• T. Evette Hill

Tax Day Deals (and Freebies)


Tax day has hit us! Was it not just MLK day?!?! But let's focus on the positive, even if you owe the government you can always look forward to the freebies and deals on April 15! Below I have something for every taxpayer! Enjoy....

Food

Applebee’s: The April drink of the month is the Strawberry Dollarita, which is made with tequila, strawberry and margarita mix, served on the rocks with a Twizzlers candy straw. The drink costs $1 at participating locations.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Get half-off lare deep dish or Tavern-Cut Pizzas Monday for dine-in, take-out or delivery. April 15 also kicks off three weeks of free delivery and no service fee on delivery orders through the BJ's website. Learn more at www.bjsrestaurants.com/freedelivery.

Boston Market: The $10.40 Tax Day meal special includes a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain beverage drink, while supplies last. No coupon is needed and the offer is available through Monday at restaurants and for online delivery.

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. 

Chili’s: All month long, get the Straw-Eddy Rita (lemons, strawberries, vodka, tequila) for $5.

Chuck E. Cheese: 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.

Cicis: Adult buffets are $4.15 Tax Day with the purchase of a large drink and a coupon available at http://bit.ly/2CCMH2u.

Cinnabon: Back with its Tax Day Bites promotion, though the specific deals vary by location, so make sure to check what your local offering is.

Corner Bakery Cafe: Get two entrees for $10.40 Monday through Wednesday, in-café only. 

Denny’s: Get $5 off a purchase of $20 or more with this coupon through April 15.

DoorDash: If tax stress makes you want to curl up on the couch, order in. DoorDash is offering $20 off on any order for new customers for the rest of the month.

Dunkin: For Tax Day, DD Perks loyalty members can get a medium hot or iced coffee for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide. Join the program at www.dunkindonuts.com .

ezCater: The online catering marketplace app has a deal for new customers. Weekdays through Wednesday, get $50 off weekday orders with code ezTaxes2019. Sign up at www.ezcater.com .

Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with purchase of a full-price medium or large sub, chips and a drink Monday through Wednesday at participating locations with a coupon that can be printed out or shown on a phone. The coupon will also be posted on the restaurant's social media channels.

Great American Cookies: Visit Great American Cookies on April 15 to get a free chocolate chip cookie.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Get a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10.40 Monday at participating locations. No coupon or app needed. Offer not valid in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

Kona Ice: Kona Ice trucks will be handing out complimentary icy treats all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tax Day because Kona believes “there is no taxation without relaxation.” Kona Ice trucks will be parked at various locations on April 15.

McDonald’s: Participating restaurants in select locations across the country have Tax Day deals Monday. Check with your closest location. There also are various offers on the fast-food chain's mobile app including buy one Big Mac, get one for 50 cents.

Oceanaire: diners can enjoy a half-priced bottle of wine with the order of two entrees. The offer is available all day on April 15. Oceanaire Seafood Room, 13340 Dallas Parkway (in the Westin Galleria), Dallas.

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."

Pizza Hut: Through Monday, get any large two-topping pizza for $5.99 with online carryout orders.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Get a buy-one-get-one free entrée at locations nationwide for Tax Day when you mention that it is Tax Day.

Schlotzsky's: Get a free small original sandwich with purchase of chips and a medium drink Tax Day. This deal is available at all locations and no coupon is needed.

Slim Chickens: The chain has a one-day Tax Day promotion with a $5.99 Chick's Meal, which includes three tenders, two pieces of Texas Toast, a side of your choice and a medium drink. Limit one per person.

Smoothie King: Get $2 off any 20-ounce smoothie Monday through Thursday with Smoothie King's Healthy Rewards app. Learn more at www.smoothieking.com/taxday .

Sonny’s BBQ: The barbecue chain has an IRS – Irresistible Ribs Special – Monday with half-priced Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib dinners, which include two sides and bread.

Sonic Drive-In: 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.

Shredding Services

Office Depot/OfficeMax: Through April 27, get up to five pounds of documents shredded for free with a coupon posted at www.officedepot.com.

Staples: Get free document shredding (up to 1 lb.) through April 21

Retail/Fitness/Beauty

Dermstore: On April 15, Dermstore will debut a special Best of Dermstore professional kit with some of its top-rated products. A $200 value, it will retail for $49.99. Some of the products will include Lancer Skincare Omega Hydrating Oil, Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant and more.

Elizabeth Arden: Use this promo code <SPRING> to get a free seven-piece gift with orders over $50 through April 15.

Kohl’s: Whatever you’ve been meaning to splurge on, use this promo code <CATCH150> to get 15% off purchases over $100. It’s good all April long.

Macy’s: Get 40% off when you buy two or more pairs of women’s shoes by April 15.

Planet Fitness: This Tax Day promotion runs now through April 20. Members and non-members can use available HydroMassage chairs with a coupon at www.hydromassage.com/taxday .

Sephora: Until April 17, snag this freebie: Free Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion trial size with orders over $25. Use this promo code.

Travel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami is offering guests 20% off a future stay (two-night minimum) if they book on April 15.

Hotel Indigo: Hotel Indigo Lower East Side is offering a Tax & Relax package. Book a two-night stay by April 30 and get 10% off all stays through Sept. 4. The package also includes early/late checkout, a complimentary one-category room upgrade and a complimentary $10 daily food and beverage credit. See details .

Hotwire: Use promo code TAXGETAWAY15 when booking on Hotwire.com, and get $15 off $150 Hot Rate hotel deals. This deal is valid April 11 to 16.

Omni Hotels: The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire is offering lift tickets for $17.76 (and a return voucher for next season) on April 15. See details. The Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is offering a Tax Day Love deal — get a certificate for a complimentary night to share with a friend when you book on April 15. The certificate is valid for stays between April 16 and Dec. 22. See details .

Orbitz: Get a refund of the taxes owed for your trip. On April 15, visit this site (will go live on Tax Day) and sign up for Orbitz Rewards (or just log into your account if you have one). Then, book a standalone hotel or vacation package. Orbitz will refund all taxes paid on your trip in the form of Orbucks into your Rewards account within 48 hours. Use these rewards for future travel.

The best money is saved money!!

-Curls n' Cocktails


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