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Tax Day Freebies

by frugalista on April 15, 2013

Tax Day is here. Time for cheer! No? I’m just trying to spread the good word about tax day freebies on this national holiday. Uncle Sam says these are the perks you get for paying taxes in America — freebies! :)

Here are some Tax Day freebies, compiled by our friends at


Freebie: For the third straight year, the fast food chain is offering emotionally- and financially-taxed Americans a delicious freebie on Tax Day. Arby’s is serving up patrons a choice of a free value-sized order of Curly Fries or a small order of Potato Cakes via this printable coupon. Not only is it a nice treat, it’s also a great way to save some dough on lunch or dinner.

Panda Express

Freebie: Last year’s Tax Day fell on April 17, but that doesn’t seem to stop Panda Express from offering its freebie on April 17 of this year, too. On the Wednesday after Tax Day, present this coupon (either printed or via mobile phone) for a free Samurai Surf & Turf entree. Try this brand new meal without having to dish out any cash.


Freebie: Feeling bitter about filing? (Paltry return? Writing a check to Uncle Sam?) Then head to your nearest Cinnabon and nab two Cinnabon Bites for free. It’ll sweeten up your day without emptying your wallet.


Freebie: Food isn’t the only type of freebie you can get on Tax Day! After poring over every last detail of those tax returns, your mind and body need a rest. Bring this printable coupon to your nearest participating HydroMassage location for a free HydroMassage Experience. If you already have plans to go to the bar after work on April 15 (understandably), don’t worry — this offer is valid until April 19.

Office Depot

Freebie: It’s always helpful to keep copies of your tax return. (You’ll need to cough ’em up if you plan on applying for a mortgage, for example.) Keep the 2012 tax year on file by going to Office Depot and receiving a free black and white copy of your tax return (up to 25 pages, single-sided). Or if you need to dispose of some sensitive information, Office Depot also provides free document shredding (up to 5 lbs.). Offers expire May 1.

Updated: Other Great Freebies for Tax Day (or Otherwise)

Schlotzsky’s: The Original small sandwich for free with the purchase of a 32-oz. drink and chips (4/15 only)
7-Eleven: Medium Slurpee for free when you text “Slurp7” to “711711” (ends 4/30)
The Melting Pot: Buy one portion of cheese fondue, get a second one for free (ends 4/11)
Subway: Buy one 6″ sandwich before 9 am, get a second one for free (ends 4/30)
Chili’s: Free appetizer or dessert when you “like” its Facebook page (ends 4/15)
AMC Theaters: Free small popcorn (4/12 to 4/15)
Great American Cookies: Free birthday cake cookie (4/15 only)
Pinkberry: Free Pinkberrygreek yogurt from 11 am to 2 pm every Wednesday (ends 4/24)
Blimpie: Buy one 6″ sub and 22-oz. drink, get one 6″ sub free with a Facebook “like” (ends 4/30)
California Tortilla: Free chips and queso with purchase when you mention”1040″ (4/15 only)
Krispy Kreme: Free glazed doughnut with any regular-priced milk (ends 4/21)

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