Update: go to the Birthday Freebies wiki page at Buxr.com for a current list of birthday freebies
Yesterday was my birthday. I spent it with my family at home. We just got back from a long skiing trip and I didn’t feel like leaving the coziness of our house in the cold winter weather.
Under different circumstances however my birthday could have been a lot more fun and the best part is that much of it would be free. How? Here are some birthday freebies you could use to fill your special day with free entertainment. Have more ideas? Bring them on in the comments!
1. Eat free on your birthday
Many restaurants will give you a free meal or at least a desert on your birthday. Some will come with a song from the employees to embarrass the special person. Often you have to sign up to a newsletter or a club to receive the invitation. I listed some of these places in my Free Food blog post, you can find more from the sources linked below.
2. Visit Walt Disney Parks free
It is hard to miss this freebie since Walt Disney is advertising it heavily on TV and Radio. What is the deal? Anyone showing up with a valid ID including proof of birthday will get a free ticket on that day in 2009 for one of the theme parks at Disney World or at Disneyland in California. More details at Disney.com
3. Ski free at select Resorts
Big Bear Mountain Resorts in California offer free lift ticket on birthday. Here is a link to the 2008-2009 press release that mentions the promotion. Belleayre Mountain in New York is another such place. Make sure to bring an ID that confirms your birthday.
4. Baby’s First visit to Ringling Circus
Sign up your new born (before age 12 months) using info on this page to receive a certificate for a free ticket to Ringling Brothers Circus that never expires. You can then bring the child to see the circus later when they grow up enough to really enjoy the entertainment.