I just made a video on my channel about how to get free stuff (Heather of All Trades Vlog).
I touched on one of my favorite subjects. Getting things for free during the month of your birthday!
I calculated once that the value of all the free items that I was able to redeem during my birthday month was well over $100. That was only the stuff I redeemed! Not the total amount of coupon value I received. So if that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will!
I’m going to provide a list of places that are pretty much all over the U.S., but if you have local businesses near you that aren’t anywhere else, visit their website and find out if they offer a rewards program. MOST BUSINESSES HAVE SOME TYPE OF REWARD PROGRAM, you just have to dig for some of them. Remember that if you don’t enter your birthday when you first sign up for a reward program, you may need to sign in to your profile on the business website and enter that information there.
If you have mostly small, local businesses where you live, check out the Fivestars App. This is how I get rewards through the smaller, non-chain stores and restaurants in my area.
BIRTHDAY FREEBIE LIST (in no particular order):
Starbucks: Free beverage (any size, any variety, any add-ons that you want), or any food item. Just register a Starbucks card in the app and you are on your way to earning rewards!
Panera: Free pastry.
Krispy Kreme: Free donut and coffee.
Jamba Juice: Free small smoothie
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel & Wetzels Pretzels: Free pretzel
Einstein Bros.: Free egg sandwich (with any drink purchase)
Jersey Mike’s Subs: Free regular sub AND regular fountain drink
Firehouse Subs: Free regular sub. According to the email, you just show your i.d. on the day of your birthday for this reward
Sonic: Free Small Classic Shake
Good Times Burgers: Free small spoonbender with any purchase
Rubio’s: Free entree (with a drink purchase)
Noodles & Co.: Free Crispy Treat
Del Taco: Free premium shake
Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoop of ice cream (cup or cone)
Baskin-Robbins: Free scoop of ice cream
Godiva Rewards: Free $10 gift certificate. You can use this on anything in the store. Love this gift!
Redbox: Free 1-night movie rental
Charming Charlie: Free $5 gift card (best to use when there is a BOGO sale on clearance items if you can! That way you get a lot more bang for your gift!)
Sephora: Free makeup or skincare item to choose from (for men or women)
Ulta: Free makeup item (This one can be tricky. I’ve gone a couple of years where I never received my coupon via email for the gift, but I did get it last year )
Those are just some of the freebies that you can get in most of the U.S. Keep in mind that you are more likely to get your birthday freebies if you sign up for them at least a month before your birthday month. There will also be years that you might not see a coupon that you were expecting. Always check your spam folder just in case, but remember that computer systems have issues and reward programs change regularly Try and keep up to date on changes so you know what to expect.