Super Saver: Food deals

Troubleshooter Diane Wilson is in search of steals, deals and freebies. This week we have some food deals you can take advantage of before the weekend and be a super saver.

Let's start with your morning caffeine. Go to Free Tall Cappuccino and get a coupon for a free tall cup of cappuccino at any Barnes and Noble location with a Starbucks. That's a 3.20 savings! But you have to hurry, this deal ends October 31st.

Head to "Arby's Extra Member" for a free lunch. Just sign up to become an Arby's "Extras Member" and get a free Beef n/Cheddar sandwich coupon by e-mail. That's more than a $3.00 value, free!

If you live near a Ryan's Restaurant, you can get a free buffet. Just join their e-club on-line, and you'll get a buy-one-get-one-free buffet, plus birthday and anniversary coupons.

Can't get enough of those great mall pretzels? Well, go to Auntie Anne's "perfect rewards and click on the Auntie Anne's "perfect rewards" certificate. They'll send you a buy-one-get-one-free coupon. They have different coupons every month.

What if you could dine out, at just a fraction of the cost? There are web-sites that offer gift certificates to popular restaurants in our area. Just go to web-sites that offer gift certificates to popular restaurantsand at type in your city or area code, and you'll find eateries that offer $25.00 gift certificates for just ten bucks. That's more than a 50% savings! There are other great deals on the site.

Here's another site to check out They've got half-off deals to some of the trendiest new restaurants around the Triangle. Just click on their "great deals/half-off certificates" link and take your pick. The gift certificates can be e-mailed or snail-mailed to you. A great deal, but make sure you read all the terms and conditions before you buy because some are only good on certain days.

And let's finish this off with some dessert. Sign up for Cold Stone Creamery's birthday club on-line, and they'll send you a coupon for a freebie on your special day. Just click Cold Stone Creamery's birthday club to sign up.

And if you know of a great deal or freebie you want to share, drop me a line. I'll pass it along next week. Also if you're one of those super shoppers who can feed a whole family at just a fraction of the price let me know.

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