So, last Thursday was my 24th birthday. The first one I have ever been able to spend with Husband and first one away from my family. It was one of those bittersweet days... It was awesome because, well, birthdays are awesome and I got Husband all to myself! But, at the same time, it was sad because I could not share it with my family.
What did I do for my "me" day? Well, I started it off with a 3 mile run and a phone call from Sister and Monkey. Then, Husband made me breakfast, we grabbed Starbucks, and spent a couple of hours at a park downtown. We had lunch at Which Wich (hello, tomato and avocado sandwich!), Skyped with my familly, went to dinner, and finished it off with "The Hunger Games" midnight showing! It was fantastic.
What is even more fantastic? I got TONS of freebies for my birthday!
Also, I want to share those freebies with you! Freebies from places like Which Wich, Sephora, Old Navy, Starbucks, and Steak n' Shake. Freebies that ROCK... Ya ready?
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - Become a Chunk Spelunker and get FREE birthday ice cream!
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse - Sign up for their emails and get a FREE Pizookie!
Chili's - Join their email club and receive FREE chips and queso for signing up. You will also receive a FREE Brownie Sundae.
Denny's - Join their rewards program and get a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast.
Dunkin' Donuts - Become a DD Perks Rewards member and get a FREE coffee!
Firehouse Subs- Sign up for their newsletter and get a FREE medium sub.
IHOP - Get a FREE meal when you join the Pancake Revolution.
La Madeleine Country French Cafe - Subscribe to their email club and receive a FREE birthday pastry.
Maggiano's - Get on their email list and you will get a $10 off a ticket of $30 or more coupon.
Noodles & Company - Join Noodlegrams (their e-club) and get a FREE bowl of noodles for your birthday.
Panera Bread - If you join the MyPanera Rewards Program, you get a FREE pastry or sweet on your birthday. You will also receive random treats (free bowl of soup, free coffee or smoothie, etc.) every few visits if you present your MyPanera Card.
Red Robin - Pick up a Red Royalty card, register it online, and you will get a FREE Gourmet Burger.
Sonic - Join the Sonic Cruisers and get a FREE regular cream slush, medium tater tots, or a medium drink.
Starbucks - Grab a gift card, put some money on it, and register it online. You will receive a FREE birthday drink (you can get ANYTHING!). If you keep using it (reloading it instead of paying cash), you will get a FREE drink for every fifteen drinks and you can move up to Gold Star status.
Steak n' Shake - Sign up for their eClub and BAM! A FREE birthday dinner (Double Steakburger with Cheese n' Fries).
Texas Roadhouse - Sign up for their email club and get a FREE appetizer or sidekick of ribs.
Which Wich - Sign up for their Vibe Club and you will get a FREE sandwich for your birthday. You will also get a free sandwich when you sign up.
American Eagle - Join the AE Rewards (credit) and get 15% off on your birthday.
Anthropologie - Join MyAnthro and get a 15% off coupon.
Aveda - Receive a FREE gift up to $24 value if you sign up for their email list and join their website.
Cost Plus World Market - Become a World Market Explorer and receive a $10 off coupon to use on anything except alcoholic beverages.
DSW - If you are a Rewards Member, you get a $5 off coupon.
Old Navy - Join the Birthday Club (e-club) and get a FREE gift on your birthday. As an Old Navy cardholder, you get a $10 off coupon.
Payless ShoeSource - Type in your email address and get a 20% off coupon on your birthday.
Sephora - Become a Beauty Insider and get a FREE gift on your birthday! My gift was a mini lip balm duo.
Ulta - Sign up for the rewards program and get a FREE birthday surprise.
Brunswick Zone - Join the Brunswick Bonus Zone and receive FREE bowling.
Walt Disney World - Get FREE admission to one park on your birthday if you sign up ahead of time and bring the confirmation and ID.
Now, heads up... You need to be signed up for most of these 2 to 3 weeks before your actual birthday. Also, you will be getting some junk mail. However, for the freebies, I think it is worth it to deal with it for a few weeks and then unsubscribe for the ones you do not want anymore after you have received your FREE birthday goodies. Up to you... We saved a lot of money with some of these things AND it made my day that much more fun... FREE is FUN! Duh!