To help ease the burden of Tax Day, many businesses offer freebies and deals to their loyal customers. Check out the offers for this year’s Tax Day Deals and Steals. A big thank you to Mary from Mission to Save for compiling this list for us.
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Tax Day Deals and Steals for 2019!
Boston Market Tax Day Deal– From Wednesday, April 10 – Monday, April 15, any guest who dines in-restaurant can purchase a $10.40 Tax Day Meal Special, which includes a Half Chicken Individual Meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain beverage (while supplies last) at 450+ locations nationwide. Additionally, now through Tax Day (Monday, April 15), guests can enjoy $10.40 off any catering order of $100 or more (to help keep our accounting departments and tax professionals well fed this season!).
California Tortilla– On Tax Day, all customers can score free chips and queso by saying “1040” at checkout. (at participating locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C.)
Great American Cookies Tax Day Freebie -Free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie on Monday, April 15th at participating locations! No purchase or coupon necessary.
Firehouse Subs– Free Medium Sub with purchase of medium or large sub chips and a drink (use coupon or order code) 4/15 -4/17
Potbelly Sandwich Shop– BOGO, buy-one-get-one-free entrees, including subs, soups, and salads. Just mention “Tax Day” to redeem the deal at checkout on April 15.
Schlotsky’s Tax Day Freebie– FREE small Original Sandwich with purchase of 32oz Fountain Drink and chips all day on April 15th.
Hot Dog on A Stick– Receive one FREE Turkey or Veggie Dog on Tues April 15.
Kona Ice-Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses nationwide to hand out free cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by. You can find the Kona Ice truck in their community by tweeting their zip code to @KonaIce. Here is a sample tweet for readers to use: “Hey @KonaIce! Where can I find the Kona truck on #TaxDay? My zip code is _____.” (Thanks Chaos is Bliss!)
Here are a few more that I found from WWAY.
You don’t need to leave the couch for this deal. Get $7 off your first AmazonRestaurants order with code EAT7.
Get the Big Bagel Bundle (13 New York–style bagels with two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40 at Bruegger’s.
Stay on the couch and get food delivered. DoorDash is offering $20 off on any order for new customers through April.
Celebrate Tax Day with one free sausage biscuit from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at participating locations. To get this deal, you need to say, “Made from scratch.”
New customers get a $25 Seamless credit through April.
Download the Smoothie King’s Healthy Rewards app, and score $2 off any 20-ounce.
Participating Hardee’s will allow taxpayers one free sausage biscuit from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. You just have to say “made from scratch” to receive the giveaway.
Applebee’s $1 deal on Strawberry Dollaritas with Twizzlers is back for Tax Day and all of April.
Participating Red Lobster locations are offering 10% off any to-go order now through April 21 using the code LOBSTER65.
Retail Specific Tax Day Deals
Entertainment Tax Day Sale– All Books are only $10.40 + Free Shipping! (Valid thru 4/17/19, 9 am.)
Planet Fitness and HydroMassage– From Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 20, members and non-members alike can use available HydroMassage chairs for some well-deserved (and free!) relaxation at any of the 1,700+ Planet Fitness locations nationwide. De-stressers need only bring in a coupon available on PlanetFitness.com (starting April 11) before relaxing their cares away.
Tax Season – 7 Smart Ways to Get the Most From Your Tax Refund
Tax season. It’s that wonderful time of year when we pay another person to tell us how much of our money we will then have to pay out in taxes. It’s like a reverse Christmas. I’m not a fan, and I know you’re not either. There IS a silver lining, however. Tax season usually means a tax refund and there are some smart ways to get the most from your tax refund and get ahead.
Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
There are several smart ways to get the most from your tax refund. Tax refunds can be used for everything from getting ahead on bills to taking a trip. Here are a few of my picks for making the most of your refund this tax season.
1.) Savings: If you’re all set with the rest of your finances, a great way to use your tax refund is putting it into savings. It’s like having mad money for your future security. When that refund check comes in this tax season, just deposit straight into your savings account or investment account. Out of sight and out of mind. We all should have at least 6 months of living expenses saved.
2.) Bills: If you’re behind on your bills or if you have a large expense coming in the near future, why not use your tax refund to knock it out immediately? Instead of worrying about the bills you have or the bill that’s coming, just use your tax refund to solve the problem in one fell swoop. Think of the interest you will save.
3.) College Fund: Start or add to a college fund. Trust me on this one. My daughter just finished her master’s degree and the applications, test prep and books are enough to make you cry. Nevermind the tuition. Save, save, save, and start early!
4.) Home Renovation: Home renovation is another great way to find the silver lining in tax season. That refund will make an excellent down payment for renovating or repairing portions of your home that have been neglected.
5.) Your Health: Money spent on taking care of your health is money well spent. Have you been putting off out of pocket costs for health care or dental care? Too busy to go to the gym? Think about spending your tax refund on something that will help your health. C’mon now, being sick is expensive!
6.) Vacation: Maybe you’re all caught up on your bills, and your savings is moving right along. In that case, why not use your refund for a nice family vacation. I can’t think of a better silver lining to tax season than a nice trip with the family. It’s a great way to really bond together and make a memory.
7.) Buy a Reliable Car: If your car has just about had it, and you have spent too much money keeping it running, consider using your tax refund to get another one. Find a reliable used car and have it checked out by a mechanic right away. Last year, we bought a hybrid car (Ford C-Max Energi) which we love and we got a tax credit too. I love the savings on gas and the reliability. We had two old cars and one of them was always in the shop. Although I dislike having a car payment, the gas savings and the lack of repair bills has more than made up the difference. For us, it was a smart way to spend our tax refund.
Tax Season – Silver Lining Found
Whether you want to save, renovate, splurge, or replace your worn out car, you can use your tax refund to help make it happen this tax season. While I’ve never looked forward to tax season, I’ve always been a fan of using my refund to help me get a little extra done. Hopefully this list of ways to use your tax refund will help you find the silver lining in tax season, too.
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