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50 Places That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday

Written by
Alex Huntsberger
Alex Huntsberger is a personal finance writer who covered online lending, credit scores, and employment for OppU. His work has been cited by, Business Insider, and The Motley Fool.
Read time: 6 min
Updated on July 27, 2023
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 item -- though whether that item is a dessert or appetizer or something else will vary by location.

2. Arby’s

You'll get a coupon for a free birthday shake with your purchase if you're signed up for mobile offers from Arby’s. Additionally, you'll get free fries and a drink with purchase when you first sign up.

3. Au Bon Pain

Become a member of the Au Bon Pain eClub and you'll get a travel mug plus a birthday coupon for a free coffee and pastry at participating locations.

4. Auntie Annie's

If you're signed up for the My Pretzel Perks mobile app, you'll receive what the Auntie Anne's website refers to as "something extra special for your birthday."

5. Baskin Robbins

Sign up for the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club and on your birthday, they’ll send you a coupon for a free 2.5-ounce scoop.

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

Subscribe to the Cinnabon eClub and they’ll send you a free order of BonBites as well as a special offer when your birthday comes around.

9. Cold Stone Creamery

One of the perks of the My Cold Stone Club Rewards program is a “Buy One, Get One Free” coupon loaded into your account for your birthday.

10. Culver’s

Get a free one-scoop sundae on your birthday if you have a MyCulver’s account.

11. Dairy Queen

Signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club means an “extra special coupon” for your birthday.

12. Del Taco

Join Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and receive a free premium shake on your birthday. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.

13. Denny’s

As a member of Denny's Rewards Program you'll get "a delicious birthday gift each year."

14. Dunkin Donuts

Sign up for DD Perks and you’ll get a coupon for a free birthday beverage.

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 means a free birthday sundae for your mouth and tummy. Just one for both.

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 free pancakes when you sign up, on your birthday, and on the anniversary of when you signed up.

22. Jack in the Box

Subscribe to Jack in the Box’s email newsletter for two free birthday tacos with purchase.

23. Jamba Juice

Get a free birthday smoothie or juice with Jamba Insider Rewards as long you've earned at least 15 reward points.

24. Jersey Mike’s Subs

Members of Jersey Mike’s MyMike's receive a birthday sub every year.

25. Johnny Rockets

Sign up for Johnny Rockets’ Rocket eClub and get a free birthday burger with purchase of an entree and drink.

26. Krispy Kreme

Joining Krispy Kreme’s More Smiles rewards program means getting a free treat any time during your birthday month.

27. Longhorn Steakhouse

Sign up for the LongHorn Steakhouse EClub and get free offers and coupons on your birthday.

28. Noodles and Company

You’ll get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for the Noodles Rewards 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 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 a special birthday reward.

33. P.F. Chang’s

Membership in P.F. Chang’s Rewards Program means you'll get a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday month.

34. Pinkberry

embers 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 get a birthday offer emailed to your account.

37. Red Lobster

Get a special birthday surprise with the My Red Lobster Rewards program.

38. Red Robin

One of the rewards you’ll receive when you become Red Robin Royalty is a free birthday burger.

39. Ruby Tuesday

Receive a free burger or garden bar entree 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 your choice of mini-sets for your birthday when you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider member.

42. Sprinkles Cupcakes

The three levels of the Sprinkles Perks program come with increasing amounts of free birthday cupcakes, from one at Vanilla Tier to two at Dark Chocolate Tier, and maxing out at 13 for the Red Velvet Tier.

43. Starbucks

As a Starbucks Rewards member, you get a free beverage or food item on your birthday as long as you've made at least one purchase previously.

44. Subway

Sign up for a MyWay Rewards Card and get "something special on your birthday."

45. TCBY

As a TCBY Insider you can get a free birthday treat once you hit silver status, which requires spending a total of $100. So... it'll be free... eventually. You may have to really like TCBY to make this worth it.

46. Texas Roadhouse

Their VIP Program will send you a special offer for your birthday.

47. TGI Fridays

You’ll receive a coupon for a free birthday dessert as 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 receive a free gift on their birthday.

50. Zaxby’s

Receive a free Big Zax Snak on your birthday if you're a member of the Zax Fanz Club.

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