The stress and defeat associated with Tax Day can leave many of us with a bad taste in our mouths. Perhaps that’s why so many restaurants offer tasty deals and freebies: to help us forget our troubles and bury our heads in a plate of something yummy. While not as plentiful, some retailers are also offering relief in the form of discounts and giveaways.
In addition to these national offers, local restaurants and shops may be offering tax day discounts and freebies, so check your local newspaper’s website for a list of more deals. Plus, we’ll be updating this list as more offers become available, so come back soon!
1. Ace Hardware
After being cooped up in your house filling out endless forms, you likely want to get outside. Use this coupon to save $10 off $40 worth of regular-priced merchandise online or in-store at Ace Hardware.
Feeling lifeless after filing your taxes? Arby's wants to perk you up with a free order of Jalapeno Hush Puppies at select locations in OK, AR, KS, MO, IL (Greater STL area), CO, ID and WY. Get the coupon here.
3. Bonefish Grill
Enjoy $10 off your next meal with Bonefish Grill through April 20 when you present this coupon on your phone or in printable form.
4. Boston Market
Buy one individual meal and get one of equal or lesser value free on April 15.
Enjoy a Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 through April 15.
6. California Tortilla
With locations in the northeast, California Tortilla is offering free chips and queso (or salsa) on April 15 when you say “Taxes Schmaxes” at checkout. The less enthusiasm, the better!
Bury your tax sorrows in a bowl of pasta and use this coupon to save 15% off your meal through April 29.
8. ESquared Hospitality Restaurants
Need a drink? Enjoy half-off all alcoholic beverages on April 15 at a dozen participating locations of BLT Steak and BLT Prime restaurants.
9. Fashion Project
For every three designer clothing items, accessories and shoes you donate, you’ll receive a free $10.40 gift card to the Fashion Project. You can also select a charity to which the proceeds of your items will be provided, and receive a tax receipt for next year’s deductions.
10. Great American Cookies
Enjoy a free sugar cookie when you stop by participating locations of Great American Cookies on April 15.
11. Hard Rock Cafe
If you’re not feeling humiliated enough on April 15, head over to participating locations of Hard Rock Cafe and “sing for your supper.” Sharing your vocal stylings with patrons will score you a free burger.
Hooters wants you to #EndTheIRS on Tax Day by offering an all-you-can-eat wings deal at select locations. The offer is valid for April 15 only.
Through April 17, enjoy a free HydroMassage at participating locations. Print the coupon and call your nearest location to schedule a massage (no appointment necessary at Planet Fitness locations).
14. Joe's Crab Shack
After a long wait at the post office, you could really go for some seafood, couldn't you? Joe's Crab Shack is offering a coupon for $10 off your $60 purchase through April 17.
Get free shipping plus 15% off most pods through April 19 with code APRIL15.
16. Kona Ice
Chill out, brudda! Kona Ice is declaring April 15 “National Chill Out Day” and parking trucks at businesses, post offices and tax prep centers across the country to hand out free leis and free cups of shaved ice.
Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese, get one of these same for just a penny on April 15.
18. noPa Kitchen + Bar
Find yourself in our nation’s capital on Tax Day? Head over to noPa Kitchen + Bar for an extended happy hour and signature Tax Day beverage. You can also enjoy an entree and glass of beer or wine for just $15.
19. Office Depot
Print the coupon to shred two pounds of documents for free through April 25, or while supplies last.
20. Orange Leaf
If you’re a fan of the froyo chain’s goods, “like” them on Facebook on April 14 and print the coupon offering up to 16 oz. of froyo and toppings on April 15 for just $4.15. Orange Leaf has over 300 locations.
21. Outback Steakhouse
Craving shrimp from the barbie? Use this coupon to save 15% off your entire check through April 19 at Outback Steakhouse.
22. Papa Murphy's
Enjoy another kind of 1040 from Papa Murphy's today! Present this coupon to get a one-topping Fresh Pan Pizza plus one Faves Pizza for just $10.40.
Mouth feel a little dry after filing your taxes? Purchase a 32 oz. fountain drink and chips from Schlotzky’s on April 15 and get a free The Original small sandwich with coupon.
Select locations of Sonic Drive-In restaurants are offering their own returns on Tax Day with half-price cheeseburgers all day. Check with your local restaurant for deals and participation.
25. Sonny’s BBQ
At Sonny’s BBQ, IRS stands for something else: Irresistible Ribs Special. Get yours for half price on April 15 at participating locations.