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By Real Simple
Updated April 18, 2016

The best way to celebrate filing your taxes? Discounts, of course! We've compiled a list of sales and freebies to keep on your radar—keep checking back for updates throughout the day. Remember to check with your local locations, too, to make sure they are participating.

Food Deals
Boston Market: Half Chicken Individual Meal with two sides, cornbread, a cookie, and a regular fountain drink for $10.40
Bob Evans: 30 percent off total order
Bruegger's Bagels: Baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40
Buca di Beppo: 18 percent off your meal with this coupon
California Tortilla: Free chips and queso when you say "Tax Man" while ordering
Chili's: $5 Presidente margaritas
Chuck E. Cheese: Buy one Thin & Crispy pizza, get a free large cheese pizza
Great American Cookies: Free original chocolate chip cookie
Hard Rock Cafe: Sing a song onstage (yes, seriously) for a free Original Legendary Burger (1/2 lb burger topped with bacon, cheese, fried onion ring, lettuce, and tomato)
IHOP: Kids eat free every day through May 6 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a purchase of an adult entree
Kona Ice: Free shaved ice
Krystal: 59¢ Classic Krystals, 79¢ Cheese Krystals, and 99¢ Bacon Cheese Krystals
Noodles and Co: Free kids meal with order of one regular entree; $4 off $10 when you order online using code TAXDAY
Outback Steakhouse: 15 percent off total order with this coupon
Papa Murphy's: 50 percent off online pizza order with code SAVE50P
Schlotzky's: Free small The Original Sandwich (smoked ham, salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan, black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and signature dressing on Sourdough bun) with purchase of a 32-ounce drink and a bag of chips
Sonic Drive-In: Half-price cheeseburgers
Sonny's BBQ: Half-price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib dinner
White Castle: 15 percent off total order
World of Beer: Free select draught or $5 off your check, depending on location

  • Other Deals
  • OfficeMax and Office Depot: Free shredding of 5 pounds of documents
  • Planet Fitness: Free HydroMassage through April 22 at all locations with this coupon
  • Royal Caribbean: The company will pay for cruise taxes, fees, and port expenses, and is offering buy one, get one 50 percent off. Applies to new bookings made for 6 nights or longer to the Caribbean or Bahamas departing between May 15, 2016 and March 31, 2017
  • Staples: Free shredding of 5 pounds of documents
  • Wayfair: 60 percent off home furnishings and decor through April 20