TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tax Day isn’t anyone’s idea of a typical holiday, but some businesses in our area are trying to make it a bit more enjoyable.
Check out all the free and discounted deals that are being offered in our area:
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."
Office Depot: Shred 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 www.officedepot.com/shredding.
Piada Italian Street Food: Get a free giant blackberry lemonade at all locations Tuesday.
Staples: Through April 21, get "free shredding services," up to one pound with a coupon available at www.staples.com/coupons.
Applebee's: Get $1 margaritas, which the chain calls the Dollarita, through April 30.
Boston Market: The $10.40 Tax Day meal special includes a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain beverage drink, while supplies last. No coupon is needed.
Bruegger's Bagels: Now through Tuesday, get the Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 when you sign up for a coupon at www.brueggers.com/tax-day. A "$3.50 deduction" from the regular price, the bundle includes 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.
Captain D's: On Monday and Tuesday, the chain has a $10.40 deal, which includes six pieces of its signature batter dipped fish, one family side and six pups.
Chili's: Participating locations have a $5 Cuervo Blue Margarita special for Tax Day Tuesday. No coupon is required. Just ask your server for this special offer.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Tuesday through Thursday, buy one large cheese pizza, get one large cheese pizza free.
Cicis: Adult buffets are $4.17 Tuesday with a coupon posted on the chain's Facebook page.
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 www.firehousesubs.com/newsletter.
Firenza Pizza: Get any one-topping pizza for $4.17 with the purchase of a drink Tuesday.
Giordano's: Get some dough back - a $5 coupon code for online orders - by filling out a pizza return form on the chain's Facebook page by Tuesday. The coupon codes will be sent by April 24.
Grimaldi's Pizzeria: Get a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10.40 Tuesday at participating locations.
Hooters: Through Tuesday, kids 12 and younger get a free kids meal eat with an adult purchase of $10 or more at participating locations.
Hungry Howie's: Sunday through Tuesday, get a medium one-topping pizza for 15 cents with the purchase of a large one-topping pizza at regular price and promo code 18TAXDAY. This deal is for online carryout orders at participating locations. 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.
Noodles & Company: Through Wednesday, take $4 off online orders $10 placed at www.noodles.com with promo code TAXDAY18.
P.F. Chang's: Get 15% off takeout orders Monday and Tuesday with promo code TAXDAY on online orders and phone orders.
Planet Fitness: Now through April 21, get a free massage at participating HydroMassage locations nationwide on their user-controlled massage beds for the company's 10th annual Tax Week promotion.
This deal also is available at Planet Fitness gyms that have the massage beds.
"It's a great way to help people take a few minutes to relax, recover, and rejuvenate," HydroMassage president Paul Lunter said in a statement. "With more locations participating this year, we hope that more people can experience the benefits of massage conveniently with HydroMassage."
Visit www.hydromassage.com/taxday to find a list of participating locations and print a coupon. You'll need to make an appointment for non-Planet Fitness locations and massages may be limited to 10 minutes.
Pollo Tropical: Take 17% off regular menu platters Tuesday at participating locations. No coupon is needed.
Quiznos: New and existing Toasty Points loyalty members get 10.40% off any purchase including catering orders Tuesday. New members also get a free four-inch sub for downloading the smartphone app.
Schlotzsky's: Get a free small original sandwich with purchase of chips and a medium drink Tuesday.
Sonic Drive-In: Get half-price cheeseburgers Tuesday. Limit five per customer at participating locations. Also every day after 8 p.m., Sonic has half-price shakes, floats and ice cream slushes.
Sonny's BBQ: The barbecue chain has an IRS - Irresistible Ribs Special - Tuesday with half-price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib dinners for dine-in and takeout. No coupon is needed.
TooJay's: The Florida-based chain is giving customers a chance to "wine" down. Get glasses of wine for $5 as well as $3 mimosas and $3 beers Monday through Wednesday.
Tony Roma's: Through Tuesday, dine-in guests who visit participating locations will receive a free Kickin' Shrimp coupon with the purchase of an adult entrée.
White Castle: Through Tuesday, get 15% off any in-Castle purchase.