Yes, most people dread Tax Day, but April 17 doesn’t have to be all bad. Just because you’ve been shelling out a bunch of money to Uncle Sam, that doesn’t mean you have to sit inside and eat boxed mac and cheese for weeks. If you’re looking for ways to save a little bit of money on April 17, visit one of these restaurants for free food or a discounted meal.
Participating restaurants (all of the freestanding locations not in malls) nationwide will offer a $10.40 Tax Day Special which includes a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain drink, while supplies last.
Visit this bagel bakery from April 11-17 to purchase a Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels of your choice and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40 with a downloadable coupon.
Wash away all your tax day sorrows with a $5 Cuervo Blue Margarita, made with silver tequila, blue Curacao and pineapple juice.
Chuck E. Cheese
From Tuesday 4/17-Thursday 4/19, the children’s restaurant and playhouse will offer a free large cheese pizza with the purchase of any large regular-priced pizza. See, your family can still have some fun once the taxes are in.
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Download this coupon and take your friends to the sub chain. Order between Tuesday 4/17-Thursday 4/19, and receive a free medium sub with the purchase of any medium or large sub, chips, and a drink.
Great American Cookie Company
The bakery wants to “share the fun of cookies” during such a gloomy time. Visit any of the participating stores on Tax Day and receive a free limited-edition cookies and cream cookie.
The fast food chain is offering customers a free sausage biscuit between 7a.m. and 10 a.m. with the password “Made From Scratch.”
The wing joint is offering a free kid’s meal with a purchase of $10 or more from an adult at participating locations nationwide between April 14 and 17.
Hot Dog On A Stick
Stick it to the man by eating for free. Visit the fast-food chain for a free original turkey dog or veggie dog on Tax Day.
Because “there is no taxation without relaxation,” the shaved ice company has re-named Tax Day as National Chill Out Day. They’ll be passing out free shaved ice from their trucks on April 17.
Noodles & Company
Too busy to sit down and eat in? Noodles is running it’s annual “File Online, Order Online” promotion from April 11-18, where you can use the code “TAXDAY18” on any online order to receive $4 off any $10 purchase.
Quiznos is offering a 10.40 percent deduction off any purchase including catering, on April 17 to Toasty Points loyalty app members. Not a Toasty Points member yet? Download the app and sign up to be eligible for the discount and receive a free 4-inch sub when you download it.
The fast-food sandwich chain is offering a free small original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a medium drink.
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America’s drive-in is back with their Tax Day deal. Take the whole family, or just stop in yourself for half-priced cheeseburgers all day.
Don’t give up on the IRS just yet. As part of their Irresistible Rib Special, this BBQ chain is offering half-priced Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribbed dinners with two sidekicks and homemade bread.
Kick away your tax day blues. Visit the chain from April 14 through April 17 and receive a free Kickin’ Shrimp appetizer with the purchase of an entrée.