3 Best Fast Food Apps for Discounts and Rewards

3 Best Fast Food Apps for Discounts and Rewards

July 29, 2019 11 By William Morgan


it seems like every single fast-food
restaurant finally has an app but to be
honest most of the apps don’t even work
that well and so I’m gonna explain which
ones are actually good
I mean if mobile ordering is important
to you then all of these apps are gonna
work just fine but I’m talking about
deals and reward points because those
are actually gonna save me money and
that’s what’s important to me so in this
video I’m gonna cover the three best
fast food apps that are gonna save you
money and you’re not gonna want to
delete them off your phone because they
don’t actually suck and then I’ll also
show you the key features of all these
different apps on my phone so that you
can see for yourself if there’s
something that you’d actually want or
not now if you just found this channel
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you guys want to but now let’s just
start talking about these fast food apps
okay so the first app that made my list
is actually the best one in my opinion
and this one goes to McDonald’s because
the app is freaking amazing so unless
you don’t like McDonald’s for some
reason then I’d for sure get this app
over the other two that I’m going to
talk about because it really does do
everything and it’s not very glitchy
like some of the other apps can be
they’ve got their own mobile ordering
parking spots just for using the app if
they always have really good deals and
then on top of that their promotions are
always really up to date whenever you’re
using the app the McDonald’s app gives
you tons of really good promotions based
on your location and the deals are
actually really good compared to a lot
of the other apps and then just remember
that I’ll show you guys all of the key
features of these different apps once I
get through this list now the next app
that made my list is actually
chick-fil-a because their app is based
on reward points and it’s really easy to
use so basically every time you buy
stuff from chick-fil-a they’re gonna
give you reward points which you can
later spend on different food items but
they’re also going to give you free
random stuff as well just for being
signed up for the app however I will say
that the old app that chick-fil-a used
to use was complete garbage and had they
not redesigned it about six months ago
this app would have never made my list
but because of the redesign the app is
so much better now and it’s so much
easier to use all because of these
changes and I would definitely recommend
trying it out now the last one on my
list goes to 7-eleven and I know they’re
not the normal kind of fast-food that
you think of but just hear me out
the reason 7-eleven made my list is
because even if you look at the huge
companies like Burger King or Subway
they’re always just too confusing and
that’s where 7-eleven works the best
because their app is really easy to use
and it’s never confusing and trust me if
you go out and download a bunch of
different fast-food apps you’re gonna
see what I’m talking about about being
confusing because a lot of them are just
gonna pack in way too many features and
they want you to do everything at the
same time and it just gets too confusing
and that’s where 7-eleven shines because
of the simplicity the easiest feature
that 7-eleven offers is that you’re
always going to get your seventh drink
cup free so if you drink coffee or soda
then that’s a really good feature to
have just for using the app they also
have reward points too so everything
that you buy from 7-eleven is going to
get you points that you can spend on
random stuff as well and then on top of
that they’ll always have tons of deals
they can get you bonus points and then
they’ll have coupons on the app as well
and I don’t know if you’ve ever bought
much food from them but they have a lot
of really good prices and they have a
pretty good selection of hot food that
you can eat throughout the day now let’s
hop into my phone and I’m going to show
you guys the key features of these
different apps and I’m going to start
with 7-eleven because that’s the one
that we were just talking about okay so
when you open up the 7-eleven app you’re
gonna see this giant circle up at the
top and that’s got all of your points
inside of it so it looks like I’ve got
eighty nine hundred points so far and
I’m gonna show you guys how to redeem
some of those points so just click on
choose Rewards that’s the little button
right under the points I’m gonna click
that right now inside of that it’s gonna
start you out at the two thousand point
category but I’m gonna back down until I
get to the eight hundred point tier so
each of these just takes up 800 points
taquitos Donuts little drinks and stuff
like that and then when you redeem those
they’ll just take away that many points
and then you get them for free so moving
on to the 1200 point category we’ve got
candy bars sodas chips stuff like that
so it just keeps getting better and then
let’s move on to 1500 point we got fancy
waters drinks bigger candy bars stuff
like that and then in the 2000 point
category that’s as high as it goes but
they’ve got big fresh deli breakfast
sandwiches giant 12 ounce Red Bulls and
monsters salads pizzas and the biggest
stuff that they offer so that’s how that
works for the rewards you just spend
your points on the stuff that they have
in the and these different categories so
let’s go back to the main menu here and
you’re gonna see scrolling down a little
bit you’re gonna see the 7th cup is free
so I’ve got three marks on that
meaning that I’m almost halfway there
and then they’ve got these little grade
ones out I haven’t used any of these but
pure 1 litre water barrier and cheez-its
looks like those are little promotional
things you can do to get those for free
as well if you buy seven down here if
you click on deals that’s just going to
take you to the deals category and that
is gonna have all of the different
bonuses that you can get for buying
stuff so looking up at the top and these
little recommendations they’ve got 200
bonus points when I buy it looks like a
drink and chips 400 bonus points when I
buy a hot dog and a drink so those are
just recommendations from me and then if
you go down here to the categories we’ve
got fresh foods combos drinks energy
just click on any of those I’ll gonna
click on combos and that’s going to have
all of the different point bonuses that
you can get through here but if you
scroll down all the way to the bottom
they’re just gonna have the regular
deals so looking up at the top here I’ve
got a four meal deal by any two Pepsi or
Mountain Dew 20-ounce and two pizza
slices for four bucks so those are just
regular deals but towards the top of
here we’ve got the bonus point offerings
so it looks like those are definitely
being used in the app and then anytime
you ever redeem anything if you just
click down here on my rewards that’s
where everything’s going to show up so
just go inside of there to check your
purchase history and all of that kind of
stuff to see that you’re actually
getting your stuff for free when you
redeem the points and that is how
7-eleven app works it’s really simple
every time you just go into 7-eleven
just have them zap this QR code whenever
you open up the app and then that’s it
okay so when you open up the chick-fil-a
app you’ve got all of these different
options here at the bottom you’ve got
menu rewards scan account and my order
and honestly a lot of these features I
really don’t care about I don’t care
about their menu I don’t care about
finding a restaurant but if that’s
something that you’re interested in then
at least the app offers it the main
thing that I’m into here at the bottom
you’re going to see rewards just click
on that and it tells me right here that
I am a silver member and I’ve got eleven
hundred and twenty seven points right
now and then it tells me that I’ve
earned a total of twenty seven hundred
and if I earn another twenty two hundred
and seventy four then I’m going to earn
read status and the way you can tell
what those statuses are is you just go
down here it says right here I’m a
silver member so I get one dollar equals
11 points the basic one you’re gonna get
one dollar equals ten points and then
the best member is the red member and
that’s one dollar equals twelve points
so you get more points for your dollar
based on your tier but I’m a silver
right now and it says right here your
chick-fil-a one silver status is valid
through eight nine of twenty so I’ve
still got quite a while that I’m a
silver member and I’m not gonna lose
that status so what you’re gonna do now
inside of rewards is just click on
redeem right here at the top so click on
that and then you’re gonna see all of
the different categories here so I’ve
got eleven hundred points and that’s
actually quite a lot to get stuff so a
lot of the time you can just base it off
of what you feel like or based on the
value of what you’re buying so as you
scroll down the points are just going to
go higher but then as soon as you get to
the highest point this is where you can
get the really fancy stuff so let’s go
all the way to the highest tier here
there we go
we’re getting up to 800 points for four
count chicken strips fancy sandwiches
and looks like 1500 points I don’t even
have that many so those are grayed out
and that’s as high as you can go if you
click up here up at the my rewards at
the top right there just gonna throw
stuff in there randomly like on your
birthday or just even when you don’t
expect it and they’re just gonna give
you stuff in there or that’s where your
redemptions are gonna go as well so you
can see kind of what you’re ready to buy
and get it for free whenever you go into
the restaurant just make sure to click
the scan thing right down here at the
bottom so just click this and then
they’re gonna have little zappers at
each of the different registers just
make sure to zap this QR code whenever
you’re ordering stuff and then your
points will be accumulated usually
within 24 hours it seems to be pretty
quick and then that’s all there is to
chick-fil-a okay so when you open up the
McDonald’s app they’re gonna have all of
their ads here up at the top so because
I’m shooting this in March they’ve got
the shamrock shake and they’ve got a
little offering up there and then
they’ve got the menu right here and if
you click into this this is just going
to make it so that you can actually
order things from the app
and just like all the other apps you can
order you can go pick it up but the
different thing about McDonald’s is that
they’ve actually got special spots
outside in their parking lots just for
mobile ordering so you can either do
that and they can bring the food to you
or you can go through the drive-thru and
pick up your mobile order or you can go
inside and pick it up just depending on
your preference so I don’t really use
this feature but apparently a lot of
people do but that’s just not my thing
my thing with the McDonald’s app is the
deals so if you click down here on the
bottom center you’re gonna see the
little deals icon just click that and
then that’s going to have all of their
deals based on your location
so the McCafe if you drink that kind of
stuff they got these little buy five get
one free kind of thing and that’s always
going on and then the big thing here is
that like you can get a dollar frie
large fry you can get free any size soft
drink with the purchase of medium or
large fries dollar off Big Macs the new
bacon ones buy hotcakes get one for a
penny so a lot of the stuff you do have
to have another person with you to get
the best value out of it but mainly the
kind of stuff that I do is like a dollar
large fry or I get a free drink and I
use those kind of coupons all the time
so whenever you want to use a coupon you
just click on it and then you click this
little scan at restaurant thing and it’s
gonna say are you sure you want to use
this deal because you’re limited to one
deal per visit so go ahead share I’ll
use it and it pulls up this QR code and
your phone goes really bright so that
they can’t miss it you just click that
have them scan it and then boom you’ve
got yourself the deal that’s all there
is for McDonald’s it works extremely
well and they have a lot of really good
deals so definitely take advantage of it
every time you’re at McDonald’s and just
see what they have to offer sometimes
they might not have a deal that’s for
you but I would say 90% of the time you
can find something that’s gonna save you
some money now that you’re a lot more
familiar with these apps I want you to
download them for yourself and try them
out because honestly they really do save
me a lot of money and I think they can
do the same thing for you so just try
them and then make sure to comment down
below and tell me which app you’re gonna
try first because I really want to see
which one is the most popular out of all
the three that I just talked about and
then once again I’m Jason with honest
finance and I make a lot of video
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