While some trace its origins to a PR stunt, others claim they really feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) on this day each year, which apparently is made bleak through a combination of debt, weather conditions and dwindling motivation.
Thankfully, McDonald’s is giving away free cheeseburgers from today until Friday 25 January. All you have to do is download the fast food chain’s app, My McDonald’s App, to claim the offer. Sadly, there’s no vegetarian/vegan alternative.
Other brands giving away free things to cushion the Blue Monday blow include In The Style. The celebrity fashion site is giving away 3,000 free T-shirts to shoppers who spend over £40. The short-sleeved T-shirts are available in black and have the slogan: “Perfectly Imperfect”.
Brands such as Aldi and Boots are also doing free giveaways on Twitter.
Can you find all the letters to spell the hidden word? Comment below for the chance to #WIN a £10 voucher and treat yourself this #BlueMonday. T&Cs apply: https://t.co/S7oOM4NQaN pic.twitter.com/JEl3HH6JBk
— Aldi Stores UK (@AldiUK) January 21, 2019
— Boots (@BootsUK) January 21, 2019
If shopping your way through Blue Monday doesn’t appeal, you can alternatively take a look at your diet instead to make sure you are getting the mood-boosting nutrients you need.
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