2017 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts


Tax Day this year is Tuesday, April 18, and you know what? It's going to be a good day. Did you know you can get free stuff from a variety of restaurants and other businesses?

Being a Wise Think reader, you'll probably already have filed your return and pocketed that sweet refund months ago anyway. If not, let a free cup of shave ice or massage ease your last-minute, form-filling frenzy.

2017 Tax Day freebies

These companies are treating taxpayers to something gratis on or around Tax Day.

1. California Tortilla

Free chips and queso with any purchase when customers say the password "tax man."

2. Great American Cookies

The chain will continue its tradition of offering a free treat on Tax Day. This year it will be a Birthday Cake cookie.

3. HydroMassage

Free massages all week, from April 15 through April 22, with printable coupon.

4. Kona Ice

For what Kona Ice calls National Chill Out Day, the company's trucks will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers, and businesses nationwide to hand out free cups of tropical shaved ice — and Hawaiian leis to boot.

5. Office Depot

Shred up to five pounds of documents for free until April 29 with printable coupon.

6. Schlotzsky's

Free small Original sandwich with purchase of medium drink and chips.

7. Tony Roma's

Tony Roma's will be "writing off" a signature dessert for guests from April 15 through April 17. Any guest who orders an entrée at a participating Tony Roma's will receive a coupon for a free dessert.

Tax Day deals

In addition to the free offers listed above, a number of businesses are offering special discounts for Tax Day.

1. Chuck E. Cheese's

This kids' utopia promises a tax day deal this year but hasn't disclosed the details yet.

2. Boston Market

Boston Market is offering a $10.40 Tax Day meal special: Half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread, a regular fountain beverage, and a cookie. In-restaurant only, no online orders.

3. Sonic

Half-price cheeseburgers on Tax Day.

4. White Castle

Between April 14 and April 18, Harold and Kumar's favorite restaurant will give customers 15 percent off all in-store orders.

5. Noodles & Co.

If you filed your taxes digitally, you can get $4 off any $10 order placed online using the code TAXDAY17 at checkout. The promotion runs from April 12 through April 18.

6. Bruegger's Bagels

From April 12 through April 19, Bruegger's will be offering a Big Bagel Bundle (baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40. Stay tuned to their website for a printable coupon

7. Chili's

Participating Chili's will be offering $6 blueberry and pineapple margaritas all day on April 18.

Past offers we may see this year

These companies have offered tax day deals before, but haven't yet announced what they'll do this year. Keep an eye on their websites and social media feeds!

1. Hard Rock Cafe

The Sing for Your Supper promo offered a free burger to anyone with the courage to sing on stage.

2. Staples

Like Office Depot, this chain usually shreds up to five pounds of documents free this time of year.

3. Arby's

The fast food chain has previously offered free curly fries on Tax Day.

4. AMC Theaters

Sometimes these guys give you a free small popcorn on Tax Day.

5. Cinnabon

Cinnabon has previously offered two free Classic Bites on Tax Day.

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Guest's picture

Isn't there free small coffee from McDonald's too?