It’s that time of year again! Time for McDonald’s to offer special pricing on the Filet-O-Fish sandwich. In the late winter and early spring, Micky D’s will discount their Filet-O-Fish by a significant amount. These promotions usually begin around Valentine’s Day, lasting until Good Friday or Easter Sunday. Lent Filet-O-Fish deals have been happening for at least 45 years. I’m 53, and can remember when they were just 49 cents! Over the years, the promo price has increased gradually: 59 cents, 79 cents, 99 cents, 2 for $2, 2 for $2.22, 2 for $3, 2 for $3.33, 2 for $4, and 2 for $4.44.
Last year, 2 for $5 was a common sale price. In many areas, the Filet-O-Fish was available as part of McDonald’s popular McPick 2 for $5 offering. However, this promotion has been replaced by the new $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu. We’re waiting to see if the spring Filet-O-Fish promotion is incorporated into the Dollar Menu or becomes available as a standalone deal. Be sure to install the McDonald’s mobile app on your phone since this is often a source of specials which aren’t available elsewhere.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 19, 2018: As we roll into the second week of Lent, I’m happy to report the first Filet-O-Fish deals of the 2018 season via the McDonald’s mobile app. Check the “Deals” section for a Buy One Filet-O-Fish, get One 50% Off eCoupon. In my area, regular price is $3.79, so this would get you 2 sandwiches for $5.68 or $2.84 each. There is also an eCoupon for $1 Any Sandwich when you use Mobile Order and Pay. Both are valid through 2/25. These offers vary regionally, so they may differ at your local McDonald’s. Again, these specials are exclusive to Micky D’s mobile app. If you don’t have it yet, you can download free on Google Play (Android) or from the Apple App Store (iPhone.)
I’m still looking for that elusive Buy One Get One Free deal, but haven’t found it yet. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more cheap Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and let you know what we find. Be sure to check back often!