Tax Day Freebies

2021 Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Tax Day Freebies

The 2021 Tax Day freebies post should start coming together in late March! Check back then to find all the deals and freebies.

Ahh, glorious Income Tax Day is upon us with but a single day to spare. I've still yet to finish mine. I've only entered in my name and address on my Turbo Tax account, but the status bar still reads as 0% complete. That's not too encouraging if you ask me. I might just end up filing for an extension this morning. Hooray Democracy! At least I'm a few steps ahead of Homer Simpson.

While I toil away at figuring out which of my plants count as dependents (hey, they couldn't live without me!), enjoy this list of 2018 Tax Day freebies and deals! I should note, you may see other frugal sites reporting additional freebies, but I didn't include those. Everything below are offers with hard evidence for them online.

Unless otherwise noted, these freebies are available on Thursday, April 15, 2021 only.

2020 Tax Day Freebies

File Your Taxes – Before we get to the fun stuff, you've filed your taxes, right?! If you haven't, you can file your free federal tax return in minutes with Turbo Tax or H&R Block. I'd start with getting that done before scoring any freebies from below πŸ˜€

California Tortilla – Say the password “Chipping In” to get free chips and queso with any purchase. (locations)

Great American Cookies – One of the longest running Tax Day freebies, for it's sixth year in a row, is my favorite! Snag a free Cookies & Cream cookie for a jolt of sugar down the homestretch! (locations)

Hardee'sFree sausage biscuit, no purchase necessary, 7-10 am. (locations)

Hot Dog on a Stick – You get a free Original Turkey or Veggie Dog on a stick. (locations)

Free Kona Shaved Ice Tax Day

Kona Ice – They'll be giving away free shaved ice again. Last year, in order to find a participating location, you had to tweet your zip code @konaice and they'd let you know the closest truck. You can still do that, or you can use their new Find A Kona.

Planet Fitness – This 10th annual free HydroMassage might actually be the longest running Tax Day Freebies on this list! Offer is valid April 17 – 22.

Tony Roma's – Your Tax Relief is free kickin' shrimp. Your Next Day Relief is not getting food poisoning! (locations)

2018 Tax Day Deals

Boston Market – If you dine-in, you can purchase a $10.40 that includes a Half Chicken Individual Meal with 2 sides, cornbread, PLUS a regular fountain beverage. (locations)

Bruegger's Bagels – $10.40 gets you a Big Bagel Bundle, which is 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese. Offer available now through April 17, 2018. You can print the coupon on their site. (locations)

Captain D's – Taxes never tasted this good! Get 6 pieces of Batter Dipped Fish, 1 family side, and 6 Hush Puppies for $10.40. (locations)

Chuck E. Cheese's – For every large pizza purchased, guests will get one large cheese pizza free. Offer valid from April 17 – 19, 2018. (locations)

Cici's – $4.17 Adult Buffet with the coupon from their Facebook page. (locations)

Entertainment.com Coupon Book – Their 2018 Coupon Books are on sale for $10.40 with free shipping, their best price of the year! Offer valid through April 18, 2018.

Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub when you buy a full-priced medium or large sub, chips and drink. Offer valid April 17-19, 2018. (locations)

Grimaldi's Pizzeria – Their Tax Day Promo (what an original name!) is back. Guests can enjoy a 16″ traditional cheese pizza for only $10.40. (locations)

Hungry Howie's – Use promo TAXDAY18 to score a medium 1-topping pizza for $0.15 when you buy a large 1-topping pizza at regular menu price. You must order online and is for carry-out only. (locations)

Noodles & Company – If you order online, use code TAXDAY18 and receive $4 off any $10 or more purchase. (locations)

Office Depot & OfficeMax – 5 free pounds of document shredding. Whoa, are you Trump's new attorney?! Offer valid through April 28, 2018. (locations)

PF Changs Tax Day Special

P.F. Chang's – They're not only giving 15% off takeout via code TAXDAY, but it also has the following opening: “You win some, you lose some, but you can always get dim sum.”

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This promo code can be used online or referenced when ordering by phone!

Schlotzsky's – Score a free small Original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a medium drink. (locations)

Sonic – Half price cheeseburgers all day long. This is advertising as a cheeseburger offer, but the fine print makes it sound even better. And I quote, “Offer Includes Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger + Medium Tots or Classic SONIC Signature Slinger + Medium Tots.”

Soooo….free tots, right? (locations)

Sonny's BBQ – Enjoy a half-price rib dinner. Pick from either Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs plus two sides and bread. (locations)

As always, if you know about a freebie I missed, please share it with me and other Hiffers alike in the comments!


Free Arby's Fries & Drink

Free Arby’s Fries and Drink

Calling all Arby's fans!

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Hey, where'd everyone go?

It's not the most fantastic of deals, but if you're in the market for a cheap lunch, then why not get a free small fries and drink with the purchase of an Arby's Loaded Italian sandwich? This freebie is valid through 3/28/18.


Free Auntie Anne's Pretzel

Free Auntie Anne’s Pretzel on March 3

Free Auntie Anne's Pretzel

Free Pretzel Day Monday, April 26, 2021 which means you can get a free Auntie Anne's original or cinnamon sugar pretzel. However, this year we only get freebies if one million people RSVP ahead of time. So far, they're a sliver over 200k, so we've got a ways to go.

Assuming we hit our milestone, head to your local spot from 10am to 2pm and pick up your free Auntie Anne's pretzel.

The only downside is you have to leave your house in order to get the freebie and that means you have to put on pants. And who willingly wears pants during the weekend?

🎂 Birthday Freebie Reminder 🚨

Don't forget to sign up for Auntie Anne's birthday freebie and get a free pretzel every year! 🥨

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]


Free BJs Wholesale Membership

Free BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership

Free BJs Wholesale Membership

While the free membership deal is no longer available, BJ's is constantly offering their $55 membership for only $25!

My East coast Hiffers might be interested in a free 90-day BJ's Wholesale Club membership. You'll need to scroll down to the bottom right of their homepage, then click on the green box that says “get a free 3-month membership.” (Look for the image below) After filling out the form, you'll receive a confirmation email and can pick up your membership card at your local BJ's Member Service Desk.

Free BJ's Membership Icon

I know I've got one of these fairly close to me, so I might stop in and check it out. At the very least, I could buy a 20-gallon jar of honey mustard that should last me until July. Oh, who am I kidding, June at the latest.

They only have stores in 15 states, so I wouldn't be surprised if some Hiffers don't find this useful. You know, when I open my own brick-and-mortar company one day, I'll build a store in every town in America! That way, anybody anywhere can visit one of my stores and participate in a freebie. I won't even bother with all of those nerdy things like “return on investments” or “profit margins.” Who cares about that stuff?!

*KAPERRRZ* A time machine suddenly appears, future Goob steps forth and punches current Goob in the face while muttering something about potential investors digging up this post in the future.


Free JCPenney Kids Haircut

Free JCPenney Kids Haircuts

KID, RUUUUUUUUN! Whoever is holding those clippers is about to shave your head since there are free kids haircuts at JCPenney for the month of August. All you need to do is call 855-JCP-KIDS or your local JCP salon and set up an appointment for any kid in grades K-6. Well, try and make it for your own kid. Society tends to frown upon borrowing neighborhood children just to give them a free haircut.


Free Weekend Events

Free Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

Since the freebies suddenly dried up over the past 48 hours, I hunted down a few extra free events this weekend.

  • Lakeshore Learning – Their craft event from 11am-3pm is building a Spring Chick.
  • Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic – Kids will be making a sports pinball game from 10am-12pm. As usual, space is limited, so register on-lin.
  • Michaels – On Saturday from 10am-1pm, kids can attend the free Make-It, Take-It Crayola event. It's been a while since I've used crayons, so I don't really know what this is.
  • Michaels – What?! TWO Michaels events in one weekend?! Okay, calm down there. Sunday's event will be another Make-It, Take-It event where they “build” an Easter pail. Note that this is from 1pm-3pm.
  • Toys R Us – From 11am-1pm on Saturday, there's a Thomas Play Date where kids enjoy story time, coloring, and free giveaways.

In other words, sleep in this weekend if you're childless.


Free American Red Cross CPR Classes

The American Red Cross is waiving their usual $25 fee and offering free CPR classes on Saturday, March 19. There are over 100 participating locations, but be sure to check the map on their site because they're randomly scattered across the country. My nearby branch isn't participating, so looks like I'll have to teach myself via a YouTube video. Don't worry, I'm sure xAwesomeDude003x has valid credentials.


Free Lowe’s & Toys R Us Events on 04/17

Free Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

I guess these free Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic are every weekend now, because tomorrow from 10-11am they'll be building a free flower planter. After your finished playing Bob The Builder, head over to Toys R Us from 11am 1-pm for a free Thomas the Tank Engine event.

Okay, I had to put my cat down this morning, so I'm not feeling the funny today. She was a fantastic, old kitty who loved sunning all morning, sleeping on our chests at night, and slyly letting the dogs get close enough to almost sniff her butt before smacking their heads at any hour of the day. In other words, she spent 19 years rockin' out. She'll be dearly missed in the Goob household, but damn, you could not have asked for a better cat.


Free Whataburger Coupons

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From December 2nd through the 24th, Whataburger is giving away free coupons every other day. In order to get them, simply sign up in advance and you'll get a random coupon e-mailed to you each day they're released. Speaking of food, I think it's time to head back to the fridge. Twelfth round of Thanksgiving leftovers, here I come!


Coupon: Free KFC Meal

Not to be outdone by Chick-fil-A, Oprah is giving away a coupon good for two free pieces of KFC chicken, two individual sides, and a biscuit! Plus, the terms say you're limited to four prints of the coupon. Talk about an amazing offer – toss in a water and you've got yourself four free meals.

You have until 9:59pm CDT 5/6/09 to print the coupon. You can then redeem it at any participating KFC location from 5/5/09 to 5/19/09, excluding Mother's Day.

Now come on, who was planning on taking their mom to KFC for her Mother's Day meal?

Update: As many people have commented, KFC is no longer accepting these coupons. They are instead issuing rain-checks.