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As I’m sure you know, today is Tax Day here in the US of A. If you have waited this late to file (as we have), I’m going to go out on a limb and guess this isn’t your favorite day of the year. A few companies are hoping to brighten up your day a bit by offering free or cheap treats. You could indulge in a 1/2 price Sonic cheeseburger for lunch, follow it up with a free Great American cookie snack, have a late afternoon Kona Ice, and finish the day with a free beer from World of Beer. I’m not sure if you would feel great after that culinary itinerary, but your wallet shouldn’t be hurting too much!
Tax Day 2017 Freebies and Big Discounts:
- Sonic 1/2 price single patty cheeseburger
- Free Great American Cookie birthday cake cookie
- Free Kona Ice
- Free beer from the World of Beer (where legal or $5 off check)
- Free Firehouse Medium Sub when you purchase another sub chips and drink at regular price. You do need this Firehouse Subs Coupon and the offer is valid April 18 – 20th.
- Free Schlotzsky’s small original sandwich with the purchase of a medium drink and a bag of chips.
I’ve also seen that some McDonalds locations are offering deals such as buy one Quarter Pounder, get one for a penny or similar, but it doesn’t seem to be uniform across all stores. I’ve also seen some Arby’s locations are offering free curly fries, but again I am not sure that is chainwide so I don’t want want you to waste your time searching for the elusive free curly fry!
Further Maximize Tax Day 2017
Also remember you can pay your tax bill with a rewards earning credit card to rack up miles and points as long as you do the math first to make sure you come out ahead. A simple example of that math where you would come out slightly ahead would be if you used if you used Pay1040.com to pay and were hit with a 1.87% fee, but you earned 2x points that were worth a bit more than 2 total cents by paying with the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. Alternatively, if you paid with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card you would essentially be paying for your SPG points at a rate of 1.87 cents each, which is not a terrible price for SPG points.
Finally, if you owe Federal taxes you can also enter to win one of 1,000 free JetBlue flights! If you run across any other Tax Day 2017 freebies or solid discounts, please let us know!
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