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I’m not usually a big fan of McDonalds unless I’m drunk or hungover. Nothing cures a hangover like McDonalds. However, their new giveaway would make me want to go full “Supersize Me” and eat McDonalds for every meal, just so I could maybe win one of 14 000 Xbox Ones – if only I lived in America.

If you’re traveling to the States over the holidays, you seriously might want to look at this. Over on the One Hot Holiday FAQ page, McDonalds explains:

With the excitement of the holidays around the corner, McDonald’s wanted to pair the bold, spicy flavors of the Southwest Chicken Premium McWrap® and Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder Burger with a chance to win this season’s hottest gift, the Xbox One. Through our partnership with Xbox, everyone wins something for Xbox!

Of course, not all prizes are created equal. McDonalds is giving away 14 000 Xbox One consoles with Forza 5, making those odds 10 001 to 1. However, they’re also giving away 10 000 Xbox Music Pass and Xbox Live Gold month long memberships. Those odds are sitting at 14 001 to 1. Do they not know the most expensive prize is supposed to be the hardest to come by? Other prizes include downloads of The Maw, Ms Splosion Man and Aqua, as well as some lame Fox TV episodes.

Winning an Xbox One? I don’t care how that Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder tastes (although it looks pretty nice); if I win an Xbox One I’ll definitely sing that “loving it” jingle.

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!
  • Gavin Mannion

    Not a fan of McDonalds but holy cow that burger sounds incredible

    • CodeName Tailgunner

      Sorry Gavin you are not allowed to use the word “cow” together with the word “Mcdonalds” in the same sentence. The two are mutually exclusive.

    • Deano

      Anything with real Bacon is a win!

      • Skyblue

        Like this?

        • Deano

          Is this where that small streaky bacon comes from ?

        • HvR

          Couple of dozen of those deep fried with hot sauce. Yummy!!!

        • Hammersteyn

          I had this in mind

      • Mark Treloar

        Bacon and icecream?

    • Mark Treloar

      They don’t use cow, just a whole lot of bull.

    • Brian Murphy

      Come to my house, I’ll make you a burger, fried in duck fat, with 3 year cave aged gruyere and Wrights extra thick, center cut, hickory smoked bacon. And, it won’t make you vomit 10 minutes afterwards.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    How do you get “drunk of hungover”?

    The burgers never look as good in real life as they do in the pictures, does the same apply to the Xbone you could win?

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      “Drunk of hungover”

      That point where you start mixing english and afrikaans. That’s just how drunk she needs to be / have been to eat MacD’s

      • Her Highness the Hipster

        very, very true

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      nothing to see here *smoke bomb edit*

  • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

    I’m moving

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Macdonalds is generally indistinguishable in taste to the containers it is served in

    • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

      Not when you’re drunk.

      I remember many-an-evening getting some much needed McD’s in Stellenbosch after a night out.

      • HvR

        I think the Stellenbosch McD’s was the first on to be open 24 hours. Remember quite a few times bungling in there and buying 10 cheeseburgers; then waking up the next day unsure whether the taste and pain is from the burgers or the table full of R6 doubles.

        • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

          I don’t eat their cheesebugers at all, but I’d wake up the next day with a microwave full of them. Drunk buy the only burger I don’t eat and then have nothing to do with them.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        That’s only because when drunk enough for MacD’s the tastebuds are too drunk to realise it’s tasting cardboard #trollol

        • John’s (JJ’s) finest excuse

          True. I wouldn’t buy that stuff sober

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Not even when you’re drunk, and I once went to Steers so hammered all I could do was point at what I wanted.

    • Brian Murphy

      Not true, but the nutritional value? You may as well eat the containers, and throw away the ‘food’.

  • DrKiller

    wait wait wait.. Somewhere in the world there are McDonalds with bacon??? fml

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      All over the world, actually. Just here in SA and middle eastern countries, fast food outlets try to appease those who don’t dine on swine. KFC’s in the US even have bacon.

      • DrKiller

        I’m going to kill myself….. :(

      • iAmWeasel

        Instead we get macon.. mmmmm yummy! BARF!!

      • Hammersteyn

        So times I add my own bacon to my McDonalds. Yes I’m a fatty.

        • iAmWeasel

          Nothing wrong with a little custom bacon action.

        • DrKiller

          I was thinking before to have like a Bacon stand at our malls here in CPT.. So after you ordered your McDonalds, KFC, Steers, Debonairs, Nandos or what ever, then I can “modify” your burger for R10 :)

          • iAmWeasel

            You sir… are brilliant.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    *le sigh* I really don’t like MacD’s but WHY whenever there is talk of MacD’s I start craving a bigmac?

  • Sageville

    They couldn’t give away enough Xbones to make me move to Murica

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    I hate the fact that we can’t have bacon on our McDs or BK over here… Sigh. It makes me really sad.

  • jj

    just one an xbox lol.. was checking to see if this was real or a gimmick

  • Jordan Peterson

    I won an xbox one and Forza five on this contest, the very first day

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