Tag: shopping

Happy Birthday, Have Some Free Stuff

I celebrated my birthday by visiting three different retail establishments. The reason for visiting each was that they wanted to give me free stuff. And I am all about free stuff, so it worked out.

My first stop was Starbucks on the way to work.

Venti Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

If Starbucks offers me any drink on the menu for free just ’cause it’s my birthday, you can make damn sure that I’ll be going for some venti deliciousness 🙂

After work I went to the Brandon Mall to hit up the other two retailers.

Free gift at Sephora
Free gift at Panera (and my default birthday cake)

So why did Starbucks, Sephora, and Panera offer me free stuff for my birthday? Because I’m a member of each’s rewards program. And since each rewards program is free, I’d say I made out pretty well.

All in all, this birthday hasn’t been so bad. I even got emails from Old Navy and the Phillies.com Shop (among others) offering me special deals for my birthday. But no free stuff, though.

Come to think of it, I don’t remember ever telling the Phillies.com Shop when my birthday is. And yet they know. Yeah, that’s not creepy at all. Whatever, I’m not gonna think about that.

Happy Birthday to Me 🙂

Until tomorrow.