Currently and in the near future millions of Americans who have filed their taxes will be receiving their tax refunds. Thus, around this time of year in the spring, many will find this to be a good time to purchase much wanted and needed items. This is especially true in the Emerald City. If you’re living in or near Seattle and want to know some good places to spend your well-deserved tax refund, then check out the list below.
Golden Age Collectibles
1501 Pike Place, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-9799

If you’re a fan of comic books, graphic novels, science fiction, or pop culture, then Golden Age Collectibles is the place to spend some of your tax refund. Being one of the best stores in the iconic Pike Place Market, Golden Age Collectibles sells not only graphic novels but also collectible mugs, refrigerator magnets, posters, copies of screenplays and much more. And with the rising popularity of both Marvel and DC movies, this is the best time to purchase items such as those sold at this store.

Sweetie’s Candy
1501 Pike Place, Suite 435
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-4587

Doing taxes can make a person hungry. And what better way to treat yourself after doing all of those taxes than by buying and eating a lot of candy? Sweetie’s Candy is one of the best candy stores in the Emerald City, containing a wide variety of sweets. It’s also nearby the Seattle icon known as the Gum Wall, so you can easily go to this store, buy some gum (the Dr. Pepper flavored gum is highly recommended), and add it to the multicolored tourist attraction right outside.

Mandarin Buffet & Grill
14850 N.E. 24th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 885-3888

Rather than buy something material that may only just add clutter to your home, perhaps you should use your tax refund to buy you and a loved one a nice night out. Located in the nearby city of Redmond, very close to Seattle, is Mandarin Buffet & Grill. This highly acclaimed restaurant serves a wide variety of authentic Asian delicacies that cater to every taste. Included in the all-you-can-eat menu are sushi, crab meat, egg drop soup, chicken feet and much, much more.

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Argosy Cruises
1101 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-1445

One of the best ways to spend some money is on an adventure. One of the best adventures to embark on in the Emerald City is taking one of the many cruises brought to you by Argosy Cruises. There are a variety of routes to take both within and beyond Seattle. They also offer weddings to be performed on their cruises, and might be the thing for you and your fiancé to do once you both receive your tax refunds.

Mona Foundation
218 Main St., Suite 404
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 743-4550

Rather than spend your tax refund on yourself, another great way to use that extra money is to help the world. There are many, many wonderful charities out there. One such foundation that’s headquartered in the city of Kirkland, just a stone’s throw away from Seattle, is the Mona Foundation. This great organization helps girls around the world gain an education.

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