It’s my birthday, it’s my birthday, imma spend no moneyyyy.. is not how the song goes, but with the amount of birthday freebies on offer it should, and here’s why:
Disclaimer: these retailers have the option to remove these birthday freebies at any point, so please make sure you check their website or ask the server if the deal is still available
1. Meat Liquor
Meat Liquor is a hugely popular American restaurant in London serving everything from juicy burgers, deep fried pickles to chilli cheese fries. By signing up to their newsletter you can get a free main AND a side every year for absolutely nothing. All you need to do is wait for the email to come through, show the voucher to your server, and munch away!
2. Krispy Kreme
DONUT miss out on a claiming a free Krispy Kreme! This one couldn’t be any easier – again sign up to their newsletter and when your birthday rolls around show the server your birthday voucher. It’s only valid in stores – concessions unfortunately won’t accept the voucher. They also offer a free Original Glazed to anyone joining, so that’s two donuts completely free.
Your mate Greggs is presenting you with a complimentary sweet treat for your birthday. Download the app and you’ll also be treated to free coffees, prize draws where you can win £50 (!) and exclusive VIP offers.
Sign up to the mailing list of this amazing Italian restaurant and get yourself a free main course or a bottle of Prosecco. You’ll need to order two or more main courses in order to get one free course, or four or more main courses to receive a free bottle of fizz. Receive by signing up and adding your birth date. Claiming freebies doesn’t get much zizzi-ur than that!
5. Las Iguanas
Sign up to the Las Iguanas mailing list and a couple of days before your birthday you’ll be emailed a voucher you can use. You must buy one other main meal in order to redeem the voucher.
6. Hotel Chocolat
Life is like a free box of chocolates with Hotel Chocolat – go in store and sign up for a VIP card, which gets you 15% off your next order and a birthday freebie. You can redeem the freebie during your birthday month, so choose which day suits you best and enjoy munching away on all their chocolatey delights!
7. Brewhouse & Kitchen
And onto the drinks! Sign up to the Brewhouse & Kitchen mailing list and you’ll be emailed a voucher for a free pint in the days coming up to your birthday. This has to be one of my favourite birthday freebies. No terms and conditions for this one, just turn up with your voucher and enjoy.
8. All Bar One
Celebrate with friends and a bottle of All Bar Ones finest prosecco – sign up to their A list scheme, turn up with four of your closest pals, order from their delish menu and enjoy the night sipping away on your completely free drinks. Cling Cling!
9. Pizza Express
Pizza Express are getting the parttty started with a bottle of prosecco for free. Sign up to their newsletter and wait for the email before you can claim your offer. You must buy 2 main meals in order to redeem the offer, but who’d be able to resist ordering a delicious American Hot anyway!
10. Eds Diner
If all these birthday freebies are doing bad things for your alcohol consumption, then here’s something a little different. Become an Ed’s club member, get yourself down to your nearest Diner and pick up a free Milkshake. I went for the Oreo milkshake and it was bloody fab.
11. The Body Shop
Wanna look smokin’ on the big day? Sign up to the Body Shops “Love Your Body” loyalty scheme and they’ll send you a £5 birthday voucher. You can use the voucher on anything in store, for up to a month after your birthday.
If you’re heading into town on your birthday, then make sure you swing by a Benefit Brow Bar. Show them your ID to prove that it’s your birthday and they will treat you to a free brow service!
13. Elizabeth Arden
Now here is a great birthday freebie, normally worth £15! Pick up a Debenham’s Beauty Card in store and find which stores have an Elizabeth Arden counter. They’ll then treat you to a free Oxygen Blast facial. Now you’ve got the Debenham’s card you can also use this to get a free file and paint from Blow LTD! Dreamy!
You know where you’re getting your free food or drinks from, you’ve got fresh brows, the only thing left to decide is what you’ll be wearing for your birthday BNO (big night out). Sign up to the Topshop newsletter and they will email you a code to use for 20% off anything online! If Topshop isn’t your style, New Look, H&M and Oasis all have similar schemes.
If this feels like you’re going to be overwhelmed with all of the offers available, then why not think about spreading your birthday over the whole year? Any time you’re letting a retailer know your birth date, think about changing the day to a different month. It’s not cheating the system as you’re still only getting one special offer a year, but will ensure you can use as many offers as possible!