Tax Day Freebies: Ease the pain of filing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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It's always hard when you've got to sacrifice your hard-earned cash to The Man on Tax Day.

But take note: some of our favorite stores and restaurants are offering free and cheap spoils to make the day a little less painful.

From massages to fast food freebies, here's what retailers and restaurants will offer on Tax Day:

Baskin Robbins

Valid: Now until April 27

Deal: Treat yourself and someone else to ice cream from Baskin Robbins! Print out or show the online coupon to get BOGO free ice cream cones.

Ben and Jerry's

Valid: April 14

Deal: If you get your taxes filed a day early, celebrate with a free cone from Ben and Jerry's. Stop by any time from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday for the deal.

Bonefish Grill

Valid: Now until April 20

Deal: Show the coupon on your phone or print it out to take $10 off your next Bonefish Grill visit. There is no minimum purchase required.

Boston Market

Valid: April 15

Deal: On Tax Day, you can eat out without breaking the bank. Buy One individual meal and get the second one free. There's no coupon required, but there is a limit of three BOGO offers per person. The deal is valid with any individual meal, whole sandwich, whole sandwich combo, salad bowl, or Market Bowl.

Bruegger's Bagels

Valid: April 11-15

Deal: Celebrate the end of tax season with a 1040 you'll love. Get a Big Bagel Bundle, which is 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40.

Corner Bakery Cafe

Valid: Now until April 19

Deal: Stop by Corner Bakery Cafe for lunch or dinner on Tax Day, and they'll throw in a twisted lemon hand pie or any other sweet treat for free. Just show the online coupon to get the deal.

Great American Cookies

Valid: April 15

Deal: The national gourmet cookie shop is continuing its annual Tax Day freebie tradition by offering a free regular sugar cookie to customers who stop by participating stores on Wednesday. You don't need to show proof of completed taxes, and there's no purchase necessary.

Hard Rock Cafe

Valid: April 15

Deal: On Tax Day, the Hard Rock Cafe is cutting taxpayers a break by allowing them to sing for their supper. Get on stage and sing your favorite song, and you'll get a free Local Legendary Burger.


Valid: April 13-17

Deal: Hydromassage is taking the stress out of tax time by offering free massages all week long. The traveling jet system employed by the HydroMassage bed offers a full body massage, which will hopefully help you leave your worries at the tax office. It is strongly encouraged that you call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Office Depot

Valid: Now until April 25

Deal: To save those precious pennies and rid yourself of that pile of paperwork after the ordeal, you can shred 2 lbs. of documents for free at your local Office Depot or Office Max.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Valid: April 15

Deal: To make the end of tax season a little sweeter, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive discount to their Facebook fans to fill up their cups with froyo (up to 16 ounces) and toppings on 4/15 for $4.15. All froyo enthusiasts are encouraged to "like" Orange Leaf on Facebook and claim the offer when it is posted on April 14.

Pizza Hut

Valid: Submit by April 21

Deal: The National Pizza Return is a form you can fill out and mail in for your chance at dozens of prizes. Two grand prize winners will receive a $50 Pizza Hut gift card. Thirty other first prize winners will get $20 gift cards, while 30 more people will walk away with a $10 gift card. There isn't an e-file option - you must fill out the form by hand and mail it in.


Valid: April 15

Deal: Schlotzsky's is serving up "The Original" sandwich for free in small sizes with the purchase of a 32-ounce drink and a bag of chips.

Sonic Drive-In

Valid: April 15

Deal: Drive in and dine in at Sonic to half price cheeseburgers all day April 15. There's no coupon required.


Valid: Now until May 2

Deal: Take up to 5 lbs of documents to Staples and they will shred them for free. Just show the online coupon to get the deal.


Coupon Good April 13 Through Tax Day