Brush off the Tax Day Blues with Tax Day Deals

Paying taxes usually ranks right with a visit from the health inspector or your favorite restaurant in town closing its doors. It’s just not fun. Over the past several years, businesses have aimed to take the sting out of the annual dreaded day with various Tax Day freebies and deals.

Some look at the day as an opportunity to increase their brand’s social media following while others aim to build goodwill with their regulars. Regardless of the reason, it’s definitely a better way to look at the dreaded April 15th deadline.

Tax Day Freebies and Deals:

1. Brueggar’s Bagels: Start off your day by lifting your coworker’s spirits with bagels for a crowd. For just $10.40, you get 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.

2. Dunkin’ Donuts: Receive a free turbo shot by presenting the deal from your Android or iPhone Dunkin’ app.

3. Sonic: Slash your drink bill in half all day at Sonic. Soft drinks, slushes, and teas are included.

4. Arby’s: Snack on a free value-sized curly fry from Arby’s by simply printing out a coupon from the Arby’s website.

5. Schlotzkys: Receive a free “Original” sandwich with the purchase of a 32-ounce beverage and chips.

6. Boston Market: Cover dinner for two at Boston Market and leave the cooking for after the chaos. For just $10.40 you get two, half-chicken meals.

7. Chili’s: Bring a friend or kiddo along for this deal. Purchase an entrée and receive a free appetizer or kid’s meal.

8. Papa Murphy’s: Bring home dinner for just $5. Stop by Papa Murphy’s for a $5 pepperoni pizza.

9. Hard Rock Café: If you’re bold enough to sing a song from start to finish, Hard Rock will happily pick up the bill for your entrée.

10. The Melting Pot: Tell the host, “Cheese me, please,” as you walk through the door and score 15% off your bill.

11. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Fill a cup with yogurt and toppings for just $4.15. Be sure to claim your deal on the Orange Leaf Facebook page.

12. Great American Cookies: No purchase or proof of filling is required for this one. Just walk in to your closest Great American Cookies location and claim your free chocolate chip cookie.

Chelsea B. Sanz
Chelsea B. Sanz

Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.

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