Your birthday is a great time of year with presents and cake galore. But did you know you could actually get £45+ worth of freebies on your birthday without spending a penny?
When most people think of birthday freebies – you think of the ‘deals’ like ‘get a free main meal… when you buy another’. But did you know, you can actually sign up to a bunch of different loyalty programs and schemes in which you’ll be sent freebies with no spend required.
It’s not all just food too – you can claim vouchers with no minimum spend in stores including Body Shop, Paperchase and more – meaning you can buy yourself your own presents and not spend a penny.
It’s worth mentioning, that if you sign up to a lot of these, you may get a bit more spam than usual – so if you wanted to, you can start up a separate email account just for your birthday freebies (that way they don’t get lost too).
Without further ado – here are some birthday freebies:
High street birthday freebies
Paperchase – £5 free to spend
Pop into a store and pick up a ‘treat me’ card. Once you’ve registered it online, you will receive £5 worth of credit on the card on your birthday. It’s valid for 14 days, so you don’t have to use it straight away.
Body Shop – £5 free to spend
Sign up for the Body Shop ‘Love My Body Club‘ and you’ll get a £5 voucher emailed to you on your birthday with no minimum spend. It’s valid for 1 month after your birthday.
Hobbycraft – £5 free to spend
Get yourself a Hobbycraft account and when your birthday comes around, you’ll get a free £5 emailed to you. There’s no minimum spend and you have 14 days to use it.
Ikea – £5 free to spend (for some)
Sign up to the Ikea Family Club and some users receive a £5 voucher on their birthday to spend in store. Not everyone gets this and it’s purely luck of the draw, so it’s worth a try (plus you get free tea/coffee, £1.50 breakfasts and other perks for signing up)
Food/drink birthday freebies
Greggs – Free doughnut, cupcake or creamcake (worth £1ish)
If you’re signed up to Greggs Rewards, you’ll get a freebie under the ‘rewards’ tab on the app on your birthday – but you can only claim it on that one day.
Hotel Chocolat – Free box of chocolates (worth £2ish)
When you’re next in a Hotel Chocolat shop, sign up to its new rewards scheme called VIPME and you’ll get a free box of chocolate to claim in store the whole month of your birthday – so plenty of time to get it.
Patisserie Valerie – Free cupcake (worth £2ish)
Patisserie Valerie’s ‘Cake Club‘ gets you a free cupcake to claim on your birthday. Cakes from here are usually quite expensive, and although it’s small – it’s a nice bonus.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut (worth £2ish)
Once you’re a member of ‘Friends of Krispy Kreme‘ – you get a free doughnut for signing up, a free doughnut on your birthday, and so does your significant other if you put their birthday in too. Valid in stores only, not Tesco concession stands.
Barburrito – Free burrito (worth £6.25)
You’ll need to get a loyalty card in store and register it online, and you’ll be rewarded with a free burrito on your birthday.
Ed’s Easy Diner – Free milkshake (worth £4.25)
If you have an Ed’s Easy Diner near you, sign up to Ed’s Club and you’ll receive a free milkshake on your birthday. Valid on normal shakes only (not deluxe) and must be claimed on your actual birthday.
Brewhouse & Kitchen – Free pint of beer (worth £3ish)
If you live near a Brewhouse & Kitchen, sign up to their newsletter (bottom of the page), you can get a free pint of beer emailed around the time of your birthday. You have a week to claim it.
Boost Juice – Free smoothie/juice (worth £5)
Have a Boost nearby? Get a ‘Vibe Card’ in store or sign up online and you’ll receive a free juice to use on your birthday only – so you’ll need to be on the ball with this one.
That’s all the ones that I could find (and have signed up to myself). Hopefully this gives you a little something extra to look forward to when you turn another year older. It’s worth signing up to them well in advance, as you might not get some if you sign up just before.
It may not be your birthday, but everyone can claim the McDonald’s deals running right now, as well as earn some money through linking your cards to Airtime Rewards.
Do you know of any birthday freebies I’ve missed? I’d love to know in the comments below, on Twitter @Jordon_Cox or on Facebook.