BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Think back to your last birthday. Did you get an email from a store offering you a gift certificate or free gift?
You might be surprised at how many stores and restaurants are doing this.
Let's start with food. Denny's offers kids 10 and under a free meal, plus a sundae, on their birthday as long as an adult buys an entree.
Ruby Tuesday and Red Robin- free burger, no purchase necessary.
Starbucks gives you a free coffee.
Cold Stone Creamery and Baskin Robbins gives out free ice cream on your birthday.
And if you know someone who lives near a Benihana Japanese Steakhouse- let them know that it gives them $30 toward their meal.
A lot of retailers will also give you free products on your birthday.
Sephora has something called the Beauty Insider's Club.
Aveda gives you $24 worth of free products on your birthday.
American Eagle gives you a 15% discount. Borders will give you a free cup or coffee or tea.
And if you have the Angel Card, Victoria's Secret will give you a free gift.
In a lot of these cases you do need to go to the company website and sign up so they know when you birthday is.
You can also get some free big ticket items on your birthday as well.
The Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves will give you one free ticket on your birthday.
You'll get a free meal at Medieval Times on your birthday when you pay the entrance free. That's a $60 value.
And Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has a program called Baby's First Circus. When your child is under 12 months old, they give you a ticket that never expires. So basically your child will some day be able to go to the circus for free.
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