Today is my birthday. And aside from the fact that I’m happy to have made yet another journey around the sun, this time labeling myself Fifty and Fabulous, I love a good birthday discount. I’m a huge fan of discounts.
On Friday I enjoyed a free birthday meal at my local brewpub as one of the perks of being a member of their Pub Club. I paid a pretty large fee to join about seven years ago, but it has paid for itself over and over and over again in the discounts I have received there.
Today I enjoyed a free salad from the Au Bon Pain in the Katz Building. How? I’m a member of their eClub. You can sign up for free and get all kinds of perks, including a free birthday lunch!
There are tons of places that give you free stuff for your birthday. You can find a quick list of 100 here.
And because I am now officially Fifty and Fabulous, I just joined AARP. Yep…I’m now a member of the old people’s club. Why? DISCOUNTS! I looked at all of the discounts available and decided it was worth the annual membership fee. If for no other reason, I’ll now be eligible for a free donut with the purchase of a large coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. That in itself is worth labeling myself as “old.”
I’m having a great birthday. Sign up for some free stuff and your next celebration of age can be just as fabulous as mine!