Ease the pain of filing your taxes with discounts on everything from margaritas, tax software, shaved ice and pizza. (David Allen/Patch)
ATLANTA, GA — Many businesses across the Atlanta region are hoping to ease the pain of filing income taxes — especially if your hoped-for refund vanished because of tax law changes — for consumers with specials from free food to discounts on clothing, vacations and makeup. Deals range from burgers, pizza, bagels and margaritas to smoothies and shaved ice at these spots as you save up to pay an unexpected tax bill or spend a smaller windfall. All deals are only available on Monday, April 15, unless noted.
If you’re among the pool of Americans who wait until the day before or on Tax Day to file, there are even last-minute deals to get that tedious paperwork done. H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt are offering discounts on tax preparation, while online services, including Turbo Tax and Tax Slayer have deals to use their sites to file.
The folks at Offers.com have put together a list of businesses offering discounts and freebies. Offer terms and availability for these Tax Day deals may vary by location, so be sure to check with your local business before visiting.
Food and Drink Specials
Applebee’s: April’s drink special at Applebee’s is the Strawberry Dollarita with a Twizzler straw. As its name suggests, it’s just $1 all month long, so you can enjoy it on Tax Day.
BurgerFi: Double cheeseburgers are $4.15 on April 15. Limit of one per person. Get the offer by downloading the BurgerFi app.
Chili’s: All month long, get the Straw-Eddy Rita (lemons, strawberries, vodka, tequila) for $5.
Cici’s Pizza: Use this coupon to get an adult buffet for $4.15 on Tax Day at Cici’s. Large drink purchase required.
Denny’s: Get $5 off a purchase of $20 or more with this coupon through April 15.
DoorDash: If tax stress makes you want to curl up on the couch, order in. DoorDash is offering $20 off on any order for new customers for the rest of the month.
Firehouse Subs: Purchase a full-price medium or large sub, chips and a drink and get a free medium sub. Deal valid April 15 to 17. Use this coupon.
Great American Cookies: Stop by a Great American Cookies location on April 15, and get a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. No purchase required. See details.
Hardee’s: Get a free Made From Scratch Sausage Biscuit while supplies last on April 15. Claim this deal by stopping by Hardee’s between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time and use the phrase "Made From Scratch" when ordering. Limit of one per customer.
Kona Ice: Trucks in many metro areas will be giving away free shaved ice on April 15 in honor of what it Kona calls Chill Out Day.
Menchie’s: Download the app by April 15, and get a free $5 frozen yogurt. The Menchie’s Money coupon will show up automatically in the app.
Pizza Hut: Get any large two-topping pizza for $5.99 for carryout when ordering online. Deal valid at participating locations through April 15.
Smoothie King: Get $2 off any smoothie April 15 through April 18. To get this deal, download the Healthy Rewards app. See details.
Tilted Kilt: Get $3 Jameson Green Tea shots on April 15 at participating locations.
Dermstore: On April 15, Dermstore will debut a special Best of Dermstore professional kit with some of its top-rated products. A $200 value, it will retail for $49.99. Some of the products will include Lancer Skincare Omega Hydrating Oil, Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant and more.
Elizabeth Arden: Use this promo code to get a free seven-piece gift with orders over $50 through April 15.
Kohl’s: Whatever you’ve been meaning to splurge on, use this promo code to get 15% off purchases over $100. It’s good all April long.
Macy’s: Get 40% off when you buy two or more pairs of women’s shoes by April 15.
Naturalizer: Use this promo code by April 15, and get 20% off when you buy two pairs of shoes.
Office Depot and OfficeMax: Get free Workonomy shredding services at all Office Depot/OfficeMax retail stores March 31 through April 27. Bring up to 5 lbs of documents and present this coupon. The IRS suggests keeping tax records for three years, so bring in any old returns hogging space in your filing cabinet.
Sephora: Until April 17, snag this freebie: Free Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion trial size with orders over $25. Use this promo code.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami is offering guests 20% off a future stay (two-night minimum) if they book on April 15.
Hotwire: Use promo code TAXGETAWAY15 when booking on Hotwire.com, and get $15 off $150 Hot Rate hotel deals. This deal is valid April 11 to 16.
Orbitz: Get a refund of the taxes owed for your trip. On April 15, visit this site (will go live on Tax Day) and sign up for OrbitzRewards (or just log into your account if you have one). Then, book a standalone hotel or vacation package. Orbitz will refund all taxes paid on your trip in the form of Orbucks into your Rewards account within 48 hours. Use these rewards for future travel.
Deals On Tax Software
Still need to file? Make your procrastination less painful by filing with these online services:
Groupon: Get 20% off tax software.
H&R Block: Get up to 40% off online products. Prefer to file with a human? New customers get $25 off in-store tax prep.
Jackson Hewitt: Get 25% off federal tax prep.
TaxAct: Get 15% off federal and state returns.
TaxSlayer: Use this code to get 20% off when filing your federal return.
TurboTax: Get up to $20 off tax-filing software.
These offers may vary by location, so be sure to check with your local business before visiting.
For updates to the Tax Day Freebies list, visit its blog for the latest news.
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