McD's meal purchase not needed for Kitty
AS HELLO Kitty fans braved the haze last Wednesday night and queued up to buy a new Kitty plushie from McDonald's, some were surprised and riled to learn that the toys could be bought for $10 without ordering a McDonald's Extra Value Meal.
One Extra Value Meal, the Big Mac meal, can cost $6.95. A Kitty costs $4.60 with a meal.
A McDonald's Singapore spokesman clarified that the option of getting the plushie without a meal "was available from the start of the (Kitty) campaign".
She added that the toys are "available on a while-stocks-last basis", and that there are currently no plans to replenish the restaurants' Hello Kitty stocks.
Despite the three-hourly Pollutant Standards Index hitting a high of 321 at 10pm last Wednesday, many queued for the Ugly Duckling Kitty, which became available for sale two hours later. At 12.30pm last Thursday, McDonald's said on Facebook that the toy was sold out.
Kitty fan and accounts assistant Elizabeth Tan, 23, said the option to buy toys minus a meal is "better because...the Extra Value Meals won't go to waste". She was referring to how some people threw the meals away after getting their kitties.