I sign up for all the "birthday" specials at different restaurants and sites. You can go to their websites to sign up for the offers.
My "gifts" this year include: free appetizer or dessert at Olive Garden, Longhorn, and Red Lobster; free Blizzard from Dairy Queen; BOGOs from Bob Evans, Denny's, and a bonanza of coupons from other companies.
The good news is that I do not have to use them ON my birthday. My Red Hat Ladies group will have its July luncheon at Longhorn!
"Bonuses" I didn't accept: opportunities to increase credit card allowances!