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How to save over £3.50 on a McDonald's Big Mac and fries

How to save over £3.50 on a McDonald's Big Mac and fries

It's super easy, too.

Did you know that you can easily snap up a Big Mac and fries for just £1.99 every time you visit McDonald's?

While a Big Mac alone is priced at £4.39, and a small fries at £1.19 - with a medium meal usually costing £5.29 - being able to grab a Big Mac and fries for less than £2 every time is a pretty good bargain.

But how do you do it?

Well, you might not be aware, but on the receipt of every purchase at McDonald's, you'll find a 12-digit code that can be used on the McDonald’s Food For Thought website.

Did you know that you can easily snap up a Big Mac and fries for just £1.99 every time you visit McDonald's?
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When you submit the code to the website, all you need to do is fill out a quick survey and a five-digit code will automatically be generated.

Write the code on your original receipt and simply take it into a McDonald's restaurant. The receipt with the code essentially becomes a voucher for the £1.99 deal.

There's no minimum spend, either. For example, you could buy the cheapest item and still get the voucher. The only catch to be aware of is that you'll need to finish the questionnaire and use the voucher within 60 days.

If a Big Mac isn't your thing, you can also claim either Fillet-O-Fish, or a Vegetable Deluxe instead, and customers can also swap fries for salad... which, let's face it, not many of us will be doing!

Make sure you keep your receipts.
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In other Maccies news, a man on TikTok has demonstrated how you can get a Chicken Select from McDonald's for just 9p.

The fried chicken breast strips will set you back £3.89 for three, including one dip, but there is a rather unusual way of getting better value.

TikTok shop reviewer @rightguysreview shared the trick, and his video has amassed almost half a million views.

But not everyone is convinced.

The way to do it is to select the wrap of the day instead, which costs £1.99.

The reviewer then removed everything that makes it a wrap, leaving behind just the two Chicken Selects that come in the wrap.

If a Big Mac isn't your thing, you can also claim either Fillet-O-Fish, or a Vegetable Deluxe instead.
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He then ordered two of these 'wraps', costing a total of £3.98, which left him with four Chicken Selects for £3.98. Meaning that essentially, he managed to get one for only 9p extra,

However, while he seemed chuffed with the trick, many people in the comments pointed out that he'd effectively just identified that two wraps only cost 9p more than three Chicken Selects - and he'd just declined all the tasty extras that come with the wraps.

"Paid for 2 wraps but thinks he's clever for only having the chicken," one person said.

Featured Image Credit: Fir Mamat/Alamy Stock Photo/Matthew Ashmore/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: McDonalds, Food And Drink