The Truth About McDonald's Exclusive Gold Card

They say success is all about who you know, and Rob Lowe seems to have made it because a few years back, the actor flaunted a McDonald's Gold Card on Jimmy Kimmel. His McGold card was ultra-special and featured his name. The card was given to Lowe by his friend, who happens to be the son of the man who invented the Egg McMuffin (via Reader's Digest). The card granted Lowe free McDonald's food, and it likely made the world green with envy.

Lowe is not the only person getting free meals from McDonald's though. Billionaire Warren Buffet told CNBC he had a card that allowed him to eat free at any McDonald's in Omaha. "So that's why the Buffett family has Christmas dinner at McDonald's," he told the outlet. When asked if anyone else had a card, Buffet threw Bill Gates under the bus. Apparently the fellow billionaire can get free McDonald's anywhere in the world. Maybe more people would have vast fortunes if we weren't paying for all our happy meals. Most of us order at least a billion items off the dollar menu by the time we die right? 

McDonald's Gold Card isn't just for the rich and famous

Celebs and billionaires aren't the only folks McDonald's granted the special card to. Good Samaritans can get their hands on shakes, burgers, and fries from McDonald's, too. Case in point: A man by the name of Charles Ramsey selflessly abandoned his Big Mac to rescue three kidnapped women in 2013. McDonald's gave him a nod in the form of free food for the rest of his life at Ohio locations (via Business Insider).

Fast forward to 2020, and it's the age of opportunity, for you too can get your very own McDonald's Gold Card — if you live in the UK that is. You don't even have to have a connection with Mickey D's founding fathers, nor do you need to channel your inner-superhero, and save citizens in need. All you need is luck and dedication (via The Sun).

Whether you move to the UK to play McDonald's Monopoly, or you dust-off your superhero suit, and go out looking for ways to impress the fast-food chain with good deeds, McDonald's Gold Card is sparking dreams of free Big Macs over here. Because really, what's better than that?