Here’s Why You Should Get Ice at McDonald’s from Now On

Many people may not know that you can grab a bag to-go at your local Mickey D's!

There’s a whole lot to love about McDonald’s—that’s why the fast-food restaurant has been going strong since 1940. You may think you know all the ins and outs of your local Mickey D’s, but there are still employee secrets to be discovered. And no, we’re not talking about the $9 McDonald’s birthday cakes.

You can actually buy bags of ice at McDonald’s!

How You Can Get Ice at McDonald’s

It may sound like an odd thing to order alongside your Big Mac and fries, but ice is actually a purchasable item on the McDonald’s menu. When you’ve got a big get-together coming up, you might need some fresh ice to cushion your beverages. Running to a busy grocery store or gas station can be a pain sometimes, though.

McDonald’s offers cubed ice (sorry, crushed ice fans) for between $0.99 and $1.50 per bag. And honestly? That’s a total steal! Not all McDonald’s will have this amazing price point, though, so keep that in mind if you go to order. You can either go into the restaurant and order the ice at the register, or you can even get it from the comfort of your car in the drive-thru! You may need to ask for a manager if the employee is unsure of the process. Then, when you’re home, use this trick to keep the ice from sticking together.

My family’s been buying ice from McDonald’s for a long, long time now. When we were on our way to softball tournaments, we’d swing by for a quick meal and a bag of ice for the cooler! Convenient and cheap.

Can I Save Money By Getting Ice at McDonald’s?

It all depends on your local McDonald’s. Some grocery and convenience stores may sell at a lower price, so it’s good to check ahead of time. Bags of ice at 7/11 start around $2.50 while Walmart is around $4 for a 20-pound bag. My local grocery stores sell 7-pound bags for around $1.50, so it’s comparable to McDonald’s. It all depends on how much ice you need. To get the best price, it never hurts to shop around.

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Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.