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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Before you recycle your paper make sure you check your USA Weekend or Parade magazine for a special coupon from McDonalds.  You’ll get a FREE Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, no other purchase required!

(thanks to everyone that emailed!)

    • savinmavin

      These are soooooo good!

    • Shericost

      Got one yesterday for 59cents.  I enjoyed it.  This is a better deal.

    • Glad to hear they are so good.  I just watched a couple shows online and saw the commercial for one over and over again.  McDonald's is definitely pushing them.  Sounds good and free is even better.

    • Oh they are sooo yummy!! I love them, I'll have to check the paper :)

    • Appleshell

      They were giving them away at a local McDonalds a couple of days ago and my husband got one. He thought it was disgusting. WAY too sour. So if you like sour lemonade, you're good to go. I gave him the free coupon this morning, thinking he'd want it, not realizing he'd already tried it. He figures someone at work will want it, so we'll see who the unlucky fellow is tomorrow. LOL

    • Jennifermathis24

      They are gross- liquid sugar. I wouldn't get one again if they were always free.

      • Bcasalou

        I had one the other day. It was not good! I will not get another on either!

    • Birgit Gilbert

      thank you for posting this, I had already set out my recycling because they pick it up tomorrow. I never look at the USA Weekend but I will from now on. I went outside and got the two coupons I had bought two papers also had $1 off coupon for fruit smoothie or frappe.

    • Kelly Ann

      My copy of USA Today has an ad for the frozen strawberry lemonade, but no coupons…

      • Liz

        mine too…darn

      • neetneet

        same here..

    • Brittanyvanhouten

      My mcdonalds told me they weren't participating. I plan on complaining!

      • Kelly Ann

        Do they not carry the smoothies either? My McDonalds doesn't carry smoothies, so maybe they won't have the frozen lemonade either…

      • Kmattern

        Only franchise McD's participate in things like this….corporate McD's don't.  The McD's you went to was probably a corp one.  Try another one and see if you have better luck  :)

    • Mcleodsc

      Bought The State-no coupon-ad only

      • Sonshinejennmark

        I only have the ad too…maybe I'll find it on the internet

    • Caitie_2002

      I went to use my coupon today and they were out of the strawberry syrup to make the lemonade!  Will have to save it for another day!

      • rose

        The same with me… they were out of it completely.  :0(

    • 2thFairy

      Found the coupon in my Parade today. Tried one when they were $1.  Tastes great when you stir the strawberry in with the tart lemonade.

    • Srgordon

      They had 3 off Glade sense and spray starter kit last week

      • Srgordon

        The week before that 5 off Zegerid OTC 42 ct and $1 off two bags any size of pistachios.  5 off came from USA Today and 1 off came from Parade and 3 off last week came from Parade as well just in case anyone has the papers still laying around

    • Cajunboy1436

      I tried this.  Yuck.  It was like eating a sour gummy worm.

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    • Nicole Nickle7

      Thanks Jenny! Just dug out my coupons out of the recycling bin! They would have gone to waste if you wouldn't have posted this! Great for a hot N.C. Day! :-)

    • Vfordhambarrett

      I did not enjoy! Glad it was free!

    • Josue

      You guys stop being hateful, this coupon made up for your newspaper cost =) …. Stir  up the strawberry and its fantastic =)

    • Swaltz1

      they take some getting used too – but free is always good

    • Pebblesyowi

      my mcdonalds refused to take the coupon and told me that they would make the price $1.59 so i wouldnt get the drink for free with the $1 off coupon so I brought back the free drink that was in the paper and they refused again to take it. The said that they are allowed to make their own rules. has anyone else ran into that problem?

      • The location is a franchisee of McDonalds. That is why on commercials and probably coupons too it will say “At participating locations”. Sorry they were rude about it.

    • momuv4jmsa

      I took my dollar coupon the other day and they got so frustrated trying to ring it up that they just gave it to me for free!  I really like them!

      • Nichole_michele

        probably because in my town they are $1 right now. I was wondering if I took the coupon they would give it to me for free!

        • Sharon

          My coupon states $1 off a medium or large…

    • SimScott

      Got the paper but no coupon…

      • Abbielou02

        Me too :(

      • Sharon

        Mine was attached inside the PARADE …

    • Mo

      I took the coupon through the drive-thru and they told me that they didn't have the code to ring the coupon up and asked where I got it from. I was so frustrated that I said forget it.

    • Partywsheryl

      Really want to try this one

    • Nichole_michele

      wow! Thanks for this! I had already put them in the recycle bin!

    • Ptblues2

      I printed this coupon early last week from a McDonald's email.  I went to the McDonald's inside Walmart, Cartersville GA and the manager refused to accept it.  He said that it was on sale for a dollar.  I said I came to try out a new produce and free was good for me.  He said that his corporate office told him not to take the coupon.  I feel that it was a bait and switch to get me into the store.

      I hope things go better for you with this coupon!

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    • Christinamartin4

      This drink is AWESOME!!!!! My hubby and I are hooked.. going to look for my coupon!! Thanks!!

    • LisaC

      On Friday, I took the coupon to a McDonald's in Douglasville, GA.  The manager would not let me use it on the small size because it is currently on a special promotion for $1.  He said that they would accept it on the medium for $1.59 – he was very nice about it, but said that is what he was told to do.  So, instead of a small for free, my daughter and I shared the medium one for $.59 – good thing too because she loved it!!

    • Themartins55

      yeah – got it in all of my newspapers…now the whole family can try them…:)

    • M Dishone

      How do I get a coupon where do I print out from

      • Ps59

        Try going to their  facebook and click on the McCafe on the left side of the page You should get a $1.00 off coupon at least

    • Yolli

      Yippee, got one in my newspaper!!! Used the $1 off on the promotional small for $1 this weekend in ATL and had no problems.

    • Sharon

      Got my coupons in the local newspaper attached to the Parade…West Columbia, SC…YAY!

    • Srgordon

      Free is free I know but I thought it was going to be bigger in size, I wouldn't have paid $1.59 for it.  It was good though unlike the smoothie that I tried, when they first came out, I about threw up on, I thought the yogurt tasted bad.

    • Mrspearson06

      Greenville News had them. I tried a sample one the other day that they were giving out and thought it was pretty good :) Looking forward to a few free ones for the kiddos!

    • L Johnson

      There were 5 of us (2 adults and 3 kids) that walked in with 5 coupons, the guy was really nice and did all 5 in one transaction totally free, no tax or anything.

    • Jennie

      Got my Q!  I'm pleasantly surprised b/c I'm visiting the fam in TX right now.  :)

    • Althearc

      free ok but to buy no way.knot go at all

    • She

      McDonalds in downtown Columbia SC will not honor the coupon.

    • Shifflett Sandy

      My mother loves strawberrrys and I have to take her out today so I hope we get to try this drink.

    • Mar

      Yeah, my McD's said they wouldn't honor the coupoon until next week. ?????? Weird.

    • Lena Higgenbottom

      My son took the coupon to the Barnwell McD. and they refused it.   I went by later that day to inquire why…..Saw store Manager and she stated we take that coupon…I questioned why did they confiscate one coupon this morning?   They went and looked and found the coupon and stated come back anytime and we will honor it.

    • helo

      i wish i can get 1 i havent got 1 in a long time