So, it's almost your birthday, and you want a load of freebies to celebrate the occasion? Well, don't worry as we've got the most up to date list of freebies available to birthday boys and girls on the internet. We've tried to stick to offers available nationwide, but plenty of local restaurants and cafes will also have birthday offers, so pop them in the comments below.
Totally Free Freebies
The Body Shop: free £5 spend in the month of your birthday if you've got a Love Your Body card. The card is now FREE (was £5 a year), so even if you never shop at The Body Shop you can get a totally free lip balm, soap or hand cream.
Patisserie Valerie: join the Cake Club and get a free cake on your b-day. Why don't you come on over (Patisserie) Valerie?
Boost Juice Bars: a free juice/smoothie on your birthday for Vibe card members (pick up a card in store).
Barburrito: pick up a Burritometer loyalty card in store, register it online and you’ll be emailed a voucher for a free burrito on your birthday.
Table Table: get a Tasty Rewards card from the restaurant and you'll get a free main meal on your birthday. Yum!
Space NK: N.Dulge members get emailed a voucher for a free gift, you can either add it to an online order or print it off and take it in store to get it 100% free.
Shepherd's Neame pubs: sign up to the Birthday Club to get a voucher for a free meal through the post about two weeks before your birthday, it makes the cheapest meal in your order free, but you could go alone and get a 100% free meal.
Benugo: free coffee when you sign up to its newsletter, and another on your birthday! There are locations all around London, and one in Birmingham.
- A cocktail pitcher to share with friends, worth up to £8.99 (choose from Woo Woo, Red Stag, Oasis Berry Escape), or
- A (four pint) pitcher of Carlsberg lager to enjoy with friends, worth up to £10 minimum, or
- A family soft drink sharer, which includes up to 5 soft drinks when you buy a sharers or 2 main courses from the main menu (22oz Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Schweppes Lemonade, 20oz Oasis [all draught] or Coke Zero 330ml bottle).
Ikea – An IKEA Family Card is a great addition to your loyalty cards. You get members prices on loads of items, exclusive monthly in store offers, a free tea or coffee in store Monday to Friday, an extra 10% off sales and a £5 voucher on your birthday that requires no minimum spend.
Pets At Home – Pets At Home offers a unique freebie not on your birthday but your pet’s birthday. If you sign up to their VIP club mailing list they send a voucher on your pet’s birthday that can be redeemed in store for a free treat. Being a part of the VIP club also gets you a 10% off welcome code and a further book of 10% off vouchers once you’ve spent the first voucher in store.
Freebies with purchase
Morrisons: If you have a More card and shop at Morrisons on your birthday you'll get a free birthday voucher, we've heard conflicting reports of what you get, but apparently you'll receive a £2 bunch of flowers if you're female or a bar of chocolate if you're male.
Frankie & Benny’s: get a free main meal when someone else buys one for three weeks either side of your birthday (not valid on a Monday 5pm-11pm). Just print off the voucher you get for being signed up F&B Rewards.
TGI Friday’s: various freebies when you go to TGI’s for your birthday meal, there are different offers available at different times - it could be free desserts or free drinks. Just sign up to its newsletter to get your voucher.
Pizza Express: free bottle of Prosecco when you dine at Pizza Express on your birthday. Sign up to its newsletter to get this offer.
Jamie’s Italian: free bottle of bubbly for Gold Club members (free to get, pick up your card in the restaurant).
Toby Carvery: get a free Sundae when you order a carvery meal, just sign up to its newsletter.
Harvester: free Sundae when you order a main meal within 28 days of your birthday. Just print off the voucher you receive via email.
All Bar One: free bottle of champagne when four or more people order a main meal. Sign up to its newsletter to get this offer.
Loch Fyne: free glass of champagne with your meal, and £10 off £30 as soon as you sign up - you need to sign up for the newsletter at least 2 weeks before your birthday to get your freebie.
Giraffe: free bottle of Prosecco for email subscribers when you spend £30+ after any discounts.
Beefeater Grill: Sign up to the Beefeater Grill ‘Reward Club’ to get a free meal on your birthday. You can activate your membership online or via the app which also gains you 300 free points. The offer entitles you to have the cheapest meal on the bill free, on or around your birthday, if dining with a ‘co-eater’. You can also collect 5 points to every £1 you spend throughout the year to swap for money off of your bill.
Brewers Fayre: Pick up a card in one of the participating pubs and register online to become a member of the Brewers Fayre ‘Bonus Club’. Members of the Bonus Club get a free main meal on their birthday. The offer entitles you to have the cheapest meal on the bill free, on or around your birthday, if dining with a ‘co-eater’.You can also collect 5 points to every £1 you spend throughout the year to swap for money off of your bill.
Chef & Brewer: Join the Chef & Brewer email club and you will receive a voucher for 20% off your total food bill when you spend between £20 & £80 on food only. Also upon signing up you get a voucher for a free starter or pudding to use another time.
Miller & Carter: Miller & Carter offer rewards to people who sign up to their newsletter. The introductory offer is a free 175ml glass of wine and the birthday offer entitles you and three or more guests to a free bottle of prosecco when you order mains.
Coast to Coast: Sign up to Coast to Coast’s ‘Birthday Club’ to receive a birthday surprise straight to your inbox. The ‘surprise’ is a voucher for a free main meal or cocktail. They send out the vouchers at the beginning of each month and they are valid for the whole month of your birthday.
Nicholson’s: Sign up to Nicholson’s mailing list and you get a double whammy; 25% of your next bill and, a free pint of Nicholson’s Pale Ale or a Gin & Tonic with any food or drink order on your birthday.
ASOS: ASOS have an all-year-round points-based rewards scheme the ‘A-List’ that also benefits its members on their birthday. If you have an ASOS account and make a purchase you will automatically be enrolled in the scheme, which means on your birthday you get a discount! The points system has levels depending on how much you spend, if you are level 1 or 2 you get 15% off as a birthday treat, if you are level 3 or VIP you get 20% off. This discount is valid for 3 weeks and is sent via email.
Topshop: Sign up to Topshop’s mailing list and receive a unique code in the month of your birthday to save 20% off online with no minimum spend. Don’t forget that throughout the year you can get 10% student discount online and in store.
Topman: Sign up to Topman’s mailing list and receive a unique code to save 15% off on your birthday online with no minimum spend. Don’t forget that throughout the year you can get 10% student discount online and in store.
New Look: Signing up to Newlook’s email newsletter gets you a welcome reward as well as a birthday bonus. All new sign-up’s get a 20% discount code to use with their first purchase and then a second 20% off code to be used within 3 weeks of your birthday.
Disney Store: Disney gives all its online members 15% off throughout the entire month of their birthday to spend online or in store.
Jong Leurs: Jong Leurs Comedy Clubs offer a birthday discount on ticket prices for those signed-up to its mailing list. Instead of paying £12-£19 per ticket you will pay just £9 for not only your ticket but your mates’ as well.
For my birthday in May 2016 I went out and got a freebies haul! Unfortunately I couldn't pick up any of the foodie freebies, but I got quite a lot of other free stuff.
I managed to pick up:
- A Benefit brow wax from Debenhams worth £12.50.
- A pack of thank you cards from Paperchase - I only paid 90p after student discount and the £5 voucher.
- Three bottles of £2.50 hand sanitizer from The Body Shop and they were on 3 for 2.
- Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or deluxe sample free from Space NK (worth £3.90).
In total that's £28.90 worth of stuff this year - and I could have also got cookies, doughnuts, milkshakes and more too!
For other unmissable freebies, checkout our main Freebies page