Birthday FREEbies!

September 21, 2008 8:46:57 PM PDT
Here's how you can get free meals, free cosmetics, even a free lobster! If you have kids 10 or under, check out the California Pizza Kitchen for birthday freebies.

Just sign up in advance for CP Kids' Birthday Club for a voucher...

"It entitles them to a drink, a dessert, and an entrée," said Todd Lutseo with California Pizza Kitchen.

Kids 13 and under can get a free birthday meal at Burger King

Denny's will give your kids a free birthday entree and sundae!

Adults can get free food for their birthdays, too.!

For instance, if you're into fine dining check out the Palm Restaurant's loyalty program.

Sign up, and you can get a free entrée and even a free 3 pound lobster on your special day!

But, there is a catch here. You must have spent $500 at the restaurant chain the previous year.

On a smaller scale but an absolute freebie, adults and kids of any age can get a free birthday burger at Red Robin Gourmet.

Friendly's will give you free ice cream.

So will Cold Stone Creamery and Baskin Robbins And a lot of restaurants including Applebees, Ruby Tuesday, and Boston Market will give you free dessert for your birthday.

What's the incentive for restaurants and merchants?

"You're not only bringing yourself but your friends along, too, so it tends to drive traffic and for the retailer, it may create a habit. I always go to so and so on my birthday," said Carol Kauffman a marketing professor with Rutgers University.

And it isn't just food you can get for free on your b-day.

The Body Shop and Sephora will give you a free gift during your birthday month If you sign up for Victoria's Secret's Angel credit card, you'll get a $10 birthday certificate to use toward any purchase And if you sign up for Geoffrey's Birthday Club at Toys R US - kids two to 10 will get a free birthday card, balloon, phone call, crown and surprise gift as well For most of these birthday freebies, you do have to sign up in advance for the restaurant or retailer's loyalty program or kid's club.

Just click on any of the links provided to get started!

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