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Tax Day can be about cashing in as much as paying out. Regardless of whether you owe money or are getting a refund, some businesses are marking the day tax returns are due with deals and freebies.

This year’s tax relief include free treats, free paper shredding, meal deals along with a great way to eliminate the stress of filing at the last minute — free massages.  Exemptions may apply but proof you’ve submitted taxes is not required.

Some deals start early and extend past Tuesday.

Applebee’s: It’s “Dollarita” time at Applebee’s. Get $1 margaritas through April 30.

Boston Market: Get a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and drink for $10.40 Tax Day Tuesday.

Chili’s: Participating locations have a $5 Cuervo Blue Margarita for Tax Day. No coupon is required, just ask your server for this special offer.

Chuck E. Cheese’sTuesday through Thursday, buy one large cheese pizza, get one large cheese pizza free.

Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with purchase of a full-price medium or large sub, chips and a drink Tuesday through Thursday with this coupon, which will be posted on the chain’s Facebook and Twitter pages and sent to newsletter subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter at

Hardee’s: As part of its “Tastes Like America” campaign, the fast food chain is giving away free sausage biscuits from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at participating locations. To get this freebie, you need to say “Made from scratch.”

HootersKids 12 and younger get a free kids meal eat with an adult purchase of $10 or more at participating locations Saturday through Tuesday.

Hungry Howie’s: Get a medium one-topping pizza for 15 cents with the purchase of a large one-topping pizza at regular price on Tuesday. Use promo code 18TAXDAY. This deal is for online carryout orders at participating locations. The offer is not valid in Florida.

McDonald’s: Participating restaurants in select locations across the country will have special Tax Day deals Tuesday. Check with your closest location. Download the McDonald’s smartphone app for additional savings.

Office DepotShred up to five pounds of documents, including tax records, for free through April 28 at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores with a coupon available at

P.F. Chang’s: Get 15% off takeout orders Monday and Tuesday with promo code TAXDAY on online orders and phone orders.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: The first 75,000 people to sign up for the Potbelly Perks loyalty program will get a free sandwich. If you are already a member, you can get a buy-one-get-one-free sandwich offer loaded to your account Tuesday.

Sonic Drive-InGet half-price cheeseburgers on Tax Day. Limit five per customer at participating locations.  Also every day after 8 p.m., Sonic has half-price shakes, floats and ice cream slushes.

White Castle: Through Tuesday, get 15 percent off any in-restaurant White Castle purchase.

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