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Finance All the places you can score Tax Day freebies right now

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Celebrate Tax Day with free stuff and discounts from restaurant chains like Hardee's, Applebee's, Boston Market, and Cinnabon.

Boston Market offers a Tax Day discount. play

Boston Market offers a Tax Day discount.

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  • Tax Day is April 17 this year, the deadline to file your tax return.
  • Restaurant chains such as Hardee's, Applebee's, Boston Market, and Hard Rock Cafe are offering promotions to celebrate the end of tax season.
  • A free massage is also available on Tax Day, as is free paper shredding.

Tax season comes to a close Tuesday — albeit a couple of days later than usual.

Paying taxes can feel like a big burden, but many restaurants and stores have promotions to take the sting away.

From free snacks to discounted products, shopping on Tax Day may help take your mind off the big annual payment you just submitted — or help you save more of your tax refund.

From Hardee's to Cinnabon, check out where you can get free stuff right now to celebrate Tax Day this year. As always, check to make sure your local stores are participating locations and you are eligible for the rewards.

Now, go enjoy some of these well-deserved Tax Day freebies and discounts:

Hardee's

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Hardee's

(Ken Wolter/Shutterstock)

What: Free sausage biscuit.

When: April 17, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

How: Say the password "made from scratch" when ordering.



Chuck E. Cheese's

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Chuck E. Cheese's

(Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock)

What: One free large cheese pizza.

When: April 17-19.

How: Purchasing any large pizza.



Cinnabon

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Cinnabon

(Facebook/Cinnabon)

What: Two free Cinnabon bites.

When: April 17.



Great American Cookies

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Great American Cookies

(Great American Cookies/Facebook)

What: One free cookies-and-cream cookie.

When: April 17.



Hungry Howie's

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Hungry Howie's

(Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock)

What: $0.15 one-topping medium pizza, with purchase of one-topping large pizza.

When: April 14-17.

How: Order online for carry-out using code "18TAXDAY."



Boston Market

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Boston Market

(Boston Market/Facebook)

What: $10.40 Tax Day Meal Special — a half-chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread, and a regular fountain beverage.

When: April 17.

How: Order the Tax Day Meal Special.



Potbelly Sandwich Shop

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop

(Flick / Clifton)

What: A free sandwich.

When: April 17.

How: Download the Potbelly app and sign up for Potbelly Perks; app users already enrolled in Potbelly Perks will receive BOGO sandwich.



Bruegger's Bagels

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Bruegger's Bagels

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What: $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle — 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.

When: April 11-17.

How: Order through the website.



Chili's

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Chili's

(Chili's Grill & Bar/Facebook)

What: $5 Cherry Blossoms Margarita.

When: All of April.



Applebee's

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Applebee's

(Applebee's Grill & Bar/Facebook)

What: $1 margaritas ("Dollaritas").

When: All of April.



Hooters

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Hooters

(Hollis Johnson)

What: One free kid's meal.

When: April 14-17.

How: An adult purchase of $10 or more.



Planet Fitness

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Planet Fitness

(Planet Fitness)

What: A free HydroMassage.

When: April 14-21.

How: Bring in the coupon, which will be available April 14.



OfficeMax/Office Depot

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OfficeMax/Office Depot

(Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock)

What: Five pounds of free shredding.

When: Now through April 23.

How: Bring in this coupon.



Schlotzsky's

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Schlotzsky's

(Facebook/Schlotzsky's)

What: A free small original sandwich.

When: April 17.

How: Purchase chips and a medium drink.



Kona Ice

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Kona Ice

(Kona Ice)

What: Free shaved ice.

When: April 17.



Hard Rock Cafe

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Hard Rock Cafe

(Flickr / Thomas Hawk)

What: A free burger.

When: April 17.

How: Sing a song on the café stage.



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TurboTax is one of the most popular tax filing services.

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