The annual celebration of my birth is coming up next month, and nothing says “Happy Birthday” quite like a freebie! I’m signed up with several shops and restaurants, and it feels like gifts all month long. Since many of the registrations require signup in advance (typically 30 days if any), I double check offers and update my information at the beginning of the year to make sure I’m in for a fun-filled February. I get to treat myself with free meals, treats, and mini shopping sprees. Click on the links below to sign yourself up for some goodies.
Baskin Robbins: Free ice cream treat. Their chocolate ice cream is so deliciously rich.
Dickey’s BBQ: BOGO Free Sandwich. Have you tried their jalapeno cheddar sausage? Oh. my.
DSW: $5 gift certificate. I usually use this on clearance, but they also always have cute scarves and boot socks for under $10.
Fox & Hound: Free entree. I have to admit that I’ve never been there, but I can’t think of a better reason to try it than free.
Honeybaked Ham: Free sandwich. Yum.
HuHot: BOGO grilled meal. So not a total freebie, but a great excuse to call a friend or have a date night.
Jason’s Deli: $5 off your purchase. I love their soup & salad, and the ice cream is free all the time!
Noodle & Co: Free noodle bowl. In the past, this has included add-in’s like grilled chicken.
P.F. Chang’s: Free appetizer or dessert. Hmm, decisions, decisions.
Red Robin: Free burger. Like a full size burger with fries. Get the campfire sauce for your fries. Trust me.
Victoria’s Secret: $10/$10 coupon and/or free panty coupon. This one comes in the mail, and it could possibly change from year to year.
Which Wich: Free sandwich. I can never decide between the seafood salad and the Reuben…
Zio’s: Free entree up to $12. It might be tough to choose your entree with so many great options! I opt for the calzone which is big enough for two to share.
If your birthday is coming up too soon to register in advance, you’re not completely out of luck. Firehouse Subs gives you a free medium sub with ID.
I have a separate email account that I use for all of these kinds of signups. I keep a folder labeled “Birthday Goodies” in that email account to keep them sorted, and I just move them into that file as they arrive. Some of the offers require printed copies, and some allow you to use your smartphone to show the offer. Just read the fine print.
There are so many more offers than I listed. Those are just some of my local favorites. If there’s somewhere you like to eat or shop, check out the website and see if there’s a club to sign up for.