Dining on a Dime: Free Soup & Sandwich Combos and Other 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 every Friday for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare.

This week: how to get a free soup and sandwich combo by explaining why you do not plan to diet this year; free hasbrowns, discount breakfast sandwiches and seafood for two, among other deals.

1. Waffle House spotted this print out coupon for a free order of hashbrowns. Participating locations only. Expires Jan. 15.

2. Caribbean Link Up

The first 400 people to show up to the Flint, Mich., restaurant on Feb. 2 will receive a free meal.

3. Corner Bakery Café

Facebook fans who submit a story about why they don’t want to diet in 2011 will get a postcard good for a free soup-and-sandwich combo. Good for the first 5,000 entrants only.

4. Café Rio

Stop by any of the California chain’s seven locations on Jan. 12 for a free enchilada.

5. Starbucks

Until Jan. 10, save $2 on an artisan breakfast sandwich with the purchase of any beverage. No coupon necessary. Participating locations only.

6. Deli at the Fair

Get a coupon for 10% off your visit to the newly revised Minot, N.D., restaurant.

7. Quiznos

Use a print out coupon to get a free cup of soup with any entrée purchase. Good through Jan. 17.

8. Queen’s Feast

From Jan. 21-30 during Charlotte Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer three-course prixe-fix specials for $30 per person.

9. Red Lobster

Through Feb. 21, get a special $30 seafood meal for two. Diners share an appetizer or dessert, with three options of each to pick from. They get their own salad, biscuits, and their choice of eight entrées. Participating locations only.

10. Love and Quiches Desserts

Save $2 to $3 off a case of various desserts from the Freeport, N.Y. small business through March. (They regularly sell the desserts to chain and independent restaurants.)

11. T.G.I. Friday’s

Save $5 off a dine-in purchase of $15 or more with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Expires Jan. 13.

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.