Tax Day 2019: Where to find the best freebies, deals and discounts
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Between gathering your Forms W-2, 1099-B and 1040; evaluating your best deductions and sitting down to assess it all, tax season can be stressful no matter what you owe at the end.
But once you’ve filed your taxes for the year with Uncle Sam (or at least filed for an extension), stored any important records and planned how to best invest any refunds, you can sit back and take advantage of discounts from businesses looking to help make Tax Day a little bit easier.
Brick-and-mortar retailers, restaurants and online stores alike are all participating. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals you can find across the country this Tax Day, from discounted meals to free paper-shredding services. Some of these deals aren’t limited to just Tax Day, so you can enjoy the discounts all week- or month-long, but keep in mind that many are available only at participating locations.
Here are some of the best Tax Day deals to keep your eye on through April 15 and beyond.
From April 10-15, pay $10.40 for a half chicken individual meal and a drink with coupon.
Download the BurgerFi app and buy a BurgerFi double Cheeseburger for $4.15 on April 15 in-store.
Say “1040” when you place your order in-store on April 15 and get free chips and queso.
Purchase a large drink and get the adult buffet for $4.15 with coupon (from RetailMeNot). Taxes not included.
Receive $5 off any order of $20 or more with coupon (from DealsPlus) between April 9-15.
On April 15, get two Double Big Cheese cheeseburgers or two Breakfast Burritos for $10.40 plus tax.
Purchase a medium or large sub with chips and a drink and receive a free medium sub with coupon (from Offers.com) between April 15-17 .
Great American Cookies
Receive one free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie on April 15 with no purchase required.
Say “Made From Scratch” when you order in-store between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 15 and receive one free sausage biscuit. Tax is not included.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Buy one sandwich on April 15 and get one free, of equal or lesser value. Join Potbelly Perks or mention that it’s Tax Day while ordering in-store.
Get one free small The Original sandwich with the purchase of a medium-sized drink and chips on April 15.
Get half-price St. Louis Rib dinners (includes two sides and choice of bread) on April 15 for Irresistible Rib Special (IRS) Day, dine-in or takeout.
If you’re in need of some self-care this Tax Day, look out for Dermstore’s Best of Dermstore professional kit, on sale April 15. The kit will include some of the site’s best-selling products (a $200 value) for $49.99.
Receive a seven-piece Spring Essentials gift with purchases of $50 or more through April 15 with promo code (from Offers.com). Gift includes cosmetic bag with lipstick, fragrance, day cream, serum and more.
Home improvement stores
Spring Black Friday deals are still going strong at retailers like Home Depot (ending April 14) and Lowe’s (ending April 17). Pick up indoor and outdoor essentials like mulch, tools, appliances, patio furniture and everything in between at steep discounts this week.
Take an extra 15 percent off purchases or 20 percent off when you spend $100 or more with promo code through April 17. Also get $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend through April 20.
Office Depot and OfficeMax
Shred up to five pounds of documents for free in-store with coupon through April 27. For most people, the IRS recommends keeping your tax documents for three years from the date you filed the return, so don’t use the service for any of your most current documents.
Receive a free HydroMassage from April 11-20 with coupon (sent via email). This offer is available for members and non-members.
Save $40 on online purchases of $100 or more with coupon code (from Slickdeals) from April 10-15. Applies to full-price products only.
Save $15 on Hot Rate hotel deal bookings of $150 or more with promo code TAXGETAWAY15 from April 11-16.
Book any hotel or vacation package on April 15 through the company’s dedicated Tax Day site and Orbitz will match all taxes and fees on the purchase in “Orbucks,” which can be redeemed for future travel bookings.
If you have your eye on a specific destination, look for local deals from hotels in the area on April 15. Many Tax Day travel deals may be specific to individual hotel locations.
What else to expect
According to RetailMeNot’s Tax Day roundup, more retailers that have participated in Tax Day freebies and deals in the past are expected to offer discounts again this year, including Ashley HomeStore, Omaha Steaks, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Franklin Planner.
Check for deals from your favorite local businesses this Monday as well. Like the retailers above, you may see offers like $10.40-priced items or 15 percent off discounts.
Most importantly, if you are anticipating a refund and you haven’t decided what to do with it yet, consider paying off your high-interest debt or storing it away in a high-yield savings account for emergencies before you use it to take advantage of these discounts.
We’ll update this page as new deals and freebies are announced, so check back on Monday, April 15 to find any last-minute deals you can snag on Tax Day.