Martin Lewis shares how to save at McDonald’s now – including Big Mac and fries for £1.99

McDonald’s has reopened more than 700 branches across the UK today. Customers who visit the fast food giant could save on their favourite menu items. In his latest weekly Money Tips email, Martin Lewis shared the best deals.


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Fast food restaurants across the UK were asked to temporarily close in March following government guidance on the coronavirus.

Since May, branches have gradually reopened for delivery and takeaway.

Today roughly 700 branches across the UK have opened for customers to dine-in.

A statement from McDonald’s said: “Around 700 restaurants will reopen for dine-in with customers able to enjoy their McDonald’s favourites inside the restaurant.

“Social distancing measures will be in place and, to prevent congestion, the restaurant will carefully manage the number of customers inside.”

Sharing his latest tips, Martin explained how customers could save on their order.

He said: “With 700+ restaurants reopening today, we’ve McDonald’s hacks to help you make a tasty saving.”

Some of the savings are a result of VAT cuts for the hospitality sector.

Customers can get 20p off the price of a Big Mac, quarter pounder with cheese, or six chicken nuggets, with the price dropping from £3.39 to £3.19.

The price of a Happy Meal has dropped to £2.59, was £2.99, and breakfast meals cost £3.49, was £3.99.

McDonald’s customers could also save £2.20 on a McChicken Sandwich with a clever hack.

Those looking for a chicken burger could save by switching a McChicken Sandwich, £3.19, for a Mayo Chicken, 99p.


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How to save on Big Mac and fries

Hungry customers could save around 50 percent on the cost of their meal.

They could get a Big Mac and fries for just £1.99 by keeping hold of their receipt.

Many receipts have a ‘Food for Thoughts’ code that can be entered online.

Customers must fill out a quick survey and they will be given a code that offers them the meal for £1.99.

The survey can be done multiple times and a new code is given each time.

This means the deal can be used many times.

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