April 15th, 2010
04:19 PM ET

Got the Tax Day Blues? Cheer up with these discounts and freebies

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Hibah Yousuf

Still scrambling to file your taxes or waiting (still) on your refund? Companies around the country are trying to relieve the Tax Day sting with freebies and special deals.

Free brewed coffee. Stop by your corner Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500) with a travel mug for a free fill-up. The deal is part of the coffee chain's worldwide move to encourage customers to go green by switching from paper cups to reusable mugs.

Free cupcakes. Cinnabon, the 25-year-old home of the cinnamon roll, is introducing cupcakes to its menu. To promote the new sweets, which are available in four flavors, mall-based locations of the bakery will be giving away bite-sized cupcakes between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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