All a girl wants to do on her birthday is feel like a queen, get pampered, and never have to open her wallet. Pepper a few glasses of bubbly throughout the day and you’ve won at your birthday. It’s really not asking much.
So once you’ve set expectations with your friends and family on the spoiling and pampering part, turn your attention to what you can do for you on your birthday. Or rather, what some top Canadian retailers can do.
Here are a few birthday freebies and deals to take advantage of on your birthday, most of which require signing up for their emails and sharing your birthday – well worth it in my humble opinion.
Don’t pay for java on your birthday. Sign up for the Starbucks loyalty program and receive a free drink. Don’t wait though – the free drink reward expires the day after your birthday.
Not a coffee drinker? Sign up for David’s Tea’s Frequent Steeper loyalty program and score a free cup of tea on the exact date of your birthday.
A few weeks before your birthday, Joe Fresh shares a 15 per cent coupon code to be used on your next online purchase. No expiry.
Cole Haan sends its birthday promotion at the beginning of your birthday month, to be used by the end of that month. The 25 per cent off promo code can be used in-store or online – including outlet stores. Pro-tip: Even with 25 per cent off, the total price of an online order after duty, shipping and currency conversion can sting a little. Instead, check out their products online (including outlet stores) and call their Canadian retail locations to see if they have what you’re after in stock, which you can pick up.
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is especially so if you’ve been out the night before celebrating your birthday and need some fat and carbs in your life. Head on over to Denny’s on your birthday and you’ll receive their signature Grand Slam breakfast on the house.
Sephora is up there on my list of retailers who offer free birthday surprises. In the past, they’ve offered free gift mini sets from top beauty brands like Fresh and Marc Jacobs to their Beauty Insider loyalty program members. This year, you can choose from a Tarte lippy and blush compact, a Claudalie skincare mini set, or a Jack Black mini skincare duo. All you have to do is ask for your gift at the cash during your birthday month.
Register for Booster Juice’s loyalty program, Booster Nation, and you’ll receive your favourite regular size smoothie, at your closest retail location on your exact birthday.
Which birthday freebies and discounts are your favourite? Any to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!