Bargain Betty

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As the parent of children I just can’t escape going to McDonalds from time to time.  I’ve found a couple of good bargains recently:

1.  The first is the two for one Cheeseburger and Coffee vouchers printed on the AA Travel Great Kiwi Road Trips maps. These maps are on all the counters at McDonalds restaurants until the end of this month. Just open the map up and cut the vouchers out.

2.  Sausage McMuffins.  My daughter asked if she could have a Sausage McMuffin without the egg recently. I discovered that the sausage McMuffin is $2 cheaper without the egg, and the meal deal is also $2 cheaper. This made it $4.90 for Sausage McMuffin,  hash brown and a kids’ drink. I saved $2 and my daughter was happier.

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  1. On November 4th, 2010 at 3:33 pm cedar51 Says:

    If I am running to late to do a cooked breakfast at home…I will do one at McDonalds.

    Couple of reasons as above, not large portions so within a good sized without going outside portion control, always go for ‘egg’ & something as the protein is a good starter for my day.

    some parts of the combo might be deemed bad…but I am not doing it everyday.

    for those with family members – this will not really be an option for ‘home alone’ it is.

    I haven’t really ever done middle of the day or evening when ‘chips’ are on the menu. I keep away from the McCafe side of my local as the tempation is bit much…

  2. On November 9th, 2010 at 1:08 pm Rajesh Says:

    …..and have heard that McD now uses barn eggs !!

  3. On November 10th, 2010 at 10:58 am sandra Says:

    agree … despite all my leftie protestations of the past i am now a covert mcdonalds muncher from “time to time” too …. cheap, quick and breakfasts are yummy and not tooooo bad for you …. i like the fact that they have the nutrition info on the packs for the calories counters of us and surprisingly the mcmuffin meal deal has about the same calories and a bowl of museli, yoghurt and latte etc …. unfortunately we have moved on from happy meals though and with kids eyeing up the angus burgers so our cost effective trip and treat may be less so

  4. On November 12th, 2010 at 1:51 pm cedar51 Says:

    I fully agree with you Sandra about how much more expensive it would be for those with a family. As a single woman it can be just right when time is tight.

    The other day I happened to try a breakfast subway of eggs/bacon and I was quite taken with that – it was scambled egg, cooked probably in a microwave and it could possibly have been equivalent to 2 eggs. It was quite satisfying. The 6″sub also came with cheese, lettuce, tomato & something else veg (can’t remember) so it was quite good all rounder. I am not sure of the cost but it wasn’t much more than a McD’s

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