Business Buzz: McDonald’s free coffee event runs from March 31 to April 13

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McCafé invites coffee drinkers in Craig, Colorado and across the United States to wake up and taste the free coffee.

According to a national press release, beginning Monday, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event.

Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours from Monday to April 13 in participating restaurants.

McDonald’s also is offering a “Make Friends with McCafé” sampling event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday on the corner of 19th and Wazee streets in downtown Denver during the Colorado Rockies Home Opener festivities.

McCafé also will surprise a Twitter follower every day until April 13 with a chance to win a free McCafé coffee every week for a full year.

For more information, follow @McD_Colorado.

Bennet urges state taxpayers to claim past-due refunds

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is encouraging thousands of Coloradans to claim $14 million in tax refunds from 2010 before it’s too late.

According to a press release from Bennet’s office, the Internal Revenue Service estimates that 17,000 Coloradans have not claimed their 2010 refunds and that at least half of these unclaimed refunds are more than $560 each, totaling as much as $14 million throughout the state.

The deadline to claim a 2010 refund is April 15.

“This is money that belongs to Coloradans, not the IRS. And time is running out to claim it,” Bennet said in the release. “For many families, times are still tight, and this money can make a substantial difference in their budget.”

To claim their refund, taxpayers must file a 2010 tax return. Taxpayers seeking a 2010 refund may have their checks held if they have not filed tax returns for 2011 and 2012.

IRS Free File is available to individuals making $58,000 or less in 2013. Individuals making more than $58,000 still can use the Free File site to fill out their tax forms and file their tax return.

For more information, visit http://bennet.senate.gov/taxassistance or www.irs.gov/Refunds.

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