Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Courageous Tax Day Freebies! 2015

Most of us know how taxing "Tax Day" can be!

It's "punfully" painful!

You work all year long to earn money and then Uncle Sam, (and most likely your State), makes you hustle through the paperwork shuffle to make sure you have paid him what you owe.  If you have overpaid, guess what?  You get a refund!  Yippie! Hallelujah!  No interest or consideration for allowing them the benefit of using your money for up to an entire year.  However, if you happen to owe....  Don't be late paying because they will hound you and penalize you to no end.   And if you cheat or evade...  You can end up in jail.  Just ask Al Capone.

You know what I say...?  Tax rates aside, It's probably a pretty good system we have here in the U.S. all things considered.  Let's just get rid of some of the red tape and bureaucracy. At least we have representation right? Just ask those "Tea Party" guys about representation.  And I don't mean the current ones.  I'm talking about those courageous guys who dumped all of that tea into the water in Boston a couple hundred years ago.  Now that was a Courageous move.  Started a war I think.

Anyway, enough of my rambling.

 Here's a pleasant twist on Tax Day...  In honor of our struggles, many businesses are offering  Free or Discounted stuff today.

Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. McDonald's -  Some participating McDonald's will give you a Quarter Pounder or Big Mac for a penny with the purchase of the same.
  2. Sonny's BBQ- Offering Half-priced IRS- (get it?) Irresistible Ribs Special.
  3. Kona Ice.  Kona Ice will be offering FREE shaved ice on Wednesday, April 15th.  How about that to help you CHILL OUT!  Find the truck nearest you by tweeting at: @konaIce.
  4. Office Depot- Get rid of that junk.  Office Depot offers a pretty good special.  In fact, you may want to plan accordingly in case they offer it next year.  From now until April 25th, customers can bring in up to two pounds of documents to shred for free in any Office Depot/OfficeMax store location. Follow this link and look for the coupon:  You can also try this direct link:  .  I know 2 pounds may not seem like a lot but it's certainly a step in the right direction so get out there and Shred those old tax documents it's time to make room for some new junk!

And my ultimate favorite:

Hard Rock Cafe - Talk about ending on a high note.  Hard Rock is offering free Burgers to those willing to take their issues with "Tax Day" to the stage and Sing for their Supper!  This April 15th, guests who visit select Hard Rock Cafe locations across the country and sing a song on the cafe stage will receive a free Local Legendary Burger.

I'm sure this will be quite entertaining. Naturally, please confirm that these promotions still exist before you rush in with expectations of free or discounted goods.  And please leave any other suggestions or leads to "Tax Day" deals in my comment box!  Thanks.

Happy Tax Day!

Unfortunately, I won't have time to get anything today.  I'll be working on my taxes until the bitter end!

LOL.  Just kidding!  It's Martini Time!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I Love "The New Yorker"

I know many of you are fans of  The New Yorker as well but have you ever read through the Borowitz Report?  It's a satirical news column by Andy Borowitz (photo below)

Andy is a New York Times best selling author and comedian.  He has published two recent best-selling books:  "The 50 Funniest American Writers," and a memoir, "An Unexpected Twist."  

If you're bored today (like I am) and you're looking for some comic relief from today's news, I'd like to point you in his direction.  He penned a story today that really made me laugh...  think.... and then feel horribly sorry for the state of political affairs in the US.  Here's the headline:

Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama!

And here's a teaser:  Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a “worrisome letter” from Republican leaders, which suggested to him that “the relationship between Republicans and Obama has deteriorated dangerously.”
“Tensions between these two historic enemies have been high in recent years, but we believe they are now at a boiling point,” Khamenei said. “As a result, Iran feels it must offer itself as a peacemaker." 
High five to you Andy for bringing comic relief to what I find to be a very embarrassing and precarious political situation.  Imagine if members of Congress had written a similar letter to Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Osama Bin Laden, or Adolph Hitler?  Yuck!  
Oh by the way....  here's the latest news:  

Kim Jong-un Feels Snubbed by Absence of Letter from Republicans!  The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un said on Tuesday that he feels “snubbed” by the decision of forty-seven Republican senators to write a letter to Iran but not to him, the official North Korean news agency reported.

In an unusually forthcoming interview with the Korean Central News Agency (K.C.N.A.), Kim said it was “hurtful” that the Republicans would send a letter to one of the United States’ most longstanding enemies while “totally snubbing” another.

Follow this link for the entire story.