How To Get The Best Bang For Your Buck At Taco Bell, According To Reddit

If there's one thing anyone can tell you about fast food, it's that it's cheap. It's hard to imagine paying a huge amount of money for some burgers, chicken, or tacos. While some may argue the trade-off for such low prices is a lack of quality, you can't deny that the dollar menu at McDonald's or value meal at Wendy's can be pretty tempting when you're hungry.

Of course, in today's world where it's getting harder and harder to stretch that dollar, you want to spend as little money as possible while still getting the maximum amount of food. Fast food itself is even becoming slightly more expensive, with Little Caesar's being forced to raise their $5 dollar Hot-N-Ready Pizza to $5.55 (via CNN). PennLive predicts that fast food prices keep rising as inflation continues to take its toll.

Before you lament that all hope is lost, there are still a few things you can do that will ensure you don't break the bank picking up a bag of burgers. You can use a wide variety of coupons, you can sign up for exclusive promos given by some companies, or you can use plain old moxie and penny-pinching to skate around rising prices. According to some Redditors, Taco Bell — that magical oasis of Baja Blasts and Doritos Locos Tacos — is a perfect place to get as much bang for your buck as possible.

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According to the subreddit r/TacoBell, user ImYigma claimed that people who find Taco Bell expensive simply had no idea how to order. The user explained that even in California where prices are a bit higher, they were still able to get a Chalupa Cravings Box or My Cravings Box for only around five dollars. If they needed more food, they would order either a spicy potato taco or, until recently, a beef burrito for only a dollar more.

While six dollars for such a relatively large amount of food may seem like a great deal, some Redditors were a bit less inclined to listen. Some noted that prices aren't always the same depending on which store you go to, while others claimed that it was indeed possible to order cheap and still end up full.

"Chalupa Cravings Box is $7.99 and Spicy Potato Soft Taco is $1.69 at most locations near me." said user Kerbonaut2019. "You can still get food pretty cheap there, but your own location being cheaper than most doesn't make your point valid."

"I get 2 Cheesy Bean & Rice Burritos. On one I sub the refried beans for black beans." another Redditor commented. "I can usually add red sauce and onions for free. $2 and I'm full."

While some Taco Bell items can be pricier than others, some Redditors justified the cost, especially since they can access deals and free food by using the Taco Bell Rewards app.