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Annual birthday freebies reminder!

Posted May 1, 2014


Every year I post a reminder during my birthday week that you can score some fabulous freebies and discounts from tons of restaurants and retailers! Here is a link to a great Birthday Freebies website and a list of the freebies I have received so far for my birthday!

What are your favorite birthday freebies?



Birthday freebie list has put together a very long list of companies that offer birthday freebies including clickable links to sign up for the offers! 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. He updates the Birthday Freebies List regularly and you should be able to find plenty of appealing offers.  Sign up as soon as possible because some freebies require that you sign up a certain period of time before your birthday (like a week or month before) in order to get the offer for that year. And remember that not all locations are participating so you may want to call ahead to verify before you head to the store.

Freebies I have received so far this week

In the last few days, I have received e-mailed and snail mailed coupons for free lunch, free lunch with drink purchase, free bagel with cream cheese, free ice cream, free cookies, BOGO meal coupons and more for my birthday!  Although I won't be using all of them, my kids are enjoying the ice cream freebies! Here are the specific offers I have received so far this week:

Arby’s: Coupon for a Free 12 oz shake with the purchase of any item (excluding snack items) sent via e-mail

Aunt Annie’s: BOGO pretzel product coupon sent via e-mail

Baskin Robbins: FREE scoop of ice cream (2.5 oz) or a 3 oz soft serve swirl! Coupon sent via e-mail. Already got the free cup of ice cream and my 14 year old enjoyed it very much! :-)

Bruegger’s: FREE bagel and cream cheese with purchase of any beverage coupon sent via e-mail.

Chili’s: Free dessert with purchase of Entrée coupon sent via e-mail

Cold Stone: BOGO coupon sent via e-mail

CVS: Extrabucks reward for $3 off my next purchase of anything...well almost.

Dairy Queen: BOGO Blizzard coupon and $3 off a cake coupon e-mailed

Driscoll's Berries: .50/1 coupon e-mailed to me for their produce!

Greek Fiesta: FREE complimentary meal up to $10! Coupon sent via e-mail.

IHOP: Coupon for a FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity meal or menu item of equal or lesser value sent via e-mail. No purchase required. Dine in only.

McAlister’s Deli: Coupon for $5 off next meal sent via e-mail

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Coupon for FREE entrée with purchase of any drink. Coupon sent via e-mail.

Orange Julius: BOGO coupon for any Julius Original or Smoothie. Hmmm.... I am thinking after-school snack with the kiddos.

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry added to MyPanera card. Doesn’t expire until 6/27.

Payless Shoes: Coupon for 25% any purchase with no exclusions.

Peggy’s Hallmark in Garner: Very pretty birthday card and coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase or $5 off a $25 purchase.

Red Robin: Free burger added to my rewards account

Rue21: Coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase (which will be used for clothes for my girls...not me.)

Starbuck’s: E-mail letting me know that I have a FREE drink or food item of my choice loaded onto my registered Starbucks gift card. Can you say, “Hello, free Strawberry Frappuccino!?”

Zaxby’s: Postcard mailed to me with a coupon for a Free Nibbler. No expiration date on the coupon.


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  • wral suks bauls May 3, 2014

    Thanks for this! Perfect timing - my GFs birthday is in June and mine in July. Some great deals sprinkled through that list! :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 2, 2014

    Thanks PR! :-)

  • privilegesrevoked May 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday dear Faye :) You share the same month as my sister, the one who has been my mentor for decades - no WONDER I follow you ;)

  • losltp May 2, 2014

    petco has a birthday club for your pet - signup at the website

  • losltp May 2, 2014

    birthday email from Betty Crocker - free shipping at the Betty Crocker store all month

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 2, 2014

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes! And good job on the freebies for signing up at the different places!

  • jesussavesall May 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Faye!! Thank you for sharing the freebie list. I signed up for some yesterday and already got 4 coupons for free stuff! Yeah! Can't wait for my birthday in August!!!!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 2, 2014

    Thanks to all for the kind birthday wishes! Happy Birthday to all the other May babies out there!

  • jtlnsw May 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday! Mine falls on Memorial Day this year. Better sign up quick!

  • homegrosuccess May 2, 2014

    Happy birthday. My 30th is nay 12. I am new to NC and really want to have a great 30th without the cost since I have 2 babies. Any suggestions