Bill Gates Has Lifetime Free Access To McDonald's Food
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What is it that Bill Gates, a billionaire cannot have? On paper, the American businessman, co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, and investor can buy anything for himself, yet he enjoys lifetime access to free food at McDonald’s. Imagine if you were at his place, how many packets of French fries, juicy burgers, happy meals, Mc puffs, and soft serve you must have ordered. 

All of this is possible because Bill Gates has a card that helps him cash in the lifetime supply of McDonald’s menu. You will be surprised to know that Warren Edward Buffett, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, philanthropist, and American businessman also enjoys similar benefits.

Why Does Bill Gates Have Free Access To McDonald’s Food?

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In a recent interview with CNBC, it was Warren Buffett who said that he and Bill Gates own a Gold Card, which gives both the businessmen a few perks on dining, including free McDonald’s food for life. 

This special McDonald’s card is the reason why Buffett’s family members enjoy their Christmas dinner at McDonald's every year. But this service is restricted to a city only for Warren Buffett. He can access free food at any McDonald’s outlet in Omaha, USA. On the other hand, Bill Gates has a card that allows him access to food in any McDonald’s outlet worldwide. 

Buffett said that Gates’ card covers him from New York to Tokyo. He added, “There’s just a few of them [gold cards]. Bill Gates has one. He is good throughout the world, I guess. Mine is only good in Omaha, but I never leave Omaha, so mine is just as good as his."

How Can People Get Free Access To McDonald’s Gold Card?

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McDonald’s organises a contest, usually in December every year. People can put their daily entry for McGold Card on the McDonald’s for Life website. You can also order food every day from the McDonald’s application, and your entry into the McGold Card competition will be made. The owner of the card gets free access to McDonald’s food twice a week for life (50 years). 

Some websites also indicate that a person has to collect points, at least 300 every year, to be eligible to receive the Gold Card. One can only collect these points by ordering food from McDonald's. In India, you can purchase a McDonald’s McCafe Gold card from their website or Amazon. With a one-year validity, this card is available for Rs 900. You can purchase 16 coffees for the price of 8. There are silver and platinum cards that offer different kinds of benefits.