Happy birthday to…me! I wanted to share with you the best birthday freebies and promos that I totally plan to take advantage on this month! I usually do a google search around this time of year to find any new birthday freebies, but the lists I find always include a ton of food deals and not enough fashion and beauty perks that I take advantage of every year. The perks of having an inbox full of company emails throughout the year is that during your birthday month you usually get a bonus email to include additional coupon codes or better yet a freebie. If you’re really committed, you could create a junk gmail account to sign up for as much as possible and check it during your birthday month or for when you want coupons 😜
These are my favorite birthday freebies I take advantage of every year:
Tory Burch: Every year I receive a $50 credit towards anything in the Tory Store (no exclusions as far as I know and NO MINIMUM!). A few things I’ve used it on in the past include this cedar wood candle that I ended up spending under $20 and still keep it as decor in my home. Two years ago I bought these Miller flats that I wear all spring and summer long. A few years back I used it on these stud earrings (again, under $20 on my dime) for these earrings that I still wear on regular rotation in my wardrobe today. This year, I’m looking at these Minnie flats for work, but I’ll let y’all know what I decide. The good and bad about a post holiday birthday is the holiday sales (right now it’s an additional 30% off), however the inventory is also much lower until they stock up for spring. Please note, I read you have to be signed up for a month prior to your birthday to receive the promotion.
** UPDATE: I received my promotion from TB late, and they’ve changed it to a $100 minimum purchase and there are a few exclusions to look at. The cute Minnie flats are unfortunately excluded!
Kendra Scott: 50% off one item (no exclusions as far as I know) when you show them your valid drivers lisence during the month of your birthday. Last year, I purchased a bracelet that was on sale and I think it cost me $10. It would also be a great time to purchase your bridal jewelry if you’ve dreamed of wearing her pieces on your big day! I obsessed with any piece with her iridescent druzy stone. Her Elle earrings are a staple in my wardrobe and I’ve had them for over three years now. This year, I’m thinking about getting these earrnings that I’ve been eyeing for a few months!
Sephora: Signing up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider lets you track points towards samples and you get a free sample set during your birth month. Also, you typically get emails including a coupon usually in April and November which increases based on how much you spend in a calendar year. I always get the first look at the new Sephora freebie gift. In comparison to years past, they now give you a two options to choose from. This year you can choose between a Tarte blush and lip mini or a Caudalie moisturizer and serum set. I choose the skincare set because I don’t need another Tarte blush and the lip color was too dark for me.
Starbucks: Free drink when you have the Starbucks app on your birthday (I believe it’s a three day window), so why not make it a venti 🙂 You also get 15% off your purchase in their store. Hello cute new coffee mug!
Additional fashion and beauty birthday freebies:
American Eagle Outfitters: 15% off when you sign up to be a AEReward member
Anthropologie: 15% off your purchase (it used to be 20%, sigh)
Aveda: Free gift when you sign up as a member
Baskin Robbins: Free ice cream when you sign up for a baskin robbins account
DSW: $5 gift certificate when you sign up for their rewards program
Fabrik: 20% off your purchase (you also get 20% off when you sign up for emails)
Fresh: Free gift ($25 value) – requires purchase with online order
Old Navy: 10% off coupon
J. Crew: 25$ Birthday surprise when you have a J. Crew credit card
Krispy Kreme: free doughnut when you become a friend of krispy kreme
Macys: $10 gift card during your birthday month when you have a Macy’s credit card
Panera Bread free gift loaded on your loyalty card
Pinkberry: free yogurt with sign up
Redbox: one free night rental with Redbox play pass
Tarte: Free birthday gift and 20% off coupon (plus deluxe sample)
Teavana: free 1 oz of tea with the Starbucks app
The Body Shop $10 off your purchase
Ulta: Free gift with an account (last year it was a benefit mascara sample)
Urban Decay: Free full sized eyeshadow with purchase (you pick the shade)
Victoria Secret: $10 off coupon during your birthday month
YSL: Makeup freebie
I’m celebrating today by working until 7 #adulting
xo Amanda John