Ever since I was a child, I’ve been a lover of free things. Especially now that I’m an adult, I really love free things. Free stuff I don’t have to spend one cent on? AWESOME.
My favorite time to “cash in” (or out? whatever) on free stuff is during my birthday month. Did you know TONS of places offer birthday freebies during the day or month of your birth?
So that means you’re basically getting stuff for existing. And like, you didn’t even do anything. I mean, your mom did all the work birthing you and stuff, and all you had to do was come out of your mother alive, not murder anyone & go to prison and/or not get poisoned by a rattlesnake and die. And assuming you’re reading this and you are NOT a ghost, embryo, or inmate, that means just for being YOU, you can get some totally awesome swag for existence. Done & done, compadre.
Because I love you, here’s a little list of kickass free stuff you can get on your birthday. Yaaay!
Fashion & Beauty
American Eagle\Aerie : 15% off in the month of your birthday
Aveda: custom Pure-Fume or body care item (up to $24)
Benefit Cosmetics: free brow arch on your birthday (a $24 value!)
DSW: free $5 birthday certificate
K-Mart: birthday club prize pack and $5.00 off birthday coupon
Loehmann’s: 15% off birthday discount
Ojon Online: free hair care product (online only)
Sephora: deluxe beauty samples for being a Beauty Insider member (membership is free, and I have gotten AWESOME samples, like Benefit’s Watts-Up highlighter & They’re Real mascara, a deluxe sample of Philosophy birthday cake body wash, etc).
Smashbox: free birthday gift set
Victoria’s Secret: get tons of coupons throughout the year (I regularly get free underwear and $10 off bra coupons) but also $10 birthday card when you become an Angel cardholder
World Market: free $10 merchandise voucher
Food & Drink
A&W: free root beer float
Au Bon Pain: free birthday salad or sandwich
Barnes & Noble: free kids cupcake, plus 30% off children’s books for joining their Kids Club
Baskin Robbins: free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream
Ben & Jerry’s: free ice cream treat for being a Chunk Spelunker
BJ’s Restaurant: free pizookie
Black Angus Steakhouse: free steak dinner when another entree of equal value is purchased
Bob Evans: free kids meal for children 12 and under
Bucca di Beppo: free dessert
Buffalo Wild Wings: free dessert
California Pizza Kitchen: free kids meal
Carrabba’s Italian: $10 off any entree
Carvel’s: free ice cream
Cattlemen’s (CA only): free dessert & cowboy hat
Chevy’s Fresh Mex: free dessert
Chili’s: free skillet queso & chips for joining, plus a brownie sundae for your birthday
Cinnabon: free Minibon Cinnamon Roll
Claim Jumper: $25 off your bill — however, there is a $25 membership fee, but it’s kind of a wash!
Counter Burger: free milkshake
Cracker Barrel: free dessert & birthday song
Dairy Queen: BOGO free blizzard
Dickey’s BBQ Pit: free barbeque sandwich (plus, they have that amazing all-you-can-eat froyo machine. AWESOME).
Dunkin’ Donuts: free medium beverage
Dutch Bros. Coffee: free birthday drink (get ‘The Cookie’ iced!) 🙂
El Torito: free 2-item combo plus $5 off
Fuddrucker’s: BOGO birthday burger
Godiva Chocolatier: free chocolate each month
Gordon Biersch: BOGO free entree
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: free pizza (um, WHY isn’t there one in CA?!)
HoneyBaked Ham: free sandwich
Hooter’s: 10 free birthday wings
IHOP: free meal upon signing up, plus free meal on your birthday and free meal upon one-year anniversary for signing up (sweet!)
Il Fornaio: free tiramisu
Island’s Restaurants: free Kona pie
Jack in the Box: free birthday dessert
Jersey Mike’s Subs: free birthday sub and drink
Joe’s Crab Shack: free birthday appetizer
Johnny Rocket’s: free BOGO burger/sandwich
Krispy Kreme: free birthday doughnut
Landry’s Seafood: free $25 reward
Logan’s Roadhouse: free mini bucket dessert
Macaroni Grill: free birthday dessert
Marble Slab Creamery: free scoop and mix-in creation
Marie Callender’s: free slice of pie
Mimi’s Cafe: free dessert on your birthday, plus a free four-pack of muffins for signing up!
Noodles & Company: free birthday bowl
Nothing Bundt Cakes: free mini bundtlet for your bday!
Olive Garden: free appetizer or dessert
On the Border: free appetizer and birthday treat
Orange Julius: BOGO free drink for joining & for your bday
PF Changs: free birthday cheesecake
Panera Bread: free bday pastry
Papa Murphy’s: free chocolate chip cookie dough
Petco: receive a birthday treat and special discounts for your pet’s birthday!
Pinkberry: free birthday yogurt
Red Lobster: free appetizer
Red Robin: free burger on your birthday (SO AWESOME!! — I take advantage of this every year!)
Rubio’s: free birthday meal
Ruth’s Chris: free dessert
Schlotzkey’s: free sandwich or pizza
SmashBurger: free milkshake
Sonic Drive-In: free medium tater tots or free cream slush
Sprinkles Cupcakes: free cupcake on your birthday
TGI Friday’s: free dessert on your birthday, plus free appetizer or dessert for signing up
Tony Roma’s: free entree up to $15.99
Wendy’s: free frosty
Yardhouse: free dessert on your birthday (this is where I’m going for my birthday on the 24th!!)
Aaaaaand that’s that! There are a TON more, but I can’t list them all (and I also don’t know what more than half are!), so click over HERE for more freebie deals!
And after scoring tons of amazing free swag, make yourself this incredible S’mores Donut Pie!! It’s a pie filled with chocolate donuts, topped with gooey, plush marshmallows and baked inside of a buttery graham cracker crust. It tastes just like a s’mores but SOMUCHBETTER since it’s made with donuts. Sigh. This is something you must try!
- 1 pkg (such as Lil Debbie's bag) chocolate frosted mini donuts
- 1 prepared graham cracker crust
- ½ stick butter
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp flour
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 T vanilla extract
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- About 16 Jet-Puffed Stackermallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place your pie crust onto a rimmed baking sheet to make transportation in and out of the oven easier.
- Chop the mini donuts roughly into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
- In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the sugar, egg, flour, vinegar, chocolate chips and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add the donuts to the bowl and gently toss to coat. Spread the mixture into the pie crust in an even layer.
- Bake the pie for approx. 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Layer the Stackermallows in a tile pattern to cover the top of the pie. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes to allow the marshmallows to puff up, soften and brown lightly. Allow the pie to cool completely before cutting into slices. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you'd like!
Ermahgerd, guys. This pie is insanity! It’s so chewy and chocolate-y and topped with that fantastic layer of puffy, sugary marshmallows. It tastes just like a deconstructed s’mores but is made with puffy, soft DONUTS! A total dream come true, if you ask me 🙂 enjoy!
Have a fantastical day!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Who doesn’t love a free gift? I want this donut pie like it’s nobody’s business. Pinned!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Donuts inside a pie? Girl, you know how to work some magic with donuts!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Just when I thought a s’mores pie couldn’t get any better you went and put donuts in it. Awesome.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
Gurrrllll, you come up with the best ideas! Also, this list is all kinds of amazing!
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie says
I love freebies too – thanks for the awesome list! Oh, and the pie too, I guess 😉 Seriously – it looks incredible!
I love you for the list of free gifts, but I love you even more for the PIE. Because, omg, THE PIE.
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
I am so glad you posted this list because I love birthday freebies! It’s one of my favorite things about turning a year older. Moving on to this pie though, holy freaking fantastic.
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
omg I live for the free sephora goodies. oh and the amazingly giant coffee i get from Starbucks. 😀 I never knew about all these other deals though! BRILLIANT LIST HAYLEY! Oh and that pie? That is amazeballs. Enough said.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
can we talk about how many things I just signed up for?? I already had a bunch but now even more-YAYYY BIRTHDAY SWAG!!
and ermmmm S’MORES DONUT PIE??! You beautiful evil genius youu!!!
Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection says
Ummmm what?? You can’t be serious with the recipe. I love, adore, am obsessed with anything s’mores. And Hayley, I think you just made the most creative, yummy tasting, delish looking s’mores creation I’ve ever seen. As if I wasn’t already counting down the days until I’m done with this detox, now I’m obsessively counting the hours and minutes. CANNOT wait to make this!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
What a freaking awesome list!! Love it, and the pie of course. 🙂