Birthday Rewards 2012

I’m celebrating a birthday this week.  All month, I’ve been collecting birthday freebies from my favorite stores.  I wrote a birthday rewards post before (see Birthday Rewards).  Today’s post serves as an update to that one.

Here are my top 5 birthday rewards this year:

1. Sephora:  Beauty Insiders receive a free, get-gorgeous birthday gift annually.  A different gift is selected every year.  For 2012, everyone receives a Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo.  This is the best one yet!

2.  Aveda:  Sign up for the birthday club at Aveda to receive a free customized birthday gift (valued at up to $25).  This year, I chose the pure-fume spirit spray (value $20), which was freshly-made using a customized fragrance of my choice.  

3.  DSW:  DSW Rewards Members receive a $5 birthday certificate.  This year, I used my certificate on some tights.

4.  Helzberg Diamonds:  Sign-up for a Helzberg account and receive a free birthday gift.  This year, the birthday reward is a free pair of freshwater pearl earrings with sterling silver posts.  

5.  Anthropologie:  Anthro card holders receive a special birthday discount of 15% off (sale items are included too).

On Friday, I’ll be grabbing my free latte from Starbucks.  I’ll probably take advantage of a few of the free offers from restaurants too.  

Are you signed up for birthday rewards?  What are your favorites?


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  1. October 24, 2012 / 12:15 am

    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Sephora gift also! The earrings are a beauty…truly missed out on that one! Have a great birthday (week)!!

    • October 24, 2012 / 6:58 pm

      Thanks, Rashawnda! And, yes, that Sephora gift is fabulous!

  2. October 24, 2012 / 12:40 am

    The earrings! I never knew that there were such rewards for a birthday. Happy birthday by the way.

    • October 24, 2012 / 6:58 pm

      Yeah…Terri…there are lots of birthday gifts out there just waiting to be claimed. Thanks!

  3. October 24, 2012 / 10:49 am

    happy birthday! What great gifts, I wonder if we have birthday rewards here? Sounds like fun!

    • October 24, 2012 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks, Mica! Let me know if you find out about any bday rewards on your side of the world.

  4. October 24, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Happy birthday! I stumbled onto your blog accidentally via google images trying to find a picture of BP boots on a person. You should get some points or something because I totally bought them because of you! (Haven't received them yet, waiting anxiously!) I love your style! Inspiring. I have a random question for you: where can I find a great shirtdress? I have looked all summer and into fall without success. I tried on the Anthro denim dress and I was oddly between sizes. (Luckily, because it was NOT very economical.) I've tried on all of the multiple shirtdresses to come through Gap and they all look terrible on me because they are too high-waisted or the hip pockets make the dress stick out in a very unattractive way. You seem to have some great ones! I would appreciate any advice! (I live in Atlanta, if that makes a difference.) Thanks! -Kat

    • October 24, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks, Kat! So happy you found the blog! I just know that you'll love your BP boots.

      Great question. I, too, have been having the same problem with the Anthro dresses recently. The Limited often introduces a few shirtdresses every season. Lately, though, I've been loving the shirtdresses by Vince Camuto. You can find them in Macy's, but they're already appearing in Nordstrom Rack stores at 60% off. There's gotta be a Rack in the ATL, right?

  5. October 24, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Advance Birthday greetings to you! Wishing you all the best! Love the Sephora gift 🙂