TAX DAY: Freebies and deals to make Tax Day a little sweeter

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Within the next 24 hours, hardworking Americans across the country will be rushing to meet the deadline to file their taxes.

This year, many don’t have much to forward to. The IRS says the number of refunds has dropped because of new tax laws.

But not to worry! Some local businesses are stepping up to help make the day a little brighter.

This year, millions of Americans nationwide will owe money to the IRS this year. That number is expected to be bigger than last year, but there are plenty of Tax Day deals so you can save a buck.

Look, you’ve waited long enough and the dreaded deadline is here. Federal income tax returns are due Monday, April 15.

For many, parting with your hard-earned money is such sweet sorrow. So hopefully these sweet deals will lessen the burden.

Applebees: Applebee’s has an April drink special, the Strawberry Dollarita with a Twizzler straw, for $1.

Boston Market: Get the $10.40 Tax Day special from April 10 through April 15. The special includes a half-chicken with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain beverage drink while supplies last.

Burgerfi: Get a $4.15 BurgerFi Cheeseburger on Monday through the BurgerFi app only. Go to to download the app.

Cicis: Purchase a large drink, and get an adult buffet meal for $4.15 on Tax Day. Redeem the coupon here.

DoorDash: Stay on the couch and get food delivered. DoorDash is offering $20 off on any order for new customers through April.

Firehouse Subs: Literally get this bread with a free medium sub when you buy a full price medium or large sub, chips and a drink.

Hardee’s: Celebrate Tax Day with one free sausage biscuit from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at participating locations. To get this deal, you need to say, “Made from scratch.”

Hooter’s: From April 14-15 kids eat free. Celebrate those child tax write-offs by taking the whole family to Hooters and let get your kid’s meal comped with the purchase of an adult meal $10 or more.

Office Depot: Through April 27, you can shred up to five pounds of documents for free with this coupon.

Planet Fitness: Through April 20, you can use available HydroMassage chairs with a coupon that will be available at

Sonny’s: You can get the IRS – Irresistible Ribs Special – deal Monday with half-priced Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib dinners. You get two sides and bread with the deal.

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