Years ago, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels gave out those little cardboard punch cards to keep track of your purchases. They have done away with that system in favor of the Pretzel Perks app. You get coupons and free items periodically, as well as a free classic pretzel on your birthday.
Edible Arrangements is a company that makes bouquets of fresh fruit to send to your loved ones on special occasions. If you sign up for the Edible Arrangement rewards program, you can get a free arrangement for every three purchases, plus a free box of chocolate dipped fruit on your birthday, which normally costs $29.99. That is a seriously great gift!
If Buca Di Beppo is available in your location, you will love it for their authentic Italian food. You will get a $20 gift card for your birthday to go towards your entire order. Just sign up for their eClub.
If you sign up for the Cinemark Weekly Email, you will get notified of any discounts and deals, and you can get a free small popcorn on your birthday. If it just so happens to land on their discounted movie night, you can save even more!
Barnes and Noble book stores always have a Starbucks cafe attached to the store, and few people realize that kids get a free cupcake on their birthday. This is a perfect combo if you plan to buy your little one a book as a gift.
Birthdays are special, so you’ll want your dogs and cats to celebrate, too. When you sign up for the Petco Pals Rewards, your pet gets a free treat on their birthday. If you’re not sure when they were born, just give your own date of birth to get your furry friend a gift, anyway.
Going out to the movies costs a small fortune, so you might as well make the most of your spending by joining the Regal Crown Club. Collect points every time you go to the movies to exchange for free tickets and snacks. And on your birthday, you can celebrate with a free small popcorn.
If you love going to all-you-can-eat buffets, you should go on your birthday. This covers all of the following restaurants: Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Granny’s Buffet, and Ryan’s Buffet.
You can buy just about anything you need at CVS Pharmacy, and you may want to stop there on your way to work, or wherever else you are going for the day, because you can get a free $3 in Extracare Bucks that can be used on anything in the store. You can also get $3 just by signing up for their app, so it’s double the free perks.
Download the app for the IKEA Family plan to get the company news letter and special offers. If you sign up and continue being a member for a year, being apart of their club allows you to get a free meal in the cafeteria on your birthday, as well as a free item up to a $15 value. It may sound like a long time to wait, but if you frequent IKEA for your household needs, it will become a new yearly tradition.
If you ask the manager of McDonald’s nicely, you can score a free happy meal for kids. Sorry, grown-ups. We don’t get anything on our birthday. But if you download the McDonald’s App, you can get some great discounts and occasional free items at random.
Chinese food is always a good idea. Especially when it’s P.F. Chang’s. Frequent customers can join the P.F. Chang’s Rewards program, where every 2,000 points equals one free entree, and you get 1,000 points just for signing up. You also get a special free treat on your birthday.