Tax Day, April 15, is finally arriving.
That means millions of American taxpayers will be letting out signs of relief, or celebrating with a beer or glass of wine, to mark the fact that their taxes are finally complete.
Now some even better news: for 2014, a number of stores and restaurants are helping mark the day with a number of freebies, great deals, and BOGO offers.
HydroMassage -- What sounds better than a massage after you've been wrestling with the IRS? Click the link here to print out your coupon and find a location but the website says you should call the business in advance to make sure they'll honor the deal because it's up to each owner. (All Planet Fitness locations are open.)
What can be better than free food to celebrate the end of tax season?
Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free meal but... you'll have to "sing for your supper" if you want that deal. That's from 5-7 p.m. and you can choose from a list of 8 different songs. (Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.)
Arby's is offering free snack-sized curly fries Tuesday if you bring in a coupon from Facebook or Arby's website, that will become available late Monday April 14. CLICK HERE for coupon (it was not live yet as of 9 a.m. Monday).
Schlotzsky's Deli is offering a free original sandwich if you purchase a drink and bag of chips (OK, not free, but almost).
Great American Cookies is offering one free chocolate chip cookie per visitor. No tax form or coupon required. The hardest part? Finding a Great American Cookie store.
McDonald's BOGO deal: McD's has what could be the most popular tax day offer: Buy one Big Mac, get a second for just 1 cent. Valid at most McDonalds.
Boston Market: BOGO deal: Get 2 chicken meals with sides for $10.40 on April 15th. Get it? $10.40? Now that is knee slapping funny. No coupon required.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion on Monday evening ( not Tuesday) to help keep you awake as you try to make the tax deadline.
Sonic: Half price drinks and Slushes all day Tuesday. Participating restaurants only.
MyCorporation will help you start a business by filing your corporation or LLC for free. Click for details.
Office Depot is offering free shredding, for up to 5 lbs. of paper, if you bring a coupon from their website.
Just one "other deal?" That's kind of lame. I am still searching for some more "other deals." So please check back.
Remember, you must file your taxes or request an extension by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
As always, don't waste your money.
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