Birthday Bounty: Free things to get on your special day

Birthdays are exciting times. Parties, balloons, cake, family, friends, presents. Free presents are even better, especially from one’s favorite store or restaurant.



According to, Sephora’s free birthday gifts change yearly. In 2022 there were four options– a Laura Mercier setting powder and eyeshadow stick, an Amika dry shampoo, nourishing hair mask and hair shine mask, Tatcha Skin-softening cleanser, skin cream and Liquid Silk Canvas sample, or 250 bonus points to one’s Beauty Insider account. In contrast, 2021 offered a Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream, Water sleeping mask, Lip sleeping mask and more. In order to obtain these items, you can simply go to a Sephora store and get the items without buying any other products or make an account on the Sephora app or website and order your free gift online, with the purchase of a different item.



According to the Starbucks terms and conditions, one your birthday you can receive one complimentary handcrafted beverage, one complimentary food item or one complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage. In order to obtain the items, one must sign up for the Starbucks rewards program seven days prior to one’s birthday, provide their birthday information, and make at least one Star-earning transaction before their birthday.



According to the Baskin-Robbins sign-up page, if one signs up for the “Birthday Club”, they can receive a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream on the day of their birthday, excluding toppings and waffle cone varieties. An email would be sent to the subscriber.


Jamba Juice:

According to the Jamba Juice reward program, members who spend more than 15 dollars on orders will be eligible to receive a free birthday smoothie.



According to, one can sign up for the Subway loyalty program and receive an annual birthday gift that includes a free 6” sub with two purchases, as well as a free cookie. The birthday gift will be valid for two weeks and is redeemable by giving account details when ordering your meal (dine-in only).