Happy birthday to you! Five food freebies for your birthday week

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Survived another 365 days? May as well turn the party into a week-long celebration with all the goodies you can scoop up during your birthday week. After cashing in on a few big-ticket food items to mark my big day, I thought, "What better way to pay it forward then to pass along the knowledge to all you hungry, aging people?"

Even better, many of these places will give you a freebie right away, just for joining their email lists.

First up: sweet, sweet donuts from LaMar's.

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Liz Kellermeyer
Cherry sprinkle doughnut: a confetti party for your mouth.
This freebie requires a physical visit to the store to pick up a LaMar's Lover for Life card. But the effort is totally worth it. Once you register your card online, they automatically load a free coffee and doughnut on it for your next visit, along with a free doughnut for your birthday. You get further perks throughout the year for purchasing doughnuts and coffee, and if you don't go often, you'll be reminded of what you're missing every time the sugar house loads your card with "We miss you!" free doughnuts.

A birthday guy or gal can't live on doughnuts alone, which takes us to our second birthday food pick: a Spicy Pickle entree.

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Liz Kellermeyer
Veggie lovin: a Garden State sub with a spicy pickle.

Signing up for the chain's VIP (Very Important Pickle) club gets you a free offer right away, then another free entree on your birthday. Small caveat: You have to buy a medium drink to get the free food, but $1.70 is still a steal of a deal for all that goodness.

Still ahead: Starbucks, noodles and ice cream...

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