Some Freebies And Discounts To Help You Get Through Tax Day

pizzareturnDepending on your tax situation, the approach of Tax Day is either a paperwork-filled nightmare or a day to kick back and enjoy having filed and received your refund back in January. It doesn’t matter when you filed for the growing number of Tax Day discounts and freebies at stores and restaurants, though: here are a few that might keep you fed and relaxed today.

Hard Rock Cafe: In a promotion that could be fun or terrifying, get a free burger if you sing on stage at the restaurant this evening.
Great American Cookie: Free sugar cookie today; no coupon needed.
Kona Shaved Ice: Free shaved ice.
Pizza Hut: This year’s best gimmick by far is their Pizza Return, which asks customers to report on their pizza consumption for the year so they can possibly win a gift card.

Staples: you’ll need a coupon, but until May 2 you can shred up to five pounds of documents for free in Staples stores. Remove any staples before shredding.
HydroMassage: All this week, you can get a free soothing massage from one of these contraptions if a local business has one. You may need to call ahead and make an appointment.

The Walking Company: No sales tax on regular-priced shoes. Except for Uggs.
Marriott Hotels: If you book your stay at a hotel in Washington, DC or Alexandria, VA that happens between May 2 and September 8 of this year this week, you get 25% off. Presumably the Tax Day tie-in is that you can go visit your money.
Royal Caribbean: No taxes on cruises to the Caribbean and Europe.
Boston Market: they’re having a buy one, get one free meal deal.
BLT Steak and other ESquared Hospitality restaurants: They’re holding a Tax Day happy hour with 50% off cocktails, beer, and glasses or bottles of wine.
Schlotsky’s: You get a free sandwich…if you buy a drink and chips, which is why this isn’t in the “free” column.
Lone Star Steakhouse: “Endless” ribs for $19.99.
Orange Leaf frozen yogurt: Fill a cup to the top for $4.15 today.
Sonic: Half-price cheeseburgers2 all day today.

Orvis is ending its drawing for a pricey but well-regarded fly fishing rod today.

(Thanks to The Coupon Project and Bloomberg for alerting us to some of these.)