Some of The Best Birthday Schemes Around, to Get the Party Started!
It was recently my 24th birthday, and I had such a great time! I partied, drank, ate and shopped, as well as being treat to some lovely gifts. Now, we all love a prezzie, but did you know that you don't have to rely on nearest and dearest to receive them? With a bit of pre-planning, you could receive a plethora of delights flooding into your inbox on your B-day, like me! Yes, you really can have your cake and eat it.
As an avid ‘signer upper’, I love the idea of discount codes and early sale access. So when I received a bombardment of goodies in my inbox at the start of my birthday month, I wondered to myself who else knows about this?! If you’re like me and love the idea of free stuff, I've listed some of my best finds below:
The Body Shop - £5 store credit will be added to your ‘Love your Body’ loyalty card, you can use this in-store or online, on anything you like! I used mine towards my favourite foundation (Fresh Nude Foundation, normally £16).
Debenhams - When you sign up to the Debenhams Beauty Club, you accumulate points that you can then spend on your fave - something I find to be very rewarding! Over 10 days before my birthday, I received an email giving me: a free Benefit brow wax worth £14.50 as well as a free Elizabeth Arden oxygen facial blast worth £15. I was able to get my pamper on before my B-day plans! Psst… be aware that this one expires 2 weeks after your birthday.
Superdrug - If you’re in the market for topping up your beauty staples or spending some birthday money, pick up quadruple points up to a week after your birthday with your BeautyCard, online and in store. I have a lot of birthdays to celebrate in Feb, so I picked up some prezzie’s for my Mum and Partner, and I'll benefit from the rewards later!
Cult Beauty - Get party ready with your fave cosmetics, you get a 15% discount code when you subscribe to Cult Beauty. I topped up my ‘The Ordinary’ products, if you haven't tried these skincare products, you must!
Krispy Kreme - Claim a free doughnut of your choice (If you’re like me, you’ll go for the most expensive one!), when you’re part of the Friends of Krispy Kreme Rewards. Hurry, this expires a week after your birthday. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they also gift you with a free glazed ring doughnut for your partner on their birthday too! Be aware… you can only redeem these from Krispy Kreme stores, not the stands you see in the larger supermarkets.
Prezzo - Eating out to celebrate? Why not pop along to Prezzo and enjoy a Free bottle of Prosecco with £25 spend. The waiter offered to swap this for 2 deserts, so if you’re a non-drinker/cake lover, you can enjoy this deal too! You must subscribe to receive the voucher, and show it to the waiter. Its valid for 6 weeks after your birthday, and you must have an ID to prove your birthday.
Greggs - As a Northerner, I LOVE Greggs. The Greggs Rewards app is the gift that keeps on giving, and they load on a free sweet treat for you to redeem around the time of your birthday, no other purchase required.
ASOS - I was in desperate need of some new garms for your party, I personally used the 10% off ASOS for a new dress. Some of the other offers that came through were; 30% off and free delivery from Missguided, 25% off H&M, 25% off and free next day delivery from Boohoo, 20% off New Look and Topshop. Just make sure you subscribe and pop in your birthday!
SportsDirect - Why not treat yourself to some new gym kit with 10% off, birthdays don't always have to be for overindulging!
Links of London - Get yourself some new bling, 15% off in-store and online. This really can feel like a bigger saving on items that are a bit more pricey!
If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes, make your future self happy and sign up in advance to the loyalty schemes listed above, they're all free! That way, you'll be sure to receive your gifts!