Ultimate Guide to The Best Freebies You Can Receive On Your Special Day

On your birthday, you are showered with plenty of gifts. Not only the birthday messages on your FaceBook wall or the birthday cards that were purchased the same day- but the treats and goodies that hundreds of businesses offer you every year. Here’s a rundown of the businesses you need to visit on your birthday to ball out on a budget.

Birthday Cake and Then Some

Birthday Cake

Restaurants take the cake when it comes to treating you on your birthday. By the time you complete a round trip to these restaurants, you’ll have enough food for a four-course meal plus leftovers.

  1. Applebees: All you have to do is join the Applebees email club to redeem your birthday freebie, which is typically lava cake and ice cream.
  2. Arby’s: When you create an account with Arby’s, you are eligible to receive a free milkshake.
  3. Auntie Anne’s: Sign up for My Pretzel Perks in exchange for a tasty signature pretzel.
  4. Baskin-Robbins: Becoming a member of baskin-Robin’s Birthday Club will get you a free scoop of ice cream of your choice in addition to a discount on a birthday cake.
  5. Benihana: Not only will the staff sing Happy Birthday to you in Japanese but you will also receive a complimentary gift certificate if you are a member of the Chef Table.
  6. Bonefish Grill: We love options! When you join BFG Insider, you will receive a free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer or a slice of Jen’s Jamaican Coconut Pie.
  7. California Pizza Kitchen: When you join CPK Rewards, you are eligible to get a free dessert on your birthday. You can upgrade to a free entree once you reach 150+ points.
  8. Carvel: Sign up for Carvel’s Fudgie Fanastics email list and get a free cup of icecream and $3 off of a birthday cake.
  9. Chilis: With no purchase required, you receive a birthday coupon that allows you to redeem a free dessert. The coupon can be used as early as 7 days or as late as 7 days after your birthday.
  10. Chipotle: Simply download Chipotle’s app and they will grant you a free entree of your choice.
  11. Cold Stone: Once you become a member of the My Cold Stone Club, you can get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
  12. Cracker Barrel: Your birthday wish is their command! All you have to do is inform staff that it is your birthday and they will gift you a slice of their Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake.
  13. Dairy Queen: When you sign up for the Blizard Fan Club, you will receive a buy-one-get-one coupon so you and a friend can enjoy a Blizard on your special day.
  14. Denny’s: Inform a server that it is your birthday (with proof of your ID) and you will get a free Grand Slam.
  15. Dunkin’: Coffe is a great way to start your day, especially on your birthday. If you sign up for DD Perks, you will receive a free medium drink of your choice.
  16. Earl of Sandwich: Sign up for their email list and get a free sandwich, sandwich or wrap.
  17. Edible Arrangements: Once you joining Edible Rewards, you will receive a box of chocolate-dipped fruit during your birthday month.
  18. Firehouse Subs: If you sign up for FIrehouse rewards, you will receive a free medium sub.
  19. Ford’s Garage: If you choose to dine in (or carry out) here, you will receive a free complimentary dessert.
  20. Friendly’s: Once you join their BFF Club, you will get a free Happy Ending Sundae on your special day.
  21. Godiva: This is for all of the chocolate lovers! Sign up for the Godiva Rewards Club and receive a free piece of chocolate as well as a free $10 coupon for a $10+ purchase.
  22. Johans Joe – Free Coffee on your birthday! Sign up for their emails and receive a free small cup of coffee! There are over 10 unique flavors to choose from!
  23. Great American Coookies: Join their email list and you will get a free slice of cookie cake with the purchase of a soda. You will also receive a free cookie the day you sign up for their emails.
  24. Habit Burger Grill: Join the Charclub and enjoy a free cheeseburger in return.
  25. IHOP: Sign up once and get three free meals! Once you become a MyHop member, you will receive a free meal on your birthday, as well as a free meal for signing up. You will aslo receive a free meal on your one year anniversary of being a member.
  26. Jamba Juice: When you register for the Jamba Insider Rewards Program, you will receive a coupon for a free small smoothie or 12 oz juice.
  27. Jersey Mike’s Subs: Sign up for their emails receive a coupon for a free birthday sub and drink. Good news if you wanted a belate birthday treat because the coupon is active all year!
  28. Jimmy John’s: Join their Freaky Fast Rewards and grab yourself a free eight-inch sandwich on your birthday!
  29. Joe’s Crab Shack: Register to their email list and receive a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree.
  30. Krispy Kreme: Download the Krispy Kreme app and receive a free donut and fountain drink for your birthday.
  31. Longhorn Steakhouse: Sign up for Longhorn Rweards and receive a free dessert as well as 100 bonus points.
  32. McDonald’s: Here is another reason to be happy! Join their newsletter and receive a free Happy Meal on your birthday
  33. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Download the Moe’s app and you’ll receive a free birthday burrito!
  34. Olive Garden: On top of the unlimited breadsticks, you will get a free dessert when you sign up for the Olive Garden eClub!
  35. Panda Express: Sign up for their emails and receive an exclusive birthday offer.
  36. Panera Bread: Create a MyPanera account and redeem a free birthday cookie, pastry or muffin!
  37. P.F. Changs: Become a member of P.F. Chang’s Rewards and get a free Street Fair, Dim Sum, or Signiture Dessert of your choice on your birthday.
  38. Pinkberry: To get a free cup of yogurt on your birthday, all you have to do is sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app. Simply delicious!
  39. Red Lobster: Enjoy a free bowl of soup, dessert, or signature shrimp cocktail when you download the app.
  40. Red Robin: When you become a Red Robin member, you will receive a free birthday burger as well as other exclusive rewards.
  41. Rita’s Ice: Join Rita’s Birthday Club and get a free treat as well as other offers throught the year.
  42. Sonny’s BBQ: Become a member of the ‘Q Crew and enjoy a free Big Deal Meal on your big day.
  43. Sprinkles: Receive a free cupcake when you sign up for Sprinkles Perks.
  44. Starbucks: You will receive a free drink or treat on your birthday once you sign up for My Starbucks Rewards at least 30 days in advance.
  45. Steak ‘n Shake: Once you join the eClub, you will receive a free specialty milkshake.
  46. Texas Roadhouse: Become a Texas Roadie for a free Cactus Blossom as well as a free appetizer, dessert or entree. If you are feeling bold enough, you can also get on the saddle and celebrate even more!
  47. TGI Fridays: Join the Friday’s Reward Plan and enjoy a free birthday dessert!
  48. The Melting Pot: Sign up for Club Fondue and receive a voucher for free chocolate fondue for two and well as six chocolate covered strawberries.
  49. Tijuana Flats: When you become a Flathead, not only will you receive a free Tijuana Trio just for joining, but also a free treat on your birthday!
  50. Waffle House: Join the Waffle House Regualrs Club and receive a free birthday waffle.

Not a Meal But Still a Great Deal

birthday freebies

Believe it or not, once you laod up on all of the free treats and meals, there are still plenty of other birthday freebies and discounts to claim!

  1. Best Buy: Become a member of theMy Best Buy program and receive a free gift during your birthday month.
  2. iFixYouri – Use coupon code HBD2ME and receive 20% off your repair, or a free tempered glass during your repair!
  3. The Container Store: Join the Container Store’s POP! Program and receive a 15 percent discount, $15 POP! Perks, and free birthday gifts.
  4. Dave & Buster’s: When you sign up for their Rewards Program, you will receive $10 in free gameplay and an additional $5 for your birthday.
  5. Famous Footware: Get a free $10 off birthday coupon when you sign up for Golden Rewards.
  6. Kohl’s: Sign up for Yes2You rewards and receive an exclusive birthday gift.
  7. Old Navy: Join the Birthday Club and receive a free coupon!
  8. Petco (and most other pet stores): Treat your furry friend to a free birthday treat when you sign up for Petco’s Palrewards.
  9. Regal Cinemas: Join the Regal Crown Club and receive a free birthday reward as well as a free small popcorn when you opt for texts.
  10. Sephora: With no purchase necessary, you can get a free gift during your birthday month. All you have to do is become a Beauty Insider member and redeem your gift at the register.
  11. Target: Become a member of Target Circle and earn 5% off a future purchase the day of your birthday.
  12. Ulta Beaty: Not only will you receive a free gift on your birthday, but also earn double points on any purchase you make when you sign up for the Ultamate Rewards program.

Unfortunately, beloved companies such as Apple, Amazon, and T.J. Maxx do not offer any special birthday discounts. But there are still plenty of places online where you can buy new tech, homegoods and other goods all for a discounted price.