(WLFX) - If April 15 is still circled on your calendar, well, it means you're a serious procrastinator. Or an accountant.
Either way, the final day to file your income taxes isn't just for digging in between the sofa cushions for those last few receipts. It's also a glorious time to cash in on freebies and discounts on everything from cookies to cruises.
Call it a bit of compassionate capitalism: Sure, you have to write a big honkin' check to Uncle Sam, but at least you can get a free hydromassage or some cost-free shredding!
So, my fellow Americans, April 15 is the time to exercise your inalienable right to one or more of these freebies and/or tax-day discounts.
is getting cute with its "
" promotion. Fill out a form at
, where you'll include whether you're married and ordering separately and list dependents (degenerate friends count, apparently). Mail it in before April 18 and you could win a gift card ranging from $10 to $50.
Buy one Whopper, get one free
Buy a 10-piece or larger family meal, get a free red velvet cake
Get 15 percent off at steak dinner through May 3.
Big Bagel Bundles are just $10.40, which is a $3.50 deduction.
Get a half-price rib dinner on April 15. No coupon necessary.
is offering half-price cheeseburgers on April 15.
: Buy a 32-ounce drink and chips and you'll get a free Original sandwich (ham, genoa and cotto salamis, melted cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese) at the deli chain on April 15. That's how Schlotzky's makes Tax Day "Lotz Better." (See what they did there?)
Great American Cookies:
Get a regular sugar cookie on the house on Tax Day -- no strings attached. Just sugar on your lips and hips.
Buy one meal on Tax Day -- may we recommend the ribs or rotisserie chicken -- and a second of equal or lesser value is free. Bring friends!
Hard Rock Café:
"Sing for Your Supper" at a Hard Rock on April 15, and you'll get a free Local Legendary Burger, proving once and for all that karaoke can be used for good, not just evil.
Get $6 off dinner for two through April 19.
Get a free massage in a hyrdromassage bed April 15-17. Visit
to download the free massage coupon and to find participating locations. (Call in advance to confirm location is participating and to schedule a time for a massage.)
will pay taxes, port charges and fees associated with new bookings, saving travelers up to $200 per person, on six-night cruises departing between April 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016
are offering to help you with shredding -- up to 2 pounds for free -- through April 25. Get a coupon on their websites. (Though you shouldn't shred this year's returns and documents for at least three years.)
one-ups its competitors by offering up to 5 pounds of free shredding through May 2.
Barnes & Noble:
Use coupon code X8W8L3A online to get 20 percent off a single item through May 1.
Babies R Us:
Shoppers can use this coupon to get $8 off Pampers or Huggies value boxes of diapers, valid through April 30.
Get 10 percent off when spending $50 or more online when you use code LKS10AFD through April 30.
Get 25 percent off full-price items with the coupon code ANNT3BE, good through April 30.
Check out more freebies here: http://www.taxdayfreebies.com/