Everyone hates Tax Day. (At least we got a couple days extra this year.) We've gathered together some special deals to make this day a bit less stressful, if not a little brighter.
Keep in mind that some of these deals may not be nationwide.
Tax Day Freebies And Giveaways
These deals just require you to show up and request them. Some may require a coupon, though.
Free Food and Drink
Great American Cookies: Swing by your local Great American Cookies and nab a yummy chocolate chip cookie for free! (One per person.)
Tony Roma's Steakhouse: Join the Tony Roma's Email Club and get a coupon for a free dessert.
Kona Ice: Kona Ice flavored shaved ice trucks will be on station at various Post Offices and tax preparers' locations today, giving away a free shaved ice.
Hard Rock Cafe: "Sing for your supper" the the Hard Rock Cafe. Anyone who gets up in front of the crowd to singe a song will get a free Legendary Burger. (Today only.)
World of Beer: Since we're moving up in the age group on our list, let's wrap it up with a free draught beer to wash down the sour taste of writing Uncle Sam a check. Just stop by a participating World of Beer location. In states that disallow free beer, you'll get $5 off your check.
Other Tax Day Freebies
Staples and Office Depot/OfficeMax: The last thing you want to do after filing your taxes is shredding old records and tax worksheets. Both Staples and Office Depot are offering to shred up to 5 lbs of paper for you, for free!
Planet Fitness: Get rid of the tension you're carrying around by getting a free HydroMassage, today only. (18 and over, with valid ID.)
US National Parks: Maybe you just want to get away from it all, and recharge. What better place to relax amid the natural beauty of this great land than taking a short vacation in one of America's National Parks? Today kicks off Free Park Week! From Denali to the Dry Tortugas, the rugged coast of Maine, to Death Valley, admission is free to many US National Parks.
Tax Day Cheapies
While these deals aren't free, they will still save you money on eats and drinks. (There are too many "Tax Day Sales" in retail to track down.) Expect a lot of "tax return jokes" in the form of offers for $10.40.
Food and Drink Tax Day Cheapies
Bob Evans: This coupon gets you a whopping 30% your check, dine-in or carry-out.
Boston Market: Today only, get a half-chicken dinner with two sides, cornbread, a drink, AND a big cookie, for $10.40
Bruegger's Bagels: Another $10.40 deal, this "Time for Some Tax Relief" coupon snags you a baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese. (Ends today.)
Bucca di Beppo: Coupon for an 18% discount, no minimum purchase (expires today.)
California Tortilla: Give your server the secret phrase "Tax Man," and receive free chips and queso with your purchase of an entree.
Carrabba's: This deal actually lasts until April 29th. Get 15% off your entire check (excluding alcohol, taxes, and gratuities) with this coupon.
Chili's: El Presidente margaritas for $5 today, for those who could use a drink after finishing your taxes.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Today only, this coupon gets you a free large cheese pizza with the purchase of any large pizza.
Denny's: This coupon gets you 15% off your entire check (excluding alcohol, taxes, and gratuities.)
Einstein Bros' Bagels: This is a $1 off coupon for today. (excludes coffee refills.)
Fleming's Steakhouse: Happy Hour runs until closing tonight at Fleming's.
Krystal's: The home of sliders and itty bitty dogs, Krystal's has throwback prices for Tax Day. From 6 am to midnight, get a slider for 50¢, a cheeseburger slider for 79¢, and a bacon cheeseburger slider for 99¢.
Noodles & Co. : Two tax deals today. On the first, use checkout coupon TAXDAY when ordering online, and get $4 off a purchase of $10 or more. The second deal nets you a free kid's meal when you buy an adult entree.
Outback Steakhouse: This coupon gets you 15% off your entire check (excluding alcohol, taxes, and gratuities) today only.
Schlotzsky's: Buy a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips, and get the Original Sandwich free.
Sonic Drive-In: Get a single patty cheeseburger for half price today.
Sonny's BBQ: This coupon gets you 50% off a rib dinner, which comes with two sides and either cornbread or garlic bread.
White Castle: This coupon will get you 15% off your check at participating White Castles.
Relax! It's All Over, Until Next Year!
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