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FREE: Celebrating a Birthday? Check Out these Deals

Local Editor Lyssa Beyer celebrated her birthday recently, and went on the hunt for some ways to celebrate without paying a dime. Check out these locally offered specials.

I turned 26 on Sunday.

I know, I know. Hold your applause.

Actually — and this is how I decided I know I'm getting "old" — this was the first year that my birthday didn't feel like a "big deal." At midnight, I didn't look at the clock. In fact, I didn't realize it was my birthday until 12:16 a.m. Talk about a revelation.

But the bigger deal about my birthday has always been that I'm not really alone. I was born on my grandmother's 40th birthday; my grandpa's birthday is July 13, and my sister's birthday is July 12.

My first nephew was born last year, on July 7.

It's Christmas in July — almost literally.

Even if my birthday wasn't a "big deal," I still like to use the day to make myself feel special. I did, after all, survive another 365 days out there in this big world.

And what better way to feel special than take advantage of business-provided deals only available once a year? So I put a call out on the Port Washington-Saukville Patch Facebook page asking readers where I could go to get some good deals.

They followed through, and took advantage. Here's a list of area deals posted by readers, as well as other deals I was able to find out about throughout the week.

  • : Tell the staff it's your birthday, and get a free mini ice cream cake, complete with a candle.
  • : The restaurant will sing you a birthday song and give you a free birthday fried ice cream.
  • : Show your ID to prove that it's your birthday and get a free meal up to $14.
  • Circle B (in Cedarburg): Free drink with ID *This is actually what I did, followed by a game of bowling!*
  • : For kids, get a free slice of cheesecake; if you're of legal drinking age — stop by for a shot of tequila and get to wear a sombrero!
  • : Tell the bartender it's your birthday for a free shot.
  • : Get a free birthday sundae.
  • : Get a free birthday sundae, complete with a candle!

This list does not include every business in Port and Saukville, so if you know a birthday deal that wasn't listed — please tell us in the comments.

celest benn July 15, 2012 at 01:59 AM
You can find tons of Free Birthday Stuff at www.FreeBirthdayStuff.com , let me know what you did and We'll give you a shout out...Celest Benn CEO
Darcie Koreen July 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I have a birthday coming up next month. No I won't tell you my age. You can try guessing if you'd like. But I'm telling!!!! Anywho! I might take advantage of one or two of those FREEBIES! Know any more? I'll check out the web site and see what they have to offer.
Kathleen Sepanic July 25, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Ate at Tello's for my birthday- no free meal as stated, but a free piece of Tres Leches cake.

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