Tax Day Freebies and Deals to Look for This Year

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals

It's a Taxing Time

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 have offered deals in previous years to mark the tax deadline — Monday, May 17, this year. Many deals may still be announced and some offers are valid only at participating locations, so be sure to contact your local store or restaurant. Here are deals that have been verified, as well as others to keep a lookout for.

Related: 51 Interesting and Fun Facts to Lighten Up Tax Time

Great American Cookies
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Marble Slab Creamery
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Marble Slab Creamery

Great American Cookies' sister brand, Marble Slab Creamery, is also offering up a freebie this year. On May 17, customers can get a regular ice cream along with purchase of a regular or best value ice cream at participating locations. Visitors to co-brand stores that include both Marble Slab and Great American Cookies must select just one freebie between the two; decisions, decisions.  

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Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

This year, you can earn 1,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points for Southwest Airlines if you use TurboTax to file your taxes by the May 17, 2021 deadline. Just in time for newly reopened summer travel.

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Boston Market
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Boston Market

Customers have enjoyed Tax Day specials for several years at Boston Market, which has previously offered buy-one-get-one deals and select meals marked at tax-season-inspired prices of $10.40 and $10.99.

Bruegger's Bagels
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Bruegger's Bagels

The Bruegger's Bagels chain has in the past hosted an annual Tax Day bagel bonanza for years now with a $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle that includes 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese. 

Related: Strange But True Tax Laws From All 50 States

White Castle Veggie Sliders
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Farmer Boys
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Farmer Boys

Grab double the breakfast or lunch on Tax Day with two deals from Farmer Boys. Get two double cheeseburgers or two breakfast burritos for just $10.40. Valid May 17 all day.

Kona Ice
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Kona Ice

For years now, Kona Ice has had another name for Tax Day: National Chill Out Day. The shaved-ice-truck franchise has typically offered a freebie to one and all. Keep an eye on the Kona near you for this year's deal.

Sonic SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger
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California Tortilla
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California Tortilla

In past years, diners have celebrated the end of the tax season by munching on free chips and queso (with any purchase) at California Tortilla, if they knew the password, such as "Tortilla" or "Chipping in" when ordering. Stay tuned to see if there will be a password this year.

Related: Why You Might Not Need a Tax Pro

Jimmy John's The J.J. Gargantuan
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Jimmy John's

Enjoy lunch for less. Get $5 dollars off orders of $20 or more at Jimmy John’s sandwich shops. Just use promo code “5OFF20” daily now through June 13 before placing an order online or via the Jimmy John’s App. 

Coors Seltzer

Coors Seltzer

Toast to taxes with a free cold one. When you buy a 12-pack of Coors Seltzer through Tax Day on May 17, the brand will reimburse you for your drinks. Just upload your receipt to and follow the directions to get your write-off.