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From doughnuts to fizz — bag a fabulous birthday freebie with our top tips


IF your birthday was during lockdown, you might be feeling like you missed out a little.

So I searched high and low for a treat or two just for you.

There are plenty of birthday freebies out there for all ages to enjoy

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There are plenty of birthday freebies out there for all ages to enjoyCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Here is where you can bag a fabulous birthday freebie . . . 

DELICIOUS DOUGHNUTS: By signing up to Krispy Kreme Rewards you will be sent a free original glazed doughnut voucher on your birthday as one of the perks. It usually costs £1.65.

However, if you are already a member and celebrated your birthday in lockdown up until August 31, you would have been given 150 points in your rewards account, which is enough to claim a free doughnut.

If your birthday is from September 1 onwards, you will be sent your free doughnut voucher on the first day of the month you were born.

SWEET TREAT: One of the perks of signing up to the Greggs loyalty scheme is that you get a free sweet-treat voucher up to the value of £1 to spend.

However, if your birthday is between March 24 and July 3, you wouldn’t have been able to redeem your voucher, as its stores were closed.

To make it up to you, Greggs has extended these vouchers to last until the very end of 2020, so you still have plenty of time to pick up your doughnut, yum-yum or cookie.

MEAL DEALS: Sign up to the Shepherd Neame Birthday Club scheme and you can get a free birthday meal at selected locations.

All you have to do is purchase at least one other main meal to claim your free pub grub.

GRIN AND BEAR IT: Is your child a big Build-A-Bear fan? If you are already a member of its Bonus Club, you can take advantage of the Count Your Candles scheme which means you will only pay the equivalent of your child’s age for their new furry friend.

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For example, if your child turns five, you will pay £5 rather than the typical £14.

However, if you didn’t manage to claim your bear due to lockdown, they have given you until September 30 to head into the store and claim what is yours.

GET FIZZY: Now this is something to cheer for. If you create an account with Pizza Express, you will be treated to a free bottle of prosecco when you purchase two main meals.

Plus, if you were a member prior to lockdown and celebrated your birthday between March and August, you can still claim your free bubbly — so keep an eye on your inbox to find out how, as they will be emailing members soon.

COCKTAIL O’CLOCK: TGI Fridays has a fantastic selection of cocktails and you can get up to 12 of them for free as a birthday gift.

Simply sign up to its rewards app and the voucher will appear in your account one week before your birthday.

You will be able to get one free cocktail or mocktail for every main meal purchased up to 12.

Do pay attention to the expiry date on the voucher, as it doesn’t last long.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Get a whole pizza, four sides, a large bottled drink and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for £13 at Asda

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Get a whole pizza, four sides, a large bottled drink and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for £13 at Asda

TAKE a trip to your local Asda cafe this month to get 25 per cent off. Or tuck into Asda’s pizza meal deal instead.

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Get a whole pizza, four sides, a large bottled drink and a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for £13.

Cheap treat

Save £1 on giant Flamin’ Hot Wotsits at Tesco

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Save £1 on giant Flamin’ Hot Wotsits at Tesco

GRAB a bag of giant Flamin’ Hot Wotsits for 99p at Tesco, down from £1.99. They make an extra-spicy snack.

SAVE: £1

Don’t miss this…

TESCO’S clothing brand F&F has launched its baby autumn/winter collection in collaboration with conservation charity WWF.

The extremely snuggly, cute range is made from 100 per cent organic cotton and prices start at just £7.

Top swap

There's no need to spend £2.29 on a bottle of Original Source Sea Salt & Samphire shower gel...

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There’s no need to spend £2.29 on a bottle of Original Source Sea Salt & Samphire shower gel…
...when Superdrug's Fruity Spearmint & Sea Salt shower gel is just £1.49

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…when Superdrug’s Fruity Spearmint & Sea Salt shower gel is just £1.49

INSTEAD of paying £2.29 for a bottle of Original Source Sea Salt & Samphire shower gel at Superdrug, try the retailer’s own Fruity Spearmint & Sea Salt shower gel instead for £1.49.

SAVE: 80p

Giselle’s little helper

McDONALD’S has expanded its click, park and collect scheme at 24 restaurants.

The service means you can make your order on the McDonald’s app, wait in the car park in a numbered bay and then have your food delivered to your window.

Say goodbye to waiting for hours in the drive-thru!

Shop and save

Try out the new Lindt sharing tin for £10 at Tesco

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Try out the new Lindt sharing tin for £10 at Tesco

LOOKING for Christmas treats? Check out the new Lindt sharing tin – it has six different flavours inside. Get it for a tenner at Tesco.

Hot right now

REFRESH your wardrobe by picking up autumn staples with up to 50 per cent off in the sale at New Look.

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