Giveaway: IHOP Gift Cards!

IHOP Gift Cards

IHOP has a new 7 for $7 promotion where they are offering 7 different meals all for $7!  You can choose from new meals and a few classic favorites.  The 7 for $7 meals include:  Nutella®Crepes & Eggs, Chicken & Waffles, Simple & Fit Veggie Omelette, Hash-Brown Crusted™ Chicken, Cheesy Western Omelette & Biscuit & Bacon-Wrapped Sirloin Steak & Eggs.  I’m getting hungry!!

IHOP realizes that with tax time very near on 4/17 (another 7!) that families can use the savings of the 7 for $7 deal. They have shared some “7-themed” tax-related articles as we all make that final push for tax day.

And as a great bonus, IHOP is offering (you guessed it) 7 of our readers a $25 gift card!  Whoo Hoo!!

Here are the Official Giveaway Rules:

How to Enter:

  1. Leave a comment below letting us know if you are an early bird, last minute filer or somewhere in-between when you send in your tax returns.  Entries are now closed.  Winners will be posted on Monday, 4/16.

You must supply a valid email address. Email addresses should be put in the private field and not in the public comment box.

  • All entries must be left in the comments of this site only. Facebook comments or emails will not count as a giveaway entry.
  • The giveaway ends on Saturday, April 14th at 10pm EST.  No entries will be counted after that time frame.
  • All entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside in the United States.
  • Winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be notified of the giveaway via email on Monday, April 16th. Winners must respond with mailing address within 36 hours or another winner will be chosen.
  • Be sure to add ( to your contacts or check your spam folders at the end of the giveaway.

A big thank you to IHOP for providing this giveaway. 

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  • brittany

    early bird!

  • Beth C

    I’m totally an early bird. My refund was spent in February 🙂

  • Ed

    We always start out early but file last minute.

  • Sheri Clark

    early bird 🙂

  • ria

    I am an early bird, I have to be organized and get these things out of the way.

  • Shirley

    I’m some where in the middle. I sent out three weeks ago and waiting for refund.

  • 0704

    Early Bird! I already got my refund! 🙂

  • Rebecca

    Early bird. We did ours in Feb.

  • Indra

    I am an early bird.

  • Meredith

    We are in between filers.

  • Heather Gibson

    I am definitely an early bird. I get mine done as soon as I have all the paperwork. It kinda stinks because my money may be spent by the time other people start getting theirs !!

  • Teresa F

    Always late 🙂

  • Sandy


  • Jolene

    For sure an early bird!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  • Karen Sisco

    Im usually an early bird but I was a last minute flyer this year!!

  • Amy

    Early bird (for refunds). Right on time (when I owe).

  • Dawn S.

    Hmm…well I would be a early bird, but since the hubby is the accountant and procrastinates with ours I guess that makes me a last minute filer!!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melissa

    Somewhere in the middle. We do ours mid-March.

  • Andrea

    Last min. I’m getting them done tommrow or saturday.

  • Linda Egoavil

    I usually file somewhere in between.

  • cherrie marshall

    I am a last minute filer always got errand to run among other things

  • Karron

    Early bird 🙂

  • June Flanders

    Definetly a early bird don’t want goverment to have m money any longer then possible.

  • Anita

    I am a very last-minute person when it comes to filing my taxes, but I always have everything laid out and accessible in the months leading upto April and therefore its very easy for me to get it done. Plus, I tend to function better this way!

  • Sandra Lobban

    Definitely a Early Bird! I want my refund as soon as possible, the IRS keeps my money long enough.

  • Peggy

    We try and be early birds most years.

  • Michelle

    Definitely an ‘early bird’…needed my refund as soon as possible !

  • Haleigh

    I’m somewhere in the middle. It usually just depends on how busy I am when getting them.

  • Diane

    Early brid, the faster I get them out the sooner I get my refund 🙂

  • Sherri

    Definitely an early bird 🙂

  • Jenn

    We are often last minute, but this year we were early birds 🙂

  • Tiffany

    I file the minute I get my W2’s..No sense in waiting!

  • Nikki

    Early bird…my husband filed as soon as we possibly could.

  • Laura H

    Early bird with taxes!

  • April

    Early bird! Unfortunately, it is already spent as well.

  • Suehaidi

    Super early bird taxes were done day after I got our forms in the mail.

  • Rachael Connell

    Im somewhere in between 🙂

  • Kelly

    Last minute filer. That way I don’t spend it to fast

  • Anonymous

    EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM- Early bird here, why wait, i want my money….

  • Steph S.

    I’m an early bird! I love to get back that extra $$ as fast as possible 🙂

  • sha

    Most def an early bird

  • Akku

    We filed already!

  • margaret

    Early bird

  • sherry

    Hey I is still have 5 days left 🙂

  • Kristi

    Filed in February as soon as the w2s came in!! Early bird!

  • Felice D.

    early bird!

  • Michelle T.

    Early bird, we file as soon as we can, we want that refund 🙂

  • Carla

    Early bird!!! I dont’ want the government holding my $$$ any longer than they have too!!! LOL

  • sherry

    Hey I still have 5 more days. I think 🙂

  • Cristin

    If it was up to me we would be early birds – but my husband does them and he is a last minute kind of person.

  • Patti J

    early riser

  • jodie churchill

    Earlybird here, had it all back and spent in February!

  • autumn dimarco

    Last minute!

  • Deb

    If I’m getting $ back, def an early bird. If I owe, then totally last minute. Thanks IHOP!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Early bird gets the worm- why wait…..

  • Liz Hart

    Early Bird

  • Deborah Bartle

    Totally a last minute-er. Too busy having fun ‘couponing’ so filing taxes keeps getting set aside til it’s crunch time, lol

  • anna

    I’m always an early bird– once I get all my paperwork I go to my accountant right away!

  • EARLY BIRD. Nice to know its done.

  • Jennifer C.

    Early-bird filer! We filed the first week in February…always file as soon as we have all of our papers; I get the receipts and everything else ready in December!

  • Amy

    We are early birds…as soon as we have all our W-2’s we head for the accountant’s office!

  • We’re early birds, love to receive that refund (when there is one).

  • Erin

    Definitely an April 17th-er. I know, it’s awful! I dont procrastinated everything, just awful jobs!!

  • Emily D

    I was an early bird!

  • Janet Lugo

    i always go for the early bird special.

  • Kelly

    Early bird!

  • I am usually an early bird but this year I actually filed in March so sometimes in between!

  • Jessie A

    We are early birds, already spent 🙂

  • liz

    I am an early bird.

  • Jill

    somewhere in the middle – I always have plans to be an early bird, but life gets in the way! 🙂

  • Mary

    Early bird…..filed in February!

  • Ja’Net G

    I am somewhere in the middle, but more on the early bird side. I like to get my taxes done and out the way.

  • Cheri

    I guess I’m an in beteener

  • Molly

    Early bird! And its so easy when you use Turbo Tax online. Also gives me enough time to save if I owe. Thank you!

  • Kim F

    I’m a middle of the road person for taxes – not the earliest, but not the latest either

  • Tina C.

    Usually I am an extremely early filer (usually looking forward to get back money from my ‘lil deductions’ lol But this year I’m on both ends of the fence. I filed the taxes that I knew we would get back on early but now, at the last minute, I have to file the state taxes…which are usually the ones we owe. So I definitely need to save money now to pay the taxes (thank you couponing!)

  • Colleen

    Early bird filer only because I thought I was getting soemthing back. Since I have to pay $500 I am mailing check today 🙁

  • Isha Patel

    I am an Early Bird, for sure!!!!!!!

  • cheryl faust

    Earlybird, but my hubby is a last minuter!

  • ethel

    early bird!! I look forward for it every year lol

  • liz

    A total last minute filer.

  • Kelly

    I TRY to be an early bird!!!

  • Jennifer Mileham Pena

    Most definetely an Early Bird.. Those things were done first of February…. 🙂

  • Amalia

    Always last minute. Refund lasts longer 😉

  • alexis garay

    We are somwehere in between filers. Refund was definitely not what we expected but something is always better than nothing.

  • Mara

    Final Push with an extension ;o

  • Nadine

    I guess a somewhat early bird…they just got filed!

  • Julie B

    An early bird for sure! I file them as soon as my husband and I receive are forms!

  • Katie Grace Smalling

    I’m a major early bird!! The second I get my w2 in the mail I file!

  • Peg

    We waited until last week because we owed 🙁

  • Lori

    early bird! they get the worm…lol

  • Sarah Clark

    Last minute flier … unfortunately (ugh)

  • Early Bird

  • Nicole M

    Somewhere in the middle. Filed last month and the refund is now sitting in savings.

  • Amber

    Definitely an early bird!!

  • leslie havens

    late filer…….in no rush to pay!, in fact filing for extension lol

  • All4Savings

    Early Bird these last two years but we usually tend to wait till the end.

  • anju

    Very early bird

  • Rebecca S.

    I’m an early bird. As soon as I have everything I need to file, it’s off to the accountant 🙂

  • James

    We are definitely early birds. This year we filed January 31st and had our return spent (paying off credit cards, planning a vacation and getting ahead on other bills) all before Feb. 21st.

  • Cynthia

    We are early birds! File the week right after we have our w-2’s! Got our refund weeks ago! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley C

    Definitely an early bird. I filed at the beginning of February, as soon as our last forms arrived


  • Jen

    Early bird for me! Feels so good to not have to worry about doing taxes so I can get on with focusing on my weekly deals!:)

  • Marsha

    last minuter!!!!

  • Christine

    Early bird. Already got a refund!

  • Valerie Post

    Early Bird:) As soon as I get them, I file them:)

  • Liz Harwood

    In the middle.

  • Shannon

    I’m an early bird! As soon as all my tax documents are in, I prepare and file! However, no refund this year, so maybe I should have waited! 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Early Bird….Every year. Stacy

  • dana

    somewhere in the middle…i try to get an early start…but never do!!

  • Pam

    Last-minute filer. How des thus weekend sound?!

  • kat

    In betweener here !!

  • Amy Robinson

    Early bird! We got our refund at the end of February 🙂

  • Natasha

    In between for us.

  • Dana W

    Early Early Early BIRD! (I work for an accounting firm) 😉

  • jocelyn alvarez

    I have always been an early bird!

  • Stacy

    Early Bird…every year.

  • Melissa

    Last Minute…scared I was going to have to pay 🙁

  • Melissa B.

    Early Bird!!!

  • Jody

    Early birds! My daughter is now an early bird too-she had her refunds by early February. 🙂

  • Dawn Holgersen

    We’re early birds over here. As soon as all our W-2’s are in, we head right over to H&R Block. Our refund has been here and gone!

  • Deirdre

    Early bird most of the time.

  • aileen

    I’m an early bird. I want to get it over with. Hope I win!

  • Linda A

    I am definitely an early bird, and I prefer IHOP over worms. 🙂

  • fran

    Have to be a Early Bird

  • Adrienne

    Early Bird! We were done the first week of Feb.

  • Lauren

    I’m an early bird! Mine were filed in February! If only I could be an early bird with my laundry!

  • femi

    Last minute filer this year

  • biana

    WE are always a last minute filler because my husband do does it himself usually does everyone else’s before he gets to do our own taxes.

  • erika

    last minute filer

  • Amanda

    I had an appointment to file my taxes on March 10th, so somewhere in-between, I guess!

  • Shirley t

    Last minute for me.

  • Michele

    In betweener!

  • Kasey

    Usually early 🙂 thank you ihop for the spinach idea for green eggs and ham, i was using food coloring!

  • Gail R

    We always file early but this year… life has gotten in the way so off to the races!

  • My accountant had a delay. First time I ever had to wait till april 15th ever!!

  • Beth

    We end up filing somewhere in the middle. I try to start early, but then I realize I still need (blank)! I keep trying to become an early bird…maybe next year…

  • Brian

    I’m an early bird, as long as I’m getting money back. If not and I have to pay, I’m definitely a last minute filer! 🙂

  • I’m an Early Bird

  • Ashley Taylor

    Always an early bird! (Mom works for a CPA) =]

  • carmen

    early bird

  • Mark

    100% early bird

  • Melissa

    last minute if I owe, early if i will receive!

  • denise

    I am so late, I was planning on doing it mon morning on my way to the post office!

  • Betty

    Early bird. Being that I get money back, the sooner the better. Of course I try to keep the refund or payment as close to zero as I can get it. 🙂

  • Nalani

    I have to be an early bird, with a family of 9!!! I actually used part of our refund to get a few IHOP gift cards, but another sure will come in handy 🙂

  • Liz

    Early bird 🙂

  • kathy


  • abby

    last minute filer.. almost forgot to file..

  • Anja

    I get it done as soon as I have everything because I want it off my To-Do list!

  • Aileen C

    I filed early this year.

  • Mary

    Early bird here. Have had my return already for a few weeks!

  • CK

    My DH files our taxes. He tries to be an early bird, but in ten years the payroll dept. at his job has NEVER gotten his W-2 correct the first time, so we usually have to wait… and wait… and WAIT for them to get their act together before we can file! 😛

  • Emily

    Definitely an early bird…the sooner I get my money, the better!

  • Beth

    We’re in the early bird category – no sense putting off the inevitable!

  • Clover

    Usually an early bird, but always by the end of March.

  • Amy

    Definitely early bird 🙂

  • Diane

    Somewhere in between. Just depends what the family schedule is.

  • Erin

    We are always early birds when it comes to filing :0)

  • Maryann savage

    We always file early.

  • Lori

    Early bird

  • Rebecca

    I am a last minute filer!

  • jenn

    somewhere in the middle

  • Definately an Early Bird!

  • Misally

    Definitely early bird! Its the only time I am early! Lol

  • Toni V

    Oh I’m as early as I can be. As soon as I get the W-2, I’m filed otherwise I will lose it, forget about it destroy it before the deadline comes…

  • Erika M

    I’m definetly an Early Bird.

  • debbie b

    i always try to file by the middle to end of march. i dont want to be 1st or last!

  • Karen Thomas

    Definitely a last minute flyer:)

  • Stu

    Normally file in February/March but this year (for the 1st time) I am last minute.

  • Melissa

    Always early!!!!

  • sameen

    last minute filer…thtz me ! 😐

  • Kristy

    I’m an early bird, we usually get a refund so I’m always ready to spend it… bad this year we got a whole $99….thanks Cindy for your coupon match ups so I can save big $$$$$. You’re much better than Uncle Sam!

  • Jen

    We’re somewhere in the middle!

  • Laura sanders

    We had our taxes filed the first week in February!!

  • Tanya

    Early-bird!!!! 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Definitely an Early Bird…I need to get things done ASAP otherwise I forget 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I am a early bird!!

  • Alison Calise

    Early Bird! Faster you get it done, the faster you can go shopping!

  • Giovanna


  • Michelle

    Somewhere in the middle, depending if we need the money right away or not.

  • Meg

    Early Bird!!

  • josie

    early bird…hubbie is an accountant!

  • Cheri C.

    Earlybird on the federal, in-between to last minute with the state. thanks!

  • Sara Serna

    Always an early bird!

  • Jennifer J

    Def an early bird!! I like to go shopping and plan vacations EARLY!

  • Becky

    early bird 😉

  • mands

    i am an early filer! that way we can use the $$ for home improvements!

  • Melissa

    Last minute filer

  • Shannon

    We are a family of earlybirds!!

  • Nita

    I am always a last minute filer. It’s almost like getting up in the morning from a nice warm bed. You know you have to do it but for the moment you can’t think of anything better than doing nothing. Maybe noone will notice you’re not around. But then again if they do you’re just out of luck in the worse way.

  • Suzanne

    My husband files for an extention on the 14th every year ;-D

  • Diona

    Me and my hubby are definitely early birds when it comes to tax time!! 😉

  • Laurie

    We will be late this year. Own our own business and that makes thing complicated.

  • Susan

    Early Bird! Got our tax returns a month or so ago.

  • Nikki

    I’m somewhere in between. I usually file in March.

  • Arleen

    Very last minute, will probly have to file for an extension

  • Kristina

    I’m an early bird! 😉

  • Joanne Johnston

    I am a late bird.

  • Joanne Johnston

    Late late late bird.

  • Bonnie Needleman

    I’m definitely an early bird, I already got my refund 🙂

  • IK

    usually get it filed a week before dead-line…

  • Anna Robinson

    Last minute, last day. It is a bad habit, cant seem to part with those funds.

  • Jen

    I tell myself every year that I will do it early – but it never fails that I do it last minute.

  • Son

    We have not filed yet! 🙁


  • Josh

    Last minute…at least I still get it done!

  • Jen

    Early just so I can get it over with!

  • Eileen

    We file an extension every year 🙁 . It is like the shoemakers kids who have no shoes, he files for everyone else, we go on extension. Hope I win this, nice treat for the kids and me!

  • All done. Today actually.

  • Molly

    Despite how hard I try, we always get it in right before the deadline.. With everything, last minute for life! thanks!

  • Robert

    Last minute filer !!

  • Liz

    Early only because my husband is compulsive about it. If left to me it would probably be done a week before.

  • bobbi

    early bird filer

  • BeckyC

    We already have our refund!

  • Melissa

    I usually put them off till late March but I filed a lot earlier this year because I knew I’d be getting a big refund. I just had a baby and that child tax credit is SWEET!

  • Allison

    Last minute filer… even when I try on a weekly basis to get them completed before then, I always manage to wait until the pressure is really on!

  • Linda

    Typically, an early bird 🙂

  • valerie

    Its early for me and get it over with!

  • Christina

    If I was the one in charge, I would probably take it to the service as soon as all the paperwork is in, but my husband does it when we are on spring break, meaning absolute last minute. In fact, he’s doing them now!

  • Nicole

    Early bird! They get the worm!

  • I am an early bird, as soon as my w-2 is available, I file.

  • Bettina S

    We always file an extention.

  • maria d

    We filed early – we knew we were getting a refund. Why wait……

  • Love IHop
    Love living rich with coupons

  • Angela

    I actually finished mine early but waiting because I owe:(

  • Cristine

    Definitely Early Bird- I want to know how much I am getting back!

  • Barb

    We are early birds. I want it done and off my to do list.
    Thank you IHOP!

  • Marie

    I am an early bird, filed and received refund the beginning of Feb. I work for an accounting firm and people are still coming in as of today 🙁

  • Elizabeth

    Early bird! Filed back in Jan.!

  • michelle

    Early bird always, its my money and I need it now! Lol

  • Shaunie

    Early bird here! I hate when it’s hanging over my head and having to think about it. I just get it done!

  • Renae

    late filers this year.

  • Nicole V

    Filed the same day I got my W-2! I waste NO time!

  • Michelle O.

    Definitely an early bird, got our refund a month ago!

  • Isabel

    Early Bird. My tax guy already has me scheduled for next year. The earlier the better and the faster I get my refund. 🙂

  • Patty

    We always get our taxes done early, but we never send them out until the 15th, being that we always owe.

  • Patricia Fox

    Earlybird!!!! 🙂

  • Amanda

    Some where in the middle, closer to the last minute! even though we always say we will file early the next year!!

  • Kyle

    I usually file late Feb to early March. Not organized enough to get it done sooner, but I want my money, so I don’t wait until the last minute.

  • Jennifer Carone

    Always an early bird, as soon as the last paperwork arrives I get it out of the way

  • Danielle Sidarous

    We file early!

  • michelleb

    We file the second they let us! We want that refund and don’t want the burden of not having the taxes done on our shoulders.

  • mike b

    I owe,,,,so last minute……

  • Kathie

    I wait until the very last minute before I file.

  • Tonya Morris

    Early bird! 🙂

  • Tom

    In between…late Feb/early March usually.

  • Somewhere in between… I always mean to file early but it never happens!

  • T Williamson

    I submit my taxes early usually, but this year I was pretty late 🙁

  • marilyn z

    I am an early bird! Refund has been received.

  • Lisa

    We file as soon as all the neccessary paperwork arrives in the mail, usually the first week in February. Need any extra cash to help with our 5 boys, college is expensive!!

  • Evan

    I’m an early-bird tax filer all the way! My taxes were filed in early February, and my tax refund was spent the next week! LOL!

  • Marilyn

    Not quite last minute, but never before mid march!

  • Kim

    Um, I LOVE doing my taxes. I think it goes along with the idea of saving money and hopefully watching it grow 🙂 Kind of like a COUPON!

  • Desiree D

    Early bird! I file online as soon as I get everything in

  • I try to get them prepared early so I have a chance to figure out how to come up with the money I usually owe! LOL

  • J

    Last year I waited until the last minute….this year I did them nice and early!

  • Kelley Kurtz

    I am a early bird, I love tax time, and I get so much done with that money!!

  • Melanie

    I am an early bird tax filer! I usually have all my taxes sent out by mid February. The best part about being an early bird is that I get my tax return a lot quicker!!!:) I already received my tax refund about a month ago!! Yippeee!!

  • Jacqueline

    Is it tax time already? I’ll get to it in …..

  • Michele S

    We usually file last minute but this year my hubby was great and did it a month in advance!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Linda

    last minute…just filed today

  • Liz Hart

    Early Bird 🙂

  • Jenny

    We ate last minute filers

  • Stacia Grizzle

    I always file ASAP! I have my refund spent way before it gets there! 🙂

  • sylvia nieves

    I file my taxes at the last minute because I pay every year.

  • Bea Adler

    Always late…late…late.

  • Matt

    Early Bird

  • Sarah

    Early bird!

  • Casey B

    Hello! We always do our returns early so we know what the damage is LOL! But we mail in our check to the IRS only a day or two before it is due!

  • Gen

    Late all the way! I’d file early if I was getting something back. 🙁

  • Early bird. I like to get my refund asap.

  • Dawn

    Definitely an early bird! I have 2 kids, if I didn’t do it right away I would forget. LOL! 😀

  • Alice

    My husband is an early bird riser since he retired and gets me up early!!!

  • Liana

    definitely early bird…the sooner you get it in…the sooner you get it back!!

  • Carrie

    This year I am a procrastinator. I know I owe, so why should I pay them early??

  • Theresa B.

    Early bird! Can’t wait to get my $$$ :~)

  • Heather

    I am an early bird. Have had my refund back for a few weeks now.

  • Maria

    We filed early but then had to send an amended return for an income we forgot! So we are early, right-on-timers!

  • Kristina

    Early bird here

  • Rachel

    I always plan to be an early-bird, but usually end up being somewhere in between. Ive been wanting to go to IHOP! I think this gift card just might win my hubby over to my side of restaurant choices!

  • Jen

    Well I am an early bird, set up the meeting nice and early…however by the time everything is done and completed and passed back to me it seems like I am more of the last minute type!!!

  • Stacy

    Since we always have to pay we are last minute fliers

  • Jessie C.

    I’m an early bird filer

  • lala r

    early bird
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  • Regina

    Early bird 🙂 want it done and over with asap!

  • Jude

    I am usually an early filer but this year is a different story…………. still havnt filed AND I am getting a refund………….go figure!!!

  • Karen

    I file as soon as our W9s come in the mail
    ….our money has already been direct deposited in our account!

  • Ali

    My husband I are always somewhere in the middle. Hes very organized and ready to go, and Im unorganized and it takes me a little while to get everything together.

  • Nancy

    Usually file late February to early March. Have to have the taxes done before we can complete the FAFSA for our son’s college aid!

  • Kelly

    I’m an early bird or else I’ll forget to do them!

  • Naz

    Part of it early part of it late

  • Shell

    An early bird – less stressful than waiting until the last day!

  • Annabelle

    Im somewhere in between. I used to work for the CPA who does my taxes for free and I wait for him to tell me he has the time to do mine.

  • Early bird! Got my refund and saving it for a rainy day. 🙂

  • I usually file in February but this year I didn’t file till March so I guess I’m in between!

  • sonya

    Early Bird.. like to have it done.

  • pascale hanna

    In this economy? I am way early 🙂

  • Erin S.

    Early bird filer here! 🙂

  • sandra

    Early bird right here! =)

  • Stephanie

    A late filer! Hopefully Uncle Sam is good to me this year!

  • Allison

    We are filing an extension this year. So definitely late.

    • Paula

      When we owe, we always file at the last minute as we all this year.

  • Joy

    Early bird filer, and early with most other things!

  • Spunks

    We’re neither too early nor too late — right in the “sweet spot”!

  • Jenn

    Early bird! 🙂

  • Jennifer S.

    I’m a last minute filer…still haven’t even started to get my paperwork together yet. Yikes!

  • Francesca

    We submitted the federal form early because we had a refund, but paid the state at the last minute since we owed.

  • Vicki

    Early Bird!

  • I am an EARLY BIRD with everything. This year I actually OWED the government (due to the car I won last year that I had to claim)…filed my taxes in February but did not mail my payment in until a couple weeks ago. I would rather just get it done and over with. Since I owed the government I could use some help with my next IHOP bill – especially since I plan to try the new RED VELVET PANCAKES!!! YUM!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take the car and only pay the taxes for you! LOL 🙂 Congrats on the car btw.

  • tess

    in between- i did mine about 3 weeks ago
    tcogbill at live dot com

  • Brooke H.

    Early bird!!!

  • MC

    can’t believe it, but we actually filed earlier than later this year….and by early, I mean the beginning of April =)

  • Jennifer

    Early bird! I file as soon as we get the W-2!

  • carolyn august

    i am a late bird this year

  • Cathy


  • Colleen

    Early bird!

  • Grandma Bird

    early bird for sure…used it to stock up on couponed items!

  • Alli

    Early bird every year!

  • Leana

    I try to file as early as possible so I know what I’m dealing with.

  • LK

    Usually last-minute or late, this year 2 weeks early!

  • shana

    Early Bird here!

  • DHM

    last minute filer

  • Dana V

    Early Bird for sure!!

    danav27 at gmail dot com

  • anita m

    earlybird…get it out of the way!

  • Last minute filer here – still haven’t done it!

  • Monica

    In between We owed the state money this year ……BOO!

  • we were super duper early this year. so definitely early bird!!

  • marie

    Havent filed yet… Oops so last minute!

  • Lorraine

    We are somewhere in between…. sent them in about a week ago!

  • Shannon

    early bird baby!

  • aleta

    early bird bc i always need the money!

  • Allie

    Early bird! Gotta love getting a check! And gotta love ihop’s 7 for $7! LOVE IHOP!!!

  • Ana

    An early bird filer and our refund has been received…feels good not to be stressed out trying to get everything done last minute!

  • Jen

    early bird 🙂

  • Donna YS

    inbetween flier, but this yr more like a last minute down & around the last stretch corner, LOL, crossing my fingers and toes to hope to win a card! Tks!

  • Very early bird!

  • patti

    definitely an early bird!

  • Heather

    Somewhere in between! Love I-Hop and so does my 4 year old!!

  • An

    really last minute….that reminds me that I have to file my extension…

  • Sandy Jordan

    I am a early bird!!

  • Lmakowski

    Early bird!!!!!! And I love ihop

  • Roslyn

    I am an early bird filer!!

  • keisha


  • rena

    i am an early bird i like to get it back as soon as i can

  • chung

    I’m a last minute filer.

  • Renee

    Usually a last minute filier 🙁

  • mary

    we file as early as we can

  • Laura

    I file as soon as I can get all of W2s. I hate waiting until the last minute and I already made my appointment for next year.

  • Ruth

    Always early bird!!! Thanks IHOP!!!

  • Early

  • Mami2jcn

    I’m somewhere in between. I’d like to be an early bird but the tax documents never seen to arrive early.

  • Lady J

    I would do it on January 2nd if I could, but you always have to wait for all those W-2’s to roll in. They finally came in and I’ve already gotten my refunds back.


    not 2 early and not 2 late somewhere in the middle 🙂 Thanks Cindy & Ihop

  • Angie

    I’m definitely an early bird filer. I filed at the beginning of February this year.

  • Pat

    Definitely an early bird and the refund is already spent!

  • Marie

    I am an early bird when it comes to doing my taxes. I love to go do it yearly the same week that, it comes in the mail. Why not? I love being responsible! Getting my tax return on time is also wonderful! 🙂

  • Melanie

    Always on time because someone else prepares it.

  • Thabal

    Hubby is an early bird, so done with tax in Feb 🙂

  • Melissa

    I am somewhere in-between.

  • Meghann

    Somewhere in between, although to some it might be considered early bird!

  • Kim

    If it wasn’t for last minute, my taxes would never get done!

  • Dominique

    Early bird….I like my REFUND!

  • Maureen

    We tend to be a last minute filer.

  • AA

    Usually a late filer, have had to file extensions in the last couple of years BUT this year we are all done. Filed without getting an extension. I started couponing last year, so saving money. So why not on our tax returns, right. Finally with the program!!!!

  • Annie

    Early bird…i need my money 🙂

  • Julie R

    I always file early.

  • Linda

    Early bird!

  • Betsy

    Very Very last minute… how late is the post office open…. 🙂

  • Chrissy

    Normally we file somewhere in between…This year, we are filing last minute (the 15th to be exact)…having our accountant 1.5 hours away and 2 different schedules for me and the hubby doesn’t help…..But our accountant is fantastic, so it’s worth it in the end!

  • Val

    I’m an early bird when it comes to going for breakfast at Ihop. When it comes to taxes I file late.

  • Rocky

    Last minute filer. Not usually, but, things got away from us this year! Looking forward to the Chicken and Waffles for my daughter and Cheesy Western Omelette (yum!) for me and mom. My son will just have to decide when we get there!!!

  • Sarah A.

    I use to be an early bird filer, but my hubby is a last minute filer. Drives me crazy!

  • yazmin

    I am an ealry bird… love the extra money to get rid of bills 🙂

  • amy carollo

    I am an early bird filer. I like to get it done right away or I might forget and scramble around last minute!!!

  • Cat

    In between…..I usually am last minute on everything!

  • Cathy

    Early bird filer here, have to be since my husbands LOVES doing taxes for anybody that asks him to. We get ours done and over with first then he files for all our friends and family…He’s a nice guy =)

  • lisa kubinski

    Late Late Late, because I owe owe owe. Which is why i could really use a gift card today.

  • Ativa

    When it comes to taxes I am an early bird. I need the extra money to pay off bills or get caught up on stuff so I do it as soon as I get my W2’s. I cant afford to sit around and wait. Lol

  • Jenny

    Usually I’m last minute, but I’ve already received my refund. Had to file an extension for my dad though, he’s showing some signs of dementia and couldn’t navigate his return by himself–he’s almost 88…Aging is not for sissies!

  • Leila

    In the past we have been early birds…this year, definitely LATE!!!!!

  • tammi

    last minute this year..usually early bird.. : )

  • Kathy

    Early. Always hoping, never getting, a decent return.

  • Lisaanne

    Totally an early bird! Almost as soon as we get our forms we do it on line and get the return very quickly!!

  • Cathy

    Last minute filer. Every year I start early but ……

  • Michelle G

    Being an accountant, I like to file my returns as soon as I get them especially when a Refund is coming back to me 🙂

  • Margarett Fraser

    I have always been an early bird filer. It sure has become alot easier to file early with e-filing. Guess that just shows my age.

  • the original rosanne

    The same as when I do my Christmas shopping-last minute.

  • Val

    I am usually in between, but this year I was an early bird!

  • Mark

    early bird!

  • Brian E.

    Last minute.

  • Sarah R

    Last minute, especially when I had to pay quarterly (estimated tax).

  • neolla

    we are early bird filers, definitely..

  • michelle Z

    Early bird

  • Erik

    A week before the deadline.

  • lisa

    Last minute…always say we are going to submit earlier!

  • Ernest

    Last Minute filer not by choice

  • Liz

    Early Bird , Can’t wait to spend it !!!!!

  • mary

    Early Bird – always have bills to pay off!!!

  • Rachel C.

    Early Bird – especially since I get a refund!

  • Heather

    Early bird 🙂

  • I am an early filer. I work for an accountant and can get them done as soon as I get all my documents.

  • ERIN

    early bird for sure!

    • Christina

      Usually an early bird but this year I took my good old time!!

  • Galyl Gonzalez

    Im an early Bird

  • Chris

    In between, we’d love an IHOP dinner!

  • linda

    early bird filer

  • Kristen

    Definitely an early bird. As soon as all of my paperwork is in, I do mine!

  • Jennifer

    Somewhere in between…

  • Siobhan

    Early bird filer!

  • Yessenia O.

    I am an early bird. I need my monayyy lol! 🙂

  • TM

    definitely an early bird….

  • Laurie A

    I was a lot later this year than I wanted to be and gave it to my accountant last week.

  • laurie

    In betweener, wish I could be early.

  • Jennifer Black

    Early Bird! Can’t help it, it’s always better to be early rather than late!

  • Sebsa

    Definitely a last minute filer…I hold onto my money as long as I can!! : )

  • Laura

    Hey, love your site! I seem to procrastinate every year, and then tell myself that next year will be different. 🙁

  • Tink

    I’m somewhere in between…. definitely not an early bird though 😉

    • Tink

      Email address is with this post lol

  • kevin

    definitely an early bird

  • Mike D.

    I’m a slow poke….. did filed the other day…. I’m surprised I did them this soon LOL

  • Linda

    I am an early bird.

  • Barbara A.

    Last minute filer….the paperwork is all ready to go at least the day before but I won’t write the checks and mail them until the very last minute.

  • Ebony

    We are earlie Birds but last minute payers 🙂

  • katie


  • Kerry

    Early bird filer!

    • Kerry

      what does that mean ~”comment is awaiting moderation”?

  • Elise

    Not an early bird–but since I have a balance I will wait to last minute to send!


  • natalia

    Early bird!!

  • April

    somewhere in-between

  • Sandra

    Definitely an early bird always need my money ASAP 🙂

  • Jackie

    I’m an early bird…I like to get it done because I have to fill out the FAFSA for my daughter.

  • Lori

    Procrastinator at heart, every year I say I’ll do it early and every year I file on or about the last day.

  • Michelle

    We were early birds this tax season. And, we love IHOP. 🙂

  • Rubiela

    Well I guess this year makes me an in-betweener…because I waited till the last week before they were due. Usually, I have them done as soon as possible.

  • michelle

    depends on how i feel. last yr i was last min, this yr i was an early bird…we have a kitchen to pay for o we needed it asap lol

  • Traci

    I’m actually procrastinating doing my taxes right now… no joke!

  • ruchi

    taxes filed, returns come and spent!! now broke, so hoping for an i-hop gc.

  • Tiffany Salvia

    I just filed today so that would make me a last minute filer. lol!

  • Brandi

    Last minute!

  • meghan o

    Last minute as With everything else in my life!!!!

  • somewhere in-between, wish I could be sooner, but with a newborn it’s hard.

  • Karen

    Early Bird!! 🙂

  • Marjorie Shaw

    late late filer!!!!

  • joanne R

    total last min filer

  • Laura Jacobson

    Im a last minute filer. 🙁 I always say I am going to do it early…..but always ending up doing at the end! Yep…I procrastinate!

  • kate

    we are such late filers… we just drag our feet about it. =]

  • Lori T

    Early Bird. As soon as we receive the W2’s

  • Anneliese

    Last minute…I hate doing my taxes!

  • A. Edwards

    Last Minute Filer

  • Vanessa

    Definately the early bird—I am always watchin the mailbox for the 1099’s! <3 IHOP

  • Dee S

    Last minute filer!

  • Ger

    I’m an early bird filer.

  • Cat

    last minute this year! My family loves IHOP!

  • Lauren

    Early! I start getting excited for my refund around Christmas time!

  • Erika g

    Early bird and make our appointment a year in advance

  • LMHutch

    Early bird for sure…don’t like to have it hanging over my head

  • Anna T

    Definitely an early bird filer. I like to get it out of the way. I hate having it hang over my head.

  • Katie Alfano

    Definitely a last minute filer!

  • Jessica

    I am an early bird! And we all love IHOP.

  • RoseP

    i’m a somewhere in-between.. love ihop!

  • Darcie B.

    We are early bird filers. So we can plan our vacation with the refund sooner!

  • Robin S

    I am an early bird! I file on the first day of tax season!!

  • CJ

    I do my federal taxes in Jan or Feb because I always get a good sized refund. I leave the state return til last minute since I always have to pay.

  • Somewhere in between….

  • JoAnn


  • I am notoriously a tax return extender. Every year I file for a 6 month extension to delay the inevitable.

  • B. Coleman

    Somewhere in between…we’re always waiting for one form to be delivered to us, so early is never an option.

  • Elizabeth

    Last minute filer for sure…still havent done it. 🙁

  • Mel

    Last minute flier!

  • margaret

    definite early bird filed it rcvd it and spent it

  • Kristy

    We’re early birds. As soon as the W-2 comes in, we’re off to H&R Block.

  • vedahanks

    Early filer thanks to my mother-in-law who does them for us!!

  • Andrea

    We are early birds. As soon as everything we need comes in I am on By the time Tax Day comes around our refund is already spent on bills lol

  • Katlin Wolfert

    I’m a really really late filer…..

  • Linda

    Early Bird Filer….fer sure. 🙂

  • Patricia E.

    Early Bird!

  • Chris V.

    I am for sure a early bird!

  • Arianna

    late! we owe money!!!

  • Tara

    I always want to get my taxes done early, but it seems to be last minute every year 🙁

  • Hannah

    Definitely an early bird! I do ours as soon as we can every year!!

  • Cynthia Palmatier

    LAST MINUTE….just e-filed them last week

  • Macie

    The “Earlt Bird get the Worm” ( Thats me) 😀

  • Rosa

    Early bird, definitely!!!

  • Dijah4

    We are early definitely early birds.

  • Kathy

    File late every year because we owe 🙁 could sure use some help

  • Bea Adler

    We file for an extension!!!

  • Charlotte

    Anytime!! My daughter especially loves the Funny Face and Pumpkin Pancakes!!

  • Jean

    We are early birds if we are getting a refund! This year we owe so we are waiting until the deadline to file & pay:)

  • Tiffany

    Early Bird!!! As soon as all my documents are in…I’m filing.

  • Vicki Berens

    Try to be an early bird but this year waiting til Tuesday to mail my HUGE check! Ugh! Sure could use that IHOP card.

  • Renee

    We’re an early bird family that’s for sure. It was our Valentine’s day gift to ourselves!

  • tyra green

    early bird for sure

  • Jaime

    Early bird.. Next year i’ll be extra early bird cause i’ll get to claim the baby !

  • Kim Lee

    I am an early bird, thanks!

  • Carolyn McKttrick

    I am a PROcrastinator… I haven’t done them yet. I have always been like this with everything. Why, I am working on my report cards now that are due Monday. Something about that feeling working up to that moment at the last hour. It absolutely drives my mom crazy.

  • sara

    Early Bird right here!

  • Kristin H.

    Early bird!

  • Julie

    Early bird for us! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Sherri

    I’m an early bird when they owe me and a last minute when I owe them! Lol

  • haley gray

    Somewhere in the middle 😉

  • Paulette

    Somewhere in between!

  • nina

    Somewhere in the middle!!

  • Stephanie komo

    I’m def a early filer. Thanks!

  • Jacqui Gonzalez

    I am for sure an Early Bird tax filer. The earlier you get it filed then, the earlier you’ll get it back. Why put off what must be done anyways?! Get it done and over with!!! is how a feel.

    • melissa grogan

      I am an early bird

  • dawn

    Early bird so we can look forward to our vacation:)

  • Tina

    Early Bird!!!!

  • Karen B.

    Early bird if a refund is coming.

  • we are usually a when i am hungry for something and the hunny and kiddo wants something different we go to IHOP

  • Colleen H

    Early Bird .. already got my taxed back

  • amanda

    early bird always… we use our money to take our 3 kids to the beach or some other family trip..we look forward to it every year

  • kaileigh

    Somewhere in between. Depends if I have money to file or not

  • christina

    Do them as early as possible!!

  • Colleen H

    Early Bird .. already got my taxes back ! ( I should add Thanks to my husband )

  • Becky

    A last minute filer this year. 🙁

  • Terry

    somewhere in-between

  • Jen

    well…im both 🙂 we always file our federal asap and then wait until the VERY last mintue to file our state and local. i have no idea why i don’t do them all at once…but thats how i’ve done it since i’ve been filing!

  • JanMarie

    I’m and early bird, taxes filed and refund back and bills paid by mid February!

  • Dana

    Somewhere in between but closer to an early bird!

  • Wendy

    I am an early bird in my mind, but since I am a procrastinator I have to confess to being a last minute filer….

  • Drew

    Early bird….. I do them the same day i get them in the mail from work….. And its usually spent the day i get em from the gov… This year im on disability so had to not spend it..

  • Michelle

    I am a last minute filer. I am not sure why because I am due money back! Ugh!! I should be more on top of it.

  • Hana Hu

    Early Bird!!

  • Ken

    Definitely a last minute filer. We usually file for an extension to give us more time to get all our info together.

  • stella

    Early bird.

  • Cat

    Early bird for sure! As soon as I get those W-4s I’m on it!

  • Kat

    Already done my taxes!! But I love IHOP!!

  • Reet

    A last minute person this year….what can I say…….

  • Marleen

    I’m definitely an early bird! Like to get thing done when I can.

  • Stacy

    Dreadfully…. Last minute filer… (“,)

  • stacy

    early bird

  • belinda adey

    ooops,i’m bad.haven’t done mine yet

  • I sent mine in at the begining of month, somewhere in the middle

  • Suzane

    I am definitely an early bird. I just want it done and out of the way.

  • megan

    Early bird for sure!

  • Mari

    Early bird!

  • marisa

    early bird!!

  • Lindsay S.

    Im an early bird! I like to get it taken care of before I end up forgetting! 🙂

  • Tonya Cotton

    Early Bird!!! I file my taxes on the very first day!!!

  • Lauren G

    Last minute…still havent taken care of it!!

  • Michaela spaulding

    I file my taxes as soon as the last bit of tax-related mail arrives. If I don’t, I’ll forget all about it

  • Valerie post

    Early bird!!!

  • Alexa Soto

    When I was little, we always filed on the very last day. My dad and I used to head to the post office at MIDNIGHT! There was always a party, with hotdogs being grilled and balloons. Now, that I am a grown up, we are a tad bit more responsible 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    Last minute! Haven’t even started doing my taxes yet. When is that pesky deadline?

  • Kristen Casella

    Not too early, but early enough. Usually no later than March 1. I received my refund already and applying it toward a down payment on a new car.

  • Joanne Johnston

    I am an early bird

  • use to be an early bird but now a last min..

  • Darlene

    My hubby and I are early filers…we usually need the money for something anyway, and let’s face it…the gov’t held on to it long enough! lol

  • rena

    im a early bird

  • Kris

    October 15, the end of the last extension…going to go for last minute!

  • Becky

    Early bird all the way

  • mindy r

    Early bird!

  • Always and Early Bird.

  • LATE! LATE! LATE! we owe this year so we haven’t filed yet lol

  • Sandra K321

    We had no choice this year; my son is starting college and we had to file early so he could apply for financial aid.

  • Jenny C

    Im an early bird!

  • Piera Arita

    I’m an early bird. We file as soon as the w-2 comes home 🙂

  • sharon


  • Traci

    Late filer, just completed Federal and state, still need to do local.

    Have been procrastinating for weeks, would rather spend my time couponing and checking out Living Rich for all the great deals.

  • Victoria G

    Early bird to pay of the taxes that come yearly “(

  • Tomas

    EARLY BIRD, everytime…………

  • Sue

    We file early if we are getting a refund and if not we keep our money invested for ourselves until the last minute! This year we filed early……..! Yay!!

  • John

    Mine/Kids Federal, Early as possible after reviving w2’s, State…..last minute.


    hubs is a last minute filer :p

  • Nanda

    Earlt Bird! I like to get it over with.

  • Solducky

    We always shoot for being an early bird, though probably end up closer to the middle. I just never want to be rushing to do it last minute!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • Elena

    I am an early bird

  • Christine R

    My husband makes us be early birds every year.. Good thing, because if it was up to me we’d be last- minute filers! (I’m such a procrastinator!)

  • thomas k

    last minute, too

  • Robin J

    Early Bird…(**)

  • Rachel C.

    Somewhere in between – March for Federal this year (money back) and this past week for State (had to pay)!!!

  • I’m a last minute filer even though I always do our taxes early. I procrastinated since we had to pay this year.

  • Jennifer Marie

    We are somewhere in the middle not right when we get all our information, but not at the last minute either.

  • Pat

    I’d say somewhere in between….earlier if we’re getting money back, later if we have to pay

  • Julie

    Early Bird when we are getting money back 🙂

  • Ali Watson

    Last minute filer!

  • Tracey Lentz

    I’m usually an early bird but this year was somewhere in between.

  • Lisa McBride

    I’m an early filer. I always file as soon as I get my W-2. Even though I owed this year. 🙁

  • alicia beckham

    I am a some kind in between….we just got a NEW IHOP in my hometown have NOT been there yet…!

  • Ellen B

    We are somewhere in the middle, but it has happened where we submitted right before the deadline.

  • Melissa

    🙂 Definitely Early! The Earlier… The Better! Usually As Soon as We Get ALL Our W-2s Back Then As Quick As It Comes It Goes, Paying Bills and Putting Away For Savings!

  • Nikki hatfield wilson

    We filed in February. I always sweat it so it is best to just bite the bullet and get it over with for me.

    Twilson 107 at cox dot net

  • Karen Sheaffer

    We always file early.

  • Cindy

    Early bird because I have to file my fafsa for school by Feb 15 and they need tax information.

  • Dixie D

    Last minute. Because the only thing in my life that’s organized is my coupon book. My friends are still shocked at it. 🙂

  • Melissa

    Usually we are early birds, but this year the hubby wanted to use turbo tax. I ave to say there was nothing turbo about it. It took forever. I don’t know who is at fault the hubby or turbo tax, lol

  • Angie

    We are Early Birds! As soon as the paperwork comes in we get them done! (and of course before the return is in its already spent! LOL)

  • Zahra

    Depends – an early bird if we are expecting money and later if we owe! LOL

  • Kelly F

    I’m an Early Bird!

  • Cheryl

    somewhere in between….if not last minute!

  • chrissy

    As soon as we get them, we do them 🙂 it seems to take forever & a day to get it though. I could sure use a gift card 🙂

  • Brenda

    Last Minute filer this year, as in I haven’t started yet! YIKES! I better get going… this could be a long night!

  • Audrey

    Early bird definitely. I like to get my money back and not waste any time.

  • Michelle

    Last minute flyer. Without a doubt.

    • Michelle


  • Tracy F

    Definitely an Early Bird !

  • Erin

    Early..,, puts are filed, return received & spent. 🙂

  • Nicole

    We are early birds!! Always get a jump on it!!

  • Jill

    Somewhere in-between!

  • Lydia Banegas


  • Tammy Kreiss

    Depends how much money I owe that year… 🙁

  • heather schwartz


  • Marina

    Usually somewhere in between, though, this year, I was more of a last minute filer.

  • Shauna

    Last minute…still haven’t filed yet!

  • aimee

    Last minute filer.

  • somewhere in-between

  • Tana

    Early-bird!! =)

  • Shana

    We’re early birds!!

  • Johnny

    Call me an early bird…I always get my worm!

  • Kat H

    I am a early birder! When I get my last W2 or document needed to file, they are done that evening!

  • Angie B

    Early if I’m getting a refund, last minute if I owe 😉

  • Aimee

    I’m a last minute filer!

  • Jodi Cooper

    Last minute! My taxes are going out in Monday’s mail!

  • Jennifer

    Early bird

  • mary blakely

    early bird

  • I’m super early…as in I file the very first day I can. The earlier I can get my money back , the better 🙂

  • Ann

    I’m a procrastinator when it comes to filing taxes, so I usually wind up filing at the last minute for the automatic extension. But I’m never late to IHOP! (Well, sometimes I go in the middle of the night, but that counts as being an early bird, I think.)

  • Amanda

    We usually do our taxes as soon as we recieve our W2s; better to get it done & out of the way 🙂

  • Kim

    I am definitely an early bird!

  • Lydia Banegas

    Early Bird!!

  • Becky Daniel

    Such an early bird. Taxes done, refund spent, LOL

  • shana

    Usually I’m an early bird, this year not so much.

  • Sue

    Definately an Early Bird!!! Love having the money back ASAP to pay off bills!!

  • Lola Stevens

    We are definently early birds. The sooner we get the refund, the sooner bills can get paid off!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    Somewhere in between! Although more on the later side that I usually do them. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Chris

    We always file early.

  • kat

    Usually in between but we are last minute this year…. Not a fan!

  • Randi

    Last minute — I am definitely a procrastinator when it comes to taxes!

  • Amanda West

    Earlybird… You get the money quickly!

  • Esma

    An Early bird!

  • Sadie

    I am an early bird!

  • Deanna Allen

    My husband is an early bird; therefore, our taxes have been done since early February. Thank goodness for him, or I would probably be doing them tonight. 😉

  • The early bird gets the worm…So, get-r-done as soon as possible after all info is collected, then head out for a nice cozy breakfast at I hop

  • Early bird

  • Lauren H.

    I have a small business so my accountant likes my stuff sooner rather than later. I end up falling somewhere in between early bird and last minute.

  • Michelle Zito

    We are early birds. We like to try and get our refund as quickly as possible and love to use our refund at Ihop!!!

  • samantha y

    Last minute every year

  • I am an absolute eary bird!!!

  • Kami

    Usually an early bird but this year we are last minute!

  • Gail

    Last minute, have to pay this year.

  • Donna

    Absolutely, I am a Early bird, no need to wait. Just like I am a early bird at IHop, beat the crowd!!!

  • wintergreen ting

    Somewhere in between!!

  • Denise Hart

    I’m an early bird for sure! I need to know ASAP because I’m a planner 🙂

  • Early Bird now because we get money back but will probably put it off if we ever have to pay.

  • Evelyn

    Last minute …

  • Diane Martin

    I am a very early flier! Usuallynhave return back by 1st week of feb!

  • Rose Mary P

    I’m an early bird, but my hubby is a procrastinator so we meet in the middle to keep the peace.

  • Cassie Turner

    I am an early bird for sure! As soon as our W2’s are in, we get everything processed. Don’t want to have to worry about it any longer than necessary.

  • lori williams

    Early bird….needed the money then…but need it more now.

  • Jaclyn Glover

    Early bird filer definitely! We look forward to our returns. It is our second Christmas to pay off the first.

  • Holly

    I always file early! Like to use the extra cash to pay for vacations!!

  • cara

    always an early bird! especially if there’s a refund coming my way! xoxo i-hop!

  • I am sort of in the middle type filer…Usually the first of March…

  • Jamie

    definitely earlybird! Already got our refund back

  • Melanie Crawford

    Somewhere in between! Gotta wait for all the docs to come in!

  • Julie

    I was always early because I got a nice refund. We planned and paid for our vacations with the refund. But I lost my job and spent a very long time without work. So we ended up owing and that was really hard with no job. So we became late filers. I have a good job now, so I hope this is the last year if waiting until the last minute.

  • Pat

    We were definite early birds this year!

  • Eimi M.

    I am doing mine right now. Lol. So I am VERY late.

  • Elisa

    Somewhere in-between…wish I had waited longer this year since I have to pay…

  • christine

    I’m an early bird! 🙂



  • debbiefabiano

    We file early because we are expecting a refund!

  • Danielle

    Somewhere in between. 🙂 This year, we filed later than usual, just two weeks ago.

  • Donnella Bruno

    I am an early bird I love to smell the morning dew and hear the birds singing as life wakes up.

  • Last minute most certainly!!!

  • Jamie S

    EARLY BIRD!!!!

  • candi schaedel

    I live to be early…that I’m always so early!

  • colleen

    Early riser here! why wait? :)It feels good to have it done as soon as possinle.

  • Kathryn

    Definitely a last minute flier this year! With baby #1 due in 3 months, we are doing so many things to get ready, and the taxes were running behind; but luckily done in time, because we can use that money!!

  • Jennifer M.

    Early bird…I want my tax money back as soon as I can get it!

  • Kelly juanengo

    EArly bird!

  • Cynthia

    Last minute…no refund 🙁

  • Carolyn J.

    I’m an early bird. Got my refund back and spent it already, so an IHOP gift card would definitely come in handy! 🙂

  • kim kortisses

    Always an early bird

  • Amy B

    We are total early birds! Filed and already got our return – plus we are already working to fix the mistake the state made to get some more cash back. Even when we had to pay we filed earlier, just didn’t send the check in until the last minute – love e-filing.

  • erica chao

    last minute filer!

  • sharon

    try to be an early bird but usually somewhere in-between ;D

  • Judy Cole

    Early bird!!! Ready to get MY money back!!!

  • Bonnie

    I’m a super early bird! File as soon as I get my w2! I don’t like the lines after February 1!

  • gabby

    We are always early birds with filing our taxes, so we can get our refund faster 😉 we live IHOP!!

  • Vicki

    Last minute filer

  • katherine

    early bird it’s done and received

  • Early bird! Daughter going to college, don’t have a choice. Have to get the FASFA in!

  • Jessica

    Early bird!

  • Lynn Muller

    early bird

  • Jill

    Usually in between but this year just filed this week!

  • Sandi

    Usually inbetween but this year VERY early!

  • Anne-Marie Coleman

    Somewhere in-between, but usually by early March

  • Amy

    Early bird. We like to file as soon as possible.

  • Carol m

    Early bird, unless I have to pay then I wait it out.

  • Bonnie

    Early bird

  • Rebecca

    Early bird when we send in our tax returns.

  • Lori

    we wait until the last minute, not my choice and we fight about it every year, LOL.

  • Nina

    We try to file as early as possible, but usually fall in the middle somewhere.

  • Jesyca

    We are earlybirds…just got our returns today actually! Thank god!

  • trisha

    Very Early filer, I would rather get it out of the way. This mommy doesn’t need one more thing to worry about on her list!

  • Danielle

    Early bird – its already gone!! Daughter’s bday in march so i try to get refund in time for gifts – although if I keep couponing like this I should be in better shape for next year!

  • jen mayer

    Early bird!

  • Kim Boon

    in between

  • anthony w

    Late every year.

  • Definitely an early bird, as soon as I get w-2’s always in need of the return!!!!!

  • Lorraine

    I’m an early filer!

  • Susan S

    Early, usually get a refund, so want my money asap!

  • Jennifer

    We just filed today; so we are definitely not early birds… on the plus side of it, this is the first time in 4 years we will be getting a little bit back.

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  • Melanie L

    I’m an early bird

  • Kelly

    Always late filer……

  • Lydia Moreno

    early birds!!

  • Nathaniel

    Early bird.

  • erin

    we got our taxes done months ago! we were super early birds!

  • Jenny C

    Soooo last minute, and down to the wire!

  • Anonymous

    early bird!

  • Beth

    Definitely an early bird! I love doing them myself. I save my last paycheck for the year, log into my tax program, and add my W-2’s and other tax docs as they arrive in the mail! It’s great to watch the amount of the return increase!

  • Alejandra

    early bird!