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Dining on a Dime: Free Coffee, Movie Tickets and More!

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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, we’ll tell you where to get free coffee, free movie tickets with dinner, half-off frozen yogurt happy hours through the summer and more!

1. Borders

Download the free Borders e-reader app to an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and show it to a store barista to get a free small Seattle’s Best coffee. Only valid at locations with an in-store Seattle’s Best cafe.

2. Pinkberry

Try the chain’s new watermelon flavor (with toppings of watermelon, watermelon puree and cucumber) for half price this summer during daily happy hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating locations only.

3. McCormick & Schmick’s

Dine in through July 5, and get a free movie ticket for each entree with a print out coupon. Good while supplies last. Participating locations only.

4. Quiznos

Free chips and a regular fountain drink when you buy a sub or chopped salad and present a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Deal ends July 5.

5. California Pizza Kitchen

Use a print out coupon to get a free small cravings menu item (worth up to $7) with every $20 purchase. Dine-in orders, participating locations only. Offer good through July 9.

6. Denny’s

Get a free order of Red, White and Blueberry Pancake Puppies when you purchase an entree or value menu item and present a print out coupon. One coupon per check. Participating locations only. Deal ends July 25.

7. Jack in the Box

Buy a $4 Really Big Chicken Sandwich combo and get a free mini funnel cake with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Not valid in Austin or Waco, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; or Spokane, Wash. Offer good through August 29.

8. Hardee’s

EatDrinkDeals.com spotted a print out coupon good for free small fries and a Coke when you buy a five-piece order of chicken tenders. Participating locations only. Deal expires August 6.

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.