Birthday Freebies, Discounts + Perks
In honor of my birthday I wanted to put together a list of all the places you can get freebies, discounts or perks on your birthday or during your birthday month.
Before I dive into the list… here’s my best tips:
BECOME A MEMBER!
You HAVE to be a member almost everywhere prior to your birthday.. so if you see something here you want to cash in on I would do that right away! Plus, almost everywhere has a little bonus for signing up so it’s a win-win on multiple occasions. It creates a lot of emails.. you can filter your email inbox to put things with keywords or from certain senders in a specific box. If you use Gmail, they actually have a promotions folder that filters a lot out already, but definitely not everything. I also saw where someone suggested to make a special email account for all your promotions so you have easy access to them and they don't fill up your main email account.
KNOW HOW LONG THE DEAL LASTS
Most deals don’t last all month… some are a single day, some are a month long, some are on the first few days of your birthday month, some expire in the few days following your birthday.. It varies so much from what we saw and I wish she would’ve told me her birthday fun plans before the day before haha! Pick which ones are your “must do’s” and schedule them into your calendar or set reminders in your phone if you have to.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE IT
Although a lot of these are freebies and that’s amazing, some of them are just discounts. You don’t have to spend money to enjoy a birthday perk. Chances are pretty dang good they’ll have a bigger sale at some point in the year.. But remember that some of these places you visit often (like Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Ulta, etc…) being a part of their membership and having an account or their app may save you additional throughout the year just by using it every time you go and plan to spend anyway!
I LOVE all things beauty and trying new products – but I'm such a budgeter so when discounts and free items roll around… I jump on them as soon as I can!
Ulta Beauty – free item + discount… the free item changes month to month
Sephora – free item + discount… the free item changes month to month
Tarte – 20% off for members
APPAREL + JEWELRY:
Kendra Scott – 50% off one item
Old Navy – free birthday treat (discount)
DSW – surprise coupon
Once Upon A Child – $5 off coupon sent to your email. Expires on your birthday. Sign up in store
Claire's – Extra 15% off coupon
Kohl’s – reward members get $5 Kohl’s cash
Vera Bradley – Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase online
American Eagle – 15% off purchase for reward members
Reebok – Get $10 off $50+ purchase
Target Circle – 5% off shopping trip
FOOD + BEVERAGE:
Firehouse Subs – free medium sub
Starbucks – free drink
Red Robin – free burger
IHOP – free pancake stack
Auntie Annes – free pretzel
Denny’s – free grand slam breakfast
Buffalo Wild Wings – free snack size boneless or traditional wings
Steak n’ Shake – free burgers and fries
Waffle House – free waffle
Dunkin Donuts – free drink
Jamba Juice – free smoothie or juice
Texas Roadhouse – free appetizer
Dutch Bros – free drink
Jersey Mike’s – free sub
Zaxbys – free big zax snak
Applebee’s – Join its email club and get a birthday special—most likely a free dessert-y treat.
Domino’s – Not exactly, free, but when you sign up for Domino’s “Piece of the Pie Rewards” you’ll get a promo code for 20% off your next online order, plus you’ll earn 10 points on each order of $10+.
Krispy Kreme – Download the Krispy Kreme app and sign up to receive a free birthday treat.
Olive Garden – Olive Garden’s eClub to get a dessert on your birthday.
Panda Express – Register for emails and receive an exclusive offer on your birthday.
Panera – Get a bonus reward on your birthday, plus a reward just for signing up for MyPanera.
Pizza Hut – Sign up for Hut Rewards and score a birthday reward!
Sonic – Create a My Sonic account, download the app and score a special treat on your birthday.
Subway – Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program and get a free 6″ sub and cookie!
TGI Fridays – With the Fridays Rewards plan, you’ll get a free birthday dessert
Taco Bell – Celebrate your birthday with a FREE regular Mountain Dew Baja Blast® Freeze from us to you.
Baskin Robins – free ice cream
Coldstone Creamery – BOGO deal on ice cream
McDonald’s – Free apple pie
Dairy Queen – free blizzard
California Pizza Kitchen – free dessert
Subway – free cookie
Panera – free treat
Culvers – custard of the day
Applebees – free dessert
Nothing Bundt Cakes – free mini Bundt Cake (you have to be 13+)
Cinnabon – free cinnamon roll
Olive Garden – free dessert
Crumbl – free cookie
Chick-Fil-A – free cookie or dessert
Krispy Kreme – free dozen donuts in their app
Godiva – $10 store credit
Auntie Anne’s – Become a member of My Pretzel Perks, download the app and you’ll get a tasty reward on your birthday: a signature/classic Auntie Anne’s pretzel.
Dippin’ Dots – Join the Dot Crazy Email Club and get free Dippin’ Dots.
Build a Bear – build a bear for your age
Redbox – free dvd rental
Hulu – one free trial month
Cricut – 20% off your favorite materials and accessories PLUS free shipping.
Whew, man that was a lot… haha. I hope you find at least a few things on here you want to cash in on for your birthday + I hope it’s a lot of fun!! A day of fun finding freebies isn’t so bad!