2021 Tax Day Freebies and Deals

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 2021 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 😀

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)

Previous 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.”


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!

29 comments on “2021 Tax Day Freebies and Deals”

  1. They must have changed the wording on the Sonic deal. Page now reads, “Offer includes single-patty SONIC® Cheeseburgers (approx. 1/4 lb. precooked) only. Add-Ons cost extra/ Not good in conjunction with combos,”

  2. These were stated in my local paper as well:

    Office Depot – 25 free black and white copies one sided

    Panda Express – Free Samurai Surf and Turf (4/17)

    Chick-fil-A – (I like this one its creative). Buy anything on 4/15 save your receipt and take back on 5/14 to receive a full refund.

    • Thanks Jackie. The Office Depot offer is legit, but beware the Chick-fil-A Panda offer. I’m pretty sure it’s only regionally in two or three small areas.

  3. LOL free dates to “help singles take their mind off taxes!” I think a trip to Tahiti would help me take my mind off taxes … just saying.

  4. The town I live in only has a Wendy’s, a Dairy Queen. a Dunkin Donuts and a Pizza Hut. The only one of the places in this freebie that I have even heard of in Maine is Starbucks and I would have to travel almost 50 miles to get there. There used to be a Cinnabon on the Maine Turnpike but I heard it closed down. Oh well, I guess I am saving a lot of calories.

  5. I visit your website daily, a couple times a day & enjoy it.
    Thank you for posting the freebies, especially for the Starbucks Free Coffee for Tax Day. Pike’s Peak Place coffee is awesome!

  6. Well, boo hoo…. Subway here didn’t honor the ‘free cookie’ deal. Sigh… At least I got my coffee though. Thanks for the post.

  7. Actually what you could do with the Starbucks deal if you have more than one store in your area when you run out at one store just go to the next store for your refill…

  8. I think the Starbucks one is only good up to 20 oz. but it doesn’t say there’s any sort of limit to the number of times you can get in line, so… take a field trip to the car & come back for a refill??

    Also, if you sign up for their rewards program & make it to 5 stars (=5 purchases)… you can have FREE refills on brewed coffee (same visit only), a FREE drink on your birthday, AND two hours of FREE wi-fi whenever!! 😀

  9. Happy birthday to me! I get to pay taxes and only one freebie. Oh, well…several years ago a friend gave me an insulated 64 ounce coffee cup! Guess what I’m taking to Starbucks!!! (after which I will be able to stay on-line for 5 days straight!!!!!)

  10. don’t forget about the free fry’s at jack in the fox on friday! i know it’s no longer tax day but its close. i can only go to starbucks because none are in my area. thanks!

  11. so i sent this email to my department and some other folks, not including my boss and next thing i knew she said my email made its way up the building and back to our office lol. spoke to a coworker and now I am also planning on doing the McCormick and Schmicks deal. if you sit at the bar you will get both the certificate (valid next visit only duh lol) and a $10.40 meal special. Ii wonder what meal that would entail though? I’m so excited!!

  12. Nothing in my area, but starbucks but I don’t drink coffee. This really sucks since I live in AL, & can drive easily to GA, but no Whole Foods locally.

  13. Not a lot in my area. But oh well! Someone on Facebook mentioned that Taco John’s is giving away a free taco, too, and I still have the free Cinnasopillas coupon from my birthday last week…so I might have to try that!

  14. I am very sad. The only one I will be able to use is Starbucks. I live in CA. and it seems we never get any of the good stuff! (if I have a cinnabons near, will not use it, too many carbs!!!)

  15. Maggie Moo’s giveaway was AWESOME!!!! Free full size scoops of the best ice cream in the world at Blacksburg, VA location. Thanks for the heads up!

  16. I went to an O’Charley’s in Indianapolis and they had little things on the table saying that they are giving away free homemade strawberry lemonade all day. It is more for administrative professional day, but it’s the same day as tax day!

  17. Goob, you’re lucky you don’t live in NY. After I entered my name and address into the free online tax software (TaxAct) it said that I owed the state $6.


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