Do McDonald’s Gift Cards Expire?

Last Updated on 09/02/2021 by GS Staff

Do McDonald’s gift cards expire?

No, McDonald’s gift cards (Arch Cards) do not expire. The company has confirmed on its website that its individual gift cards never expire. Additionally, there are no fees associated with McDonald’s gift cards such as inactivity or maintenance fees. Feel free to use your old McDonald’s gift cards as you desire for breakfast, lunch, or dinner without the worry of a looming expiration date.

How to check a McDonald’s gift card balance?

Simply head to the McDonald’s gift card balance check webpage. Once on the webpage, you will be asked to type in your Arch Card Number. This number is the 16 digit number found on the back of your gift card. If you do not see 16 digits, you likely need to scratch off the remaining digits on the card. Your gift card balance will be revealed once the 16 digits are entered and you press the “Check Balance” button.

What are the gift card denominations?

Gift cards can be purchased in denominations from $5 to $100. Cards can only be purchased in whole dollar amounts. Be sure to keep your receipts related to activation and reloads. You will need this documentation in case you lose your card or if it is stolen.

How to replace a gift card?

Call 800-244-6227 as soon as you notice that your gift card has been lost or stolen. McDonald’s will cancel your card when you make the call. In order to have your card replaced, you will need to fill out an Arch Card Replacement Form. The form requires a name, address, city, phone number, Arch Card number, purchase date, and signature/date. The completed form must be mailed to McDonald’s (address is on the form) with the activation receipt, last purchase receipt, or account summary to receive a replacement. Be prepared to wait 4-6 weeks for the replacement card to arrive. See the form for full details.

How to reload a McDonald’s gift card?

Visit McDonald’s Arch Card Reload webpage. You will need to register for an account on this webpage if you don’t already have one.

Where to buy a McDonald’s gift card?

Cards can be purchased at participating McDonald’s restaurants. They can also be found at many retailers across the United Stated including Kroger, Safeway, Walgreens, Giant Eagle. Kohl’s, and more.