Happy birthday to us all with these birthday freebies and discounts
This post is inspired by my birthday, which is tomorrow. We here at Deal Divas covet the free Sephora birthday gift, so that got me thinking: Where else can you get that kind of sweet deal just for being born? Here are more beauty/clothing retailers from which you can get discounts and/or free stuff on your special day. Almost all of these require you to sign up for an email or rewards service of some kind, but the process is painless enough.
Also worth noting: During a trip to Trader Joe's yesterday, the cashier checked my ID to make sure I was old enough to buy their bargain wine and saw it was almost my birthday. He then handed me a free candy bar. Especially nice employee, or standard policy? Can't hurt to check if you find yourself at TJ's around your day of birth.
Bare Minerals: Sign up for this makeup brand's "fab" (friends and benefits) program and get a free birthday gift, anything from eyeshadow to lip gloss. Plus you get to choose your own sale day to save 15 percent off.
Sephora: This might be the best deal of them all. When you sign up for their free rewards program, you get a free birthday gift. And these gifts are legit. Right now, they're offering either a Marc Jacobs Beauty 2016 Lip & Eye Duo or a Fresh 2016 Skincare Set. No purchase is required if you pick up the gift in Sephora stores; you need to buy something to get the freebie online.
Smashbox: When you sign up for the Pretty Points loyalty program, you get a free gift during your birthday month. The catch: You have to make a $35 purchase to get the gift.
Ulta: Get a free gift on your birthday when you sign up for their rewards program. Also, during your birthday month, you get double rewards points on anything you buy in the store.
CVS: Yes, CVS! When you sign up for their Extra Care Beauty Club, you get 10 percent off a beauty purchase immediately, plus $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent and, for your birthday, a free $3 ExtraBucks.
Old Navy: Now, clothes! When you sign up for Old Navy emails, you get a coupon for 30 percent off one purchase right away, and a gift on your birthday.
Anthropologie: Sign up for the store's Anthro club and get a birthday discount.
DSW: Sign up for the shoe store's rewards program and get a special offer on your birthday.
The Body Shop: Get a $10 reward during your birthday month, plus 10 percent off all purchases in stores and online, when you sign up for the Love Your Body card. The catch: The card costs $10, but if you shop there often, it seems worth it. You can rack up points for $15 and $25 rewards, plus getting 10 percent off every time you shop is pretty nice.
Aveda: Likewise, Aveda offers a $20 birthday gift when you pay a one-time $10 fee to join their Pure Privilege program. You can also get a free travel-sized gift when you sign up for their emails - no fee required.
Know of any other super birthday beauty deals? Pass them along.