Free McDonald's burger!

Scan McD's receipt to pre-fill survey code for a free burger

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Bored to fill out the survey code from your McDonalds's® receipt? Use this app to scan and pre-fill the code for you!

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Tim Walling
 
  • Tim Walling
    Tim WallingFull-stack maker
    Pros: 

    no need to fill out long code, no app to install

    Cons: 

    doesn't fill the survey out for you, burger doesn't just show up at my house

    Neat example of how to build something useful that works on the phone but without the need to install an app.

    Tim Walling has used this product for one day.

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Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
Hi Product Hunt! Ok, it’s not really free. McDonald’s has a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free Quarter Pounder” offer if you complete a short survey using the receipt from a previous visit. Sounds easy right? The problem Each McDonald’s receipt contains a 26-digit(?!?!) code which is awfully painful to enter in their website at mcdvoice.com. Depending on your keyboard ninja skills, it could take a while to enter this code on a phone. The solution I built a tiny tool that will scan the receipt, use Optical Character Recognition(OCR) to retrieve the survey code and pre-fill the code in the McDonald’s survey site to get you started. That’s it! What makes this special? - You don’t need to download an app, all you need is a web browser - The receipt is processed on your device, it is not sent anywhere. - You can give away this free burger to someone in need! Use this sample receipt to try it out That’s all folks. If you find this useful, please share with others.
Kate Howler
Kate Howler@howlerkate · Most Earthquake Damage Caused By Shaking
@sharathprabhal Does your app work in Germany too?
Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
@howlerkate Great question! Currently, the app only scans receipts in english. If you can share a sample German receipt, I will add support for it. Thanks!
Kate Howler
Kate Howler@howlerkate · Most Earthquake Damage Caused By Shaking
@sharathprabhal I will send you a German McDonald's receipt via mail soon 👍
Kate Howler
Kate Howler@howlerkate · Most Earthquake Damage Caused By Shaking
@sharathprabhal Did you receive them? I also added a Burger King and Subway receipt. 😎
Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
@howlerkate thank you so much! Will get started on it.
John Murch
John Murch@johnmurch · Developer/Marketer
Plans to open source? Could see something like this for a LOT of other products - surveys are on so many receipts.
Braunson Yager
Braunson Yager@braunshizzle · Co-Founder, Geekybeaver, Ripped Recipes
@johnmurch This is a great question, I'm also interested.
Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
@johnmurch @braunshizzle yup, planning on it. Based on how this is received, I plan to build a mobile app that can generically scan receipts for surveys and codes and opensource it.
John Murch
John Murch@johnmurch · Developer/Marketer
@braunshizzle @sharathprabhal please keep it web based as do like the idea of visiting via safari/chrome and redirecting.
Angie
Angie@angeliquesocial · Founder of YourApparel
@nickabouzeid thought of you for this app 😄
Nick Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidPro@nickabouzeid · Content @ Emergence Capital
@angeliquesocial Ahhh this is the best. Thank you 🙏
Robert Magrino
Robert Magrino@rmagrino · AquaBlast, ultimate aquatic punching bag
Every store I visit has a survey, so if you can figure out which receipt belongs to which store’s survey, then you are on to something big. Unfortunately I don’t eat at McDonald’s.
Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
@rmagrino Thanks for the feedback!
Jon Gaudette
Jon Gaudette@jongaudette · Lead Software Engineer, Vistaprint
This is a really cool concept. I couldn't get the example receipt to scan though. Instead of turning this into an app, you could make it a PWA so that you can still take advantage of people "installing" it on their phones and have easy access to it.
Sharath Prabhal
Sharath PrabhalMaker@sharathprabhal
@jongaudette Good call. The general feedback I'm hearing is to keep it a webapp.