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Giveaway: McDonald's $25 gift card & free coupons!

Posted June 22, 2015

McDonald's sandwiches

Every Friday in June, we are celebrating dads with Father's Day Friday giveaways hosted by McDonald's! Enter to win a $25 McDonald's Arch Card gift card and eight McDonald's coupons for free menu items each week! The free product coupons include 4 coupons for a free sandwich of your choice and 4 coupons for free Happy Meals!

This week, we have a profile of a McDonald's owner/operator who is also a dad!

McDonald's owner/operator, Gaffney Gunter, grew up in a household that thrived on the entrepreneurial spirit. With a father that started his own business and nurtured it right alongside young Gaffney, he was able to see the hard work and determination that went into being a business owner.

A dad to Angie (8) and Jayden (5), Gaffney and his wife, Denisse, are McDonald's owner/operators living in Knightdale – a short drive to their four restaurants in Raleigh and Wake Forest. Gaffney spent many years learning the McDonald’s way, having served and managed in the McDonald’s organization since 1993. He took the leap to become an owner/operator six years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

When asked what he liked best about his job as a McDonald’s owner/operator, Gaffney responded that it’s the people he works with every day. “I enjoy getting to see the crew members and managers in our restaurants grow and develop. Through their careers at McDonald’s, they are able to lead by example not only in the restaurant but also in the community.”

When he is not hard at work, Gaffney is a true Renaissance man, enjoying fiction writing and oil painting. He has also competed in mud races and half marathons. His true passion is when he is able to merge his community involvement with his McDonald’s company, by helping volunteer and donate to area churches as well as several public and charter schools across the Triangle.

The photo above includes his sister Kaile, Gaffney W. Gunter (McDonald's Owner/Operator), Lisa McKenzie (sister), Felecia Gunter (mom), Gaffney Gunter (dad).

To Enter the Giveaway:

To enter the giveaway this week 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 your favorite McDonald's food item.

I will randomly pick the winner on Monday, June 22 at 1:00 pm and will post the winning username on the blog soon after 1:00. 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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  • 3boys3 Jun 23, 2015

    hot, crispy fries!!...love'em

  • paulalowe Jun 23, 2015

    My favorite McDonald's food item is the Big Mac, No Onions, of course.

  • Tricia Blakistone Jun 23, 2015

    You can't beat McDonalds soft serve ice cream--its low fat and weight watchers approved!

  • bethmarcom Jun 23, 2015

    Fruit and Yogurt Parfait is my favorite item on their menu!

  • applepync Jun 23, 2015

    Hot fudge sundaes are my absolute favorite!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 22, 2015

    And the winner is:

    soojmagoojCongrats! I'll send you an e-mail soon. Please respond by Friday to claim your prize.

    Thanks to all for entering! I'll be posting the last Father's Day Friday giveaway this Friday, so you have another chance to win!

  • PackMan88 Jun 22, 2015

    Chicken sandwich

  • murphygordon Jun 22, 2015

    EASY... McRib, add cheese and fries, extra pickle onion and sauce, get messy!!!

  • luvstoQ Jun 22, 2015

    STEPBAK and MOMOF2 - guess no one won! LOL

  • lynbow39 Jun 22, 2015

    the yogurt parfait