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Burger King’s 1¢ Whopper Promotion “Hack”

Burger King is offering customers a Whopper for just a penny. There’s just one catch: you have to order it from a McDonald’s location near you.

The burger chain is taking a stab at its biggest competition this month by offering discounted burgers to anyone who places their order from their rival’s parking lot.

Orders have to be placed from Burger King’s mobile app. The app will drop the price of that sandwich down to a penny as long as your phone’s GPS indicates you’re placing the order within 600 feet of a McDonald’s restaurant.

The promotion runs from December 6th until December 12th. While Burger King suggests that you might want to place that rival sandwich order in the face of a McDonald’s employee, the chain also says it wants customers to place their order in a way that’s respectful to McDonald’s employees and customers.

From 600 feet away, that shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

Well, apparently it is… who wants to drive from one location to another just for 1 Whopper Sandwich? if this sounds like you, you’re in luck.

If you didn’t know already, you can trick the Burger King App into thinking you’re at a McDonald’s location… while in reality, you’re in your local Burger King parking lot.

How Do You Do This?

You download an app… yep, it’s that simple. All you have to do is take a minute or two to download a GPS Mock Location App.

Android Users: 

Sorry, IOS pals… you gotta find your own way… but if you’ve got an Android device, you’re in luck… here’s how to do it.

  1. Install This Play Store App
  2. Go to your phone Settings
  3. Go into “Developer Options” (scroll down all the way)
  4. Click on “Mock Location App”
  5. Choose the app you installed, “Fake GPS”
  6. Open the “Fake GPS App”
  7. Enter the location of your nearest McDonald’s or Move the Pin
  8. Press the Green Button to enable the GPS Mock

All you have to do now is, go into the Burger King app (download it here) and follow the in-app instructions.

If you don’t see the option for “Developer Options” follow these instructions to show it as it is hidden from the start.

  1. Go into your phone Settings
  2. Scroll down to “About Phone”
  3. Click “Software Information”
  4. Click “Build Number” 7 times
  5. Go back to the main settings page
  6. The option will be shown now

Now while this small “hack” does work… it does take out the fun of the beginning point, which is to throw some shade at McD’s. If you end up trying it out and are successful at it, make sure to let us know by tweeting at us (@officialdapulse) or commenting below. Don’t forget to share this “hack” with your friends and family!


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