National retail chains require you to sign up for their birthday club or for their customer loyalty program, but that’s free, too, and you often get additional coupons and deals throughout the year for signing up.
Some stores don’t put the birthday freebie deal on their websites, so be sure to ask when you shop on your birthday, and be sure to have your driver’s license or other i.d. with you, just in case you are asked for proof of your birth date.
NYCOTC Seniors Discount Page for discounts for 55+.
for free drinks appetizers and desserts on your birthday
Most birthday freebies are only for members of the retailer’s loyalty program, so if you aren’t already a member of your favorite stores’ programs, now is the time to sign up.
Read the birthday discount coupon or certificate carefully, since many expire within 30 or 60 days of your birthday, or are valid only during your birthday month.
Birthday Freebies: Retail Stores
American Eagle Outfitters – 15% off during your birthday month.
Bare Minerals – Friends and Benefits (FAB) members get a gift customized to your personal profile. Plus, pick any day of the year to get 15% off your purchase.
Bebe – Free gift for Club Bebe members
Chico‘s – $10 certificate for Passport members
Sephora – Sample package of mascara and lipstick for Beauty Insiders members.
DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) – Rewards members get a $5 certificate.
Famous Footwear – Free gift
Victoria’s Secret – $10 credit for Angel Card Members
World Market – Free gift for Explorer Program members
Aveda – Free gift
Smashbox – Free gift
Bare Minerals: – Free gift
Kmart (Shop Your Way program) – Free gift and $5 in birthday bucks for your child on their birthday
Toys R Us– Free gift for your child on their birthday
Ace Hardware – Free $5 gift certificate
Regal Entertainment Group – Free movie admission
If you know of any other birthday freebies that should be on this list, let us know — email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, Happy Birthday!