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Tax-timed out? De-stress with Tax Day freebies and deals

Say “Chipping in” on April 17 to get free chips and queso with any purchase at California Tortilla. (Courtesy California Tortilla)

WASHINGTON — As in past years, businesses are offering freebies and deals before, during and after tax day, which falls on Tuesday, April 17 this year.

You have a little more time to file your federal taxes this year because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and April 16 is D.C.’s Emancipation Day holiday.

Check out our list of freebies being offered during tax season, which will be updated as more offers are announced:

  • Applebees — Dollaritas ($1 margaritas) are back for the entire month of April.
  • Boston Market — The Tax Day Special, available April 17 only, is a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain drink for $10.40.
  • Brabo in Alexandria, Virginia, will pay the taxes on all alcoholic beverages on Tuesday April 17, including cocktails, beer and wine.
  • BLT Steak on Eye Street in D.C. is offering 50 percent discounts on all alcoholic beverage on April 17.
  • Bruegger’s — Get a $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle now through April 17 with a coupon from their website. They’re also offering 20 percent off catering orders now through April 17.
  • Carmine’s — Two daylong drink specials, both at $10.40: The Refund Rejoice Pomegranate Spritz, for those fortunate enough to get a refund, and the The Bitter Sting Negroni, for those who owe Uncle Sam. There is also a bar sandwich special: Carmine’s overstuffed chicken parmigiana hero with a choice of Caesar or mixed green side salad for $10.40.
  • California Tortilla — Say “Chipping in” on April 17 to get free chips and queso with any purchase.
  • Chili’s — All during April, the chain is offering $5 Cherry Blossom Margaritas.
  • The Company Store — Get 30 percent off one item, plus free shipping.
  • Corner Bakery — Get two full size items for $10.40, available April 17-19.
  • Firehouse Subs — Customers can receive a free medium sub when they purchase a full price medium or large sub, chips and a drink; valid from April 17 through April 19.
  • Great American Cookies — Grab a free Cookies & Cream cookie when you visit a participating store on April 17.
  • Hydromassage — Planet Fitness members and nonmembers can use Hydromassage massage chairs free between April 14 and 21 with a coupon.
  • Kona Ice — Shaved ice trucks all across the country will be handing out free Kona Ice on April 17.
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room — Diners can get 50 percent off bottles of wine with the purchase of two entrees at select locations on April 17.
  • Osteria Morini, in Southeast D.C., is offering a $15 lunch special on April 17, which includes house-made pasta and a glass of beer or wine.
  • Rail Europe — Get an extra $25 off bookings of $400 or more until April 24 with promo code TAXDAYRE18.
  • Washington Nationals — Get game tickets vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates for $10.40. Offer ends April 19 at 10 a.m.
  • Zeel — Take $20 off your first in-home massage with code TAXDAY2018.


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