A dozen Tax Day deals: McCormick & Schmick’s | Tax free shopping at Whole Foods | Free ice cream pizza | 50% off drinks at BLT | Plus more…

Food and drink special at McCormick and Schmick’s

Have you used that 1040 to file your taxes? If you answered yes, then let your hair down and head to McCormick and Schmick’s where the seafood restaurant will have dinner and drink specials at the bar for $10.40 on Thursday for a Tax Relief Celebration. Plus, you’ll get a certificate for $10.40 that can be used on your next visit to the bar. On Friday, April 16, they will celebrate Tax Preparer Appreciation Day. Tax preparers get a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree’, and a certificate for $10.40 to be used on their next visit. You’ll have to present a business card.

Free Ice Cream Pizza

It sounds like a kid’s birthday party — ice cream and pizza. They go together well enough, but it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around an ice cream pizza. That’s the Tax Day freebie being offered this year at MaggieMoo’s. From 3 p.m.-7 p.m., you can get a free slice of the new MaggieMia’s Ice Cream Pizza. Basically, it’s chocolate cake combined with your favorite array of sprinkles, ice cream and other goodies.

McDonald’s BOGO Deal on Tax Day

Not to be left out, McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit is buy one, get one free on Thursday. The biscuit will be offered for breakfast, and the BOGO Southern Style Chicken Sandwich is the lunch and dinner offer.

Save 15 percent at P.F. Chang’s

This isn’t an especially deep discount, but it’s one we’ll take since we rarely see any from this restaurant. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is offering 15 percent off all orders (excluding alcohol) on Tax Day, April 15.

Tax-free shopping at Whole Foods

Whole Foods grocery stores are giving taxpayers a break on April 15. Shoppers at Atlanta area stores will save anywhere from 6 to 9.5 percent depending upon store location by not paying sales tax on any items in the store.

50% off BLT drinks

BLT Steak has a break coming for customers as well. On Tax Day, April 15, all beer, wine and cocktails will be 50 percent off. The half-off special includes bottles and glasses of wine.

Two free cupcake bites at Cinnabon

Did you know that Cinnabon made cupcakes? I certainly didn’t, but when you can get them for free, you might as well give them a try. On April 15, from 6-8 p.m., you can get two free cupcakes bites from the cinnamon bun experts.

Arby’s Samples at the Post Office — THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

If you’re a last-minute type of person and won’t be mailing off your tax return until Thursday, you might consider finding a location that where Arby’s will be on hand sampling free items from its new value menu.

Drinks on Whiskey Blue

Patrons who bring in their W2 or tax preparation will receive a drink on the house from 4 p.m. to close at Whiskey Blue, the rooftop lounge located at the W Atlanta Buckhead. The drinks are courtesy of Blue Moon Brewing Company.

Chick-fil-A deal: Make a purchase at Chick-fil-A and beginning April 16, bring the receipt back within 30 days and get the same items for free. The deal is applicable only at participating restaurants, so be sure to call the location near you or visit and ask whether they are running the promotion.

Coupon for free entree at El Pollo Loco

Bring in this coupon for a free Taco Al Carbon or any item from the Loco Value Menu with the purchase of any size drink Thursday through Sunday.

Starbucks Tax Relief

Bring in a reusable travel mug to Starbucks on April 15 and get a free brewed coffee.

BOGO Boston Market Individual Meal

Use this coupon from the Boston Market Facebook page to buy one individual meal and get one free, per this deal found on Cities on the Cheap.

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19 comments Add your comment


April 13th, 2010
10:43 am

McDonald’s is having a BOGO on their chicken biscuits and sandwiches on tax day.


April 13th, 2010
10:47 am

That Chick-fil-A deal sounds too good to be true. I would love to know if that is real. Like I need any additional reasons to go to Chick-fil-A!!


April 13th, 2010
11:49 am

Chick-Fil-A did something like that last year….

Ms. Lane

April 13th, 2010
3:14 pm

Is the Chick-fil-A deal for Georgia only or is it nation wide? Peach milkshakes here I come.

Curious and Confused

April 14th, 2010
8:14 am

A friend emailed me this mornign saying Starbucks would give away a free brewed coffee IF you bring in a reuseable travel mug. Enjoy!

Curious and Confused

April 14th, 2010
8:14 am

Sorry about the typo, it should read, “morning.”

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

April 14th, 2010
8:36 am

Sorry for the confusion, but the “Chick-fil-A deal” is NOT valid at all Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants. It’s only valid at participating restaurants. Please call your local restaurant to see if they are participating.

Addy C

April 14th, 2010
10:15 am

Bring a reusable travel mug and get free coffee at Starbucks:



April 14th, 2010
5:44 pm

How about a tax deal that actually applies to taxes… http://www.freetaxusa.com has free tax filing. I’ll have to get some chick-fil-a and file a tax return with grease smudges all over it, LOL!

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April 15th, 2010
7:11 am

Just called 11 Chick-fil-A (free standing locations) in Buckhead/N Druid Hills, Decatur, Vinings and up GA 400. None of them were participating in the promotion. Boo. Oh well.

Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 15th, 2010
10:19 am

I’d settle for a sausage biscuit with a little mustard smeared on it.

works with chick-fil-aholic

April 15th, 2010
10:32 am

Kit, are you female? If so, I have a guy for you. Being single, he averages 8 trips a week to CFA. BTW, Marietta Trade Center CFA is not participating.


April 15th, 2010
11:38 am

I believe that only Truett’s Grill locations are participating. The locations are in Morrow, Griffin and McDonough


April 15th, 2010
12:28 pm

Sorry – I’m a guy as well. And I really only eat Chick-fil-A once every couple of weeks. But, my 18-month old daughter loves the little books that come with their kids meals – so I have been going a little more often lately – for her of course! :)


April 15th, 2010
1:57 pm

McDonoughMissy is correct, only Truett’s is doing the receipt day and it’s on Saturday, the 17th. I’ve heard of other CFAs doing that promotion from time to time but only Truett’s is doing it this week. It’s actually customer appreciation week this whole week at Truett’s so not really a ‘tax day’ promotion but I’ll take it :)

From their fan page on facebook:
Thusrday 4/15 –
It’s 1950! Cheeseburgers are .50 from 1030am-200pm and small
milkshakes are .50 from 4-10pm. Come in your poodle skirts and rolled
up jeans and enjoy 50’s music and ELVIS live!

Friday 4/16 –
It’s the Ultimate Hero Day! All Police, Firefighters, Military, Teachers and Pastors Eat for Free from our Ultimate Hero Menu ALL DAY!
Come back from 5-8pm and let the kids enjoy a hands on experience
with fire trucks, police cars and ambulances. 1st 100 kids receive a
souvenir dog tag.

Saturday 4/17 –
It’s Receipt Day! You are going to LOVE this offer! Eat at any Truett’s
Grill location on Saturday 4/17. Bring your receipt back any time
May 1-31 and get the same meal FREE!!!


April 15th, 2010
2:34 pm

Wow. How entitled is this person, re P.F. Chang’s:

“This isn’t an especially deep discount, but it’s one we’ll take since we rarely see any from this restaurant.”

Uh… it’s 15%. That’s not so bad. Yeah – “rarely see any from this restaurant”… yeah because they owe you something. And why is P.F. Chang’s mentioned on a bargain hunter blog any way? You’ve already lost if you’re buying $25 lo mein.


April 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

Three McDonalds in NYC, and NONE knew of the Tax Day Promo.


April 15th, 2010
8:08 pm

Barbrady that was HILARIOUS!!!!