“Do you want to sign up for our rewards program”
Almost every store that offers this or an email list, I will sign up for. Why? One, it’s normally free. Two, most not only wish you a Happy Birthday on your special day, but most will offer some kind of freebie or deal for you to enjoy.
I make the best of my birthday month by taking the day off on my birthday to take advantage of a free day without work or kids, and to pick up my little surprises throughout the day, because who doesn’t like birthday gifts?
You have a time limit to redeem for your item. I suggest a list – yes I have a list! I prioritize by the time I have to go in and pick it up before it expires. Some are only good the day of and others give you anywhere from a week to 30 days to redeem. This is why I celebrate my birthday month.
Since I am a sharing kind of person, I’ll let you in on my list of freebies so please enjoy!
Caribou Coffee – sign up for perks and email to receive a free birthday drink on the day of your birthday
Starbucks Coffee- sign up for their rewards program and receive a free birthday drink or food item good for the day of your birthday
Bruegger’s Bagels – sign up for their email list to receive a free bagel with cream cheese of your choice good the day of your birthday
Dunn Brothers – download and sign up for their rewards program to receive $5 credit in your account to apply towards your purchase. Expires 7 days after you get the email your credit has been added to your account
Panera Bread – sign up for their rewards program to get a free pastry or sweet and is good up to 7 days after your birthday
Nothing Bundt Cakes – sign up for their email list and receive a bundt cake and is good for up to 7 days after your birthday
Coldstone Creamery – Join their email list to get a coupon for a buy one get one free of any size creation good for up to 7 days after your birthday
Naf Naf Grill – download their app and join their rewards program to get a free entree good for up to 7 days after your birthday
Leeann Chin’s – download their app and join their rewards program to receive an order of cream cheese wontons for your birthday that is good up to 7 days after your birthday
Portillo’s – enjoy a free slice of their yummy chocolate cake and is valid for up to 7 days after your birthday. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag Portillo’s because they should send you a personal birthday shout out
Auntie Annie’s Pretzels – join their rewards program through their app to enjoy a free classic pretzel in your birthday month
Jamba Juice – sign up for their rewards program to enjoy a small smoothie within 30 days of when you get your birthday email
Benihana’s – sign up for chef’s table emails and receive a $30 coupon good for your birthday month. For the kiddos, sign them up for the kabuki kids to receive a postcard for a free souvenir mug with kids meal purchase
Ulta Beauty – sign up for Ultimate Rewards to receive a free gift the month of your birthday and for you Platinum members, you also get a $10 coupon towards your purchase that month and 2 times in points
Sephora – sign up for their Insider program to get a free gift good for the month of your birthday
Godiva – get their rewards program to get $10 towards your purchase in your birthday month
Woodhouse Day Spa – enjoy 20% off a service of your choice and is good for a month after your birthday
Dunkin’ Donuts – download their app and sign up for their DD Perks program to receive a free coffee that is good for up to 30 days after you receive your birthday email.
IKEA – sign up for their IKEA Family member card to enjoy a meatball entree with a choice of dessert and $15 off your purchase good for the month of your birthday.
These are just my favorites that I do, there are plenty more out there so check with your favorite go-to spots around town to see if they have any birthday goodies to celebrate your special day, week, or month!