I love getting birthday freebies! Some of them are freebies, some are free with purchase and some are just a discount. But anyway you look at it, they can all save you some money and help you celebrate another year on this planet.
Most of the birthday freebies you can get come by email. You will probably need to check you junk/spam folder to see if these emails from companies end up in there. I noticed there are about 4 times that these emails are typically sent:
- On the first day of your birthday month
- Exactly 2 weeks before your birthday
- Exactly 1 week before your birthday
- On your birthday
Here are the places that I have gotten emails from and what their offers were for my birthday this year (in alphabetical order):
- Applebee’s – FREE dessert
- Arby’s – FREE small shake (with any purchase)
- Ben & Jerry’s – FREE Ice Cream and $2 off ice cream cake
- Buca Di Beppo – $20 OFF any 2 entrees or pastas
- Buffalo Wild Wings – FREE Snack Size Wings
- Caribou Coffee – Free medium beverage of choice (valid only on your birthday)
- Champps – FREE Mega Ice Cream Cookie
- Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO Creation
- Cost Cutters – $3 off a haircut
- Crabtree & Evelyn – 15% off (in-store and online)
- Culver’s – FREE 1-scoop sundae
- Dairy Queen – Blizzard Fan Club members get a BOGO Blizzard.
- Denny’s – FREE Glad Slam on your birthday (present id to claim, don’t need to sign up)
- Disney Movie Rewards – 25 Bonus Points
- Erbert & Gerberts – Get a free sandwich during your birthday month.
- Famous Dave’s – 50% Off your entree (with the purchase of another entree)
- Fazoli’s – Free Dessert (with purchase of an entree)
- Fuddrucker’s – Free 1/3 lb. burger (with the purchase of same or greater entree)
- Godfather’s Pizza – FREE mini pizza
- Kellogg’s – $20 off Shutterfly Order code
- Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants – 20% Best Rate all month
- Landry’s Select Club – $25 OFF at any restaurant*
- Marcus Theatres – FREE 20oz Pepsi Fountain Drink
- Noodles & Co – FREE Birthday Krispie Treat
- O’Charley’s – FREE slice of pie
- Old Navy – 10% off everything (no exclusions)
- Origins – $10 off $25 (in-store only)
- Pizza Ranch – $5 in Ranch Rewards Dollars
- Rainforest Cafe – FREE Chef’s Appetizer or Kids Meal (with purchase of an adult entree)
- Red Lobster – $5 off any entree
- Starbucks – FREE any size/kind beverage (only good for 3 days) and 15% off Starbucks.com
- Sterling Drugstore – $5 Off Next Purchase
- Swagbucks – Get a 55 SB credit (if you redeem a gift card w/in 30 days)
- TGI Fridays – Free Dessert during your birthday month(with purchase of an entree)
- Walgreens – 5x Everyday Points all month when you use your Balance Rewards card.
- Wendy’s – not sure, it makes you print the coupon to see it so I decided against wasting paper & ink
- World Market – 15% off in-store or online
* Landry’s Select Club is a dining points “club” you pay $25 to join, but at the time when I joined many years ago I would get a free appetizer every time we went to Rainforest Cafe in addition to the $25 birthday coupon and the $25 one-time coupon they send you for joining.
If you are going out to eat at some place not on this list for a birthday, just mention it to your wait staff and they often will do something (no coupon required), like give a free dessert.
To get these freebies for yourself, just go to the company websites and sign up. Almost everyone of these I signed up online. You will be agreeing to receive mail (and special offers), so be sure to use an email account set up just for this purpose.
Some of these I have been signed up for quite a while. Sometimes the freebies or discounts are the same from year to year and sometimes they are different.
I also received emails from a couple local places to take a free yoga class on my birthday and to get 15% off any salon service the week of my birthday.
Birthday freebies are a great way to celebrate your special day on a budget. What birthday freebies have you gotten?
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