These are some of the cutest McDonald’s items we’ve ever seen!

It’s that time of year again when we head out to stores around town, buying up all the fukubukuro lucky grab bags we can get our hands on. These bags traditionally come out on the first day of the New Year in Japan, enticing customers with the promise of big discounts on goods and exclusive items not usually available in stores.

Lately, some of the big retail chains have been getting in early, releasing their fukubukuro before the start of the New Year and keeping customers on their toes by selling them only at select stores, making them a lucky purchase indeed. This year, McDonald’s was one of the fast food giants to release their fukubukuro before January 1, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of their 3,000-yen (US$26.61) bags.

Like many of the fast food fukubukuro, this one came filled with coupons for us to use during the year. The long expiration date – until 31 May – is a lot longer than those offered by their competition, which usually expire within the first three months of the year.

We were happy to find that we immediately made our money back with the cost of the coupons alone, which came to a total of 3,250 yen. There were five coupons each for a free hamburger, small fries, small Coca-Cola, apple pie, soft-serve ice cream, and small coffee.

With our 3,000 yen investment already back in our pocket in the form of coupons, everything else in the bag was an added extra. And what they gave us at no extra cost was even more exciting as they were McDonald’s-branded items not usually available to purchase in stores.

▼ First up was this tote bag, featuring an image of their signature Big Mac burger.

▼ Next up was this adorable Big Mac coin purse.

▼ And a pencil case in the shape of a McShake.

▼ Finally, there was a towel emblazoned with the delicious image of a pack of fries.

We were incredibly impressed with the contents of the fukubukuro, and if you’re a fan of the Golden Arches, this is a bag you’ll definitely want to try hunting down in the next day or two. They won’t be available for long though, so make sure you get in as quick as you can!

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