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12 terrific deals and freebies for Tax Day 2016

You can find discounted deals all day at several restaurants across the country.

You can find discounted deals all day at several restaurants across the country.  (Outback Steakhouse/iStock)

Tax day may have come a little later this year, but if you didn’t get a refund today, chances are you may be looking to save some extra dough any way you can.

No one likes parting with their hard earned cash, but April 18 has a few good things going for it. Companies across the country are offering Tax Day deals, sales, promotions and even a few freebies to lighten the burden.

And if you’re looking to make the most out of your refund, we’ve got something here for you, too.


Get two Arby’s Gyros for $6 until the end of the April. 

Boston Market

In honor of Tax Day, Boston Market will offer a half chicken Individual Meal with two sides and cornbread, plus a regular beverage and a cookie for just $10.40 on April 18 only. Only 1040? How clever. Offer valid only at participating restaurants.

Buca di Beppo

Craving a little Italian? Save 18 percent off your meal at Buca di Beppo through April 18 when you use their Tax Day coupon available online.


Happy hour on Tax Day will be a little bit happier at participating Chili's restaurants. The chain is offering offering $5 Presidente Margaritas to take the edge off dealing with Uncle Sam.

Coffee deals

Need some energy after dealing with the IRS? Participating McDonald's in Arizona, Vermont, Colorado and Wyoming are offering tired taxpayers a free small coffee today. Prefer to perk up at home? Caribou Coffee is offering free shipping of orders over $50 online.

Great American Cookie

Stop by a participating Great American Cookie location on April 18 and you’ll be treated to a free sugar cookie. No purchase is necessary but unlike Ben & Jerry’s free cone giveaway, there is a limit of one cookie per customer.

Hard Rock Café

Get a free Local Legendary Burger at participating restaurant locations—but only if you get onstage and sing for it.  Not willing to belt out a tune for some free grub? The burger is regularly $17.95.


Mickey D's is offering Tax Day deals on a location-by-location basis, so the offer may wary. In the past, participating locations offered a rock-bottom burger deal-- buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder at the regular price, get a second sandwich for just a few cents.   

Outback Steakhouse

Diners at participating locations of the Aussie-themed chain can take 15 percent off  the check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity) through April 18. Valid at lunch or dinner for curbside take-away or those dining in. You’ll need a coupon for the offer, so check Outback’s website.

Red Robin

This is a Tuesday special. On April 19, get a Ramen burger and bottomless fries for just $0.22 if you’re one of the first 22 students in the door with a valid student ID. Everyone else gets to enjoy a $2.22 discount. No coupon required.


Schlotzsky’s knows that #TaxDayBites so the sandwich shop will be giving away free “Original” subs today. To snap up the deal, customers need to buy a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips on April 18.

Tony Roma's

End your Tax Day with something sweet. The steakhouse is offering taxpayers a free coupon for a slice of its Red Velvet Cake on April 18. The offer is valid through April 29.

Don’t see anything you like? Call your favorite local restaurant or retailer to check out any specials being offered up today.