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Birthday Freebies!

Posted May 1, 2015

Did you know that you can score tons of great freebies including free meals during the week of your birthday? Every year I post a reminder during my birthday week that you can enjoy 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. 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. See the full list including clickable links at

Freebies I have received so far this week

In the last few days, I have received e-mails and coupons via snail mail for free meals, free meal with drink purchase, free bagel with cream cheese, free ice cream, free cookies, BOGO meal coupons, free doughnut and more for my birthday! Although I probably 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 small shake with the purchase of any item (excluding snack items) 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

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

Cinnabon: Free MochaLatta Chill, 16 oz coupon via e-mail

Cold Stone: BOGO coupon sent via e-mail

CVS: $3 Extrabucks coupon to use on anything in the store sent via e-mail (sign up for Extrabucks program and free BeautyClub at

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

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

IHOP: Coupon for a FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity pancakes sent via e-mail. No purchase required. Dine in only.

Jason's Deli: Coupon for $5 off any item sent via e-mail

Jersey Mike's: Coupon for a FREE regular sub and 22 oz fountain drink sent via e-mail

Kohl's: Kohl's sent a $10 off $10 purchase birthday coupon in the mail since I am a Kohl's rewards member! Love this coupon!

Krispy Kreme: One FREE doughnut and 1 free coffee or small fountain drink with the coupon sent via e-mail

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

Olive Garden: Free appetizer or dessert (up to a $10 maximum) with purchase of 2 adult dinner entrees. Coupon sent via e-mail.

Orange Julius: BOGO Orange Julius drink coupon sent via e-mail.

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry added to MyPanera card. Doesn’t expire until 6/26.

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 Red Robin Royalty account. Reminder sent via e-mail.

Rue 21: $10 off $20 coupon sent via e-mail (which will be used on my daughters - not me!)

Swagbucks: 50 Swag Bucks added to my Swagbucks account on my birthday when I click through the link in my e-mail from them.

TGI Friday's: Free dessert with purchase of an entree

Which Wich: FREE small Wich sandwich with coupon sent via e-mail

As I get closer to my birthday, I expect additional free offers will arrive from Red Robin, Chili's, CVS, Starbucks and more.

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating this month!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 1, 2015

    Thanks Luci19lu! Is it your birthday week as well? Happy Birthday! Today's freebie was a free Jersey Mike's sub and free drink!

  • Luci19lu Apr 29, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Faye! We need like a whole BDAY weekend to enjoy all the goodies :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2015

    luvstoQ - Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day! That is a sweet freebie from McCormick & Schmicks.

  • luvstoQ Apr 28, 2015

    Happy Birthday to you too Faye! Mine was the 24th, but I only used a few of my freebies - just can eat out so much and no more! LOL

    My favorites were $25 meal and free dessert at McCormick & Schmicks Seafood restaurant (Landry Select member)
    Macaroni Grill - free dessert
    Honey Ham - free classic ham sandwich
    Texas Steakhouse - free side of ribs

    There were many others that I could not or did not want to use. Had a great birthday 'week'!!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 28, 2015

    Kohl's sent a $10 off $10 birthday coupon in the mail today since I am a Kohl's rewards member! Love this one!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 28, 2015

    Raesmom - you are right! I just looked at my coupon again it is only for the pancakes this year. Still a sweet freebie and they give you multiple choices of fruity toppings. Thanks for the heads up!

  • raesmom1612 Apr 28, 2015

    Faye, the IHOP deal is now only the Free Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity longer a whole meal like it used to be :(