Monday, March 3, 2008
One of the real treats we had on our February trip to the Southeast was found at McDonalds. Back in my burger days (yes, you can read that as pre-heart-attack) I was a solid Burger King man. Just give me a whopper with cheese, please.
Once I came to understand "fat grams," that changed and we never do a burger lunch anymore. But scrutinizing the nutrition information for several fast food restaurants soon lead me to the McDonald's vanilla reduced fat cone with 150 calories and 3.5 fat grams. A pretty nice afternoon treat on a road trip.
Stopping at McDonald's a couple of times on this trip, I noted the "wi-fi available" sign. Checking out the connectivity page, I noticed a "coupon" option. I questioned the manager who handed me a coupon with a code for free connectivity.
So my absolutely favorite receipt from the trip comes from a McDonald's for $0.27 This got me a senior coffee (including $0.02 sales tax) and a coupon for an hour of connectivity to publish a couple of blog posts.
Some managers currently will give you a coupon, some will not. It appears to be a discretionary policy. Give it a try, just make sure to ask for a manager, your typical counter person won't know what you are asking for.