Category Archives: McDonald’s

McDonald’s $1.79 Filet-O-Fish Fridays

This is what I call “Cheap Filet-O-Fish Season.” It’s that magic time of year between Fat Tuesday and Easter Sunday when McDonald’s drops the price of their Filet-O-Fish sandwiches at many locations across the U.S. I have good news and bad news for the current Lenten season. First, the bad news: I have seen fewer deals this year vs in the past. The special spring Filet-O-Fish offer is not a national promotion. Pricing and availability varies by restaurant and region. So far, there just aren’t as many discounted deals this year as there used to be. Hopefully, this will change as we get closer to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

The GOOD news is that Micky D’s in southern California is repeating their $1.79 Filet-O-Fish Fridays. This is the same price as last year and qualifies as one of the best fish sandwich deals available. The catch is that it’s ONLY available for 7 Fridays and ONLY at select locations. These are the dates:

– Friday, February 12, 2016
– Friday, February 19, 2016
– Friday, February 26, 2016
– Friday, March 4, 2016
– Friday, March 11, 2016
– Friday, March 18, 2016
– Friday, March 25, 2016

Most of the Los Angeles metro area restaurants are honoring this promotion. If one fish sandwich isn’t enough but two are too much, you can add an extra fish patty for just $1.00. Don’t miss $1.79 Filet-O-Fish Fridays, available through Good Friday 2016 at participating southern California McDonald’s restaurants.

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Price & Locations

Four years ago, McDonald’s began offering their legendary Shamrock Shake at all 14,000 restaurants in the U.S. The Shamrock Shake special has been available on and around St. Patrick’s Day since 1970, but only in certain markets and at specific locations.

How long does McDonald’s sell Shamrock Shakes? For 2016, the minty-green delights will be available through the second half of March. Actual sale dates vary by market. How much does a Shamrock Shake cost? That also varies by region and location. A common promotional price seems to be $1.99 for the small (12 ounce) size. Medium and large Shamrock Shakes will cost more, of course.

As you probably know, all McDonald’s shakes are now served “McCafe style” in clear plastic cups instead of the paper cups used previously. All shakes are also now topped with whipped cream and a cherry, making them look more like a dessert. St. Patrick’s Day only comes once a year, so go ahead and enjoy a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake while they last!

McDonald’s 49/59 Cent Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers

Just wanted to be sure all CheapoLifers know about the Tuesday night deal at certain McDonald’s restaurants: 49 cent hamburgers and 49 cent cheeseburgers. This is typically a 3-hour weekly promotion, valid from 5:00-8:00PM.

I first became aware of this special 17 years ago when I lived in Hays, Kansas. Both McDonald’s locations offered 29 cent hamburgers and 39 cent cheeseburgers on Tuesday nights. Food price inflation later pushed the price to 39 cent hamburgers/49 cent cheeseburgers and finally to the current 49 cent hamburgers/59 cent cheeseburgers. Doing a quick search online shows these McDonald’s are still hosting the weekly Tuesday night hamburger and cheeseburger sale. So are several other locations in the region.

This is one of those McDonald’s deals that you’ll only find in certain states and cities. It’s not likely to be advertised, except on local radio, television, newspapers, and coupon magazines. It’s not available everywhere. At this price, it’s worth a call or visit to your local McDonald’s to see if they offer this or a similar promotion. It may be offered on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights. Not likely on weekend nights, due to the fact that most McDonald’s restaurants are usually very busy during these times. Check around and find out!

McDonald’s Teacher Appreciation Day FREE Meal

Teachers eat FREE during McDonald’s Teacher Appreciation Day! For one day only, all teachers can enjoy a FREE Extra Value Meal. Choose the Egg McMuffin, Sausage McGriddles, McSkillet Burrito with Sausage, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Premium Grilled Chicken, Chicken McNuggets (10 piece), Filet-O-Fish, or any one of McDonald’s other tasty Extra Value Meals. Plus, the first 100 teachers to visit each participating location will also receive a free Small McCafé Beverage Keytag, redeemable until Aug. 31.

This offer is open to all public, private, and homeschool teachers. Please bring school identification or a current pay stub as proof of your service to education.

Offer valid between the hours of 5:00AM-8:00PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at participating Arizona restaurants. McDonald’s says “thanks” to our Arizona educators during the 2014 Teacher Appreciation Day.

McDonald’s Extra Value Dollar Menu Items/Pricing

I occasionally receive questions about McDonald’s “Dollar Menu items.” The Dollar Menu has been expanded and is now known as the Extra Value Dollar Menu. Prices vary by market. In my area, individual item pricing ranges from $1.00 to $1.99. 13 selections are still available for just one dollar. Here are the McDonald’s Extra Value Dollar Menu items and prices as of March 20, 2013:

McDouble Burger – $1.00
Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger – $1.00
McChicken Sandwich – $1.00
Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt Parfait – $1.00
Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt Cone – $1.00
Large Sweet Tea – $1.00
Side Salad – $1.00
Cookies – $1.00

Sausage Burrito – $1.00
Sausage McMuffin – $1.00
Sausage Biscuit – $1.00
Hash Browns – $1.00
Coffee – $1.00
(above items available during breakfast hours only)

Double Cheeseburger – $1.39
Grilled or Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap – $1.49
Snack Size McFlurry – $1.69
Medium Iced Coffee – $1.79
Angus Snack Wrap – $1.99
Daily Double Burger – $1.99

McDonald’s Extra Value Dollar Menu prices may vary by location. As always, prices are subject to change at any time.

McDonald’s BOGO 1 Cent Big Mac/Quarter Pounder

McDonald’s restaurants are offering Big Mac and Quarter Pounder with Cheese sandwiches for just one cent when you purchase another at regular price!

This four-day deal is available at participating McDonald’s restaurants only on December 6-7-8-9, 2012. Big Macs and Quarter Pounders with Cheese are available when the breakfast menu ends (10:30AM) until local store closing time. It appears to be a regional promotion, so it’s not available in all states or cities. Please call ahead and ask your local McDonald’s if they are participating in the Buy One Get One for a Penny Big Mac & Quarter Pounder with Cheese special.

In some areas, this is being marketed as a Buy One Get One FREE, Buy One Get One for 25 Cents, or Buy One Get One for a Dollar special. Regardless of whether the second Big Mac or Quarter Pounder is free, one cent, a quarter, or a dollar, this is a deal not to be missed. Buy One Get One deals at participating McDonald’s restaurants.

McDonald’s Coupon BOGO FREE McGriddles

Check your Sunday newspapers for a sheet of NINE valuable McDonald’s coupons! One of these coupons is a Buy One Get One FREE on any Breakfast Sandwich. Choose an Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Bacon Cheese & Egg Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Bacon Egg and Cheese McGriddles, Sausage Egg & Cheese McGriddles, or Sausage McGriddles.

Offer valid through September 24, 2011 at participating McDonald’s locations. The coupons I have are good at locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. However, this deal is available in other markets as well. In some areas, McDonald’s coupons are distributed via direct mail in addition to or instead of newspaper inserts. Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open holiday hours on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th.)

McDonald’s Coupon BOGO FREE Egg McMuffin

Check your Sunday newspapers for a sheet of NINE valuable McDonald’s coupons! One of these coupons is a Buy One Get One FREE on any Breakfast Sandwich. Choose an Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, Bacon Cheese & Egg Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Bacon Egg and Cheese McGriddles, Sausage Egg & Cheese McGriddles, or Sausage McGriddles.

Offer valid through September 24, 2011 at participating McDonald’s locations. The coupons I have are good at locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. However, this deal is available in other markets as well. In some areas, McDonald’s coupons are distributed via direct mail in addition to or instead of newspaper inserts. Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open holiday hours on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th.)

McDonald’s Coupons BOGO FREE Filet-O-Fish

Check your Sunday newspapers for a sheet of NINE valuable McDonald’s coupons! Each sheet contains 2 coupons, each for Buy One Get One FREE on any Large Sandwich. Choose a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Double Quarter Pounder, Filet-O-Fish, Premium Chicken Sandwich, or Angus Third Pounder Burger.

Offer valid through September 24, 2011 at participating McDonald’s locations. The coupons I have are good at locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. However, this deal is available in other markets as well. In some areas, McDonald’s coupons are distributed via direct mail in addition to or instead of newspaper inserts. Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open holiday hours on Labor Day (Monday, September 5.)

McDonald’s Coupon BOGO FREE Big Mac

Check your Sunday newspapers for a sheet of NINE valuable McDonald’s coupons! There are TWO coupons, each for Buy One Get One FREE on any Large Sandwich. Choose a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Double Quarter Pounder, Filet-O-Fish, Premium Chicken Sandwich, or Angus Third Pounder Burger.

Offer valid through September 24, 2011 at participating McDonald’s locations. The coupons I have are good at locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. However, this deal is available in other markets as well. In some areas, McDonald’s coupons are distributed via direct mail in addition to or instead of newspaper inserts. Most McDonald’s restaurants will be open holiday hours on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th.)