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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 and deals for casual and fancy fare.

This week: free mac-n-cheese, cheap delivery deals and BOGO smoothies, among others.

Restaurant.com

Save an extra 60% off already discounted gift certificates for local restaurants using the code TASTE. On the site, a $25 gift certificate usually goes for about $10, so the coupon code cuts it to $4. Code expires Oct. 19. 

T.G.I. Friday’s

Save 20% on a dine-in meal when you pay with a Visa card and use a print out coupon from www.usa.visa.com. Participating locations only. Expires Oct. 31.

Delivery.com

The local restaurant delivery site offers $5 off any order with code FALL50. No end date specified.

Corner Bakery

Get a free Bacon Tomato Mac & Three Cheese bowl when you make an online reservation. Available dates and times vary by location. Participating locations only.

Greater St. Louis Restaurant Week

Through Oct. 21, participating restaurants will offer specially priced meals, with 10% of the proceeds going to Operation Food Search.

Jamba Juice

Buy a smoothie, get a second one free with a print out coupon from the company’s website. Participating locations in California, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. only. Deal ends Oct. 21.

Fox 6 Days of Dining

Through Oct. 23, participating Milwaukee restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $10 or $15, and dinners for $20 or $25.

Outback Steakhouse

Through Nov. 8, tell your server to “wing it” and get a free half-order of wings with any purchase. Participating locations only.

The Lookout Tavern

The Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., restaurant now offers 25% off sushi on Sundays.

O’Charley’s

Get a bottomless bowl lunch for $5 with a print coupon. Participating locations only. Good through Oct. 19.

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