My birthday isn’t until September, but I’m in a very birthday mood today. Today’s Everyday Cheapskate was about joining the memberships that businesses offer. I’ve always belonged to a few memberships here and there, but I don’t really do anything with them. But Mary’s advice was: if it’s free, sign up for it.
She linked to Free Birthday Treats which keeps track of the businesses in your area that give you free or discounted goodies on your birthday. It’s like being a celebrity, only far less conspicuous. So, no matter how many candles you find on your *ahemFraggleahem* cake, you can enjoy a month of living like you would live if you didn’t have to worry about all the bills.
They have a section for pets too!
Most businesses will let you sign up your entire family at one time, so not only will you get one month of fun, but everyone in your family can have their own month. Or you could just let them sign up with their own darn email. Whatever. But if you have kids that you don’t want signing up for stuff on their own, it’s a good option to have.