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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: specials to celebrate Julia Child, free oatmeal, and BOGO burritos, among other deals.

Corner Bakery Café

Make a reservation online to get a free Chilled Berry Almond Swiss Oatmeal. Participating locations only, while supplies last.

Julia Child Restaurant Week

In honor of what would have been Child’s 100th birthday, restaurants across the country are offering specially priced menus and other specials through mid-August. Check the Julia Child Facebook page for details.

Jamba Juice

Use a printable coupon from the company’s website to get a free smoothie with the purchase of one. Participating California, New Jersey and New York locations only. Valid through Aug. 5.

Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week

From Aug. 6-12, participating restaurants are offering three-course menus for $35, or two dinners for $35.

On the Border

Enter your zip code for a printable coupon on the company’s website for a free order of queso when you buy an entrée. Participating locations only. Expires Sept. 8.

Quiznos

Use a Facebook coupon to save 20% off a $25 catering order. Participating locations only. No expiration date listed.

Qdoba

DealNews.com spotted a bunch of printable coupons for this restaurant. Use the code FOOD to get a free order of chips and queso with an entrée purchase, good through Aug. 8. Through Aug. 3, use CHICKEN for buy one, get one free entrees, or QUESO for a free queso burrito with the purchase of an entrée. Participating locations only.

Miami Spice

Through Sept. 30, participating restaurants are offering special lunches for $19 or $23, and dinners for $33 or $39.

Blimpie

Get a coupon on the company’s Facebook page for a free 6” sub when you buy a 6” sub and a 22-ounce drink. Participating locations only. Coupon expires 30 days after printing.

El Picante Mexican Grill

The Chicago restaurant has a Tuesday taco dinner with a house margarita for $10. The same price applies to a burrito and margarita combo on Wednesdays, and a torta and margarita combo on Thursdays.

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