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In case you haven’t already heard, Tax Day is April 18 this year, not April 15, due to a little-known federal holiday.

Besides the importance of filing your taxes on time, knowing which day is Tax Day can also save you big bucks!

Many retailers and restaurants are planning promotions and freebies this Tax Day to help relieve some of the stress around what is perhaps Americans’ least favorite day of the year.

So here’s how you can celebrate finishing your taxes!

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Boston Market: The Half-Chicken Individual Meal with two sides, cornbread, regular fountain drink, and a cookie will be just $10.40 on April 18.

Bruegger’s Bagels: On tax day, you can get 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for just $10.40, saving you $3.50!

Buca di Beppo: Receive 18% off your purchase with this coupon through April 18.

California Tortilla: The word on the street is that you can receive free chips and queso with any purchase at California Tortilla by mentioning the secret password: Tax Man.

Chili’s: Participating Chili’s will be offering $5 Presidente Margaritas on Tax Day.

Great American Cookies: Get a free chocolate chip cookie on April 18. No purchase necessary!

Hard Rock Cafe: Sing your favorite song on stage at any Hard Rock Cafe and receive a free Legendary® Burger.

Kona Ice: According to QSR Magazine, Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses nationwide handing out free cups of tropical shaved ice.

Logan’s Roadhouse: Subscribe to the email club and get an offer good for a free appetizer when you buy any adult entree, through April 24.

McDonald’s: Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder at regular price and get another of the same sandwich for a penny!

Noodles & Company: Buy any entrée and get a kids’ meal for free, or order online and receive $4 off $10 orders with coupon code “TAXDAY”.

Sonny’s BBQ: For dine in or take out, Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib Dinners are 50% off.

Schlotzsky’s: Buy any 32-oz. drink and a bag of chips, and you’ll receive The Original Sandwich for free!

Tony Roma’s: Sign up for the email list and receive a free desert on Tax Day.

World of Beer: Receive $5 off your check on April 18.


Office Depot and Office MaxPrint this coupon and receive get 5 lbs. of free bulk shredding through April 23.

Staples: Not to be outdone, on Tax Day at Staples you can shred up to 5 lbs. of documents for free.

Other deals

HydroMassage: Enjoy a free HydroMassage at a Planet Fitness or other location near you April 18-22.

National Parks: Though not necessarily for Tax Day, during National Park Week April 16-24, you can receive free admission to any national park.

At least on Tax Day, you can spend significantly less on going out to eat than you otherwise would, plus enjoy some free perks!

Joel Larsgaard and Charis Brown, |