Tax Day restaurant deals, freebies and specials
April 15th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
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Feeling a bit cash-strapped this Tax Day? These food and drink freebies and discounts from restaurants, stores and snack vendors just might take a bite out of your financial fretting.

AMC Theatres
Escape to the movies and present this printable coupon (or show it on your mobile device) for a free small popcorn.

Get a free value-sized order of curly fries today only by visiting for a coupon. While you're there, enter now for your chance to win one of ten $500 tax relief payouts.

Bonefish Grill
Get $5 Bang Bang Shrimp from 4 p.m. to close, today only at participating Bonefish Grill locations. (Thanks to commenter Laura T for the tip.)

Boston Market
Everyone could use a "rib-bate"! Today only, get two Boston Market rib meals for $10.40, no coupon needed. The offer includes a 1/4 rack of St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn and freshly baked cornbread. (Thanks to commenter Holly for the tip.)

Bruegger’s Bagels
A coupon for a $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle (that's a baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) is yours for liking the bakery chain on Facebook. The offer is valid through today.

California Tortilla
Walk into any California Tortilla, make a purchase and say "1040" to score free chips and queso. (Thanks to commenter Chuck Skinner for the tip.)

"Like" Carvel on Facebook to receive a printable coupon for an 18-pack of Oreo Lil’ Rounders ice cream sandwich for the tax-inspired price of $10.40.

Print an online coupon to receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an adult entree at participating Chili's restaurants through April 18.

Visit a participating Cinnabon location today (sorry - no airports or travel plazas) from 6 to 8 p.m. to receive two free mini Cinnabon bites.

Great American Cookie
Sweet deal! Come into any participating store, get a free birthday cake cookie.

McCormick & Schmick’s
Locations across the country are offering an all night happy hour with a menu including "bar bites" starting at $2.95.

On the go? Print out a coupon for a free hot dog or any roller grill item today only at QuikTrip. (Thanks to commenter T for the tip.)

Visit a participating location and get a free small "The Original" sandwich with purchase of chips and a drink.

The drive-in chain is offering an all-day happy hour today with a "Tax Cut" - half price drinks and slushes at participating locations.

The Palm
Print out a certificate from The Palm's website and receive a free "Prime Bite" with the purchase of any beverage. (Thanks to commenter Greg Sample for the tip!)

Tijuana Flats
$2 tacos and Coronas may take some of the sting out of Tax Day. (Thanks to commenter Steve for the tip.)

White Castle
Visit the White Castle website to receive a "Prep For Tax Day" coupon for a 15% discount good through midnight tonight.

Know of a Tax Day deal we missed? Earn some serious culinary karma and share it in the comments below. We'll add it to the list and give you credit for the tip.

Previously - Tax Day wines that won't break the bank and see more Tax Day deals at CNN Money

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  1. f*

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    September 20, 2013 at 11:13 am |
  2. carol4adam

    Golden Spoon in La Me, Santee, Hillcrest & Eastlake is "buy one get one free." Quarts excluded.

    April 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm |
  3. radiopirate

    When you consider the billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies these junk food purveyors rely on to keep their products cheap, this is the least they can do.

    April 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm |
  4. N

    Mac users can get MacScan for 50% off with coupon code 2012DEADLINE from April 15-18th –

    April 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm |
    • Cesar T

      They can also get fat ;)

      April 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm |
  5. Camille

    Chik Fila is giving away free original chick fila sandwiches until close.

    April 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
  6. Brenda

    Quik Trip is giving away hot dogs today with a printed coupon from their Facebook fan page.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
  7. Jennifer Monilaw

    Chick-Fil-A is giving away free chicken sandwiches today

    April 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
  8. Steve in Minnesota

    The DQ in Moorhead, MN is giving free small hot fudge sundaes all day long.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm |
  9. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Whole Foods needs to CATCH ON to the "tax day deals"... And make ALL of their food $1. Ha! Okay, I guess only in "GiGi Land" will that ever happen!

    April 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
  10. Samantha

    Trojans is giving away free vibrators.....$39.99 value!!

    April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
  11. brian

    TAX Deal? refinance ito an amzzing low rate!!

    April 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm |
  12. denaliswisher

    15 percent off P.F. Chang’s bill
    Unlike your tax return, this one’s simple: Come in Wednesday and the Arizona-based China bistro will take 15 percent off your bill.
    Seattle location: 400 Pine St. (map)

    Free Babeland vibrators
    From a reader tip … They gave ‘em away on Election Day, and they’re doing it again on Tax Day: The first 100 people to walk into the Babeland sex toy store in Capitol Hill Wednesday and say they’ve filed their taxes will get a free gold digger vibrator. Another 100 are available for the first 100 customers at their online store. Oh, and everything in the store will be 10 percent off.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm |
  13. forty5percent

    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is running their happy hour special all night long. It's 5 drinks and 5 appetizers for $6 each. Delish!

    April 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm |
  14. fiveliters

    K-Mart is 10% off nearly everything today,and free shipping of online orders over $59.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm |
  15. l33theart

    Tax day special at Boston Market– two 1/4 rack BBQ rib meals w/ mashed potatoes, corn, and cornbread for $10.40.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
  16. TA

    Papa John's is offering a large 3 topping pizza with a 2 liter bottle of soda for $10.40. Offer expires on April 15, 2013.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  17. e

    The Great American Cookie company is giving away a free birthday cake cookie on April 15, 2013. For details, click here.

    This one isn't a freebie, but it's a good deal. Local Tony Roni's restaurants are offering $1 cheese pizza slices on April 15, 2013. Click here for details on this offer.

    April 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
  18. Steve

    Free sex at my place tonight

    April 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
    • Big Joe

      You have a pretty mouth. I'll be right over!

      April 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
    • fiveliters

      (followed by a trip to the "free" clinic,lol

      April 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
    • Steve

      Guys only please.

      April 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  19. Greg Sample

    The Palm is offering free bar bites with purchase of a beverage. I took advantage of it today. Quite the deal!

    April 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  20. Laura T

    Bonefish Grill has $5 Bang Bang Shrimp from 4pm to close today for the occasion.

    April 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  21. Chuck Skinner

    California Tortillia – Free chips and queso when you say "1040"

    April 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm |
  22. JK

    California Tortilla free chips and queso

    April 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm |
  23. Sam U

    Free Samurai Surf and Turf from Panda Express. Only on April 17th.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
  24. Steve

    Tijuana Flats is offering both tacos and Coronoas for $2 each.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm |
  25. Holly

    Boston Market – Two Rib Meals for $10.40 on 4/15

    April 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm |
  26. T

    QuikTrip is offering free hot dogs.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
  27. PW

    Papa Murphy's has $5 large pepperoni pizzas today!

    April 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
  28. duane st.pete FL

    i would think liberals would love this day......taking from those who earn to support those who pay nothing into the system yet are happy to stick their hand out and still complain....we need taxes to support the infrastructure and military.....not all this other stuff that polluted our resources....hunger is a great job motivator as is sleeping outdoors....we need more tough love and kick people in the a** so they get off the government dime and take care of yourself. :o)

    April 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm |

      you're an idiot

      April 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
      • ggdub

        ^ this

        April 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
      • VladT

        Not Obama's biggest fan, and for the most part financially conservative, but come on man....

        This is a food blog. Take it outisde, won't ya

        April 16, 2013 at 8:24 am |
    • VetSV

      Here come the typical so called conservative response..ITs the capitalists world..and Conservatives are the first in line for hand outs..check all the Southern or Republican States lined up for Stimulus money while saying it is so wrong in the Media and on the Senate/Congress floor..typical hypocrites..

      April 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
    • oh really?

      Actually, the money-grubbing Conservatives like this stuff just as much. They get stuff for free so they can send more money to their offshore bank accounts that they don't pay taxes on.

      April 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
    • J

      Yep, that's what first world countries do, let the poor starve. Now we can join the ranks of N. Korea, Ethiopia, and all the other countries that feel its unnecessary to help feed their own. That's true motivation, the rich of this country can feed the poor instead of buying a new Guflstream to fly to their private island not in this country.

      April 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
    • Owl96

      Sleeping out doors does nothing to get one into the work force. Would you hire a homeless person who is dirty, with no resource to get cleaned up. That is why intervention is needed for the homeless. A good shelter will give the person a shower, clean clothes appropiate for an interview, coaching in the interview process, and housing until he is hired and has enough money to get his own place.

      April 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
    • LT in NYC

      What an idiot and I'm willing to back it. I bet my "liberal" ass spent more in taxes last year than you generated in total income. Willing to take the bet?

      April 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
      • LT in NYC

        And when I said I bet my liberal ass, I didn't mean my ass itself. Don't get your hopes up buttmunch.

        April 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
      • Dr S

        Yay you paid taxes *golf clap*

        April 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
    • RScott

      You, sir, are a fool. Get over it – your "side" lost. The "other side" won. How about let's pull together to heal this fractured mess.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
    • RB in CA

      Gimme a break... Corporate America never gave anything away for free then quietly absorbed the cost. Whatever losses they may incur on a free food promotion will immediately be written off as a business expense, thus reducing the taxable income of the entity. And ironically, next April 15th, they will pay less in corporate taxes, thus reducing the tax revenue they would normally contribute to the general fund.

      April 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
    • Jerv

      Just another Red Welfare State goober, trolling on a food blog. How incredibly ingenious.

      April 16, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  29. L

    Johnny Carino's has some sort of dinner pork chop deal.

    April 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  30. M

    saw a commercial, McDonalds is doing buy one big mac or quarter pounder at reg price, get one for 15cents

    April 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
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