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. This is one of my favorite ways to save money throughout the year.
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 – BFF Club – 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 – More Smiles Rewards – Free donut and a coffee or fountain drink
Marble Slab Creamery – Slab Happy Rewards – Free ice cream cone.
Menchie’s – Menchie’s App – Members get $5 toward a frozen yogurt purchase
Rita’s Italian Ice – Birthday Club – Free regular Italian Ice
Starbucks – Register your gift card and receive a free coffee or treat on your birthday.
TCBY – TCBY Insiders – Free birthday treat.
Yogurt Mountain – Join the YOMO Club for free yogurt and monthly coupons.
Eating out on your birthday is awesome! Getting a free meal on your birthday is awesomer!
A&W – Deals and Mug Club – Free root beer float
Amato’s Sandwich Shop –Tamatos Club – free sandwich (check at location near you).
Arby’s – Arby’s eclub – Free 12oz. milkshake purchase.
Atlanta Bread Company – Rise Rewards – 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 – Bo e-Club- Free biscuit on your birthday. I will be getting the STEAK biscuit
Bonefish Grill – BFG insiders get special offers on their birthdays
Bruegger’s – Inner Circle – Free bagel and cream cheese for your special day.
California Pizza Kitchen –CPK Rewards – Free birthday desert, upgraded to a free entree if you get at least 150 points in th e year.
Captain D’s – VIP Rewards -Your choice of a 2 piece fish dinner, fish & shrimp dinner, or season tilapia dinner.
Chick-fil-A – Chic-fil-A One – Undisclosed birthday reward.
Cousin’s Subs – Cousins EClub – 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 – Shmear Society – probably coupon for a free bagel
El Chico – The E-Club – Free fried ice cream.
Fazoli’s – Fazoli’s Rewards – Free meal on your birthday.
Firehouse Subs – Sign up for the rewards program either on their website or download the app and get a free medium sandwich. Use my code “osn9u” to get a free 300 rewards points.
First Watch Cafe – Sun EClub – Free meal but gotta get there before 2:30
Gold Star Chili – EClub – Free meal
Jack in the Box – Secret Society of Cool People – Free desert with id (so use your real birthday)
Jamba Juice – My Jamba Rewards – Free small smoothie
Jersey Mike’s – Email Club – Free regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink
Juice It Up – Smooth EClub – Free BOGO 24 oz. smoothie.
Keva Juice –Keva Club – free 24oz regular blend smoothie coupon
McAlister’s Deli – McAlister’s Rewards- Free $5 coupon
Noodles & Company – Noodles Rewards – Birtday people get a noodle bowl
Orange Julius – Julius League – BOGO 20 oz. Julius or premium fruit smooth.
Pizza Hut – Hut Lovers – Surprise on your bithday and cheese sticks for signing up.
Planet Smoothie – eClub – Free small smoothie.
Pretzelmaker – pretty sure you are getting a pretzel
Quizno’s – Toasty Points- Join their mailing list and get a free cookie and discount on sandwich (this changes all the time)
Rock Bottom – Rock Rewards – Free appetizer
Round Table Pizza – eClub – Free personal pizza.
Schlotzsky’s – Insider Rewards – Get a free sandwich if you sign up ahead- of time.
Smashburger – Coupon for free food
Smoothie King – Healthy Rewards – Free 20 oz. smoothie.
Sonic – Sonic App – Free regular creamslush, free medium tator tots, or a free medium drink.
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes – Club Veg – BOGO Coupon for the big day.
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 – TacoJohn’s App – Free order of Cini-Sopapilla Bites.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Tropical Rewards – Coupon for a free smoothie.
Waffle House – Regulars Club – Join their Regulars Club and get a free waffle.
Which Wich – Vibe Club – Free regular Wich (sandwich)
Wienerschnitzel – Weiner Lover’s Club – One free corndog
Wingstop – The Club – 5 free wings with any soft drink purchase.
Zaxby’s – Zax Mail Club – Coupon for a free sandwich meal on sign up and a free nibbler.
Sit Down Restaurants
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 – Mi Abuelo’s Rewards – Special offers when you join and for your birthday.
Acapulco – Acapulco E-Club – Free entree plus a free Guacamole right when you sign up.
Applebee’s – Applebee’s EClub – Free birthday dessert
Au Bon Pain – E-club- Free travel mug when you join and birthday surprises.
Back Yard Burgers – Free burger for the birthday person
Baja Fresh – Club Baja – Free burrito on your birthday (and free Taco for signing up)
Bakers Square – Bakers E-Club – Free pie.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Team O’Brady’s – Coupon for a free appetizer.
Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant – The Chef’s Table – $30 gift certificate valid during the month of your birthday. They also have a kids club.
BD’s Mongolian’s B.B.Q. – BD’s Rewards – Coupon for a free birthday meal
BJ’s Restaurants – Premier Rewards Plus – Free birthday pizooki, which is what they call their desserts.
Black Angus Steakhouse –Prime Club – Free steak dinner for your birthday!
Bob Evans – Sign up for an account to get special promotions.
Bone Fish Grill – Dine Rewards – Free appetizer with entree purchase (earn points at all Blooming Brands restaurants).
Boston Market – Rotisserie Rewards – Not much info, but they ask for your birth date for a reason… right?
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza – My Boston’s Rewards – Free individual pizz for joining and free flatbread pizza on your birthday
Bonanza Steakhouse – Steak VIP Rewards – Free steak dinner
Brio Tuscan Grille – My Brio Rewards – All they say is “birthday gifts”
Buca di Beppo – Free small appetizer for groups up to 5. Free large appetizer for groups of 6 or more.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Balzin’ Rewards – Free birthday wings.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Dine Rewards – Free appetizer with entree purchase (earn points at all Blooming Brands restaurants).
Carrows – Free piece of birthday cake plus a free dessert now just for signing up.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – Handshake Club – Sign up and get a free dessert plus points for every dollar spent.
Chevys – Chevy’s E-Club- Free entree.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – More Cheese Rewards – Rewards for your kids birthday and half birthday, plus other rewards for visiting.
Chili’s – My Chili’s Rewards – Free dessert if you join their club.
Claim Jumper – Claim Jumper Club – Free entree.
Country Kitchen – CK EClub – Free dinner entree up to $8 with valid ID
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Mobile App – BOGO coupon for BBQ sandwich.
El Torito – EClub – Free appetizer on sign up and free entree on your birthday
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Mobile App – Free dessert with the purchase of an entree
Fatz Cafe – EClub – Free b-day surprise
Flamingo’s – Dine Rewards – Free appetizer with entree purchase (earn points at all Blooming Brands restaurants).
Flat Top Grill –FTG Rewards – coupon for a free stir fry
Fox and Hound – MVP Program – BOGO entree
Fuddruckers – Fudds Club – Free 1/3 pound burger.
Genghis Grill – Genghis Rewards – Free birthday bowl.
Glory Days Grill – Victory Club – Free dessert
Gold Star Chili – Gold Star Insider – Free dessert on your birthday, plus a free treat on your anniversary of joining up AND a free appetizer just for joining.
Gordon Biersch – Passport Rewards – Birthday E-gifts
Hard Rock Cafe – Hard Rock Rewards – Annual birthday offer
Hometown Buffet – Crave Club – free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up!
Hooters – Hoot Club – 10 free hot wings
Houlihan’s –Email Club – BOGO entree
HuHot Mongolian Grill – HuHot Rewards – Free meal
IHOP – Myhop Rewards – Free pancakes on sign up and on your birthday.
Jason’s Deli – Mobile App – $5 off any item.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Joe’s Catch – Free appetizer
Johnny Rockets – Rocket eClub – Free burger
Keg Steakhouse and Bar – Newsletter – Free 10 oz. Prime Rib classic dinner and caesar salad
Logan’s Roadhouse – Logan’s Road Crew – Coupon for $5 off $20 on sign up and free birthday surprise.
Longhorn Steakhouse – Lonhorn Rewards – Free birthday dessert (Earn points at all Darden Restaurants).
Maggianos – eClub – $10 off purchase of $30 (must sign up in advance)
Marie Callenders – eClub – Free $5 coupon and a slice of pie
The Melting Pot – Club Fondue – lot’s of specials and a suprise for your birthday
Mimis Cafe – Eclub – Free entree up to $10 value with any $20 check
Ninety Nine – EClub – Free dessert
Noodles & Company – Noodles Rewards – Free bowl of soup
Not Your Average Joe’s – Email Club – Free entree and dessert
O’Charley’s – O’Club – Special birthday freebie surprise
Old Country Buffet – Crave Club – free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up!
Olive Garden – Free dessert and points can be earned across all Darden restaurants.
On The Border – Club Cantina – Free dip trio or brownie sundae
Outback Steakhouse – Dine Rewards – Free appetizer with entree purchase (earn points at all Blooming Brands restaurants).
Perkin’s – MyPerkins – 20% off next visit on sign up, birthday surprise and register your kids for surprises on their birthdays.
P.F. Chang’s – PF Chang’s Rewards – Free appetizer or signature dessert.
Ponderosa – Steak VIP Rewards – Free steak dinner
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Qdoba Rewards- free burrito on your birthday, as well as free chips n’ salsa just for joining up
Red Lobster – Red Lobster Rewards – Coupon for $5 off two adult entrees.
Red Robin – Red Robin Royalty – Free Birthday.
Romanos Macaroni Grill – Newsletter – Free slice of chocolate cake
Rubio’s – Rubio’s Rewards – free meal
Ruby Tuesday – So Connected – Free handcrafted burger
Ryan’s – Crave Club – Free meal on your birthday, and a free meal just for signing up
Shane’s Rib Shack – Shack Rewards – Free birthday sandwich
Sharis Restaurant – Shari’s Rewards – Free slice of pie
Smoky Bones –Bones Club – Free meal or appetizer (we couldn’t figure out which one)
Souper Salad – Souper Fresh Club – Free lunch or dinner buffet
Spaghetti Warehouse – Warehouse Club – Free special birthday meal
Steak ‘n Shake – Free steak burger with cheese and fries
Sticky Fingers – Pitmaster Pass – Free half-slab of ribs or any other menu item
Texas De Brazil – eClub – Birthday and anniversary promotions.
Texas Roadhouse – VIP Club – Coupon for one free appetizer or sidekick of ribs
TGI Friday’s – Friday’s Rewards – Free dessert with the purchase of an entree
The Palm – 837 Club – Surprise gift for your birthday.
Tony Roma’s – Email Club – Free entree
Tucano’s Brazillian Grill – Club Tucanoanos – They are giving you a free meal. Gotta love Brazil
Uno’s Pizza – Uno’s Rewards – Free personal pizza on your birthday
Zoes Kitchen – ZK Rewards – coupon for BOGO entree
Other Birthday Freebies
Ace Hardware – Be an Ace Rewards member and get a $5 coupon
American Eagle – AE Connected – 15% off coupon.
AMF Bowling – MVB Club – $20 off your next visit and a special surprise for your birthday
Aveda – Pure Privilege Rewards – Sign up at least 28 days before your b-day and get a free gift each year
Bare Minerals – FAB Friends and Benefits – Members get a gift customized to your profile
Brunswick Bowling – MVB Club – $20 off your next visit and a special surprise for your birthday
Children’s Place – My Place Rewards – Coupon for 20% off or 25% off if you have their credit card.
Columbia Sportswear – Columbia Rewards – 20% off coupon
Cost Plus World Market – World Market Rewards – They won’t say what it is, but they promise a “surprise gift” on your birthday.
Dave & Buster’s – Rewards Program – $10 game card credit when you sign up and $5 credit on your birthday
Disney Movie Insiders – Get a code via e-mail for 25 Birthday Bonus Points.
DSW – DSW VIP – Rewards program members get a $5 coupon
Hallmark – Crown Rewards – 20% off coupon for one item and a free card.
Harkins Movie Theaters – My Harkins Rewards – Free medium sized popcorn on you birthday (when you show id)
Hot Topic – HT Guest List – $5 off coupon on a minimum purchase of $30.
Medieval Times –Birthday Club – BOGO admission coupon
Missouri Lottery – My Rewards – Free-play ticket
Old Navy – Free surprise that is usually some sort of % off coupon
Proctor & Gamble – They’ll send you a batch of BOGO coupons for various products.
Regal Cinemas – Crown Club – Free gift on your birthday
Sephora – Beauty Insiders get a gift on the month of their birthday
Strategy for Getting Free Birthday Stuff
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. I get so many offers throughout the year that it has become a running joke.
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!”.
Whether you decide to take all your birthday freebies in your birth month or spread them out, you can save a ton of money when you take advantage of all these places that give free stuff for your birthday.