Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

By Frank Heinz and Kristen Dahlgren
|  Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

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If you like free stuff and saving money, listen up.  There is one day a year retailers are literally giving the store away -- your birthday.

These days birthday freebies are turning into big business.

"It's a win, win if you think about it. They're coming in and getting a free meal but they're also buying one with a friend or loved one," said Frank Erceg of Repeat Rewards.

Even large companies like Disney have bought into the birthday bonanza, offering free admission on your special day.  Local restaurants are taking part as well.  Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil sends free meal coupons via email for anniversaries and birthdays to those in their eClub.

The possibilities are almost endless.

In Tampa, Fla., NBC's Kristen Dahlgren found discounts at other theme parks, free coffee, breakfast and even a teeth cleaning ... all just for going to visit the merchant on her birthday.

"Anytime the week of their birthday -- for one of our patients -- they can get their teeth cleaned. We do that to make them feel special. Just a little patient appreciation," said Dr. Nicole Gordon, dentist.

In every community there are now Web sites popping up with the best birthday deals and the vendors waiting to celebrate with you.

"Steaks, safari, golf, makeup (Aveda and Sephora) and a clean closet. What more could I wish for?" said Dahlgren.

For more information on where to find great deals -- visit these Web sites.

Aveda
Sephora
Busch Gardens
Disney
Texas de Brazil

If you know of any vendor that offers freebies on your birthday ... let us know by emailing us here.

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