Money-Saving Tip of the Day: McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets


If you’ve got a craving for McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, here’s a little tip that will help you get more for your money.

At most McDonald’s restaurants these days, the McNuggets you will see listed on the menu (and their prices here in Western Pennsylvania) are as follows:

6-piece McNuggets: $2.99
10-piece McNuggets: $3.99
20-piece McNuggets: $6.19

The trick is that there is another size available that generally isn’t listed on the menu: The 4-piece McNuggets, which here sell for $1. This means that instead of spending $3 for a 6-piece, you can spend $2 on two 4-pieces and get two extra nuggets, or instead of spending $6 on a 20-piece, you can get five 4-pieces and save a buck.

So, the next time you get a craving for processed chicken nuggets, remember this tip and save a buck.

As always, your mileage may vary, so be sure to check the prices before you purchase.


The Poor Man’s Big Mac

In the mood for a Big Mac from McDonald’s, but don’t have enough cash? Here’s a simple solution:

If you order a double cheeseburger off the dollar menu with no mustard, no ketchup, add shredded lettuce and Big Mac sauce, you get the Big Mac experience minus the sesame seeds and extra slice of bread for just over a buck! (The exact price may vary based on your location and whether or not they charge you for the lettuce.)

And, as an added bonus, if you are diabetic like me, this solution is lower in carbohydrates!