Mum shares her money-saving McDonald’s ‘hack’ for getting a double cheeseburger meal at a fraction of the cost
- A woman has shared a money-saving hack for getting cheaper McDonald’s meals
- She said she orders a Happy Meal with extra beef, cheese and a large coke for $8
- Rather than the near-identical double cheeseburger meal that costs $12.50
An Australian mum has shared her ‘genius’ McDonald’s hack after another woman noticed the Happy Meal is much cheaper than the near-identical small cheeseburger meal.
In a post to popular Facebook group, Markdown Addicts Australia, one woman questioned why the Happy Meal is $2.25 cheaper than a cheeseburger meal that both contain a small fries, coke and cheeseburger.
Savvy saver mum, Jamie, responded saying she orders a cheeseburger Happy Meal, which also comes with a toy, with a large coke and extra beef and cheese which adds up to around $8.
An Australian mum has shared a handy McDonalds hack in response to a post on popular Facebook group where a woman questioned why the Happy Meal is $2.25 cheaper than a cheeseburger meal that both contain a small fries, coke and cheeseburger
‘I get cheese burger happy meal, large coke in meal for an extra $1.50, and add beef and cheese, so I pay like $8 for a double cheeseburger and large coke,’ she wrote.
The handy hack saves her more than $4 with a large double cheeseburger meal priced at around $12.50.
Her response got dozens of likes and praise from commenters who called he tip ‘genius’.
Savvy saver mum, Jamie, responded saying she orders a cheeseburger Happy Meal, which also comes with a toy, with a large coke and extra beef and cheese which adds up to around $8
‘I’ve heard about this hack as well that it’s cheaper to get a iced chocolate frappe in the happy meal instead of paying $4 you pay $1.50 extra and get a burger and fries with it too,’ another woman responded.
Others were quick to share their own Macca’s money-saving hacks.
‘I buy happy meals instead of cheeseburger meals. My son always wants the chocolate shakes – which I think are $4.20 on its own, or you can swap out the drink in a happy meals for a shake and still only pay $4.95,’ one woman wrote.
‘Also an added bonus of the happy meal: Can change the drink to a small thick-shake for no extra cost! Would be an extra 90c to do this to a small cheeseburger meal,’ another suggested.
‘I used to work at Macca’s over a decade ago, its always been cheaper to buy the happy meal. No idea why, it just is. I save the toys for nieces or just leave them on tables for other kids,’ said a third.