Woman Shares Trick For Getting McDonald’s Meal Half Price ‘Every Single Time’

A woman has shared a trick that can see you bag yourself ‘better than half price’ food every time you eat at McDonald’s.

Written byEric Blair
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If you’re on the lookout for a cheeky fast-food hack, we’ve got just the one for you - a woman has shared a trick that can see you bag yourself ‘better than half price’ food every time you eat at McDonald’s.

@caroline.shops, whose account is full of money-saving tips, shared the hack which she assures us works ‘every single time’ and sorts you a meal for less than half the usual price.

So how does this magical money-saving trick work? Well, according to Caroline all you need to do is order yourself a small soft drink for £1.19 - making sure you keep hold of your receipt.

On the receipt, says Caroline, you’ll find a web address and a code, so head to the website, put the code in and you’ll then be asked to provide some feedback on your recent McDoanld’s experience.


However, says Caroline, you can actually bypass the questions by simply saying you don’t want to answer them!

After that, you’ll be sent a voucher or a code which will allow you to get a Big Mac and fries or a McPlant and fries for just £1.99, which Caroline says also works for a McChicken Sandwich and fries, a quarter pounder with cheese and fries, a Filet-o-Fish with fries or six McNuggets with fries.

Caroline says: “Take this code or voucher and go and get the food - you then end up with a drink and burger and fries for £3.18, which is less than half of what it would usually be.”

If you go for medium drink, it will cost you 50p more but you’ll still be making impressive savings on the meal that would normally set you back £6.49.

Commenting on the video, loads of people were quick to say that they also use the trick, with one person writing: “I do this every time. I also do this all whilst logging into the app at the ordering machines so I earn points too!”

Someone else pointed out: “You can use the receipt from the meal you just bought to get another voucher for next time.”

However others had no idea about the hack and were chuffed with Caroline for sharing it. Someone said: “I didn’t actually know this, thanks!” “Smart move,” added a second.

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