Remember how you counted down the days and savored every minute of your birthday as a child? Sharing rose topped birthday cake with family and friends made me so happy.
A few years ago, I decided to bring back some of that childlike joy around my birthday season, and I looked up “Free coupons to get on your birthday,” and found lists of places that celebrate you on the day of your birth. (Yes, yes, they are trying to get you to spend more money at their store or restaurant, but you don’t have to keep going back unless it’s your birthday. 😉 )
I found free ice cream, beverages, a stir-fry bowl, and lots of buy one get one free coupons for burritos, dinners, and other fun things! Skincare places offered birthday discounts too.
That year I used some of the coupons: I savored a free ice cream and enjoyed a free bowl of stir-fry with a friend. Some coupons are just for on your birthday, but many of them are valid for a few days or a week or two around your birthday.
I signed up five years ago, and I’m still getting birthday deals in my inbox from those restaurants! My birthday is at the end of the week, and I’ve already eaten one free bowl of stir-fry with my sister, and am preparing to get a free ice cream, a free pastry, and a buy one get one free burrito soon.
International friends, I’m not sure if stores in other countries do this, but you never know unless you look it up.
Fellow Americans, check out these lists to see if there’s some freebies that could make your birthday even more fantastic:
(Yes, I know stuff isn’t what matters most, but it is just plain fun…) I hope your next birthday is your best one yet!
By M. H. Campbell