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35 Birthday Freebies (You Won’t Want to Miss!)

August 25, 2020

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This post was originally published on August 4, 2017

Hey, hey! It’s my almost my birthday! And for me, there’s no better way to celebrate than by cashing in on all the birthday freebies/discounts that I get . . . just for being born! Seriously! I get so giddy just thinking about it!

My mom and I share our birth month and we love to get together every August and make the rounds, collecting our goodies! From free food to free make-up to discounts at some of my favorite stores. There’s so many places that offer so many great deals and all you have to do is sign up.

And this year, in honor of my 35 trips around the sun (and because I’m so generous), I’m sharing my 35 favorite places to receive birthday goodies. Let the birthday festivities begin!

  1. Dairy Queen – BOGO Blizzards
  2. Baskin Robbins – Free scoop + $3 off an ice cream cake
  3. Sephora – Free beauty gift
  4. Starbucks – Free food or drink (must register a Starbucks gift card)
  5. Wing Stop – Free Waffle Fries
  6. Red Robin – Free burger
  7. Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO ice cream creation
  8. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam
  9. IHOP – Free meal
  10. Applebee’s – Free dessert
  11. California Pizza Kitchen – Free dessert
  12. Dunkin Donuts – Free coffee
  13. Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub
  14. Krispy Kreme – Free donut
  15. Rubio’s – Free meal
  16. CVS – $3 ExtraBucks
  17. BJ’s Resturant – Free Pizookie
  18. Ulta Beauty – Free beauty gift
  19. DSW – $5 coupon
  20. Cinnabon – Free treat
  21. Einstein Bros. Bagels – Free egg sandwich (with purchase)
  22. Jack In The Box – Free tacos (with purchase)
  23. Panera – Free pastry
  24. Boston’s – Free flatbread
  25. Famous Footwear – $10 coupon
  26. Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundlet
  27. Smashburger – Free side or shake (with purchase)
  28. Cost Plus World Market – 10% discount coupon
  29. Anthropologie – Surprise discount coupon
  30. Culver’s – Free frozen custard
  31. Cheesecake Factory – Free mini sundae
  32. Godiva – Free chocolate
  33. Ace Hardware – $5 coupon
  34. Fox Restaurant Concepts – Free dessert
  35. Charming Charlie – $5 coupon

There you have it! My 35 most favorite birthday freebies! Just a few more reasons to be happy it’s your birthday. Celebrate!




  • Lisa

    August 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Wow! I will have to visit each one of these places on my birthday! Might gain a few pounds but it would be worth it!

    1. jennycranford

      August 4, 2017 at 2:36 PM

      Birthday calories don’t count, right? 🙂

  • Elizabeth Carty

    August 4, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    Darn! It was my birthday last week! I should have gone to Sephora…I guess there’s next year 😛

    1. jennycranford

      August 4, 2017 at 2:37 PM

      Never too early to get a jump on next year!

  • Victoria with One Sharp mama

    August 4, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    I wish I had seen this earlier! My bday was a week ago

    1. jennycranford

      August 4, 2017 at 2:38 PM

      Darn! Good thing there’s always next year! 🙂

  • Amanda at The Light Owl

    August 4, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    I have a friend who makes a point to get tons of freebies on her birthday. I will have to share this list with her!

    1. jennycranford

      August 4, 2017 at 2:38 PM

      Yes! The more freebies, the better! 🙂

  • Dee

    August 4, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you’ll get some gifts your self. 😃

    1. jennycranford

      August 4, 2017 at 2:39 PM

      Thank you!

  • Andrea

    August 4, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Whoa!!!!!!!!! This is awesome! I have to share this list with my sis! She LOVES getting freebies for her birthday! 🙂

    1. jennycranford

      August 9, 2017 at 7:35 PM

      So do I! They make the whole month feel like a birthday celebration! 🙂

  • the sophia diaries

    August 6, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    omg didn’t know godiva gives out extra chocolate! I totally gotta go there for my birthday one day xD

    1. jennycranford

      August 9, 2017 at 7:40 PM

      Be sure to sign up for their rewards program. They also say that if you spend $10 in a 12-month calendar period, you get a free piece of chocolate every month! I’m in trouble because there’s a Godiva literally 2 minutes from my house 😀

  • Hanna

    August 7, 2017 at 3:52 AM

    This is awesome! So many places don’t do stuff like this anymore!

    1. jennycranford

      August 9, 2017 at 7:42 PM

      It’s totally awesome! Birthday freebies make my whole month!

  • Jenna Urben

    August 8, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Perfect timing! My birthday is Saturday

    1. jennycranford

      August 9, 2017 at 7:42 PM

      Yay! Happy birthday!

  • Mary

    August 10, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Great list! Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

    1. jennycranford

      August 13, 2017 at 5:51 PM

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  • Alicia Snow

    August 15, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Another reason to love birthdays!! Thanks for compiling this list!

  • Julie

    August 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Most of these require creating an online account. Then you will get an email or snail mail with a discount birthday coupon.

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