Happy birthday, Arizona! This beautiful state was founded on February 14, 1912 as one of the final three states to join the union. In the beginning, the 5 C's (copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate) were crucial to the development of our state's economy. Today, Arizona's economy has grown and developed into the home of the nation's largest Local First coalition and vibrant communities have flourished.
This year, in honor of Arizona and those that live here, we propose a sixth C: celebration! Celebrate on your own birthday with these Arizona local businesses' birthday clubs. Please note: These specials do not do not apply to February 14th (unless that is your birthday, too) but can be redeemed to celebrate you every year.
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1. Free Popcorn at Harkins Theatres
Harkins Theatres gifts a free medium popcorn on your birthday with valid identification. This is available at all locations. Ask at the box office when you are purchasing tickets to receive your voucher.
2. Bookmans Kid's Club
Sign your child up for the Bookmans Kid Club and they will receive a free $10.00 gift card on their birthday! Instilling a lifelong love of reading starts early, and to foster that, Bookmans created Kids Club, for kids up to 12 years old, to receive a 10% discount on anything in the store all year round. Bookmans has locations in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, so celebrate your birthday statewide! Sign up here.
3. Bashas Kid's Club
The Bashas Kid Birthday Club will deliver a voucher for a completely free birthday cake every year for children ages 1 - 10. Just prior to your child's birthday, he or she will receive a birthday card from 'Basha the Bear' with a coupon for a free birthday cake along with other money-saving coupons to help you plan the perfect party. Sign up here.
4. Local Restaurant Treats
Tons of local restaurants want to celebrate with you and treat you to your birthday dinner. Visit Chompie’s on your birthday and receive a free "Eggciting Breakfast", The Cutting Board and Fox Restaurants (North Italia, Flowerchild, and more) treat you to a dessert for your table (no singing required), and The Liberty Market deducts $10 from your total for dine in and to go plus you receive your choice of any one of their homemade desserts. Proof of your birthday is required with valid identification. Check out our Local Business Directory for a local restaurant for your birthday meal, be sure to call ahead for their birthday specials!
5. AZ on the Rocks Birthday Club
The AZR's Climb and Yoga On US! Birthday Club is where everyone climbs and takes yoga for free on or near their birthday. All you need to do is sign up on their website and get to climbing. Sign up here.