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Dining on a Dime: Restaurant Week and Other Dining 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 frozen fruit drinks, online ordering discounts and restaurant weeks galore, among other deals.

1. Taco Bell

Get a free orange-and-cream Fruitista Freeze when you present a print out coupon. Good through Nov. 25 or until 500,000 coupons have been redeemed, whichever occurs first. Participating locations only.

2. Elements Bistro

To celebrate its 2nd anniversary, the Hartford, Conn. restaurant will offer anniversary specials including a three-course prix fixe with Champagne for $20, and daily lunch specials for $6.99.

3. Weinerschnitzel

Buy an ultimate chili cheese fries and get a free double ultimate chili cheeseburger with a print out coupon.  Deal ends November 27.

4. Seattle Restaurant Week

Through October 28, enjoy a three-course dinner for $25 or three-course lunches for $15 at participating restaurants. Offer not available on Fridays or Saturdays.

5. Boston Market

Use an online order coupon to save $5 off a $20 Order Express Online purchase. Expires November 9. Rather order in stores? The same page has print out coupons good for $2 off a $10 purchase, $4 off a $20 purchase or $1 off any individual plate. Those deals end November 13.

6. Wilmington Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants in Wilmington, N.C., are offering specially priced menus through October 27. The Basics offers a three-course dinner for two for $55, for example, while Priddyboy’s has a three-course dinner of lunch, including a drink, for $5.99.

7. O’Charley’s

Save $5 on the purchase of two classic combos when you present a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Offer expires Oct. 31.

8. Bethesda Row Restaurant Week

Through October 24, participating Bethesda, Md., restaurants offer three-course lunches for $15, and three-course dinners for $30.

9. Baja Fresh

Save $2 on a purchase of $7 or more, or $5 on a purchase of $15 or more, with print out coupons. Participating locations only. Good through Oct. 31.

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.