Celebrate with the best birthday freebies from food to gifts to meals and drinks out. Enjoy free birthday stuff all year round.
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You don’t need gifts when you can get freebies for birthdays.
Happy birthday to you!
Free birthday stuff
You’ll be unlikely to get through all these freebies in your birth month alone, so here’s a top tip before you get too excited and sign up for everything!
Essentially, each of these companies are giving you the free stuff as they want your custom for the rest of the year.
Let’s not kid ourselves; this is a marketing ploy. They want you to sign up for their mailing list or newsletter so they can send you details about their sale or offers for the rest of the year.
But, what’s the harm in being like the Queen and having more than one birthday?
Scatter the month of your birthday out when you sign up, and you will get offered birthday freebies all through the year – not just in one month. Now, that is certainly something to celebrate!
Anyway, let’s get on with the good stuff!
Free birthday gifts
Take a look at this video. which talks through some of the best birthday freebies.
It’s time for a treat. Make yourself feel fabulous with these free birthday gifts.
Boden – free £10 voucher
When you sign up for the Boden newsletter (and go on to share your birth date), they will send you a free £10 voucher to spend online. Use the coupon to make a smaller purchase, or put it towards a bigger treat.
The Body Shop – free £5 voucher
Join the Love Your Body loyalty club, and you’ll get a gift on your birthday. They’ll treat you with £5 worth of points (with no minimum spend).
IKEA birthday coupon (£5 voucher)
Get a £5 IKEA birthday coupon by becoming a Family Card member. Sign up at least 21 days before your birthday, and you’ll get a voucher by email.
Hobbycraft birthday voucher – free £5
When you create an account, you will be sent a Hobbycraft birthday voucher on the day of your birthday itself. The £5 voucher can be spent in store or online and is valid for 14 days. There is no minimum spend.
Smiggle – free £5 voucher
Become a Smiggle VIP, and you will get 10% off your next purchase. Then, you get a free £5 voucher on your birthday.
White Stuff – free £10 voucher
When you create an account with White Stuff, they send you a voucher before your birthday to spend online or in store. You also get a 15% off coupon when you first sign up.
Matalan – free voucher
Matalan just gives away money off vouchers! Sign up for Matalan Rewards and they give you a voucher, you get coupons throughout the year, plus you get a money-off voucher when it’s your birthday.
Iceland – free £5 voucher
An Iceland Bonus Card is the gift that keeps on giving. As well as getting a £5 birthday voucher, you can use the card through the year. You get a £2 welcome gift when you register online and when you top up £20 on the card, you earn £1.
Argos – free £5 voucher
Get a £5 free Argos voucher when you join the Argos Birthday Club. You can register up to three kids and will get a coupon around 6 weeks before their birthdays.
Hobbs – free candle/£20 voucher
When you create an account with Hobbs and agree to receive their newsletters, you get emailed near your birthday offering a special treat. You will either get a Hobbs candle or a £20 voucher to use in store. You also get a 20% off code when you first sign up.
A freebie for life – not just for your birthday! Sign up for Pick My Postcode for your chance to win cash prizes daily for free.
They give away £800+ to multiple winning postcodes every day!
M&S Sparks – free £5 voucher
As a member of M&S Sparks, you get rewards and treats all year. They can offer a free £5 voucher as a Sparks birthday treat. Not everyone gets it though; the more you shop and use the Sparks loyalty card, the more likely you will get a free treat or even have your shopping paid for. Check in the app to see if you’ve got a voucher near your birthday.
Accessorize – free treat
Join the free Accessorize treats loyalty club and you collect points each time you shop, and then collect money off vouchers. On your birthday, you’ll get another treat.
Monsoon – free birthday gift
Become a Monsoon Reward member, and you will receive an exclusive birthday gift a few weeks before your birthday.
Aveda – free birthday freebie worth £14
As part of the Aveda Reward programme, you earn points with every purchase. You also unlock access to special events, plus you get a gift on your birthday worth £14.
Space NK – free gift
Join the N.Dulge loyalty programme, and you collect 1 point for every £1 you spend. Get to 100 points and you get a £5 voucher to spend. As your birthday arrives, they’ll treat you to an exclusive Space NK birthday gift. It’s small but better than nothing. If you spend over £1,000 a year, your birthday gift is a full-sized version.
Free birthday meals and food
Hungry? Here are the places that will give you free food on your birthday.
Greggs – free pudding
Pick from a free cupcake, cream cake or doughnut on your birthday, with thanks to Gregs. Download the Greggs app and check the Rewards tab on your birthday. You’ve got one month to use the birthday freebie.
Bella Italia – various freebies
There are different options you can pick from with Bella Italia. Choose from either a free bottle of Prosecco or free shot desserts when you sign up to their newsletter. You’ll get an email with the exclusive link around two weeks before your birthday.
Frankie & Benny’s – free birthday meal
Get a free mail meal when you sign up to Frankie & Benny’s. They’ll send you a voucher around 10 days before your birthday. To get the free meal, you need to purchase another meal at the same time, and you cannot use any other offers or discounts.
Lidl – free birthday cookie
Get a free cookie on your birthday when you download the Lidl Plus loyalty app. Activate the coupon before you get to the till. You’ve got three days to use it.
Hotel Chocolat – free £5 for choccies
Sign up for a Hotel Chocolat VIP.me rewards scheme, and you’ll get a coupon for £5 off when you spend £5 or more. You need to use the voucher code within 30 days. If you sign up online, you’ll also get a 15% off voucher for your next purchase.
Krispy Kreme – free doughnuts
Free doughnuts! Get a free doughnut when you sign up to Krispy Kreme rewards, then get a freebie on your birthday, plus another one for your friend. You need to use the free doughnut offer in a Krispy Kreme store (it won’t work in concessions, like Tesco).
Shopmium – free Lindt chocolates worth £5
Download the Shopmium app for free, and you’ll get a free box of Lindt chocolate worth £5 as your birthday treat. Use the code KMMMFMAT when you sign up.
Muffin Break – free muffin
Join the Muffin Break Club, and you collect 5 stamps for drinks and get the 6th free. On your birthday, you get a free muffin.
Barburrito – free burrito
Join La Familia loyalty scheme to get a free birthday burrito.
Harvester – free sundae
Sign up to the Harvester newsletter, let them know your birth date, and you’ll get offered a free sundae for your birthday.
Las Iguanas – free meal
Let Iguanas know the month and year of your birth when you sign up to their mailing list, and they will offer you a free meal out. You do need to purchase another meal at the same time.
Subway – free cookie
Download the Subcard app or grab a card in store and start earning points to get freebies. And, you also get a free cookie on your birthday.
Coast to Coast – free meal
Sign up to the Coast to Coast account (then click on Profile and add your date of birth) and you will get offered a free main meal or another birthday surprise.
Shepherd Neame pubs – free birthday meal
Enjoy a meal out at Britain’s oldest brewery. Sign up to the Shepherd Neame Birthday Club, and they’ll give you a free main meal to celebrate your birthday. You’ll get a voucher emailed around 2 weeks before your birthday, and it’s valid for a whopping 6 months. You need to purchase at least one other main meal at the same time.
Free birthday drinks
The toast is on you – and the bill is on these fine establishments.
Here’s where you can get a free drink to help celebrate your birthday.
Prezzo – free bottle of Prosecco
Join the Prezzo mailing list and get details about their current offers at your local restaurant. Oh, and when it’s your birthday, they’ll send you details about how to get a fizzy treat when you purchase a meal.
Pizza Express – free bottle of Prosecco
Sign up for a Pizza Express account, let them know your birth date, and they’ll email you a voucher for a free bottle of fizz around two weeks before your birthday. You need to purchase at least two main meals to get the bottle for free.
TGI Fridays – free cocktail or mocktail
Download the TGI Rewards app to scan your receipts and collect free food (gotta be the Fridays® Sesame Chicken Strips)! When it comes to your birthday, they’ll send you a code a week before with details about how to claim the free cocktails or mocktails.
All Bar One – free sharing cocktail
Not only do you get a complimentary cocktail when you sign up to be a “friend” of All Bar One, but you’ll also be sent a voucher for a sharing cocktail around a week before your birthday.
Hungry Horse – free alcoholic or soft drink
When you sign up the Hungry Horse newsletter (make sure to do it at least 21 days before your birthday) you will get sent a voucher for a free drink. Not all drinks are included in the offer (see their T&C here).
Strada – free bottle of Prosecco
Sign up to Strada’s newsletter, and you join their exclusive birthday club. Each year, you’ll get a birthday treat to celebrate your day.
Nicholson’s – free pint of Nicholson’s Pale Ale or a G&T
Get yourself a free pint of Nicholson’s Pale Ale or a 25ml Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic when you sign up to the Nicholson’s newsletter. As a bigger bonus, you get a 25% off voucher when you first sign up (needs to be used within 28 days).
Loch Fyne – free bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne
Sign up to their newsletter and book a table for four or more people, and you can enjoy a free bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne to toast your birthday.
Ed’s Diner – free milkshake
When you join the Club, you’ll be among the first to hear the news of exciting dishes, plus you’ll get an email near your birthday with details about how to claim your free extra thick shake!
Vue – free box of popcorn or soft drink
Join Vue for free and you can claim a free regular popcorn or drink when you go and see a film.
Kaspas – free shake or cake
There’s no need to sign up – just turn up. You’re able to pick a slice of cake or a milkshake from the menu as a present. You need to spend at least £6.95 and have ID to prove it’s actually your birthday.
Boost – free smoothie or juice drink
Get on the Boost vibe loyalty scheme, and you get a free drink (worth £3 – £5) in the run-up to your birthday.
Free stuff for kids on their birthday
If you’ve got kids, there are some freebies to help make their day magical too.
Free birthday mention on CBeebies
For younger kids, you can get a shout out for their birthday on CBeebies. You need to submit a card at least three weeks in advance.
It appears Milkshake, Disney Junior and Nick Junior are no longer accepting birthday cards for shout outs.
Free treat and birthday card from LEGO
For kids aged between 5 and 9 years old, sign them up for a LEGO Life Magazine free subscription. They will get four issues a year at absolutely no cost. Enter your kid’s birthday, and they will also get sent a treat for their birthday too.
Discount at The Entertainer
When you sign up to Jack’s Birthday Club and enter your kid’s birthday, you’ll get sent a discount code to get cheaper toys.
Ok, ok, so not for free, but there are a fair few places where you can get discounted goods on your birthday too.
If you’re planning to spend some money on yourself, why not get it cheaper?
Again, you’ll need to sign up to their mailing lists to get the offer sent to you.
- Boots – get double Advantage card loyalty points for a month
- shopDisney – 15% off
- Swagbucks – 55SB for free on your birthday. Sign up here and get a £10 welcome bonus!
- ASOS – 10% off via email
- Boohoo – 10% off
- Topshop – 20% off
- Topman – 15% off
- New Look – 20% off (add your birthday once you’re signed up)
- Nike Store – 25% off
- H&M – 25% off one item
- Cult Beauty – 15% off
- Superdrug – triple points with the Health & Beautycard
- House of Fraser – bonus points for your birthday
Here are a few tips to make sure you take full advantage.
To make the most of the birthday freebies, don’t sign up the day before your birthday. Sign up early to give them a chance to email you about their offers.
Also, pretty much all the freebies listed come with terms and conditions, so be sure to check them out before you get too excited.
As part of the terms, each freebie comes with an expiry date. Some offers expire after just a few days, but others last a few months, so keep that in mind for when you’re going to use it.
So, did you make it to the end – hello, if you did! Do you have any other birthday freebies we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.