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Dining on a Dime: Free Appetizers, Wine and Other Restaurant Coupons

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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 every Friday for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: free whoopee pies, appetizers, and even a glass of wine (with your movie ticket), among other deals.

1. White Castle

Get a free fish slider or free medium fish nibblers with the purchase of any sack meals and a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Ends April 30.

2. Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant

The Lancaster Penn., restaurant is offering a free whoopie pie to visitors who show a Maine drivers’ license. Offer good through the end of the year, as Lancaster County and Maine battle it out over the dessert’s origins.

3. Mimi’s Café

Buy an entrée and two beverages, and get a second entrée half-off with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Good through March 11.

4. Restaurant.com

This week, coupon code “SAVE” at checkout gets you an extra 80% off already discounted gift certificates to local venues. The code expires Sept. 19. Restaurant.com usually prices $25 certificates at $10. (Spend $20 to get $50; $30 for $75, etc.) With the discount, you’ll pay just $2, $4, or $6. Each restaurant sets conditions regarding the number of diners, days and menu items a certificate can be used for, so check the fine print before you buy. Ends March 14.

5. Little Caesar’s

Get a Crazy combo of bread and sauce for $1.99 with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Expires March 31.

6. New Leaf

Patrons who bring a ticket stub from “The Adjustment Bureau” to the Manhattan restaurant will get a free glass of wine with lunch or dinner. (A scene from the movie was filmed in a nearby park.)

7. Denny’s

Save 20% off your total check at participating locations when you use a print out coupon. Good through March 19.

8. Dine In Brooklyn

From March 21 to 31, participating Brooklyn, N.Y. restaurants are offering $20.11 lunches and $25 dinners, as well as two-for-one brunches.

9. Melting Pot

Make a phone reservation now to have dinner April 11-14, and get a free cheese fondue appetizer.

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 http://www.twitter.com/mintfoodie.