What’s not to love about not having to spend a penny on your birthday and stuff your face for every meal?!
I might not be able to afford to take my husband out for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner, and dessert, but I can make sure that he can get whatever he wants for free on his special day!
Places where you can get free food or discounts on your birthday!
Applebee’s: Get a free birthday dessert when you sign up for their email list.
Arby’s: Get a free roast beef classic sandwich (with purchase of a small, medium or large drink) when you sign up for Arby’s Deals.
Au Bon Pain: Get a free salad or sandwich when you sign up for their email club.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Get a free classic pretzel on your birthday when you sign up for My Pretzel Perks loyalty program.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill: Get a free birthday burrito, as well as a free taco when you sign up for Club Baja.
Baskin Robbins: Join the Birthday Club and get an email coupon for a free 2.5 oz. ice cream (any flavor in a cup or a cone) and a birthday cake discount. Plus, a BOGO free deal on any ice cream sundae bought in the store on Tuesdays.
Bertucci’s: A coupon for any free dessert from their menu when you sign for Bertucci’s email club.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Free pizookie cookie with vanilla ice cream on top or a handcrafted soda when you sign up for BJ’s premium rewards program.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Get a free steak dinner on your first birthday as a Prime Club Member. (Also get a free dessert just for joining.)
Bonefish Grill: Any free dessert from their menu when you become a BFG Insider.
Bruegger’s Bagels: A free bagel of your choice with any kind of cream cheese when you sign up for their e-club online.
Buca di Beppo: Sign up for the Buca e-club and get a $20 birthday gift.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar: Free dessert when you join the Buffalo Circle email list.
California Pizza Kitchen: A free kid’s meal when you register online for CPKids Birthday Club.
Carraba’s Italian Grill: Get a free dessert with any purchase of an entrée when you join the Amici Club.
Carvel’s: Get a free ice cream cone when you join fudgie fanatics email list. After signing up you will receive a birthday coupon plus a BOGO (buy one get one free) coupon offer.
Checkers: Free small milkshake when you sign up for “The Flavorhood” exclusive email list.
The Cheesecake Factory: Let your server know it’s your birthday and receive a small cup of ice cream accompanied by singing!
Chevy’s Fresh Mex: $12.99 meal of your choice (can be a single entrée or small plates) when you sign up for their Real Mex Rewards. Sign up in advance because your reward card will earn points that allow for your free meal.
Chili’s Grill & Bar: Sign up for Chili’s rewards online and receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday.
Cinnabon: Free baked good as well as a minibon cinnamon roll when you sign up for Club Cinnamon.
Coldstone Creamery: Become a member of My Cold Stone Club and receive a BOGO coupon for an ice cream creation with waffle cone.
Corner Bakery Café: Free bakery treat
Cracker Barrel: Free dessert when you tell your server, no sign up necessary.
Culver’s: Free sundae when you join Culver’s club. For signing up you’ll also receive a free value basket,which includes any ButterBurger or other favorite, a classic side and a regular drink.
Dairy Queen: Sign up for their fan club online and get a coupon for a free blizzard.
Del Taco: A free premium milkshake when you sign up for their fan club online.
Denny’s: A free Grand Slam with a valid I.D.
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit: A big barbecue sandwich if you sign up with the “Big Yellow Cup Club.” Bring the email coupon with you to the restaurant. Free ice cream is also available for adults and children with any dine-in purchase – plus, a free kids meal every Sunday.
Dunkin’ Donuts: You get a free medium beverage of your choice when you sign up for DD Perks Reward Program. (You’ll also get a free beverage when you sign up!)
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Any free bagel of your choice when you join their e-club online. You will receive a coupon for a birthday bagel and just bring it into the store.
El Pollo Loco: Free chips, guacamole when you sign up for Loco Rewards. New members must join My Loco Rewards at least 10 days prior to their birthday to receive a birthday reward. Free meal, free value menu or treat may vary depending on location.
Famous Dave’s: Get a free dessert or 50% off an entrée when you join the Famous Dave’s P.I.G. Club.
Firehouse Subs: Show up with a valid I.D. on your birthday and receive a free medium sub.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: Free box of chocolate truffles.
Friendly’s Ice Cream: A free Happy Endings medium sundae when you join the BFF Club.
Frost Gelato: Enjoy a “frostbite” — a gelato hand-dipped in chocolate. Just show them a valid ID.
Great American Cookies: Get a free cookie surprise when you sign up for “Cookie-mail.”
Hooter’s: Enjoy an order of 10 boneless chicken wings with the purchase of a fountain/soda drink when you sign up for their HootClub email.
IHOP: Sign up for IHOP rewards and receive free pancakes.
Ike’s Place: Get a free sandwich when you dine in on your birthday.
Jack in the Box: Get a free dessert when you sign up for their rewards club, the Secret Society of Cool People, online. Just present your birthday coupon at a store near you.
Jersey Mike’s Subs: Get a free sub and regular sized drink when you sign up for their email club.
Joe’s Crab Shack: Free appetizer when you join Joe’s Catch e-mail club.
Johnny Rockets: Get a free hamburger after signing up for Rocket’s e-club.
Krispy Kreme Donuts: Any free doughnut after signing up for their e-club.
Lone Star Steakhouse: Free appetizer of your choice after signing up for their e-club.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Get any dessert from their menu when you sign up for a “Longhorn Account.”
Margaritaville: Indulge in a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with your choice of caramel or chocolate syrup with whipped cream, crushed nuts and a cherry on top!
Melting Pot: Get 6 chocolate-dipped strawberries with a purchase after signing up for “Club Fondue.”
Moe’s Southwestern Grill: Free birthday burrito coupon after signing up for Moe’s e-World.
Morton’s Steakhouse: Free dessert and a $25 additional reward on your birthday when you sign up as a VIP member through Landry Select Club Cards.
Noodles & Company: Free dish of your choice when you sign up as a Noodlegram member and receive a coupon.
Not Your Average Joe’s: Enjoy any entrée & dessert of your choice from the menu when you sign up for their e-mail club.
Olive Garden: Join their e-club and receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. Bring it to a store near you and apply any time during your birthday month!
Outback Steakhouse: Get a kid-size vanilla sundae with chocolate syrup, no sign up necessary. If you do want to sign up for their rewards program you will receive a birthday coupon for a free dessert or “aussie-tizer” with your meal.
P.F Chang’s: Get a dessert or appetizer after signing up for their restaurant email list.
Panera Bread: A free pastry, dessert or café item available that day. Just Join “MyPanera” rewards.
Pinkberry: Get a small frozen yogurt with any toppings when you become a Pinkberry Loyalty rewards member. Bring the email coupon with you or download the Pinkberry mobile app and present in-store.
Planet Smoothie: Get a smoothie when you sign up for Planet Smoothie’s “Birthday Club.”
Pretzelmaker: Get a free order of “Birthday Bites,” also known as pretzel bites.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Get a birthday burrito after signing up for Qdoba Rewards.
Quiznos Sub: Your choice of a chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar or oatmeal cookie after you join the Q club online.
Red Lobster: Sign up as a member of their “fresh catch club” and receive a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer, $5 off an entrée or 10% off a menu item.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits: Free Gourmet Burger after you sign up for Red Robin Royalty Rewards.
Rita’s Italian Ice: A birthday treat and a single scoop of ice, ice-cream or ice-custard. After becoming a member of their birthday club you will receive a coupon.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion: A free dessert and photo.
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican: A taco after signing up for their Beach Club emails. You will receive a coupon for the taco.
Ruby Tuesday: Get a burger by joining their birthday club.
Sbarro, The Italian Eatery: Eat an XL New York slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza by joining their “Slice Society” email club.
Shula’s Steak House: Have an entrée from their menu by signing up for Team Shula club.
Sizzler: Enjoy a free Malibu chicken after joining their e-club.
Smashburger: Get any flavored shake you sign up for the smashclub rewards.
Sonic America’s Drive In: A regular cream slush, tater tot or medium drink. Notify Sonic of your birthday in advance by setting up a MySonic profile.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: After signing up for “Sprinkles Birthday club” you will receive a code over email and just present at a store.
Starbucks: Sign up for their rewards program online and receive a coupon for a free drink or food item on your birthday.
Steak N’ Shake: Get a double steak burger with cheese and a side of fries when you sign up for their exclusive e-club.
Stir Crazy: A stir fry of your choice from the menu when you join their e-club.
TCBY: Get a free frozen yogurt when you join myTCBY e-club.
Tasti D-Lite: Free medium tasti-cup or cone of ice cream when you sign up for Tasti Treatcard.
TGI Fridays: Get a free dessert or appetizer when you sign up for their Stripes reward program. Sign up and printable coupon available on Facebook.
Tony Roma’s: Free dinner entree up to $15.99 when you sign up for the eRewards club.
Waffle House: Get a free waffle when you join the Regulars Club online.
Wendy’s: Get a free frosty when you join “MyWendy’s” email list.
Whataburger: Get a free Justaburger when you sign up for Whatakids birthday sign up.
Yogurtland: Get a frozen yogurt when you join Real Rewards and sign up for their “You Rule Club.”
Zaxby’s: Get a meal deal and a birthday nibbler when you join the “Zax Mail Club.”
Zoës Kitchen: Join Zoes’ email list and get a free birthday entrée. More freebies and BOGO deals available post-sign up.
Shameless Central PA plug: If you’re ever in South-Central-Eastern-PA on your birthday, you will want to check out Shady Maple Smorgasbord! Their food is out of this world, and you can literally stuff your face. Check them out if you’re ever in East Earl, PA!
Freebies aren’t just for food for your birthday! You can get discounts, freebies, and “special gifts,” too!
American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for AERewards and get 15% off during your birthday month.
Aveda: Become a member of Aveda.com and get a free gift every year on your birthday.
Bare Minerals: Become a Friends and Benefits member and get a gift customized to your personal profile on your birthday.
Disney: Register for Disney Movie Rewards and you’ll receive a credit for a free Blu-ray movie on your birthday.
DSW: Join DSW’s rewards program and receive a $5 gift certificate on your birthday.
Old Navy: Sign up for Old Navy’s email newsletters and you’ll receive a free surprise on your birthday.
Sephora: Sign up for Beauty Insiders and receive a complimentary gift during your birthday month.
Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for their mailing list and receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more on your birthday. You’ll get even more if you sign up for their Angel credit card. I don’t think I’ve ever used mine, but I still get the coupons and freebies that they send out quarterly!
Not sure if there’s anything in your area? Check out BirthdayFreebies.com and you can put your zip code to see exactly what you can get from where! It’s pretty amazing.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money to have a special day. In fact, you could have the best day of eating from the second you wake up until you pass out in the most epic food coma in the history of the known universe. Happy birthday!
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