Tax Day does not always have to be such a bummer. While your accountant will only be calling you today to remind you to submit your returns, we're here to share the happy news of Tax Day. Every year, many businesses give incredible discounts to their customers to help cure your Tax Day Blues. We've put together a list, with the help of some of our favorite sites, to share some of these incredible deals with you. Take advantage!
Applebee's - ALL month long, grab a Dollarita. That's right, Applebee's has a $1 Margarita!
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza - Download the Brixx Roxx App (I just did!), select your location, tap 'more' and scroll down to coupons. Currently, I've got an offer for B2G2 dine-in entrees! Feed a family of four for the price of two??? Yes, please!
Bruegger's - If you know me, you know how much I love Bruegger's Bagels. Grab a baker's dozen and two tubs of cream cheese for only $10.40 and I promise you'll be the hit of the office today. You must claim the deal here.
Chili's - Ask your bartender for a $5 Cherry Blossom Margarita. Thanks to our friends at patch.com for sharing this offer which is valid all month long! Also, if you haven't tried the Southwest Eggrolls, I highly recommend them! Yumm!
Chuck E. Cheese - From April 17th to April 19th, get a free large pizza with purchase of a large pizza. Take the family out for some fun and save on dinner!
Firehouse Subs - You'll need this coupon from our friends at offers.com, but get a FREE medium sub when you buy a medium or large sub, chips & drink at full price. We were just here last night and a medium is more than enough!
Hardee's - grab a FREE sausage biscuit before 10 am just by saying "made from scratch". Hurry, the clock is ticking on this deal!
Noodles & Company - Use code TAXDAY18 to get $4 off a $10 purchase *valid online only through April 18th.
PF Chang's - Use code TAXDAY for 15% off takeout orders - must order online or by phone.
Schlotzsky's - Grab a free small 'The Original Sandwich' using code 183. You must purchase a drink and chips. Offer valid at participating locations.
Sonic Drive-In - Half-price cheeseburgers! If you go after 8 p.m. you can also get half-price shakes, floats and slushes, which is an everyday deal if you didn't know :)
Sonny's BBQ - Get half-price rib dinners - Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed. No coupon required and this is one of the few you can get to go and still save big!
Retailers are also offering Tax Day deals! Give a quick Google before you purchase anything and see if there are tax day deals from your favorite retailers!
Information collected from: Patch.com, Queen City Weekend, Fox Charlotte, and WSOCTV.
Am I the only one that wonders about these "national [xyz]" days? Well this week, Facebook reminded me that April 10, 2017 had been National Sibling Day. Not knowing if it would be National Sibling Day again or if that was a made-up Facebook holiday last year, I told my brother that I love him and that I'm grateful for him every single day and not just on possibly made-up holidays.
This picture is from his high school graduation in 2014. This is one of my favorite pictures of us because it perfectly reflects our dynamic. I want one thousand pictures every time I see him and he doesn't want any. We're so very different and yet so very similar at the same time. I was so proud of him on this day. He's always been incredibly intelligent and did well in high school without having to put in much effort. He played varsity basketball. I missed very few games and loved every minute of each win and loss because I loved being able to cheer him on. Four to five years later and I still annoyingly chant those same cheers to him when we watch basketball together.
Fast forward to August 2017. The day we dropped him off to ship to basic training was another proud day. The next day we returned to where we dropped him off and watched his swearing-in ceremony. At that point it was official, I wasn't a big sister anymore. I was an Army Sister. I thought I would never be more proud than that moment but I was wrong. It was a long few months before we were able to visit him on Family Day at Fort Benning, GA. Seeing him was the best and hardest thing I think I've ever been through. That was the longest hug I have ever given him that day. Not because it was the longest I wanted to hug him, but the longest he would tolerate it. LOL.
Only five weeks later, we returned to Fort Benning where we watched my brother become an Infantryman, where my father put his blue cord on, where he then graduated one day later and where he proved his worth by being selected to do a demonstration during the ceremony. Again, I was so proud. He's so strong, he's so smart, he works so hard and he's loyal. He's the best sibling and I guess that is why I only needed one. I got the best one. Cheers to you, little brother. You're my best friend and I wouldn't trade a single adventure with you for a billion dollars. Cheers to all of the military families that are away from their loved ones on holidays - real and made-up. I never could have imagined the difficulty of being away from someone you love so long.
Hello! I’m Katie - a former Uptown Charlotte resident who has found happiness in the suburbs of Gaston County. By day, I’m an administrator and human resources professional, but I’m always challenging myself to take on or learn something new! I’m alumna of UNC Charlotte and Appalachian State, but a current Mountaineer at WVU, working on my second Masters Degree. Many people call me crazy, but I love to learn!
I travel as much as possible in my free time, with a goal of visiting each of the fifty states in my lifetime and I’m seventeen states in! I’m an avid sports fan - football, basketball, baseball, racing, you name it. Most recently, I’ve found a love for crafting.
I will be hosting monthly girl’s night out events across the county, sharing delicious recipes, teaching you all of my tricks on saving money and introducing you to my favorite travel spots. We will get together at a different venue each month to hang out and have a great time!
Describe yourself in three words:
Motivated. Compassionate. Dependable.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
For most of my life, I have always dreamt of being an attorney. I still hope that one day that dream comes true!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I’m different from most people in that I really enjoy working. I tried taking a ‘staycation’ once and it was super boring for me. However, finding hobbies that are not work-related has definitely been a goal for me, in 2018. I try to plan my week out in advance and say “Okay, let’s leave the calendar blank on [Friday] and do something fun, or do nothing at all”.
What websites do you visit every day?
Facebook, Pinterest and local news sites
What are your top 3 favorite people/places/things in Gaston County?
Catawba River. Downtown Areas. Parks!
What is your goal for retirement?
I’ll be eligible to retire at 53 and would love to spend the immediately following years traveling all across the world. If I do not get to go before retirement, I’ll make sure to get to: France, Italy, Germany, Australia and Thailand!