GOOD DEALS FOR TODAY

TL GOOD DEALS FOR TODAYIt’s TAX DAY 2016…  I know – don’t get too excited.

I’ve been surfing the deals for today and found a few businesses that would love to have you spend some of your tax refund with them.

  • Great American Cookies – Stop by participating locations and grab a free regular chocolate chip cookie — no purchase necessary.
  • Staples – You can shred 5-lbs. of documents for free for another year at Staples.
  • Schlotzsky’s – All locations will be offering a free small original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a drink today.
  • McDonald’s – Buy one get one free French fries.  Some locations have free small coffee.  Some locations have 18 cent Big Macs & Quarter Pounders when you buy one for regular price.
  • Hard Rock Cafe’ – Tonight you can SING FOR YOUR SUPPER!  Sing your favorite song on stage and get a free Legendary Burger!  All ages welcome.
  • Boston Market – Get a half chicken individual meal with two sides, a regular fountain drink, cornbread and a cookie for $10.40.  You know, 1040 – like the name of the dreaded form…  LOL!
  • Arby’s – Free curly fries.
  • Olive Garden – Comfort food – that’s what you need during tax week. Olive Garden will give you a free take home entree’ with an entree’ purchase (dine-in only).
  • Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion – when you mention Bloomin to your server. I recommend calling ahead to make sure your location is participating.
  • Kona Ice – Giving away free tropical shaved ice.  The company’s trucks will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses nationwide, handing out free cups of shaves ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis.  Their moto this year is NO TAXATION WITHOUT RELAXATION THIS TAX SEASON.
  • Sonny’s BBQ – Half price Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-rubbed Rib Dinner.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Half price single patty cheeseburger.

Hopefully there is something here that you can take advantage of today!  Saving money after paying taxes is as American as apple pie!  If I can help you do that, then my day has not been wasted.  🙂

 

 

TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY

TL 4-15 TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY

As we all know, today is National Tax Day, but if you are tired of adding up rows of figures to come up with exact answers, the day we’re celebrating will give you a break – it’s also TAKE A WILD GUESS DAY!!!

There are no prizes to be won for guessing correctly, but it should give your mind the break it needs.  Take a chance and take a wild guess today.  Make a bet with a co-worker about something – like is it going to rain???  Pretend you are the great Sherlock Holmes and use your powers of deduction or act on a hunch.

Jim Barber created this day and wanted it to coincide with National Tax Day.  He had a hunch the day would be a great success – and his hunch paid off!  Many people have enjoyed celebrating this wacky holiday in the past.

The whole romance of  [Dirty Harry] is the fact that he’s a guy who hates bureaucracy.  Well, who doesn’t hate bureaucracy? …  You go to the [DMV and] fill out form after form…  That’s part of the bureaucratic nightmare that mankind has made.  – Clint Eastwood

I’m not a huge “Dirty Harry” fan – it’s not really my style, but that famous line from the movie really is appropriate for today – “Do you feel lucky, punk???”

For some serious fun, you could fill a mason jar with jelly beans (counting them as you fill it) and have co-workers guess how many jelly beans are in there.  Or – if there is a pregnant co-worker or the spouse of a pregnant co-worker, you could have everyone guess the sex of the baby if they don’t know already.  How about using that great intuition of yours to scout out a great new place for lunch?  Act on a hunch and choose a place for lunch.  LOL…  yeah – I’m a poet.  🙂

Guessing is really a part of everyday life, when you think about it.  We venture into uncharted territory almost daily, hoping that our senses are not going to let us down.  This is the day to really tap into that sixth sense and shine as a great guesser.

Yep, it’s tax day.  Some of us paid in with no promise of a refund, while some of us paid in anticipating a refund.  No matter what your situation is today, at least there is some comic relief in sight.  Just have some fun, let your imagination go a little crazy and take a wild guess…  about anything!   🙂