April 16, 2012
Whether "She" procrastinated and is just finishing up her taxes or filed and already spent her refund, tax time offers many freebies she should be aware of.Women like free stuff and smart business know it and play off of it. In what's become an annual rite of spring, marketers of products from fast food to office supplies are hoping her sentiments of relief, frustration and fear on Tax Day will encourage more spending via the freebies or deals they use to lure her in to buy something.
I compiled a list of all the freebie options I could find online. Many local business will offer benefits today as well, log on to your local newspaper and town website for those options. A record number of marketers also want her to spend Tax Day 2012 on their Facebook pages printing coupons for free stuff.
This year's twist: Many are prodding consumers to first "like" them on their Facebook pages in order to enter and print free coupons there.
Arby's -- Munch on a free value-sized order of curly fries with printable coupon.
Chili's -- Chili's Facebook page has a free appetizer coupon to use April 16 - 18, 2012.
Cinnabon -- Offers two Cinnabon Bites free at all participating locations.
Marble Slab Creamery -- Score free frozen yogurt from 4pm to 7pm on April 17 with printable coupon.
Panda Express -- Indulge in a free Shanghai Steak entree with printable coupon at all participating Panda Express locations (i.e. locations that aren't in airports or college food courts.)
P.F. Chang's -- The Chinese food chain will offer 15% off on all dine-in or carryout offers tomorrow.
Sonic -- is extending Happy Hour prices all day long on Tax Day 2012, which means half-priced slushies and sodas from open to close.
Bruegger's will offer its Big Bagel Bundle for just $10.40 find coupon on ther Facebook page.
HydroMassage locations nationwide will provide free massages between April 16 and April 20 to help eliminate the stress of tax filing. Get a coupon for a free message at www.hydromassage.com/taxday.htm and call ahead to schedule a session.
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will offer a free scoop of frozen yogurt from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at participating locations.
Office Depot is letting customers make 25 single-sided black and white copies and offering up to 5 pounds of shredding for free through today. No coupon is necessary, and the offer is valid in stores nationwide.
Seattle's Best Coffee will mail a free sample of its Levels coffee to you if you visit the company's Facebook page and click on "Great American Coffee Refund."
■ Whole Foods will give away cups of coffee tomorrow.
■ A chicken burrito is $5 at Qdoba through Tuesday.
Chevy's Fresh Mex -- Eat and skip out on the tax tomorrow, April 17. Chevy's will pay the tax for you if she lives in Arizona, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Arlington and Merrifield, Va., or Vancouver, Wash.
Besides a few freebies lets remember the worker bees who will be working late tonight crunching the numbers and those postmarking our forms :)
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