photo courtesy of Starbucks.
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 tacos, discount steaks and half-off Starbucks Frappuccinos, plus a special section of Mother’s Day deals!
1. Del Taco
Through May 12, get a free classic taco at participating locations with a print out coupon. One per customer; you’re responsible for the sales tax. Participating locations only.
2. Jamba Juice
Get a “Feel Good” special each weekday through May 31. “Ideal Meal Mondays” offer: $3 for 12 oz. Ideal Meal smoothies. “Buy Two Tuesdays” offer: varying specials by store. “Wake Up Wednesdays” offer: $2 oatmeal. “Tasty Thursdays” offer: a $1 baked good with the purchase of any drink, and “All Fruit Fridays” offer: $3 for 16 oz. all-fruit smoothies. Participating locations only.
Visit between 3 and 5 p.m. on May 7 through 16 to save 50% on any size Frappuccino. Good on regular menu options as well as the new “however-you-want-it” drinks. Participating locations only.
Use a print out coupon to get a free regular fountain drink and chips with the purchase of a regular or large sub or chopped salad. (Toasty Torpedoes and Toasty Bullets not eligible.) Coupon expires May 9.
5. Black Angus
Through May 8, get a Campfire Feast for 2 for $38 (instead of $50) with a print out coupon. Present coupon when ordering. Participating locations only.
Use a print out coupon to get a free entree-sized salad when another one is purchased. You can view the coupon just once — don’t click until you’re ready to print. Deal good through May 11.
Mother’s Day Deals
Moms receive a free entree on May 8 or 9 with a print out coupon. Better yet, Mom also gets a reusable card good for $15 off food purchases each month through April 2011, plus additional rewards for registering that card online. (That’s an extra $180 in savings.)
Moms can get a free cup or cone of frozen yogurt on May 9 at participating locations. Call your local store for details.
Create a Mother’s Day card on Facebook and both you and Mom will get a coupon good for a free Panake Puppies sundae with the purchase of an entree. Participating locations only. Deal good May 9 through 16.
Coupon code “MOM” at checkout gets you an extra 70% off already discounted gift certificates to local venues. The code expires May 9. Restaurant.com usually prices $25 certificates at $10. (Spend $20 to get $50; $30 for $75, etc.) With the discount, you’ll pay just $3, $6, $or $9. Each restaurant sets conditions for use, dictating number of diners, eligible days and excluded menu items.
5. Waffle House
Send Mom a free email card and get a print out coupon good for one free waffle with the purchase of another. Dine-in only. Deal expires May 15.
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.