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

Calendar on top of form 1040 income tax form for 2016 showing tax day for filing is April 18 2017

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.

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