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New deals for lunch and happy hour

Free sausage, free Firecracker Chicken and free ice cream are among this week's food deals.

By Teresa Mears Jan 28, 2011 1:07PM

One way to save money while eating out is to go during happy hour, when many restaurants and bars offer special deals. If you like appetizers, you can make a meal from discount small plates.


P.F. Chang's has just introduced new happy hour deals, with drinks and small bites available for $6 or less from 3 to 6 p.m. every day. Beer starts at $3 and dumplings start at $3.25. Katy at Palm Beach on the Cheap has details.


Going out for lunch instead of dinner is another way to experience restaurant meals on the cheap. Chili's has a new lunch menu, with build your own lunch combos for $6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


No deal beats free, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering free samples of its new spicy cheddar sausage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Jan. 28), while supplies last.


Panda Express will give you a free order of Firecracker Chicken Breast on Feb. 3 with this coupon.


Some of last week's deals and coupons are still good, too. Don't forget that not all local establishments participate in all national promotions, so it's always smart to call ahead.


Here are other new food deals and freebies:

  • Quiznos will give you $5 off a catering tray order of $25 or more or $10 off a catering tray order of $35 or more, or $1 off a sub, chopped salad or Choose 2 combo with these coupons. The coupons are good through Feb. 9, if you're thinking Super Bowl.
  • O'Charley's will give you a coupon for a free appetizer with entrée purchase if you "like" the restaurant on Facebook.
  • Marble Slab Creamery will give you a free sample of tiramisu ice cream from 3 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 14. If you order a Valentine's Day cake between Feb. 1 and Feb. 10, you can get a free small Tiramisu Crunch Tasty Creation.
  • Einstein Bros. has a coupon on its Facebook page for a free bagel thin single and light schmear with any beverage purchase. The coupon is good through Feb. 20.
  • Baja Fresh has coupons for $2 off an order of $7 or more or $5 off an order of $15 or more, through Jan. 31.
  • RaceTrac will give you coupons for a free doughnut and $1 off a sandwich if you like the convenience store on Facebook.
  • T.G.I. Friday's has a new coupon for $5 off a $15 food purchase, good through Feb. 21.

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