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How to get free doughnuts, ice cream and more food this April

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Avoid the tax season blues by taking advantage of these free food deals

It may be time to pay your taxes, but thanks to these April free food deals, you can still have some fun.

1. Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

This April Fools' Day (April 1), Krispy Kreme is celebrating its annual doughnut harvest by giving out one free glazed doughnut per customer at participating stores. See a list of non-participating stores here.

2. Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry's is hosting its biggest celebration of the year on April 12, Free Cone Day. Show up to your local Ben & Jerry's between noon and 8 p.m. on the 12th, and get a free scoop of the flavor of your choice in a cone or a cup. Better yet, if you're willing to brave the line again, you can go back for another scoop.

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3. Olive Garden's buy one, take one

Purchase one entrée at Olive Garden for lunch or dinner, and get a second one to take home at no additional cost. The offer includes unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks with the dine-in entrée. Offer is valid throughout April.

4. Buy one, get one free at Krystal

Through April 24, Krystal is offering buy-one-get-one-free deals on biscuit sandwiches, Country Fried Steak and Country Fried Chik Krystals and burgers with these coupons.

5. Maggiano's Classic Pasta on the house

This April, purchase one Classic Pasta in restaurant at Maggiano's, and get a second Classic Pasta to take home at no additional cost, through the 20th. Prices start at $13.

6. Free pizza at Papa John's

Place an order online at Papa John's now through April 4 using the promo code FREETHROW, and get a coupon for a free large pizza with up to three toppings, valid through the 17th.

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7. Free sides at Taco Cabana

Through April 3, buy two fajita tacos at Taco Cabana, and get a drink, chips and queso for free with this coupon.

8. Free burger at Mooyah

Download the Mooyah rewards app, and get a free burger when you use it for the first time.

9. Free coffee for retirees at Burger King

Now at Burger King, AARP members can get a free 12-ounce coffee by showing their membership card.

More: 17 ways to save at the supermarket that don't involve extreme couponing

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