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!
Bass Pro Shops - Through 10/31/2016 at visit Bass Pro Shops, families can participate in free arts and crafts activities with their children. On Halloween night, they will be hosting its own festivities, including a costume parade, pumpkin decorating and, of course, trick or treating–all for free.
Beef O’Brady’s – Free kids menu meal when the kids arrive in costume. They’ll also be giving away free treat bags while they last. Offer valid only on 10/31/2016.
Chipotle – Both adults and kids can snag a “Boorito”, “Boorito” bowl, salad or order of tacos for just $3 on 10/31/2016 when they arrive in costume.
Cici’s – Kids 10 and under that arrive at Cici’s Pizza dress in Halloween costumes will be able to snag a free kids buffet on 10/31/2016. Offer is limited to 1 free kdis buffet per adult buffet and regular drink purchased.
Chuck E. Cheese - Chuck E. Cheese locations are giving out 50 free tickets any day in October – also known as “Chucktober”, that kids arrive dressed in costume. These tickets can then be traded in for free candy. This offer is good at Chuck E. Cheese locations in 47 states. Offer ends 10/31/2016.
IHOP - On October 31, kids 12 and under can dig into Scary Face Pancakes for free from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants. Offer valid only on 10/31/2016.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Kids can eat free at Joe’s Crab Shack on Halloween. Get up to 1 free kids meals per each adult entrée purchased with a limit of 3 kids meals per ticket with this printable coupon. Offer valid only on 10/31/2016.
Krispy Kreme – Each person that arrives at their local Krispy Kreme store in costume can receive a free doughnut of choice. This offer includes their popular Zombie doughnut as long as they’re still in abundance. No purchase necessary. Offer valid all day on 10/31/2016.
Michael’s – This Saturday and Sunday (10/29/2016 and 10/30/2016), Michael’s craft stores will be offering various activities such as a treat bag craft, costume parade, face painting and more.
Spaghetti Warehouse - Spaghetti Warehouse has its Halloween Kids Eat Free offer going on 10/29/2016 - 10/31/2016. Kids 10 and under, will receive a free Kid's Menu Meal with any adult entree purchase. A coupon is required for the dine-in only offer, and there is a limit of (2) free Kid's Menu Meals per adult entree purchase. You can get that coupon off the Spaghetti Warehouse website.