Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Freebies

During the month of your birthday you can get a ton of free gifts and food from local restaurants and stores. Some places only offer freebies on the day of your birthday.
Most stores/restaurants will offer some sort of a coupon on your birthday, I have only complied a list of freebies (or BOGOs).

Tips for a smooth freebie filled birthday:
  1. If you are unsure about an offer, call and ask.

  2. If you can't find an offer for your favorite place, call and ask.

  3. Bring a printout of the offer (if applicable) and also your ID.

  4. Tell the server you'll be using a birthday deal, and say so right away rather than after the check arrives to help avoid issues.

    Below is a list of places I have tried during my birthday month:
    • Red Robin: Free birthday burger and dessert with Red Robin Royalty card all through the month of your birthday.

    • Starbucks: Free drink (any size, any drink, any customizations) when you register a gift card with them - they mail you the coupon.

    • Baskin Robbins: Free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream - coupon emailed.

    • Marie Callender's: Free slice of pie (dine in only) with entree purchase - coupon emailed.

    • Sephora: Free Philosophy Birthday Bubble Bath (in store - no purchase necessary, online - purchase required) - coupon emailed*

    • Jack in the Box: Free birthday dessert with coupon and ID.

    • Godiva: Free piece of chocolate (when you join rewards club)

    • Dairy Queen: BOGO blizzard, buy 1 medium blizzard get one of equal or lesser value free - coupon emailed.

    • Orange Julius: BOGO smoothie, buy 1 smoothie (any size) get one of equal or lesser value free -coupon emailed.

    • Auntie Annes: BOGO pretzel, buy 1 pretzel get one of equal or lesser value free - coupon emailed.

    • Coldstone: BOGO "creation", buy 1 ice cream "creation" get one of equal or lesser value free - notification emailed, must print at their website.

    • Chicken of the Sea: Coupon for $0.25 off a can of tuna

      This is a list of places I have not tried (yet) but heard good things about from friends:
      • Sonic: Choice of free slushie, soda, or tots - coupon.

      • Chevys Fresh Mex: Free entree coupon.

      • Arbys: Free 12oz. shake coupon.

      • Famous Dave's BBQ: Free dessert coupon.

      • Dennys: Free grand slam breakfast coupon.

      • Ihop: Free rooty tooty fresh and fruity breakfast coupon.

        This is a list of places I have not tried (yet) but read about online**:

          *Sephora freebie - you can get TWO free Philosophy bubble bath from them if you want. Use your coupon in store for your first freebie, then purchase something online and get not only the standard 3 free samples but also another Philosophy bubble bath.

          **I would call ahead on these before you go out on your birthday.

          The above list was complied by legwork, googling "Free birthday stuff", checking out favorite store websites and calling around.

          Please let me know if any of these deals are no longer valid or if the freebie has changed. Or if you know of another birthday freebie I have not listed.

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