THIS Taco Bell fan has a big secret for getting free menu items and saving up to 50% at the popular fast food chain.
According to a recent YouTube video by personal finance expert and author Rachel Cruze, there are some serious fast food money hacks.
While Cruze noted they may not be the best option for getting your health back, they can be great for saving a few bucks.
Taco Bell, in particular, has some new options that Cruze shares tips on to get the most bang for your buck.
When you think of a fast food burrito bowl, you might immediately think of Chipotle, which is popular for it.
However, as Cruze pointed out, you can get a burrito bowl and steak similar to Taco Bell’s for about $5.19.
Chipotle burrito bowls typically cost around $7.50.
That’s a $2.31 savings right there.
However, Cruze makes sure there will likely be a difference in the quality of the product, but if you’re strictly looking to save money this is a great option.
The Taco Bell mobile app
Plus, if you get the Taco Bell mobile app, you can earn rewards on your favorite meals.
Cruze explained that you even get rewards for every 250 points you earn, at 10 points for every dollar you spend.
These points can be built up over time and will even earn you free items after a while.
That’s not all Taco Bell is offering for savings, however.
Taco Bell also has a Taco Bell Happier Hour daily from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., according to Cruze.
With this benefit, customers can get mid-size drinks for just $1 within the timeslot.
Cruze found that this saves you about 56% off the normal price.
The value menu and other perks
Of course, Taco Bell also offers a value menu, as Cruze said in her video.
Everything on this particular menu is $2 or less if you’re really looking for a quick meal on a budget.
If you use T-Mobile for your cell phone plan, the company also offers users what they call T-Mobile Tuesdays, where you can get free menu items.
This could be great for Taco Bell customers who want to try a new addition released for a well-known menu item.
The US Sun also reports on the fan-favorite dish making its return to Taco Bell after being scrapped.