How can you score early (and cheap) access to McDonald's New Chicken Sandwich?

How can you score early (and cheap) access to McDonald's New Chicken Sandwich?

For many months, the success of Popeyes' chicken sandwich has led to a war between food chains to win this top spot. How can you try, before anyone else, the sandwich with which McDonald's plans to compete for the crown?

McDonald's recently announced its official plan to finally join the ongoing chicken sandwich war, and the fast-food giant's attempt at replicating Popeyes' success is set to hit menus nationwide on February 24.

This week, however, there is a way to score special early access to the sandwich, plus a limited-edition merch.

You can score the special merch and the early access to the sandwich if you apply this week at

The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Drop will be available through as of February 18 at noon EST for $5 and gets you early access to the sandwich on February 23.

But not only will you be able to try the new sandwich a day before the official launch, you will also receive music producer Tay Keith's new, never-before-heard track on 7" vinyl, and a  "crispyjuicytender" hoodie, according to a spokesperson for the chain.

"We know fans can’t wait for our new Crispy Chicken Sandwich to hit restaurants, so we’re celebrating them and this moment with a drop like no other," said David Tovar, VP of US Communications, in a press release.

"We’re excited to give fans early access to this sandwich and exclusive swag they can’t get anywhere else to memorialize this great addition to our menu," he added.

McDonald's isn't just seeking to compete with one new chicken creation—you've got three to choose from.

"The new sandwich features a brand new crispy, juicy, tender filet made with all-white meat chicken that’s sure to capture the hearts and tastebuds of chicken enthusiasts across America when it debuts at participating restaurants nationwide," McDonald's said in a statement in January. "We’re serving it up in three ways—Crispy, Spicy, and Deluxe."

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