The Best Birthday Freebies

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April is always a fun month for me. It’s my birthday, and while I’m not a big fanfare kind of girl (just order me pizza and let me sleep - that’s the world’s best gift), I do appreciate the abundance of birthday freebies and coupons that stores are willing to send me each year. And Lord, do I use them. This week, I’ve rounded up my favorite birthday freebies and coupons so that you can sign up now and go celebrate when your month comes around.

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If you sign up for Starbucks Rewards, you’ll get a free birthday treat every year, and the sky’s the limit. My go-to? A venti chai tea latte. They always try to get me to make it more extravagant by sizing up and adding espresso shots, but I need more caffeine like I need a hole in the head.

Old Chicago

With OC Rewards, you get a free pizza each year. A PIZZA. I’ve gone every year since joining because for real - who turns down free pizza post-college?


I have a tradition where I go to Sephora each year on my birthday and blow a bunch of money on things I don’t need. In the words of Tom Haverford, “Treat yoself”. If you’re a Beauty Insider, you’ll get a fun birthday freebie. This year, I received a GlamGlow gift set. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll keep you in the loop!


Just for existing and being a rewards member, you get $5 for your birthday month. I happened to have a $20 off coupon to add on top of this, so on top of getting a discount on my wedding shoes (eek), I bought these beauts and basically got them for free! They also threw in a free umbrella for some reason. Still working through that one, but I think it’s unrelated to birthdays.

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Dunkin’ Donuts

Didn’t get enough caffeine from your morning Starbucks run? Get a free beverage at Dunkin’ Donuts, too! You can sign up for their rewards program here.


Blatt is my favorite restaurant of all time. Ever. It’s so good, and I will never be mad if you want to go there. They also offer a birthday freebie. If you’re in or around the Omaha area, be sure to sign up next time you’re in the restaurant. I just received a $10 off coupon, which I WILL be using.

Vera Bradley

I love Vera Bradley. The company was started by a Kappa Delta (AOT), and no one makes a cuter duffle bag or lunch bag (seriously - LOOK at this one). Frankly, I don’t remember ever starting an account with them, but I must have because I received a 25% off coupon and an offer for a free gift in-store. I don’t know what that gift is, so I can’t tell you much about it, but next time I head to the outlets, I will be finding out!

Pearle Vision

Okay, hang with me because this is a weird one. Today, I received a coupon for free prescription sunglasses lenses with the purchase of the frames. I’ve actually been really wanting prescription sunglasses and have never made the plunge. Maybe this is a big enough incentive to do so.

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There you have it. 

Don’t say I never gave you anything for your birthday. I call this an affordable style blog, and I like to think I’ve exceeded expectations on that front today by providing some free choices (ha).

What rewards did I miss out on this year? Let me know in the comments so that I can work on getting signed up in the next 11 months!

Until next time.

As always, thanks to Josh for the photos. :)