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Post Your Fast Food Deal Finds HERE!
Self | December 23, 2010 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 12/23/2010 7:11:07 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Yesterday, a friend of mine called me on the phone. He told me McDonalds had a special (for Florida and Southeast Georgia) for Buy a Big Mac, get the second Big Mac free. I took advantage of that so I ended up eating 2 Big Macs for supper for a total of just $3.50.

Anyway, it occurred to me that there are a lot of Fast Food restaurant deals out there but we don't know about a majority of them until it is too late. Therefore, please post your fast food restaurant deals on this thread when you find them for easy reference for the rest of us.


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: deals; fastfood
It's a recession out there and we have to find ways to cut our costs. Hopefully this thread will prove to be quite useful in that regard.
1 posted on 12/23/2010 7:11:11 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Well, okay; but you have to figure in that you ate enough calories for an entire day, and the eventual cost of heart surgery, before you take a deal like two Big Macs for the price of one.


2 posted on 12/23/2010 7:13:01 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: PJ-Comix

I can’t eat fast food any longer, I’ve spoiled myself with really good food for too long. It would tear up my insides.


3 posted on 12/23/2010 7:14:47 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Albion Wilde

I’m not worried. My cholesterol count is very low. I think it is because I take several fish oil pills each day.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 7:14:56 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

I HATE to be a party pooper. $3.50 for two hamburgs is not a deal. Buy $3.50 worth of fresh ground chuck. Add some salt, pepper, a dash of la sauce anglais. Form into patties and fry them up. Taste much better.


5 posted on 12/23/2010 7:15:02 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: PJ-Comix
... so I ended up eating 2 Big Macs for supper...

UGH! I can only imagine what a gut-bomb THAT must have been. Constipation here I come!

6 posted on 12/23/2010 7:15:20 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Arby's Southwest Ohio:

2 For $5. Chicken Breast Sandwich. Crispy Or Roast.

7 posted on 12/23/2010 7:16:01 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Peter from Rutland
I can’t eat fast food any longer, I’ve spoiled myself with really good food for too long. It would tear up my insides.

Well, there is a convenience and cost factor. Sometimes you have to eat on the run.

8 posted on 12/23/2010 7:16:20 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
But there is no adventure there if you don't get to ingest the "secret sauce" and guess how it may harm affect you.
9 posted on 12/23/2010 7:17:20 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Why anybody would eat two microwaved from frozen patties with secret sauce with ingredients the Chinese object to is beyond me.

http://www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk/news/130710/china___mcdonalds_defend_product_ingrediants_.aspx


10 posted on 12/23/2010 7:17:36 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
2 For $5. Chicken Breast Sandwich. Crispy Or Roast.

KFC had a better deal in November. There were coupons for FREE KFC chicken sandwiches when you ordered a large drink. Drinks were under two bucks and for that you also got the sandwich. I also have coupons for Chicken Kitchen. Spend $15 or more and your bill is automatically cut in half.

11 posted on 12/23/2010 7:19:38 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Obadiah

Please forgive me for suffering NO ill effects after eating the 2 Big Macs.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 7:20:56 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix
Please forgive me for suffering NO ill effects after eating the 2 Big Macs.

I'm on your side.

13 posted on 12/23/2010 7:22:20 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I take several fish oil pills each day.

Just makes those calories slide on down! LOL!!

I'm not picking on you; I love fast food treats as much as the next person. In our area, they often send out coupon books. I go ahead and get the 20-nugget deals, too much for me for one sitting, and then freeze most of them.

14 posted on 12/23/2010 7:22:37 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Obadiah
Want the recipe? It is mayonnaise based. You can go from there.
15 posted on 12/23/2010 7:23:57 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: PJ-Comix

What’s ironic is that people will go on and on about how bad for you fast food is, but have no problem with eating processed foods from the grocery store that are just as bad.


16 posted on 12/23/2010 7:24:03 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’d just like to know what a “Beef O’Bradys” is.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 7:25:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin
First I heard of this place was the college football bowl game that was on the other night... Southern Miss vs Louisville.

I live in Texas ... for all I know Beef O'Bradys is not here... I'd reather go to Whataburger anyway (the #1 burger on Texas toast ROCKS).

18 posted on 12/23/2010 7:28:34 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Trajan88

“First I heard of this place was the college football bowl game that was on the other night... “

Same here.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 7:30:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: PJ-Comix; Peter from Rutland
Well, there is a convenience and cost factor. Sometimes you have to eat on the run.

3 years ago I challenged my wife/kids to stop eating fast food. We never ate at McD, but Arbys, Wendy, and Culvers were friends of ours. They have survived, my oldest lost some weight, and my wallet has gained a lot of weight.

You are right, you have to plan a lot better. But it is possible. And the prize money I give them each month for not eating fast food only eats away a small amount of my realized savings. ;)

I haven't stuck to it as religiously as my kids, eat at Hardees occasionally, and I have to confess to a couple trips a year to McD to eat a fillet-o-fish...mmmmm.

20 posted on 12/23/2010 7:30:51 AM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: PJ-Comix

21 posted on 12/23/2010 7:33:54 AM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I haven't eaten at McDonalds in many years but the last 2 times I ate at WhatABurger I picked up something that kept me sick for weeks, a parasite perhaps (never ever again). I had a Sonic burger last night with no ill effects, it wasn't very good, but it was convenient.
22 posted on 12/23/2010 7:37:23 AM PST by Ditter
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To: PJ-Comix

Let the record show that I predicted (to myself) that this thread would be filled with flaming hatred towards the fast food industry (Even though we all patronize fast food establishments).


23 posted on 12/23/2010 7:40:00 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: GreenAccord

Just last night I was talking to my wife about the unintended consequences the war on fast food has had. Since McDonald’s started printing the nutrition information on the box for McNuggets, I’ve eaten more. They are fairly low in calories, have no trans fats and moderate overall fat, and are very high in protein.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 7:45:24 AM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Amen to this!! Can’t beat a home made burger..and don’t forget the onions!!!


25 posted on 12/23/2010 7:48:27 AM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: GreenAccord

Yeah, I don’t get all this fast food hate. Anyway, when they have deals you can eat on the cheap which is the PURPOSE of this thread.


26 posted on 12/23/2010 7:51:07 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Well..your idea is 98% perfect to me...just hold any suggestion of mayonnaise..I though automatically that an English type sauce would be brown..something like HP sauce...that’s heavenly.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 7:51:17 AM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: pallmallman

Their sauce is mayo based. Once you know that (which is kind of easy) you can season it any way you want. HP, mustard, Worshtchshire (now you know why I call it la sauce anglais, easier to spell), pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, white pepper....the list goes on.


28 posted on 12/23/2010 8:07:07 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Buy a Big Mac, get the second Big Mac free”

That’s not fair!!! I paid .01 for the second Big Mac yesterday.


29 posted on 12/23/2010 8:14:47 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: flintsilver7

“McDonald?s started printing the nutrition information on the box for McNugget”

There ya go!! We have 10 McNuggets for 1.99 here.


30 posted on 12/23/2010 8:20:33 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: PJ-Comix

In-n-Out Burger. The only fast food burger I can stomach. Actually tastes fresh. Single cheese = $2.30


31 posted on 12/23/2010 8:37:39 AM PST by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PJ-Comix

Oooh, yeah, that BOGO Big Mac deal is killer.

Out in my neck of Kalifornia, Burger King as a BOGO chicken sammich deal goin’ on.


32 posted on 12/23/2010 8:48:10 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PJ-Comix

I buy Chick Fil A calendars each year. One each for my boys and one for me!


33 posted on 12/23/2010 8:56:06 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Two Big Macs for supper? Do you realize you violated Michelle Obama’s food guidelines?

Michelle will probably work on getting rid of fast food specials like the one you got.

One thing I never understand about liberals, is how they pick and choose their causes, and the appropriate policy. For example, we’re supposed to be “pro-choice” about anything related to abortion and sexual behavior, and be tolerant of anything in that area. But when it comes to cigarettes and now food, strict governmental regulations are what they want.

Yet even with smoking, they want to severely restrict cigarettes but the liberals also want to legalize marijuana. Smoking of any substance should be treated the same way, right? If we’re going down that road???


34 posted on 12/23/2010 9:37:56 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL. So you say.


35 posted on 12/23/2010 9:44:21 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Please forgive me for suffering NO ill effects after eating the 2 Big Macs.”

Had your blood pressure checked since then?
I remember another thread of yours about coupons for Boston Market, their food is extremely high in sodium.


36 posted on 12/23/2010 11:59:37 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Obama is a home grown terrorist.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Burger Kings has a buy one get one free on their original chicken sandwich. It’s bigger than their chicken patty, but remember the chicken pattie is only a buck, while the chicken sandwich is a few bucks.

These buy one/get ones work well if you have a family and can split the food.

But at almost all my fast food stops, I’m spending 2-3 bucks at most, buying everything off the dollar menu.


37 posted on 12/23/2010 12:29:13 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PJ-Comix
Bojangles Chicken South Carolina:

Bring in your church bulletin on Sundays & get 10% off.
38 posted on 12/23/2010 1:02:31 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

While watching SPAlaska I caught Pipers lil spippet of a remark.

Sarah was rushing around the bus as Moms do asking and looking for the Smores stuff for the bon fire outdoors.

Sarah: (not exact quote) Come on guys wheres the dessert fixins?

Piper: Michelle says we can’t have dessert.

LOL Anyone else catch that?

For a treat on the road or just a kinda bum mood I go to Mc D’s and order a $1 vanilla Ice Cream cone.

Now before you may think “that’s not cheap” well compared to the Tillamook Tourist Ice Cream Shop in Town it is, Tillamook ice cream cone $4.

And I like the ice milk type of Ice Cream MC D has.


39 posted on 12/23/2010 1:29:08 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever Read the back of your BK reciept?
Call the number and do a survey and they give you a code for a free sandwhich of some sort.

When I get the Mc D coupons in the mail I give them to a couples as many are buy one get on free.


40 posted on 12/23/2010 1:32:39 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Peter from Rutland

I had gut issues years ago to that diet care put in remission.

On the road I fast with liqueds (tomato juice before the trip is filling) and eat sunflower seeds and for sugar pings I will pop a Starburst esp. on the last leg of a 13yr road trip drive, that and ice chips to keep me alert.

If I do indulge in FFood on a road trip I eat in the parking lot and then hang out for the run to the potty.

Some of us lose tasting abilities as we age so FFood tends for me to either taste like salt or sugar. No fun.

Need more pungent food like Parsnips.


41 posted on 12/23/2010 1:44:54 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Albion Wilde; PJ-Comix

I tried orgnaic Salmon oil pills for skin issue and I burp up stale fish flavor.

Then I crave Seafood Buffet;crab;peel n eat shrip;salmon.


42 posted on 12/23/2010 1:47:40 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: PJ-Comix

Are you single?
Makes a diff on where you eat/what you shop for.
If I want Pasta I don’t cook a pot of speghetti else as a single person I will be stuck with it for a week.

Same if I buy a cake, it goes bad before it gets eaten or I give it away.

I don’t think folks are hatin’ on fast food as much as some of us have to be careful for health reason we already have.

Not fun living with restrictions. Count your blessings.

For economic and health plus being home bound at times I go real cheap and eat swiss cheese/tomato/pickle sandwhich and once to twice a week I liqued fast with lots of real Tomato juice (I would bleed tomato juice if you cut me) which costs $1.65 for a large Safeway can for that 24hr period.

Then I go out once a week to eat where there is a buffet so I can taste a bit of all my favorite. Then top it off with Indian Fry Bread smothered in Honey Whipped Butter and cinnamon with an ice cold glass of milk.

I just don’t have time to cook at home and I no longer enjoy the task.


43 posted on 12/23/2010 1:58:01 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: stylecouncilor

We have the best Fried Chicken at our local family owned grocery/deli.

Wends. special $5.88 for 2 legs/2wings/2breasts/2thighs.
Choice of Deep Fried or Roasted or Mix box.

That lasts 3 days with left overs for the Cold Nose Crew.


44 posted on 12/23/2010 2:03:00 PM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Shimmer1
I buy Chick Fil A calendars each year.

A couple of years ago, Chick Fil had a great deal. Just show up wearing clothing with sports team logos and you get a free chicken sandwich. My wife and I got free chicken sandwiches that way.

45 posted on 12/23/2010 6:38:28 PM PST by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

“I ended up eating 2 Big Macs for supper”

Michelle Obama’s Food Police will pay you a visit shortly.


46 posted on 12/23/2010 6:42:51 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: PJ-Comix

They have that every so often here too, still.


47 posted on 12/23/2010 8:08:45 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Merry Christmas!)
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