Birthday freebies and discounts can make your day feel that extra bit special. So why not shower yourself with free gifts and go all out! Get that free doughnut, a bottle of prosecco and those discounted trainers – it is your birthday, after all!
We have found you some real treats. Usually, they require you to sign up for a newsletter or a loyalty scheme. But for the little effort that is required, it will make your birthday shopping spree an absolute bargain!
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What restaurants give a free birthday dinner?
If there’s one day of the year, apart from Christmas, where you can eat your body weight in food and get a little tipsy, it is on your birthday. We have birthday freebies UK recommendations for you below to make sure you have a fun food-filled day.
Krispy Kreme – during your birthday month (or the following month), claim a free doughnut of your choice. Sign up for Krispy Kreme’s reward program and download their free app. You’ll get a free doughnut for signing up too!
Greggs – offer a birthday treat accessible via the Greggs app. Register for their loyalty scheme to receive a voucher for a complimentary cream cake, doughnut or cupcake on your birthday.
Hotel Chocolat – this brand always brings me back to being sat at the dining table and on a very rare occasion being allowed to choose a chocolate from mum’s Hotel Chocolat box. Without a doubt, I always went for anything that looked like it had a strawberry-flavoured filling. Treat yourself to £5 off when you download the VIP.ME app and join their loyalty club. The app also gets you 20% off in-store on drinks and ices along with a 15% off welcome offer.
Frankie & Benny’s – offer rewards if you sign up for their newsletter. They offer birthday freebies food and drink in the form of one free meal (another main meal must be purchased) or a bottle of prosecco for £10. The voucher is valid for 50 days, plenty of time for you to find a booking and organise with friends.
Beefeater – rewards club allows you to collect points when you purchase items from their menu. Similar to Frankie & Benny’s, you will receive one free main meal when another is purchased. Currently, they are offering 50% off mains for new signups.
Barburrito – join the La Familia loyalty scheme for a free birthday burrito. Plus, every 10th meal is free!
Las Iguanas – if you’re fancying some more Latin American goodness on your birthday, sign up for the Las Iguanas’ mailing list to receive a free meal voucher. You must buy at least one other main meal for the deal. Make it a date!
Lidl – if you haven’t visited Lidl’s bakery aisle yet, then you are missing out. With a Lidl Plus account, you are eligible for a Lidl Plus birthday coupon, which will get you one free chocolate chip cookie from their bakery. The coupon is valid till three days after your birthday.
Millie’s Cookies – if you’re really into cookies, grab yourself a free birthday cookie when you sign up for Millie’s Cookies’ newsletter.
Pizza Express – who doesn’t love pizza on their birthday! Sign up for their newsletter or download their app for a complimentary bottle of prosecco with your food when you order two main meals.
Boost – join Boost’s Vibe loyalty club and pick up a free Boost juice on your birthday, plus or minus three days. With their loyalty card, every tenth drink is free!
TGI Fridays – TGI Fridays offer a complimentary cocktail/mocktail for you and up to five friends! Download and register with their rewards app to receive your code seven days before your birthday. Celebrate your birthday week among friends with a meal and free drinks at TGI Fridays.
Miller & Carter – If you’re out for a steak night on your birthday, Miller & Carter will gift you a bottle of prosecco to go with your dinner if you sign up for their newsletter. You can also download their app for a complimentary glass of fizz and many more excellent bonuses.
Starbucks – for birthday freebies Starbucks awards a coupon on your birthday for a free drink of your choice if you are a Gold Member. Sign up to their reward scheme to start collecting points and level up. The coupon remains valid for 30 days.
What can I get for free on my birthday?
We have found more companies gifting birthday treats for a good pamper session:
The Body Shop – Love Your Body Club is an exclusive loyalty club for Body Shop customers. Earn points every time you spend and be credited with vouchers. You can use these to spend on any product you fancy or donate. For your birthday you’ll receive a £5 voucher, with which, for example, you could treat yourself to a new hand cream or three fragranced bath bombs.
Cult Beauty – register for a Cult Beauty account and receive a 15% discount code on your birthday via email. A minimum spend of £25 is required, but you’ll be purchasing products that do what they say on the tin and won’t disappoint you!
Rituals – become a My Rituals member and spoil yourself on your birthday with free shower oil of choice, choose your favourite scent!
What can you get for free on your birthday UK?
Along with discounts in-store, many companies off free birthday vouchers online. If you want to spice up your wardrobe and make the most of birthday discounts, check out these websites:
ASOS – join ASOS and receive a 10% discount voucher. Make sure you opt-in for their emails so that you don’t miss out!
New Look – create an account and opt-in to their newsletter to receive a 20% discount on your birthday.
Nike – 25% off at Nike valid for a month if you register for their newsletter. Get yourself those new trainers you’ve been eyeing up!
H&M – sign up with H&M for 10% off each purchase and free delivery on every order, plus 25% off one item on your birthday.
More birthday freebies UK 2021:
Paperchase – claim £5 off at Paperchase using their Treat-Me card in-store. It is valid for 30 days with no minimum spend, so you could get a new journal or pens for free!
Swagbucks – we’ve suggested using Swagbucks before as a creative way to make money. As a member, you will earn extra SBs on your birthday! Currently, you earn 50SB, but from the 1st of June, this will increase to 55SB. The Swagbucks must be redeemed within 30 days, i.e. you must purchase a gift voucher with the SB you’ve been gifted.
Hobbycraft – receive a £5 voucher valid for 14 days on your birthday when you hold an account with Hobbycraft. There are various crafty bits and bobs for you to choose from!
Anthropologie – 15% off at Anthropologie when you join up to their loyalty program. For any orders over £50, you’ll also be eligible for free delivery and returns. Additionally, you’ll be the first to know about new products and sales.
Pets at Home – pets deserve to celebrate their birthdays too! At Pets at Home you can receive a voucher on your pet’s birthday when you sign up to their VIP club, then come along with your furry friend to help them choose out their treat.
Shopmium – if you have signed up to Shopmium in a bid to save money on food, you’ll be pleased to know that they have exclusive birthday offers once you reach their Gold level. Usually in the form of cashback on chocolate goodies!
What free stuff can I get on my birthday online?
On the whole, the majority of the companies mentioned above offer free birthday stuff online or at a discount. Our main tip is to sign up for the reward schemes and newsletters of brands you like and opt-in to their emails. That way, you will never miss out on the best birthday freebies and discounts.
And, if it’s your birthday soon… Happy Birthday!
Perhaps you are aware of more birthday freebies UK 2021? If so, we would love to read about them in the comments section below!