There’s a saying that suggests things taste better when they’re free.
We don’t know about that, but there’s not much better than a freebie.
If you have a birthday coming up, you could be in line to get all kinds of free stuff on your big day, as long as you’re signed up with the right places.
From free meals, to cocktails and champagne, and beauty products, there are plenty of birthday treats for you to get your hands on.
By signing up to apps, newsletters and loyalty cards, you could be showered with extra “gifts” when your big day rolls around.
Here are just some of the birthday freebies you can get your hands on, according to Money Saving Expert.
Pick up a a loyalty card at a Brewers Fayre restaurant and register with the Brewers Fayre ‘Bonus Club’ to get one free meal around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu.
You’ll be emailed a voucher to show in the pub.
It’s valid at participating Brewers Fayre pubs, but isn’t valid with any other offer or discount.
You will also get 50% off a main meal, and 250 bonus points when you join and register your card.
Every £1 spent will get you five points, and when you have 500 points you can exchange them for £5 off your bill, a free bottle of wine, or two free desserts.
Frankie & Benny’s
Register with Frankie & Benny’s Rewards to get a free meal when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main, vegan, or gluten-free menu. It excludes the Ultimate mixed grill.
A voucher will be emailed to you 10 days before your birthday, which you can print or show on your smartphone, and will be valid for 30 days from the date of the email.
It should also appear in your app.
It’s valid at almost all Frankie & Benny’s restaurants, apart from at Praed Street and airport locations, but isn’t valid with any other offer or discount.
As with Brewers Fayre, you need to pick up a loyalty card and register with the Beefeater ‘Reward Club’ to get one free meal around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu.
You’ll get emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant – either printed or on your phone.
It’s valid at most restaurants, but not with other offers or discounts.
You’ll get a 50% off a main meal, and 300 bonus points when you join and register your card – and five points per £1 spent.
Anyone who signs up to the Las Iguanas newsletter can get a free meal for your birthday when you buy at least one other main.
If you sign up at least two weeks in advance, you’ll be emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant.
Ribeye on the bone is excluded from this offer, and you can’t use it with any other discount, or for delivery, or on Valentine’s Day.
All Bar One
By signing up to the All Bar One newsletter via its app, you’ll get a voucher for a birthday treat – a ‘Blossom Birdcage’ sharing cocktail with the purchase of two meals for your birthday.
You’ll be able to ask for four bottles of Peroni, draught soft drinks or ‘Twisted Tonics’ as an alternative drink.
The offer is for people over the age of 18 only, and is not valid in airport locations.
Miller & Carter
Sign up to Miller & Carter’s newsletter to get a voucher for a free bottle of champagne or prosecco (subject to availability) for your birthday when four or more people order mains.
You have to sign up at least four weeks in advance to get your voucher.
You’ll also get a free glass of wine when you sign up.
You can get up to six free cocktails or mocktails by downloading the Fridays UK rewards app.
You’ll get one freebie for each main course you buy, for up to six people including yourself for your birthday.
It can be any standard cocktail or mocktail, but doesn’t include ‘ultimate cocktails’.
The reward will appear in the app seven days before your birthday – so remember to sign up more than a week in advance – and it must be used on or before the expiry date shown in the app.
Money off H&M, Nike, New Look and Asos
If you sign up as a member via H&M’s app or website, you can get 25% off one item online or in-store on your birthday via a unique code sent by email, which is valid for two weeks after your birthday.
You’ll also get 10% off and free delivery.
By signing up for the Nike Store newsletter, via the website or app, you can get 25% off online for your birthday via a unique code sent by email which is valid for the whole month of your birthday month.
There’s no minimum spend, but the maximum spend is £450 and it’s not valid with other offers, on sale items, Apple products, NikeLab or on gift cards.
Sign up to New Look’s newsletter and add your birthday to your account at least 30 days in advance to get 20% off online in the days leading up to your birthday.
You’ll be sent a unique code sent by email and it’s valid for two weeks after your birthday.
There’s no minimum spend, but you can’t use it with any other offers or to buy gift cards.
If you sign up at Asos, make sure you’re opted in for email communication and you should be emailed a 10% off discount code for your birthday.
It’s sent two weeks before your birthday, and will expire at 11.59pm on the day of your birthday.
You’ll only be able to use it on selected full-price items, with a maximum order of £500 after the discount.
You can find the full list of birthday freebies at MoneySavingExpert.com
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