How To Reward Yourself After Paying Uncle Sam



Are you one of the eight percent of Americans who wait to file their taxes on the day they are due? Tuesday, April 17, is looming, and according to Offers.com, a trailblazer in the online world of deals, discounts and promo codes, many would go to great lengths to avoid paying their taxes – up to 33 percent would shave their heads, up to 21 percent would forgo social media for a year and up to 10 percent would rather have an embarrassing video of themselves go viral, than having to sit down and figure out how much they owe Uncle Sam.

The online marketplace also found 35 percent of us use our tax returns to pay off debt, 29 percent deposit it into a savings account, 25 percent use it for everyday expenses and only seven percent splurge on something luxurious.

Any way you look at it, paying income taxes is stressful, and that’s why Offers.com is offering the general public a way to soften the blow, with free food and special offers from local restaurants and retailers, and some tax preparer lagniappe as well:

 

Restaurants:

Applebee’s: To celebrate finishing your taxes, Applebee’s is offering its Dollar Margaritas, or Dollaritas, for, you guessed it, $1.

Chili’s: Every day in April, Chili’s is offering a $5 Cherry Blossom Margarita. No coupon is required; just ask your server for this special offer. 

Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and drink with online promo code TAXDAY2018.

Great American Cookies: Get a free Cookies & Cream cookie on Tuesday, April 17, one per customer.

Mrs. Fields: Until midnight on Monday, April 16, use code SAVETEN to get 10 percent off any order.

 

Retailers:

Ashley Furniture: Use code REFUND10 to get 10 percent off any order from Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17.

Express: Through Tuesday, April 17, Express is offering BOGO 50 percent off for women’s jeans; BOGO for $29.90 for men’s jeans and an extra 30 percent off clearance items.

Franklin Planner: Get 17 percent off any order on Tuesday, April 17, with code TAX17.

L’Occitane: Place an order over $65, and use promo code ALMOND18 for a free eight-piece body and skincare gift. 

Lowe’s: Lowe’s is extending its Spring Black Friday sale through Wednesday, April 18. 

Macy’s: Did you skip the gym because you had to work on your taxes? Macy’s is offering fitness-tracker discounts through Tuesday, April 17, including 25 percent off the Samsung Gear Fit1 Pro and $50 off Samsung Gear S3 watches.

Samsonite: Through midnight on Tuesday, April 17, get up to 50 percent off most items with code SAVE. Also, get free standard shipping on orders over $99.

Shoe Carnival: Get 20 percent off when you buy two or more pairs of shoes through Tuesday, April 17. Use promo code APRIL20.

 

Tax Preparers:

H&R Block: Free income tax calculator on any order.

TurboTax: Up to $20 off TurboTax until Tuesday, April 17.

 

 

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Leslie T. Snadowsky contributes to Biz New Orleans as a video blogcaster and Biz liaison for WWL/WUPL-TV. She’s contributed to Bloomberg NewsReutersThe Times-PicayuneThe New York Post and The Dallas Morning News, and appeared on CNN’s “Nancy Grace,” and “Jane Velez Mitchell,” and Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” She earned her BA from Newcomb College at Tulane University and her MS in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As an exhibited and published rock photographer, Leslie enjoys live music and the eclectic culture of New Orleans. 

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