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Do you have a birthday? Then this post is for you! You can get loads of freebies and offers as each brand fights to be a part of your special day.
Don’t wait until the big day to sign up either – all will require you to have registered at least a day before, usually a lot longer – so the sooner, the better! Then just be patient and wait.
I also don’t recommend lying about your birthday to get the offer, as some will ask for ID (but some won’t!).
These are in no specific order, but I have tried to bring the actual freebies (rather than discounts/offers) to the top and if you can’t wait, then follow me on Instagram for daily deals and personal finance tips!
No purchase necessary
Costa Coffee – Free cake – Code 25HDI
Download the Costa app and get free cake on your birthday – no purchase necessary!
Registering with the code above means that after 1 buying 1 coffee with a re-usable cup, you will get a free drink too! (or 2 coffees without)
If you already have the app, make sure your birthday is correct to ensure you get your freebie!
Shopmium – Free chocolate
If you are a gold member on Shopmium
Greggs – Free sweet treat
Sign up to the Greggs app and get a free sweet treat on your birthday!
You also get a free hot drink when you sign up too.
Table Table/Whitbread Inns/Cookhouse and Pub – Free meal
Get a completely free meal (no purchase necessary) when you sign up for Tasty Rewards!
You can only use one per table, so this is a good on to go and bag by yourself – what better than a free birthday meal alone?!
The downside to this offer is that you can’t register online, so pop down to your local and pick up a rewards card to then activate online.
Krispy Kreme – free doughnut
Get a free doughnut on your birthday when you register for Krispy Kreme
You also get a free OG doughnut when you register, so get on it!
Subway – free cookie – Code X-5YTDTJU
It isn’t quite clear if this one is still runing, as they last posted on Facebook in 2016 about it, but if it is, you will get a free cookie on your birthday!
However, even if it isn’t running, you can get a free side or two free drinks when you register with the code
Lidl Plus – free doughnut
Download the Lidl Plus app and get a free doughnut on your birthday!
The voucher is valid for seven days from your birthday.
Barburrito – free burrito
Download the app and get a free burrito on your birthday!
Make sure you register at least 48 hours before your birthday.
Chopstix – free birthday box
If you sign up to their newsletter, you get a free small box!
Another great thing with this offer is that you can claim your free box for up to 7 days after your birthday, so I will be using this for a work lunch in the week after.
Also, if you sign up to the app with the referral code 91588, then you get free spring rolls too!
Boost Juice Bars – Free Smoothie
Download the Boost Juice App now, and enter your date of birth when registering to grab yourself a free birthday drink!
You can also register on their website, but I would recommend downloading the app to grab the reward.
Auntie Anne’s – Free Pretzel
Sign up for the app and get a free pretzel on your birthday!
Lindt – Free 200g box
Join My Lindt Rewards and get a free box of chocolate on your birthday!
There is a £20 minimum spend online, but if you are lucky enough to live close to a store, you can redeem there with no purchase necessary!
Gails – Free sweet treat
This bakery, which is expanding fast (they now have 112 locations, of which 32 are outside London) , will give you a free sweet during the month of your birthday.
Note that your birthday is an optional field when you sign up – so make sure you fill it in! And if you have already registered and aren’t sure, then drop email@example.com a quick e-mail to make sure your account reflects your birthday.
You also get a free coffee when you sign up and this voucher lasts for 2 months, so make sure when signing up that you expect to be able to use the coffee in that time period!
Honest Burgers – £10 voucher
This one isn’t advertised, but so far, those who sign up to the newsletter receive a £10 voucher on their birthday!
If you are lucky enough to receive the voucher, it is valid for 30 days, and is a great one to combine with the £10 lunch deal, making it completely free!
Knoops – Free hot chocolate
Sign up and get a free £5 drink on your birthday!
You will then need to download the app to redeem this – to be honest, the app is a bit clunky, but worth it for the freebie!
Hotel Chocolat – £5 voucher
Sign up to VIP.ME and get a free £5 voucher on your birthday.
This isn’t technically free, as there is a minmum spend of £5.01, but some stores ignore this spending requirement, and even if not, you can get yourself a very cheap treat.
Muffin Break – Free Muffin
Download the Muffin Break app and register now to get a free muffin on your birthday!
Make sure you just download the app rather than trying to register via the website, as that way you don’t need a physical rewards card.
You also get a free coffee when you register – check out this post for loads of free coffees!
Walkabout – £25 bar tab
So if you sign up to the mailing list, you get a £25 bar tab to spend between you and at least 5 other mates.
I have put this in the purchase necessary section because it might be difficult to get a round of 6 drinks for under £25 – I have heard of people turning up with less than this and getting away with it, but I wouldn’t rely on it!