Friends and family didn't get you any birthday gifts this year? Well, head on down to the local Baskin Robbins or Subway for a free birthday treat instead.
If it’s your birthday, then you deserve free stuff. It’s just that simple. However, we wouldn’t suggest that you walk into any old store and start taking the things you want. That is called stealing, and it is illegal. Even on your birthday.
Don’t worry, though. We got you. Here’s a list of 50 businesses where you can get special freebies for your birthday.
1. Applebee’s: Sign up for the Applebee’s email list and get a birthday coupon for a free dessert.
2. Arby’s: Get a coupon for a free birthday shake when you sign up for mobile offers from Arby’s.
3. Au Bon Pain: Become a member of the Au Bon Pain eClub and get a coupon for a free sandwich or salad on your birthday.
4. Auntie Annie’s: You’ll get an extra special offer during your birthday month when you get the My Pretzel Perks mobile app.
5. Baskin Robbins: Sign up for the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club and on your birthday they’ll send you a coupon for a free two-and-a-half ounce scoop and three dollars off an ice cream cake.
6. Chick-fil-A: All members of the Chick-fil-A One program receive a free birthday reward.
7. Chili’s: Join Chili’s My Chili’s Rewards program and you’ll be eligible for a free birthday dessert.
8. Cinnabon: Enter your birthday when you subscribe to Club Cinabon and they’ll send you a “special present” to help sweeten the celebration.
9. Cold Stone Creamery: One of the perks of the My Cold Stone Club Rewards program is a “Buy One, Get One Free” account loaded into your account for your birthday.
10. Culver’s: Get a free sundae on your birthday when you join Culver’s eClub.
11. Dairy Queen: The folks at Dairy Queen have upped their game. Not only does signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club mean an “extra special coupon” for your birthday, it means a surprise for your half-birthday, too!
12. Del Taco: Join Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and receive a free premium shake on your birthday. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
13. Denny’s: You can celebrate your birthday with a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday. Restrictions may apply so probably call your local Denny’s ahead of time to double check.
14. Dunkin Donuts: Sign up for DD Perks and you’ll get a coupon for a free beverage of any size that you can enjoy anytime during your birthday month.
15. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Add your birthday when you sign up for a Shmear Society account and you’ll receive a coupon for a free egg sandwich.
16. Famous Dave’s: Get a tasty birthday gift when you join the Famous Nation email list.
17. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for Firehouse Rewards and get a free medium sub on your birthday.
18. Friendly’s: Joining Friendly’s BFF Club not only means a free birthday sundae for you, it means free birthday sundaes for your kids as well.
19. Great American Cookies: You can get a free slice of birthday cookie cake (with the purchase of a soda) by signing up for Great American Cookies’ Cookie Club.
20. Houlihan’s: Join Houlihan’s Email Club and you’ll receive a free entree on your birthday.
21. IHOP: Sign up for the IHOP’s adorably named MyHop program and you’ll be eligible for a free meal on your birthday.
22. Jack in the Box: Subscribe to Jack in the Box’s email newsletter for two free birthday tacos.
23. Jamba Juice: Get a free birthday smoothie or juice with Jamba Insider Rewards.
24. Jersey Mike’s Subs: Members of Jersey Mike’s Email Club receive an email on their birthday for a free regular sub and 24-ounce drink that is valid for the next year.
25. Johnny Rockets: Sign up for Johnny Rockets’ Rocket eClub and get a free birthday burger.
26. Krispy Kreme: Joining Krispy Kreme’s More Smiles rewards program means getting a free treat for your birthday.
27. Longhorn Steakhouse: Sign up for the Longhorn Steakhouse Rewards Program and get a free dessert on your birthday.
28. Noodles and Company: You’ll get a free Rice Crispy Treat on your birthday when you sign up for the NoodlesREWARDS program.
29. Olive Garden: Get one free birthday dessert when you sign up for Olive Garden’s eClub.
30. Orange Julius: One of the perks of membership in the Julius League is a Buy One, Get One Free coupon for your birthday.
31. Panda Express: Signing up to receive emails from Panda Express means that you’ll get an exclusive offer on your birthday.
32. Panera Bread: Register for a MyPanera account and get special birthday reward.
33. P.F. Chang’s: Membership in P.F. Chang’s Rewards Program means a special birthday reward.
34. Pinkberry: Members of the Pinkcard loyalty program get a free yogurt on their birthday.
35. Qdoba Mexican Grill: Get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for Qdoba Rewards.
36. Redbox: Join Redbox Perks and receive a free one-night DVD rental for your birthday month.
37. Red Lobster: Get a special birthday coupon with the My Red Lobster Rewards program.
38. Red Robin: One of the rewards you’ll receive when you join the Red Robin eClub is a free burger during the month of your birthday.
39. Ruby Tuesday: Receive a free special treat on your special day when you subscribe to Ruby Tuesday’s SO CONNECTED program.
40. Sbarro: The famed pizzeria offers birthday surprises for members of the Sbarro Slice Society.
41. Sephora: You can get a free gift of mini products during your birthday month when you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider member.
42. Sprinkles Cupcakes: All three levels of the Sprinkles Perks program comes with a free cupcake on your birthday.
43. Starbucks: As a Starbucks Rewards member, you get a free beverage on your birthday plus 15 percent off purchases at Starbucks’ online store.
44. Subway: Sign up for a MyWay Rewards Card and get 20 free points in your account on your birthday that you can redeem for a number of different menu items.
45. TCBY: You can get a special birthday treat when you sign up for the myTCBY loyalty program.
46. Texas Roadhouse: Their VIP Program will send you a special email offer for your birthday.
47. TGI Fridays: You’ll receive a coupon for a free dessert during your birthday month when you become a TGI Fridays Rewards member.
48. Waffle House: Do you want a free waffle to celebrate your birthday? Then become a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club.
49. Wing Stop: People who join The Club from Wing Stop get a free gift on their birthday.
50. Zaxby’s: Receive a postcard for a free birthday Nibbler when you join the Zax Mail Club.
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