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Birthday freebies!

Posted May 1, 2013

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 the company websites. Since this is my birthday month, 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. In the last few days, I have received e-mailed coupons for free lunch, free lunch with drink purchase, free ice cream, free cookies, free doughnut and drink, BOGO meal coupons and more for my birthday!

Some of the participating companies include Auntie Annie's, Breugger's, Chili's, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Moe's, Orange Julius, Quiznos, TGI Fridays, Krispy Kreme 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. And, they often give you coupons throughout the year!

So far this week, I have enjoyed the following birthday freebies:

Moe's: Free HUGE burrito (lasted 2 lunches) with purchase of $2 drink

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and drink (shared with my 11 year old on Friday)

Brueggar's: Free bagel and cream cheese with purchase of drink ($2)

I still have coupons that I may or may not get to using for BOGO Orange Julius, free Baskin Robbins cone, BOGO Auntie Annie's, free IHOP meal, free appetizers or dessert from multiple restaurants. I won't use all of these but some of them I will use before they expires in the next week or so.

What birthday freebies have you all received in the past?

Happy birthday to all the other May babies out there!

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  • bareftndncin May 3, 10:35 a.m.

    I just got a $40 gift certificate to Express in the mail for my birthday. I'm a store card holder, but I was still shocked at getting a free $40 to spend! That is fantastic customer service. I also just got $15 for The Limited and a card for a free purse and an additional 20% off my purchase at Hallmark! Happy birthday, fellow May babies! :)

  • superturfguy May 2, 2:32 p.m.

    interesting Moes and Bruggers now have you purchase a drink. That wasn't the case in the past! :-(

  • grafted May 1, 8:36 p.m.

    If you got the Chick-fil-a calendar for the year (one of my favorite Christmas gifts) and registered your card, you should get a free cookie which you can pick up anytime during your birthday month. Mine was last month and I got an email with the details. Happy birthday Faye (and the other May "babies")!

  • Oxymoron02 May 1, 7:47 p.m.

    Happy Birthday.

    It is also worth noting that IHOP will ask for your childrens' birthdays as well as your wedding anniversary. I get b-day emails for my kids for free meals, and I think the one on my wedding anniversary was a free meal too, though it might have been a BOGO (same difference if you're celebrating your anniversary).

    Firehouse subs also does a birthday freebie, only on your actual birthday, no coupon required though they will ask for ID.

  • stylewcoupons13 May 1, 6:15 p.m.

    Happy birthday, Faye!!! Thanks for the freebies!!! I'm also a May baby!!!

  • sarahcarucci May 1, 5:48 p.m.

    I definitely prefer the freebies that you can use over the course of a week or two. Some of my other favorites I haven't seen mentioned are a free $5 voucher at McCalister's, a free chicken pita at Greek Fiesta, and a free entree (shrimp and steak) at Brio Tuscan Grille. There's also pretty much free ice cream every where you turn (Maggie Moo's, Ben & Jerry's, Marble Slab, etc.)

  • ascherer May 1, 5:41 p.m.

    Happy Birthday! I looked over the listing but don't have access to most of the places here in DC for the weeks around my Birthday (the 8th). However, I did send the information to my Mother because her Birthday is the 17th. Thanks for all the great information.

  • acbraswell May 1, 4:53 p.m.

    wildfrenchrose - I signed up on the Godiva website. You get a free piece of chocolate each month, then $10 off a $10 or more purchase the month of your birthday. Woo-hoo free chocolate!!

  • bsmith4 May 1, 4:42 p.m.

    Thanks to this posting and the offers listed on here by everyone, I have now signed up to receive some great birthday offers and some other freebies as well. Love the Godiva chocolate piece free each month! My next birthday will be wonderful..... : )

  • 3boys3 May 1, 3:26 p.m.

    HappyBirthday Faye!..it will get better..it already is..scoring 80% off at HT:) woohoo!!!!!!!!!

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