While a lot of people are obsessing over the Mulan Szechuan Sauce thanks to Rick and Morty, there's a new obsession on the way that always seems to work for McDonald's, even when we know it's unhealthy for us. The company is partnering with Nintendo again for a round of Happy Meal toys.
Starting today until May 22, you can snag one of these eight toys in your Happy Meal as part of a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promotion. But they're not simply toys, that would be ridiculous in this day and age. Each one can be scanned for prizes, including winning a Nintendo Switch. Nintendo sent out details about the contest, which we've added below if you're actually interested in playing. And if you're not aware, depending on the franchise location, you can now purchase toys at McDonald's without buying a Happy Meal. At the very least, you can buy that translucent Mario that lights up in different colors as if he just picked up a star.
In addition to the toys, families can take their fun to the next level by entering a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 100 Nintendo Switch Prize Packs inclusive of a Nintendo Switch system and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. Eligible customers that scan and purchase a meal at McDonald's using the McDonald's mobile app between now and May 22 will be entered. Customers get one entry for redeeming any deal in the app and two entries when they purchase a Happy Meal. No purchase is necessary to enter. The sweepstakes is open only to residents of the United States who are 13 and older. Official rules for the sweepstakes, including details about how to enter without making a purchase, can be found at online and http://www.PlayatMcD.com and at participating McDonald's restaurants.