With April 15th just hours away, lots of businesses are offering freebies to customers as Tax Day relief.
• Free dinner. Got a song in your heart? Perform a complete song between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on the live music stage at one of 40 Hard Rock Cafes (there's one in Tampa and one in Orlando) on Tax Day — and you've just sung your way into a free entree. The chain expects to give away "thousands" of entrees valued at up to $14.95 each, says John Galloway, chief marketing officer.
• Free cookies. For those with a bitter taste after filing their taxes, Great American Cookies has a sweet reward — a freebie chocolate chip cookie. OK, the limit is one per person. But no purchase is required, notes Vice President David Kaiser, "nor proof of completed taxes."
- For those with super-secret tax documents to shred, folks who print special Office Depot coupons can shred up to 5 pounds of papers between now and April 29.
- Arby's will hand out snack-sized curly fries free on April 15 for guests with coupons from Arbys.com or Arby's social channels. But you won't be able to print the coupons until April 14.
Cinnabon — 2 Free Cinnabon Bites (6-8pm)
Sonic Drive In — Half-price fountain drinks & slushies all day.
Sonny's BBQ — Irresistible Rib Special (half-price rib platter.)
Wawa — free coffee on April 16 (for 50th anniversary.)