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Dining on a Dime: Free Sandwiches and Other Restaurant 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 spicy chicken sandwiches, a national restaurant week promotion and half-priced Chinese food!

1. Chick-fil-A

“Reserve” a free spicy chicken sandwich coupon starting May 21. Pick a time to show up at a participating restaurant between May 31 and June 5 to receive your sandwich. There are a limited number of spaces, so act fast.

2. Vermont Restaurant Week

Through May 20, visit participating restaurants in Vermont for specially priced $15, $25 and $35 meals.

3. The Palm

Through May 31, visit participating locations for a special three-course, $39.95 restaurant week dinner menu. Deal does not include beverage, tax or tip.

4. Smokey Bones

Participating location in Tampa and Pittsburgh are offering a print out coupon good for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more. Good through May 25.

5. Pick Up Stix

Buy one entree and a regular drink, and get a second entree free with a print out coupon. Dragon Deals, kids meals and appetizers not eligible. Participating restaurants only. Good through May 22.

6. El Pollo Loco

Present a print out coupon to get a free small drink and small chips when you buy a guacamole or jalapeno grilled chicken sandwich. Participating restaurants only. Deal good through May 25.

7. Little Caesars

Get a “Crazy Combo” – “Crazy Breadsticks” and “Crazy Sauce” – for $1.99 with a print out coupon. Good through May 31.

8. Bob Evans

Become a fan of Bob Evans on Facebook and get a print our coupon good for a free wrap (worth $5.99) when you buy a wrap, side and beverage. Deal expires June 2.

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.