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Retailers offer discounts and giveways to ease pain of tax day
Retailers offer discounts and giveways to ease pain of tax day

Tax day won't be an ordinary work day for Kasi Hernandez, who will get into the shop before dawn, hours before other employees arrive. He's not an accountant or a tax preparer, though, and he's not working a hot line for stressed taxpayers. He makes cookies. He's the general manager at Great American Cookie at The Mall in Columbia, and because April 15, the deadline for filing taxes, has turned into a promotional opportunity for some retailers, he has to get up at 4:30 a.m. and be at work by 5 to start making the cookies, between 600 and 750 of them. Chocolate chip cookies — a house favorite — will be handed out to every customer all day on Tuesday at stores...

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