Today marks that time of year when my age mysteriously goes up by another digit.
This year the number is 26 ?
That being said, I always try to take advantage of any freebies offered by restaurants in my area.
So far I have been able to collect:
A free sub from Firehouse Subs
A free sub from Jersey Mike’s
A free coffee from Caribou Coffee
A free coffee from Dunkin
A free treat from Panera Bread
A free 12 oz frozen yogurt from Tutti Frutti
A free burrito from Moe’s
(I also normally get a free coffee from Starbucks but this year they didn’t send me one. There is also a local Mexican restaurant that gives a free entrée on your birthday but this year I will be skipping that)
Most of these I don’t have to use on my birthday but I did have to sign up ahead of time to receive most.
That being said, I am curious, anybody else take advantage of freebies to save some money on your special day? If so what are they? (whether local to your area or available nationwide)
Happy belated birthday @moore.income! I try to hit up IHOP for free pancakes and also Bonefish Grill for free Bang Bang Shrimp. @pinay I never miss the Sephora bday freebie! Do you also get the Ulta birthday gift?
@listims You’re welcome. That is a great idea to make a separate email account. Unfortunately I did not do that so I sometimes have to search for the emails. I did however just clean out my main email inbox and deleted over 20,000 emails!!! So it is a little easier to find them now lol
UPDATE on the Starbucks drink. I contacted their support and they said since I did not buy anything on my account (I always use my wife’s account) this year I was not eligible to receive the free birthday drink.
So it turns out it is not completely free after all.
I have never done the free birthday thing, but some of those options sound good! Moe’s rocks. And I’ve been drinking Dunkin’s since I was able to walk, lol. True New Englander. But I didn’t realize they gave free coffee on bdays!
@moore.income That explains why I didn’t get my Starbucks free drink this year! I don’t think I’ve been there since the start of the pandemic. I’d go every so often on my way to work. But when I’m not commuting, it’s kind of out of the way.
Some restaurants give you some free desserts and stuff if you say it’s your birthday. But if you’d like to get even more freebies, one trick I like to do is basically tell every hotel/restaurant/service industry thing I’m paying for that it’s my anniversary.
Unlike birthdays where they can check, any couple can have an anniversary at any time and there’s no documents that you need to show to prove it.
Though I feel like I ought to try out free Dunkin’s coffee on my bday though.
I just learned that where I live (Minnesota), you get a free Beef ‘N Cheddar sandwich from Arby’s every time the local NBA team (Timberwolves) makes 12 three-pointers in a game. This happens a lot! All you need to do is show the Timberwolves’ app at the restaurant. This promo has been going on the past two seasons.
Maybe there are similar promos for other teams across the U.S.
This is a good list, @moore.income. I do this as well and save the emails in a birthday folder, which I sometimes forget, but I never forget the free dessert at Luby’s?. Also, appreciate the link @will.s