Friday Four: 2013 Tax Season Freebies for all

Free-Tax-Day-StuffThis April, 15th 2013 is your tax deadline. Need a freebie to celebrate. This list includes Tax Day Freebies 2013. Let it help make an otherwise dreary day a little bit brighter.  National chains and local businesses are offering a variety of offers such as free copying of taxes to discounts on your meal and even some free items. Be sure to check dates, times and participation with your location before heading out. If you have heard of any other, feel free to leave a comment for everyone.

Subway: Buy One Get One Free Breakfast Subs all April (until 9am)

Office Depot: FREE Shredding on April 16th (up to 5lbs) with Printable Coupon (exp. 5/1/13) and FREE Black & White Copy of your Tax Return with Printable Coupon (exp 5/1/13)

Panda Express: FREE Samurai Surf & Turf on April 17th with Printable Coupon (or show it on mobile phone)

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill: FREE dessert on tax day. Just need to mention a “cheesy refund” and get an order of Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake Bites for FREE! 7pm – Midnight only.tax freebies

FREE 2013 Tax Calendar from the IRS

amc tax day

Head to an AMC Theater for any movie and receive a Free Small Popcorn with coupon between April 12 and 15, 2013.

Bruegger’s Bagels: Get a Big Bagel Bundle for $10.50 (Valid 4/12 – 4/15) You’ll find the coupon on Bruegger’s Facebook page starting on April 12.

Procrastinators with adjusted gross incomes of $57,000 or less can file their federal returns (and some state returns) for free by using the IRS’s Free File servicearbys tax day

Arby’s – Free Curly Fries or Potato Cakes on 4/15

Enter your email to print the coupon to participate in the “Arby’s 3rd Annual Tax Day Curly Fry Giveaway,” and receive Free Curly Fries or Potato Cakes. You can also enter to win Arby’s sweepstakes giving you a chance at one of ten $500 tax relief payouts.

Shutterfly.com

  • Shutterfly ~ Get 25% off any order sale with promo code TAXDAY
  • Maggie Moo’s – FREE Scoop of New Yogurt from 4-7pm – No Coupon Necessary, while supplies last.
  • Free Preview of Starz and Encore

    Tax Day Freebies 2013This tax day freebie will really help you relax and spend some time with the family.

    DirecTV, Verizon FIOS, Cox Communications, and AT&T U-Verse customers will be getting a free preview of HBO and Cinemax over tax day weekend – April 11 to April 15. Check with your provider for more details about this tax day freebie.

    Bookmark this page as we will continue to add all the tax day freebies to the list as they are released for Tax Day 2013!

4 Reasons I love Tax Day:

1. I get to relax. I moonlight as a preparer.

2. Time to celebrate with freebies, good company and great weather.

3. The next project is a  heartbeat away! I never rest for long, but I LOVE it this way! See you around!

4. Consultations are a whole lots happier….

Till the next

Wednesday Wow!:Being mindful about your tax refund.

irsMoms aren’t easy! We aren’t. Recent polling finds mothers are making careful spending a part of their long-term routine as they shun inessential purchases. With the IRS official opening tax filing season yesterday, now is not the time to stop.

If you’re expecting a tax refund this year, you need a good plan for your money. Maybe you already have the funds earmarked for some spending, but before you let your tax refund burn a hole in your purse, remember that as mindful spending moms our money has to work harder and longer. There are many ways to do this. I’m sure that you have a couple of ideas, here’s mine.

  • Not get one at all – The money you loan the government interest-free, could be earning you interest somewhere else.
  • Build your emergency fund – Hint: Imagine you had 6 months of expenses saved up. Now imagine the economy tanking even more.
  • Grow your nest egg for retirement – Taking your retirement in your own hands instead of relying on social insecurity will make you look like a genius!
  • Use it to pay 100% down on a reliable used car…if you need one – Buying a good used car can save you lots of money in terms of depreciation and interest. Even more if you are fortunate enough to have mechanical skills.
  • Give it to someone in need – If your financial situation is solid, why not give it to someone who is struggling? After all, you didn’t miss it all year long.
  • Use it to help fund your kids college – Soon yours kids will be going to college before you know it. Wouldn’t it be nice to bless them with a nice education without the debt that usually comes with it? I’m STILL paying Johnson and Wales University. 😦
  • Use it to pay down your mortgage – If you have no debt, except for your mortgage, imagine how nice it would be to owe NO ONE!! Your income is COMPLETELY yours! What a feeling!
  • Donate a portion of it to Queen City Sahm’s :D– Okay so maybe this isn’t the smartest, per se, but changing lives a dollar at a time is definitely a lot of fun! We support motherhood with progressive events, educational opportunities and supportive resources. I can’t think of any other mom support group that offer more support to moms that want to breast feed, holistically educate their children, learn how to eat to live, budget, job training (creation and sharing) provide emotional support and so much more! For most stay at home moms Queen City Stay At Home Mom’s is their motherhood stabilizer. Use this link!
  • Last but not least  DON’T DO WHAT Krystle Marie Reyes did.

moneyThis year, there are some purchases that we must make. First up is a new mattress for my room- our last one lasted 10 years. A laptop, for my home schooled children, a family gym membership- we need it badly! And yeah, we’ll take a mini vacation. We haven’t had one in two years. The rest of it will go into savings.How will you spend your tax refund? What did I leave off up there? Be sure to click he links above, leave a message below or tweet me on it! mp Click here!

 

Till, next time, QC Supermom