Happy birthday! You know what that means - you're a year older. What it actually means is that it's time to start collecting presents! Many restaurants, ice cream shops and retailers offer freebies, coupons, or discounts on on a variety of those items. Many times those treats and discounts are provided multiple times a year.
We've rounded up the best birthday freebies from major retailers and restaurants. Make sure you bookmark this site (Ctrl+d) or print them out. You'll want them in a handy chart when your special day comes around.
How to Get Birthday Freebies
If you're looking for freebies on your birthday or in general - be aware that you'll probably need to do this ahead of time. Frequently, birthday offers may take a few days after you sign up or even come in the mail.
For the programs that don't mail coupons, be prepared to show your ID as proof that it really is your birthday. Offers may vary from location to location, and you may find retailers not on this list that are willing to offer you specials on your birthday. When in doubt, ask!
And when your birthday has passed, don't forget that there are other ways to get free stuff every day of the year!