THE weather is cold, we're still waiting for pay day and all your New Year's resolutions have gone out of the window.

But in a bid to cheer everybody up, McDonald's is giving away free cheeseburgers. 

Here is how to get your hands on one.

You can claim a free cheeseburger from 10.30am until Friday by downloading the McDonald's app.

Once you've got it on your phone or tablet, check under the 'My Deals' section and select your free cheeseburger. 

Order it through the app for collection then head over to get it.

Only one burger is allowed per customer.

The app is also free to download.