Tax day freebies: Here are some of the best deals

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(CBS/MoneyWatch/WKYT) - Preparing your tax returns may not be the most enjoyable effort -- and that has companies trying to leverage that sentiment with the increasingly common "tax day freebie."

Dozens of national and local businesses are rolling out discounts and deals on April 17, this year's deadline for filing federal tax returns.

Here are some of the best tax day freebies:

Hardee's
The fast-food chain is giving away sausage biscuit sandwiches from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The key: Customers need to say the password "Made from Scratch" to get the deal, according to a spokesman. It's the first time Hardee's has offered a tax day deal.

Captain D's
Six pieces of batter-dipped fish, one family side and six hush puppies for $10.40 on April 17.

Quiznos
The sandwich chain is offering another 1040 special -- a discount of 10.40 percent from any purchase on Tuesday. The company said customers who download its loyalty app will also receive a free four-inch sub sandwich.

Applebee's
It may not be an exclusive tax day freebee, but the "dollarita" -- a margarita that costs one dollar -- is back this month. The promotion began on April 1 and is available only for dine-in customers.

Hooters
Free kids meal offer is available for children 12 and under and requires a purchase of $10 or more per accompanying adult for each free kids meal provided. For dine-in only.

Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese is providing a buy one, get one free offer on cheese pizzas from April 17 to 19, citing the tax deadline as a stressful time for families. For every large pizza ordered, the chain will provide one large cheese pizza for free.

Tony Roma's
Tony Roma's will give a coupon for a free Kickin' Shrimp -- fried shrimp in a cream sauce -- when customers order an entree on Tuesday.

Sonic
Half-price cheeseburgers all day on April 17.



 
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