MCDONALD'S is giving thousands of fans free chicken nuggets.

The giveaway comes as the fast food chain's iconic McNugget celebrates its 40th birthday.

To celebrate the milestone, McDonald's is giving 50,000 lucky fans a pack of six McNuggets for free.

But you'll need to have the app to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning.

It's free to download from the Google Store or Apple App Store.

The first 50,000 entrants to the competition will receive 4,000 reward points which can be exchanged for six McNuggets.

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But customers will need to be quick as the competition closes on May 23.

It comes a week after McDonald's announced a shakeup to its menu.

The fast food giant is introducing two new dips, as well as an all-new burger to all 1,450 restaurants tomorrow (May 10).

New items include the popular Big Tasty – but with a spicy twist.

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Fans will be able to give their McNuggets a fiery kick with the Mega Hot Sauce dip.

Plus, McDonald's is finally releasing a Garlic Mayo dip much to the delight of nugget fans.

How can I save money at McDonald's?

Signing up to the My McDonald's app means you can keep on top of the latest deals and offers.

The app will allow you to browse the latest menu available at McDonald's – you can download it for free via Google Play or the App Store.

It works anywhere you have internet, so you can look up what's on offer while you're out and about, or at home.

Every Monday, the app has a host of deals available to cash in on.

Researching and comparing prices at your local McDonald's branches could also save you some cash on your order.

Menu prices can vary in restaurants just a couple of miles apart – so choose your branch wisely.

Our research found a Big Mac meal can be up to 30p cheaper at restaurants that are just two miles apart from each other.

You can bag freebies and discounts on your birthday if you're a McDonald’s app user.

Remember to log your date of birth in the app – otherwise you could miss out on free food or drinks.

The birthday offers are usually in line with the McDonald’s Mondays offers, discounts and deals.

If you're a Big Mac fan, you can get the burger along with a side of fries for just £1.99.

To get the offer you need to fill out a quick survey feedback survey after a previous visit to redeem the offer.

All you need is an old McDonald's receipt from a previous trip no longer than 60 days ago. 

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A 12 digit code will be printed on the proof of purchase, and you can enter this McDonald's Food for Thought website to need to fill out a quick survey regarding your recent trip.

You'll then receive a five digit code which is your voucher for the £1.99 offer, so jot it down. 

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