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Thursday thoughts: Birthday freebies

Posted May 19, 2011

One of the many things I love about birthdays, in addition to being around another year to celebrate them, is the fact that there are many companies who will give me flat out freebies just for getting older. Free meals, coupons, cards and more are some of the goodies I have received on my birthday after signing up on their websites. Since I had a birthday a couple weeks ago, I thought it was a good time to chat about all those great freebies so you, too, can score that elusive free lunch!

Heyitsfree.net has put together a very long list of companies who offer birthday freebies. I highly recommend you look through it to see what freebies the various companies are offering and then sign up for the ones you want. I received free lunch, free ice cream, free cookies and more for my birthday! Click HERE for the list of birthday freebies.

Some of the participating companies include Auntie Annie's, Breugger's, Chili's, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Moe's, Orange Julius, Quiznos, TGI Fridays and so many more!  Another benefit is that when you sign up with these companies, many give you a freebie or high value discount coupon right then and there.  You don't even have to wait until your birthday.

What birthday freebies have you all received in the past?

Happy birthday to all the other May babies out there!


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 20, 2011

    Thanks Sarah! How cute is a little mini cake for your little person!

  • shall6 May 19, 2011

    Great topic! E-Vic members at Harris Teeter get a free small birthday cake for a child's first birthday. Ask at the bakery counter ... one of Go Ask Mom's bloggers just got one for her son.

    Sarah (of Go Ask Mom)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 19, 2011

    Happy birthday month Finesse! :-)

  • finesse187 May 19, 2011

    I received this year (May is my birthday month as well) free burger and cupcake from Ruby Tuesday, free brownie sundae from Chili's, free appetizer or ribs from Texas Saloon, and a free shake from Arby's with a purchase!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 19, 2011

    Happy almost birthday, rayne!

    Free fillet mignon - now that's a deal, erin!

  • rayne0524 May 19, 2011

    Faye, thank you. This was just in time for my birthday on June 1st

  • wildfrenchrose May 19, 2011

    Thanks for the info! Signed up and got a BOGO coupon in my inbox within minutes, good for 30 days...

  • erinlikescoupons May 19, 2011

    The best local company that gives you a free birthday meal is Rocky Top Hospitality (Twisted Fork, Tribecca Tavern, RedRoom, Drafts). You can a free meal, no matter what it is, on your birthday. Last year, I had the filet mignon...FREE! :)

  • marybethwright06 May 19, 2011

    Lol! bang bang bonefish sounds like a male lap dancer! (5 comments down) O.K ... I will behave now! I have never been, but I bet that lap dance comes with an outrageous cover charge and very expensive fruity drinks! But ... we all know the value of a geat deal and I am sure he would appreciate all of the great coupons you could stuff in his drawers.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 19, 2011

    still1 - if you read the comments on the Heyitsfree link I posted above - one of the posters wanted to know about getting a free lap dance for his/her birthday. Marybeth thought I needed one, apparently. LOL

    There may be such a thing as a free lunch with these birthday freebies, but there is no such thing as a free lap dance. If there is, I don't want to know about it. :-)