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Check your Parade or USA Weekend, many are finding a FREE McDonald’s 12 oz Smoothie or Frappe coupon inside.

On another note, McDonald’s was supposed to run free 5 oz. samples of the smoothie this week and nationwide has postponed this campaign indefinitely.  Here’s hoping you got your coupon though, then there’s no disappointment.

(Picture above is from my paper in Columbia SC)

(thanks thecoupongirl!)

    • sonyapell

      Got mine in the Saturday issue of my town's paper. They don't have a Sunday issue. It was in our “American Profile” magazine.

    • Rebecca

      what's the expiration date?

    • karen

      check with your local mcdonalds and see if they are running the free samples. i work at one in maine and the owner has discontinued the free samples. for his two stores.

    • Tonya

      For those of us who did not get the coupon, go to Youtube. There is an ad there that you can print a coupon for $1 off Smoothie of Frappe.

      • aczek16

        thanks! i couldnt find a coupon in our paper, and was disappointed. however, i am excited that i can still get in on the deal…or for half off at least! :))

    • Robin

      I got a free sample of the smoothie, but i think it was on Friday the 9th maybe? And I did see the free coupon in the Parade magazine today. What a nice treat!

    • SWilliams1282

      No free coupon in the Savannah, GA area :(

      • Moniquesg

        It's in Weekend in the Savannah, Ga paper.

      • guest

        It was in the Sav. Morning News in the US Weekly

    • LisaLee

      Used my coupon today! Orlando, Fl area :)

    • Rebeccaann

      my columbia, sc paper didn't have a coupon in the parade section!!

      • colagirl

        Mine did – in The State. What paper did you grab?

      • Bjessa

        I got two papers…..and only had it in one

        • CHI

          The same happend to me. I usually check my paper before buying, but i was in a hurry today. So mad when i sat at home and discovered that someone had stolen the Q.

    • Christina

      It's in the AJC. :)

      • SSheila

        I looked all through my ajc and could not find it! Do you know exactly where you found it?

      • SSheila

        nevermind! I had not looked in the parade yet :) I found it.

    • Rgbarron01

      Yay! It was in the Louisville Courier Journal magazine insert. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Ana Maria S.

      I got it on my USA Weekend inside my paper today….Asheville, NC…used it this afternoon for a mocha frappe….wow was it delicious!!! I don't care for McDonalds regular coffee but the frappe was quite good…so happy to have 3 more free drink coupons to use between now and 8/15/10.

    • Mjsbassett

      Got it in Greenville, SC. Thanks for the tip, never would have looked in the USA Weekend.

    • Murphyma3
      • Jamie

        Thanks, Murphy! That's just as good here. Our local Sunday paper is $1.25, and the smoothie is $2.29, so that's still $1 off! Doing this is the same thing, but without the added effort! Thanks again!

    • couponlove

      it's in the Charlotte Observer (still prefer Starbucks though!)

      • aczek16

        what? no way! its half the cost and it tastes just the same, if not better.

    • Shannon

      Anyone can have mine if you want it.

      • Erin

        Is it still available? I can mail you a SASE. My son loves smoothies.

    • Melissa

      Cause it's 400-500 calories a drink. Yuck. No thanks.

      • RebeccaFer

        Actually the Wild Berry and the Strawberry Banana 12 oz Smoothies are 210 calories, .5 total fat which comes from the low fat yogurt.

        This is the ingredients list taken directly from their site:

        Ingredients (Allergen statement in ALL CAPS.)

        Wild Berry Fruit Blend
        Strawberry puree, water, sugar, blackberry puree, blueberry puree, concentrated pineapple juice, concentrated apple juice, contains less than 1% of the following: cellulose powder, xanthan gum, colored with fruit and vegetable juice, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, pectin, citric acid.
        *Dispensed from equipment that also dispenses milk ingredients (yogurt)

        Low Fat Yogurt
        Cultured Grade A reduced fat milk, sugar, whey protein concentrate, fructose, corn starch, kosher gelatin. Contains active yogurt cultures.


      • Bryarsmom

        Couldn't agree more, Melissa.
        The ONLY time I ever step foot in a McDonalds(or any junk-food place) is to use their restroom when we're traveling.

        • Guest

          Find another place to use a restroom than. Also know the info about a product before posting false info. here an example of pink Promise Smoothie is fat free, 210 calories which is at Planet Smoothies. So they are inline with the chains store that only have Smoothies.

      • Guest

        Please don't put false info about any product here thanks

      • Dani

        I won't touch the frappe's for just that reason. The 12 oz. smoothies are only 210 cals though :)

    • Tcorvin2

      Picked it up in the Hickory paper today and my kids enjoyed it as dessert after dinner. Free was truly free on this one….didn't even have to pay the tax.

    • Coupondiva73

      I GOT MINE!! WOOT! WOOT! Mine came in the (Greensboro, NC)Parade section and it was in clear sight!

    • Debbiesdealz.com

      Richmond, VA Richmond Times Dist

    • Got mine from the Huntsville Times Parade! Thanks!

    • Monica

      Got mine! It was in the Parade section! Yum! Caramel Frappe here I come!

    • Jamie

      If you typically only purchase the state's paper for the best coupons, check your local paper to see if it's in that, also. It was in ours, so I was able to sponsor our own area, save extra money, and get frappes and smoothies all around! (I'm thinking of getting some more, and offering them as little gifts for friends.)

    • Ardaled

      I got two in my paper!! I bought the Stanly News & Press for $1 and it had both the parade and usa weekend in it and both had a coupon for free in it!!

    • naomismusic

      You can go to the McDonalds page on facebook and print a $1 off coupon too :)

    • Kb

      Got mine! I typically get 6 papers, but one of mine was missing it, I think Im gonna grab a few more since we are fixing to make a long drive and it will be a fun treat for the kids and us! I noticed they retail $2.79 here…….amazing!

    • Orangecouponlady

      Here in Manchester, our Tennessean had it AND the Tullahoma paper!!! Yehaw!!! I'm stocking up just for those!

    • Rebecca

      Just had the wild berry one this morning. YUMMY!!!

    • Brantleysavings

      Don't forget to ask for your Redbox coupon when getting your drinks!

      • Lhorn

        Can you explain the red box coupon,please…..

    • Rhende77

      Got ours in the Decatur Daily!

    • Laura

      Weaverville NC would not accept my coupon.

    • Hrelrod

      It was in the Greenville News–yeah! Got 6 copies this week!!! Now I will get the kiddos to earn them by Friday for a family night treat!

    • Zjqtcj

      The McDonald's close to my home doesn't offer the free 5oz smoothie and said you would get it only when they invited you. I don't understand what that meant. They didn't accept my FREE coupon by saying the machine were broken. The store is in a busy location. Sounds like they are avoiding coupons. I will try another store.

    • Blonderw03

      No coupon in my paper :-(

    • Mechlingfamily

      We were scheduled to do a paid research session on the new drink and McDonald's pulled out of that at the last minute too. Wonder what's up with McDonald's?

    • Natalie

      Bad news… I went to use mine this morning at the Rincon, GA location and they informed me that they were not accepting the coupon. When I got home I called corporate and they said that because the locations are franchised, they have the freedom not to accept it. BOO!!

      • natalie

        Update on Rincon, GA location… visited there tonight and ordered a large drink. There was a coupon on the side of the cup for a free smoothie. I asked the clerk about the coupon that was in the paper and he said that they would take it. GREAT NEWS!!!

    • Cksessions

      I got 2 coupons and had to travel out of town this morning so we stopped at McDonalds and they said they would not take 2 coupons at the same time, so I made 2 orders. For some reason they did not want to accept them at all (cashier had to ask manager for permission!) Still got a smoothie and Frappe for free! yoohoo!

    • Morganlharper

      Yummy….got mine. Went well with my $1 burger.

    • Morganlharper

      Yummy….got mine. Went well with my $1 burger.