Freebie alert: McDonald's is giving away free bacon during Bacon Hour

For one day and one hour only, you can bring home the bacon for free.

McDonald's is introducing Bacon Hour. For one day, on Jan. 29, for just one hour from 4-5 p.m., McDonald's is unveiling an hour-long celebration where customers will be able to get FREE bacon with ANY menu item.

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That's right. For one hour, bacon lovers will be able to get thick-cut, Applewood smoked bacon for no additional charge with anything on the menu. What's better than free bacon? Bacon with an order of hotcakes? You got it. Bacon with a Hot Fudge Sundae? Have at it. Bacon with a Fillet-O-Fish? Go for it.

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"When we said there's no such thing as too much bacon, we weren't kidding," said McDonald's manager of culinary innovation Michael Haracz in a statement Wednesday. "January 29, we'll be upping the bacon ante — the bac-ante, if you will — and celebrating this glorious food favorite like never before."

There's a limit of one free side of bacon, which is two half pieces of bacon, per person with any order.

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On Jan. 30, Cheesy Bacon Fries, the Big Mac Bacon burger and the Quarter Pounder Bacon burger join the McDonald's lineup for a limited time.

Limited-time bacon items

Prices for the trio of bacon items are determined at the individual restaurant level and may vary.

Cheesy Bacon Fries: Fries topped with cheddar cheese sauce and smoked bacon bits; average prices range from $3.15 to $3.45.

Big Mac Bacon: Three pieces of Applewood smoked bacon with two beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun; average prices range from $5.19 to $5.39.

Quarter Pounder Bacon: Three pieces of Applewood smoked bacon atop a burger, which at most restaurants in the contiguous U.S. is made with fresh beef; average prices range from $5.29 to $5.49.

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