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Dining on a Dime: Tax Day Freebies

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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: sweeten tax day with free cupcakes and ice cream pizza (yes, that’s pizza made of ice cream). Then counter the sugar attack with a free taco, half-price sushi and more!

1) Cinnabon

On April 15, Cinnabon is giving away two cupcake bites per visitor from 6 to 8 p.m. Call ahead and then get there fast — the deal is good only at participating locations, and only while supplies last.

2) Maggie Moo’s

Get a free slice of ice cream pizza from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 15 with the chain’s “E-cone-omic” Relief Package. Participating restaurants only.

3) Taco del Mar

Sign up online to get a “Free Taco 1099” (that’s tax-day speak for a “print-out coupon”) for a free taco. Redeemable at participating locations on April 15.

4) P.F. Chang’s

Dine at the chain on April 15, and save 15% on your bill. Happy Hour specials and alcoholic drinks excluded.

5) BuyWithMe.com

Through April 14, Boston residents can get half-off the price of select sushi platters at Brookline’s Sea to You. A 64-piece deluxe platter, for example, is $45 instead of $90. The deal voucher expires Dec. 31.

6) TheDealist.com

Through April 28, New Yorkers can get a half-price ticket to Tastes of the Village: East festival on May 1-2, which offers free food at five local restaurants, including snack-sized mac-n-cheese at S’Mac and a small lobster roll at Luke’s. The $16 ticket (regularly $32)  also gets you drink specials at three other venues.

 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.