To ease the pain of filing your tax return, some businesses are offering freebies and deals to soften the blow for taxpayers.
Among the offers:
Participating Arby's locations once again offers a free order of curly fries on tax day (April 15) when you present a coupon that is available online. No purchase is necessary but there is a limit of one free order of fries per person.
Great American Cookies - Get a free regular chocolate chip cookie - no purchase necessary - on April 15 at participating locations. There are six Bay area locations, in Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and two in Lakeland. There is a limit of one cookie per person, while supplies last.
Sonny's BBQ - Get a half-price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs dinner plate all day on April 15 at participating Tampa Bay Sonny's locations. The offer is good for dine-in only. There are three Tampa locations and one in Brandon.
The Boston Market restaurant chain is offering a “Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal” for weary taxpayers who can't be bothered to make dinner after all the trouble of filing on April 15.
Guests can get two half-chicken individual meals, complete with their choice of two sides and cornbread for just $10.40.
No coupon is required to redeem the deal and is available at all Tampa Bay area locations, including Brandon, Safety Harbor, Tampa and others.
HydroMassage participating Tampa Bay locations are offering a free massage April 14 -18 to ease 'tax day' stress. You'll need to present the coupon to redeem the offer and interested participants are encouraged to call ahead to make sure their preferred location will honor the promotion and secure a scheduled time.
Wawa is turning 50 and treating customers to free coffee on April 16. Coincidentally, a lot of people will be needing it Wednesday morning because of staying up late to make that midnight filing deadline.
There's a limit of one per customer and excludes hot beverages over 32 ounces and full-service beverages. Location participation varies. For more information and offer restrictions, visit http://wawa.com
Tampa Bay area McDonald's restaurants are taking the strain off customers' wallets with a 'Buy one Big Mac and get one for a penny' deal at participating locations on April 15. No coupon is necessary. The offer also applies to Quarter Pounders with cheese.