Mariah Carey fans had their alarm clocks set for early Tuesday.
via: Page Six
Fans are flying into a frenzy after McDonald’s announced it will give away 10,000 Mariah Carey T-shirts Tuesday as part of a promotional partnership with the pop diva.
The fast-food franchise joined forces with the “Queen of Christmas” earlier this month to create the “McDonald’s Mariah Menu,” which features 12 days of free food deals for the festive season.
On Tuesday morning, participating restaurants started giving out the “McDonalds x Mariah” shirts to the first 10,000 customers who ordered a Sausage McMuffin with Egg on the franchise’s mobile app.
The black shirt only comes in one size (large) and features an image of Carey chowing down on a McDonald’s meal.
The shirts will be shipped to the eligible recipients in February, meaning Mimi fans won’t be getting into any fist fights at McDonald’s restaurants in order to secure limited-edition merchandise.
McDonald’s released instructions on their website telling fans how to potentially secure the shirt. “After redeeming the deal, if there are still merch items remaining, you will be shown a redemption screen,” they instructed. “You must select ‘Get It Now’ to redeem the merchandise deal immediately by providing your name and shipping information. Once you exit from the merch redemption flow, you will not be able to access it again.”
Some fans woke up at 4 a.m. to order their Sausage McMuffin with Egg in the hopes of securing a shirt.
i really woke up at 4am for a mariah carey mcdonalds shirt, it’s not that easy being this mentally ill <3
— ????? chels ????? (@chelseus) December 21, 2021
“Are you wearing…”
“The official Mariah Menu swag? Yes, I am.”
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) December 14, 2021
Meanwhile, one verified Twitter user already managed to get their hands on one of the rare tees, sparking a storm on social media.
“I can’t stress how badly I NEED that shirt,” one fan replied.
Others weren’t so lucky, complaining that their app had crashed, leaving them ineligible to redeem the T-shirt.
“What a bummer! Woke up early to get my daughter a T-shirt and the app crashed! So unfair. I switched to McDonald’s wifi and it still didn’t help. There has to be a better way to do promos like this,” one devastated mom tweeted.
What a bummer! Woke up early to get my daughter a t-shirt and the app crashed! So unfair. I switched to McDonalds wifi and it still didn’t help. There has to be a better way to do promos like this. @McDonalds @MariahCarey pic.twitter.com/fY5OUSUN9A
— Love. Laugh. Eat. (@LongIslandMomx3) December 21, 2021
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 13, 2021
The T-shirt giveaway comes just one day after Carey returned to the top of the charts with her 1994 smash “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
The catchy track — which has become a modern Christmas classic — went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart on Monday. It marks the third consecutive year that the song has hit the top spot.
Hopefully they put the shirts on sale, because they went super fast.