With my birthday pending this week, I began to think about the offers that one usually gets on this day. Below are a quibd17ck four that I notice, and usually, look forward to.

1. Free Dinners!: Some local restaurants (and some chains I believe) say ‘Happy Birthday to you’ via a bevy of different offers. Some have buy one get one free. Some provide you with a free dessert or appie. The more generous ones give you a no hassle free meal. One of my most memorable birthdays ended up being an impromptu dinner (after the restaurant that we drove 3 hours in a snow storm was no longer there!) that was unexpectedly also, free. Cant beat that!

2. % off Birthday Coupons: Although not as snazzy as a free meal, % off coupons also are very popular for your bday. Most arrive via mail or email and can be redeemed for at least a month. I tend to not really enjoy these as they replicate the % off offers usually extended to get you to shop. What’s special about that?

3. Free Cosmetic Samples: Oh Sephora. Who doesnt love you? I’ve just received my emailed offer of a free lip gloss trio redeemable now! Not only does this make me love you more, it also gives me a chance to sample something I may not have originally purchased. I’m big on trials for building purchases…

4. $ amount off: You know how does this a lot? The Limited Brand Companies. I always receive these for Express, Limited and of course, Victoria’s Secret. Usually, they are $10 off or with Vickies, a free panty – no purchase necessary. These are also pretty good, although I’ve outgrown my feelings for The Limited Companies.

Which ways have you encountered a retail birthday wish? Which were pros and which were cons? Any suggestions?

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2 Comments

  1. This is a great post. I was laughing last Birthday when the ones that remembered via email were 1. The Casino (Free Room) 2. My ex girlfriend from 10 years ago. 3. My Sister

    Lol Good Luck to you. Happy B-Day

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