Favorite Birthday Freebies

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Someone in our house might have just turned 35, so that means not only an excuse for cake, but also for some freebies. If you love miles and points, odds are pretty high that you love freebies and cheapies in other walks of life, too. If so, your birthday is a great day to take advantage of some other types of treats and savings!

There are no shortage of posts and websites dedicated to things like 100 freebies on your birthday (such as herehere, here, and here), so I won’t even pretend to come up with an exhaustive list, but here are a few of my favorite birthday freebies. In addition to these, pretty much every chain restaurant on the planet will give you a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer on your birthday. Many retail stores also give you an extra % off coupon to use during your birth month.

My Favorite Birthday Freebies:

I am usually traveling on my birthday weekend both because what better way to spend a birthday than doing your favorite thing, and my birthday is always a long weekend thanks to sharing the big day with MLK Jr. However, this year I’ll be staying local my little ones, so I hope to pick up a freebie or two.

Free Medium Sub from FireHouse Subs – Just show your ID on your birthday and get a free sub.

$5 Coupon to Use at Jason’s Deli – We are regulars there, so this is like money in the bank. The coupon is sent via email and valid for two weeks if you join their “free club”.

Free Starbucks Drink – if you earn Starbucks Rewards Stars you will get a free birthday drink!

Free Marble Slab Scoop + Mix-ins  – you need to register for their emails, but they will send you a coupon for a free scoop with unlimited mix-ins on your birthday.

Birthday cone

Freebirds Free Burrito Half Birthday – To mix it up, Freebirds offers 10 free stamps on their card (enough for a free entree) the month of your half-birthday.

Freebirds Birthday

Ski Free on Your Birthday – This is not going to happen at the “major” resorts, but some smaller ski resorts will let you ski free on your birthday so it pays to do some research if you might be able to make use of this offer! Free resorts on your birthday include (but aren’t limited to) Yosemite, Diamond Peak, Mountain High, Cypress Mountain, and 1/2 off at Mammoth.

All Time Favorite Birthday Freebie:

My all time favorite birthday freebie is sadly no longer available, but when Josh turned 35 (years ago, before C was even born) Disney World actually let you into the park for free on your birthday! We took them up on their offer and he enjoyed a free Disney Day on his 35th!

Disney Birthday

If you are traveling it also never hurts to let the hotel or similar know it is your birthday. No guarantees, but sometimes folks are happy to try and put a (free) smile on your face for your birthday if they know! Do you take advantage of any birthday freebies? Which is your all time favorite?

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  1. Wow Disney, cake and beer. Nice photo.

    I find birthday deals funny. When I sign up for junk stuff (non-travel stuff) I will usually use a fake birthday to help avoid ID theft potential. So on my fake birthday I get offers for free stuff in my email. It usually takes me a second to remember why 🙂

  2. Happy Birthday!! Ditto to Kendra Scott!! Fyi, Starbucks has changed their birthday reward drink policy. It used to be that you had a month to use it. Now it expires a day or two after your birthday.

  3. Red Robin freebie (meal) is nice. I also like the freebies with Panera Bread and Godiva. I actually took a birthday off just to go get most of my freebies – it was a very nice indulgent day.

    BTW – Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy happy birthday! Mine is in 4 days. Every year, I take myself out on a weekend day near my birthday and spend my rewards. Tomorrow is the day!
    Some more:
    Sephora-sample size lotions or lipstick/mascara. Wearing last year’s lip pencils now! Used to be free, but this year mentions “with any purchase.” They give several samples- this year they are by Marc Jacobs and Fresh
    Godiva-$10 gift card
    Jersey Mike subs-free sub and drink on your birthday.
    Friendly’s-free sundae
    pF Chang-free appetizer or dessert
    Brio-$10 gift card
    This year, I got a mailer called “my birthday pak” which included $10-20 off gift cards at some local restaurants and a couple of $49 discount massages. Best of all, they don’t expire for 3 months! I always appreciate having at least a month to use meal freebies.

  5. My favorite is SmashBurger, which gives you a freebie to use in a reasonable window around your birthday, as well as nice dollars off coupons at other times of the year.

    Happy Birthday!

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