Tax Day freebies 2017: Here’s a list of deals and free items to ease tax return woes

Tuesday is Tax Day, the day your federal and state income tax returns are due.

For many, it’s not a happy day.

But, there is some good news amid the tax return blues. A few nationwide chains are offering Tax Day “freebies” (or at least discounts) to take the sting out of preparing those returns.

Here are some freebies and deals - generally available on April 18 - to help you get to the other side of Tax Day.

Great American Cookies – The Great American Cookie Company will give each customer one free cookie on Tuesday.

Noodles & Company - Use the code TAXDAY17 when you checkout online at Noodles & Company to get $4 off a $10 or more order. This deal is valid April 12-18.

Schlotzsky's - Get a free The Original Sandwich on Tuesday with the purchase of chips and a 32 oz. fountain drink. Valid at participating locations only. No coupon is required to get the deal.

Firehouse Subs - Get a free medium sub at Firehouse Subs when you purchase a medium or large sub, chips, and a drink. This offer is valid April 18-20.

Boston Market - Boston Market is offering a half chicken meal with 2 sides, cornbread, regular sized fountain drink, and a cookie for $10.40.

Bruegger's Bagels - Get 13 bagels at Bruegger's for $10.40 from April 12-19.

Bob Evans - Bob Evans is offering a coupon good for 30 percent off your entire purchase on Tuesday. Click here for the coupon.

Sonny's BBQ - Get a half-priced rib dinner at Sonny's on Tuesday.

Capriotti's – Upgrade free from a small sandwich to a medium size at Capriotti's on Tuesday.

Hot Dog on a Stick: Customers get a free Original Turkey Dog on Tuesday. No purchase is required.

Hungry Howie's: Buy a one-topping large pizza at regular price and you can get a one-topping medium pizza for 18¢ by entering the code TAXDAY with your online order. The promotion is valid at participating locations from Monday to Wednesday.

McDonald’s – Participating restaurants are offering a deal that lets you buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese and get one for a penny on Tuesday. Be sure to check with your local restaurant first.

World of Beer – World of Beer is giving customers a free beer.

Office Depot: Use this coupon and you can shred up to 5 lbs. of documents at Office Depot for free, now through April 29.

Planet Fitness – Planet Fitness is offering a free HydroMassage at any Planet Fitness location. A coupon will be available on Planet Fitness' website.

Kona Ice – You can get a free tropical shaved ice cone on Tax Day.

California Tortilla – The restaurant is offering free queso and chips with any order on Tuesday when you mention the password "tax crunch" to your server.

National Parks: You can get free entrance into a national park on the weekend before Tax Day (April 15-16), and the weekend after (April 22-23). It's National Park Week.