Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Birthday Freebies

March is my birthday month!!! And with that comes a bunch of freebies and discounts in my email (mostly.) If you have signed up for birthday clubs from businesses you can generally expect them to email them to you at one of 4 days, so be checking your spam mailbox.

Those days are:
* 1st of the month of your birthday
* Exactly 2 weeks before your birthday
* Exactly 1 week before your birthday
* On your birthday

Here is the list of BIRTHDAY FREEBIES that I have received (mostly via email) this year:

* Applebees - Free Dessert Shooter
* Arby's - Free 12oz. shake with any purchase
* Ben and Jerry's - Free Scoop of you favorite flavor AND $3 off a cake
Benihana's - $30 credit (some restrictions apply)
* Buca di Beppo - Free Birthday Brownie Sundae
Buffalo Wings Wings - Free Snack Size Wings
* California Pizza Kitchen - Free Dessert with entree purchase
* Chammps -  Free Dessert with any entree
* Chili's - Free Birthday Sundae
* Cold Stone Creamery -  BOGO Creation
* Culver's - Free 1-scoop sundae
* Dairy Queen - BOGO Blizzard
Famous Dave's - $10 off $20+
* Godfather's Pizza - Free Mini Pizza
* Kwik Trip - Free 16oz Karuba Coffee and Glazers Donut
* Landry's Select Club - $25 Birthday Credit (I actually bought this dining club years ago and it paid for itself the first 2 visits.)
* Noodles- Free Bowl of Noodles
* O'Charley's - $5 off $20
* Old Country Buffet - BOGO adult entrees
* Papa Murphy's - Free Coookie Dough with Pizza Purchase
* Pizza Ranch  - Free $5 towards food
Starbucks - Free Birthday Drink
* T.G.I. Fridays - Free Dessert with entree purchase
* Tony Roma's - Surprise (need to print it off to find out, but I am not using it so I didn't waste my ink/paper)

* Redbox - Free Rental Code
* Mokasha Yoga (Minneapolis) - Free class on birthday

* Aveda - Free shipping and sample with $25+
* Betty Crocker - Free ebook AND 20% off online store
Crabtree and Evelyn - 15% off (online and in  stores)
Delia's - $20 off $50+
* Lancome  - Free 5 Shadow Palette and Lipstick and free shipping with $49+ purchase
* Macy's - Free Shipping Code (no minimum purchase required)
Melissa and Doug - 15% off an online order
Office Max - $10 off $50+
* Old Navy - $10 off $50
Origins (postcard) - $10 off $10+ AND (email) $10 off $25
Victoria's Secret - $10 off $10+

Reward Programs
* Disney Movie Rewards - 100 Bonus Points
* Kellogg's - Bonus Points (up to 100 points)
* Swagbucks - Free 50 Bonus Swagbucks

* Wilderness Resort and Waterpark - $25 off stay during birthday month

Be Sure to pay attention to expiration dates, some may expire on your birthday, the end of your birthday month or a week or two after your birthday.

Of course I only use a small percentage of these, but it is nice to know what is out there.

If you want to receive these, do to their websites and see if they have a birthday sign up on there. Some places have the sign up on their website, others you have to sign up in person.

Also, if you go to local places on your birthday be sure to ask (or call ahead and ask if you want to know in advance) if they will give you anything on your birthday. Free dessert is usually the common offer, but I was once offered a free shot of tequila at a local Mexican restaurant (I turned it down, not a tequila shot fan.)

This was LAST YEAR'S list, if you want to see other things that are out there.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Who doesn't love birthday freebies!! :) Thanks for compiling the list.