13 Best Tax Day Sales, Deals and Freebies

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10 Best Tax Day Sales, Deals and Freebies

Tax Day often inspires dread and disdain, but this year April 18 also carries deals and discounts.

Liven up your Tax Day with these sales, specials and freebies that promise to lighten the annual hit to your pocketbook. Or, if you’re expecting a refund, consider these a bonus.

  • Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt: On April 17-18, accountants can get “The CPA” smoothie free (a frostie with strawberries, bananas and Red Bull Yellow Edition) at participating locations when they present a valid CPA license.
  • Bob Evans: On April 18, get 30% off your entire dine-in or carry-out order when you show this coupon at the restaurant’s participating locations.
  • Bruegger’s Bagels: Sign up on the bagel joint’s website to claim the special Tax Day $10.40 big bagel bundle.
  • Chili’s: On April 18, get a Presidente Margarita for $5. No coupon required; just ask your server for the deal.
  • Designer Living: Through April 16, get 25% off sitewide with coupon code TAX25. Some exclusions apply.
  • Hard Rock Cafe: “Sing for your supper” on April 18. Sing your favorite song on stage at a participating location and get a free Legendary Burger.
  • Orchard Supply Hardware: In-store and online through April 18, let the store pay the sales tax.
  • Outback: Get 15% off your entire check through Tax Day. Register for the restaurant’s email list or app to receive a coupon for this deal.
  • Royal Caribbean: Through April 18, book travel free of taxes and fees on round-trip Mediterranean sailings, sailings six nights or more to the Bahamas or sailings six nights or more to the Caribbean. Offer is valid for travel May 15, 2016, through March 31, 2017.
  • Schlotzsky’s: On Tax Day, buy a 32-ounce drink and a bag of chips to get a free small Original sandwich.
  • Sonic: Enjoy half-off cheeseburgers on April 18.
  • Staples: On April 18, shred 5 pounds of paper for free.
  • Travelocity: Take $100 off select vacation packages ($1,040 minimum, four-plus nights) with code TAX1040; offer is valid April 15-19 for travel between April 15 and Sept. 30, 2016. Get $75 off selected hotels ($450 minimum) with code 75TAXDAY; valid April 15-19 for travel between April 15 and Aug. 31, 2016.

While Tax Day is on April 18 this year, note that some of these deals are available sooner than that. Check each business for specific promotion details and exclusions.

And keep checking back — we’ll update this post with new deals and freebies as they’re announced.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.