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Hello! I'm Ashleigh! I live in Michigan with my family of 3 girls (4 year old twins and a 2 year old), husband and abnormally large lab mix. Since I was little, I have loved to save money, but my bargaining skills were kicked up a notch when we found out we were having twins. I can spot a red clearance sticker from a mile away! I write tips and recipes on my blog Being Cheap is Easy and also on Recipes4Living. I love to cook, read, listen to music and watch anything on Bravo (so addicting!). Say hello on Twitter or Instagram!

Where You Can Score Free Treats On Your Birthday

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Today is my 30th birthday!  Woohoo and oh-no all at once!  I know that people keep saying my 30’s will be much better than my 20’s, but it’s just strange!

When I was younger, I was such a birthday diva.  I had weekends of partying to planned, all while wearing a crown.  Now, I just like to get all of the birthday freebies from local stores and restaurants.  Family time is much more fun!  I cannot wait to dig into some confetti cake tonight!

Here’s a list of my favorite birthday freebies:

You’ll notice a lot of these are at restaurants…obviously one person can’t eat all of the free desserts and food in one sitting.  I like to spread them throughout the week…and share!  You don’t have to sit down, order your treats to-go!

o   World Market Explorer members get a $10 gift certificate!  I have some coffee syrup and a sushi making kit calling my name!

o   Smokey Bones BBQ Bones Club members get FREE dessert.  Those doughnuts are ah-mazing.

o   Starbucks gives you a FREE coffee!

o   Qdoba: Buy 1, Get 1!

o   Sephora has a birthday freebie.  Last year it was a great mascara!

o   Cold Stone: Buy 1, Get 1(Birthday cake remix for me!)

o   Culvers: Free sundae!

o   DSW: $5 off (I like to get dress socks)

o   Noodles & Co: Free noodle bowl

o   Old Chicago: FREE pizza!

o   On the Border: Free dessert

o   Red Robin: Free Burger!

o   Celebration Cinema: Free popcorn!

For the Kids:

o   Children’s Place: $10 off $40+ (can be combined with % off coupons!)

o   Toys R Us: $3 Geoffrey Bucks

o   Kmart: $5 to spend!

o   Moe’s: Free birthday meal!

o   Olga’s Kitchen: Free Birthday meal!

o   Sonic: Free Kid’s Meal

I like to sign up for any store program just for the birthday freebies.  If there is a spot to add my kids’ birthdays, I do that also!  Nothing is more fun than taking my twins to Toys R Us with their $3 birthday card…they usually get a book or small toy.  Since these emails can fill up an inbox fast, be sure to use a junk email account!  When the email comes, flag and print it, if necessary.  That way you don’t lose any of them!

Where do you find your favorite birthday freebies?

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