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Dining on a Dime: Free Kids Meals, Coffee 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: free breakfast and kids meals, discounts for using phone apps and BOGO pizza and Peet’s coffee, among other deals.

1. Freshii

The first 30 customers to visit the chain’s new Philadelphia location on Jan. 18 will get a free breakfast and coffee or tea. The first 200 customers arriving after 10:30 a.m. will get a free meal; and anyone arriving between 2 and 4:30 p.m. will get free snacks. Visitors who miss a freebie can take advantage of other discounts throughout the day, and over the rest of the month.

2. Marie Callender’s

Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Sundays through Feb. 6. Get one free kids meal for each adult entrée purchased. Participating locations only.

3. Napoli’s

The Arkansas City restaurant now lets kids age 12 and younger eat free on Wednesdays.

4. Arby’s

Get a free 22 oz. soda with any snack-size favorite purchase and a print out coupon, spotted by EatDrinkDeals.com. Participating locations only. Expires Jan. 17.

5. Yeah! Burger

The Atlanta restaurant offers a 30% discount to anyone who “checks in” at the restaurant using the Facebook Places mobile app.

6. Peet’s Coffee & Tea

RestaurantCouponsandDeals.com spotted a print out coupon good for a free beverage with the purchase of another. Participating locations only. Good through Jan. 18.

7. The Waterworks

On Jan. 15, save 10% on your dinner bill at the Echo Hill, Maine restaurant when you present tickets to see the band Three Button Deluxe.

8. Pizzeria Uno

Get a free pizza with the purchase of another when you use a print out coupon. Deal ends Jan. 16. Other coupons offer $5 off a purchase of $15 through Jan. 16, and $10 off a takeout purchase of $40 until Feb. 6. Participating locations only.

9. Baltimore County Restaurant Week

From Jan. 14 to 28, participating Baltimore Restaurants will offer prix fixe lunches and dinners for $10.11, $15.11, $20.11, $25.11, $30.11 or $35.11.

10. Jamba Juice

Use print out coupons to save $2 on a Coldbuster smoothie, $1 on steel cut oatmeal and $1 on a probiotic fruit and yogurt smoothie. Participating locations only. Good through Jan. 19.

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.