If you’re a little grumpy and sleep-deprived this time of year, you’re not alone. But as soon as the paperwork is neatly filed away (or hurtled across the room – whatever your filing method), take yourself out for some tax day freebies and deals to celebrate the end of the tax season.
Some of the deals are only valid on April 18; others are good before and after. All of these deals are “EZ” to love! We’ll update the list as more deals come in, so make sure you check back often.
As is always the case, please double-check on these deals before you order. Sometimes a location doesn’t participate in a national deal.
Also, some of the deals this year will require that you participate in loyalty programs.
2022 Tax Day deals
This year, tax day is on April 18. Ease the pain and suffering with these special “deductions” at local businesses and restaurants.
Firehouse Subs is celebrating the end of tax season by offering guests a FREE medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and a drink on Tax Day, 4/18. Visit FirehouseSubs.com/TaxDay to download the coupon and find your closest Firehouse Subs restaurant. Valid on 4/18 at participating locations. In-restaurant only. Not valid online or with delivery orders. Print or show on smartphone to redeem. Not valid with any other offers, coupons, or rewards.
Office Depot has free shredding (up to 5lbs) until 4/23/22 so you can easily get rid of your old tax paperwork. You’ll need the coupon to get this tax day deal. While we’re on the subject, Free Shred Days are scheduled across Kansas to help you dump the old paperwork and make room for this year’s.
Planet Fitness is once again offering a free workout and free Hydromassage with coupon. The coupon will be available starting April 15 at PlanetFitness.com/Hydro and will be valid April 15-18, 2022 at any Planet Fitness location nationwide. Press release
Kona Ice is declaring “No taxation without relaxation” again in 2022 and will have free Kona’s for everyone at participating Kona Ice Trucks on Chill Out Day, April 18. Get more info and find a link to Wichita-area locations at its website here.
Old Cowtown Museum still has its April membership special! While not technically a “tax day deal,” it will give you a return all year long. The entire family (two parents and all the kids under 18) can go to Cowtown with this one family membership, which is on sale in April for just $55 per year. Yeah – per year.
Applebee’s: Get your taxes done and relax by enjoying one of Applebee’s $5 Springtime Sips — Breezy Bahama Mama and Rock & Berry Rita. The drinks are available for a limited time.
Combine the drink special with the restaurant’s popular 2 For $24 meal deal for bigger savings. Get one appetizer and two entrées from a select menu for 24 bucks.
If you’re getting refund, spend it on one of the restaurant’s gift cards and enjoy a bonus. Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The bonus is available April 11 to June 26. (The bonus card expires Aug. 7.)
BJs Restaurant Brewhouse is offering guests Half Off Large Deep Dish or Tavern-Cut Pizzas on Mondays without a promo code and for a limited time Tuesdays through Sundays with the promo code HALFOFF at checkout. Take Out or Delivery only, via the website or mobile app.
Chili’s: Sip on this offer all month long in April at Chili’s, including Tax Day. Enjoy the chain’s monthly margarita for just $5 — Straw-Eddy Rita.
Combine the drink special with Chili’s popular Meal for 2 deal. Enjoy an appetizer, two full-sized entrées and dessert for $25. The meal deal is available every day.
Great American Cookies: Paying taxes or getting a refund, everyone will like the way this cookie crumbles on Tax Day. On April 18, Great American Cookies is giving customers a FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie with any purchase online or in-store.
Marble Slab Creamery: Chill out on Tax Day! Marble Slab Creamery is offering a super chill deal on April 18. Loyalty members get a FREE small ice cream with the purchase of a Regular or Best Value Ice Cream.
Noodles & Company: Doing your taxes at home? Get oodles of noodles, salads and/or soups delivered at no cost over the weekend. Noodles & Company is offering FREE delivery for orders placed via the fast-casual eatery’s site or app — from April 15 to 17. The offer is only available to Noodles Rewards members. No minimum purchase required.
Panda Express: Make preparing your taxes more palatable at Panda Express. The fast-food Chinese restaurant is offering a FREE small entrée with the purchase of its limited-time Wok-Fired Shrimp dish. The offer is available from April 4 to 17.
Red Lobster: Splurge over Tax Day weekend! Take a break from doing your taxes and enjoy a shrimp fest at Red Lobster. The popular seafood restaurant is offering its Ultimate Endless Shrimp for just $19.99 — from April 15 to 17.
Mix and match from the following shrimp dishes: Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and a Grilled Shrimp Skewer. Each meal comes with a choice of side and, most importantly, unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
Red Robin: It isn’t much but every little bit of savings helps when you owe taxes. Red Robin is offer burger lovers some relief with 10% off gift cards purchased online — from April 11 to 18. You could get a $50 gift card for $45 or whatever amount suits your budget. (There is a minimum $10 gift card purchase required, with a limit of $499 per transaction.) Note – you have other options for discounted gift cards; if you’re a Sam’s Club member you can often get deals like this.
Thanks to Living On The Cheap for help in compiling this list!
(Hey! Did you see our shout-out on KWCH morning news? WE LOVE THIS NEWS SHOW. They’re good people.)
Last year’s tax day freebies:
All Star Wichita will have a Tax Day sale on April 15. A “Pick 3” attraction pass will only cost $10.40 instead of the regular $19.99. Take your little deductions out for some after-school fun. Cici’s Pizza eases your tax day burden on 4/15 with an adult pizza buffet for only $4.15. Unlimited pizza and endless cinnamon rolls are probably an effective – if not super healthy – way to drown your tax day sorrows. You’ll need this coupon here. Dunkin’ (Dunkin Donuts) is offering its DD Perks® Rewards Members a Medium Hot or Iced Coffee for $1 all day, Monday, April 15 at participating Dunkin’ restaurants. Great American Cookies: Get a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie on April 15. No purchase required. Hardees will help you start Tax Day morning with a little sustenance. At participating locations, show up between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 15, 2019 and say “Made from Scratch” when ordering to get a FREE made-from-scratch Hardees sausage biscuit. Orbitz is giving you a tax refund this year when you book on April 15. They’ll match all taxes and fees on your purchase in “Orbucks” for use on a future trip. Go to orbitz.com/taxday for more info. Pizza Hut is offering a large range-topping pizza when you carry out until 4/15. The deal is on their home page. Smoothie King’s Healthy Rewards app has a Tax Day deal to save you some green with $2 off any smoothie April 15-17, 2019. You do need to use the app to get the deal.