Tax Day freebies: Get free Arby's, Cinnabon, and more

Tax Day freebies are being offered by several restaurant chains in honor of the April 17 filing deadline. Here is your comprehensive list of tax day freebies.

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The logo for the White Castle fast food chain is shown in this undated file photo. White Castle is one of several restaurant deals offering Tax Day freebies.

Today is Tax Day, among the most stressful days of the year for procrastinators across the country. But filers, take heart: this is also the most widespread food giveaway day of the year, with several restaurant chains offering sweet tax day deals.  Here is our comprehensive list of Tax Day freebies, with links to whatever coupons you'll need. The deals are listed alphabetically and divided into "free," “buy one, get one free,” and “free with purchase” deals, so you can decide where to eat depending on your tax bracket (and the size of your refund). Because whether you’re scrambling to file, or you filed months ago and are looking to save the last few bucks of your refund, the food corporations of America know that we could all use a little help around Tax Day.


Arby’s: Free value-sized (small) curly fries and a chance to win $5,000. This is the only deal that’s not only free; it’s potentially profitable.

 Need a coupon? Yes.  Get it when you “Like” Arby’s on Facebook

Cinnabon: Two free “Bites” – tiny Cinnabon rolls – per customer between 6 pm and 8 pm This is our favorite deal, because no one needs more than two bites of Cinnabon. Even on tax day.

Need a coupon? No.

Maggie Moo’s/Marble Slab Creamery: Free frozen yogurt between 4 pm and 7 pm

 Need a coupon? No.

Panda Express:  Free Shanghai Angus steak meal – a stir fry with Angus top sirloin, onions, mushrooms, and Asparagus.  Extra points for being the only truly free “meal” available on Tax Day. Some of us will need it.

 Need a coupon: Yes. The offer is available through Panda Express’ Facebook page.

Seattle’s Best: A free sample of ground coffee with a Facebook “like”, or a small coffee at the shop.

 Need a coupon? Not for the free cup. “Like” Seattle’s Best on Facebook for the free sample.

 Bonus Fact: Did you know that Seattle’s Best is owned by the Starbucks corporation? Ergo, there is no Tax Day deal at Starbucks.


Boston Market: Buy one meal and a fountain drink for yourself, get a free meal for a friend (who doesn’t get a fountain drink. Sorry).

 Need a Coupon? Yes, here it is.

White Castle: Buy one chicken breast sandwich, get one free.

 Need a coupon? You do. It’s here


 Chevy's Fresh Mex: A tax-free deal. Chevy's will pay sales tax on all meals. 

Need a Coupon? No.

Chili’s: Free dessert or appetizer with an adult entrée purchase. Only one coupon is redeemable per table, so it looks like you’ll have to go alone.

Need a coupon?Yep. This coupon.

IHOP: Kids eat free with a paying adult from 4 pm to 10 pm. Offer valid through  the month of April.

Need a coupon? No

McDonald’s: Free pie or small cone with purchase of $2.99 or more. Only available at participating locations.

Need a coupon?  No.

PF Chang’s: 15 percent off your entire order.

Need a coupon? No.

Sonic: “Happy hour” – Half price drinks all day April 17.

Need a coupon? No.


Banana Republic: Some of us would prefer to drown our fiscal sorrows in cute sweaters, rather than greasy fast food. Thankfully, Banana Republic ‘s website is offering 30 percent off your entire Tax Day purchase, plus free shipping on all orders over $50.

Need a coupon? Enter the code BRTAXBREAK at checkout

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