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Tax Day Freebies and Deals in Wichita

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 15; 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.

Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Wichita Tax Day deals

This year, tax day is on Monday, April 15. Ease the pain and suffering with these special “deductions” at local businesses and restaurants. Some of the deals this year mahy require that you participate in loyalty programs.

Kona Ice – Find a Kona Ice truck on April 15 and they’ll help you “chill out” – literally and figuratively – with FREE Kona Ice!!! Helpful hint: visit the company’s location finder; at the time of this writing, it looks like Emprise Bank locations in South Wichita and East Wichita in south and east Wichita will be hosting the truck. I liked their slogan from a couple years ago, “No taxation without relaxation” LOL! More info: Kona Ice Chill Out Day

Applebee’s – It’s a spring break promotion, but it also happens to be available during tax season. Get your taxes done and relax by enjoying one of Applebee’s $4 or $5 Springtime Sips; the drinks are available for a limited time. 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.

Arby’s – We won’t ask if you’re completely truthful on your taxes, but Arby’s asked an X user to allow herself to be hooked up to the “Try Detector Test” as a way of promoting a month of free sandwiches in April. You still have a few weeks to get the deal, which does require a purchase and signing up for Arby’s rewards program. More info: Arby’s.com/deals

BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House – is the current promo code 10OFF40 a subtle reference to the IRS’ Form 1040? I can neither confirm nor deny, but this code will get you $10 off a dine-in, take-out, or delivery order of $40 or more. More info: BJ’s 10 off 40 promo deal

Dave & Buster’s – First, they’ve earned you the child tax credit, now they’re helping you score another write-off: Kids eat free at Dave and Buster’s through the end of April! More info:  Dave & Buster’s April Kids Eat Free deal

Great American Cookies – Although they’re not trying to sugar-coat Tax Day, this buy one get one free offer sweetens the deal. On April 15, buy one slice of cookie cake and receive a second slice free. This might be great if you’re married filing jointly… or you can keep the second slice for yourself. We’ll keep it under the table. More info: Great American Cookie tax day press release

H&R Block – “The early bird gets their return sooner, but procrastinators get pizza,” says SVP Mark Darling. New clients filing taxes in person or virtually with an H&R Block tax pro by April 10 (that’s today) will get $10 in free food from Domino’s Pizza. You have some hours left! The tax day deal was posted on April 8, 2024, but I just found it today.

KFC – If taxes take a bite out of your food budget, the timing is right for the new meal deal just announced by Kentucky Fried Chicken: Get 2 pieces of dark meat fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and a biscuit for just $4.99. More info: Taste of KFChttps://www.kfc.com/menu/special-offers/taste-of-kfc-2-piece-deal

Office Depot – If you scroll almost all the way down, you’ve find the coupon for free shredding (up to 5lbs) until 4/27/24 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.

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 $65 per year. Yeah – per year.

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.

Red Robin – Give the gift of bottomless fries and strawberry lemonade with a tax day deduction of 10% off gift cards at Red Robin. This Yummm deal is valid April 11-18, 2024. More info: Red Robin tax day special

Straight Talk – In case ‘Tax Breaks’ means you’ve gotten so frustrated you throw your phone across the room (don’t do that), this offer lets you get a free Samsung Galaxy A14 by signing up for the Straight Talk Extended Silver Unlimited Plan. More info: Tax Break press release

White Castle – From the restaurant chain that started here but didn’t stay here, you could get 15% off your order on April 15. If you’re ordering online, use the promo code WC15OFF. (I don’t know why I find it hilarious to include them in my lists, I just do.)

These are tax day deals Wichita saw in previous years. Some may “return” again in 2024!

Firehouse subs tax day freebie

Deep dish pizza from BJs - half-off for Tax Day

Firehouse Subs has celebrated 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. There was a coupon at  FirehouseSubs.com/TaxDay and it was available only on tax day and 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.

Planet Fitness often offers a free workout and free Hydromassage with coupon. If it comes back, the stress-relief tax day coupon might be available starting April 15 at PlanetFitness.com/Hydro and should be valid at any Planet Fitness location nationwide – just ask at your location. Here’s the previous press release

Marble Slab Creamery: It is still a good idea to Chill out on Tax Day! Marble Slab Creamery has offered a super chill deal in the past with a BOGO deal for loyalty members on tax day. No telling whether this deal with return on April 15.

Noodles & Company – We’ve heard that Noodles & Company is offering a tax day discount of $4.15 for Rewards members this year.

Panda Express: Make preparing your taxes more palatable at Panda Express. The fast-food Chinese restaurant once offered a FREE small entrée with the purchase of its limited-time Wok-Fired Shrimp dish from April 4 to 17. No word yet on whether that deal will return.

All Star Wichita once had a Tax Day sale on April 15. A “Pick 3” attraction pass only cost $10.40 instead of the regular $19.99 so you could take your little deductions out for some after-school fun. No word yet on that deal returning.

Cici’s Pizza historically eased the tax day burden on 4/15 with an adult pizza buffet for only $4.15. Unlimited pizza and endless cinnamon rolls were probably an effective – if not super healthy – way to drown your tax day sorrows. You did need a coupon to get the deal.

Dunkin’ (Dunkin Donuts) It was touted as the best Tax Day Deal Ever when DD Perks® Rewards Members could get a Medium Hot or Iced Coffee for $1 all day, Monday, April 15 at participating Dunkin’ restaurants.

Hardees helped you start Tax Day morning with a little sustenance years ago. At participating locations, customers who showed up between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 15, 2019 and said “Made from Scratch” when ordering got a FREE made-from-scratch Hardees sausage biscuit.

Smoothie King’s Healthy Rewards app had a Tax Day deal to save you some green with $2 off any smoothie April 15-17, 2019. You did need to use the app to get the deal.

(Hey! Did you see our shout-out on KWCH morning news? WE LOVE THIS NEWS SHOW. They’re good people.)

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