I just celebrated a birthday recently and much as I don’t want to acknowledge another year older – it does, in my great-aunt’s words, “Beat the alternative.” But there are some great freebies to be had on a birthday, so let me share some of them, because these are all ones I’ve enjoyed during my “birthday season.” And if I miss some that you know about, please add it in the comments!
1) Firehouse subs – show up on your birthday there with a piece of ID showing it’s your birthday and they’ll give you a free sub.
2) Baskin Robbins – sign up for the birthday club and they’ll send you a coupon for a free cone https://www.baskinrobbins.com
3) Ben and Jerry’s – again, a free cone for your birthday when you sign up for the newsletter http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/contact-us?selectedForm=newsletter
4) Bonefish Grill – free Bang Bang shrimp or dessert for your birthday when you sign up for their e-newsletter http://www.bonefishgrill.com/Contact/StayInTouch
5) Outback Steakhouse – free dessert when you sign up for the e-newsletter https://www.outback.com/offers
6) Coldstone Creamery – I haven’t done this one since they changed it to a BOGO free but here it is: http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/mycsc/login/index.html
7) Dairy Queen – this one is also a BOGO but we love blizzards so… And, when you join the fan club they send other freebies during the year. http://www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/Blizzard-Fan-Club/
8) Hard Times Café – I know of the one in Fairfax and they send $5 your way to use in the restaurant as a member of the Hard Times Town eClub (and a free chili mac when you sign up) http://www.hardtimes.com/
9) Chick-Fil-A – if you have a calendar card you get a free cookie during your birthday month
10) Zoe’s Kitchen in Fairfax – free entree with the purchase of one. But you have to sign up in their store.
11) Kohl’s – sends a coupon for $10 merchandise.
12) Ruby Tuesday – free burger coupon
So, check out your favorite place and see what they offer!