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Dining on a Dime: Super Bowl Discounts and Other Deals

photo: Robert S. Donovan

Cooking at home is the best way to save cash, but it’s nice to go out sometimes, too. Check out Frugal Foodie every Friday for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: Super Bowl discounts on pizzas, pasta and party platters, among other deals.

1. Papa John’s

Sign up for the chain’s free rewards program by game time on Super Bowl Sunday, and get 25 points – enough for a free large, three-topping pizza – if the game goes into overtime. Points can be used through June 30. (EatDrinkDeals.com points out that the promo is a long shot: the Super Bowl has never gone into overtime.)

2. Souper Bowl

On Super Bowl Sunday, Mercy Meals and More in New Bedford, Mass., will host a $5 soup cook-off featuring local restaurants’ recipes to benefit an area soup kitchen. Diners can eat there or take the soup home.

3. Boston Market

Save $15 off your Super Bowl catering order of $75 or more with a print out coupon or web code. Good through Feb. 7.

4. Ellerbe Fine Foods

The Fort Worth, Texas, restaurant is offering a special three-course meal for $30 to customers who arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 5.

5. O’Charley’s

Good on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 6) only, use print out coupons to save $15 off any two party platters, or buy one, get one 50% off to-go entrées. Participating locations only.

6. King Kullen

The Hampton Bays, N.Y. restaurant is offering a Boar’s Head Super Party Hero for just $9.99 on game day.

7. Buca di Beppo

RestaurantCouponsandDeals.com spotted a Super Bowl Sunday print out coupon good for either $10 off a dine-in purchase of $20 or more, or 10% off ant to go order. Participating locations only. Good until Feb. 7.

8. Toscani Pizzeria

Buy a large sandwich at this Fort Wayne, Indiana, restaurant on game day and get a second for $5. Limit eight sandwiches per offer.

9. Smokey Bones

Save $10 on a purchase of $20 or more with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Good through Feb. 5.

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.