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A few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday. It was everything I ever wanted, good quality time with family and friends, simple plans, and feeling special. I also scored some awesome freebies!
A couple of years ago, I didn’t even know about all of the perks you can receive on your birthday. Many companies out there have a birthday promotion for people who just sign up.
Honestly, there are too many to count and they appeal to all walks of life. My particular taste is beauty, clothing, and yummy treats! I will regrettably say that I did miss out on my Starbucks freebie though. It was a sad, sad day when I realized I missed my chance to enjoy a venti mocha latte for free. Oh well, next year.
Free stuff is always awesome, isn’t it? Especially when it’s not just junk you’re going to eventually stick in some drawer somewhere and throw away later. And the items I got are things I’ll be using regularly. Let me show you.
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A comfy tee from Kohl’s
Each year, Kohl’s gives me a $10 off certificate that I can use on anything in the store, no minimum spend amount required. So, literally, you can just get something under $10 and score it for free. It’s awesome. I will say though, their store rarely has items that are under $10, unless you’re looking for flip flops! I decided to look in the juniors section (something I don’t often do, because, um, I’m not a junior?) and found basic tees in this army green color that I’ve been wanting for a while. I love basics, I can mix and match with so many options and they make a great versatile addition to my wardrobe!
Tarte Tarteist Blush and liquid lipstick from Sephora (along with beauty samples!)
I just signed up with Sephora during Christmas time. Their birthday gift was awesome! Of course, these are the mini sizes, but who cares? They’re awesome for traveling and their colors are neutral enough that I can wear them with so many looks! Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a bit obsessed with makeup and beauty, and blushes are my go-to drug.
And on top of that awesomeness, you get free samples of hair and face masks, win-win!
NYX Happy Birthday! Eyeshadow Palette from Ulta
I legit have been using this palette for the last couple of weeks! The colors are amazing and the pigmentation is great quality. I even used it for my makeup to a recent wedding and it stayed put and flawless all night! Where else can you get a full-size eyeshadow palette with 10 gorgeous colors for free? No, please….tell me, I’d love to score more!
Fudge Brownie from Corner Bakery
I left the yummi-ness for last! I am a huge addict of all things sugar. Buy me chocolate and I’ll love you forever. Brownies? I die. I’m not exaggerating here! I’m OBSESSED with brownies. They are one of the rare things that I honestly could never resist when I’m dieting, they kill my willpower in an instant!
This brownie was so good I forgot to take a picture first! See? They turn off my brain and put me in a trance. This was so decadent and scrumptious that I had to close my eyes as I chewed to fully savor it. Yeah, I could be a spokesperson for this brownie. Corner Bakery? Are you listening?
But for real, if you’re not into brownies, they’ve got a whole lineup of yummy treats that you can get instead. You get to choose!
These are the freebies I got this year. I did get some free entrees/desserts at Benihana, Olive Garden, and some others, but those always require us to go and spend money before saving money. I don’t mind those deals too, but I definitely like freebies better!