April 15 is Tax Day, and that means if you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you better get on it lest you suffer from penalties. While you’re sending off your check for your $172 million dollar tax bill, you may as well get something good out of your trip through the wringer. Every Tax Day, someone puts out something free to get customers through the door on a pretty stressful day; this Tax Day is no different. Here’s a list of companies giving out Tax Day freebies.
There are a lot of free food things on the list this year. Arby’s is giving out free curly fries and potato cakes. Cinnabon is giving out free Cinnabon bites. Great American Cookie Company is giving out free cookies. Boston Market and Bruegger’s Bagels are both giving discounts, with Bruegger’s writing down a dozen bagels and Boston Market running a buy-one-get-one rib dinner special, dubbed the We Love The IRS (Incredible Rib Special). In the non-food category of freebies, Office Depot will give away 25 free pages of black and white printing and an impressive free 5 pounds of shredding, the better to make copies of your tax papers while shredding unnecessary receipts
Perhaps the weirdest of these give-aways is sponsored by the condom company Trojan. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Trojan Pleasure Cart will be giving away free vibrators to passers-by on the street. According to the company, it’s a $40 value, which makes it probably the most expensive of the free Tax Day gifts, as well as the most gross.
Trojan vice president of marketing Bruce Weiss calls the free toy, “It’s a stimulus package they will never forget.”
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