Even if fast food is not the healthiest choice, believe it or not, Americans spend almost $12,000 a year on fast food! Does that number shock you?? It does me!
Fast food tastes good. It’s convenient, and it’s cheap.
Whether you’re looking for something quick to eat during your lunch break or a convenient alternative to dinner, fast food like McDonald’s is a life-saver.
The next time you go to McDonald’s, make sure to use these tips to save money..
Instead Of A Regular Sausage Egg McMuffin Order This
You might not think it makes a difference but ordering a Sausage McMuffin with egg on the side will automatically save you $0.81.
A regular Sausage Egg McMuffin is $2.99 while a Sausage McMuffin with egg on the side will cost you $1.39 for the Sausage McMuffin and an additional $0.79 for the egg.
Get Free Food With The McDonald’s App
Download the McDonald’s app on your Android or Apple device. This app updates you about sales and promotions, what’s new on the menu, and gives you access to current coupons.
Some of the deals that you can get are:
- Free medium fries with any food item
- Free medium fries and drink with a signature crafted sandwich
- Buy one, get one free Happy Meals on Wednesday
- Buy one, get one free sandwich
Order Your Drink With No or Light Ice
If you’re grabbing food to take home or back to the office, order your drink with light or no ice and you’ll get more drink for your money.
When you order a drink, it’s filled with ice and then they add the drink, so you get far less drink than you would if they filled it with less or no ice.
Also, if you’re eating in the restaurant order a small drink since they offer free refills. There’s no need to pay for that larger drink when you can refill the smaller cup as often as you like.
Sign Up For Their Email List
Sign up for their email list so you don’t miss any offers.
The offers are the same as in the app, but, if you forget to check the app you’ll get an email with the specials.
Save On Salad
Order a side salad and ask for chicken and you’ll save close to a dollar over their artisan salads.
A premium salad with grilled chicken is about $5.29. But, if you order a side salad for around $1.99 and a grilled chicken breast for around $2.39, you’ll save almost a dollar.
Order A Big Mac For Less
For those who love McDonald’s signature burger, you can get it for less.
Order a McDouble with no mustard or ketchup and ask the cashier to add lettuce and special sauce and viola! You have a less expensive Big Mac!
Do you enjoy McDonald’s coffee? When you use the app on your mobile device to order your coffee, you’ll get a free McCafe for every 5 you purchase.
Just scan the barcode in the McDonald’s app and it will automatically reward you with a free McCafe after your 5th purchase of the same.