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NEW YORK (AP) -- Few truths are more universal: No one likes to pay taxes, and everyone loves to get things for free.

Restaurants and other retailers are offering freebies to reduce people's angst over their income taxes -- which must be postmarked or e-filed by Thursday.

From cupcakes and pancakes to dinners and coffee, the offers are meant to help people feel better as they help companies drum up business. No paperwork or proof is required for most of the offers.

Ice cream chain MaggieMoo's is giving away pieces of its new ice cream pizza in its second annual tax day giveaway. The company won't say what it cost to give away thousands of free scoops of ice cream at its 160-plus stores in 2009, but a spokeswoman says such promotions bring in new guests and new sales.

"They'll have free ice cream and then they'll get a drink or a smoothie or something else or take home an ice cream pizza," says Jenn Johnston, senior vice president of marketing for NexCen Franchise Management, the parent company of MaggieMoo's, Pretzel Time, The Athlete's Foot and other chains.

Here are some of the freebies and discounts on offer for tax season 2010.

-- FREE COFFEE AND TREATS

CINNABON: Get two free bite-sized cupcakes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at participating mall locations as part of "Tax Day Bites!" Flavors include Chocolate Passion, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Cinnacake Classic.

MAGGIEMOO'S: Get one free slice of ice cream pizza -- ice cream with red frosting to look like sauce and white chocolate to look like cheese -- at participating locations from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

STARBUCKS: Get free brewed coffee all day Thursday if you bring your own mug, a promotion the cafe chain says is friendly to the environment as well as taxpayers.

-- DISCOUNTED MEALS

BOSTON MARKET: For a "last-minute tax break" -- one free meal for each one you buy Thursday through Sunday -- show this coupon: http://bit.ly/d1YlRO

IHOP: Expanding on the tax deduction parents get for kids, the restaurant chain is offering free dinner for one child age 12 or younger with each adult meal purchased 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. all month long.

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S: The seafood restaurant is offering $10.40 dinner and drink specials in the bar on Thursday -- a nod to the 1040 tax form. Bar guests who come in April 15 also receive a $10.40 gift certificate for a later visit. And professional tax preparers, who may have to work right until the midnight deadline Thursday, get their freebie Friday: dessert on the house plus a $10.40 certificate if they show a business card.

P.F. CHANG'S: Get 15 percent off food purchases for dine-in or take-out, excluding alcohol and happy hour food and beverages.

-- STRESS RELIEF

HYDROMASSAGE: Get a free massage Thursday through Sunday at participating locations. The mall-based massage chain suggests calling ahead to book an appointment. Find a location at http://www.hydromassage.com/taxday.
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Mine aren't due until May, thank-you-very-much flooding!


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My taxes were done months ago, do I still get tax day treats too?!?!

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NONE FOR YOU.


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Daniel, go for the Starbucks coffee. I know you have no idea how to get free coffee any other time of the year from them.
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True FGH, this will be my only opportunity to get their product for free

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Glad you can get something for free at least.
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Anxiety over tax day? I think my refund was deposited in early to mid Feb. There's no reason why everyone can't have them done. If you have anxiety over waiting until the last second to get this done you are just lazy and deserve to get F'd by the IRS anyway.
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Re: Free & discounted treats on tax day!

:hide: I just filed mine today.

Not like it was difficult or anything, I'm just a realllllllllllllllllllly good procrastinator.

Free coffee sounds awesome. Hope the lines aren't too long.



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Re: Free & discounted treats on tax day!

[quote author=biggee72 link=topic=170757.msg3616893#msg3616893 date=1271277093]
Anxiety over tax day? I think my refund was deposited in early to mid Feb. There's no reason why everyone can't have them done. If you have anxiety over waiting until the last second to get this done you are just lazy and deserve to get F'd by the IRS anyway.
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Well, you should have your return completed early for peace of mind, but not all of us want to actually send it off early

Every tax season I have to look up the word "refund" in Websters because I forget what it means.
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