Celebrate your birthday with 10 free items

By Angelina Liu
entertainment editor

Your birthday is coming up and you don’t know how to celebrate it? Beat the summer heat by grabbing a free ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery or a daiquiri at WhoDaq Daquiris “The Daiquiri Shoppe.” Don’t crave sweets? Go to Jersey Mike’s or McDonald’s. Check out the rest of these top 10 places offering free items on your special day.

  1. chocolate secrets At Chocolate Secrets, located at 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219, you can celebrate your birthday by getting a free candy under their candy cases. QuiDaq Daquiris
  2. “The Daiquiri Shop” Head to WhoDaq Daquiris “The Daiquiri Shoppe”, located at 684 W Pioneer Pkwy Suite 100, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051, to claim a complimentary small personal daiquiri on your birthday. Quench your thirst with signature flavors such as “Strawberry Shortcake” or “Bahama Mama”.
  3. Sephora Create a free Beauty Insider account and receive your choice of 250 bonus points, Laura Mercier, Amika or Tatcha sets on your birthday. The choice of powders, lipsticks and skincare will have you looking fabulous on your special day.
  4. Starbucks Need a quick boost for your birthday? Starbucks has it all! Join Starbucks Rewards seven days before your birthday and make a purchase. Starbucks will then email you a coupon for a free food or drink two days before your birthday. The Birthday Reward qualifies for anything on the menu, including craft drinks or foods of any size.
  5. Jersey Mike’s Fancy a submarine? Go to Jersey Mike’s and receive a free sub and drink. Be sure to join the Jersey Mike’s Subs messaging club before your birthday to receive this reward. Nothing tastes quite like melted cheese and meat between a toasted baguette and an ice cold drink.
  6. The cheesecake factory Celebrate with friends? Tell your waiter it’s your birthday and receive a free treat and song. It might be a little inconvenient, but hey, it’s free!
  7. Culver’s Need something cold and sweet to beat the Texas heat? Head to Culver’s for a free sundae when you join their rewards program. The smooth creaminess will surely not disappoint you.
  8. I JUMP Want to treat yourself to a sweet breakfast before the birthday festivities? Join the International Pancake Bank Rewards Program to receive a free stack of pancakes on your birthday. Accompany your pancakes with a choice of chocolate chips, syrup, fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream.
  9. McDonald’s Need a snack before you embark on your next birthday adventure? Download the McDonald’s app and join MyMcDonald’s Rewards to receive free large fries. Mmm, the taste and smell of perfectly salted, fresh fries.
  10. The king of smoothies Want to celebrate your birthday with a healthier option? Enjoy a birthday smoothie at Smoothie King. Download the Smoothie King app to take advantage of this offer.

Christy J. Olson