I am a member of eversave.com. I get a lot of tips through their newsletters for fixing meals, savings tips for almost everything you can think of, coupons from manufacturers, free samples, and more from this newsletter.
Today, like clockwork, their newsletter arrived. The thing in it that caught my eye this time was tips on saving on makeup. Although I’m not a big makeup wearer, it did catch my attention. Glancing through this list like I normally do when something in their newsletter catches my eye, I went on to their other featured articles on the website.
Viewing the titles of the other articles like the makeup one, I found a tip list for Dining Out on a Dime. I clicked the title of the article and read through their tips for this topic. I’m not knocking the tips they gave in this list of tips for saving money while eating out at all. There are quite a few tips for saving money with this dining out list.
The one thing I noticed is, they didn’t touch on the value menus at fast food restaurants. I kind of wondered why they didn’t. After all, there are quite a few fast food places that have these menus for their customers.
So while waiting for the rechargeable batteries to recharge for my mouse, I made a few notes on this article for fast food places here in Kansas that have value menus or the dollar menus. After making this list, I realized there are quite a few fast food places that have them.
The best thing about these value menus is you can get a full meal for around $2 to $3 per person. Sometimes even for less than a buck. Doesn’t that sound better than $5 to $10 per person for eating out? Rather cost effective in my opinion.
Some of the fast food restaurants here in Kansas that I know have these value items are McDonald’s, Sonic, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Taco Tico, and Burger King. I think Braum’s and Spangles have them too.
For example, Sonic has a junior deluxe burger, a corn dog, a junior burger, a chicken strip sandwich, a hot dog, tater tots or fries, and a couple other things on their value menu. There are some that are 99 cents and others that are a dollar. The other thing to consider when going to Sonic to use their value menu to eat out on is their Happy Hour from 2 to 4 pm. You can get your drinks, don’t think slushes and their shakes and malts are included, for half price. Here in Kansas, you could feed each person for just under $3 (including tax) from the value menu if you go in between 2 and 4 pm and get their half priced drinks with food from that menu.
To save even more money while eat at the fast food restaurants from the value menu, don’t get any drinks. Order your food, take it home, and drink what you have their.
While these value menus may be limited to a few items at each place, you still can eat out for just a few bucks compared to what you normally spend. I can’t promise you’ll get filled up with one sandwich and fries, but you can still have your fast food on a budget.