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How to have your healthiest birthday ever—for free


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The best things in life are free, right? Happiness, love, rainbows— and, hey, the occasional coconut milk smoothie wouldn’t hurt.

While most of the free things in wellness are reserved for celebrities, fitness instructors, and fashion editors (it’s true), there’s one day of the year when everyone is treated like a queen: your birthday.

From green juice and a zen yoga class in the morning to your very own eyebrow touch-up, let your birthday be your official day to treat yourself—all for free.

How? We’ve rounded up a selection of b-day bounty. Some of the freebies below require you to join a rewards program, but most just ask for your email. So all you’re really doing is adding another newsletter to your morning mix (which you can opt out of at any time).

Scroll down to see all of the healthy picks, to make your birthday the best—and cheapest—day of the year.

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Starbucks

Start your special day off right with an Insta-famous Purple Drink from Starbucks. You have to join the rewards program at least 30 days before your birthday, but it’s free, so get on it!

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Old Navy

Sign up for the budget brand’s birthday club and you’ll get a free gift on your birthday. (Fingers crossed it’s an adorable crop top.)

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Edible Arrangements

Treat yourself to a midday snack with a free bouquet from Edible Arrangements on your special day. Just sign up for their free rewards program to get the complimentary gift, plus a ton of other member perks that you probably didn’t even know you needed.

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Benefit Brow Bar

The birthday girl’s eyebrows must always be on #fleek. Make sure yours are picture-perfect with a free brow arch at your local Benefit Brow Bar.

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CorePower Yoga

If you’ve never tried CorePower yoga class, you not only get a free class, but also an entire free week as a newbie. If you’re already a member, make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter and they’ll send you an email before your birthday with a free class.

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Flywheel

No better time to sweat than on your birthday, right? Turn it into a two-a-day with CorePower Yoga, plus a free class at Flywheel. Although there’s nothing (visible) on the site about the free class, there are many bloggers who swear by—and have completed!—a birthday “fly-for-free” ride. They say simply call your local studio, have proof of your birthday when you arrive, and you can too fly for free.

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Sweetgreen

Refuel from your big day with a delicious and nutritious salad from Sweetgreen. If you register in the free app at least two weeks before your birthday—and spend at least $100 within the year (which is really about 10 salads)—they’ll send you a $10 credit to use within the month. (But why waste it on a regular day?)

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Ben & Jerry’s

There’s only one way to end your birthday—with ice cream. Treat yourself with one of the best vegan options out there, with a free cup or cone from Ben & Jerry’s. Just sign up for their newsletter and they’ll take care of everything.

Not your birthday quite yet? Take advantage of all of the great, free workouts on YouTube. And although they’re not free, these are the best nine activewear items on summer clearance racks right now.