Birthdays are a huge deal in my family. We were all made to feel like a king or queen for the day (or sometimes week), and enjoyed the extra attention. I have carried this mentality with me and have enjoyed making my children’s birthdays extra special! One of my favorite things to do is to check out all the local birthday “freebies” and make sure I take the birthday boy/girl with me to hit all the spots for special treats. Sure, they can’t eat all the treats at one time, but if we save the freebies, I can give them throughout the week and keep the celebration going! In case birthdays are a time for intense celebration in your family as well, we wanted to create this list for free birthday treats. Make sure to sign your kids up for each “club” to make their birthdays extra special!
1. Toys ”R” Us
Join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club at Toys “R” Us, and your child will get a free plush toy and storybook. Some locations send a $3 gift card and have a section in the store with $1-3 options for children to easily spend their birthday money. Not all stores participate, so check the website for a list of participating stores.You can also opt-in to have Geoffrey give your child a phone call wishing him/her a happy birthday!
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Who wouldn’t LOVE a minibon on their birthday? A warm, delicious cinnamon roll with melted icing drizzled on top is something you don’t want to miss! Just for joining Club Cinnabon, you’ll receive a complimentary cinnamon roll! To be sure your child qualifies for a birthday treat, call ahead to your local Cinnabon.
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3. Dairy Queen
There are over 14 different blizzard selections to choose from, and sometimes the best flavor is hard to pick! On your child’s birthday, let him check another flavor of his list with a free blizzard! After you join the Blizzard Fan Club you will get a coupon for a free blizzard on your child’s birthday!
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Have you heard about the Pancake Revolution? Sign-up to receive a free stack of birthday pancakes! What’s a better way to start your child’s birthday than for her to enjoy a delicious breakfast leaving NO cleanup for you afterward?
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Redbox provides a fun way to spend time together as a family. If you have regular family movie nights, you might as well be earning points! Sign up for the Redbox Play Pass rewards program, and you’ll get a free movie rental on your birthday in addition to racking up some points for more free movies! Your child will LOVE choosing the movie during his birthday week!
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6. Auntie Anne’s
I love me some Auntie Anne’s, and I have passed on this love to my children. For this reason, I didn’t hesitate signing up for Pretzel Perks! My children get a free pretzel on their birthdays, and I have an excuse to indulge as well!
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7. Barnes and Noble
A book makes for a great birthday gift. But before you head to your local Barnes and Noble, be sure to sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, so your child gets a free cupcake too!
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Panera has catered to the health conscious families through its “clean food” promise! So if you plan to cut out the artificial dyes and sweeteners that reside in most birthday treats, you can count on Panera to give your child a healthier option! Join MyPanera, and “gift” your child a free pastry for his special day!
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Tell us in the comments, what are your favorite birthday freebies?