All the places you can score Tax Day freebies right now

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Vulture FestivalTax Day means free food.
  • Tax Day is April 17 this year, the deadline to file your tax return.
  • Restaurant chains such as Hardee’s, Applebee’s, Boston Market, and Hard Rock Cafe are offering promotions to celebrate the end of tax season.
  • A free massage is also available on Tax Day, as is free paper shredding.

Tax season comes to a close Tuesday – albeit a couple of days later than usual.

Paying taxes can feel like a big burden, but many restaurants and stores have promotions to take the sting away.

From free snacks to discounted products, shopping on Tax Day may help take your mind off the big annual payment you just submitted – or help you save more of your tax refund.

From Hardee’s to Cinnabon, check out where you can get free stuff right now to celebrate Tax Day this year. As always, check to make sure your local stores are participating locations and you are eligible for the rewards.

Now, go enjoy some of these well-deserved Tax Day freebies and discounts:


What: Free sausage biscuit.

When: April 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

How: Say the password “made from scratch” when ordering.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

What: One free large cheese pizza.

When: April 17-19.

How: Purchasing any large pizza.



What: Two free Cinnabon bites.

When: April 17.

Great American Cookies

What: One free cookies-and-cream cookie.

When: April 17.

Hungry Howie’s

What: $US0.15 one-topping medium pizza, with purchase of one-topping large pizza.

When: April 14-17.

How: Order online for carry-out using code “18TAXDAY.”

Boston Market

What: $US10.40 Tax Day Meal Special – a half-chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread, and a regular fountain beverage.

When: April 17.

How: Order the Tax Day Meal Special.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

What: A free sandwich.

When: April 17.

How: Download the Potbelly app and sign up for Potbelly Perks; app users already enrolled in Potbelly Perks will receive BOGO sandwich.

Bruegger’s Bagels


What: $US10.40 Big Bagel Bundle – 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.

When: April 11-17.

How: Order through the website.


What: $US5 Cherry BlossomsMargarita.

When: All of April.


What: $US1 margaritas (“Dollaritas“).

When: All of April.


Hollis Johnson

What: One free kid’s meal.

When: April 14-17.

How: An adult purchase of $US10 or more.

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

What: A free HydroMassage.

When: April 14-21.

How: Bring in the coupon, which will be available April 14.

OfficeMax/Office Depot

What: Five pounds of free shredding.

When: Now through April 23.

How: Bring in this coupon.


What: A free small original sandwich.

When: April 17.

How: Purchase chips and a medium drink.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice

What: Free shaved ice.

When: April 17.

Hard Rock Cafe

What: A free burger.

When: April 17.

How: Sing a song on the café stage.

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Read more before filing your tax return this year:

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