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Frugal Foodie’s Friday Meal Deals

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Cooking at home is the best way to save cash, but it’s nice to go out sometimes, too. Check out Frugal Foodie on Fridays for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: meals that benefit breast cancer charities, BOGO burritos and Oktoberfest buffets, among other deals.

Casa Ristoranti Italiano

The Fort Wayne, Ind., restaurant is offering $5 off coupons for its fifth anniversary.

Rubio’s

Buy one burrito, get one free with a print coupon from the company’s website. Participating locations only. Deal ends Oct. 17.

Western New York Restaurant Week

From Oct. 15 through 21, participating restaurants are offering specially priced dinners for $20.12.

Olive Garden

Through Nov. 18, the new “Dinner Today, Dinner Tomorrow” promotion offers a free takeout entrée with the purchase of a select dinner entrée for $12.95. Participating locations only. 

Munich Haus

For Octoberfest, the Chicopee, Mass., Biergarten will offer a buffet and a stein of beer for $19.50 on select nights.

Tumbleweed Southwest Grill

With the $20 “My Treat” deal, get one small queso, two Tex Mex dinners and two margarita sundaes. Offer expires October 31

Baking for Breast Cancer

For October, participating Central New York restaurants are offering special desserts to benefit breast cancer charities.

Pei Wei

Watch the chain’s “Go to Thailand” video from the company’s website to get an emailed coupon for buy-one-get-one-free Sriracha chicken. Participating locations only. No end date specified.

Monarch at Hotel ZaZa

The Houston bar is one of several this month offering “cocktails for the cure.” This month, $5 glasses of Mum’s Napa Valley rose and specialty cocktail “The Pink Paloma” will go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Wawa

Use a print out coupon from the company’s website and buy one pumpkin muffin to get a second one free. Participating locations only.  Expires Oct. 31.

Frugal Foodie is a journalist based in New York City who spends her days writing about personal finance and obsessing about what she’ll have for dinner. Chat with her on Twitter through @MintFoodie