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 NEW 2 for $2 McPick Menu

McDonalds’s has officially dropped their Dollar Menu. Actually, it had become the “Dollar Menu & More” menu in recent years with most selections in the “more” category. Rising food and labor costs have necessitated the retirement of Micky D’s Dollar Menu. In it’s place, they have introduced the 2 for $2 McPick Menu.

As the name suggests, you pick any 2 items and pay $2.00. Here are your choices:

– McChicken Sandwich
– McDouble Sandwich
– World Famous Fries (small size)
– 3 Piece Mozzarella Sticks

The new McDonald’s 2 for $2 McPick menu is available for a limited time at participating restaurants. Most locations will be open regular hours on Presidents Day (Monday, February 15) and open holiday hours on Easter Sunday, March 27.

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 FREE McCafe Coffee During Breakfast

McDonald’s is offering a FREE McCafé coffee during breakfast hours! Due to the success of their first Free Coffee Event last March, McDonald’s has decided to do it again. No coupon or purchase is required to get this deal. Looks like this is a national promotion, so it should be available in all regions. Simply show up and claim your free cup of McCafé coffee!

Offer valid during breakfast hours only, September 16-29, 2014 at participating restaurants. Most McDonald’s locations will be open regular hours on Columbus Day (Monday, October 13) and open regular hours on Halloween (Friday, October 31.)

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 Mighty Wings: 5 for $3

McDonald’s wants you to try their new Mighty Wings. They’re big, meaty, and specially-priced at just 60 cents each when you buy 5. No coupon required to get this deal. Try Mighty Wings, the new bone-in chicken wings from McDonald’s. While you’re there, don’t forget to enjoy a Shamrock Shake in early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

Offer valid for a limited time at participating restaurants. Most McDonald’s locations will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day (Monday, March 17) and closed Easter Sunday, April 20.

McDonald’s Coupon: BOGO FREE McCafe Frappe

Check your mailbox and/or Sunday newspapers for the new McDonald’s coupon book. It includes a coupon for Buy One Get One FREE Small McCafé Frappe.

There are actually two coupons for this item in the booklet: one is valid January 26-February 28 and the other is valid March 1-31. This is a regional promotion so not all areas will receive coupon books. I have had mixed results when trying to use coupons from one region in another. Sometimes McDonald’s will honor the out-of-market coupons and sometimes not. Your mileage may vary.

The January-February-March, 2014 McDonald’s coupon booklet contains 16 coupons and over $40 in savings. Don’t miss these McDonald’s coupon deals!

McDonald’s Coupon: BOGO Hot or Iced McCafe

Check your mailbox and/or Sunday newspapers for the new McDonald’s coupon book. It includes a coupon for Buy One Get One FREE Hot or Iced McCafé Beverage.

There are actually two coupons for this item in the booklet: one is valid January 26-February 28 and the other is valid March 1-31. This is a regional promotion and not all areas will receive coupon books. I have had mixed results when trying to use coupons from one region in another. Sometimes McDonald’s will honor the out-of-market coupons and sometimes not. Your mileage may vary.

The January-February-March, 2014 McDonald’s coupon booklet contains 16 coupons and over $40 in savings. Don’t miss these McDonald’s coupon deals!

McDonald’s Coupon: FREE Medium Fries & Drink

Check your mailbox and/or Sunday newspapers for the new McDonald’s coupon book. It includes a coupon for FREE medium fries and free medium soft drink with purchase of any Premium McWrap.

There are actually two coupons for this item in the booklet: one is valid January 26-February 28 and the other is valid March 1-31. This is a regional promotion and not all areas will receive coupon books. I have had mixed results when trying to use coupons from one region in another. Sometimes McDonald’s will honor the out-of-market coupons and sometimes not. Your mileage may vary.

The January-February-March 2014 McDonald’s coupon booklet contains 16 coupons and over $40 in savings. Don’t miss these McDonald’s coupon deals!