Tax Day freebies ease pain of filing

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It's always hard when you've got to sacrifice your hard-earned cash to "The Man" on Tax Day.

But take note, some of our favorite stores and restaurants are offering free and cheap spoils to make the day a little less painful.

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From massages to fast food freebies, here's what retailers and restaurants will offer on Tax Day:

  • Get free Cinnabon bites at selected Cinnabon stores

  • McDonald's has a variety of freebies from coffee to Quarter Pounders for a discount, depending on the location

  • At Firehouse Subs, you can get a free medium sub when you buy a medium or large sub, chips and a drink

  • Hooters is offering free food for kids 12 and under with the purchase of a regular meal.Offers vary by location, so try to call ahead.

  • Schlotzky's is helping ease the stress of Tax Day by treating guests to a free The Original sandwich with a purchase of a medium drink and a bag of chips.

  • Great American Cookies will continue its Tax Day tradition by offering a free birthday cake cookie to customers who stop by participating stores in the Houston area

  • Indulge in a free HydroMassage at any Planet Fitness location from April 15 to 22. A coupon will be available on Planet Fitness' website once the promotion is live.

  • JetBlue is giving customers the chance to win a one-way flight with the first-ever JetBlue tax return flight. Visit for more information.

  • Free bulk bin shredding of up to five pounds is available to help people dispose of private financial information. Visit to print a coupon. It's valid through April 29.

  • The $10.40 Tax Day Special includes a half-chicken individual meal at Boston Market with two sides, cornbread, a regular fountain drink and a cookie. No coupon is needed to get this deal at participating locations.

  • Sonic Drive-In is offering 1/2 price cheeseburgers on Tax Day.

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