Birthday Freebies Worth Wishing For!

By Ashtyn Britt

abritt@lc.edu

 

Like a lot of other people, undoubtedly, I really love my birthday. It is the one day a year that is truly mine to celebrate and enjoy, where I get to eat my favorite kind of cake and feel loved by my favorite people. A few years back, however, I found out something very cool. Not only do I get to enjoy the previously mentioned activities, but I also become eligible to receive a lot of things for free on my birthday! Here are a few examples of what I got this year from various companies and how you can get them for your birthday too! It is important to note my birthday was in October, and the reason it took so long for me to share this is because I wanted to safely test all the products I received before recommending them.

  1.       Milk mascara, primer, and blush along with Brazillian Bum Bum Cream, Coco Cabana Cream, two Dior mascara primer samples, two Kerastase shampoo and conditioner samples from Sephora.com.

So, Sephora technically has two options a person could choose from for their birthday, which is why I have two different email accounts so I can claim both from different stores on each email in order to get both. However, this year I did it online both times, which is how I also got the free samples. As expected from Sephora, these products are amazing! I love and highly recommend them. You can sign up for free birthday gifts from Sephora if you sign up for two free accounts on sephora.com at least one month before your birthday.

 

Free Milk mascara, primer, and blush along with Brazillian Bum Bum Cream, Coco Cabana Cream, two Dior mascara primer samples, two Kerastase shampoo and conditioner samples from Sephora.com

 

  1.       Tarte mascara, blush, foundation tester, and Birthday Suit Lip Paint from Tarte.com.

This one I will admit I got more than just the mascara and blush for free just as a luck of the draw for it being in October when I redeemed my free birthday gift. Apparently, the Tarte company’s birthday is also in October, so they held a special sale that resulted in me getting a free lip paint as well as my free birthday set of mascara and blush, along with a free sample. I also was able to have the whole thing shipped to me for free, which was awesome! You can sign up for a free birthday gift from Tarte if you sign up for a free account on tarte.com at least one month before your birthday.

 

Free Tarte mascara, blush, foundation tester, and Birthday Suit Lip Paint from Tarte.com.

 

  1.       bareMinerals blush and mascara from bareMinerals.com.

I was able to redeem this online and have it sent to me. You may have noticed a rather common theme with these birthday gifts this year, being another mascara and blush set, but free quality makeup is still free quality makeup so I do not mind! This is very nice and light on the face, and perfect for special occasions. You can sign up for a free birthday gift from bareMinerals if you sign up for a free account on bareminerals.com at least one month before your birthday.

 Free bareMinerals blush and mascara from bareMinerals.com.

 

  1.       Free full-sized Tarte mascara from Ulta.

I have switched to this mascara in my daily makeup routine because of how much I ended up loving it! Every month Ulta has a different birthday gift that can be received, which is redeemed by going into any Ulta during your birthday month with a coupon code that you will receive in an email that should be sent the first of your birth month. You can receive this by signing up with your email and making a free account on ulta.com at least one month before your birthday.

  Free full-sized Tarte mascara from Ulta.

 

  1.       $5 Hot Topic Cash from hottopic.com. (Also known as my Ouija necklace.)

This one was really great because I was able to get a free, cool and “spooky” necklace right before Halloween. I found my necklace at a discounted price already for less than $5, so when I added it to my cart with my birthday reward, not only was the necklace free but apparently so was the shipping! What a deal! To receive this deal for your birthday, you need to make a free account on hottopic.com website at least a month before your birthday.

 Free Ouija Necklace purchased from a $5 Hot Topic Cash coupon from hottopic.com

 

  1.       $15 Torrid Cash from torrid.com.

For this one, I admit I am a “Loyalist” on Torrid, which is something you have to build up over time through online purchases otherwise it would only be $10, but it is still free Torrid Cash. The only thing you have to do to obtain this, like everything else on this list, is to sign up with your email on torrid.com and make an account about a month before your birthday!

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