CONGRATULATIONS!!! You made it through another year of life. And to reward yourself you should get a bunch of birthday freebies. Most of these programs you sign up for a rewards club at each website and get an e-mail near your birthday to get the free stuff. Sometimes they will even give you a nice freebie just for signing up (thank you Bojangles).
This is one of my favorite ways to save money throughout the year. My strategy for taking advantage of all the birthday freebies on days that are not my birthday is below the pretty picture, but if you want to skip right to signing up for the free stuff for your birthday use the following links:
So this is how I deal with this GIANT list. Instead of signing up for all these programs and giving them my actual birthday, I make up different days throughout the year.
Aside from privacy issues, this allows me to get birthday freebies ALL YEAR LONG. It’s so bad that it has become a running joke in my family. Someone asks me where I am going for lunch, I tell them whatever restaurant sent me an emailed coupon for free food in the last couple of weeks, and then declare, “It’s my birthday!”.
Birthday Freebies – Desert and Coffee
Baskin Robbins – Birthday Club – Free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream or a swirl of soft serve.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream –Chunk Spelunker – free scoop of ice cream plus $3 off an ice cream cake!
Bruster’s – Sweet Rewards – BOGO waffle cone
Caribou Coffee – Gift Card Account -They’ll send you a coupon for a free drink on your birthday.
Red Mango – $5 toward your FroYo purchase on your b-day
Coldstone Creamery – My Coldstone – BOGO Ice cream on your birthday
Culver’s – Culver’s Club – Free one-scoop sundae as well as a few printable coupons when you first sign up.
Dairy Queen – Blizzard Fan Club – Free BOGO ice cream coupon via e-mail.
Dippin’ Dots – Coolest Fan Club – 10% off an online icecream order and a free mug or charm with any merchandise offer.
Dunkin Donuts – Free beverage (includes iced coffee, etc.)
Friendly’s – New Best Friend – Free three scoop Sunday and birthday offers
Gigi’s Cupcakes – Free cupcake during the month of your birthday
Great American Cookies – Cookie Mail – Free cookie cake slice with the purchase of a regular soda.
Krispy Kreme – Friends of Krispy Kreme – Free half dozen glazed donuts and a coffee mug with either coffee or soda in it!
Maggie Moo’s – MaggiEmail – Free ice cream cone.
Marble Slab Creamery – Marble Mail – Free ice cream cone.
Menchie’s – My Smileage Rewards members get $5 toward a frozen yogurt purchase
Rita’s Italian Ice – Birhtday Club – Free regular Italian Ice
Starbucks – Register your gift card and receive a free coffee or treat on your birthday.
TCBY – myTCBY eClub – Free small cup of frozen yogurt and $3 off a cake or pie.
Yogurt Mountain – Join the YOMO Club for free yogurt and monthly coupons
Free Food on Your Birthday – Fast Food
Eating out on your birthday is awesome! Getting a free meal on your birthday is awesomer!
A&W – Free root beer float (mug club signup at bottom of page)
Amato’s Sandwich Shop –Tamatos Club – free sandwich
Arby’s – Arby’s eclub – Free 12oz. milkshake purchase.
Atlanta Bread Company –VIP eClub – free cookie
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Pretzel Perks – Free BOGO coupon for any pretzel item.
Big Boy – The American classic restaurant gives you a free desert on your birthday when you sign up for their e-mail club
Black Dear Diner – Bear Lovers Club – Free dessert with food purchase
Bojangle’s – free biscuti. I will be getting the STEAK biscuit
Bonefish Grill – BFG insiders get special offers on their birthdays
Bruegger’s – Fresh News – Free cookie and an e-mail with a goofy looking mascot.
Burger King –Kids Club – Free kids meal
California Pizza Kitchen –CPKids Birthday Club – Free kids meal during the month of their birthday (must register ahead of time)
Captain D’s – D’s Club -Your choice of a 2 piece fish dinner, fish & shrimp dinner, or season tilapia dinner.
Chick-fil-A – Email Insiders – They ask for your birthday so we assume you get something.
Cousin’s Subs – Free birthday Suprise
Cracker Barrel – Head to the Cracker Barrel and get a free desert
Del Taco – Raving Fan eClub – Two free soft tacos now and a free premium milkshake on your birthday.
Denny’s – Deny’s Rewards – Free original Grand Slam breakfast, but only on your birthday!
Einstein Bros Bagels – eClub – probably coupon for a free bagel
El Chics – The Club – Free fried ice cream.
Fazoli’s – eFamily – coupon for a free desert
Firehouse Subs – Sign up for the rewards program either on their website or download the app. You will get an update with your birthday freebie.
First Watch Cafe – Free meal but gotta get there before 2:30
Gold Star Chili – Free meal
Jack in the Box – Secret Society of Cool People – Free desert with id (so use your real birthday)
Jamba Juice – Free small smoothie
Jersey Mike’s – Email Club – Free regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink
Juice It Up – Smooth Club – Free BOGO 24 oz. smoothie.
Keva Juice –Keva Klub – free 24oz regular blend smoothie coupon
la Madeleine – eclub – Free pastry
McAlister’s Deli – McAlister’s News – Free $5 coupon
Noodles & Company – Birtday people get a noodle bowl
Orange Julius – OJ Quench Club – BOGO 20 oz. Julius or premium fruit smooth.
Papa Murphy’s – eClub – Free cookie dough with the purchase of any pizza.
Pizza Hut – Surprise on your bithday and cheese sticks for signing up.
Planet Smoothie – newsletter – Free small smoothie.
Pretzelmaker – pretty sure you are getting a pretzel
Quizno’s – QClub – Join their mailing list and get a free cookie and discount on sandwich (this changes all the time)
Rock Bottom – R-Club – Free appetizer
Round Table Pizza – Free personal pizza.
Schlotzsky’s – Bun & Fun eClub – Get a free sandwich if you sign up ahead- of time.
Smashburger – Coupon for free food
Smoothie King – The Kingdom – BOGO coupon for a free 20 oz. smoothie.
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes – BOGO Coupon for the big day. This place seems to always make the mistake of serving me the food that my food eats.
Spicy Pickle – Pickle Club – One free entree
Taco Bueno – Buenohead Club – Free cheesecake chimichangas with the purchase of any entree or platter.
Taco Cabana – Cabana eClub – Free flauta plate, which includes 3 chicken flautas with rice, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and 2 fresh flour tortillas.
Taco John’s – Free order of Cini-Sopapilla Bites.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Club Tropical – Coupon for a free smoothie.
Waffle House – Regulars – Join their Regulars Club and get a free waffle.
Wendy’s – Wendy Mail – Free kids meal for the little ones and $1 off any premium combo for adults
Which Wich – Vibe Club – Free regular Wich (sandwich)
Wienerschnitzel – Weiner Lover’s Club – One free corndog
Wingstop – Email club – 5 free wings with any soft drink purchase.
Zaxby’s – Zax Mail – Coupon for a free meal and a free nibbler.
Free Food on Your Birthday – Sit Down Restaurant
There are a bunch of places to get free meals on your birthday and even more that will get you discounts and free appetizers or deserts.
Abuelo’s – Free dessert.
Acapulco –Free entree plus a free Guacamole right when you sign up.
Applebee’s – Changes
Au Bon Pain – Free sandwich or salad.
Back Yard Burgers – Free burger for the birthday person
Baja Fresh – Free burrito on your birthday (and free Taco for signing up)
Bakers Square – Free pie.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Coupon for a free appetizer.
Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant –$30 gift certificate valid during the month of your birthday.
BD’s Mongolian’s B.B.Q. –Club Mongo – Coupon for a free birthday meal
BJ’s Restaurants – Free dessert
Black Angus Steakhouse –Prime Club – Feee steak dinner for your birthday!
Bob Evans – Free dessert
Boston Market – Free kids B-Day meal coupon for kids under 12 and coupons online for their various entrees.
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza – Free dessert
Bonanza Steakhouse – Free steak dinner
Brio Tuscan Grille – Free filet and crab shrimp cake
Buca di Beppo – Free small appetizer for groups up to 5. Free large appetizer for groups of 6 or more.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer with entree purchase.
Carrows – Free cake plus a free dessert now just for signing up.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – Sign up and get a free dessert plus points for every dollar spent.
Chevys – Free entree.
Chili’s – Free dessert if you join their club.
Claim Jumper – Free entree.
Country Buffet –Mega Bar Meal club – $3 off a regular adult dinner.
Country Kitchen – Free dinner entree up to $8 with valid ID
Damon’s Steakhouse – unknown
Daphne’s Greek Cafe – ePita club – Free entree.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – BOGO coupon for BBQ sandwich.
Don Pablos – Free $10 gift certificate
El Torito – Free entree
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Free dessert with the purchase of an entree
Fatz Cafe – Free b-day surprise
Flat Top Grill –coupon for a free stir fry
Fox and Hound – BOGO entree
Fuddruckers –Fudd Club – Free 1/3 pound burger.
Genghis Grill – Free birthday bowl.
Glory Days Grill – Free Oreo sliders
Gold Star Chili – Free dessert on your birthday, plus a free treat on your anniversary of joining up AND a free appetizer just for joining.
Gordon Biersch – BOGO entree
Hard Rock Cafe – Free dessert
Hometown Buffet – Mega Bar Meal club – free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up!
Hooters – 10 free hot wings
Houlihan’s –BOGO entree
HuHot Mongolian Grill – Free meal
IHOP – Free meal
Jason’s Deli – $5 off any item.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer
Johnny Rockets – Free burger
Keg Steakhouse and Bar – Free 10 oz. Prime Rib classic dinner and caesar salad
Logan’s Roadhouse – Free Nutter Butter Fudgeslide with any entree purchase
Lone Star Steakhouse – Free apetizer
Longhorn Steakhouse –Free dessert
Maggianos – $10 off purchase of $30 (must sign up in advance)
Marie Calenders – Free $5 coupon and a slice of pie
The Melting Pot – lot’s of specials and a suprise for your birthday
Memphis BBQ – Blue Ribbon Eclub – Free entree up to $20
Mimis Cafe – Eclub – Free entree up to $10 value with any $20 check
Ninety Nine – Free dessert
Noodles & Company – Free bowl of soup
Not Your Average Joe’s – Free entree and dessert
O’Charley’s –$5 off a $20 purchase
Old Country Buffet –Mega Bar Meal club – free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up!
Olive Garden – Free dessert
On The Border – Free dip trio or brownie sundae
Perkin’s – free suprise
P.F. Chang’s – Free cake or cheesecake
Ponderosa – Free steak dinner
Qdoba Mexican Grill –eClub – free burrito on your birthday, as well as free chips n’ salsa just for joining up
Red Lobster –Overboard Club – Coupon for $5 off two adult entrees.
Red Robin – Free Gourmet Burger – pick up Red Royalty Card at your local restaurant and then register it online.
Romanos Macaroni Grill – Free slice of chocolate cake
Rubio’s – free meal
Ruby Tuesday – Free handcrafted burger
Ryan’s –Mega Bar Meal club – Free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up
Shane’s Rib Shack – Free birthday sandwich
Sharis Restaurant – Free slice of pie
Smoky Bones –Bones Club – Free meal or appetizer (we couldn’t figure out which one)
Souper Salad – Free lunch or dinner buffet
Spaghetti Warehouse – Free spaghetti entree and spumoni sundae
Steak ‘n Shake – Free steak burger with cheese and fries
Sticky Fingers – Free half-slab of ribs or any other menu item
Ted’s Montana Grill – Free cookie and ice cream dessert
Texas De Brazil – BOGO dinner
Texas Roadhouse – Coupon for one free appetizer or sidekick of ribs
TGI Friday’s – Free dessert with the purchase of an entree
The Palm – free 3lb lobster (must be a member first and follow a few rules)
Tony Roma’s – Free entree
Tucano’s Brazillian Grill – They are giving you a free meal. Gotta love Brazil
Uno’s Pizza – Free personal pizza on your birthday
Zoes Kitchen – coupon for BOGO entree
Z’ Tejas – $10 coupon
Retail Birthday Freebies
Ace Hardware – Be an Ace Rewards member and get a $5 coupon
American Eagle – 15% off coupon.
AMF Bowling – $20 off your next visit and a special surprise for your birthday
Aveda – Sign up at least 28 days before your b-day and get a free gift each year
Bare Minerals – Friends and Benefits members get a gift customized to your profile
Barnes & Noble – Children get a free cupcake or cookie at their cafe. Children at heart get nothing.
Borders Bookstore – Free small coffee or tea
Brunswick Bowling – Two free games
Chicken of the Sea – free birthday gift –I am hoping tuna doesn’t show up at my door
Children’s Place – Coupon for 15% off
Chuck E. Cheese’s –20 free tokens.
Columbia Sportswear – 20% off coupon
Cost Plus World Market – They won’t say what it is, but they promise a “surprise gift” on your birthday.
CVS – If you have an Extra Care Card, register it online and get $3 ECB on your birthday
Dave & Buster’s – $10 game card credit when you sign up and $5 credit on your birthday
Disney Movie Rewards – Get a code via e-mail for 25 Birthday Bonus Points.
DSW – Rewards program members get a $5 coupon
Hallmark – 20% off coupon for one item and a free card.
Harkins Movie Theaters – Free medium sized popcorn on you birthday (when you show id)
Hot Topic – $5 off coupon on a minimum purchase of $30.
Kmart – Children get $5.00 Birthday Bucks, a birthday crown, happy birthday certificate, and birthday Fun Pack with surprises
Medieval Times –BOGO admission coupon
Missouri Lottery – Free-play ticket
Old Navy – Free surprise that is usually some sort of % off coupon
Payless ShoeSource – 20% off coupon (sign up for email at bottom of page)
Proctor & Gamble – They’ll send you a batch of BOGO coupons for various products.
Regal Cinemas – Free gift on your birthday
Sephora – Beauty Insiders get a gift on the month of their birthday
The Children’s Place –15% off on yours and your child’s birthday.
Toys R Us – Personalized letter in the mail from Geofrey, plus, bring your child into any Toys R Us and they’ll get a hat & balloon before having their birthday announced over the loudspeaker. You’ll also get a $3 gift card in mail.
World Market – $10 gift certificate for anything other than alcohol.