IF it's your birthday at the start of the year you probably feel you deserve a few perks.

If your friends have told you they can't afford a night out or it's too cold to head for a day out, here's a few ways you can cheer yourself up for free. 

Free Prosecco at Pizza Express

If you sign up to the Pizza Express mailing list, when it comes to your birthday they will send you a code for a free bottle of prosecco for the month surrounding your birthday. Just show your waiter the code at the end of the meal and it will be taken off the bill. 

Get a free doughnut and coffee

Join the friends of Krispy Kreme eClub and get a free coffee and doughnut on your birthday. You can also get free doughnuts when you sign your friends up to it as well.

Free sub

When you sign up for a Subway Sub Card you will receive a free 6-inch sub and drink on your birthday. Keep the loyalty card and get lots of freebies all year round.

Free cocktails at TGI Friday’s

If you join TGI’s celebrations club you will get birthday treats for you and up to five friends. Choose from cocktails, desserts or smoothies.

Birthday freebie from Aveda

When you join the Aveda Reward Program you can get a gift worth £24 every year on your birthday. You’ll also collect points every time you make a purchase for more freebies.

Free bottle of prosecco at Cafe Rouge

Sign up to Cafe Rouge’s email newsletter to become a member of their birthday club which gets you a free bottle of fizz on your special day.

Free birthday meal at Las Iguanas

Sign up to the Las Iguanas mailing list to receive a free birthday main.

Beefeater voucher for free main meal

Pick up a ‘Reward Club’ card and register with Beefeater’s Reward Club to get a free main meal (normally £9-21) around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu. You can also collect points as you spend to get more money off your bill.

Free Pasta or Pizza at Frankie and Benny’s

The Italian American chain has a birthday club that you can sign up for with different deals depending on how old you are. Adults get a free main meal and a £10 voucher for a return visit. 

Get a free milkshake at Ed’s Diner

Not only do you get a free shake when you sign up to Ed’s Diner club, in the welcome email you can claim a free burger or hot dog. 

Greggs voucher for a free sweet treat

You can get a free sweet treat from Greggs on your birthday if you download the free Greggs rewards app. You’ll get a voucher on the app to show in-store for one free cupcake, cream cake or doughnut – valid for one month after issue.

Mille’s Cookies voucher for a free cookie

Get a voucher for a free cookie (normally 99p) emailed to you for your birthday when you sign up to the Millie’s Cookies ‘Cookie Club’ newsletter.

Free sundae at Harvester

For a super sweet treat, Harvester are giving away free super sundaes to guests on their birthdays. All you have to do is sign up to the mailing list.

Benefit Cosmetics free birthday brow wax

Get a free Benefit brow wax, worth £11.50 on your birthday at Benefit counters in Debenhams if you sign up to the free Debenhams Beauty Club loyalty card. You can book an appointment anytime within 4 weeks after your birthday.

The Body Shop £5 off discount voucher

Get £5 to spend in-store or online with no minimum spend at The Body Shop when you sign up for a free ‘Love Your Body’ loyalty card. Valid for up to one month after your birthday.

Have you spotted any other brilliant birthday deals? Let us know below.