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Step aside, Nando's Black Card. Gregg's Concierge Card, you can take a seat, too.
There's a new piece of VIP plastic in town. After years of pressure from Big Mac fans, and rumours that some celebrities, such as Bill Gates, actor Rob Lowe and billionaire Warren Buffet are in possession of them, McDonald's has announced the introduction of its very own VIP card. What's more, it's gold.
And unlike the Nando's or Gregg's cards, you don't have to be super famous to get your hands on one. That doesn't mean it'll be easy, though. There are 1,000 cards - which give their owner a year's worth of free food from the fast food chain - up for grabs, but you can only get one by playing McDonald's Monopoly.
A spokesperson for the chain said: "It's official...Gold is the new black. After years of requests, McDonald's is launching a VIP Gold Card...no Brit Award required.
"The ONLY way you can get your hands on a McDonald's Gold Card is to play, if Stormzy and Ed Sheeran want to get one, they'll have to play Monopoly."
The firm also tweeted a teaser about the return of its popular sales promotion, which is based on the classic property board game and set to relaunch this year on March 24.
You know what's coming. And this year it's going to be even more special. Watch this space :eyes: #McDonaldsVIP pic.twitter.com/lh9qlWGaVb
- McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) March 2, 2020
McDonald's haven't confirmed exactly how much food you can nab for free with the Gold Card if you're lucky enough to win one, but you presumably wouldn't have to worry about going hungry. Just about counting calories.
And while the whole array of prizes for this year's McDonald's Monopoly hasn't been revealed, it's more than likely that you'll be able to win other big prizes such as holidays and cars, as well as smaller edible treats like free apple pies and Big Macs.
So if you want to feel as privileged as Stormzy - who earlier this year was the first ever recipient of the Greggs Concierge Card - you know what to do.