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Birthday freebies in 2022: 41 places to get free stuff on your birthday

12 May 2022

by Aimee Bray

birthday freebies 2021

Free food | Free drinks | Free discounts | Free stuff

It’s your birthday. You’re another year older and wiser (maybe), and there’s no one more deserving of a cold pint or a Krispy Kreme doughnut on the house. Just to help you celebrate, we’ve scoured the net for the best birthday freebies with no strings attached. ‘Free stuff’ is music to our ears, but free stuff on your birthday really takes the cake. Speaking of cake, we’ve found lots of places offering free food on your birthday, plus beauty goodies and discounts from Nike and Paperchase.

 

You’ll usually need to register for a newsletter or download an app to get your free birthday gift, but everything we’ve included here is a certified freebie - no membership payments allowed. Sometimes, you’ll need to sign up in advance, so we recommend registering a few months before your big day. Once your birthday month hits, you can let the good times roll. Cheers to you!

Top tip: If you’re worried about all the extra spam emails, you could always create a separate email address OR create a filter to send marketing emails to a specific folder.

Free birthday food

 

free food on your birthday

There’s nothing quite like free food, so we’ve created this list to sort you out breakfast, lunch and dinner - well, four meals and four snacks at least. If you stopped at every one of these food retailers, you’d get a stomach ache and up to £60.39 in free birthday food! 

 

Greggs
Free sweet treat on your birthday with the Greggs Rewards app. Download the app (available on Apple and Android) and you’ll receive a coupon valid for one month from your birthday. The offer is valid on all doughnuts, cakes and cookies. 
Worth: around £1

 

Krispy Kreme
Free doughnut on your birthday with Krispy Kreme Rewards. You can either download the app or sign up for emails. Choose whatever takes your fancy: from strawberry sprinkles to Lotus Biscoff.
Worth: around £2

 

Lidl
Free chocolate chip cookie from the bakery on your birthday. Download the Lidl Plus app on Apple or Android and wait for your voucher to arrive. The offer is valid for three days from your birthday, and there’s no minimum spend!
Worth: up to £1

 

Barburrito
Free burrito on your birthday with the Barburrito Loyalty Scheme. You’ll have to register your card at least four days before your birthday to receive your free voucher.
Worth: £6.50

 

Table Table
Free meal on your birthday with Tasty Rewards. Register for a Tasty Rewards card and you’ll receive an email shortly before your birthday. Contact customer service if you haven’t received your voucher by the date of your birthday.
Worth: up to £14.49

 

Las Iguanas
Free birthday meal if you sign up for the mailing list. You’ll receive a free meal voucher valid for seven days before and after your birthday.
Worth: up to £19.95

 

Hotel Chocolat
Free box of chocolates with the VIPME rewards scheme. You’ll either receive an email or the offer will appear on the VIP ME app two weeks before your birthday. 
Worth: around £2

 

Bella Italia
Free main meal when you sign up for the newsletter. Just sign up to emails at least two weeks before your birthday to get your dinner sorted courtesy of Bella Italia.
Worth: up to £13.45


Free birthday drinks

free birthday stuff

So. Much. Prosecco. Besides a raging hangover, if you went to every restaurant on this list you’d also get around £156.20 in free drinks. We don’t recommend doing that by the way. For the record. 

 

Brewhouse & Kitchen
Free pint when you sign up for the newsletter. Join at least three weeks before your birthday to be eligible, and make sure you’ve opted in to receive marketing emails.
Worth: around £5

 

All Bar One
Free bottle of champagne with the newsletter. You’ll need to register for emails at least four weeks before your birthday to be eligible.
Worth: around £27

 

Fridays
Up to five free cocktails or mocktails with the Fridays Rewards app. That’s one per person by the way, not five to yourself (sadly). You’ll need to download the app and purchase a meal to be eligible. You should receive your reward around a week before your birthday.
Worth: up to £41

 

Starbucks
Free drink for Gold Members with Starbucks Rewards. This one might be a little tricky unless you’re a Starbucks regular. You’ll need 450 ‘Stars’ to reach gold membership, and you’ll earn 3 stars for every £1 spent. That means you’ll need to spend £150 in total to qualify. We love a challenge.
Worth: around £2.20

 

Pizza Express
Free bottle of prosecco (worth around £25) with a Pizza Express account. You’ll have to purchase at least two meals and you’ll obviously need to be at least 18. The offer is valid two weeks before and after your birthday.
Worth: around £25

 

Miller & Carter
Free bottle of champagne with the newsletter. You’ll need to sign up at least two weeks before your birthday and purchase a meal while you’re at it.
Worth: around £25

 

Boost
Free fruit smoothie with the Vibe app. If you’d rather the fruitier, healthier option, opt for a smoothie instead of all the free prosecco you’ll be showered with in pubs. Sign up in advance and then pop into your nearest Boost store on your birthday.
Worth: around £4

 

Café Rouge
Free bottle of prosecco if you become a Rouge Club member. You’ll need to register for the newsletter to enjoy a bottle of bubbly with your meal.
Worth: around £27


Free birthday discounts

free things on your birthday

A birthday discount is by far the most popular offering, with savings ranging from 10% to 50%. Although a discount isn’t technically a birthday freebie, you can save a good chunk of money if you’re planning a larger shop!

 

Paperchase
Free £5 credit with the Treat Me card. Register for a Treat Me card in-store to start earning rewards, like a £5 bonus to spend on funky stationery on your birthday!

 

adidas
Free 20% off during your birthday month with the adiClub. Create a free account to nab the birthday bonus a few weeks before the big day, plus other cool perks like free delivery and points! You'll need to reach level two status (1,000 points) to get this reward, which can be reached by spending £100 or by writing reviews, joining adidas events and tracking runs with the app.

 

The Body Shop
Free £5 credit with the Loyalty Club. Register for free online or in-store and you'll get £5 to spend on your special day. If you don’t fancy it, you can even choose to donate your reward to charity.

 

Hobbycraft
Free £5 voucher with a Hobbycraft account. Register for an account with your birthday details and you’ll receive a £5 reward on the day, valid for 14 days.

 

Superdrug
Triple points on your birthday with a Health & Beautycard. Usually, you’ll earn one point for every £1 you spend, but this is tripled around your birthday. Once you’ve earned 100 points, you’ll get £1 off your next purchase.

 

Nike
Free 25% off with membership. Become a Nike member for free and you’ll receive a 25% off reward every birthday.

 

H&M
Free 25% off your favourite item with membership. You’ll collect points with every purchase, and save 25% on one item on your birthday. If you have something pricey in mind, it’s worth saving this for your next birthday.

 

Cult Beauty
Free 15% off on your birthday with an account. You’ll need to meet the £25 minimum spend, and the discount isn’t valid on selected brands.

 

Swarovski 
Free 15% off on your birthday if you join Swarovski Club. Diamond jewellery and watches can easily set you back hundreds of pounds, so 15% off really adds up as a little treat from you to you.

 

KIKO
Free £5 off on your birthday with KIKO Kisses membership. As well as earning points for every shop, you’ll get a bonus £5 off to celebrate hitting the next milestone.

 

ShopDisney
Free 15% off on the month of your birthday. Create an account at least two months before your birthday and wait for your discount code to arrive!

 

GAP
Free 50% off on your birthday week. Download the Gap+ Loyalty app on Apple or Android and register your birthday details for 50% off your shop. 

 

Build-A-Bear Workshop
‘Pay your age’ for a Birthday Bear during your child’s birthday month. If they’re four, you’ll pay £4 (regular price £14). You’ll need to be a Bonus Club member to participate in the offer. It’s only available in-store but you won’t need to bring any proof with you. If stores were closed during your child’s birthday month due to the pandemic, you can still participate in the offer.

 

ASOS
Free 10% off on your birthday with the newsletter. You’ll need to opt in to marketing emails to receive this discount two weeks before your birthday, valid up until midnight on your birthday.

 

New Look
Free 20% off with the mailing list or 25% off with the New Look card. You’ll receive a code around two weeks before your birthday which is valid until two weeks after your birthday - you’ll also need to be registered for 30 days before your birthday to get the code. A New Look card is the brand’s own version of a credit card, so proceed with caution. 

 

The Entertainer
Free 20% off on your child’s birthday. Register for Jack’s Birthday Club to receive the discount to use on their birthday. You should receive a code a few days before their birthday.

 

Hobbs
Free £20 off anything voucher with email sign-ups. You can’t use the voucher on any sale items or gift cards, but it applies to everything else on site

 

kikki.K
Free £10 off a £10 spend with membership. Become a member for awesome perks and exclusive discounts, like £5 to save on your next diary or planner.

 

Lovehoney
30% off with Lovehoney Rewards. Register to earn points and bag some surprises, like £5 points just for registering!


Free birthday stuff

free things you can get on your birthday

Who doesn’t love a birthday freebie? From moisturiser to pet treats, we’ve found a bunch of free things you can get on your birthday - with a total value of £104!

 

Clinique
Free gift with Clinique Smart Rewards. You’ll earn 1 point for every £1 you spend for every purchase, which you can use to access additional benefits depending on your tier. You’ll receive a deluxe birthday sample at Smart and Brilliant level and a free full-size product when you reach Genius level (201+ points). 
Worth: up to £32

 

Space NK
Free gift to pick up in-store with N.dulge membership. Become a member to access a free beauty treat; the more points you accumulate, the better your birthday treat! You’ll need to subscribe at least 6 weeks before your birthday.
Worth: up to £40

 

Smashbox
Free gift on your birthday with a Smashbox account. Create an account and wait to receive your offer. It’s a bit of a lucky dip as the birthday gift varies every month. Sign up to find out! 
Worth: around £15

 

IKEA
Free gift on your birthday with IKEA Family Club. This one’s a little mysterious. The birthday offer used to be £5 credit on your card, but now it’s hard to find what the birthday offer actually is. You get free tea and coffee membership, so it’s probably worth signing up anyway!
Worth: around £5

 

Rituals
Free shower oil with Rituals membership. Join the club for a welcome gift plus free gifts every month. On your birthday, you’ll get to choose your favourite scent of shower oil with your purchase.
Worth: around £10

 

Pets at Home
Free treats on your pet’s birthday with the VIP club. Your pets deserve a little birthday gift too, and they’ll love the free treats!
Worth: around £2


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