It’s your birthday! Or, it will be, sometime in the next 364 days. Check out all the freebies you can get on your special day. (Side note: a few of these sites also offer freebies on your anniversary.) It may take a few days for your birthday reward to arrive, so make sure to sign up before your special day.
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We’ve checked out that each and every one of these offers is still current, as of April 2015, but things change, so check out the links for details. Also, please do keep in mind that most offers expire soon after your birthday, so you won’t have too much time to take advantage. Without further ado, here’s the list:
Abuelo’s – Join the Mi Abuelos Rewards Program to earn 1 point for every $1 you spend at Abuelo’s restaurants. You will receive a free entrée if you buy one entrée and two drinks at regular price on your birthday, plus you will receive the same deal when you join.
Amy’s Ice Creams – Receive free ice cream on your birthday when you sign up to be part of the Scoop Group.
Applebee’s – Join the E-Club and get a free entrée with the purchase of one of equal or lesser value on your birthday. New subscribers also receive a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée.
Arby’s – Sign up to receive deals via email or mobile and receive a free 12 oz. shake with any purchase (excluding snack items) for your birthday. You will also get free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich with purchase of a drink, just for signing up.
Auntie Anne’s – Sign up for Pretzel Perks and get a coupon for buy one original or cinnamon sugar pretzel, get one free, plus a birthday surprise. Add your family members so they can get their birthday gifts too. Their birthday message will be sent to your e-mail address.
A&W Restaurants – Receive a free A&W Root Beer Float on your birthday when you sign up for the Mug Club. Must be 13 years of age or older to participate.
Barnes & Noble – Sign up your children for the Kids’ Club and receive one free cupcake or fresh-baked cookie, while supplies last, at the Barnes & Noble Café. To redeem this offer, B&N Kids Club Participant must present the Café server with (i) a B&N member card or B&N Kids’ Club loyalty card and (ii) the printed e-mail featuring the same Member/loyalty card number and the Free Birthday Treat offer coupon code.
Baskin-Robbins – Sign up for the Birthday Club and receive a coupon for a free 2.5-oz. scoop or 3 oz. swirl of soft serve. One coupon per purchase per customer. May not be combined with other offers.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Sign your child up for KidsLink and receive a surprise on his or her birthday.
BookPeople – BookPeople offers a free Birthday Club for kids. Parents can simply fill out a short form in the store, and BookPeople will mail a postcard to your child during his or her birth month for $5 to spend in the store.
Boston Market – Sign up for the V.I.P Club and receive $3 off your next purchase of $10 or more and a special treat to celebrate your birthday.
Bruegger’s Bagels – Join Bruegger’s Email Club and receive a free bagel with cream cheese and “a little something” on your birthday.
Buca di Beppo – Join the eClub and receive a free Buca Small Pasta on your next visit and a $20 birthday gift.
California Pizza Kitchen – Sign up for a Pizza Dough Rewards Club and receive a free dessert during your birthday month.
Culver’s – Get a free one scoop sundae coupon for your birthday if you join the eClub. You’ll also receive a coupon for a buy one, get one free Value Basket just for joining.
Dairy Queen – Receive a Buy One, Get One free Blizzard coupon for signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club. You’ll get 6 BOGOs in your first year, including one on your birthday. Not free, but almost!
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Join the Big Yellow Cup Club to receive a buy one sandwich, get one sandwich free coupon on your birthday. Get a free yellow cup drink just for joining.
Dippin’ Dots – Sign up for the Dot Crazy! Email and Rewards Club and receive a coupon for a free cup of Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.
Einstein’s Bagels – Join the e-mail Club and receive a free bagel and schmear with any purchase and a special birthday gift.
Firehouse Subs – Get a free sub on your birthday by visiting any restaurant on your actual birthday and showing them your I.D.
Fuddruckers – Join the Fudds Club to receive special coupons to celebrate your birthday. Must be at least 13 years of age. Once you register, you can add children 12 and under to receive special promotions just for them.
Golden Corral – Join the Good as Gold Club to receive a free drink coupon and a special gift for your birthday.
Great American Cookies – Join CookiE-mail for birthday surprises. When you join, you get a buy one, get one free coupon for a regular cookie. Must be 13 years or older to participate. Once you register, you can add children 12 and under to receive special promotions just for them.
Gumbo’s Steak & Seafood (Bee Cave) – Print out the certificate off the website for one complimentary dessert, which can be redeemed 6pm until close with the purchase of a regular dinner entrée. Dine-in only. May not be combined with other offers.
IHOP – When you join the Pancake Revolution, you receive a free full stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity Pancakes. You’ll get free pancakes on your birthday and on your one-year anniversary of joining. Must be 13 years of age to participate. After you register yourself, you can add family members so they can also receive a free birthday stack of Rooty, Jr. pancakes.
Jack in the Box – Print out the coupon on the Jack in the Box website to receive 2 free tacos the week of your birthday with a purchase at participating locations.
Jason’s Deli – Receive a $5 coupon on your birthday when you register for the e-mail list.
Jersey Mike’s Subs – Sign up for the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club and receive a free sub & drink coupon valid for your birthday, sent out to your email a week beforehand. If you confirm your subscription less than a week before your birthday, you will get your free sub & drink next year.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Join the Joe’s Catch E-Club and get a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée. You can also sign up other family members after you register. On your child’s birthday, he or she can receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Must be 18 or older to participate.
Kona Grill – Join the Konavore program to receive a $15 coupon for your birthday meal and a complimentary appetizer or roll with purchase for joining.
La Madeleine – Sign up and receive a free pastry for your birthday.
Maggie Moo’s – Join MaggiE-mail for birthday surprises. You will also get a buy one, get one free coupon for ice cream for signing up. After you sign up, you can add family members so they can get birthday gifts, too. A birthday message will be sent to your email address.
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery – Join the E-Club and receive 20% off your next dine-in purchase and a sweet surprise on your birthday ($5 off your entrée and a free slice of pie!) The primary member must be 13 years of age or older. You can add family members and children once you enter in your own information.
The Melting Pot – Join Club Fondue to receive birthday vouchers and a complimentary box of Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with the purchase of $60 or more.
Red Robin – Join Red Robin Royalty to receive a free Gourmet Burger during your birthday month, excluding Red Robin’s Finest Burgers and modifications. Valid only for guests age 13-18. Only one coupon per table, except for families with multiple birthdays in a two-week period. Dine-in only.
Rita’s Italian Ice – Join the Birthday Club and get a buy one item, get one item free coupon. Not free, but almost.
Schlotzsky’s – Join the Lotz4Me Guest Rewards Program and receive a free small sandwich on your birthday, no purchase required. Also, when you sign up, you receive one Small The Original® sandwich free when you purchase chips and 32 oz drink.
Sephora – Sign up for Sephora Beauty Insider and choose a free gift, available online or in stores, during your birthday month. Every dollar spent at Sephora also qualifies you for other benefits.
Starbucks – Join My Starbucks Rewards and receive a free birthday drink or treat and 15% off your purchase at StarbucksStore.com.
Steak ‘n Shake – Join the eClub to receive “a little something extra” on your birthday. You may also add birthdays for up to 3 children.
Tacos and Tequila – Join the Chilehead Club and receive a free queso flight. On your birthday, you’ll receive a special treat via email.
Taco Cabana – Join the Cabana eClub and receive a free Flauta Plate on your birthday. Offer valid only for the person with the first and last name on the coupon and the first and last name must match a valid photo identification presented at the time of redemption.
Texas Land & Cattle – Join the Steakhouse Club to receive a coupon for a free appetizer. No purchase required. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per table, per visit.
Texas Roadhouse – Join the Email Club to receive a coupon for a free appetizer with a purchase of an adult entrée on your birthday (get the same coupon, just for signing up). As a Texas Roadie VIP, parents can add your children, ages 13 and younger, so they can get birthday gifts too! The birthday emails will be sent to your email address.
TGI Friday’s – Join the Stripes Club and receive a complimentary dessert during birthday month with the purchase of an entrée.
Which Wich – Join the Vibe Club for a free drink coupon and birthday presents.
Z’ Tejas – Join the Z Club and receive a coupon for $10 your meal during your birthday month.
Even if your favorite establishment isn’t on this list, it’s worth mentioning it’s your birthday if you visit, since sometimes servers or restaurants “unofficially” will offer you a free dessert or another freebie. Have a wonderful birthday!