Free Cookies! Free Massages! Here Are All the Best Tax Day Freebies

From restaurants like Arby's and Hard Rock Cafe to companies like HydroMassage and Office Depot, businesses around the country are latching onto April 15 as another promotional hook to command your attention on one of the least revered days of the year

Take the sting out of tax day with some free stuff. Companies have latched onto April 15 as a promotional hook, and this year you can score free chips, cookies — even massages.

Arby’s: Print this coupon to get a free snack-sized order of curly fries on the 15th — no purchase necessary.

California Tortilla: On tax day, make any purchase and tell the cashier “taxes shmaxes” to get free chips and queso cheese dip (while supplies last).

Great American Cookies: Get a free regular chocolate chip cookie on the 15th — no coupon necessary.

Green Dot Corp.: If you have a Green Dot reloadable prepaid card — and you haven’t filed your taxes yet — get your Federal refund direct-deposited onto the card and get two free cash reloads, which can cost up to $4.95 each. The refund has to be deposited onto the card by May 15 and reloads must be used by Aug. 15. More fine print is here.

Hard Rock Cafe: Have a knack for karaoke? Get a free grilled vegetable sandwich, arugula salad with chicken, Fiesta Burger or veggie burger on tax day from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. if you sing a song onstage.

HydroMassage: Print out this coupon and get a free massages on the 15th. The company notes that if there’s high demand, massages may be limited to 10 minutes, not every location is participating in the promotion — it’s recommended to call in advance.

Office Depot: Get free shredding for up to five pounds of paper. You have to print and present this coupon, and the offer is good through April 29.

Schlotzsky’s: Buy a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips, get a small “the original” sandwich (ham, two kinds of salami and three cheeses) on the 15th. There’s no coupon needed.

Sadly, published reports that Cinnabon will be repeating last year’s promotion of two free Cinnabon bites are incorrect, the company says.

In addition to these freebies, other companies are running promos, discounts and deals tied to tax day. Sites like DealNews.com and Offers.com have round-ups.

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