Yay! It’s my birthday month. I love, love, love my birthday and try to stretch out the celebration as much as I can – like all month long. This year I decided to pay a little more attention to all those birthday freebies available and be more strategic in my pursuit. Whoa! I’ve truly been missing out. So you don’t miss out too I’ve created this How to Eat Free on Your Birthday Guide.
The days of just a corny off-tune birthday song with chocolate syrup over vanilla ice cream are over. I mean, it’s my birthday and a girl’s gotta eat. So why not eat for free? All. Day. Long!
How to Eat Free on Your Birthday
There’s a ton of places that offer free food for your birthday and all most of them want is a little piece of your email soul. It’s a small sacrifice in exchange for the free goodies. However, after the thrill (and food coma) is gone, do I really want to wade through a bazillion emails in my everyday email account? No, I do not! Not even for 10 boneless chicken wings. Ding. Ding. Ding. I created an email account just for this purpose. This will also be my email account for those extra 10% off discounts, coupons, etc. I just gave myself a high five.
Channeling my inner Monica Gellar I’ve attacked this birthday plan like I’m shopping for my wedding dress from Kleinmans. Sidenote: This is a must see episode of Friends from Season 7. Below is a snapshot of how my birth(month) menu is shaping up. Of course it’s subject to change as I continue to discover more freebies.
8:00 am: Before I kickstart my day with a drink from Starbucks (something I almost never do so this is a real splurge) I’m going to make it easy for everybody and throw on this adorable birthday shirt with my favorite boyfriend jeans. I basically live in these jeans because they are that comfortable. However, after this much indulgence I may have to trade them in for something with an elastic waistband.
9:00 am: Wrestle with the free pancakes from Ihop or a free waffle from Waffle House decision.
10:00 am: Possibly slip in a little time on my Simply Fit Board between breakfast and my Moe’s birthday burrito for lunch.
12:00: Hmm… Moes, Zaxby’s or Zoe’s Kitchen?
1:00-3:00: Give it a break – maybe. But then again, I could get my free Quizno’s cookie.
3:00: Grab my free drink from Dunkin Donuts. Hello, Diet Dr. Pepper.
5:00: Join the girls for free chips and salsa from Chili’s – wash down with an adult beverage.
7:00: Steak N Shake sounds perfect for a free burger AND fries.
9:00: Wrap it up with a small ice cream from Baskin Robbins.
Whoa! That’s a lot of food (aka calories). I need to keep in mind that most places give a two week window to honor the birthday freebie. Note to hubby…..I won’t be cooking very much this month.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more offers available, I just highlighted the more global ones. (Note: offers may vary by location). Don’t forget to check your local eateries for more fun deals and giveaways.
Happy Birthday fellow Gemini friends! Next up – all the non-food birthday free stuff. Woot! Woot!
Lunch / Dinner
Cheesecake Factory: Free ice cream with singing
Cracker Barrell: Totally free – no strings attached dessert
The legwork’s done, so just click, sign up, and enjoy! PS: After all of this you might want to consider one of these too.