Statistics show that more people are born in August than any other month. So chances are you know some August babies celebrating big days. That’s why we’re sharing ten cheap ways to make someone’s birthday more special.
Personalized Phone Call Greeting - Forget to send a birthday card? Don’t worry. Set up a personalized birthday phone call instead. Just head to birthdaydialer.com. Plug in some key details like names and choose from a bunch of greeting styles. The birthday boy or girl will get a fun phone call at some point throughout the day.
Fresh-Baked Treats - It doesn’t have to be a fancy five-layer cake, but a handmade birthday treat will go a long way towards making their birthday more special. Use a mix if you have to, but personalize it with some colored frosting and a sweet message.
JibJab Card - Don’t just fill their inbox with boring e-cards. Head to JibJab instead and incorporate photos to create a personalized birthday greeting that will fill their special day with some laughs.
Radio Dedication - Call into a local radio station and dedicate a song to the birthday guy or gal. Ask the DJ to give them a special shout out on their special day.
Decorated Car Windows - Pick up a couple bottles of window paint. They’re about $2 each at CenturyNovelty.com. Write some birthday wishes on your loved one’s car windows to help make the day more memorable.
Candy Surprise - Find out the birthday girl or boy’s favorite type of candy. Stock up on it and leave the treats hidden in various places where they’re sure to discover them. Need some ideas? Try stashing them inside lunch bags, car cup holders, and desk drawers.
Photo Slide Show - Use a free service like Photosnack or Slideroll to create a professional looking slide show starring photos of the person celebrating their birthday. Be sure to include plenty of shots from past birthday bashes.
Custom Photo Book - Looking for another way to use fun photos for a birthday surprise? Through the month of August you can create a free large hardcover photo book from Picaboo, a $39.99 value. First-time customers get 20 pages free, but you will have to pay for shipping.
Free Website - These days there are websites for everything—including birthdays! Create a free website using Webs.com. Use it to collect birthday greetings, announce party plans and just be an online party for the birthday boy or girl.
Loving Lists - Everyone loves knowing what other people love about them. Use the person’s age as a jumping off point for creating lists of things you adore about the birthday guy or gal. Ask their close friends and family members to make their own loving lists that include one accolade for every year of their life.
By Alison Storm
RazorGator coupon code - If you've got a little extra cash, splurge on concert tickets to see the birthday girl's (or guy's) favorite band. Snag free shipping on orders over $100 with coupon code FSOVERRG through 08/31/2010.
Ross-Simons coupon - Want to make their birthday one they'll remember for decades? The phrase, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" is still around for a reason. Save 25%, plus get free shipping, with coupon code SAVE25 through 08/08/2010.
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It's all treats and no tricks at many retailers this Halloween. Here you'll find a list of stores and restaurants we've comprised that are offering up special deals and maybe even a freebie or two to celebrate the spooky holiday. Keep checking back, we'll be adding new ones as we find them!
Barnes & Noble - Free Halloween storytime on 10/31/2014. Contact local stores for times.
Bass Pro Shops - Free 4x6 photos & Halloween activities for kids from now through 10/31/2014.
Chipolte - Participating restaurants are offering a $3 "boorito" to those that arrive in a costume. Offer valid from 5PM to close on 10/31/2014.
IHOP - Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 & under on 10/31/2014 only from 7AM to 10PM.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut to customers in full costume. Only on 10/31/2014 at participating restaurants.
LEGO Stores - Free Halloween sticker for kids in costume on 10/31/2014.
Outback Steakhouse - Free kids meals w/purchase of adult meal. Limited to kids 10 & under and 2 free kids meals in a visit. Participating restaurants on 10/31/2014 only.
Sonic - 50 Cent corn dogs all day on 10/31/2014.
Wendy's - Halloween coupon booklets are only $1. This book contains coupons good for free Jr. Frostys. Of special note: 90 cents of the purchase price goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Offer's ending is unknown.
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