Here’s the deal: with a family of 7, including 4 rapidly growing sons, it costs a bundle to eat out. We could consign ourselves to not eating out for the next few years as we work to pay off debt… but that doesn’t sound like any fun.
Plus, there’s something to be said for the mini vacation that occurs when mama bear can get a break from cooking one day a week. After years of fast food research, we’ve found a solution that gets our family full for only $16 (at Alaska prices).
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This week I saved money by eating out.
Though not the most nutritious of lunches, my whole clan of 7 can happily eat out for only $16.
Three words: Taco. Bell. App.
Here’s how this app has revolutionized our Sunday lunches:
- Easily see prices & calories of food items to get the best bang for your buck.
- Quickly subtract ingredients from items. No more sitting at the drive-thru window explaining that you want 6 triple-layer nachos, in various frankensteined forms.
- Instant discounts. Available only to those who use the app, receive from $2-25% off each order.
Right now every mobile order gets 25% off (make sure to click on the “your offers” screen to receive the discount). This promo lasted all of February. I expected it to disappear for March, but it’s back for the month.
Prior to that, every order over $10 got a discount of $2.
We pretty much just order off the dollar menu, with the exception of my husband and I ordering crunchy tacos (to avoid gluten). If you don’t mind a little gluten with your order, you can get really full at Taco Bell for just a few bucks by ordering the burritos on their value menu and using the Taco Bell App.
Save even more by purchasing a discounted Taco Bell gift card from Raise. You can find Taco Bell cards for 20% off, then purchase your food at a 25% discount. Stacking deals is so much fun 🙂
I can’t think of a thing. That’s good, right?