McDonald's Is Auctioning a Blinged-Out 18-Karat Gold Shamrock Shake Cup (Valued at $90K) for Charity
We love seeing all the creative merch that comes out before Valentine’s Day, but people forget that February is also the beginning of the season for limited-edition Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s. If you’re never had a Shamrock Shake, we suggest heading there immediately and ordering one. Seriously, you’re missing out. This year, McDonald’s is also auctioning off a “Golden Shamrock Shake,” and all money raised benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities.
As of 12:00 p.m., February 27, 2020, the eBay listing has 52 bids and is currently at $32,100.
The Golden Shamrock Shake cup has a bejeweled McDonald's logo, is made of 18-karat gold and was created for the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake. According to the eBay listing, the cup is one of a kind, and worth a pretty penny:
Introducing the Golden Shamrock Shake, a hand-crafted, truly luxurious cup valued at $90,000 designed to perfectly hold Shamrock Shake deliciousness. There are 50 green emeralds and white diamonds—representing 50 years of Shamrock Shake flavor and delicious whipped topping. There are 50 yellow diamonds in each of the Golden Arches for 50 years of being a fan fave at McDonald's. And it all could be yours through this auction, with all proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Bid now for both the Golden Shamrock Shake and a handful of delicious Shamrock desserts for the chance to elevate your Shamrock Shake experience, while helping keep families near the care and resources they need to thrive when they have an ill or injured child.
We love all those little details, and we also love that all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. McDonald's is also making it possible for fans to win the cup without spending a ton of money, as reported in a CNN article:
Anyone who wants to get their hands on the golden cup can also get a chance to win by ordering an Oreo Shamrock McFlurry or Shamrock Shake through the McDonald's app.
Though we're not sure how that works if the cup is one of a kind.
The auction ends on March 6 at 5 a.m., which means fans have just over a week to place their bids. And, since delivery is estimated between March 11 and 13, the winner will be able to fill their 18-karat cup with a celebratory Shamrock Shake before St. Patrick’s Day.