebec. Quebec is in Canada, the raptors are Canada’s team which mean it’s also Quebec’s team. Care to explain @McDonaldsCanada ? And I already know we get free fries when Habs score first.— Isabelle Gloutnay (@IsabelleGL) October 23, 2019
Quebec does in fact have a similar promotion of their own. Whenever the Habs score first during a hockey game, residents of Quebec can claim a free order of medium fries.
So this is Quebec's equivalent of Ontario's Raptors promo... I like it!— Nick 🏈 UK 3-4 🏈 (@plainwildcatfan) February 27, 2019
(Free medium fries every time the Canadiens score the first goal in one of their games) https://t.co/2bAq6bPGmz
But many are saying the Habs deal doesn't make up for the Raptors one, and unfortunately this isn't the first time Quebec has been left out of a country-wide giveaway or contest.
There’s a good deal happening until you scroll to the bottom and Quebec is almost ALWAYS excluded. This damn province gets on my nerves 🙄— Nene ✨❤️ (@CanadianneQueen) March 13, 2019
Companies are known to sometimes avoid Quebec when it comes to these things because of the requirement to advertise in french or because the Regie des alcools, des courses et des jeux has different rules than other provinces.
Still, Quebecers like their fries just as much as the next person, so it's no wonder they're unhappy about being left out of this delicious deal.
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