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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: free doughnuts and pancakes, cheap burgers and Restaurant Weeks galore, among other deals.

Krispy Kreme

On Sept. 19, get a free doughnut at participating locations for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” They offer a free dozen for those who dress like a pirate, too.

Omaha Restaurant Week

From Sept. 14 through 23, participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners for $19, $29 or $39.

Bravo Cucina Italiano

Get 20% off your online order with coupon code BACK2BRAVO at checkout. Participating locations only. Ends Sept. 16.

Bahama Breeze

For the month of September, get a burger and beer for $10 every night before 6 p.m. Participating locations only.

Arizona Restaurant Week

From Sept. 15 through 23, participating restaurants in Phoenix are offering three-course menus for $30 or $40, while those in Tucson are offering three-course menus for $20, $30 or $40.

Genghis Grill

Facebook fans can get a coupon for a free appetizer — or better, if friends share the coupon. Participating locations only. Deal ends Sept. 15.

New Jersey Restaurant Week

From Sept. 16 through 22, participating restaurants will offer special menus at a variety of price points, some as cheap as $10.

Perkins

On Sept. 15, for Give Kids the World Pancake Day, get a free short stack of pancakes at participating locations.

San Diego Restaurant Week

From Sept. 16 through 21, participating restaurants are offering two-course lunches for $10, $15, or $20, and three-course dinners for $20, $30 or $40.

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