10 Tax Day Freebies & Discounts That Are Worth Checking Out

By: Joe Hyer

April 18, 2017

It is Tax Day. Hopefully, you’re celebrating by receiving a nice refund check from the IRS. Unfortunately,  many of us won't be lucky enough to receive a check today. So there will be a lot of sadness as we mail our payments off to the IRS tonight. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? 

So many retailers are offering freebies and other deals today to help ease the pain of that tax burden. After all, there is something nice about being able to drown your sorrows with some free food, right? We've rounded up a list of 10 freebies that are being offered today by retailers across the country. 


Arby’s: Get free curly fries on April 18 with no purchase required.  Check with your local Arby’s because this deal is only available at certain locations.  

Bertucci’s: How about a tax day lunch deal? Small pizzas will cost just $4.18 for lunch today (April 18). Can’t make it for lunch? They’re offering cheese, margherita and pepperoni pizzas for just $10.40 each for tonight’s dinner. 

Boston Market: Get a half-chicken individual meal with two sides with a regular fountain drink, cornbread and a cookie for $10.40. Get it? 1040. 

Chili’s: Stressed about taxes? Chili’s is offering a deal on margaritas all day. Get a pineapple and blueberry margarita for just $6 on April 18.

Firehouse Subs: They’ll give you a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and a drink. This promotion runs today (April 18) through Wednesday (April 20). 

McDonald’s: The fast-food chain is offering customers a variety of deals (free fries, discounted prices, etc) today. The offer will vary from franchise to franchise.

Schlotzsky’s: Get a free small "The Original" sandwich on Tuesday (April 18) when you purchase chips and a medium drink.

Sonic Drive-In: They are giving away half-price cheeseburgers today. The deal may vary by location, however. 


Planet Fitness: From April 15 through April 22, get a free HydroMassage at any Planet Fitness location. Coupons for the free HydroMassage are available on their website. 

JetBlue: JetBlue is awarding 1,000 free one-way tickets to lucky winners who owe money on their taxes. Just enter some personal information here and you could win a free ticket.