On Easter Sunday, we were driving home from visiting relatives and had to stop for lunch.  I remembered that over the Easter holiday Qdoba was having a kids eat free deal, so we stopped there.

I don’t have any pictures because I don’t have my camera with me, but we ordered the following:

1 kid’s meal taco with guacamole, apple juice, and apple sauce (free except the guacamole was .59)

1 kid’s meal chicken quesadilla  with apple juice, and applesauce (free)

1 pork taco meal – $6.29

1 Craft 2 meal (which my husband loved by the way) – $6.19

1 soft drink – $1.59

1 order of chips and guacamole – $2.79

Our original total was $27 and change.  They deducted the price of the kids’ meals, and then I had a free meal reward on my Qdoba rewards card, so my meal of $6.29 was taken off.

All told, we spent $12.22 (a savings of over 55%)!  We were able to do that without using coupons, and our family of 5 had plenty of food.

Melissa Batai

Melissa Batai

Melissa, a mom to three little ones (ages 7, 3 and 1), blogs at both Mom’s Plans where she writes about living a fulfilling life on less and paying down debt, and Fiscal Phoenix where she writes about rising from the ashes of your financial mistakes.