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Giveaway: McDonald's $25 gift card and coupons!

Posted May 19, 2015

McDonald's is hosting another great McMom's giveaway here on the blog this week! Enter to win a $25 McDonald's Arch Card gift card and eight McDonald's coupons for free menu items!

The McDonald's McMom contest celebrates moms every Monday in May starting the day after Mother's Day - because one day just isn't enough! The winner each week will receive a $25 McDonald's Arch Card gift card and eight McDonald's coupon cards for free menu items including 4 McCafe beverages for mom and 4 Happy Meals for the kiddos!

Profile of Linda Reid, a McDonald's Mom and Owner

McDonald's mom, Linda Reid, was destined to have the Golden Arches be a part of her family and she wouldn't have it any other way. A mom to Robert (17) and Charnece (15), Linda and her husband, Charles, are McDonald's owner/operators living in Raleigh. They own eight McDonald's restaurants including four in Durham and four in Raleigh.

Linda, a California native, began her career with McDonald’s as a crew person for corporately-owned McDonald's restaurants. Her husband, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, moved to the United States when he was 10 and, after a couple years, got his first job at McDonald's as a crew person. While working their way through the ranks, Linda and Charles met for the first time when they moved to Northern Virginia to further their McDonald's careers. After marriage and the birth of their daughter, the dream of owning their own restaurant finally became a reality.

Linda says she loves the people she works with, and the community in which she operates. She says the best part of her job is making people smile while also having a schedule that allows her to be there for her kids when they need her. “Family is important to me. Whether that's my immediate family or my McDonald's family, I always want to make sure they're happy,” she adds “We're in the people business because we enjoy it! By working in our restaurants every day, we hope our crew people become inspired to work hard to make their dreams come true!”

As a United States Tennis Association (USTA) player, Linda enjoys playing the sport in her free time. Her son and daughter are also athletic, always traveling to play tennis and basketball. Linda says it allows her to do two of her favorite things in one - travel and spend time with her family!

To Enter the Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway for the $25 McDonald's gift card and 8 free product coupons, fill out the short form below AND leave a comment in the Comments section sharing how your mom or a mom you know has made a difference in your life, the community, etc.

I will randomly pick the winner on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:00 am and will post the winning username on the blog soon after 11. Good luck!

You can find the Comments section by clicking the conversation bubble on the top right of this post. If you cannot see the form below on your mobile device, try entering on a PC. One entry per person.

Many thanks to McDonald's for donating the gift card and coupons!


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  • gbo101 May 19, 2015

    I love how my daughter is a great Mom
    for my grandkids.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 19, 2015

    Claytonmomof2 - I posted the winner on the main page shortly after 11 am today. :-)

  • Claytonmomof2 May 19, 2015

    Faye - you may want to announce the winner on the main page since locating the winner in the comments section can be difficult to find.

  • jbk13 May 19, 2015

    Moms need McD milkshakes!

  • thischickwins May 19, 2015

    My mom does for others more than herself, gives to charity, and is all around awesome.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 19, 2015

    Thank you for all your comments. It was heartwarming to read about all the wonderful woman in your lives.

    The winner of the giveaway this week is:


    Congratulations! I will send you an e-mail in just a few minutes. Please respond by Saturday, 5/23 to claim your gift card and coupons.

    Thanks to all who entered. You'll have another chance to won with the next McDonald's McMom giveaway next Monday.

    My thanks to McDonald's for hosting this giveaway!

  • arlenecook86 May 19, 2015

    My mom and I share a love for flowers. We have really been working to spread some cheer thru our flowers. And I have the most dependable mom a girl could ever ask for. She is always there for me and my children,

  • pixiestyx May 19, 2015

    My mom always volunteered at school when my brothers and I were little

  • triciak May 19, 2015

    My prayer is that I can be half the woman and mother my mom has been to not only me but all of the lives she has touched in her 88 years. She is strongest woman I know and taught me to be strong and to put the Lord and my family first. Love you Mom!!!

  • sheilabmoore941 May 19, 2015

    If it wasn't form my mom I would not be in the position I am in today. She quit her job to take care of my son so I could work. When I decided to go back to college she said no problem and she kept my son and daughter so I could attend classes at night and during the day. She still found time to volunteer in the church, be a wife to a military husband and take care of her mom that was ill. I hope I can be half the mom she was to her five children.