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VIDEO: Would You "Pay" for McDonald's With an Act of Kindness?

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McDonald's Super Bowl Commercial claimed that the burger company would dish out free food to random customers, if those customers would perform a joyous or kindly act. It's a campaign that tugs at your heart-strings, while, simultaneously, clogging your heart's arteries. Well, the promotion has started and videos of people dancing, calling loved ones, and complimenting strangers to get free food are starting to appear on the Internet.

In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if they would "give some love" to get a free apple pie.


What about you, readers? What do you think of McDonald's new campaign? Would you dance for a QPC? Tell us in the comments below!


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10 comments
pottsgw
What is Louis smoking? Why would McD's want people to post pictures of their disgusting looking food that looks nothing like the plastic stuff they use in commercials?
pottsgw
Well, supposedly the "price" pops up on the register by random selection.
Anyone want in on an over/under pool on how long before someone like Anonymous hacks their system and swaps out the tasks with some wildly innapropriate ones?
Greg the Gruesome
I want to see a video of a McDonald's customer saying, "Shut up and take my money" in response to the offer of their order for free.
bernd
Waiting for the video of someone giving CPR to a heart attack victim that was dumb enough to eat there.
McDolans,I'm hating it.
vinaytampa
Just another sales tactic by McD to entice more customers in. Totally agree with frenchyaz.
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@frenchyaz You should contribute to the @nihilist_arbys Twitter account
frenchyaz
The trick is that the participating McDonald select "randomly" people, meaning that even though you are going in you may not get your free meal. Seems like they are trying to make changes, at least they in a funny way. Meanwhile, nothing is really changing. Ronald McDonald is still a skinny clown while his customers put on the weight due to the junk food served there. Internet is your friend, ignorance is bliss. Enjoy a hug and love the free fat (which is not fat free).
Jeff Somogyi (DealNews)
I realized, after we finished recording, that I might actually AVOID McDonald's until the promotion is over!
(Because I am THAT afraid of showing emotion in public?)
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
Also, this is a pretty great headline about it: http://pic.twitter.com/lhKfhDg7pl
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
As a society, I guess there isn't much we won't do for free food.
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