free. birthday. goodies.

I think that we can all agree that nothing beats free, especially when it's on your birthday. While I admittedly have hit the age where birthdays are no longer fun (another year older — really?!), I DO find comfort in miscellaneous birthday goodies. From a free scoop of my favorite flavored ice cream (mint chocolate chip all the way!) to free beauty products and discounts at my favorite stores, here's a roundup of the best b-day offers that I received this year.

Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins: Sign up for Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club for a free scoop of ice cream.
Bruster's: Sign up for Bruster's Sweet Reward's e-club for a free small waffle cone on your birthday.
Ben & Jerry's: Sign up for the Ben & Jerry's newsletter for a free scoop of ice cream. While you're at it, go ahead and treat yo'self to one of their sprinkle covered sugar cones (see pic above)!


IHOP: ICYMI: You can get free pancakes on your birthday, people! Sign up for IHOP's Pancake Revolution e-mails for a stack of their scrumptious Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity Pancakes. SO good.
Starbucks: Odds are you already know about this one, but if you have a Starbucks gift card, then you can register it online + receive a free drink on your birthday. Heads up: You only have a few days to redeem it, so be sure to use your reward sooner than later!
Dunkin' Donuts: Following in Starbucks lead, Dunkin' also offers a free drink during your birthday month just by signing up for DD Perks
Panera Bread: Join MyPanera for a free pastry on your birthday. Hooray!
Bojangles: Join the Bojangles E-Club for a free Bojangles biscuit with any purchase.
Sonic: If you like tots (who doesn't?!), then you need to sign up for a Sonic account for free tater tots on your b-day.


Sephora: If you aren't already signed up as a Sephora Beauty Insider, then there's no time like right now to join the club. While I'm no beauty connoisseur, I always enjoy trying new products like this year's set of NARS lip pencils. 
Ulta: Speaking of beauty, Ulta has also joined in on the birthday fun by offering a freebie on your birthday. This year, they changed up the free gift every few months. (Last year, the complimentary gift was a full-size Calvin Klein mascara for all birthday months.) Heads up: If your birthday falls in October, November or December, you can get a free bareMinerals lipgloss (full size, $18 value!) by joining their Ultamate Rewards program.
Anthropologie: While a lot of stores offer birthday discounts via e-mail, Anthropologie is the only store that I know of that actually sends a b-day card in the mail with a 15% coupon. While it may not sound like a huge discount, it can be used on your total purchase + on sale items if you so wish. Sign up here!
Victoria's Secret: Again, you probably know about this one, but just in case... Sign up for VS e-mails and get $10 off any purchase during your birthday month. Woo!

What are your favorite birthday freebies? Leave a comment below + let me know if I left anything out!



  1. Ah, thanks so much for this! :D I'm all about the birthday freebies! <3

    I knew about Starbucks, Sephora, Ben & Jerry's, and Victoria's Secret--will definitely have to attempt to hit up the rest!

  2. I just signed up for ULTA but need to get on those ice cream ones!


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