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McDonald’s Canada Launches McCafé Digital Rewards Program Nationwide

McDonald’s Canada Launches McCafé Digital Rewards Program Nationwide

By Thomas Kenzaki

Coffee drinkers now have another great reason to choose McCafé coffee from McDonald’s Canada over the competition. Besides just tasting great, you can now collect digital rewards stickers when you use the My McD’s app and earn a free medium hot McCafé beverage after every 7 cups.

The program was first launched last year in British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Lloydminster, SK, the Quebec City Area, QC, and Halifax, NS and surrounding areas and was finally released to the rest of the country. RedFlagDeals members outside of those areas first reported seeing the new rewards system early last week.

McDonald’s Canada appears to have backdated digital sticker accumulation to an unknown point in 2018 as many users, myself included, were pleasantly surprised to find free coffees and partially completed digital rewards cards in their accounts.

The best part of the new digital rewards program is that it hasn’t replaced the physical sticker program so you’ll still be able to collect stickers on your coffee purchases. Those who make all of their coffee purchases via the app will now receive 2 free McCafé rewards after completing their digital and physical rewards cards. It appears that the McCafé digital rewards program will not be replacing the physical rewards program and the two will run concurrently.

Are you a fan of the new McCafé digital rewards program? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

39 Comments

    • Wonder if this means they'll be getting rid of the stickers and going app-only?
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    • CorSter wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:02 am
      Wonder if this means they'll be getting rid of the stickers and going app-only?
      Both! They're not going to offend the people that aren't digital
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    • CorSter wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:02 am
      Wonder if this means they'll be getting rid of the stickers and going app-only?
      Most likely... less costly to them, and then they can kill the promotion and disappear everything in a second if they wish to
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    • Too bad their app is a piece of ______.
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    • roblombardi wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:04 am
      Most likely... less costly to them, and then they can kill the promotion and disappear everything in a second if they wish to
      Nah senior rage will be epic if that happens
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    • Wizard1 wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:01 am
      Hot hot hot... Looks like mcds app is now crediting us for all the coffee's previously online-orders with the coffee rewards

      I had like 8 free coffee's show up. So basically double dipping the coupon! (physical and digital)

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      Weird. Do your free coffees say only valid BC, AB, NWT, Lloydminster, Quebec City and Halifax?

      Guessing it's just a glitch.
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    • superfresh89 wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:09 am

      Weird. Do your free coffees say only valid BC, AB, NWT, Lloydminster, Quebec City and Halifax?

      Guessing it's just a glitch.
      Heres screenshot with terms

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    • Thanks , works for me, Ottawa
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    • Nice. Got 3 out of 7 already from past purchases.
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    • Rfd is glitching..... Can't post
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    • Ontario good to go...
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    • Interesting - I see the one here for mine in the GTA as available now and I can use it.
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    • Thanks OP, deal confirmed in ON (GTA)!

      Perfect timing to pair with $1 coffees.
      ($7+tax will get you 7 any-sized coffees and 2 medium McCafe drinks. Not a bad deal!)
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    • CorSter wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:02 am
      Wonder if this means they'll be getting rid of the stickers and going app-only?
      I don't know if it's out of the question. In the States, they don't have stickers. It's just the app.
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    • McD App always glitches for me, always get the Sorry we're having issues, restart the app.
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    • How does it work? I received nothing and I purchased 3 times with my app
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    • Used it this morning. Looks like a glitch, but it worked so far.
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    • I want to save the reward till m coffee is not $1, but I am afraid that mcd would have fixed the glitch already then.
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    • They don't have $1 promo anymore. Just tried with the app and it says $1.43 (Medium)
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    • Thatdealguy wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:32 am
      They don't have $1 promo anymore. Just tried with the app and it says $1.43 (Medium)
      Still $1.00 in ONT for any size. Just double checked
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    • mikesanity wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:35 am
      Still $1.00 in ONT for any size. Just double checked
      darn it. BC is back to reg price
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    • This is awesome. Got almost 50 drinks free lol
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    • Lmao. Just got 23 free coffees. I think it's MCds wya of telling me I have a caffeine addiction.
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    • A nice surprise on this cold day. I've got a few free coffees loaded up in my account.
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    • Awesome! I checked the App and I have 2 free coffee rewards and 4 of 7 for the next. I'm in Ontario and been buying thru the app for most purchases last 3 months or so.
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    • I thought they were doing this already in BC...well at least in Vancouver. Went on vacation there last September and the app was displaying I had three "stickers" towards a free cup. Cant remember though if there were stickers on the cups themselves.

      Anyone in Vancouver care to chime in?
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    • Doesn’t seem to work if you use with the mailer coupons. Also, I’m kinda hesistant on putting my CC info and personal info into this app. They should accept Apple/google pay - it’s a no brainer. At the very least they should let you use their McDonald’s gift cards in app.
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    • No free coffee for me. i guess using the Kiosk always didn't payoff.
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    • andrewlo wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:59 am
      No free coffee for me. i guess using the Kiosk always didn't payoff.
      Next time, go into store, use free wifi, use app, order, done.
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    • Looks like mobile rewards are a permanent part of the app. iTunes update attached
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    • M-e-X-x wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 11:02 am
      Next time, go into store, use free wifi, use app, order, done.
      I have data... Just never used the app for payment/ordering.
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    • I have 12 free coffees in my account! Expires 12/31/2019. Sweet!
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    • TAZ99 wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 10:27 am
      McD App always glitches for me, always get the Sorry we're having issues, restart the app.
      I seem to get this daily. the best way for me to fix that is to on Android - hold the app icon and select "App Info" -> Storage, Clear Cache... After that I can re-open it and it works as it should.
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    • After the $1 coffee promo that ended Dec. 16, there was a bug where you could still get $1 coffee if you went to your recent orders in the app and just re-ordered it. It worked for a few days until one day when I went in to re-order and all my past coffee orders were gone.
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    • Hi....new here. Curious how I already got 5 stickers when I never ordered using the app. Strange.
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    • Thanks, yes on Android.
      Looks like that worked!
      I also got my 6 free coffee stickers! LOL
      pilothaz wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 11:29 am
      I seem to get this daily. the best way for me to fix that is to on Android - hold the app icon and select "App Info" -> Storage, Clear Cache... After that I can re-open it and it works as it should.
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    • SilkSoie wrote:
      Jan 21st, 2019 11:33 am
      Hi....new here. Curious how I already got 5 stickers when I never ordered using the app. Strange.
      Take them and run! I only have 1 and I am surprised at that even as I don't think I have purchased that many coffee's through the app either.
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    • Great update. Congrats to all those who were smart enough to be using the app to order coffees all this time.
      I unfortunately was not. lol
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    • Any chance this is a glitch and that the free coupons might be taken away at some point? They are say they expire at the end of 2019 but I wonder if I should just use them as fast as possible....
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