Today is my 35th birthday. Technically, I'm in the very first class of Millennials (if you can believe that). I graduated in 2000, wear big goofy hipster glasses, and spent the first 25 years of my life being lazy and feeling entitled. So, it all makes sense really.

This is me... can you GET more Millennial?
This is me... can you GET more Millennial?

These days I can't be lazy - I have to work REALLY HARD. Mom doesn't pay for my insurance, gas, housing and food anymore. I mean, these days I have to wish HER a womb evacuation day! (The proverbial childhood party is officially over!) So, when my birthday rolls around I am so excited to score some freebies! Here's some that I found in the tri-state. Now, I will warn you - most of them require that you sign up for their email club. And, I went ahead and did that for each one to make sure just for you, dear audience, that they are legit. So, I'm gonna get a hella bunch of junk mail. But you are worth it! (Shout out to DENNYS and Schlotzky’s for just giving you the gift - no email club required.) And, if I missed any - email me and I'll add them to the list! (Promotions subject to change.)

American Eagle: Enjoy 15% off the ENTIRE month of your birthday.

Applebee’s: Join the Email Club for a special birthday dessert!

Banana Republic/Old Navy: Sign up for emails and receive a free gift.

Baskin-Robbins: Growing up my hands-down favorite from Baskin Robbins in Towne Square Mall was Cherries Jubilee! Enjoy a free cone and discount on birthday cake when you join their Birthday Club! MMM cake and ice cream.

Bonefish Grill: BFG Insiders get a free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer or Jen’s Jamaican Coconut Pie for their birthday. I've already made plans to go out with the girls Friday night. Holla if you see me out.

Denny’s: Again shout out to Denny's. You have to go in ON YOUR BIRTHDAY and present an ID but you'll get a free Grand Slam! YES!

Dunkin’ Donuts: You'll receive a free medium beverage on your bday if your a Dunkin’ UpDDate member.

IHOP: Now here's one that I am not even mad about... If you sign up for their email club Pancake Revolution eClub, you get a free meal on your birthday, another one for joining the club and then ANOTHER free meal on your Pancake Revolution eClub one-year anniversary of joining.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: If you are more into birthday burritos and queso than cake, sign up for Moe's eWorld and you'll get some homewreckin' goodness FO FREE!

O’Charley’s: O’Club members get a free treat on their birthday (PLEASE SAYS IT'S PIE! (PLEASE SAYS IT'S PIE!) along with other freebies and discounts throughout the year.

Olive Garden: Now you can be nice on your bday and order the free appetizer to share at Olive Garden’s eClub or get a free dessert and eat it by yourself in front of everyone. In any event, you also have to get two adult entrées.

PaneraJoin MyPanera, and get a free pastry on your birthday. Who wouldn't want to wake up on the birthday and get a delicious FREE pastry?!

Red Lobster: I've been going to RL since I was a kid. It's always packed and always delicious! Join the Fresh Catch Club and get a free birthday surprise! :D

Red Robin: My father-in-law's favorite birthday freebie is the free burger you get as a  Red Robin Royalty member! Say it with me, a FREE BURGER!

Sephora: Become a Beauty Insider and get a gift.

Starbucks: I couldn't verify it for you because I waited until the last second - but if you register a Starbucks prepaid card with My Starbucks Rewards at least 30 days before your bday, you'll get a free drink on your birthday.

TGI Friday’s: Another e-club that's worth it is the Give Me More Stripes plan. You’ll get a Jump the Line pass, a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert and a complimentary dessert on your birthday with the purchase of an entrée.

Toys R Us: For our friends under 10 years old, kids get a free birthday gift when you sign them up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club.

Ulta: Who doesn't love free gifts - Ulta will give you birthday surprises when you sign up!



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