LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In today's economy everyone is looking to save. So, what if we told you there's one day a year that several local businesses literally give stuff away? NewsChannel 11 explains how you can cash in on your birthday!
Family and friends aren't the only ones who want to make your birthday special, so do many of your local restaurants. At Caprock Cafe, they have a few surprises for you. "We just wanted to try to be a part of their birthdays," Manager Kim Cargill said.
She says as long as folks let them know it's their birthday, staff offers them a free desert or a free drink. "Sometimes people prefer a cold beer over a desert, but we have great deserts," Cargill said.
Desert isn't all you could score on your special day. Different retailers offer discounts during the month of your birthday. Stein Mart offers a 20% discount as long as you sign up for their preferred customer card.
"I'm surprised we don't have a better turnout," Olan Mills District Photography Supervisor Danny Singleton said. Different studios offer different incentives to capture your little one's special day. At Olan Mills, they offer a free package for kids three and under. "Of course, people love pictures of their children no matter what you do, pretty much, and I don't blame them," Singleton said.
Your pet isn't forgotten either. "Just like different stores have their birthday things to sign up for, it's just a different card that we have," Petsmart Lead Cashier Yolanda Gonzalez said. At Petsmart, just sign up for Pet Perks, and your pet will receive a coupon for cash off merchandise on their birthday. "For dogs it's a $4.00 coupon and for cats it's a $3.00 coupon," Gonzalez said.
So no matter who it's for, or what it is, the key to your free birthday treat is just to ask. "I think that most people just don't know to ask. It never hurts to ask," Cargill said.
These are just a small selection of businesses who offer birthday specials. To find out if your favorite place offers a treat, just ask.
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