14 Random Freebies and Deals in Honor of Tax Day

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What do ice cream, HBO, online dating, massages, seafood, personal training, and French fries have to do with filing your taxes? Who cares! What’s important is that they’re all offered with discounts or totally for free sometime between Friday and the final day to file taxes this year, Monday, April 18.

Appetizer or Dessert. Print out this coupon at Facebook and get one free appetizer or dessert per table at Chili’s on April 18.

Bagels. Print out a coupon from Bruegger’s Facebook page and 13 bagels with two tubs of cream cheese costs $10.40 (get it, 1040?) through Monday.

Chinese Food. All dine-in and takeout orders are 15% off at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro on April 18.

Chips and Queso. Make any purchase at California Tortilla and an order of chips and queso—or chips and salsa, if you’d rather—is free on Monday, April 18.

Cinnabons. Participating locations will be giving out two free Cinnabon Bites to each customer, though only from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Copies. In honor of tax season, Office Depot is welcoming all customers to make copies of their 2010 tax returns, free of charge, anytime through and including Monday, April 18.

Dating. Because “finding love shouldn’t be taxing,” online dating service Chemistry.com offers a three-day free membership to anyone signing up on April 18.

Exercise. Bally Total Fitness clubs allow non-members free workouts on Monday, and members can take advantage of free personal training.

French Fries. Funny this one comes alphabetically, just after “exercise.” Print out a coupon from Arby’s for a free order of Curly Fries on Friday, April 15. Or rather “FryDay,” as they’re calling it.

HBO and Cinemax. From April 15 to 18, Direct TV customers get a free trial of HBO and Cinemax. HBO is also free on those days for subscribers of Dish Network and some other pay-TV services.

HydroMassage. Hundreds of businesses around the country are offering free 10-minute mini HydroMassages on Tax Day. What’s a HydroMassage? Basically, it’s a bed that gives you a full-body massage without having to take off your clothes or allow some stranger to touch you. A quick treatment usually costs under $20.

Ice Cream. With MaggieMoo’s Sundae Stimulus, all customers get a free mini sundae from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 18. The freebie being handed out is called Crumb Cake Fundae, which consists of cinnamon ice cream, cinnamon cake, caramel sauce, nuts, and whipped cream.

National Parks. While not tied directly to tax season, April 16 to 24 just so happens to be National Parks Week, when admission is free to all parks and monuments that normally charge fees. Some of your tax money goes to funding these parks, and here’s your chance to enjoy them without having to pay more at the gate.

Seafood and Bar Fare. McCormick & Schmick’s offers $10.40 “Tax Relief Certificates” to guests dining in the bar on Friday and Monday. Special entrees are priced at $10.40 on Monday too.

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