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Tax Day freebies (or almost free) ease filing pain

Mary Pickels
| Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Stop your stomach from grumbling and enjoy some comfort food - at a discount - on Tax Day, April 17. Bruegger's Bagels is among businesses lightening the financial load this year with special deals.
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Stop your stomach from grumbling and enjoy some comfort food - at a discount - on Tax Day, April 17. Bruegger's Bagels is among businesses lightening the financial load this year with special deals.
After writing that check to the IRS on Tax Day, treat yourself to one of the many discounts or freebies being offered to make the day a little less painful. Kona Ice of Westmoreland will bring its colorful food truck to Sam's Club in Hempfield to serve free cups of tropical shaved ice to all comers on April 17.
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After writing that check to the IRS on Tax Day, treat yourself to one of the many discounts or freebies being offered to make the day a little less painful. Kona Ice of Westmoreland will bring its colorful food truck to Sam's Club in Hempfield to serve free cups of tropical shaved ice to all comers on April 17.
Lemon Pepper Chicken is one of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen's under $10 entrees, promoted as a way to ease the pain inflicted on wallets on Tax Day.
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Lemon Pepper Chicken is one of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen's under $10 entrees, promoted as a way to ease the pain inflicted on wallets on Tax Day.

Procrastinators beware: April 17 is the deadline for filing your taxes this year. Or to throw in the towel and apply for an extension.

Either way, taxpayers have two extra days this year to down aspirin, antacids, or find some other method of churning through documents and pressing send or making a late night run to the post office.

April 16 is Emancipation Day , a legal holiday in Washington, D.C., that affects the national filing deadline.

But there are rewards available for those who give Uncle Sam his due. Numerous restaurants and businesses are offering to help ease the pain with freebies or discounts on or around Tax Day.

Bruegger's Bagels says treat the office with 20 percent off your catering order through April 17, or be the break room hero with a Bagel Bundle (any 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40 at participating bakeries. That translates to a $3.50 "deduction" from the standard bundle price, according to a news release. Find the deal at brueggers.com

Tax preparation got you hot and sweaty? Kona Ice of Westmoreland will host its fifth annual National "Chill Out" Day from 3 to 5 p.m. April 17 at the Sam's Club along Route 30 in Hempfield. Free cups of tropical shaved ice will be served from its island-inspired truck, along with tropical tunes and flower leis, may help ease the wallet drain.

Sticking with the (un) popular 1040 and 1099 tax form theme, participating Boston Market restaurants will offer a half-chicken individual meal for $10.40 on April 17.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen , with the closest locations in Morgantown and Triadelphia, WV, is promoting its more than 20 made-from-scratch entrees for under $10, including its lemon pepper chicken, along with hand-crafted cocktails including a 16-ounce Texas Margarita, Texas Sweet Tea, Skinny Margarita and Texas Frozen Swirl for under $5.

Participating Firehouse Subs will offer a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and drink, with coupon or online promo code TAXDAY2018 through April 19.

Ready to rid your space of piles of paperwork? Office Depot/Office Max is offering five pounds of document shredding, free of charge, through April 28 with coupon .

After some comfort food, a frozen treat and the pleasure of ridding oneself of paper reminders of Tax Day, head to Planet Fitness through April 22 for a free HydroMassage at any location with a coupon available on its website.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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