Birthday Freebies!

20140625_192607_resized (2)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
3) Ben and Jerry’s – again, a free cone for your birthday when you sign up for the newsletter
4) Bonefish Grill – free Bang Bang shrimp or dessert for your birthday when you sign up for their e-newsletter
5) Outback Steakhouse – free dessert when you sign up for the e-newsletter
6) Coldstone Creamery – I haven’t done this one since they changed it to a BOGO free but here it is:
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.
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)
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!