Shopping Hacks

Free Birthday Gifts from Retail Stores

If you shop somewhere, you should be rewarded for that and receive a birthday gift. There is simply no reason why you shouldn’t. After all, you can never get too many gifts.  And there are plenty of places that will give you a small birthday present if you are a loyal customer. You should not expect something huge, but any recognition feels good, even if it’s a sample-size gift or a coupon. If you want to maximize your gift getting opportunities, sign up for a bunch of loyalty programs and come birthday - you will be getting a ton of gifts. All those programs are free to sign up, so don’t hesitate and make sure you give them your correct birthday date and email address.

Take a look at stores with the best birthday perks this year:

American Eagle Outfitters

You will get 15% off coupon for your birthday month via email. You can use this coupon one time only, so make sure you have a nice size order to take advantage of that and make it worth it. The coupon is good online and in-stores. American Eagle credit card holders will get 20% off for their birthday, making the offer pretty sweet.

Bare Minerals

The Friends and Benefits loyalty program members get one free birthday gift each year. You will get a coupon that can be turned into a gift, such as lipstick or eyebrow kit. You don’t have to buy anything in the store to get the gift, but a purchase will be needed if redeemed online.

Best Buy

Gifts for Best Buy Loyalty Members

There is a gift waiting for Best Buy loyalty members on their birthday month. Gifts vary all the time and in order to receive it, you should add your birthday to your loyalty account.

The Body Shop

All Love Your Body Club members get $10 gift certificate for their birthdays and have a month to cash it in. You can use that money in-store or online.

GameStop

PowerUp Rewards program participants get a birthday offer on their birthday month. The program doesn’t give many specific details, other than the fact that there is a gift. 20% off a used game has been reported as one of the most common offers.

DSW

VIP Rewards members are gifted $5 off their in-store or online order during their birthday month. If you spend over $500 a year and become VIP Elite member, you will be rewarded with $10 for your birthday.

Kohl’s

The Yes2You Rewards program participants get to celebrate their birthday with Kohl’s gift. The exact terms are unknown, but many people write about receiving $10 coupons for their special day, which is a nice addition to other Kohl’s discounts.

Macy’s

Gifts for Macy's Star Rewards Members

Become a Star Rewards program member and receive a birthday gift each year. The gifts vary, but the surprise is guaranteed. You will have to allow Macy’s emails in order to get the offer and you must also make at least one purchase per year to be eligible for that free gift.

Sephora

Beauty Gifts from Sephora

Sephora Beauty Insiders can choose a gift of their liking. The choices might be limited to a couple of items, but still you are allowed to choose, when most other places just give you something without asking. The gifts are small, sample-size. This year birthday girls can choose a mini set from Kat Von D Beauty or Drunk Elephant. Bigger spenders that become VIB- or Rouge-level members get more choices to pick their gift from. No purchase is required to get a gift from the store, but you have to buy something online to be eligible.

Tarte Cosmetics

Rewards members usually get a nice discount for their birthday to be redeemed with their next order. Big spenders also get double or triple points for shopping all birthday month long.

Ulta

Ulta Beauty Gifts

The Ultamate Rewards program participants get birthday gift coupon to their inbox, so make sure you are signed up for Ulta Beauty emails. The gifts have to be retrieved in stores and vary from person to person. Expect to get a small gift, sample-size beauty item, or something similar. Double points for shopping during your birthday month are likely.

World Market

Reward program members get a birthday gift every year and it is usually a 15% discount voucher. You can get notified about this gift via text message at the beginning of your birthday month and have 30 days to cash it in.