Feeling down after paying the IRS? Need a pick-me-up?
For me, tax time is to gather the mound of “must shred-eventually” paperwork and make the most of the Tax Day shredding freebies at Staples, Office Depot and Office Max. (Unfortunately my kids have caught on that this is “work”, not a game.) Free shredding (up to 1 pound) is available at Staples through April 21. The Office Depot and OfficeMax free shredding (up to five pounds) will run through April 23.
For those whose “recovery” involves indulging in a meal, drink or some retail therapy, RetailMeNot.com shared its list of Tax Day (Tuesday, April 17) discounts:
National Parks: Give your wallet a break while exploring the great outdoors, because Tax Day happens to fall during National Parks Week. That means free entry into U.S. National Parks the weekend of April 22-23.
Kona Ice: It’s the fifth annual National “Chill Out” Day! That means free shaved ice for you from Kona Ice. Visit https://www.kona-ice.com/chill-out-day/ to find the nearest Kona Truck.
Great American Cookies: This one is a personal favorite of mine. What’s better than a free Cookies & Cream Cookie on Tax Day? There’s a limit of one per customer.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Get a big bagel bundle (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40.
Firehouse Subs: April 17-19, enjoy a free medium sub when you buy a medium or large sub, chips and a drink.
Noodles & Company: Through April 18 place an order online, enter promo code TAXDAY18 and get $4 off an order of $10 or more.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Tax Day is BOGO free for those enrolled in Potbelly Perks.
Lowes: The Spring Black Friday sale extends through April 18.
World of Beer: Enjoy a Tax Day free beer or $5 off your check.
Chili’s: No coupon is needed throughout the month of April for a $5 Cherry Blossom Margarita.
Applebees: Tax Day means the return of the Dollarita. The $1 deal is available through the end of April.
Bite Squad: Food delivery more your thing? Grab a special Tax Day 7.5% discount when placing an order online or via the app and using promo code TAXDAY18.