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Dining on a Dime: Sex and the City-Inspired Deals 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: free bagels, “Sex and The City” inspired discounts and bargain wine tasting!

1. Bruegger’s Bagels

Become a fan on Facebook to receive a print out coupon good for a bagel with cream cheese. Participating locations only.

2. Nanoosh

In honor of “Sex and The City 2,” New Yorkers who show a ticket stub or say “Sex and The City” when ordering at Nanoosh can get their choice of a free side of hummus, quinoa, tabouleh or Mediterranean salad, or an organic lemonade or pomegranate iced tea. Must purchase a main salad, hummus plate or wrap. Deal ends June 18.

3. Sonic

Through June 27, buy one “Real Ice Cream Shake” and get a second free. You can claim the free shake then and there, or get a coupon for one on a future visit. (Coupons expire July 15.) Participating locations only. Not enough ice cream? Many locations are also offering $0.99 “Real Ice Cream Sundaes” after 8 p.m. this summer. (Tax not included; add-ins cost extra.)

4. Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Present a print out coupon to save $5 on a purchase of $20 or more, or get a second entree for $3.99 when you purchase one. Participating locations only. Deals expire June 24.

5. Capital Grille

DineOutCheap.com spotted a wine-tasting deal at Capital Grille. Diners get tastes of 10 wines for $25. Good through July 25.

6. Fazoli’s

Another fun find from DineOutCheap.com: Show up in uniform (military, school, sports team, etc. – anything will do) through July 11 and purchase an Ultimate Meatball Smasher or Submarinos with a drink ($4.99) an get a coupon good for a free portion of spaghetti on a future visit. Participating locations only.

7. Quiznos

Get a small sub, chips and a regular fountain drink for $2.99 with a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Expires June 16.

8. Hardee’s

Save $1 on a Thickburger large combo using a print out coupon. Participating locations only. Expires July 14.

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.