Happy birthday to you!!
I am not normally a big birthday person, but this year I thought it would be fun to start taking advantage of all the birthday freebies so many companies offer. I created a burner email and started signing up for everything I could possibly find. I got close to 40 emails with different rewards, freebies and discounts! It was so exciting to watch the emails come in! I didn’t get to redeem all of them (cause there was a LOT of sweets on the list), but I wanted to share what I learned.
A quick tip, I created a ongoing list when I got the email to tell me where it was from, what the reward was and when it expired. Be aware a lot are only one time open, and its only on your birthday (I ran into this problem a few times). Doing this helped me get the most out of my rewards because I could prioritize by date on what to go and get! I would change it to red after I had redeemed it.
P.S. A lot of these places give you a free reward just for signing up, and an anniversary reward every year on the date you sign up!
Lets get into the rewards!
- The first email I got was from the Melting Pot. It offered a free order of their fresh made chocolate covered strawberries when you call in with the reservation. I have not had the opportunity to redeem this one yet, but it gave me all the way until May.
2. Genghis Grill
- They offer a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday. However, when I went in they told me you have to accrue points to get the reward. I was slightly confused from the different emails I got. But, if you can make it work for you its a fun freebie!
3. McAlister’s Deli
- $5 Off your next meal and expires a week after your birthday!
- $5 off next purchase of $10 or more
5. Which Wich
- Free 7″ Sandwich; expires 9 days after your birthday! Umm yes! Who doesn’t love Which Wich??
- Large fresh-cut seasoned fries & free drink; expires 4 days after your birthday. I don’t eat at Wingstop, but decided to sign up for the rewards. Oh man, those fries were good! It was a tasty splurge.
7. Boba Tea
- Free drink of any size; expires within 30 days of the email. Boba is a growing love of mine. The more I have it the more I love it. However, the employee helping me mentioned they would be changing the program to $10 towards your next Boba purchase instead of a free drink. I am totally ok with that!
Sign up is in store now!
8. Krispy Kreme
- Free doughnut & small coffee; expires 7 days after your birthday. It looks like you have to download the app now for their rewards program.
9. Dickey’s BBQ
- Free Classic Sandwich; expires 7 days after your birthday.
They even let me substitute chicken since I can’t eat pork, and I was also given a free large drink on the house!
- Free full stack pancakes; expires 7 days after your birthday.
11. Tropical Cafe
- I am loving this place! Fresh and delicious. I got a free 24oz Smoothie, but it was a one time open and only on your birthday!
(They have also gone strictly to the app.)
12. Tarte Cosmetics
- 20% off purchase + free deluxe gift
- Can we holla at Panera for a second… You get a free pastry; expires into the next month after your birthday, and you get a free daily bagel your entire birthday month. Yes, you heard, me a free bagel every single day of your birthday month!
- Free birthday meal. Can you say delicious!
15. Flying Star Cafe
- Free pastry or dessert; expires by the end of your birthday month.
16. Satellite Coffee
- Free drink; expires by the end of your birthday month.
17. Golden Corral
- Free Buffet with a purchase of another; expires 7 days after your birthday.
18. Buffalo Wild Wings
- Free snack size wings; expires 7 days after your birthday. (Sitting in offer only)
19. Red Robin
- Free Burger; expires by the end of your birthday month.
20. Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Free mini bundtlet; expires 9 days after your birthday.
21. Godiva Rewards
- $10 off your next purchase; expires by the end of your birthday month.
22. Baskin Robins
- Free scoop or swirl; expires 4 days after your birthday.
- Free shipping + birthday gift; expires by the end of your birthday month.
- 15% off your next purchase; expires by the end of your birthday month.
25. Dippin Dots
- Free small cup of dots; expires by the end of your birthday month.
- Free Iced Coffee; expires 10 days after your birthday.
- The OG in the birthday freebies! A free drink; on your birthday.
Go download their app!
28. Einstein Bros Bagel
- Free egg sandwich with a purchase; expires 10 days after your birthday.
29. Auntie Anne’s Pretzel
- Free pretzel; expires by the end of your birthday month. Yum!
Only available on their app!
30. Regal Crown Club
- Free small popcorn; expires 30 days from receiving the email.
31. Jersey Mikes Subs
- Free regular sub & fountain drink; one time open coupon.
- Free medium tatter tot with a purchase; expires into the next month after your birthday.
- Free movie rental; expires 14 days after the email is received.
34. Orange Julius
- BOGO smoothie; expires 15 days from receiving the email. (Only can be used at the OJ you put down as your favorite location when signing up.)
- 20% off regular priced item; one time use promo code.
- Birthday gift; on your birthday.
37. Bare Minerals Cosmetics
- Free birthday gift; day of your birthday.
38. Studio N
- A free shampoo and blowout; expires 7 days from your anniversary. I have been loving this salon. The quality of the cut and the softness of my hair afterwards are unmatched plus they gave me a free shampoo and blowout? Yes, please.
39. Ulta Beauty
- Free birthday gift; expires by the next month.
40. Smashbox Cosmetics
- A birthday gift if you can get to level 2 in their program by spending $75; expires by the end of your birthday month.
- Un-birthday related if you sign up they will send you free samples shortly after with products that are personalize to you and how you answered questions on your account!
I had a blast getting free things for my birthday, and I think you will too! If you know of any rewards I missed let me know. I am all about growing that birthday freebie list.
“Life is best served with a hot cup of coffee and a whole lot of grace!”