Birthday FreebiesDo You Know About Birthday Freebies? I didn’t, but sure do now!

First, I want to say that my heart is with family and friends and all who are mourning today in Charlottesville and beyond. I began a post a few hours with the intention of addressing the dire state of our country as reflected in recent events.  We are all in a state off shock and disbelief at the speed at which our country has unraveled. We are hanging on for dear life.

Charlottesville is a second home to me. We lived there for several years in the late ’80s and it is the birthplace of my youngest son.  My parents, now deceased, called it home for twenty years and my two sisters and their families live there still.  The streets on which the death and destruction took place are very familiar to me. I walked them almost every day on my way to and from my shop on the downtown mall. The carnage is very personal to me. Still, I decided not to write about it just yet. There are enough words of bitterness, anger and angst being spread across the airways today.

Instead, I’m going to share my 66 Gratitudes in honor of my 66th birthday today. I had so much fun doing this last year I thought I’d make it a tradition. In addition, I’ve discovered that freebies abound on our birthdays and my gift to you is passing them along!

66 Gratitudes on My 66th Birthday


There are so many birthday freebies available, but they are always changing. I will list a few here and several sites that have complete lists. Some require that you register and become a member of a rewards program. There isn’t usually a charge, but you must sign up before your birthday to receive your freebie.

StarbucksJoin their rewards club for a free drink or treat on your birthday.

DSW: Join DSW’s rewards program and receive a $5 gift certificate on your birthday.

ACE Hardware: Sign up for ACE Rewards and get a $5 off coupon on your birthday.

Bare Minerals: Become a Friends and Benefits member and get a gift customized to your personal profile on your birthday.

Sephora: Sign up for Beauty Insiders and receive a complimentary gift during your birthday month.

CVS: Register for a CVS ExtraCare Card and get $3 in ExtraCare Bucks every year on your birthday.

Applebees: Free treat on your birthday

AMC Birthday Freebie – Free Popcorn on your birthday!

Baskin Robbins: Free Ice Cream Cone

Cold Stone Creamery: BOGO


AARP: Birthday Freebies & Discounts

Birthday Freebie List by Lauren Greutman

101 Freebies by The Frugal Girls

59 Birthday Freebies





  1. Happy birthday Dorothy. Wishing you a beautiful year ahead. The tides are changing my friend. Have faith! 🙂 P.S. Great list, love Sephora. I get my gift annually and I have a lengthy list of memberships of my own to scoop some free gifts too. 🙂

  2. What a lovely share. I do know about freebies but have bypassed most of these this year because of busy-ness. (Heavy sigh!) Maybe we’ll do better with Cliff’s birthday coming up in January.

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