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7 Ways to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

Even the stingiest retailers become extra generous when it’s your birthday. Many big brands will reward you with free stuff and special offers on your special day, which could save you cash. Here are seven ways to grab a bargain on your birthday.

1. Free Krispy Kreme Donut

Fancy a free Krispy Kreme donut on your birthday? All you need to do is sign up for the Krispy Kreme Rewards app. Enter your date of birth during the registration process, and Krispy Kreme will send you a coupon for a free donut and a cup of coffee during your birthday month. It’s that simple.
You can download the Krispy Kreme Rewards app on the App Store and Google Play.

2. Free Grand Slam at Denny’s

Now you’ll never go hungry on your special day. Visit your local Denny’s restaurant on your birthday and receive a free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast. Pick any four items from the menu — eggs, turkey bacon strips, buttermilk pancakes, etc. — and enjoy the ultimate birthday blowout.
You don’t need a coupon code for this offer, but you’ll have to prove it’s your birthday, so don’t forget your I.D.

3. Free Subway Points

The Subway MyWay rewards program lets you collect points everytime you visit a Subway restaurant, and you can redeem these points on future purchases. On your birthday, Subway will add 20 points to your MyWay account. That’s enough for a free fountain drink or two free cookies.
You can sign up for the Subway MyWay program here — it will only take you a few minutes.

4. Free Ice Cream at Dairy Queen

Want a free Dairy Queen Blizzard on your birthday? To qualify for this offer, just join Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club here, enter a few personal details — including your date of birth, of course — and receive a coupon for a free 16-ounce Blizzard on your birthday. The question is: What flavor will you choose?

5. Free Ice Cream Sundae at the Cheesecake Factory

If you prefer the Cheesecake Factory to Dairy Queen, you’re in for a treat. Visit your local Cheesecake Factory restaurant, tell the server it’s your birthday, and get a free ice cream sundae in a flavor of your choice.
You don’t need to download an app or print out a coupon for this special offer. Don’t forget your I.D., though. Your server might ask you to prove it’s your birthday.

6. Free Gift at Sephora

Sephora specializes in must-have cosmetics from big-name brands. If you want free stuff, though, wait until it’s your birthday. You’ll receive a free gift on your special day when you become a Beauty Insider. It’s free to join, and you can pick up points on purchases you make in-store and on the Sephora website.

7. Free Gift at Wendy’s

Feeling hungry on your birthday? Head over to your nearest Wendy’s, and the restaurant will reward you with a free gift. First, you need to sign up for My Wendy’s — the restaurant chain’s loyalty program. This is a great way to receive the latest discounts and coupon codes. When it’s your big day, Wendy’s will send you a promo code for a birthday freebie.
Want free stuff on your birthday? Check out the retailers on this list and celebrate your big day without spending a dime!