Freeday

After you drop that income tax extension into the mailbox head on into one of these places and get your reward.   You might have to give a forearm shiver to the Tea Party demonstrators on your way in.   I think this should be something retailers do once a week.  And when they do we can add Freeday to the calendar, right before Friday. 
 
These Seattle retailers courtesy of Monica Guzman at the Seattle P-I.  Other retailers in other places after the Jack-in-the Box blurb.  You’re welcome.
 
Free Starbucks coffee
You can get your caffeine fix for free tomorrow — but only if you’re green. Starbucks will offer customers free brewed coffee if they bring a reusable mug. It’s part of the company’s “Big Picture” sustainability project.
Seattle locations: Um, everywhere? Find Seattle stores here.

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Free Taco del Mar taco
“Taxes suck. Tacos don’t!” blasts the taco chain. Taco del Mar will give you a free tax day taco if you hand over your e-mail address and print out the coupon they’ll send you. Marketing ploy? You bet. But you can opt-out of their e-mail list.
Seattle locations: Lots. Find the nearest one here.

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15 percent off Babeland sex toys
The sex shop’s deals aren’t as good as last year’s, when the Seattle-based store gave away vibrators to the first 100 people to say they’d filed their taxes. Still: On tax day, Babeland customers get 15 percent off merchandise in stores and online. Oh, and they’ll throw in a free $15 vibrator with a $75 purchase.
Seattle location: 707 E. Pike St (map). Online, use “taxday” promo code.

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McCormick and Schmick’s discount
This Portland-based restaurant thinks ahead. McCormick and Schmick’s is treating customers to $10.40 dinner and drink specials at the bar on Tax Day — and handing over a $10.40 certificate for a future meal. Here’s a bonus: tax preparers (those poor dears) get a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree on April 16.
Seattle locations: 722 fourth Ave., 1103 First Ave. and 1200 Westlake Ave. N. (map)

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Free Cinnabon cupcake bites
Visit a mall-based Cinnabon store between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, and you’ll get two free bite-sized cupcakes. If you want to do more work, enter the chain’s essay contest to be eligible to win a $100 gift card.
Seattle locations: Northgate Mall and Westfield Southcenter Mall (addresses).

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P.F. Chang’s discount
This one’s easy: eat at the Arizona-based Chinese bistro and P.F. Chang’s will take 15 percent off your bill.

Seattle location: 400 Pine St. (map)

And on Friday …

Free Jack in the Box fries
The fast-food joint will give away a small bag of fries per customer. No forms to fill out, no coupon to print. It’s Free Fryday.

Other retailers, some not in the Seattle area:

  • Jamba Juice has a buy one get one free on drinks (with coupon)
  • MaggieMoo‘s between 3pm and 7pm is giving away free samples of their ice cream pizza
  • Subway: free cookies for all customers while supplies last!
  • Chick-fil-A at select locations is giving away free breakfast
  • IHOP kids eat free with each adult entree purchased between 4pm and 10pm all throughout April
  • Whole Foods is not charging you sales tax in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina
  • Boston Market is giving away free plates with the purchase of one at equal or greater value
  • T.G.I. Friday‘s free $5 gift certificate with purchase of $15-$25 or $10 gift ceritificate with purchase of $25+
  • McDonalds is offering free southern style chicken biscuits in certain locations
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