Tax Day can be about cashing in as much as paying out.
Regardless of whether you owe money or are getting a refund, some businesses are marking the tax return deadline Monday with deals and freebies.
This year’s tax relief includes free treats, discounted meals and free paper shredding along with a way to eliminate the stress of filing at the last minute – free workouts and free massages at participating Planet Fitness locations nationwide.
The bulk of these deductions are only offered April 18, but a few deals started early and some extend past Monday.
Exemptions may apply but proof you’ve submitted taxes is not required.
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All deals are available at participating locations unless otherwise noted. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out.
Through Monday, Planet Fitness is giving members and nonmembers the chance to “de-stress and relax with a free workout and HydroMassage at any of its more than 2,200 locations nationwide.”
To get this deal, you need a coupon available at PlanetFitness.com/Hydro.
Office Depot and OfficeMax are offering free in-store shredding services through April 23. Shred up to 5 pounds of documents in stores for free with a coupon at Officedepot.com/shredding. Show the coupon to a cashier to redeem.
Great American Cookies continues its Tax Day free cookie promotion. On Monday, get a free chocolate chip cookie with any purchase at participating locations in-store and online with the code TAX. The deal cannot be combined with any other offers.
For its annual “Chill Out Day,” Kona Ice trucks across the country will be giving out free shaved ice cones on Monday. This deal is available at participating locations, and the time frame of the Monday deal varies by location. No coupon or app is needed. Learn more at Kona-ice.com/chilloutday.
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Round Table Pizza Royal Rewards members who purchase a large or extra-large pizza Monday can also redeem a reward for a $4.18 personal pizza with up to four toppings. Available at participating locations only in-store, online or in-app.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop has a buy-one-get-one-free deal on original-sized sandwiches Monday with the promo code BOGO online or through the chain’s app.
Firehouse Subs has a free sub deal only on Monday at participating restaurants. Get a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and a drink along with a coupon.
Go to FirehouseSubs.com/TaxDay to download the coupon, which you can print or show on your phone to redeem.
7-Eleven has a deal on whole pizzas through May 24 with 7NOW delivery. Order any pizza including 7-Meat, Cheese, and Pepperoni for $5 with the delivery program. There’s a limit of one $5 pizza per order.
Get 18% off White Castle orders Monday with a coupon that will be posted on the chain’s website and social media accounts.
Papa Gino’s rewards members get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza on Tax Day. However, to get this deal you needed to be an active, registered member by 8 p.m. Sunday. New members can sign up at Papaginos.com/register.
Hooters is treating dependents to a free meal for Tax Day. On Monday, kids under 12 get a free Hooters kids meal when dining in at participating locations with an adult’s purchase of $15 or more. Adult purchase is needed for each free kids meal.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is playing off the 1040 income tax return form with its Tax Day deal Monday. Get $10 off a $40 purchase for takeout and delivery orders.
Starting Monday and through April 21, the Cheesecake Factory is offering $10 off $50 when you use promotion code CAKE10 at checkout through the restaurant’s website or through DoorDash.
Through Monday, Smokey Bones loyalty members get a $10 off coupon for any $25 dine-in or online order. All new and current loyalty club members will receive the email coupon. New members can sign up for the Bones Club at Smokeybones.com/bones-club.
Donatos is offering $2 off any large pizza Monday ordered on the chain’s website with code TWO.
Saladworks, the create-your-own salad restaurant brand, will be offering any wrap for $6 to reward customers through its loyalty app Monday.
Fazoli’s is giving away free breadsticks for Tax Day. Use code TAXDAY22 to unlock six free breadsticks under the promo code section of the Fazoli’s app at participating locations Monday.
ZIPS Car Wash has a $5 Wash & Dry Car Wash Monday and Tuesday with wash code 8297 at participating locations. The deal is nearly half off regular prices.
Corner Bakery said it wants to give customers extra energy Monday. It’s giving rewards members a free Hazelnut Cold Brew with purchase at participating locations.
To get this deal, you need to be a rewards member by midnight Sunday. For signing up at Rewards.cornerbakerycafe.com you’ll also get $5 off your next purchase.
Bubbakoo’s Burritos is offering $2 off orders Monday through its rewards app. This Tax Day deal is for all app users. Download the app at Bubbakoos.com/loyaltyprogram.
Buca di Beppo is offering 15% off to go orders Monday with promo code TAXDAYHOORAY. The deal is for pick up, curbside and delivery orders but the discount doe not apply to delivery fees or tax. It also can’t be applied to third-party provider delivery orders.
Bar Louie will have Tax Day Happy Hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Pricing and participation may vary but specials include $4 domestic beers, $5 craft beers and 50% off select bar bites.
Ledo Pizza has a Tax Day pizza and pretzel special Monday. Get a 14-inch one-topping pizza and Bavarian Soft Pretzel for $19.99.
Marble Slab Creamery rewards members get a free small ice cream with the purchase of a regular or best value ice cream Monday.
McDonald’s has several ongoing deals on its app and with the MyMcDonald’s Rewards program. Offers and daily deals can vary by account and region.
Don’t have the app? McDonald’s says on its website that for a limited time you’ll get a free Big Mac for downloading and registering. Then after your first purchase, you get the choice of Hash Browns, Vanilla Cone, McChicken or a Cheeseburger free.
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For a limited time, Subway is offering 15% off any footlong when ordering online or in the chain’s app with code 15OFF.
Kentucky Fried Chicken has a freebie on its app now through June 5. Get a free Chicken Sandwich when you purchase $12 or more online or through the KFC app.
The offer allows for one free sandwich per day, per account at participating locations nationwide.
Wendy’s has several deals on its mobile app for a limited time. Deals include:
Free nuggets: Through April 30, get a free order of six-piece nuggets, classic or spicy, when using in-app delivery.
Free fries: Get a free large fries when you spend a minimum of $10 via a mobile offer throughout April, which refreshes weekly.
BOGO $1 premium sandwich: This deal refreshes weekly in April. Buy one premium chicken sandwich or premium burger and get a second for $1 with a mobile offer.
Through April 26, Dunkin’ has a deal for its DD Perks members. Get a $3 medium Cold Brew if you order ahead, pay with an enrolled Dunkin’ card or scan a loyalty card at checkout. Also, check the Dunkin’ app for other offers.
Through May 12, Shell Fuel Rewards members can save 30 cents per gallon at Shell after their fifth beverage purchase at Dunkin’ with linked DD Perks and Fuel Rewards accounts.
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For a limited time, Domino’s will give you a $3 “tip” to order your pizza online and pick it up yourself instead of choosing delivery.
Make a carryout order through May 22 and get a $3 coupon code to redeem the following week on a carryout order of $5 or more before tax and gratuity. Also, earn points to redeem for free pizza with the chain’s Piece of the Pie rewards program that you can sign up for at Dominos.com.
PDQ is offering $1 off any purchase ordered online from the PDQ website or mobile app with discount code $1off at checkout.
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Tax Day can be about cashing in as much as paying out.