A Roundup of Local Tax Day Deals

Free whiskey, hotel discounts, and more ways to spend your tax refund.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

We’re at the brink of the tax part in “death and taxes,” and while coping with the IRS’ Monday deadline may make you feel as grim as the reaper, there are businesses that want to offer life-affirming cheer—in the form of promotions. Okay, they also want whatever money you have left after satisfying Uncle Sam, or the money you get refunded, but nonetheless, a deal is a deal.

A few tax day promotions of note:

BLT Steak is offering 50 percent off—yes, half off­—on all cocktails, beer, and wine at lunch and dinner on Monday, and by all they do mean everything, from premium bourbons and other top-shelf spirits to fine Champagnes. The lunch deal runs from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and dinner from 5:30 to 10:30.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon has free whiskey Monday from 5 to 7 PM. Not all whiskey, but a brand called English Whisky Company, from the St. George’s Distillery in Norfolk, England. Bartenders will pour tastings of classic and peated single malt and classic and peated cask-strength during the tax day happy hour.

Carvel is offering a Tax Day promotion to ice cream and Oreo lovers who like their page on Facebook. The deal runs Saturday through Monday and offers a discount on an 18-pack of Carvel’s Lil’ Oreo Rounders, reducing the price from $13.99 to $10.40.

Marriott wants to woo locals in search of a staycation or an option for visiting family and friends. They are offering a 25 percent discount at its DC hotels, including the JW Marriott and the Renaissance, for reservations made by April 22 for weekend stays from the beginning of May until a week after Labor Day. To book go to Marriott’s website and use the promo code SPJ.

The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown is offering a tax headache recovery discount of 20 percent off any massage in its spa from Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19, from 9 AM to 9 PM. Call 202-342-0444 and mention “Tax Break Special” when making the appointment.

The Palm restaurants in Washington on 19th Street, Northwest, and at Tysons Corner have a “tax day relief” deal that offers a so-called “prime bite” free with the purchase of a beverage at the bar on Monday. These bites include crab cakes and beef sliders. The required coupon is available online.

Know of other tax day promotions? Let us know in the comments.