Tax Day freebies and discounts 2018: Because you deserve a break right about now

Tax Day, April 17, is almost upon us, and so is the stress that comes with it.

After you have finished wading through receipts, calculating tax and mailing a check, there should be a reward, right? It‘s not like Uncle Sam is going to send you a thank-you note. Luckily, some businesses have come up with ways to ease your financial burden a bit, by offering freebies or discounts.

Here are some deals sure to make you smile, even if the bank account is hurting.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice of Northwest DFW has the perfect way to chill out after the stressful tax-prep process: free shaved ice. Get one April 17 at any of the five stops its trucks will be making in Tarrant and Wise counties.

▪ Wise County Courthouse (101 N. Trinity Street #101, Decatur, TX): 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

▪ Sam’s Wholesale Club (440 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX): 1-3 p.m.

▪ Central Park (263 W. Main Street, Azle, TX): 2-4 p.m.

▪ City Recreation Center (8213 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX): 2:30-4:30 p.m.

▪ Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce (301 S. Saginaw Blvd., Saginaw, TX): 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Chuck E. Cheese‘s

What‘s better than a pizza? Two pizzas, especially when the second one is free. For every large pizza purchased between April 17 and 19, guests will get one large cheese pizza free. Chuck E. Cheese‘s has locations in Fort Worth (4200 South Freeway #50, ; 4860 S.W. Loop 820, ), North Richland Hills (7935 Grapevine Hwy., ), and Irving (3903 W. Airport Frwy., . For more information and locations:

Kansas City-based restaurant chain Applebee‘s is offering a drink deal through the month of April. Applebee’s

Applebee‘s

If you have a dollar left after paying those taxes, then you are set, because Applebee‘s has brought back its Dollarita deal through the month of April. Yes … a margarita for one buck. Check the couch for spare change and you might be able to buy two. Applebee‘s has locations in Fort Worth (6600 West Fwy.,), Arlington (4654 S. Cooper St.,), North Richland Hills (6645 N.E. Loop 820,). For more information and locations: https://www.applebees/en

Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies

Now here‘s a sweet deal! This Atlanta-based company is offering a free Cookies & Cream cookie on April 17. Great American Cookies has locations in Fort Worth (Tanger Outlets, ), Ridgmar Mall (), and Hulen Mall (); Hurst (North East Mall, ); and Arlington (The Parks at Arlington, ).

For more information and locations:

Firehouse Subs

Come hungry for this deal, or bring a friend. From April 17-19 you can get a free medium sub when you buy a full-priced medium or large sub, chips & drink. . For more information and locations: or .

Sonic Drive-in

Take advantage of Sonic‘s regular Tuesday deal and get a cheeseburger for half-price. For more information and locations:

A soothing HydroMassage is just the thing for a stiff neck and shoulders after hunching over tax documents all weekend. Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

If you have a tense neck and shoulders from hunching over that shoebox full of financial statements, here‘s a great way to unwind. Planet Fitness is offering a free HydroMassage April 14-21 at any of its more than 1,500 locations. It‘s free. All you need is a coupon. Find it (starting April 14) at /Hydro. For more information and locations:

The Texas Rangers are stepping up to the plate to give fans a Tax Day discount. Rodger Mallison rmallison-telegram

Texas Rangers

If the wallet is feeling a bit thin but you want to treat the family to an outing, the Texas Rangers have a deal for you. Get $4.17 Upper Reserved tickets for the April 23-25 series against the Oakland Athletics, and $10.40 Upper Reserved tickets for the May 7-8 games against the Detroit Tigers. Go to to buy tickets. Be sure to enter the coupon code TAX. Offer ends 11:59 p.m. April 17.

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