Since it only comes around just once a year, don't forget to take full advantage of all the gifts and birthday bonuses that you might receive from your favorite restaurants and businesses.
Having recently celebrated a birthday, I wanted to run down some of the benefits that I received from turning another year older.
- $5 off at DSW Shoes
- BOGO offer from Auntie Anne's Pretzels
- Free appetizer from one of our favorite local restaurants
- Free entree at Perkins
- BOGO from one of my favorites, Qdoba
- $5 off from Jason's Deli
- Free sidekick of ribs or appetizer from Texas Roadhouse
- Free entree from Moe's Southwest Grill (after purchase of a drink)
- Free shake from Smashburger
- 20% off entire purchase at Savers
- Free small popcorn at Cinemark Theaters
The good thing about most of these offers is they don't expire for at least a week after my birthday. There really was only one offer that had to be used on my birthday.
Since there is no way I can take advantage of every offer, I try and only stick to places I frequent fairly often. And, it's not always restaurants who reward. Like DSW and Savers above, retailers are known to celebrate their loyal guests – as well as recreational venues (like golf courses, etc).
Most of these rewards have come in the form of an email that I had previously signed up for at the restaurants / retailers site. And, if they ask for your birthdate, be sure to provide it so you don't miss out on these offers!
Do you take advantage of birthday offers too? What's the best offer you've seen for birthdays?
Goodness, so many freebies and awesome deals just for having a birthday. There’s a couple mentioned in your list that would be awesome to signup for… but there’s one issue! How do you manage the absurd amount of emails these companies send you regarding sales/ discounts throughout the rest of the year!? Does all of your time spent hitting the delete button make up for that one entree? I was thinking of maybe making a separate email folder for ads to com ate this issue.
Happy birthday, Aaron!
This past summer, I was expecting a birthday coupon from Gamestop as part of their rewards program but never got it. I contacted them about it and they gave me enough rewards points to get a coupon for $20 off any purchase. It expires at the end of the year so I’ll be using it to buy a Christmas gift some time next month.
Thx. Thats a great deal – thanks for the tip Ruser!
I need to be better about keeping track of this stuff. Huge money savers there, especially for those of us who like to go out to eat. :-) Happy birthday, Aaron!
Eat away on your birthday! :)