Fast food chain McDonald’s is making a change to its loyalty scheme.
McDonald’s shared the news with customers this week that its ‘free hot drink’ stickers would soon be phased out to make way for the My McDonald’s app.
This means that customers won’t be able to use the two together and earn two stickers per hot beverage, reports the Mirror.
For years, people have been collecting the McCafe Rewards stickers for a free hot drink of their choice.
The loyalty scheme will stop at the end of June, though after that, you may still be able to find some stickers for a while.
This is while restaurants use up any left over stock, so you’ll still be able to redeem those you have collected.
‘Free hot drink’ stickers will stop from July – you can still carry on collecting them for the time being, and trade in the ones you have for a free drink.
You have until June to do so, so make sure you use them, before you lose them. It’s thought that some restaurants will still honour the six stickers whilst they phase out the cups for new ones.
It will be replaced by the My McDonald’s App, which is how McCafe rewards will now work.
You can earn free drinks after purchasing just five rather than six though the app – but it only applies on regular and large drinks.
All you need to do is scan your loyalty card via the app when purchasing a hot beverage to start collecting them.
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However, many customers will be disappointed to find that they can’t double up their free drinks like they were able to – collecting both the stickers and scanning the loyalty card through the app.
If you still have stickers after June, McDonald’s will be honouring them and you’ll still be able to get that free cup of coffee on your commute to work.
McDonald’s said: “We’re giving customers three months notice to collect and use the stickers – we’ll communicate more information on the physical stickers nearer the end date.”