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10 fab birthday freebies!

Isobel Lawrance 4th May 2022 One Comment

Is your birthday coming up? Do you love freebies? Well, you’re in luck. Many companies give out freebies for your birthday, including free food, vouchers and more. You can count on businesses to spoil you on your birthday.

You may have to sign up to a few emails, newsletters or loyalty schemes – but you can quickly unsubscribe from their mailing lists after receiving your freebies. You could even create a new email address just for receiving freebies and entering competitions, so you aren’t constantly bombarded with emails and spam you aren’t interested in.

Check out our favourite birthday freebies below.


Free main meal at Frankie & Benny’s

This is one of our favourite birthday freebies. Sign up to Frankie & Benny’s to receive loads of great offers. In particular, you can get a free main meal on your birthday. Main meals from the Italian family favourite tend to cost around £9 to £16, so you could save a nice chunk of cash to put towards something else.

You will be emailed your voucher just before your birthday, and you can either pr-int out a copy or show the restaurant the voucher on your smartphone when you arrive. The only catch is that at least one other mail meal must be purchased at the same time. So, grab a friend, your partner or a family member and get to Frankie & Benny’s!

Whether you fancy a sizzling pepperoni pizza, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese or a crispy halloumi salad, there’s bound to be something delicious you’ll want to tuck into on your birthday.

You can sign up here. Please note, this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is not permitted for use in airports. Mains can only be purchased from the main menu and excludes other menus, such as sharing plates and breakfasts.


Free bottle of prosecco at Pizza Express

If you are partial to a glass of fizz, family favourite Pizza Express offers a free bottle of prosecco on your birthday! There’s nothing like toasting to the special day and this offer can be redeemed 14 days either side of the big day. Alcohol is often the most expensive part of eating out, so you’ll be making a nice saving. Plus, who doesn’t love a free bottle of bubbly!

As with most freebies, there’s a catch. The offer can be redeemed with the purchase of two main meals and can’t be used in conjunction with any other offers. Remember to bring proof of your date of birth, too!

You can sign up to the Pizza Express mailing list here.


Free cake from Costa Coffee

 There’s no better way to celebrate your birthday than with cake. You will be emailed an electronic cake voucher on your birthday when you join the Costa Club. Simply add your date of birth to the sign-up form and voila, expect a voucher on your birthday. You have seven days after your birthday to redeem this voucher, so you don’t have to rush out on your birthday and redeem it if you don’t have time.

The great thing about this freebie, is there is no catch. No other purchase is required and you can enjoy your cake knowing you got it totally free. We think sweet treats always taste better when they are free – don’t you?

Sign up to the Costa Club here.


£5 voucher from The Body Shop 

If you love pampering yourself and smelling divine, this freebie is one for you. The Body Shop give you a £5 voucher on your birthday, so you can buy yourself something lovely. There’s no better time to treat yourself than on your birthday, after all.

When you sign up to the Love Your Body loyalty scheme, The Body Shop will put £5 on your loyalty card on your birthday. No questions asked, no hidden terms and conditions. The voucher is valid for one month after your birthday and the best part? There’s no minimum spend!

You may be thinking; “Well, I can’t get much for £5 at The Body Shop”. This may be true to an extent, but it gives you a fiver off something you love. Have a little look around the shop and see if anything takes your fancy. You may even be a regular customer who buys products regularly. Either way, it’s money off something to make yourself feel good. Why not go for it?

Sign up to the Love Your Body loyalty scheme here.


25% off voucher at H&M

It’s free to sign up to the H&M club, plus they give your 25% off one item on your birthday. They also give your discounts and vouchers year-round and free online delivery, so the freebies don’t stop!

Perhaps you are buying a new shirt or jeans to wear to your birthday dinner or have had your eye on something at H&M for a while and have wanted to wait until the price has gone down a little. Now, you can get your hands on anything you’d like, and save yourself 25%.

It is valid for two weeks after your birthday. You can sign up to the H&M Club here.


50% off voucher at Gap

This is another of our favourite birthday freebies. Gap is great, as it has something for everyone. Men, women and children can all be clothed in high quality, comfortable fashion, and with 50% off on your birthday, it’s a no-brainer. Not only does signing up to the Gap+ loyalty app give you a 50% off voucher on your birthday, you get 5% off every other day of the year.

If you are a regular Gap shopper, you can make savings all year round. Every little helps! The only catch is, you can’t use this voucher in conjunction with any other offer, such as student discount or gift vouchers.

Sign up for the Gap+ loyalty app here, or search ‘Gap+’ in your app store.


Treats for your pets with Pets at Home

Now this is not a freebie for you or other humans, but a freebie for your furry friends. We love to spoil our pets all year round, but being able to spoil them with free treats feels great. Pets at Home offer free treats for your pet on their birthday.

All you have to do is sign up to the free VIP Club. Not only do you get free treats for your pet on their special day, but it gives you 10% off online and in store all year round. Plus, every swipe of your VIP Club card helps animals in need near you.

You can sign up to the VIP Club here. Remember, this is for your pet’s birthday – not yours!


25% off at the Nike Store

Had your eye on a new pair of trainers? Getting into fitness and want some good gear to wear? The Nike Store offers your 25% off your purchase on your birthday!

If you love Nike, or just sportwear in general, this freebie will be right up your street. The best part is, there is no minimum spend amount and the voucher is valid for a whole month! All you need to do is sign up to the Nike Store newsletter and you will receive a unique code via email.

You can sign up for the Nike Store newsletter here. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and there is a maximum spend of £450.


Free beverage or food item at Starbucks

 Like their competitor Costa, coffee giant Starbucks offer edible freebies on your birthday to help you celebrate your special day. With Starbucks, however, you can choose from a beverage instead of a food item if you prefer.

When you join the Starbucks Reward program, not only do you get a free hand-crafted beverage, pre-bottled beverage or food item on the house, you can collect points to get free drinks, shots of espresso, unique syrups and more all year round.

This freebie is slightly different, as you will have to sign up to the rewards program and have made at least one Starbucks purchase using your card in the last year. You must also sign up over seven days before your birthday to receive this reward.

You can sign up for the Starbucks Reward program here. Enjoy!


Free cupcake, cream cake or doughnut from Greggs

As we have said previously, there’s nothing like celebrating your birthday with a cake or yummy treat. Greggs offer a range of free delicious goodies on your birthday, so you can make your day a little sweeter.

This freebie comes with no catch – you don’t have to make a purchase or spend money to redeem it. You simply download the Greggs app, sign up and check the rewards tab on your birthday for your voucher. Plus, the voucher is valid for a whole month after issue, so you can prolong your birthday celebrations.

You can find out more about the Greggs app here, or search ‘Greggs’ on your android or smartphone app store.


Do you know of anymore fab birthday freebies? Share them in the comments below.

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1 year ago

I didn’t know some of these could be claimed up to several days or even up to a month after the actual birthday with Greggs! I’m prepared for the next one now…..thank you.

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