Free & Discounted Tax Day Treats

April Fools isn’t the only day brands do things to get attention. Tax Day (April 15th) is also seemingly random day that non-tax-filing-related brands get hype about. What's great is that they get more people in the door and most likely spending more money. Plus, they're getting publicity, which is always a good thing. 

The question is - how do you get them to come back on April 17th. Or May 21st? 

Hmm. Pondering. 

But hey - I'm not complaining – I love free stuff!

Here are a list of freebies and treats you can get today: 

AMC Movie Theatres – Free small popcorns. 
Arby’s – Free curly fries or potato cakes
Auntie Anne’s - $1 pretzels (offer through 4/30)
Baskin-Robbins – Buy one cone, get one for 99 cents (through 4/16)
Bonefish Grill - $5 Bang Bang Shrimp from 4pm to closing
Boston Market – Two rib meals (with mashed potatoes, sweet corn and cornbread) for $10.40). Also, enter online to win free ribs meal.
Brio Tuscan Grille – no tax on your bill
Bruegger’s - $3.50 off 13 bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese. ($10.40 total)
California Pizza Kitchen – Free small plate with drink purchase (through 5/1)
California Tortilla – free order of chips and queso with purchase when you use the password “1040”
Carvel – 18-pack of Oreo Lil Rounders for $10.40
Chili’s – free appetizer or dessert with entrée
Cinnabon – Two free bites between 6 and 8pm
Entertainment 2013 Coupon Books - $10.40
Great American Cookies – Free birthday cake cookie
Hallmark – Free, personalized and animated e-card – 15% off any deal $100 or under with promo code TAXDAY (before 11am)
McDonald’s – Buy 1 Big Mac and get the other for 1 penny. (South Fl only)
Office Depot – Free copies of your tax return and free document shredding
Olive Garden – Buy one entrée and take one home for $12.95 (I don’t think this is a tax day related promo but it’s a good one nonetheless)
Outback Steadkhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion with mention of “Ryan Newman”
P.F. Chang’s - $10 off your meal with entrée purchase
Panda Express – (Wednesday 17th) free Samurai Surf and Turf entrée
Papa John’s – Large three-topping pizza and 2 litres of Pepsie online for $10.40 with the code TAXSPC
RaceTrac – Free pastry with coupon (through 4/30)
Sonic – 50% off drinks and slushies
Starbucks - $2 Starbuck Refreshers noon until close with a morning receipt
Subway – Biy one get one free breakfast sandwiches before 9 am (through 4/30)
Taco Bell - $1 Loaded Grillers, Sparklers, Freezes and medium drinks from 2 – 5pm
Teavana – Buy one cup of tea and get one free. (Through 5/12)
White Castle – 15% off in-store and online orders

·      * Note that some of these offers require coupons, so ask Google or check Facebook for those.
·      * 1040 is a nod to the tax form