Where to Get Free Food on Tax Day

And more deals you can score on April 17.

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For many of us, Tax Day is the worst day of the year. It's not only a reckoning of just how much you might owe the government, it's also a solid few hours of paperwork. (Okay, you can do it online now, so whatever the Internet version of "paperwork" is.) So whether you're expecting to be writing or receiving a check when you file your taxes on Tuesday, April 17, here are some deals to score with your refund or help you save a few bucks in your slightly lighter wallet:

Babbo Italian Eatery

For just $4.17, you can dine on an eight-inch cheese pizza with purchase of a drink. Just mention the "Tax Day special."

Boston Market

In the spirit of filling out you 1040 EZ form, the chains standalone locations will offer a half chicken with two sides, cornbread, and a drink for just $10.40.

Bruegger’s Bagels

From April 11 to 17 $10.40 gets you the Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese). Just sign up for the coupon here.

California Tortilla

Free chips and queso. We repeat: Free chips and queso. Just say "Chipping in" when you place your order for any regular-priced item to get a small chips and queso as your side.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Upgrade your small sandwich to a medium for free by mentioning Tax Day.


Head in for lunch or dinner and you can order up a Cuervo Blue Margarita, made with silver tequila, blue Curacao, and pineapple juice for just $5.

Chuck E. Cheese

If you're up all night filing taxes on Tuesday, don't worry: You can still take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese Wednesday and Thursday for a free large cheese pizza with purchase of another large pizza, as the promotion runs April 17 to 19.


Print out this coupon for a $4.17 adult buffet, valid on Tax Day only.

Corner Bakery

Get two full-sized breakfast, lunch or dinner items for $10.40 through Thursday.

Firehouse Subs

Also running from Tuesday to Thursday is Firehouse Subs' free medium sandwich with the purchase of any medium or large sub (plus chips and drink) deal. All you need is this coupon.

Great American Cookies

Participating stores will be handing out free cookies and cream cookies on Tax Day.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

A 16-inch cheese pizza is just $10.40 in honor of Tax Day.


Before 10 a.m. on Tax Day, walk into any Hardee's location and use the phrase "Made From Scratch" to receive a free sausage biscuit (on one of the chain's made-fresh-daily biscuits, no less).

Hot Dog on a Stick

The SoCal (and beyond) staple will give you a free turkey or veggie dog to

Kona Ice

Renaming April 17 "National Chill Out Day," the shave ice trucks will be giving away free shaved ice all day. Find your nearest location here.

Noodles & Company

Speaking of doing your taxes online, the chain's "File Online, Order Online" deal is running from April 11 to 18. Use the code "TAXDAY18" to get $4 off your online order of $10 or more.

P.F. Chang's

Use the code "TAXDAY" at checkout for 15 percent off online and phone takeout orders on April 16 and 17.

Piadia Italian Street Food

Grab a free blackberry lemonade at any location all day long.


If you're a member of Quiznos' loyalty program you can get 10.40 percent off any order. (Downloading the app and signing up for the first time also entitles you to a free 4-inch sub sandwich.)


Snag a free small original sandwich with purchase of chips and a medium drink.


Get half of a free burger—that is to say, 50 percent off cheeseburgers–all Tuesday long as the drive-in chain extends its Happy Hour deal the entire day.

Taco John's

Redeem the online coupon for a free beef taco.

Tony Roma’s

From April 14 to April 17 the ribs, steak, and seafood chain is giving away a Kickin' Shrimp appetizer with purchase of any entrée.

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