The Wizards' sports scene revolves heavily around complimentary or heavily discounted food. This season, we have:
- Free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches if a player on the opposing team misses two consecutive free throws in the fourth quarter. You will need a ticket stub to redeem the offer.
- 50 percent off regular prices at Papa John's Pizza when the Wizards win and score at least 100 points or when the Wizards win a playoff game regardless of the score. All you need to do is enter WIZ50 when you order online.
Now you can add McDonald's to the list. When the Wizards are leading at the end of the first quarter, you will get a free Egg McMuffin provided that you have their mobile app. With a 31-29 lead after the first quarter, the Wizards have delivered you a free breakfast sandwich that will have many folks lovin' it!
Wait a sec. McDonald's offers all-day breakfast now and the Egg McMuffin is something you can get after 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends -- at least at the restaurants in Loudoun County where I live. I'll just go on a limb and say that you can get this sandwich anytime you want!
But that's not all! McDonald's will also offer the same promotion when the Capitals lead after the first period. If both teams play the same day and both are leading after one quarter or period, you still only get one sandwich.
Bummer. But it works the same way with the pizza.
Clinton Yates of The D.C. Sports Bog has more on this latest sports-related promotion. According to his article, if the McDonald's deal was in place last season, you could have had 45 free Egg McMuffins if you made an order before 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends.
Yates also added which area McDonald's restaurants will offer this promotion. The immediate D.C. area suburbs in Maryland and Virginia -- including Loudoun County -- will give you that free Egg McMuffin. But if you live in western Maryland areas in the Allegheny Mountains like Hagerstown and Cumberland or the Virginia exurbs like Fredericksburg, Warrenton, Front Royal, or Winchester (HEY JAKE!), you're also in luck.
The only area that isn't in luck is the Baltimore area. So if you're in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, or Baltimore City, you can't get a free Egg McMuffin. But the bright side is that you can still grab breakfast whenever you like.
Overall, this is still great news. It's a yummy time to be a D.C. area sports fan indeed.