9.12.2012


September is our month. Our month of turning older. Turning older on the exact same day. Sometimes I think it's completely awesome my husband and I share our birthday's, sometimes the selfish me wishes for my own day. But then, what fun would that be? Hello, we get to celebrate together, and there's something about celebrating turning older together, with the one you love, which makes it all the merrier. We can sulk in misery together. But not really, because he'll always be two years older, and I'll always be two years younger, and I rather enjoy reminding him that he's the "old" one.

Just today, while at the mall, I decided it's high time I get my free Godiva chocolate. I've been a rewards member since the beginning of the year, every month I get a free chocolate from them, IF I actually walk into the store and pick it up. Which I never do. Hello, free chocolate, why have I been neglecting you up for the past eight months? Well, little did I know, that during your birthday month, you also get $10 worth of free goods, too. I tell you, sign up NOW if you aren't a Godiva Rewards Club Member already. Listen, I'll even make it easy on you, all you have to do is click here. You're welcome. Now, don't be an idiot like me and let months and months go by before getting your free chocolate. It's free! And freakishly amazing! And did I mention FREE?!

After leaving the store with a bag full of chocolates that cost me all of $.54 cents, I immediately told John he had to sign up so we can go back to the store and get more. After all, it's his birthday month, too. So, now that he's signed up, we'll be marching our butts right back there soon, so we can devour even more free chocolates. Thank goodness for nursing, I'm living up eating like crap all I can!

Ok, now that I've sold you, right? Get this...

Aside from Godiva's love of free things when it's your birthday...or just every month in general, I started thinking about everything else you can get for free during your birthday month. I'm already signed up for a few other goods from other stores, I mean, hello, I'm a money saving, coupon giddy nerd, and now a stay-at-home mom whose a little bit broke, so, why not take advantage of all things free, right? A little much? No way. It's free, go crazy. 

I remembered seeing this post from one of the many coupon blogs I read, and decided to go a little hog wild and sign up for almost every single free thing one can get when it's their birthday. I know, I know, a little extreme, but like I said, free is free and I've already decided this month, even if it's almost half way over, will be spent hoping from one place to the next getting our free goods. After all, what fun is a birthday month if you don't actually celebrate it, right? And even better, we get two of everything for free.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who signs up for these things just to score free goods?

8 comments:

Jessica DiRocco said...

I like your use of "hello" in this blog post. I can imagine you saying it. I had no idea about this free chocolate business. You've opened my eyes, Lovell!

Erin S said...

Thanks for the heads up on chocolate! Why didn't I know this in August??? I'm signed up for a few things, courtesy of friends, but I have yet to use them.....one year....

AJ Candrian said...

I have been a proud member of the Godiva rewards card for several years now. I do not take advantage of it often enough. Unless I'm in the mall a lot, which I have been trying to cut back on. Also, I had no idea about the $10 worth of free goods. I was definitely not told that when I signed up!

Lindsay said...

SIgned up...can't wait to use it. We have three birthday's in October so we will have some fun freebies. Thanks!!

Brittany said...

I had no clue about the $10 worth of chocolate and I've been a member for at least 3 years!

Also, go to World Market's site because you get $10 free during your bday month. If you don't have one in OKC I will get something here for you! :)

Lauren Kay said...

ha! love this! i'm gonna make it happen. but i'm a little bummed we already passed my bday. also, i freaked out for a second that i missed your bday and didn't send you a note or anything. then i remembered it's the 30th and i have plenty of time :) but, happy birthday month!

Lovell Family said...

Well this post would have been awesome had I read it LAST month, by since my birthday is tomorrow it's no help....unless of course I lie and say my birthday is in october...that should work, right?

Colie said...

Love the shout out for Belgian chocolate. :)
And holy moley was that a killer long list of freebies for your birthday. I really want to know if Einstein Bagels does free stuff for your birthday. I'm on a bagel kick. Even though they're the equivalent of eating 4 slices of bread. :)