No matter how old I get, I’ll never stop celebrating by collecting the wealth of birthday freebies available near and far. These generous gifts include everything from sweet treats to full meals. You could easily survive on them for a whole week.
My original birthday freebie roundups have been some of my most popular posts, so I know I’m not alone in that revelry! It was time to update the lists, given how much has changed since COVID. First, a quick refresher course on maximizing your birthday haul.
Tips For Collecting Birthday Freebies
To play the game, you’ve gotta know the rules. Unfortunately, rules can change without notice and are different in each establishment. Remember these quick tips to get the best result.
- Sign up for loyalty programmes at least a month before your birthday. Some won’t grant you that big b-day bonus is your subscribe right before the event.
- Download the app. Even if you only have it on your phone long enough to redeem, it’s necessary in some cases (to scan a barcode, special token, or for proof of ID) and simply a whole lot easier in most others.
- You should read the fine print. What was free a year ago might now be a purchase or…