If you are over the age of 55 you may be eligible for discounts on coffee. McDonalds is known for its consistent coffee quality and it has begun to offer coffee options under its McCafe menu that range from the classic latte, mochas, or even hot chocolate. If you’re looking to request a discount please note that each McDonalds have different discounts available to their patrons. Also, for those individuals who are over the age of 55 you may want to look at discounts offered via AARP or AAA memberships.
McDonalds has also gone digital. You can download the McDonalds app and receive a free sandwich coupon after downloading the app. Offers do change so you may want to check what the current giveaway is by going online. McDonalds app users will also have access to additional savings information as it becomes available.
While it’s no longer an option to request a super sized portion, you can end up super-sizing your bill by adding multiple options to your initial order. Keep your order simple or embrace the Extra Value Meal menu. If you order off the Extra Value Meal menu your order will also come with a side of fries, salad and a soft drink.
You can also create your own combo by strategically ordering from the dollar menu. In many cases it may be possible to spend less on your own personally crafted meal. The dollar menu offers menu choices ranging from McMuffins, hash browns and coffee for breakfast or the double cheeseburger and sweet tea.
Resist temptation inflation. Because the McDonalds menu is so affordable, people may be tempted to order a much larger meal than they normally would. Over time the habit of ordering meals that are super sized through options will add up and will eat away at any perceived savings that you may have if you just ordered normally.
One would think that there couldn’t possibly be additional ways you can save at McDonalds or other fast food establishments known for their long-standing focus on affordability. Using a few key strategies such as being aware of menu options, thinking outside of the box to craft your own meal combinations, and making sure to ask your local proprietor about age/military/ or educational discounts will help open up additional savings in the long run.