From Curly Fries To Document-Shredding: 4 Tax Day Freebies

Like a slowly approaching T-rex, whose every thunderous step sends ripples through your glass of water, the April 15 deadline for filing your income tax returns is drawing nigh. While it’s a gloom-and-doom occasion for some, it’s also a chance to score some free stuff.

Kiplinger’s has a larger round-up of a bunch of freebies and discounts tied to Tax Day, but here are a few of them that we thought might interest you:

• Schlotzky’s: On April 15, the sandwich chain is giving free “Original” sandwiches (ham, salami, three cheeses, fixings) with the purchase of 32-ounce fountain drink and a bag of chips. No coupon needed.

• Arby’s: Once again, the roast beef eatery is giving away curly fries on Tax Day. To get them, you’ll need to get a coupon from (it hasn’t been posted yet, but Kiplinger’s says it will be in the days right before April 15).

• Great American Cookies: The cookie chain is giving out free chocolate chip cookies on Tax Day at participating locations. No coupon needed.

• Office Depot: It’s not free food, but you can feed up to 5 pounds of paperwork into the Office Depot document shredder for free with this coupon through April 29. Presumably you can also shred the coupon once you’ve used it.