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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 pizza, holiday gift card bonuses and cheap baked goods, among other deals.

Sbarro

DealNews found an offer for a free slice at participating locations. Fill out the form on GreatEats.com to get an emailed coupon.

Saratoga County Restaurant Week

Through Dec. 6, participating Saratoga County, N.Y. restaurants are offering specially priced lunches for $5 or $10, and dinners for $10, $20 or $30.

Papa John’s Pizza

Use code PEPSI50 to save 50% on one regular priced pizza. Participating locations only. Deal expires Dec. 2.

The Cheesecake Factory

Through Dec. 24, buy a gift card worth $25 or more and get a free slice of cheesecake. “Free slice cards” are redeemable Dec. 26 through March 31.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Buy a gift card worth $30 or more, and get a free burrito, bowl or order of tacos when you show a cashier your gift card receipt. Participating locations only. Gift cards must be purchased before Dec. 31 and freebies must be redeemed by Jan. 31.

Red Robin

Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card that is redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Corner Bakery

Buy one lunch or dinner entrée and get a free bakery sweet with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Expires Dec. 4.

P.F. Chang’s

Through December, buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 gift card free. 

Bread Alone

Get a free loaf of bread with a $15 purchase and a print out coupon from the company’s website. Participating location only. Deal ends. Nov. 30.

Ruby Tuesday

Through Dec. 31, buy $50 in gift and get a $15 bonus coupon redeemable Jan. 2 through Feb. 28. 

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