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

Experts reckon these are the reasons why today is the most depressing day of the year also known as Blue Monday.

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

How to get your hands on one

You can claim a free cheeseburger from 10.30am, today, Monday 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 and then head over to get it.

The offer is available all week until Friday from 10.30am each day and only one burger is allowed per customer.

The app is free to download and the offer will appear from 10.30am on Monday morning.