Is a Free Big Mac Every Week for a Year Really a Prize?


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One is too many.
  • One is too many.

When's a prize not a prize?

When it's 52 Big Macs over the course of a year.

Whoopee! Ouch! My heart!

A new McDonald's opened in Parma and a couple of "grand prize winners" a free Big Mac every week for an entire year.

One of the winners had this to say:

Don Hopp, of Parma, is a regular customer at the McDonald’s and he took home one of the grand prizes. "I don't have to eat at home," he said.

It's yet to be seen whether Don Hopp actually lives through the full year.

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