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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Free Birthday Stuff for Kids

This past week was my daughter’s 7th birthday. My email inbox has been inundated with emails for her from coupons for toys to free food. Ever since my daughter was born, I would sign up for birthday freebies from companies.  Each year it continues to grow as I find new places that are offering birthday treats.  It started out when she was born, I signed up for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ Baby’s First Circus Program. I received a free ticket for my daughter for the circus.  When she was three I started signing her up for the Toys “R” Us Geoffery’s Birthday Card Club. They send a card and usually $3 off any item $3 or greater in their store. If you go to the store, they give your child a crown, balloon and say Happy Birthday over the intercom. Kids just love this!   This year we created a birthday wish list at Toys “R” Us and got a free Kodak photo album.  At Barnes and Noble I signed her up for the Kids Club for reading and they gave her a free cupcake at their bakery.  Kmart has a Kid’s Birthday Club and they send the birthday child a coupon for $5 off a toy purchase of $5 or more.  My daughter loves the Build-A-Bear Workshop and they sent her a $5 off a purchase for her birthday. She also got a coupon from Old Navy $10 off a $50 purchase. If you really want to have some fun, admission is free at the Lowry Park Zoo when it’s your birthday. All you need to do is show proof with a birthday certificate or some other form of id.  As you can see lots of goodies for her birthday and I can get away without spending too much.
It’s amazing what’s out there, you sometimes just have to look and see if your kids favorite store or restaurant has a birthday club.  I checked around and found there are not only kid’s birthday clubs, but adults can sign up too.
Here are a few restaurants that offer free food or drinks when it's your birthday.

Perkins – sign up by email
for coupons
Harold Seltzer's Steakhouse
- free bottle of wine or a dessert
T.G.I Friday's -free dessert with entree purchase
Arby's- Free 12 oz shake with any purchase
Baskin Robbins- free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream
Firehouse Subs- show id and receive medium sub
Auntie Anne's Pretzels- free pretzel
Chili's- free brownie sundae with entree purchase
Bob Evans-free dessert
Starbucks- free beverage
Dairy Queen- free 16 oz blizzard with purchase of 16 oz blizzard
First Watch- free entree
Red Lobster- coupon for $5 off any 2 adult entrees
Coldstone Creamery- free ice cream
Applebee's- free dessert
Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant- free dessert fondue for two
Outback Steakhouse- free bloomin onion
Most of these restaurants you need to sign up by email to receive the free food or drinks. So do it now, and you will have lots of coupons for your birthday. If you don't see your favorite restaurant on the list below, go to their web site and see if they offer any birthday specials. 

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