This week's big deals

FOOD & DRINK -- 50% off 

Atlanta Taste of the Trucks: For affordable foodie fun, get this deal before it sells out on Travelzoo.com. Purchase a $20 certificate for admission for two plus six tasting tickets at the food truck event ($40 value). The event takes place 11 a.m.-8 p.m. March 29 with more than 30 food trucks (note that ticket restrictions apply). Check out the trucks at 930 Spring St., Atlanta; tasteofthetrucks.com.

FOOD & DRINK -- Free

The Mustard Seed: Barbecue fans on a budget can use a smartphone to access a coupon on the Scoutmob app for The Mustard Seed in Cascade Heights. Get one free pulled pork sandwich ($6 value), topped with the restaurant’s signature tangy, sweet sauce. The coupon cannot be combined with other offers and is limited to one free pulled pork sandwich per redemption. The Mustard Seed, 826 Westmont Road SW, Atlanta; 404-254-0658.

FOOD & DRINK -- Special 

College Park Restaurant Week: Take advantage of the first College Park Restaurant Week and save with special lunch and dinner menus. From March 8-16, find lunch and dinner menus ranging from $9-$19. Also, get a first-time free UBER ride up to $40 to check out a restaurant (new users only with promo code ATLCPRW; more information posted under “special offers”). View restaurant menus at www.collegeparkrestaurantweek.com.

ENTERTAINMENT -- 50% off

Beer Carnival: Beer connoisseurs on a budget can take in this special for a limited time at Sweetjack.com. Buy a $20 voucher that gets you admission to the fifth annual event ($40 value) at 1 p.m. on April 5 at Atlantic Station. You’ll receive a commemorative glass (while supplies last) and unlimited beer samples. Choose from more than 100 premium and craft brews, and enjoy games, music and food. The voucher must be redeemed in one visit and you must be 21 or older.

EVENTS -- Free

“A Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites”: Take in the history of Atlanta with a series of events March 8-23. The annual program includes hundreds of free events at historic sites across the city, from guided walking tours and bicycle tours to exhibits, lectures and interactive children’s activities. Note some events require reservations; see the full schedule on the Atlanta Preservation Center’s website, www.PreserveAtlanta.com.

THEATER -- 50% off

The Great Gatsby: See F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic, “The Great Gatsby,” with discounted tickets courtesy of Poshdealz.com. Presented by the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, the play takes you back to 1922 and is full of glamour, greed and excess. Visit the website to get half-price tickets for $16.50, for shows Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. All tickets will be left at will call. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.

SHOPPING -- Free

IKEA: Check out IKEA’s BYOF Day (bring your own friends) on March 8 and score freebies along the way. Bring a friend to the home furnishings store and check out fun in-store activities and giveaways throughout the day. RSVP and print your BYOF coupon at byofday.com and you’ll also get a free breakfast in the morning, BOGO desserts in the afternoon, free meatball samples and a kids design seminar  with Keight Dukes.

AJC EXCLUSIVE -- 50% off

Lepre-Con: Deal Spotter readers are in luck with this deal. A Social Mess presents the fourth annual Lepre-Con at 3 p.m. March 8 at Park Tavern with music and drinks. Costumes are encouraged — and rewarded. The first 25 readers to redeem the promo code “DealSpotter” online at asocialmess.xorbia.com/leprecon-2014 will get 50 percent off tickets ($18 as of press time, but will increase). Must be 21 or older. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

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