One of my favorite days of the year just so happens to be my birthday, not because I’m getting another year older, but because of all of the freebies! Last weekend we went to the mall to pick up birthday freebies! You can find lists of places that give you free stuff on your birthday, but these are my favorite for adults. I’ll have another list coming soon of my favorite birthday freebies for kids!
Godiva – $10 Certificate – The Godiva rewards program is my absolute favorite because they offer you a free piece of chocolate every month! I don’t live near one so it’s always a treat when I can visit because I’m obsessed with their chocolate covered strawberries. Their birthday reward this year was a $10 gift certificate that could be used online or in-store. I waited for a free shipping offer and purchased a coffee trio and a bar of chocolate for $1.03 shipped!
Victoria’s Secret – $10 Birthday Reward – I am signed up for Victoria’s Secret emails and received a $10 reward to be used in-store or online. It’s pretty rare that Victoria’s Secret offers free shipping so I went to the store. It can be pretty pricey because you can’t use your reward on clearance, however I was able to find underwear and beauty items that were below or at the $10 threshold.
Cinnabon – Free MochaLatta Chill – If you sign up for Cinnabon’s E-club then you will receive an email with a coupon for a free MochaLatta Chill. Even better when you first sign up they will send you an offer for a free minibon! I never knew these existed, but they are the perfect size for one person!
Sephora – Free Beauty Item – Signing up for Sephora’s rewards program not only offers you points and exclusive discounts, but they also offer an awesome birthday freebie. The birthday freebies change every year, and for the first time ever they offered a choice of items! I was able to choose between a Fresh Mini Cleanser and Mask or a Marc Jacobs Eye Liner and Lip Creme. These can be redeemed in-store or online.
Kohl’s – $5 Reward Certificate – Kohl’s offers a Yes2You Rewards program which gives you points when you make purchases, and they send you a $5 certificate for your birthday! Their The Big One Microfiber Pillows were on sale for $2.54, so I purchased two!
Starbucks – Free Drink or Bakery Item – Starbucks Rewards program offers you a free drink or treat on your birthday, and this year I received the email the day before my birthday, and it expires the day after. So, make sure if you sign up you are watching for the email so that it does not expire. Plus, you can get any type of drink that you want. Add in extra caramel, a shot of espresso, maybe some whip cream? It’s free!
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Free Pretzels – Sign up for their rewards program via their mobile app and you’ll receive a free pretzel on your birthday! I love the fact that you can choose any type of pretzel as Papa Budget and I like to share the pretzel bites! Plus, you’ll collect rewards points from the app and earn free pretzels.
Famous Dave’s – BOGO 50% Off Entree – This one isn’t exactly a freebie, but it’s one of the best meal offers that I received unless I wanted dessert, which I don’t usually have room for anyways. Plus, we used it during lunch time so the prices were reduced and it made for a nice inexpensive meal! You can sign up for their emails and they will send you various offers throughout the year as well as this birthday offer!
Best Buy – $5 Reward Certificate – Best Buy sent me an email with a Happy Un-Birthday gift! It was a $5 rewards certificate, and with another gift card that I had saved from Zyrtec Rewards, I was able to get Papa Budget a video game for free!
Dunkin Donuts – Free Drink – If you sign up for their DD Perks rewards program via their app they will send out offers including a free drink for your birthday. If your birthday isn’t coming up then wait to sign up. A few times a year they offer a dollar amount bonus for signing up and purchasing a gift card. Last year when I signed up I purchased a $5 gift card and received a $5 bonus as well as a free drink!
These are my absolute favorite programs to be in when it comes to birthday freebies. It’s not technically my birthday yet, so I may be surprised by a few new ones as well. Plus, make sure you check your junk/spam folder. As I was typing this I found an email in my junk folder with a birthday coupon!
What places offer your favorite birthday freebies?
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