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Use this handy guide to start enjoying more freebies. Learn where to get free stuff for your kids, birthday freebies, free
food at restaurants and other great free products. The trick is knowing where to look for reliable deals and how to avoid
CARIBOU COFFEE: Create an online account to cash in on a free coffee drink.
STARBUCKS: Ask an employee for a Starbucks card on your next visit, then register it online. Not only will you receive the beverage of your choice once a year, you also will accrue “stars” with every visit. Accumulate enough stars and get free goods.
DUNKIN’ DONUTS: Enroll in “Dunkin’ Perks” on dunkindonuts.com and you'll get exclusive offers, including a free medium beverage (plus another on your birthday).
GODIVA: Free chocolate! Join the Rewards Club at godiva.com and you can stop by a Godiva store once a month for a gratis piece of chocolate.
PRETZELMAKER: Join this eatery’s mailing list at pretzelmaker.com for a “buy one pretzel, get one free” coupon.
CHEESECAKE FACTORY: If you decide to celebrate a birthday at this restaurant, let your server know. At the end of the meal, you’ll be treated to ice cream with a candle and a birthday serenade.
FRIENDLY’S: Sign up for Friendly's Birthday Club for a free three-scoop sundae with the purchase of any adult entrée and also receive birthday offers for you and your family.
BASKIN-ROBBINS: Join the Birthday Club to receive a coupon for a free scoop along with a discount on an ice cream cake, as well as other dollars-off deals throughout the year.
COLD STONE CREAMERY: At coldstonecreamery.com, join the Birthday Club to indulge in a free sweet.
Want free ice cream anywhere? Many ice cream shops give out free tastes to customers, so try before you buy.
HOLLYWOOD VIDEO: Enjoy a complimentary rental on your birthday—and on that of everyone else listed on your account.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Many museums, zoos, amusement parks and cinemas offer birthday specials. Calling ahead can pay off with free admission or concession treats.
AT EVENTS: Sign up for tastings at a local wine shop, or swing by an art gallery opening for a little culture along with some light appetizers and drinks.
AT GAMES: Before planning a trip to the ballpark or ice rink, look up the schedule online. Many venues give away caps or other souvenirs on specified dates.
OUTBACK: Sign up for My Outback Rewards and receive a free Aussie-Tizer.
T.G.I. FRIDAY’S: Register at tgifridays.com for a Give Me More Stripes card to be eligible for a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert, plus a one-time pass to move to the front of the line at the restaurant—saving you both money and time!
QDOBA: Request a free Qdoba card at one of these Mexican restaurants; after you register at qdoba.com, you’ll get a free order of chips and salsa on your next visit. (You’ll also rack up points toward an entrée.)
OLD COUNTRY BUFFET: Visit oldcountrybuffet.com/eclub to learn how to get a “buy one, get one free” buffet meal.
FUDDRUCKERS: Sign up for the Fudds Club at fuddruckers.com for a birthday burger.
RED ROBIN: Join the Red Robin e-club online to enjoy a free burger.
CALIFORNIA TORTILLA: Love Mexican food? Sign up at californiatortilla.com for this restaurant chain’s newsletter, Taco Talk, and you’ll instantly receive a coupon for a free taco, plus many other discounts.
MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL: Score a birthday burrito on the house when you sign up for Moe’s e-World at moes.fbmta.com.
TACO BELL: Some locations will serve you a complimentary combo meal on your birthday (you need to show ID). Check with yours to see if it participates.
IN DEPARTMENT STORES: Cosmetics and fragrance counters always let you sample products.
SEPHORA: Sign up for Beauty Insider at sephora.com and stop in on your birthday for a pampering present. Sephora has also been known to offer a free lip gloss or lotion sample. There’s no guarantee, but it’s worth a shot to inquire.
On their birthdays, bring your children to Baskin-Robbins for ice cream, Boston Market for free food or Sonic for a kid’s meal. They also can receive a free meal if you enroll them in the CPKids Birthday Club at California Pizza Kitchen and the Kids’ Birthday Club at your local Denny’s (check first—it varies by location). For local freebies birthday freebies, check the list at freebirthdaytreats.com.
THE DENTIST’S OFFICE: If your hygienist or dentist doesn’t offer you a free toothbrush, toothpaste or floss, there’s no harm in asking.
AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE: When your physician writes you a prescription, ask for a free sample of the medication. Doctors often have extras.
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