I celebrated a birthday recently! As the birthday freebies and savings have been pouring in, I thought it might be fun to take a night off from cooking and meal planning to let you know some of the best ones to sign up for.
As inflation keeps us on our toes lately, let’s keep talking about ways to save in addition to our everyday ALDI shopping and meal planning. (Never fear, though: The meal plans and recipes aren’t going anywhere — we’re just adding to the mix!)
Next up: Everyone deserves birthday treats, right? Enjoy free food, free beauty products, free coupon codes, and more, just by signing up for companies’ e-clubs and offers. Many restaurants and retailers offer birthday incentives to members, but it’s important to get yourself signed up in advance of your birthday month. Then, also make sure that any other household members are signed up — so that the treats will keep coming in during every month in which someone has a birthday.
I do find it helpful to use a separate email address when signing up for retailers and restaurants, so that my business account doesn’t get clogged up with ads and offers.
Birthday freebies and discounts
Note: Birthday offers can change at any time and may vary year over year; these are some of the 2022 birthday freebies and offers of which I am aware. Some are redeemable only on the big day itself; for others, you have anywhere from a week to a month to redeem.
Have any more birthday freebies or deals to add? Please comment here!
Birthday restaurant & food freebies and deals
A&W — free root beer float
AMC Stubs — (Insiders level is free) free large popcorn
Auntie Anne’s — free pretzel (in-app only)
Barnes & Noble — free cupcake for children’s birthdays, from their Kids’ Club
Baskin-Robbins — free scoop of ice cream
Benihana — $30 gift certificate
Buca di Beppo — $20 gift certificate
Buffalo Wild Wings — free birthday wings
California Pizza Kitchen — free birthday dessert
Chili’s — free dessert
Chipotle — free chips & guac with $5 purchase
Corner Bakery — free dessert
Crumbl Cookies — free cookie
Denny’s — free Grand Slam
Dunkin’ Donuts — free rewards points
Einstein Bros Bagels — free egg sandwich with purchase
Firehouse Subs — Free sandwich in the app for rewards members
Flat Top Grill — BOGO free bowl
Jersey Mike’s — free sub
Noodles & Company — free entree
nothing bundt cakes — free bundtlet
Panera — free bakery treat
P.F. Chang’s — free dessert or appetizer
Portillo’s — free slice of chocolate cake
Potbelly — free cookie
RA Sushi — $20 gift certificate on both your birthday and half birthday
Red Robin — free burger
Starbucks — free drink or food item of choice
Taco Bell — free Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze
Texas Roadhouse — free appetizer
Birthday shopping freebies and deals
ACE — $5 coupon
adidas — 15% off
The Body Shop — $10 reward
Converse — 20% off
CVS — $3 ExtraBucks
DSW — $5 off
Fetch Rewards — free magazine subscription (+ use my referral code NF3TH for a signup bonus)
Goodwill — 25% off everything on a day of your choice (will vary by region)
Kohl’s — $5 Kohl’s Cash
Lands’ End — $50 off $100
Madison Reed — $10.00 off one order
Nike — 10% off $100+
Redbox — $2 reward code toward a movie rental
Reebok — $10 off
Savers — 20% off
Sephora — little beauty freebies; changes each year
Target — 5% off storewide purchase on Circle (exclusions apply)
More birthday rewards?
Please comment with any other birthday rewards you know of, so that I can get them added to this list. Enjoy!