I came across this Smart Money article-- written by a fellow college alum and Diva-- which tastefully sums up some of the best birthday-treats-for-your-buck. Below, a round-up of some of the best bargains.
And remember, Kelli Grant said,
Rewards Program. Birthday Bonus.
When it comes to these programs, use common sense. Only sign up for programs with retailers that you know and like. And read the fine print carefully — if you don't want spam or other marketing materials to be sent to you, there should be a way to opt out.
Borders Rewards. You'll get two coupons emailed to you on your birthday: one for 15% off the regular price of one item, and one for a free dessert at the store cafe.
Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club. Join the club online and get a free creation (the company's term for ice cream with mixed-in extras). You'll be emailed the coupon on your birthday.
DSW Reward Your Style. You'll get a coupon for $5 off your next purchase.
Hollywood Video. Get a coupon for a free rental on your birthday. No coupon? Just tell a store representative that you're celebrating.
Wine.com Club W. Get a coupon for $10 off your next order. The coupon will be emailed to you around your birthday.