Tax Day is almost here! And while I absolutely love living in the USA, like most Americans I dread tax day every. single. year! While this is a stressful time of year for some people, there are some perks. Quite a few business recognize that this time of year is a little rough and to help us soothe our sorrows, they’ve offered some great freebies! Here are some of the freebies that are available this year!
Freebie: For the third straight year, the fast food chain is offering emotionally- and financially-taxed Americans a delicious freebie on Tax Day. Arby’s is serving up patrons a choice of a free value-sized order of Curly Fries or a small order of Potato Cakes. This is the first year they’re offering Free Potato Cakes, so this is a win for all you potato cake lovers!
Freebie: Last year’s Tax Day fell on April 17, but that doesn’t seem to stop Panda Express from offering its freebie on April 17 of this year, too. On the Wednesday after Tax Day, present this coupon (either printed or via mobile phone) for a free Samurai Surf & Turf entree. My daughter Amina loves Panda Express, so I have a feeling we’ll be heading that way next Wednesday!
Freebie: Feeling bitter about filing? (Paltry return? Writing a check to Uncle Sam?) Then head to your nearest Cinnabon and nab two free Cinnabon Bites. It’ll sweeten up your day without emptying your wallet.
Freebie: Food isn’t the only type of freebie you can get on Tax Day! After poring over every last detail of those tax returns, your mind and body need a rest. Bring this printable coupon to your nearest participating HydroMassage location for a free HydroMassage Experience. If you already have plans on April 15th, (like curling up with a big bowl of ice cream to drown your sorrows) don’t worry — this offer is valid until April 19. I’ve always wanted to try one of these, so this may be the chance I’ve been waiting for!
Freebie: It’s always helpful to keep copies of your tax return. (You’ll need to cough ‘em up if you plan on applying for a mortgage, for example.) Keep the 2012 tax year on file by going to Office Depot and receiving a free black and white copy of your tax return (up to 25 pages, single-sided). Or if you need to dispose of some sensitive information, Office Depot also provides free document shredding (up to 5 lbs.). Offers expire May 1.
I’ll be updating this list as more freebies pop up! If you know of any that I’ve missed, please shoot me an email or leave a comment!