Tax Day Freebies and Deals

31 Tax Day Freebies and Deals to Look For This Year

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals

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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 — Monday, April 15, this year. Celebrate sending in those pesky tax forms with these discounts and freebies. Some deals are still being announced and most offers are valid only at participating locations, so be sure to contact your local store or restaurant.

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From 7 a.m.-10 a.m. on Monday, April 15, participating Hardee's will be giving away one free sausage and biscuit to visitors. Just mention "Made from Scratch" to receive your freebie.

Bite Squad

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If you're too busy finishing up some last minute tax business to go out for lunch, have food delivered to your door with the Bite Squad and Waitr delivery apps. They're offering free delivery on orders of $20+ on April 15.  Enter the code "TAXDAY19" at checkout. 

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farmer boys

Treat a friend to breakfast or lunch on Tax Day with two deals from Farmer Boys. Grab two double cheeseburgers or two breakfast burritos for just $10.40. No coupon required, but be sure to check participating locations. Valid April 15 only.

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Office Depot
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office depot / office max

Safely dispose of all the sensitive documents that accumulate at tax time with 5 free pounds of document shredding at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Print a coupon for this offer, which is valid through April 27.

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While perhaps not specifically Tax Day related, Applebee's has brought back its Strawberry "DOLLARITA" for the entire month of April. Served with a Twizzler for straw and costing only $1, this refreshing drink is the perfect way to toast your hard work. Valid at participating locations. 

Chili's Tax Day Margarita
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chili's grill & bar

Say goodbye to tax season with a refreshing $5 Straw-Eddy Margarita made with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka and Lunazul Blanco Tequila from Chili's Grill & Bar. Valid throughout the month of April.



BurgerFi will mark Tax Day (4/15) with $4.15 BurgerFi double cheeseburgers for customers who download the BurgerFi app. The offer is valid only in the app.



The travel site Orbitz is offering travelers a loyalty program bonus equivalent to taxes and fees they pay when they book travel on April 15. Customers will receive “Orbucks,” travel dollars equal to $1, for taxes and fees charged at checkout, which can amount to 25 percent of the purchase price depending on the destination.

Corner Bakery Cafe
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corner bakery cafe

For the popular Tax Day price of $10.40, customers can snag two entrees at Corner Bakery Cafe from April 15 to April 17.

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lenny & larry’s / h&r block

Until April 15, customers filing their taxes at participating H&R Block locations in Los Angeles and New York City can enjoy the new Complete Crunchy Cookies from Lenny & Larry’s, while supplies last.

Great American Cookies

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Great American Cookies has been sweetening Tax Day for a few years now. On April 15, all customers who stop by participating stores get a free Original Chocolate Chip cookie (so long as the shop has them on hand) — no purchase necessary.

Hot Dog on a Stick

hot dog on a stick

Let's face it, eating food on a stick is just more fun. Hot Dog on a Stick is giving away one free Original Turkey or Veggie Dog on April 15, no purchase or coupon necessary. Valid at participating locations.

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Kona Ice

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For years now, Kona Ice has had another name for Tax Day: National Chill Out Day. The shaved-ice-truck franchise has offered a freebie to one and all. Kona’s motto: No taxation without relaxation.

Sonic Drive-In

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Drive-in fans should keep Sonic in mind this April 15. The national chain has had a tradition of offering half-price cheeseburgers all day on Tax Day.



HydroMassage and Planet Fitness have teamed up to be a perennial source of stress relief at tax time with the offer of free massages. Visit the HydroMassage site to print a coupon and find a participating location. The offer is valid through April 20. Taxpayers are able to bank on a little extra relaxation with an offer that lasts an entire week.



Schlotzsky's is again 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.

Boston Market

boston market

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

Bruegger's Bagels

bruegger's bagels

The Bruegger's Bagels chain has hosted an annual Tax Day bagel bonanza for years now with a $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle that includes 13 bagels of your choice and two tubs of cream cheese. Typically the offer is available for several days, so check today.



New members can download the "Toasty Points" loyalty app and get a free 4" sub sandwich with purchase. Last year, new and existing members got 10.40 percent off any purchase, including catering orders.

California Tortilla

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. Word has it "1040" is what you need to say this year. The chain has locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.



What's a better way to say goodbye to tax season than with all-you-can-eat pizza? This year, participating Cicis locations welcome diners with this Tax Day discount: an adult pizza buffet for only $4.15. That’s a lot of pizza for little coin. A Cicis coupon is all guests need.

Sonny's BBQ

sonny's bbq

A Florida-based chain with locations in the South, Sonny's BBQ has had its own IRS: irresistible ribs special. This year, customers can again enjoy half-price St. Louis rib dinners on Tax Day.

Tony Roma's

tony roma's

Spice up the monotony of tax season by heading over to Tony Roma's steakhouse, which has a history of Tax Day specials. Last year, diners enjoyed a free order of Kickin' Shrimp, and the year before that, coupons for free desserts were on offer.

Firehouse Subs
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firehouse subs

If you got hosed by taxes this year, Firehouse Subs may help come to the rescue. This year it is again offering a free medium sub with purchase of full-price medium or large sub, chips, and a drink — if diners present a coupon.

Chuck E. Cheese's

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This mecca of kid-focused fun will take any grown-up’s mind off taxes. Last year and the year before, Chuck E. Cheese’s offered a free large cheese pizza for every large pizza purchased.

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Hooters might not be the first restaurant that comes to mind for family dining, but for the past couple years, the national chain known for busty waitresses has offered one free kids meal with the purchase of $10 or more on tax weekend, so check this out soon. 

Related: Kids Eat Free Deals: 50 Restaurants Food Deals for Children

PF Chang's

pf chang's

For several years, PF Chang's has offered a Tax Day discount. In 2017, it was 20 percent, and in 2018 it was 15 percent off takeout orders with the special promo code "TAXDAY."

Captain D's

captain d's

If all that tax-prep angling left you with a net gain, keep Captain D’s in mind. Last year, seafood fans took advantage of Captain D's Tax Day deal announced on April 13: six pieces of Batter Dipped Fish, one family side, and six Hush Puppies all for $10.40.