By Noah Henry • March 10, 2014
We all know about restaurants crowding the table when someone in your party beguilingly tells a server it’s your birthday, but what about online stores? Here are 21 stores that offer birthday freebies:
Ace Hardware: When you sign up for ACE Rewards you become eligible for a free coupon—$5 off a $20 purchase on your birthday.
American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for AERewards and receive 15% off the month of your birthday at AE. Plus, you get 1 point for every dollar spent. Points are tallied every three months, and AE will send the rewards right to your door.
Barnes & Noble: Join The Kids’ Club and your child will get a free cupcake from B&N cafes. Plus, you’ll get $5 back for every $100 you spend on kids’ stuff online and in stores. Right when you sign up you get 30% off the list price on any one kids’ book or toy.
Cost Plus World Market: If you’re signed up to the World Market Explorer Rewards Program, you get a free $10 merchandise voucher for anything at the store and online. According to WorldMarketExplorer.com, it’s a new special birthday surprise every year.
CVS: You get $3 in ExtraBucks if you fill in your birthdate when signing up for an online account. Other benefits: You receive personalized coupons and 2% back in ExtraBucks Rewards from your everyday purchases.
Designer Shoe Warehouse: You’ll receive a $5 birthday certificate in the mail as a DSW Rewards member. Make sure you’ve shopped at DSW within the past year. Other benefits: Earn points with every purchase with the opportunity to get a DSW Rewards certificate for $10 off your next purchase online or in stores.
Justice Clothing: Sign up for emails and you’ll receive a special discount coupon on your birthday.
Kmart: Join the Birthday Club and receive a $5 in Birthday Bucks every year. Plus, you get a Birthday Fun Pack with surprise goodies and themed party packages.
Little Tikes: The Birthday Bonus program at Little Tikes will get you promos, special discounts and offers approximately one month before the big day. You must register at least 14 days before your child’s birthday, and it only applies to children 12 and under.
Old Navy: Go to the email sign-up page at Old Navy’s website and enter your birthday. You’ll receive a “special gift” on that special day. You can also sign your children up for the Kids’ Birthday Club, which will send them cool birthday surprises of their own.
Petco: Birthday freebies aren’t just for humans. Petco’s Pet Birthday Club sends you a special message with special savings on your critter’s birthday. Simple enter the name of your pet, your pet type and birthday.
Piperlime: When you sign up for Piperlime emails you get a $15 off coupon for orders of $60 or more during your birthday month.
Redbox: Like free movies? You get a free one-night DVD rental of your choice when you sign up for emails from Redbox. The freebie code will be sent to your email and will be valid for three weeks.
Sephora: Birthday Insiders receive a free birthday gift each year. Your birthday gift will be automatically offered to you at checkout 14 days before or after your birthday. These are generally deluxe-size samples of products pre-customized for you.
Smashbox: Sign up for the Smashbox Pretty Points Rewards Program and receive an “extra special free gift” during the month of your birthday.
Starbucks: You get a free drink on your birthday or a free food item. Simply show them you have the Starbucks app on your phone and your ID and they’ll give it to you. You must be signed up for My Starbucks Rewards.
Teavana: Acquired by Starbucks in late 2012, Teavana is under the same umbrella of birthday benefits as Starbucks. You’ll get a special discount of 15% off your next purchase at StarbucksStore.com. As opposed to getting a free drink on your birthday, you can only get points at Teavana.
The Body Shop: Once you’ve signed up for the Love Your Body Program, you’ll receive a birthday gift worth $10 off your purchase. Plus, you’ll get 10% off for all qualifying purchases for one year.
Toys “R” Us: Sign up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club (Geoffrey is the giraffe) and you’ll get a special birthday card and gift from Geoffrey every year until your child is 10. Additionally, Geoffrey himself will call the number you’ve entered to give your child a surprise.
ULTA Beauty: Sign up for ULTAmate Rewards and receive a free full-size Signature CK One Mascara ($18 value) as a gift during your birthday month. If you reach platinum status, you’ll receive the Signature CK One Mascara as well as an “extra pretty present.”
Victoria’s Secret: No call from Geoffrey here. But you will get a birthday gift of $10 value as long as your signed up for The Angel Card.
Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!