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Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday
This post is part of The Free Stuff Series: How to get Free Stuff You Actually Want!
I love my birthday month, and it’s not for the reason you may be thinking. When my birthday month comes around, I am showered with birthday freebies from all of my favorite places. Some of the places that send me freebies I rarely shop, but they still send me freebies on my birthday just for having signed up for their email or mailing list at one point or another.
A lot of reward clubs, restaurant email clubs and more like to give out free products, services or meals to their reward card members and customers on their birthdays. But how do they know when that is? Well, you will need to be subscribed to either their email or mailing list or be signed up for their reward card. Now subscribing to a list just to get a birthday freebie might seem a little crazy but believe me its worth it! Not only do they require very little information, but most companies will also give out a freebie just for initially signing up and even for special occasions throughout the year.
What if you don’t feel like getting bombarded with emails and offers throughout the year just to get your birthday freebie?
So many emails! I do not recommend using your regular personal email to signup for freebies unless it’s for a place that you shop all the time. I use my personal email to subscribe to places like Kohl’s and Victoria’s secret because I shop there and they give out so many freebies and discounts throughout the year that I don’t want to miss out. But for places like Cinnabon, Denny’s or Sonic I use a specific email account I set up just for freebies and check it when I sign up and also throughout my birthday month.
3 Steps to get your birthday freebies easily:
- Setup a separate Gmail account just for birthday freebies. If you want to send your favorites to your regular email, that’s fine, but if you’re signing up for all the freebies, I suggest a separate account.
- Confirm your email subscription and check for a signup freebie or discount. This step is important so make sure to confirm your subscription; they will usually send you an email to confirm you want to receive emails from them right after you sign up. If you do not get an email, make sure that it’s not going to SPAM. You may get a signup freebie, so it’s always nice to check within a few days of signing up.
- Check your email occasionally for freebies and especially throughout your birthday month! I start checking a few weeks before my birthday. If you provided your home mailing address, you would also want to be on the lookout for free product coupons, so you don’t throw them away by accident thinking they are just junk mail. Places like Ulta, Kohl’s & JCPENNY often send their coupons and rewards attached to their flier so make sure you look!
Now let’s get to the list of birthday freebies you may want to get signed up for, these are in no particular order. Please also keep in mind that the offers are subject to change at any time and they are also subject to participation. I will do my best to keep the list updated, but if you come across any that are outdated, please leave a comment on this post so I can remove or change the offer.
These are the best birthday freebies because the value is usually higher.
Kohl’s– Kohl’s is probably my #1 reward program because they are always sending me $5 to $10 to spend with no minimums and also a freebie (usually $10) on my birthday as well! So join their free YES2YOU Rewards program to get your freebies.
Sephora– Join Sephora’s FREE Beauty Insider program and get all sorts of great discounts and a nice birthday freebie each year! You just go into Sephora with your ID and claim your gift absolutely free or add it onto an online order. This year it was a Marc Jacobs mini makeup set which was so cute. It changes all the time so keep that in mind.
Ulta– Sign up for their free ULTAMATE Rewards program and get a free gift on your birthday plus double points on all your purchases during your birthday month.
JCPENNY– Join JCPENNY REWARDS and get discounts and a freebie on your birthday usually around $10. JCPENNY is one of my favorites because I get $10/$10 coupons in the mail from them all the time!
Aveda– Join Aveda’s pure privilege℠ reward program and get exclusive rewards and enjoy a birthday gift valued at $23 (current offer).
Victoria’s Secret– Ok so I added Victoria’s Secret because I do love the offers they send out and plus I won $500 from them once with their secret reward card offer! They don’t have a reward card like the others I mentioned, but they do have a mailing list that you will want to get signed up for, and if you can grab their credit card, you will get a freebie on your birthday as well. The mailing list signup is at the bottom of their website, and they usually will send out free item coupons via email, so that is why I added them here.
Starbucks-Register your Starbucks Gift Card and get a free drink on your birthday. I look forward to this one every year. I always get an unsweetened Venti Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with extra matcha! It is so good :-).
Dunkin Donuts– Get a FREE Beverage on your birthday if you are signed up for their Perks Rewards Program.
Planet Smoothie– Do you love smoothies? How about FREE smoothies? If you sign up for Planet Smoothie’s Official Birthday Club, not only will you celebrate each birthday with a free smoothie – you will also be the first to know about all of the delicious new blends available in your local store.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill– Sign up and you will get a free welcome gift and also a freebie on your birthday, usually a free entree.
Denny’s– Dennys gives out a FREE GRAND SLAM on your birthday just show up with your ID. Some locations also host KIDS EAT FREE Tuesdays 4PM-10PM. You will want to check with your local Denny’s on their particular dates.
IHop– Join the IHop eClub and get a free meal for signing up, on your birthday and on your signup anniversary!
Red Robin– Join their free eClub and get a FREE burger on your birthday and rewards throughout the year.
Panera Bread– It’s easy and free to join their rewards program. There are no obligations, and you’ll enjoy surprises and offers when you least expect them.
Subway– Signup to receive a free lunch on your Birthday! Plus great offers throughout the year
Chili’s– Join the free Chili’s reward program and get a FREE dessert on your birthday! Plus points to redeem for other freebies.
Ruby Tuesdays– Sign up to enjoy a free burger on your birthday!
Baskin Robbins-Get a free ice cream email on your birthday and a special discount on a birthday cake. Plus a BOGO scoop offer when you sign up and additional offers all year long!
TCBY– Free small cup of yogurt plus other great freebies and discounts throughout the year!
Cinnabon– Join the Club Cinnabon rewards program and get a free Mochalatta Chill on your birthday. You also get a freebie just for signing up.
Auntie Anne’s-Download the Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks mobile app and grab a free pretzel on your birthday! I also got a free one after my first purchase and a few other great deals since downloading this app.
Now this list is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to birthday freebies. If you are wondering if your favorite retailer or restaurant has a birthday freebie, visit their website and signup for their newsletter. Since you will be using a separate email account, you won’t have to worry about email overload. When I was doing some research for this post and trying to add as many sites as I could, I came across a site that was just for birthday freebies! So rather than reinvent the wheel I am going to link to it here if you want to find out more.
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