Birthday Freebies Worth the Time to Sign Up For Them

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and I thought I was due for an update! My birthday was September 8th (age 27 now! life is good!), and I thought I would sum up some of the best clubs to be a part of for great birthday treats!


Our cosmetics stores have been good to us, ladies. Samples galore, holiday value sets (that you end up buying for yourself instead of others, amiright?), and very forgiving return policies!

Sephora’s Beauty Inside program helps you get points for goodies! Birthday gift is a free lipstick/mascara combo by Make Up For Ever. Between Birchbox samples and these gifts, I don’t think I’ve actually bought a new mascara wand in 2 years.

Sign up here.


When I was in school in New York, I considered the 2 hour trip to Junction Blvd in Queens to go to Ulta. To save time, I would just stock up on my essential “drug store” beauty products at Target, and getting my Zoya, Essie, and OPI at home in Chicago.

Being back means more access to Ulta Rewards, and their amazing coupons! You can combine your reward points, coupons, and manufacturer’s coupons that you get in the Sunday papers. This year’s birthday gift is a free, full size Calvin Klein CK One mascara.

Sign up here.

Au Bon Pain

Join the Au Bon Pain eClub, and you’ll receive a free sandwich or salad for your birthday! We have an ABP at the hospital where I work, and on a busy day, this was the perfect way to plan for my meal. I guess there is such a thing as a free lunch (cliché saying, I know)

Sign up here.

Panera Bread

I am lucky enough that birthday tends to fall around the same time that pumpkin-based treats come out!

With a MyPanera Card, you get a treat on your birthday! Delicious next to a bowl of soup, apple on the side.  🙂 I decided on a pumpkin muffin…because why not?

Sign up here.


Free drink on your birthday each year, every year. Done!

All you have to do is purchase a gift card for yourself, and register the card’s information.

Sign up here.

Second Time Around 

I received $10.00 off any purchase! It’s amazing when you get additional discounts on consignment- it’s like a discount on top of a discount! My two favorite stores are in Evanston, IL and Wicker Park (Chicago), but they have locations all around.

Just sign up with your email at the bottom of the screen here.

Noodles and Company

The Noodles and Co. EClub is good for freebies year-round, but it’s great to have a delicious bowl o’ carbs for your birthday. My favorite is the Penna Rosa 🙂

Sign up here.


Enjoy, and make sure to sign up BEFORE your birthday!



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