Tax Day blues? Try these red hot deals

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, 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 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.

Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni

After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help ... Web: Details