The following day after my kids twisted my arm, I woke up a little bit earlier in the morning and took advantage of the McDonald's prices on their breakfast menu. I got my little seven-year-old boy his favorite hot cakes with extra syrup, my 11 -year-old girl a big breakfast, and about six Egg McMuffins for the rest of the adults that went along with us. Needless to say we ate like kings with McDonald's breakfast items and everyone was seriously satisfied. The total amount of the bill was a little bit over $18. However, take into account that we did not buy anything to drink and instead relied on the orange juice that I bought nearby at a Publix the day before. With that said, it turns out I spent $21 to feed eight people. Of course we had to rely on the hotel coffee to get us through the morning and I had to chase down a housekeeper to get two extra bags of coffee for the automatic coffee maker in my room! But do you know what? The cups of Joe we had were pretty impressive. Never pay full price. Always use coupons. Start Now!
This to me is proof positive that there really is no place when you're on the run to get a cheaper breakfast with good quality than to go visit and take advantage of the McDonald's prices on your favorite everyday breakfast items. I didn't even have to use any of the free McDonald's coupons that I sometimes use after getting them off of eBay. For those of you who don't know, you can get Mickey D's coupons on eBay for very cheap and it more than pays for itself after one or two visits after you buy about 10 to 15 coupons, so you can imagine what type of savings you're going to get. About the only thing I wish I could change if I had the power to do it would be to have a 24 hour McDonalds so I could get breakfast anytime. Sometimes, I would rather eat a McDonald's breakfast instead of a Big Mac or any of the other specialty Sandwiches just to lower the caloric intake and feel a little bit better consistently.