Today is my dog Buff’s 12th birthday. (Happy birthday, Buff!) Too bad he can’t get any freebies at pet-friendly places like PetSmart. However, the humans in his life can enjoy more than a dozen freebies on their birthday. This list of 14 birthday freebies comes courtesy of Kate Arcieri, editor of Red Plum:
- Enjoy free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery when it’s your big day. The way to get your freebie is to sign up for the Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club.
- Dairy Queen also will give you free ice cream on your birthday–this time a Blizzard! The catch is you have to join their e-mail club and on your birthday you’ll receive a BOGO coupon–buy one Blizzard, get one free.
- Yet more free ice cream on your birthday–this time at Baskin-Robbins! Sign up for the birthday club and you’ll also receive coupons for money off throughout the year.
- Enjoy free jousting and a meal at Medieval Times on your birthday.
- Your kids get free stuff from Toys”R”Us on their birthday.
- Sephora will help you feel pretty on your birthday with free makeup. You need to stop in to a Sephora location during the two weeks surrounding your birthday to receive this gift–and there’s no purchase necessary. (Check the Sephora website birthday-gift link here to see what they’re offering when. It used to be lip gloss; now it’s eye makeup.)
- Your kids can enjoy free pizza at California Pizza Kitchen on their birthday.
- Red Robin gives you a free burger to chow down on when it’s your birthday. You’ll need to register for the Red Robin eClub to get this delicious benefit.
- Fuddruckers will give you a free burger on your birthday, plus something else special. You won’t know until your big day gets here, but it’s worth taking the few seconds to sign up for the freebie club so you can find out.
- Sign up for the OJ loyalty club and you’ll get a BOGO coupon for a free 20-ounce Orange Julius drink when you sign up, plus another on your birthday.
- Free Queso or empanadas when you sign up for On The Border’s e-mail club–and you don’t even have to wait until your birthday to redeem!
- While kids eat free at Denny’s everyday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., they can get something free on their birthday, too. Just sign up for Denny’s Kids’ Birthday Club.
- Boston Market will send everyone in your family a coupon for free stuff on their birthday–if you sign up for the Boston Market VIP club.
- Have your cake (or tiramisu) for free on your birthday at Buca di Beppo. To get this freebie you have to join their eClub. As of this writing, when you signed up, you also got a coupon for a free appetizer.
This WalletPop article on birthday freebies includes some other goodies that I hadn’t heard about but which I would definitely note and take advantage of on my next birthday. Heck, at this rate, you could eat all day for free!
If I’ve missed any freebies, please post a comment here so we can add to the list! (Someone just emailed to let me know that Disney gives you free admission on your birthday–good to know!)