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For this year's Super Bowl, Jack in the Box rolled out a Million Burger Giveaway that ran from 2/7 through 2/15, or one million burgers (whichever comes first.) I picked up my burger on Sunday 2/14 and since it was free opted for the Double Jack with Cheese.

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Del Taco is first out of the gate with ads for seafood items to coincide with the start of the Catholic season of Lent, which begins Wednesday, February 10. Their new Beer Battered Shrimp is listed as being available for a limited time and will accompany additional new seafood items:

  • NEW Beer Battered Shrimp Taco: succulent shrimp coated with crispy beer batter and topped with crunchy cabbage, freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa and Del Taco’s secret sauce, wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a fresh cut lime wedge

  • NEW Del Fuego Shrimp Taco: succulent shrimp coated with crispy beer batter, dripping with Del Taco’s new spicy Del Fuego sauce, crunchy cabbage and freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a fresh cut lime wedge

  • NEW Epic Surf & Turf Burrito: combines the best ingredients from both the land and the sea with ten crispy Beer Battered Shrimp, 1.5 ounces of freshly grilled Carne Asada Steak, lime rice, crunchy cabbage, spicy Del Fuego sauce and freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in an oversized flour tortilla

  • Beer Battered Fish Taco: hand-cut Alaskan Pollock fillet in a crispy beer batter, crunchy cabbage, Del Taco’s secret sauce and hand-made pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in two warm corn tortillas and served with a fresh cut lime wedge

Text in the list above is from the Del Taco press release, I am not sure I'd ever call shrimp succulent but I'm not a seafood lover.


We're wrapping up our review of a year's worth of Carl's Jr. and Arby's coupons with a look at a couple other popular items at Arby's: the Beef 'n Cheddar and the French Dip & Swiss. These two popular fast food sandwiches are almost always featured in the mailer coupons I receive on a seemingly weekly basis. So let's take a look at how the two fared.


Arby's might be the single biggest generator of fast food mailer coupons, at least in my neighborhood. Every time I turn around there's another. What's more, the Arby's staff is kind enough to not even ask for the coupon. They are probably so used to giving discounts they just automatically hit the button. In any event, this week we'll attempt to wade through a roller coaster of coupon prices for the standard Roast Beef Classic sandwich. This is the base sandwich at Arby's with bread and meat (and optional Arby's sauce of course). 

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For the first quarter of 2015, you could get four Roast Beef Classic (RBC) sandwiches for $8.88. This coupon expired in April. $2.22 each is decent, and the rack rate is $2.99, but this sandwich is so simple it's often overshadowed by its fully-loaded siblings. As a result, the sandwich is sold more often in bundles than individually, almost slider-style. In that light, $2.22 seems a bit high.


Continuing the grand experiment to look at a single fast food menu item coupon price over the course of an entire year, we have another one from Carl's Jr. This time we'll look at their core sandwich, the Famous Star with Cheese.

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Like the Western Bacon Cheeseburger, things stayed pretty much status quo for the first half of 2015 discount-wise, with a $3 discount off the purchase of two sandwiches or $4 off two combos. The second discount sounds more generous because you are saving $2 off each "meal" rather than $1.50, but they are getting you to buy two sets of fries and drinks. Let's keep our experiment focused on just getting a discount off the primary menu item. These fries and drinks are a distraction. Still, the perception is a bigger discount.

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