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FREE Dippin’ Dots

What a novelty Dippin’ Dots are! They claim to have re-invented one of the world’s best known treats: ice cream. By flash freezing little beads, what’s been created is an even more fun way to eat ice cream – loved by kids of all ages for more than two decades.

If you join the Dot Crazy!® Email & Rewards Club, you get free interactive games, learn about the latest deals and promotions, earn points towards awesome rewards, and, most importantly, you’ll be sent FREE Dippin’ Dots on your birthday!

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FREE FOOD! No, but really.

The one thing better than getting a good deal is getting something for FREE. The one thing better than getting something for FREE is getting something for FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. That’s right.

This year I really capitalized on birthday week and signed up for 3 e-clubs in preparation. Then….then I reaped the rewards:

1) Jersey Mike’s Subs

When you sign up for the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club, you receive bi-monthly emails about specials, coupons, deals, featured sandwiches, etc. BUT, for your birthday, they send you a free sub & drink coupon. Sign up here!


Jersey Mike’s

2) Au Bon Pain

When you sign up for the Au Bon Pain eClub, you get a FREE travel mug, exclusive offers, FREE birthday lunch, anniversary gift, and insider news. I was a bit skeptical on my birthday when I walked in to get a salad. I generally like a ton of toppings and decided that since it was birthday week, I didn’t want to hold back. I maxed out my salad, and what would have usually been a $15 NYC make your own salad was ENTIRELY free. Too good to be true. Thanks, ABP! Sign up here!


Au Bon Pain

3) Benihana

Honestly, I am borderline reluctant to share this one because I feel like I have stumbled on TREASURE. For the past 4 years I have had this one up my sleeve. My favorite, favorite special occasion meal is Japanese Hibachi. It gets pretty pricey pretty quickly, so it is almost always saved for special occasions only. Here’s the secret: sign up for ‘The Chef’s Table’ with Benihana, and during your birthday month they will send you a $30 Birthday Certificate – no joke. That is an entire meal! And it is really that easy. Sign up here!



My Starbucks Rewards

My Starbucks Rewards, aka, my lifeblood.

As much as I try to make my own coffee at home, a Starbucks coffee on the go is both unavoidable and unrivaled! All you have to do is register a gift card (who doesn’t have these lying around from holiday stocking stuffers?) and earn a ‘star’ per purchase. You can achieve different levels depending on your frequency of purchase, but every 5 stars = free refills, and after 30 stars, every 12 stars =1 free drink or food item. Not a shabby deal if you are a frequent Starbucks drinker.

My favorite part of the reward program? A free drink of ANY SIZE or a food item during your birthday month! Pretty great, and I’ve used it for two years straight now!

They also send you deals throughout the month – BOGOs, special deals for special times, etc. available only to rewards programs users. VIP Status!

Download the app today – why not?



Apple: Starbucks for iPhone

Android: Starbucks for Android