The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has shared handy advice on how to land tons of free treats on your birthday.

The cash-saving guru shared his trick with readers of the Money Saving Expert's website, dedicating a section of the website to shed light on the best free birthday treats.

The website reads: “We've compiled a list of the best birthday offers and freebies, most of which you can get by simply signing up to free newsletters or loyalty cards.”

However, they warn that offers can change so readers should so think of them as ‘a bonus rather than guaranteed’.

Here are 12 of the best free treats to nab on your birthday:

Build-A-Bear 'pay your age' for a £14 birthday bear

If you sign up to the Build-A-Bear Workshop loyalty scheme, on your child’s birthday they can make a bear (normally £14) and pay their age in pounds, eg, three-year-olds get a bear for £3, when Build-A-Bear stores reopen.

Free Greggs sweet treat

If you download the Greggs app for Apple or Android and use it to register for the free 'Greggs Rewards' loyalty scheme, you'll get a voucher on the app to show in a store for one free cupcake, cream cake or doughnut for your birthday. The voucher will be valid for one month from the date of your birthday.

£5 off at Hotel Chocolat

If you download the Hotel Chocolat app you can register for its VIP club to get a 'surprise gift' – usually £5 off a £5+ spend – for your birthday. As its stores are currently closed due to lockdown, you'll need to order online. It's valid for the month of your birthday, unless you sign up during that month, then it will be valid from the next month.

Frankie & Benny's 'free' birthday main meal OR one bottle of prosecco for £10

Register with Frankie & Benny's Rewards to get a choice between two birthday offers: one free meal when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu, OR a bottle of prosecco for £10. A voucher will be emailed to you 10 days before your birthday, which you can print or show on your smartphone, and will be valid for 50 days from the date of the email.

Pizza Express 'free' bottle of prosecco

Sign up to the newsletter at Pizza Express, and you can get a 'free' bottle of prosecco to drink with your food when you purchase two main meals. You can also sign up via the app.

All Bar One 'free' sharing cocktail

Sign up to the All Bar One newsletter via its app and you'll get a voucher for a birthday treat, a 'Blossom Birdcage' sharing cocktail with the purchase of two meals for your birthday.

FREE Boost birthday drink

Pick up a card and register with the Boost 'VIBE' loyalty card to get one free drink  up to three days prior to, or up to three days after, your birthday. You'll need to bring your card and ID to get your freebie when lockdown is over.

FREE £5 spend at Body Shop

If you sign up to the free Body Shop* 'Love Your Body' loyalty card, on your birthday you can get a free £5 to spend online with no minimum spend. It's valid for up to one month after your birthday.

Triple points at Superdrug

If you sign up to the free Superdrug 'Health & Beautycard' loyalty card, on your birthday you'll get triple points on purchases with no minimum spend. It's valid for 14 days from the date of your birthday.

H&M 25 per cent off one item

If you sign up as a member via H&M's app or website, you can get 25 per cent off one item online or in-store (when open) on your birthday via a unique code sent by email, which is valid for two weeks after your birthday. You'll also get 10% off and free delivery.

Nike Store 25 per cent off

If you sign up to the free Nike Store newsletter, you can get 25 per cent off online for your birthday via a unique code sent by email which is valid for the whole month of your birthday month.There's no minimum spend, but the maximum spend is £450 and it's not valid with other offers or on sale items.

Asos 10 per cent off

If you sign up at Asos, ensure you’re ‘opted in’ for email communication and you should be emailed a 10 per cent off discount code for your birthday. It is sent two weeks before your birthday, and will expire at 11.59pm on the day of your birthday. You'll only be able to use it on selected full-price items, with a maximum order of £500 after the discount.

For more offers and further details on the deals above visit the Money Saving Experts website here.