I have a working relationship with McDonald’s of the Capital District. I had to miss one of their recent events introducing some of their new sirloin burgers because of health issues, and they were nice enough to send me a gift pack in the mail so that I could try the burgers on my own. Now, they’ve come to me asking if I could help spread the word about National Egg Day on June 3, when they will be offering Egg McMuffins for only 63 cents each during normal breakfast hours. (63 cents on 6/3. Get it?)
In case you were wondering, McDonald’s Egg McMuffins have been around for over 40 years. They’re still made with freshly cracked eggs, Canadian bacon, American cheese, and a freshly toasted English muffin, all for 300 calories. The “freshly cracked” part means that the egg on your McMuffin is a real egg, not a powdered or liquid egg mixture.
While I used to prefer the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit for breakfast at McDonald’s, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the healthier items on the McDonald’s menu are better choices for me. I really appreciate McDonald’s efforts to offer healthier menu items and use better ingredients as time goes by. With fresh eggs, leaner Canadian bacon, and an English muffin with 8 grams of whole grain, Egg McMuffins are the healthier* choice my stomach thanks me for.
(* As compared to the 460-calorie Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. I am not trying to make any health claims about McDonald’s foods. They are a fast food joint, after all, but some menu choices are better than others!)
As a special thanks for me posting about National Egg Day and their $0.63 Egg McMuffins, McDonald’s of Albany sent me an “egg-cellent” prize pack that includes a tote bag, travel mug, Egg McMuffin t-shirt, Egg McMuffin apron, 2 Egg McMuffin pins, egg rings and an egg flipper so we can make Egg McMuffins at home, and a $20 McDonald’s Arch Card. They are also providing one of these prize packs for one of my lucky readers in a giveaway.
Enter to Win an Egg-Cellent McDonald’s Prize Pack
Use the Rafflecopter app below to enter as many times as you wish until 12:00 am ET on June 10, 2015. No purchase necessary. Contest open to US entrants 18 years and older. Winner will be chosen and displayed on the Rafflecopter ad and contacted via email, Twitter, and/or Facebook once the contest period ends, based on contact information provided through the winner’s method(s) of entry. Winner must reply with shipping address by 5:00 pm ET on June 16, 2015 so I can provide the information to McDonald’s of Albany, which will be responsible for prize fulfillment. I will reply to acknowledge receipt of winner’s shipping address. I am not responsible for technical or other problems that interfere with your ability to enter the giveaway or the winner’s ability to respond to notification of their win by the June 16 deadline.