Birthday Freeloading

Let me just start off by saying that March is truly a great month. It is the month of my birth, spring break, day light savings time, St. Patrick’s day and (sometimes) Easter. That’s pretty neat!

As I’m sure you can imagine, my birthday is what I am most excited about. And here’s something that I never noticed in high school (probably because I wasn’t broke): There are SO MANY free things you can get during the month of your birthday! It’s ridiculous actually. I mean, how did I not know about this.

So, I came across this phenomenon (we’ll call it “birthday freeloading”) when I was sent a $5 gift card in the mail from Famous Footwear today. I’m pretty sure that I signed up with them to have one of those rewards cards or something about 4 years ago when I needed new boots.

Well, that all paid off today because… check it out:

5 free dollas.

I’m the curious type so, of course, I then had to go online and see what else I could get for free! Who doesn’t like free things? Is this morally unjust? I don’t think so! Obviously, stores send out these coupons so that you stop in and, hopefully, spend more than the coupon is worth. Well, let me tell you I am a smart person.

I will be spending the smallest amount necessary and thank you Famous Footwear! 🙂

Below is a list of other freebies that you can get during the month of your birthday from stores and restarants that I love!

Aveda: Oh, how I love Aveda products. They are the best thing that has ever happened to my hair… and the worst thing that has ever happened to my bank account. Luckily, if you were born sometime you can sign up to receive emails and they will send you their signature perfume for free on your birthday. I’ll take that!

Cold Stone Creamery: Sign up for their birthday club via their web site and get a coupon for a free ice cream good for a week before and after your birthday.

Olive Garden: Free desert and an italian-sounding birthday rendition on your special day.

American Eagle: If you are a member that has a rewards card, they will send you a coupon during the month of your birthday that is good on pretty much anything in the store.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Give them your email address and they will give you a giant, tasty burrito during the week of your birthday. This is one of my favorite restaurants. If you love mexican food, go here!

Others include: The Melting Pot, Ulta, World Market, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, Sephora, Red Lobster, Old Navy, Krispy Kreme and Disney (and I am not linking all of those!). So basically, if you are in the mood to eat a ton, buy makeup or get new shoes on your birthday, you are in luck!

Who knew being born had so many advantages?


One Response

  1. I love free stuff so getting more presents on my birthday sounds good to me. I’m definitely loving the Cold Stone Creamery free ice cream. Yum!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: