14 Non-Food Birthday Freebies That You Never Knew Existed

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Score some zero-calorie birthday freebies! 🎁

It’s no secret that restaurants will hook you up with all kinds of free goodies on your birthday. But really – how many birthday appetizers and desserts can one person eat?! Thankfully, there are lots of non-edible birthday freebies to be had on your birthday, too!

Here are some of our favorite non-food birthday freebies:


1. Get a FREE Composition Oil from Aveda.

Aveda birthday freebies - composition oil

Enter your birthday information and opt into the Aveda.com newsletter to receive an offer for a FREE 30 ml. aromatic nourishing composition oil for bath, body, and scalp (a $23 value)! If you’re close to a store, you can also stop in for a FREE 3-5 minute stress-relieving scalp and shoulders ritual with aromatherapy and relaxing massage movements.

To qualify for the free composition oil, you must have made a purchase at an Aveda retailer or on Aveda.com in the 12 months preceding your birth month. To claim your freebie, stop into a participating Aveda location or receive your gift with an Aveda.com order.


2. Score a FREE full-size bareMinerals product!

bareMinerals birthday freebies - matte lipstick

Join bareMinerals Friends and Benefits (FAB) to get a FREE bareMinerals product on your birthday! If you don’t have a bareMinerals retailer near you, you can redeem this offer on the bareMinerals site. You’ll receive this offer on your birthday, and it will be valid for one month.


3. Enjoy a FREE birthday brow arch from Benefit Boutiques!

Benefit Brow bar

Pamper yourself with a FREE birthday brow arch at a Benefit Boutique near you! Simply show your ID during the calendar week of your birthday to get this freebie – no purchase or membership is required! Participation may vary by location, so call your local Brow Bar in advance to make sure they offer this birthday bonus.


4. Pick up a fun birthday freebie from The Body Shop (valued at $10 or less).

The Body Shop birthday freebies - sheet masks in-store

Join The Body Shop’s Love Your Body Club and receive a $10 Birthday Reward, valid during the month of your birthday. Shop around in-store to avoid shipping charges and look for inexpensive items such as lip products, face masks, and these treat-sized gift sets!


5. Receive a coupon for a birthday freebie from CVS.

CVS birthday freebies - Pop-arazzi nail polish

Join the CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club to receive a fun surprise on your birthday. Past birthday rewards have included coupons for a FREE beauty product like nail polish or lipstick, or $3 ExtraBucks Rewards (redeemable during your birthday month)!


6. Scoop up a fun birthday freebie from DSW (valued at $5 or less).

K. Bell socks at DSW

Join the DSW VIP Rewards Program to get a $5 birthday offer to use toward any purchase! While $5 won’t likely buy you a pair of shoes, check out their cute socks and accessories! This offer is valid any day during your birthday month.


7. Get a $5 birthday freebie from Famous Footwear.

no-tie shoelaces at Famous Footwear

Get $5 in Birthday Reward Cash when you sign up for Famously You Rewards. Just like at DSW, try to cruise the accessory section or look for items on clearance to see how you can convert this birthday offer into a fun freebie!


8. Score an awesome birthday freebie from IKEA.

ikea shopping tips — join IKEA family for savings and benefits

Join the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program and you’ll receive a birthday email containing a coupon good for $10 off of any purchase, plus a free entrée and dessert! Since there is no minimum purchase requirement and $10 dollars can go a long way at IKEA, this should make for an awesome freebie. Come back and let us know what you got!


9. Gift yourself something you’ll love from Madewell.

Madewell jeans

Become a Madewell Insider before your birthday month, and you’ll receive an offer for $25 off a purchase! Since you do have to spend $26 dollars or more to redeem this birthday offer, I suppose you can’t technically trade it in for a freebie. But you should be able to grab something pretty awesome without spending more than a buck or two!

There are tons of accessories for less than $25, and you may even find jeans on clearance for $20-$30, making them either FREE or dirt cheap!


10. Get a FREE movie rental from Redbox.

a hand holding two Redbox movie cases outside of the Redbox kiosk

Join Redbox Perks and get a FREE 1-night DVD rental! You can use this offer any time during the month of your birthday!


11. Score a FREE mini beauty bundle from Sephora.

birthday freebies from Sephora

Become a Sephora Beauty Insider and get a FREE birthday reward mini beauty bundle! This reward is valid any time during your birthday month and offers options like a mini-set from Nars, Laneige, Moroccanoil, or Kérastase.


12. Pick up a FREE birthday gift set from Ulta.

Ulta store interior

Join Ulta’s Ultamate Rewards for a FREE birthday gift! These birthday freebies change quarterly, so this one will be a fun surprise! Grab this freebie any day during your birthday month.


13. Snag a $10 birthday freebie from Soma.

Variety of Soma Bras on sheets

As a member of Soma Rewards, you can expect a postcard in the mail for your birthday with a $10 reward. To be eligible to receive the sweet gift, you must have shopped at Soma within the last 12 months.


14. Receive a birthday surprise from Chico’s.

woman carrying Chico's boxes

Sign up for Chico’s Passport Program to receive a special offer (rumored to be a $10 rewards certificated) mailed to you on your birthday! Similar to Soma, you will only receive the birthday offer if you’ve shopped at Chico’s within the last 12 months.


Hip Tip: Many local attractions offer free admission on your birthday, too! Call ahead to find out if your favorite spot is participating. You can also visit FavoriteCandle.com for a list of local restaurants and attractions that offer birthday freebies!


Looking for more birthday freebies? Check out our HUGE master list!



About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 46

  1. LG

    Great article! I love freebies and paired with birthday is so much fun! 🥰 Thanks for compiling and sharing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO very welcome, LG! Thanks a bunch for your feedback! Glad you are loving this list!

  2. Kristi Wendt

    Thank you!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  3. muddlebox

    I just used my IKEA birthday coupons yesterday. For $10, I got a new kitchen pot and a lint roller and I didn’t have to pay anything at all. Score! Unfortunately, no free entree this year. Just a free dessert.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Happy Birthday! What a great score! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • Allison

      Ditto. I only got a free frozen yogurt for the food coupon. I was very sad it wasn’t the meatball meal.

  4. Vanessa K

    White House Black Market has a $10 off $10 or more. I use mine for markdown dresses, I got a dress this year that was originally $120, marked down to $39.99, I got it for $29.99. That’s huge savings!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! GREAT score for sure!! Thanks for the heads up on that offer!

    • MommySpendsLess

      Thanks Vanessa! I love White House Black Market

  5. Patricia Goff

    The last few times I tried to use my birthday cash at DSW VIP Rewards Program my order got cancelled and I lost the birthday cash. they refused to put it back on my account.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! So sorry to hear about that.

    • 5pink1blue

      Yes, that happened to me too. 🙁

    • Patty

      Same here. It happened last month.

      • halljanis148@gmail.com

        Hmm, I see a trend starting here and NOT A GOOD ONE!!! Make note, shoppers and those offering as well. Food for Thought!!
        J. Hall

  6. tinawall

    Thanks for these!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You bet!

    • Brittany

      Rack Room Shoes will also give you $10 off a purchase and it’s good for your entire birth month.

  7. Carrie

    Kohl’s Rewards will give you $5 for your Birthday

  8. dealzgurl

    I use the Soma gift at the outlet store and, in the past, scored 5 pair of their undies for only $10! In 2020, however, all of the underwear was sold out! The lady said folks were ordering panties like crazy. I did score a $78 sweater for $10 though so there’s that.

    I also do the Ulta gift which is usually something pretty good.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      What a great deal you’ve scored in the past, dealszgurl! Thanks for sharing!

  9. LMarie

    In the last 2 years, Ace hardware sent me $5 for my birthday

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing that, LMarie! What a great freebie!

  10. Tandi V.

    Thank you for posting this. I already have signed up for most of these but I was able to get a couple more. I LOVE getting a ton of birthday freebies every year. I will say that I am not going to bother with the Bare Minerals one any more. The cashier was very rude and made sure to let me know that I hadn’t made any purchases at all. The coupon didn’t say I had too. I am going to go over your main list to see if there is any others I don’t get yet.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Great that you’re adding more freebies to your birthday list, Tandi V.! These are items that are fun to get!

  11. MaaMaaBear

    I can’t seem to find where to enter my birthday date on the Madewell account? I really wanna make sure I get that this year!! 😃 Thanks for posting these!!

  12. KC.Crafts

    Carters will send you a 30% off coupon for your kids birthday month. The Children’s place says that do that to but I’ve yet to get a coupon from them.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Great and thanks for sharing that, K.C. Crafts!

  13. Justina

    I believe the ulta freebie is just that one deluxe sample, if you are diamond it may be a set, but post says set and I just get a deluxe sample each year, they were all out one or two yrs that i went in but I got 2 deluxe samples to make up for it because she had extra Jan samples when I went in early Feb, the store just got in my area maybe 3 yrs back

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know, Justina!

  14. Lana

    #3 isn’t currently available. Ya know, ‘Rona and all. 🙄

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting, Lana. Good to know! It seems that may vary by location.

  15. Jen

    Hi do you know if it just passed your birthday if you can sign up and still get the freebies that say good for birthday week or month?
    Thank you

  16. Lexy

    Is the brow arch from Benefit Boutiques! Count the ones inside Ultas

  17. Emily

    Thanks for posting this! My birthday is on a Saturday this year which seems so rare for me, so I have already started mentally planning the day.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! You’re welcome, Emily! Happy Birthday!

  18. ruth

    Las Vegas hotels/casinos offer all kinds of birthday freebies during your birthday month including free spins, free slot credits of $20-25 at multiple hotels, BOGO meals, BOGO transit rides, free drinks and maybe even a free gift at check in. My daughter and I went for her birthday last February and after planning ahead got something FREE everywhere we went.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How fun! Thanks for taking the time to share that, Ruth! Sounds like a wonderful Birthday trip

  19. Queenie81

    I actually take my birthday week off and enjoy lunches/dinners with friends & family, usually b1g1f. 2020 was of course very different so I would drop off a surprise meal at their houses throughout the week. It’s a fun week and some of these freebies I didn’t know about but who doesn’t love little surprises? Thank you as always!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, how sweet! SO true! Surprises are awesome! You’re very welcome!

  20. Sharon

    If you have a Kendra Scott jewelry store near you, you get 1 item for half off on your birthday month! It’s a great way to get some fun jewelry. I sometimes let my daughter pick something out for herself, then pay for it with my id.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      What a fun thing to do for your daughter, Sharon!

  21. MaaMaaBear

    does anyone know how to add your birthday on Madewell???

  22. audrey

    El Torito gives me a free dinner every year for my birthday.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you!

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