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Don't write Tax Day off completely – it's a big day for deals and freebies. 

Regardless of whether you owe money or are getting a refund, some businesses are marking the tax return deadline with specials.

This year's tax relief includes free treats, discounted meals and free paper shredding along with a way to eliminate the stress of filing at the last minute – free massages.

HydroMassage and Planet Fitness are partnering for the 11th annual Free Massage During Tax Week through April 20 with free massages for members and non-members at more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations.

The bulk of the deductions are only offered on the official day, April 15, but a few deals start early and some extend past Monday. Applebee's has $1 strawberry margaritas through April 30 at participating locations. 

All deals are available at participating locations unless otherwise noted. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out.

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Tax Day freebies: Get a free small frozen yogurt Monday, April 15.

: With any Tax Day purchase, get free chips and queso when you say “1040.”

: Get one free Original Chocolate Chip Cookies at participating locations for stopping by Monday.

: The fast-food chain is giving away free sausage biscuits from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday at participating locations. To get this freebie, you need to say, “Made from scratch.” One per customer, while supplies last. Tax not included.

: Get one free Turkey or Veggie Dog participating locations Monday. Limit one per customer. No purchase or proof of completed taxes necessary. 

: Kids eat free through Monday with a $15 adult purchase at participating locations. Some locations are offering the deal over the weekend and a list of participating locations can be found at .

: Tax Day is Kona Ice’s National “Chill Out Day." Stop by the company’s island-inspired trucks during select hours Monday for a free cup of tropical shaved ice. Find participating hours and locations at .

: Through April 27, get up to five pounds of documents shredded for free with a coupon posted at .

: This Tax Day promotion runs now through April 20. Members and non-members can use available HydroMassage chairs with a coupon at

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Tax Day deals: The April drink of the month is the , which is made with tequila, strawberry and margarita mix, served on the rocks with a Twizzlers candy straw. The drink costs $1 at participating locations.

: New app users get a choice of a free green or grain bowl or burger by downloading the new restaurant app Monday through April 20. Customers who already have the app can get free fries with any purchase at participating locations. Download the app at .

: Get half-off lare deep dish or Tavern-Cut Pizzas Monday for dine-in, take-out or delivery. April 15 also kicks off three weeks of free delivery and no service fee on delivery orders through the BJ's website. Learn more at .

and : The online and mobile food delivery services are offering “no delivery fees” when customers spend $20 or more on food with promo code TAXDAY19 for orders placed on the services’ apps or or .

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— Applebee's (@Applebees) : 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 and the offer is available through Monday at restaurants and for online delivery.

: With the annual tax time deal through Monday, new and existing members of the , get 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheeses, for $10.40, a $3.50-plus deduction, at participating bakeries. Sign up for the offer at .

: The chain is celebrating Tax Day with $4.15 BurgerFi Cheeseburgers on Monday through the BurgerFi app only. Download the app at .

: Adult buffets are $4.15 Tax Day with the purchase of a large drink and a coupon available at .

Here’s a deduction we can ALL get behind: Now through Monday, get a Big Bagel Bundle for only $10.40.

— Bruegger's (@Brueggers) : Get two entrees for $10.40 Monday through Wednesday, in-café only.

: The online catering marketplace app has a deal for new customers. Weekdays through Wednesday, get $50 off weekday orders with code ezTaxes2019. Sign up at .

: For Tax Day, DD Perks loyalty members can get a medium hot or iced coffee for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide. Join the program at .

: Get two Breakfast Burritos or two Double Big Cheeses for $10.40 Monday at participating locations. There is no limit to the promotion and no coupon is required.

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: Get a free medium sub with purchase of a full-price medium or large sub, chips and a drink Monday through Wednesday at participating locations that can be printed out or shown on a phone. The coupon will also be posted on the restaurant's social media channels.

: Get a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10.40 Monday at participating locations. No coupon or app needed. Offer not valid in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

: Get a one-topping eight corner pizza for $10.99 with code TAXES.

: Participating restaurants in select locations across the country have Tax Day deals Monday. Check with your closest location. There also are various offers on  including buy one Big Mac, get one for 50 cents.

Mark your calendars! ’s tastiest deduction ever. On 4/15 only, get an 8 Corner pizza for $10.99. Code TAXES

— Jet's Pizza (@JetsPizza) : Get $3 off any large using code 481658 or $8 off any two large pizzas using code 883457.

: Through Monday, existing members of NoodlesREWARDS will get $4 off online and mobile orders of $10 or more for Tax Day. Sign up for future offers at .

: Through Monday, get any large two-topping pizza for $5.99 with online carryout orders.

: Get a buy-one-get-one free entrée at locations nationwide for Tax Day when you mention that it is Tax Day.

NoodlesREWARDS members: this one's for you. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Day, take $4 off any online order of $10 or more in your NoodlesREWARDS app.

— Noodles & Company (@noodlescompany) : Monday kicks off the chain's  and Red Robin Royalty members can get daily deals with a purchase of $10 or more through Sunday, April 21. The Tax Day freebie is a free milkshake. Sign up for the free loyalty program at .

: Get a free small original sandwich with purchase of chips and a medium drink Tax Day. This deal is available at all locations and no coupon is needed.

: The chain has a one-day Tax Day promotion with a $5.99 Chick's Meal, which includes three tenders, two pieces of Texas Toast, a side of your choice and a medium drink. Limit one per person.

: Get $2 off any 20-ounce smoothie Monday through Thursday with Smoothie King's Healthy Rewards app. Learn more at .

: The barbecue chain has an IRS – Irresistible Ribs Special – Monday with half-priced Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Rib dinners, which include two sides and bread.

#1 Tax Tip: $5.99 Chick’s Meal! One day only: April 15th. This deal is for you, whether you’re getting paid or paying out. Not valid with delivery orders. Limit one per person. Only valid at participating locations on 4/15/19.

— Slim Chickens (@slimchickens) : Get $5 burritos Monday at all locations.

: For Tax Day, get a burger and beverage combo for $10.40 at any of TooJay’s 28 locations across Florida .

: For Tax Day, the fast-food chain will offer 15% off any order in-Castle with a coupon at . The coupon also will be sent to email subscribers and posted on social channels.

More deals: Some local restaurants and smaller chains also will offer freebies and discounts on Tax Day. One way to find out is to search on social media. Also find more .

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Tax Day travel booking dealsSeveral individual hotels and small chains are offering discounts for bookings on Tax Day. Here are two bigger offers.

: Through Tuesday, use promo code TAXGETAWAY15 when booking on  to get $15 off a Hot Rate hotel booking over $150.

: The travel retailer will be matching all taxes and fees paid on bookings made Monday in Orbucks, travel dollars to use on a future trip. Learn more at and sign up for Orbitz Rewards program at .

More deals: Find additional travel offers at .

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