There are freebies and discounts available for birthdays from many national retailers, including a free drink from Starbucks and a free movie from Disney. Almost all of these freebies and discounts require that a person sign up for some type of reward program.
One discount available for a birthday is a free $5 coupon from Ace Hardware, but the customer must sign up for the Ace Rewards program. Another discount for birthdays comes from American Eagle Outfitters, which sends a free 15 percent off coupon on a birthday, but the customer must be a member of the AERewards program.
Members of Aveda.com receive a free gift for their birthday. Bare Minerals provides a similar perk, and the company sends a gift based on the customer's personal profile. Another retailer, Old Navy, also sends a free surprise for birthdays, and all a customer has to do is sign up for the email newsletter.
Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Cold Stone Creamery and Friendly's all offer free ice cream for birthdays, and Krispy Kreme gives customers a free doughnut and coffee on birthdays, too. Rita's Ice offers a free treat on birthdays, and Menchie's gives a free $5 coupon to customers on their birthday.