There is an old saying that starts off like this, “There are two things in this life no human being can avoid”.
Not surprisingly, taxes happen to be one of those things. No matter what you do or who you are, you have to report your taxes, file the paperwork that comes along with it, pay the government once they determine you did not pay enough or you are on the flipside of that coin, find out you are getting some money back.
Whatever your peculiar case may be, Tax Day is hardly fun for anyone. We acknowledge that and the fact that the stress of the day can weigh on your energy physically and mentally.
This is why we think it is so smart that several companies in the US each year do their best to give back and provide relief for hard-working taxpayers.
We researched high and low and found some of the best freebies and deals you can take advantage of this year.
Note : Even during our research it was hard to find where some of these companies had all the freebies hidden. Your best bet therefore for finding out the best deals or freebies the last day taxes are due is to :
- Sign up for company e-mail lists/e-Clubs
- Follow their most active social media accounts to get the scoop on all the freebies and deals OR
- Reach out to companies via social media to find out what they have in store as far as specials, deals or freebies go.
** If you know a great deal not listed below, share it in the comments!
The Best Tax Day Freebies
Here are 20 freebies/deals you can enjoy on Tax Day (Tuesday, April 18 2017).
Great American Cookies – Great American Cookies has a sweet treat for you this Tax Day. You get a free regular birthday cake cookie. One per customer at participating locations while supplies last.
Seattle’s Best Coffee – Get a free small freshly brewed coffee from Seattle’s Best Coffee.
Office Depot – Shredding is one of the best ways to get rid of documents that may contain sensitive information. But it can cost money if you don’t own a shredder personally. Thankfully though Office Depot will be offering free shredding for up to 5lbs of paper services April 18-23. Staples also usually has this deal going on.
Cinnabon – You can get 2 free Cinnabon bites from Cinnabon this April 18.
California Tortilla – Free chips and queso, anyone ? Say the secret code “Tax Man” and you will get this freebie.
P.F. Chang’s – PF Chang’s has historically offered 15% any dine-in or take out on Tax Day. Follow their Facebook Page to catch this year’s deal.
Dunkin Donuts – Dunkin Donuts has “Treat Yo’ Self” Tax Day Freebies. Pop into America’s favorite coffee shop and grab a free/discounted treat.
Sonic – Drive through on April 18 and get a single-patty cheeseburger for half off.
HydroMassage – Hydromassage is offering a whole week’s worth of free massages from April 15-22.
McDonald's – McDonald’s has given away free coffees and quarter pounder sandwiches for 18 cents (with the purchase of a quarter pounder at full price) in the past. Check out your local McDonald’s to see what deals and specials that might have for you.
Bruegger’s Bagels – Enjoy authentic New York-style bagels at your local Bruegger’s Bagels this year from April 14 to April 19. Get the Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese) for just $10.40 (cleverly styled afer the “1040” tax form).. Claim your coupon by joining Bruegger’s Bagels email list.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – You will need a coupon but you can get a free large cheese pizza from Chuck E. Cheese’s on April 18.
Chili’s – The Presidente Margarita will be $5 on April 18 all day.
National Parks – Get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Every year the National Park Service waives the entry fee on certain special days. This year, on April 15 and 16 and then again on April 22 and 23 you can enter any of the National Parks absolutely free.
Hard Rock Cafe – On Monday April 18, Hard Rock Cafe is asking you to put your wallet down and pick up a microphone. Sing your favorite song on stage and get a free LegendaryⓇ Burger.
Kona Ice – A small cup of free shaved icy sweetness is all yours.
Denny’s – At Denny’s children eat free from 4-10pm every Tuesday. This year, Tax Day Falls on a Tuesday and so while Denny’s will not be necessarily doing this to give you a “tax break”, it is great to take advantage of in case you are not up for cooking this April 18.
Arby’s – You get 2 Gyros for $6.
Target – Get 18% off all women’s and children’s clothing on April 18 only.
Firehouse Subs – Get a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and a drink (valid April 18-20)
And there you have it. 20 different freebies and deals from companies who want to make sure they reduce your stress this Tax Day.
Are there any other freebies you know of that we did not include here ? Let’s hear them in the comments.