SAVE YOUR RECEIPT
Tax Day is one of the most stressful "holidays" of the year. To help take the sting out of paying Uncle Sam and relieve the anxiety of rushing to file on time, a number of stores and restaurants offer deals to mark the tax deadline -- Tuesday, April 17, this year. Celebrate sending in those pesky tax forms with these discounts and freebies. Most offers are valid only at participating locations so be sure to contact your local store or restaurant.
GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES
Great American Cookies has been sweetening Tax Day for a few years now. On April 17, all customers who stop by participating stores get a free Cookies & Cream cookie (so long as the shop has them on hand) -- no purchase necessary. The Cookies & Cream cookie is a limited edition treat so be sure to get one while they're hot!
Safely dispose of all the sensitive documents that accumulate at tax time with five free pounds of document shredding at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Print a coupon for this offer, which is valid through April 28 and can be redeemed at any Office Depot or OfficeMax store.
A Florida-based chain with locations in the South, Sonny's BBQ has its own IRS: irresistible ribs special. Customers can enjoy half-price rib dinners all day on April 17.
Spice up the monotony of tax season by heading over to Tony Roma's steakhouse, where diners can enjoy an order of free Kickin' Shrimp. Offer is valid April 14-17 at participating locations.
Schlotzky's is offering patrons a free small "Original" sandwich (an Italian-cold-cut-style sandwich with vegetables and melted cheeses) on Tax Day when they purchase chips and a medium drink. Contact your local store to verify participation.
Gourmesso, a coffee capsule brand marketed as a cheaper Nespresso, is encouraging taxpayers to stock up on coffee and power through to the tax-filing deadline. The Tax Day Bundle goes for just over $57 (about 14 percent off) and features 140 capsules of some of the brand's strongest flavors, plus free shipping. The promotion is valid through April 18.
The Bruegger's Bagels chain is hosting an annual Tax Day bagel bonanza. A $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle includes 13 bagels of your choice and two tubs of cream cheese. It's valid April 11-17 at participating locations. Fill out an online form to claim yours.
Customers can enjoy a Tax Day special at Boston Market, where $10.40 will buy an individual meal featuring a half chicken with two sides and cornbread, plus a regular fountain beverage. No coupon needed, while supplies last. Available April 17 only.
Wind down from tax-season stress with a free massage, courtesy of HydroMassage and Planet Fitness. Visit the HydroMassage site to print a coupon and find a participating location. The offer is valid April 14-21.
Diners can celebrate the end of the tax season by munching on free chips and queso (with any purchase) at California Tortilla on April 17. Be sure to use the password "Chipping in" while ordering. The chain has locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Worked up an appetite doing your taxes? Satisfy your hunger at Firehouse Subs with a free medium sub with purchase of full-price medium or large sub, chips, and a drink. Print the coupon and redeem at any participating location April 17-19.
Kona Ice wants you to celebrate national "Chill Out Day" by enjoying free shaved ice from their traveling island-themed trucks on April 17. Be sure to check out where your local truck will be setup to cool off and relax.
CHILI'S GRILL & BAR
Say goodbye to tax season with a refreshing $5 Cherry Blossom Margarita from Chili's Grill & Bar. Valid throughout the month of April.
Treat the whole family to a Tax Day celebration with half-price cheeseburgers all day at participating Sonic Drive-Ins on April 17.
If you're too busy finishing up some last minute tax business to go out for lunch, have food delivered to your door with Bite Squad. They're offering 7.5 percent off delivery orders of $20+ on April 17. Enter the code "TAXDAY18" at checkout.
AARP FREE TAX AIDE
Filing for a tax extension or need a little extra help? Take advantage of AARP's free tax aide program for seniors. Low to moderate-income taxpayers can receive individualized tax preparation at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.
TRAVELZOO TAX REFUND GETAWAYS
Planning on taking a trip with your tax refund? Head to Travelzoo for a list of all-inclusive vacation getaways starting at $199. It's the perfect chance to unplug, relax, and recharge.
While perhaps not specifically Tax Day related, Applebee's has brought back its "DOLLARITA" for the entire month of April. Served on the rocks, made with tequila and margarita mix, and only $1, this refreshing drink is the perfect way to toast your hard work. Valid at participating locations.
Treat yourself the ultimate way on Tax Day with an in-home massage. Offering same-day services from licensed professionals, Zeel is the answer to your overworked muscles' prayers. Get $20 off your first massage with special code "TAXDAY2018."
From 7am-10am on Tuesday, April 17, participating Hardee's will be giving away one free sausage and biscuit to visitors. Just mention "Made from Scratch" to receive your freebie.
It's not too late to take advantage of Hooters tax weekend special, where you can receive one free kids meal with purchase of $10 or more. The promotion runs through Tuesday at participating locations.
BJ'S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE
Keep the tax day freebies rolling right into Wednesday at BJ's. Stop by a participating location on April 18 for "Free Pizookie Day" and enjoy a warm, gooey, deep-dish chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream with $9.95+ food purchase.
What's a better way to say goodbye to tax season than with all-you-can-eat pizza? Head over to a participating Cicis location and print your Tax Day discount coupon to get an adult buffet for only $4.17. That's a lot of pizza for a little coin.
If all that tax prep left you starving, take advantage of Captain D's Tax Day deal: six pieces of Batter Dipped Fish, one family side, and six Hush Puppies all for $10.40.
Treat a friend to breakfast or lunch on Tax Day with two deals from Farmer Boys. Grab two Bell Ringer Double Cheeseburgers or two breakfast burritos for just $10.40. No coupon required, but be sure to check participating locations. Valid April 17 only.
From April 16-17, take 15 percent off your takeout order from PF Chang's with special promo code "TAXDAY." $200 maximum discount.
You won't need a big tax refund to enjoy RA Sushi's Tax Day offer. Head to your location on April 17 to buy one drink and get the second for just $1. Offer valid in all RA Sushi locations except Atlanta.
New members can download the "Toasty Points" loyalty app and get a free 4" sub sandwich with purchase. Existing members will get 10.40 percent off any purchase including catering orders Tuesday, April 17.
Now that tax season has passed, it's the perfect time to clean your office and start fresh. Take advantage of Staples' free shredding services until April 21. Offer is valid for up to one pound, in-store only with coupon.