Birthdays are a time to be celebrated and companies are in on the fun. Just by signing up for brand loyalty accounts or rewards programs, you can receive free goodies for your birthday.
Yes, you read the title of this blog correctly. This year for my birthday I got over $140 worth of free or discounted items from some great brands, ranging from burritos to candles. Below is the comprehensive list of brands along with what they offer for your big day. Just click on the hyperlink to sign up for the rewards programs and you can get free stuff on your birthday too. Not to mention you'll also get other opportunities to save over the year as a loyal customer.
Bruegger's Bagels: free bagel and cream cheese
Cafe Rio: $5 off
California Tortilla: $10 burrito bucks
Chick-fil-A: free treat (chocolate chunk cookie or chocolate fudge brownie)
Chipotle Mexican Grill: free chips and side
Corner Bakery Cafe: free sweet
Crumbl Cookies: free cookie
DSW: $5 birthday certificate
Dunkin': free drink
Firehouse Subs: free medium sub
Jersey Mike's Subs: free regular sub
Jimmy John's: free sandwich
Moe’s Southwest Grill: free birthday burrito
Red Robin: free birthday burger
Starbucks: free drink
Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt: free 12 oz frozen yogurt
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: free smoothie
Tupelo Honey: $20 off
Yankee Candle: free candle up to $13
And here's the corresponding value of each birthday reward (based on what I ordered):
As you can tell, $143.76 is a lot of free money to pass up on and it adds up fast. Many of the rewards do expire within 1 to 2 weeks of your birthday, so some planning might be required to make sure you don't miss out on these deals. Others are valid for your whole birthday month, or even longer! If I haven't convinced you yet, just think of enjoying free chips and guac from Chiptole, multiple free subs, and a warm Crumbl cookie.
I'll leave you knowing this list is not comprehensive of what's out there, these are just the ones I found valuable for my lifestyle and dietary preferences. A simple Google search will help you to find even more local deals from the brands you love. With that said, I hope you found this list useful and that your upcoming birthday will be filled with some savings this year. Happy early birthday!