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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 meals for military, half-priced Italian food and free dining for Ikea shoppers, among other deals.

IKEA

From Nov. 10-12, get a free meal at the in-store restaurant with a $100 home furnishing purchase. Participating locations only.

T.G.I. Friday’s

Save 20% on your food purchase at participating locations with a print out coupon from the company’s website. Expires Nov. 10.

Cleveland Restaurant Week

Through Nov. 19, participating restaurants are offering three-course meals for $33.

Buca di Beppo

Save $10 off a dine-in order of $20 or more with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Deal ends Dec. 13.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The North Naples, Fla., restaurant is offering a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. Deal ends Dec. 31.

Applebee’s

For Veterans Day on Nov. 11, veterans and current military personnel get a free meal. Must show military or veteran’s ID. Participating locations only.

Long Island Restaurant Week

Extended after Hurricane Sandy, participating NY-area restaurants will offer three-course meals for $24.95 through Nov. 10.

Pizzeria Uno

On Nov. 11 and 12, current military personnel and veterans can get a free entrée or miniature pizza with the purchase of another. Must show military or veteran’s ID. Participating locations only.

Denny’s

On Nov. 11, current military personnel and veterans can get free all-you-can-eat pancakes from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Must show military or veteran’s ID. Participating locations only.

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