I am really starting to love August 1st. Since it is my birthday month, I get tons of coupons and emails about special deals just for me for my birthday; not that I need an excuse to spend money.
My all time favorite birthday deal is from Applebee's - a FREE three course meal plus a drink. Almost any appetizer, any entree, a dessert and any beverage (including alcoholic). The last two years my sister and I would go twice (we both have August birthdays), eat this mediocre food and delicious dessert and enjoy a $35 free meal and pay a $20 bill (for the extra entrees) plus a nice tip.
Also among my must use birthday coupons are bare minerals, Ann Taylor loft and sephora.