by Sofia Colignon | news editor
Birthdays are a year-round holiday, and an excuse to treat yourself more than usual. Some stores, restaurants, coffee houses, etc. can send you coupons to redeem gifts on this day to make it extra special. Most of these stores require you signing up for some sort of membership, and you’re all set for getting your birthday gifts!
Who doesn’t love pancakes? If you sign up for the IHOP Birthday Club, the restaurant will send you a coupon for free birthday Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes and give you your full birthday week to redeem it. However, you can also get free pancakes without it actually being your birthday. Just by signing up for the birthday offer, IHOP will send you another coupon for free pancakes, and every year on the date your anniversary of joining the club.
Just like IHob, Baskin-Robbins has a birthday club which, if you sign up for, you can get coupons for a free 2.5 scoop and three dollars off an ice cream cake.
The only thing better than getting your coffee first thing in the morning is getting it for free! By signing up for the DD Perks Reward Program, you can get free coffee or the beverage of your choice of any size to enjoy during your birthday month.
By becoming a member of the My Pretzel Perks, you can get a classic Auntie Anne’s pretzel on your birthday. If you do happen to go to the mall on your birthday, make sure to stop and make room for some free pretzels.
Either by signing up for the email club or by just telling the staff that it’s your birthday when you’re at the restaurant, you can get free desert and have the waiters sing their signature ‘Buon compleanno’ to you.
Who doesn’t want free Starbucks? Register a Starbucks prepaid card with My Starbucks Rewards, and you can start earning points towards receiving free perks. Make sure to register at least 30 days before your birthday in order to receive that special treat plus 15 percent off on your next purchase.
By joining Ultamate Rewards, you can get a birthday gift and earn double points on purchases made during your birthday month. Membership is free and you earn one point for every one dollar you spend, whether it is your birthday or not.
Free makeup? What? Well, Sephora will also send you a birthday gift if you join their Sephora’s Beauty Insider program reminder to redeem on your birthday month. You can visit their website to see what their different options for a gift are, and choose your favorite one.
The Body Shop:
The Love your Body program will send you a coupon during your birthday month for 10 dollars off your next purchase plus a birthday gift.