Food & Drink

Where to Get Free Food on Tax Day

Published On 04/14/2015 Published On 04/14/2015
Sonic cheeseburger and drink
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Today is April 15th, the national deadline for you to submit your financials to the nerds at the IRS. And since that involves a very sobering look at your bank account, several chains are easing the pain with free (or very cheap) food specials. Burgers, bagels, and even snowcones are on the table -- and absolutely none of them require a W2 in exchange. Here's where you should hit up:

Hard Rock Cafe

The Deal: A free Local Legendary Burger, provided you perform your "favorite song" on stage. This seems like a good time to remind everyone that "American Pie" is longer than you think.
When: All day long.
 

Schlotzsky's

The Deal: A free small Original sandwich, with purchase of chips and a 32oz drink.
When: All day long.
 

Pizza Hut

The Deal: A potential "pizza return," based on your P2 paperwork. Print it out here, then fill it out and drop it in the mail for a shot at free pies.
When: The form is live until 5pm CST on Friday.
 

Boston Market

The Deal: Buy one individual meal and get another free. Somehow the limit is three per person, per visit, so you can go to town on those Market Bowls.
When: All day long.
 

Sonic

The Deal: Half-price cheeseburgers.
When: All day long.
 

White Castle

The Deal: 15% off your meal, via this coupon.
When: Voucher's valid through tomorrow.
 

Bruegger's

The Deal: A Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40, priced to reference the 1040 form you lost sleep and tears over.
When: Started on the 11th and continues through the 15th.
 

Kona Ice

The Deal: A free snow cone at participating trucks.
When: All day long.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and would like to know if Hard Rock Cafe will accept selections from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Follow her to Bad Horse at @kristin_hunt.

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