Birthday Freebies!

Happy birthday to me!

August is my birthday month, and I’m celebrating all over Austin with these birthday freebies. From coffee to dessert, these birthday freebies guarantee to make my day pretty special from start to finish!
Everyone who has signed up for My Starbucks Rewards gets a free birthday beverage or treat. What a deal for all of us who love a Venti Peppermint Mocha. Note – to qualify, you must sign up at least 30 days before your birthday, and the reward can be used two days before your birthday, on your birthday, or one day after your birthday. Yikes! I don’t want to miss out on this one, so I better make a note in my planner.

These two get Starbucks every Friday, and a free one on their birthdays, of course.

Sign up for Kerbey Lane’s rewards program here and receive freebies to use during your birthday month. Should I use my rewards for birthday french toast or birthday pancakes?

This is what you’ll see on your device when you download Kerbey Lane’s app and start keeping track of your rewards.

Download the app and get a free appetizer. A really smart friend told me about this one. She’s pretty partial to pickles. Fried pickles, that is. Don’t these look delicious?

Photo courtesy Texas Roadhouse.

Join Uncle Julio’s Amiga Especial Loyalty Program for a complimentary tableside guacamole and keep racking up the points all year long. Maybe next year, you’ll have accumulated enough to get a free chocolate pinata!

  • Birthday Pasta from Buca di Beppo

Sign up for Buca di Beppo’s eClub here and celebrate with a free small pasta. Buon compleanno!

There are two ways to get a birthday freebie at La Madeleine. One – sign up here to be on the email list and you’ll receive an email right away entitling you to a free cup of soup or a petite salad. Is there anything better than a creamy, steamy cup of this restaurant’s tomato soup?  Two – download the La Madeleine app and join the rewards program. As soon as you sign up, you can head over and pick up your free Lemon Madeleine or Butter Croissant! Either of the above choices will also get you a free birthday pastry or slice of cake. If I get to go with my friend Jana on her birthday, she shares her favorite with me – Coconut Cake. Yummmm.

Coconut syrup-soaked cake layers filled with creamy coconut custard and sweet toasted coconut, finished with coconut flavored topping and coconut. – Photo (and delicious description) from

This family-run restaurant located in Austin’s Wells Branch area is a little nautical gem. It’s decorated like a quaint little neighborhood favorite one would expect to find in the state of Maine, and the food is outstanding. Whether your birthday celebration at Garbo’s includes fresh lobster or fish and chips, count yourself a lucky birthday gal or guy, because you will also be treated to a complimentary dessert. It’s called Whoopie Pie. What a catch!

Sign up for the birthday club to get a free birthday scoop of ice cream at one of Baskin Robbins’ 2500 locations around the country. The top 5 flavors are Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, Pralines ‘n Cream and Chocolate Chip, but if you want to live on the edge, try Baseball Nut®, the flavor that commemorated the Dodgers’ move from Brooklyn to L.A. in 1958.

My very own commemorative scoop.

Speaking of ice cream, Austin’s very own Amy’s is practically world famous! If it’s not the Mexican Vanilla, it’s the entertaining scoopers. A visit to Austin just isn’t complete without a visit to Amy’s, so if a birthday trip to the Capital City is your idea of a birthday blowout, make sure you’ve joined Amy’s Scoop Group before you arrive.

Watching the scoop tricks is half the fun!

At either of Manuel’s two locations, a birthday honoree will be treated to the most delightful slice of after-dinner flan. Just let your server know ahead of time, and you’ll be good to go, mi amigo. Flan is one of my faves!

I’m a sucker for a creamy slice of Mexican dessert!

Sign up for Redbox Perks and get a free rental during your birthday month. Everyone needs to celebrate with a relaxing movie at home in your birthday suit. Wait. I didn’t say that right, did I? Don’t watch the movie in your birthday suit!! Put on your birthday jammies.

I hope we can find a movie as good as this one for my birthday freebie!

The Party’s Over!

That’s only 11 ideas, my friends, but I just really don’t think I can eat another thing! However, please send me your own freebie finds, and I might reconsider.
Encouraging intentional adventure and a really big birthday celebration,

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1 Comment

  • Laura Etie
    December 29, 2018 at 3:59 am

    This is my first visit here. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m hooked. lol
    I do plan to visit as often as possible. Thanks for making me feel a sense of belonging and normalcy. I do enjoy young people, but I also enjoy reading about and meeting folks in my own season of life. It gives you a sense of ease knowing that other women feel just as you do.

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