birthday freebies My birthday is this month — and the freebies are already rolling in!

I figured this is a great time to remind YOU to take advantage of free food, treats and more in honor of your birthday. Get spoiled with freebies — you deserve it!

How does it work? I signed up online for email clubs at a number of restaurants and dessert venues and generally receive about 20 birthday emails each year with free food and more. In fact, I even created a folder titled “birthday emails” to keep track as they come in my inbox — yeah, pretty pathetic!

My birthday perks feature a number of my favorite places including BJ’s Brewhouse, Panera, Benihana’s, Ooh La La, Zoës Kitchen, Jason’s Deli, Three Brothers Bakery, Schlotzsky’s, Gringo’s, Fuddrucker’s, Buca di Beppo, Cold Stone Creamery, and more.

Here are two sites to check out and register to get free stuff on your birthday:

  • Register for free birthday treats for yourself, your kids, or even your pets. Yes, your pets. Really. Although it’s not food, my Schnoodle can get a free toy from PetSmart.
  •  This birthday site lets you search for birthday freebies in your area. Sign up for the ones that interest you and wait for your birthday coupons to arrive by email near your birthday. Freebies include entrees, desserts, movies, and more.

Remember that the time frame to use this freebies is limited — some are valid on your birthday only, while others give you a few days to a few weeks. It can be a challenge to use my free birthday treats in such a short time, but I love ’em.