It’s October 4th, which means one thing: it’s my Birthday!

One of my favorite things about celebrating birthdays has always been going out to dinner with my parents and brother to celebrate the festivities. Free dessert was always a must, even though I really could not stand the embarrassing singing that came along with it.

Of course my family always had the wait staff embarrass me, and I always got my free dessert for it.

I’ve found that through the years many restaurants have included more than just a free dessert special to encourage birthday business. In order to help others celebrate their birthday like I do, keep on reading to find out what kind of birthday specials are going on in the Raleigh area.

Remember: ALWAYS tip your wait staff on the pre-discounted ticket total.

1.) Free Meal from Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Sign up for Bad Daddy’s rewards program HERE. Not only will you receive a free appetizer coupon for signing up, you’ll receive an email with a free meal during your birthday month! I will definitely be using this since Bad Daddy’s is one of Kevin and I’s favorite restaurants, and I will probably indulge on a boozy milkshake to go with my free meal!

2.) Free Appetizer or Add on of Ribs from Texas Roadhouse

I love Texas Roadhouse because the food quality is always dependable and the service seems to always be on point. Sign up for their rewards program HERE and receive an email for a free appetizer or add on of ribs for your birthday! Kevin and I enjoyed an onion blossom this past weekend. Not quite as great as Outback’s Blooming Onion, but good!

3.) Buy one get one Free at Coldstone Creamery

Ice cream is always better with friends. so grab a friend and head on over to Coldstone Creamery to get a BOGO ice cream cup or cone. Again, just sign up for their rewards program HERE and be on the lookout for a coupon in your email come birthday time!

4.) Free Bagel and cream cheese from Brueggers

I never really gave Brueggers a chance until I went to college at NC State because there was never a location convenient for me. With a Brueggers right beside the Political Science building at State, I gave it a shot and absolutely love it. After signing up for their rewards program, i’ve accumulated many great coupon deals over the year including a free bagel and cream cheese coupon for my Birthday! I’m pretty sure the biggest perk to having an October Birthday is cashing my coupon in for a free pumpkin spice bagel. 🙂

5.) $5.00 off at DSW

Okay, okay, time to break the food trend. Money off on shoes is probably just as sweet, don’t you think? Sign up for DSW rewards and receive a $5.00 off coupon for your birthday!

6.) $10.00 off from Birchbox

I’ll admit – one thing I splurge on is shampoo and conditioner. I absolutely love Living Proof and exclusively buy my products on the Birchbox website because of their rewards perks for being a loyal customer. Of course I was super excited to open my email to find a $10.00 off coupon this past weekend as I was just about to order more product! Simply set up an account on their website and be on the lookout for perks.

I know the list could go on, and on, and on… but i’ll conclude with these since they’re definitely my favorites. What are your favorite birthday surprises? Please share in the comments below!


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