There is a saying that things taste better when they are free.
We don’t know about it, but there’s not much better than a gift.
If you have a birthday coming up, you could be online to get all kinds of free stuff on your big day, as long as you’re signed up in the right places.
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From free meals to cocktails and champagne to beauty products, there are plenty of birthday treats for you.
By signing up for apps, newsletters, and loyalty cards, you might be showered with extra “freebies” when your big day arrives.
Here are some of the birthday gifts you can get your hands on, according to Money Saving Expert.
Get a loyalty card at a Brewers Fayre restaurant and join the Brewers Fayre “Bonus Club” to get a free meal around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu.
You will be emailed a voucher to present at the pub.
It is valid at participating Brewers Fayre pubs, but is not valid with any other offer or discount.
You’ll also get 50% off a main meal and 250 bonus points when you join and register your card.
Every £1 spent will earn you five points, and when you have 500 points you can redeem them for £5 off your bill, a free bottle of wine or two free desserts.
At Frankie and Benny’s
Sign up for Frankie & Benny’s Rewards to get a free meal when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main, vegan or gluten-free menu. It excludes the ultimate mixed grill.
A voucher will be sent to you by email 10 days before your birthday, which you can print or show on your smartphone, and will be valid for 30 days from the date of the email.
It should also appear in your application.
It is valid at almost all Frankie & Benny’s restaurants, excluding Praed Street and Airports, but is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Similar to Brewers Fayre, you need to get a loyalty card and join the Beefeater “Reward Club” to get a free meal around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu.
You will receive by e-mail a voucher to present at the restaurant, printed or on your phone.
It is valid in most restaurants, but not with other offers or discounts.
You’ll get 50% off a main meal and 300 bonus points when you join and register your card – and five points per pound spent.
Anyone who signs up for the Las Iguanas newsletter can get a free meal on your birthday when you purchase at least one other main dish.
If you register at least two weeks in advance, you will be emailed a voucher to present at the restaurant.
Rib eye on the bone is excluded from this offer and you cannot use it with any other discounts, neither for delivery nor on Valentine’s Day.
All Bar One
By signing up to the All Bar One newsletter via its app, you will receive a voucher for a birthday treat – a “Blossom Birdcage” sharing cocktail with the purchase of two meals for your birthday.
You can ask for four bottles of Peroni, soft drinks on tap or “Twisted Tonics” as an alternative drink.
The offer is restricted to people over 18 and is not valid at airports.
Miller & Carter
Sign up for the Miller & Carter newsletter to get a voucher for a free bottle of champagne or prosecco (subject to availability) on your birthday when four or more people order main courses.
You must register at least four weeks in advance to get your voucher.
You will also receive a free glass of wine when you register.
You can get up to six free cocktails or mocktails by downloading the Fridays UK rewards app.
You will receive a gift for each main course you purchase, for up to six people, including yourself, on your birthday.
This can be any standard or non-alcoholic cocktail, but does not include “ultimate cocktails”.
The reward will appear in the app seven days before your birthday – so remember to register more than a week in advance – and it must be used no later than the expiration date shown in the app .
Discounts on H&M, Nike, New Look and Asos
If you sign up as a member via the H&M app or website, you can get 25% off an item online or in-store on your birthday via a unique code emailed to you, valid for two weeks after your birthday.
You will also get 10% off and free shipping.
By subscribing to the Nike Store newsletter, via the site or the application, you can benefit from an online discount of 25% for your birthday via a unique code sent by e-mail and valid for the whole month of your birthday month. ‘birthday.
There is no minimum spend, but the maximum spend is £450 and is not valid with other offers, sale items, Apple, NikeLab products or gift cards.
Sign up for the New Look newsletter and add your birthday to your account at least 30 days in advance to get 20% off online in the days leading up to your birthday.
You will receive a unique code sent by email and it is valid for two weeks after your birthday.
There is no minimum spend, but you cannot use it with other offers or to purchase gift cards.
If you sign up with Asos, make sure you have email communication turned on and you should be emailed a 10% discount code for your birthday.
It is sent two weeks before your birthday and will expire at 11:59 p.m. on your birthday.
You’ll only be able to use it on select full-price items, with a maximum order of £500 after the discount.
You can find the full list of birthday gifts at MoneySavingExpert.com
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