How often do you visit a fast food restaurant for a meal? If you visit them quite regularly, I would recommend practising some of these hacks to help you save some money!
After all, eating at fast food restaurants can get a bit pricey…
Hack #1: Sausage McMuffin + Scrambled Egg = Big Breakfast Meal
- Big Breakfast Meal (S$7.20)
Do-it-yourself big breakfast meal, which is essentially the same, just with all the ingredients separated:
- Sausage McMuffin Meal (S$4.30)
- Add on: Scrambled Egg (S$2)
Total Cost: S$6.30 = S$0.90 SAVINGS
P.S. Ask the counter for grape jam to make your Big Breakfast COMPLETE! ?
Hack #2: DIY KFC Cheese Fries
Instead of upgrading your meal with cheese fries (S$2.20), change one of your sides to fries for free and add additional cheese for only S$1.50 instead.
I swear by THIS HACK. I do this ALL THE TIME back in secondary school because I thought the S$2.20 upgrade to cheese fries was too pricey. (It was only S$1.70 to upgrade it and extra cheese used to be only S$1 back then, shook!)
- Cheese fries upgrade (S$2.20)
The way to do it yourself:
- Change one of your sides to fries (FREE)
- Add extra cheese (S$1.50)
You SAVE S$0.70 and you get MORE CHEESE too!
Hack #3: The Price Difference in Your Value Meal Upgrade
Did you know that the meal upgrades for different food in McDonald’s?
- Cheapest meal upgrade: McNugget (6pcs) at S$1.55
- Most Expensive meal upgrade: McChicken at S$3.00
If you are ordering McNuggets to go with your Double Cheeseburger as an extra side (because cheeseburger ain’t filling right!), making your McNugget a meal and double cheeseburger ala carte is CHEAPER. Understand that it is a bit tough to digest (wink), I have illustrated the following below.
This works too if you are ordering for a group and one of you are ordering ala carte, with this hack, you can save a couple of bucks!
From the order of lowest price difference to highest:
|Meal (+ M Fries)|
|The Original Angus||6.2||7.95|
|Grilled Chicken McWrap||5.9||7.65|
|Spicy Chicken McWrap||5.9||7.65|
|Grilled Chicken Salad||5.9||7.65|
|BBQ Beef Burger with Egg||3||5||2.00|
|Veggie Crunch Burger||3||5|
Hack #4: Free Water!
Ask for water from the counter and they would gladly give you! Unless you really want that bottle of Dasani.
Do share with us if you know any other hacks that you do so on your own in the comments section. We’ll see you in the next one! Before we go, I shall leave you with this joke that cracked me up so bad.