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Taxes can be a bit, well, taxing. However, there’s a little relief for you and your wallet. As the midnight deadline looms on the big day, many restaurants and businesses are offering Tax Day freebies and discounts on Tuesday, April 17, with a few valid before and beyond. (For the day, let’s just say — IRS stands for “I Really Saved!”)

After doing your taxes, you’re probably tired of reading “the fine print,” but make sure to do so on each offer before making the rounds. Some of the offers require a coupon or have time restrictions.

Others are on-going deals that just happen to fall on the same day. The promos are valid at participating locations and limited to one per person, while supplies last.

If we missed any, let us know at and we’ll try to get them added to the list.

Applebee’s — Get a Dollarita for just $1 (10-oz. house margarita) — available through April 30.

Boston Market — Get Half Chicken Individual Meal with two sides, cornbread, cookie and regular fountain drink for $10.40 on April 17.

Bruegger’s Bagels Get Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40, from April 11 to 18. You first need to “claim the offer” on its website.

Café Rio Mexican Grill — The chain’s Tasty Tuesdays offers a burrito, salad, taco plate or quesadilla for $5.49. (Available every Tuesday.)

Chili’s — Enjoy a Cherry Blossom Margarita for $5 — available through April 30.

Chuck E. Cheese — From April 17 to 19, buy any large pizza and receive a large cheese pizza for FREE.

Firehouse Subs — From April 17 to 19, get a FREE medium sub with the purchase of a medium (or large) sub, chips and drink — coupon required.

Great American Cookies — Get a FREE regular Cookies & Cream cookie on April 17.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria — Get 16″ Traditional Cheese Pizza for $10.40 on April 17.

Hooters — From April 14 to 17, kids (12 & under) eat FREE with the purchase of $10 or more by an adult.

HydroMassage — Get FREE HydroMassage at participating Planet Fitness locations, from April 14 to 21appointment and coupon required.

Kona Ice — Get FREE cup of tropical shaved ice and complimentary lei from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora Municipal Center (15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.) on April 17.

Mici Handcrafted Italian — Mici will “pay the tax” for all dine-in, carryout and delivery customers. Save 8% on your order with promo code TAXDAY.

Noodles & CompanyFrom April 11 to 18, use promo code TAXDAY18on an online order of $10+ and save $4.

Office Depot/OfficeMax — Shred up to 5 pounds of documents for FREE, through April 28coupon required.

Panera Bread — Get baker’s dozen of bagels for $6.99. (Available every Tuesday.)

Papa Murphy’s — Get any large pizza for $10. (Available every Tuesday.)

P.F. Chang’s China BistroSave 15% on takeout with promo code TAXDAY — valid April 16 and 17.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill — After 2:30 p.m., get an Original Fish Taco for $1.75, Fish Taco Especial for $2 and $1 off alcohol. (Available every Tuesday.)

Ruby Tuesday — Get Grilled or Crispy Chicken Sandwich (with fries) for $5 — on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just ask server for “$5 Deal.”

Schlotzsky’s FREE small Original Sandwich with purchase of chips and 32-oz. drink on April 17.

Sonic Drive-in — Get 50% off cheeseburgers all day on April 17. Plus, they offer 50% off shakes, floats and ice cream slushes after 8 p.m. every night through the end of summer. Combine the two deals for maximum savings!

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