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Birthday FREEBIES!

Posted August 23

Did you know that you can score tons of great freebies including free meals during the month of your birthday?

One of my daughters has a birthday this month so I thought I would post a reminder to everyone about the free offers available every year. 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 the list 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.

I also love that many of the offers are valid for a week to a month so I have plenty of time to redeem them before they expire.

See the full list including clickable links at

Here are some of the freebie offers I received during my birthday month in May.

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

Cold Stone: BOGO coupon sent via e-mail

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

DSW: $5 off $5 purchase coupon sent via snail mail. I love the clearance racks at DSW. They have really helped me with my shoe game!

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

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

McAlister's: $5 off my next meal 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.

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry added to MyPanera card. Doesn’t expire until 6/24. AND a new Panera just opened in Garner (at White Oak center near Cabelas) so I will definitely be enjoying this offer!

Red Robin: Free burger added to my Red Robin Royalty account. Reminder sent via e-mail.

Starbucks: Free drink added to my registered Starbucks gift card.

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

Happy Birthday to everyone who has a birthday in August!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 23, 1:10 p.m.

    newssaavy72 - it's so good of you to sacrifice and enjoy her freebies for her. ;-) And happy birthday to both of them!

  • newssaavy72 Aug 23, 11:33 a.m.

    My hubby and our daughter has 8/20 and 8/23 birthdays. Hubby is enjoying his many offers, but my daughter is a freshman in college and can't enjoy hers so she passed them on to me.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 23, 9:48 a.m.

    Amomoftwo - great tips! Thank you! I have not been to le Madeleine yet but I have heard the desserts are amazing.

  • Amomoftwo Aug 23, 9:37 a.m.

    Also, you will want to sign up for le Madeleine since there is a great location in Cary now!

  • Amomoftwo Aug 23, 9:36 a.m.

    One of my favorites is Red Hot and Blue....the location in North Raleigh is excellent and they are also opening a location in Cary. The RHB club give you a free entree on your birthday and also on your anniversary.