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Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's

General Information
  1. How can I participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's and when does it run?
  2. Who is eligible to participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  3. How can I enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase?
  4. How can I find out who won the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  5. Where can I get a copy of the Official Rules for the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  6. What are the odds of winning the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  7. How do I enter the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  8. How do I get the McDonald's App?
  9. What if I do not want to use the McDonald's App to participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
  10. I'm having trouble downloading the McDonald's App, where can I get help?
  11. What are the Digital Device Requirements?
  12. How many times can I enter the Sweepstakes per day?
  13. What is the Sweepstakes Prize?
  14. How will the potential winner be notified?
General Information
1. How can I participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's and when does it run?
McDonald's is celebrating Walt Disney World® Resort's 50th Anniversary with the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's. Customers can enter the Sweepstakes by purchasing a Happy Meal® using Mobile Order & Pay in the McDonald's App beginning on September 25, 2021, at 12:00:00 a.m. local time and ending on October 1, 2021, at 11:59:59 p.m. local time ("App Entry Period") or without making a purchase via the alternate method of entry ("AMOE") beginning September 25, 2021, at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ending on October 2, 2021, at 5:59:59 a.m. ET ("AMOE Entry Period").
See Rule 3 of the Official Rules for all purchase entry and AMOE details.
2. Who is eligible to participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are residents of the Territory and who are 18 years of age or older on the Day of participation. (Any eligible individual who is 18 or older, but younger than the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, is referred to in these Official Rules as a "Minor".) Any Minor should only use Mobile Order & Pay or enter the Sweepstakes with the permission of their parent/legal guardian. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: any person who on or after April 1, 2021, was or is:
  1. a. a McDonald's restaurant franchise owner or a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of a McDonald's franchise restaurant;
  2. b. a director, officer, employee or agent of McDonald's USA, LLC ("Sponsor"), its parent company or its respective subsidiaries, affiliated companies or service agencies;
  3. c. a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of any entity engaged in the development, production or distribution of Sweepstakes materials or of any entities retained by Sponsor or its agencies to assist in any way with the administration or advertisement of the Sweepstakes or the development of the McDonald's App;
  4. d. an employee of Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. or its parent, related, affiliated or subsidiary companies (each a "Prize Partner"); or
  5. e. an immediate family member (defined as spouse, IRS dependent or biological, foster, in-law, adoptive or step- mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son) of, or anyone who resides in the same household as, any person in any of the preceding categories.
  6. Participants With Disabilities: If you have a disability and you need assistance with participating in the Sweepstakes and/or with redeeming a prize, contact: accessibility@us.mcd.com.
Refer to Rule 2 of the Official Rules.
3. How can I enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase?
To receive one Entry without making a purchase, click on this AMOE link and you will then be directed to an AMOE form that you must complete by providing your first and last name and email address, confirming email, phone number and birthday and checking the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the Official Rules and that you are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. When you submit the entry form and it is successfully received and recorded by the website servers, that will be the date and time of the submitted AMOE Entry. AMOE Entries are recorded in ET, regardless of where in the Territory the Participant is located. AMOE Entries must be received no later than October 2, 2021, at 5:59:59 a.m. ET and are subject to the daily limit of one Entry per day. AMOE Entries received between 12:00:00 a.m. on October 1, 2021, and 5:59:59 a.m. on October 2, 2021, will all be treated as though they were received on October 1st for purposes of the daily entry limit.
4. How can I find out who won the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
For a list of Official Winners, visit the Winner List after the Sweepstakes is over until January 31, 2022. The list will be available when the Sweepstakes is officially over, and the prizes have been verified and awarded.
5. Where can I get a copy of the Official Rules for the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
The Official Rules will be available at the Official Rules website during the Entry Period.
6. What are the odds of winning the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
The odds of winning a Grand Prize will be determined by the number of valid Sweepstakes Entries received. Refer to Rule 4 of the Official Rules.
7. How do I enter the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
To enter the Sweepstakes using the McDonald's App, you will need a Digital Device (defined below) and a valid email address. Eligible Participants must first download and install the McDonald's App on their qualifying iOS or Android Device (e.g., an iPhone®, Android phone or iPod Touch®, Android Galaxy Tablet, etc.) (each a "Digital Device") if they do not already have the current version of the McDonald's App installed. Data rates may apply. The McDonald's App is free, but only available in the App Store or Google Play (for iOS/Android). In the App Store, compatibility requires iOS 10.0 or later for iPhone® and iPod Touch®. In Google Play, compatibility requires Android 5.0 or later. Use of the McDonald's App is subject to the Terms & Conditions for the McDonald's App, which can be found in the "Careers, Contact & Legal" tab in the McDonald's App menu.
Once you have downloaded the McDonald's App, complete the registration process for the McDonald's App, including providing a valid email address. You will need to enable "Location Services" and include your email address in your McDonald's App settings in order to use Mobile Order & Pay. Note that the winner will be notified via email.
There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes:
A. During the App Entry Period, use the McDonald's App to purchase a Happy Meal using Mobile Order & Pay:
An eligible Participant will automatically receive one entry (each an "Entry") into the Sweepstakes when they use Mobile Order & Pay to purchase a Happy Meal from any participating McDonald's restaurant. If by reason of any problem, whether mechanical, technical, due to human error or omission or other means the order cannot be completed, no Entry will be recorded. Please refer to the instructions in Rule 3.B. below on how to enter without making a purchase.
B. During the AMOE Entry Period, enter without making a purchase:
To receive one Entry without making a purchase, click on this AMOE link and you will then be directed to an AMOE form that you must complete by providing your first and last name and email address, confirming email, phone number and birthday and checking the box to confirm that you have read and agree to the Official Rules and that you are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. When you submit the entry form and it is successfully received and recorded by the website servers, that will be the date and time of the submitted AMOE Entry. AMOE Entries are recorded in ET, regardless of where in the Territory the Participant is located. AMOE Entries must be received no later than October 2, 2021, at 5:59:59 a.m. ET and are subject to the daily limit of one Entry per day. AMOE Entries received between 12:00:00 a.m. on October 1, 2021, and 5:59:59 a.m. on October 2, 2021, will all be treated as though they were received on October 1st for purposes of the daily entry limit.
8. How do I get the McDonald's App?
To enter the Sweepstakes using the McDonald's App, you will need a Digital Device (defined below) and a valid email address. Eligible Participants must first download and install the McDonald's App on their qualifying iOS or Android Device (e.g., an iPhone®, Android phone or iPod Touch®, Android Galaxy Tablet, etc.) (each a "Digital Device") if they do not already have the current version of the McDonald's App installed. Data rates may apply. The McDonald's App is free, but only available in the App Store or Google Play (for iOS/Android). In the App Store, compatibility requires iOS 10.0 or later for iPhone® and iPod Touch®. In Google Play, compatibility requires Android 5.0 or later. Use of the McDonald's App is subject to the Terms & Conditions for the McDonald's App, which can be found in the "Careers, Contact & Legal" tab in the McDonald's App menu.
Once you have downloaded the McDonald's App, complete the registration process for the McDonald's App, including providing a valid email address. You will need to enable "Location Services" and include your email address in your McDonald's App settings in order to use Mobile Order & Pay. Note that the winner will be notified via email.
9. What if I do not want to use the McDonald's App to participate in the Celebrate the Magic Sweepstakes at McDonald's?
To enter without using the McDonald's App refer to FAQ 3.
10. I'm having trouble downloading the McDonald's App, where can I get help?
If you have a technical question regarding the use of the McDonald's App, please visit the McDonald's Mobile Feedback webpage and complete the contact form or call 800-244-6227 and select Mobile App option.
11. What are the Digital Device Requirements?
Using a Digital Device and/or operating system not supported by the McDonald's App may prevent participation in the Sweepstakes via the McDonald's App. Your Digital Device also must support the operating system that the McDonald's App requires for your specific device. While all efforts are made to support current operating systems and Digital Devices based on the McDonald's App System Requirements, new operating systems and/or Digital Devices may not be supported if brought to market after the development of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any browser or device supporting issues.
McDonald's App System Requirements:
  • Android 5.0+
  • iOS 10.0+ compatible with iPhone® and iPod Touch®
12. How many times can I enter the Sweepstakes per day?
There is a limit of one Entry per Participant per Day (regardless of Entry method and regardless of the number of Happy Meals or other purchases that a Participant makes using their McDonald's App during any given Day). Any subsequent entry(ies) on the same day will be disqualified and any person submitting purported entries in excess of the limit may be disqualified in Sponsor's sole discretion. Participants may not share an email address with any other participant for purposes of entering the Sweepstakes.
13. What is the Sweepstakes Prize?
Each Grand Prize includes a five-day, four-night vacation for winner and three guests to Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida. Grand Prize consists solely of round-trip, economy-class air travel for one winner and three guests originating at the major domestic airport nearest winner's home in the U.S. to Orlando, Florida; four nights' hotel accommodations (Value Resort level, one standard double occupancy room) in Sponsor's sole discretion; up to four four-day Theme Park tickets (valid for all four theme parks – Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park); $750 total in Disney Gift Card eGifts (subject to restrictions; visit DisneyGiftCard.com for complete terms and conditions) and a check for $3,460 that winner can use for airport transfers, food, taxes or in their sole discretion. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of each Grand Prize: $11,165. The actual value of the Grand Prize will depend on the dates and departure airport and any difference in the actual value and ARV will not be issued. Winner may select dates of travel, subject to Sponsor's discretion and approval. Travel must be completed by December 15, 2022, or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Each Grand Prize is subject to Terms in Rule 7 of the Official Rules.
Total Number of Prizes: 25; Total ARV of all Prizes: $279,125.
14. How will the potential winner be notified?
Sponsor or Sponsor's redemption center (the "Redemption Center") will notify the potential winners by email within approximately two business days after the random prize drawing. The potential winner must respond within five business days of receipt of email in accordance with the notification instructions and provide the Redemption Center with all requested information, which may include, without limitation: Participant's first and last name, street address, city, state, ZIP Code and phone number.
All Prize Claim Documents received after the deadline shall be deemed void, and the potential winner may be disqualified. Prize Claim Documents that are complete and duly submitted to the Redemption Center within the required period will be verified within approximately four weeks after the Prize Claim Documents are received or as soon thereafter as reasonably practical, and once verified, the winner (or their parent/legal guardian if winner is a Minor) will be contacted to coordinate delivery of the prize. Refer to Rule 5 of the Official Rules.

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