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100+ Places That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday

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Hooray! It’s your birthday!

The last thing you should do is pay for stuff. So we’ve put together a list of places where you won’t have to!

Most of these places require you to sign up at least seven days before your birthday, so get busy now so you can enjoy the free birthday stuff as it rolls in on your big day. And if you want to give yourself a challenge and score as many birthday freebies as possible, like The Penny Hoarder’s Senior Editor Robin Hartill, then here are more than 100 places to find them!

Here’s Where to Get 100+ Birthday Freebies:

  1. A&W All American Food: Get a free root beer float on your birthday by joining the Mug Club.
  2. Applebee’s: Sign up for its email club, and get a free gift on your birthday, which could be a free appetizer, free entree, or free dessert – they like to keep it a surprise.
  3. Arby’s: Sign up for Arby’s emails and get a free milkshake on your birthday, plus a free roast beef classic sandwich with a purchase of a drink just for signing up.
  4. Atlanta Bread: Get a free cookie on your birthday when you join Rise Rewards.
  5. Au Bon Pain: Join the Eclub, and get a free birthday lunch, plus you get a pretty handy travel mug just for signing up!
  6. Auntie Anne’s: Sign up for Pretzel Perks, and get a free pretzel on your birthday.
  7. Aveda: Receive a birthday gift valued at $23 when you join Aveda’s Pure Privilege for $10.
  8. bareMinerals: Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
  9. Baskin Robbins: Create an account, then join the Birthday Club, and get free ice cream on your birthday – be sure to add your family members to your account so they get free ice cream, too!
  10. bd’s Mongolian Grill: Get a free meal on your birthday when you join Club Mongo, plus get a $5 coupon just for signing up.
  11. Benihana’s: Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate. Be sure to sign your kids up for this one — they get a freebie, too!
  12. Bennigan’s: Rumor has it you’ll receive a BOGO entree AND a free dessert when you sign up for the Bennigan's Eclub.
  13. Big Boy: Join its Email Club, and get a birthday dessert freebie.
  14. BJ’s Brewhouse: Join Premier Rewards Plus and get a free Pizookie for your birthday – that’s a big, warm cookie smothered in ice cream… yum. What’s even better is you don’t have to wait for your birthday – you’ll also get a free Pizookie just for signing up.
  15. Bonefish Grill: Become a  Bonefish Grill Insider, and get special offers on your birthday – Robin Hartill, Senior Editor at The Penny Hoarder, got an offer for her choice of free Bang Bang Shrimp or a dessert.
  16. Boston Market: Join the VIP Club, and get a special birthday surprise.
  17. Bruegger’s Bagels: You’ll receive a free birthday treat when you join the Bruegger’s Bagels eClub. You’ll also get a free bagel with cream cheese just for signing up, so no need to wait for your birthday to enjoy a freebie!
  18. Buca di Beppo: You’ll receive a free pasta after signing up as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining the Eclub.
  19. BurgerFi: If you’re a member of BurgerFi’s Frequent Fi-Er Rewards, you can expect to receive a birthday reward.
  20. Captain D’s: Join D’s Club and enjoy a free birthday dessert  with the purchase of a regular priced meal, plus you’ll receive a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer with the purchase of a meal when you sign up.
  21. Caribou Coffee: Become a Caribou Coffee Perks member and enjoy a free treat on your birthday. You’ll also receive a free beverage after your first visit as a Perks member.
  22. Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Join Carrabba’s Amici Club for a special birthday offer.
  23. Carvel: Join Fudge Fanatics to receive a free treat for your birthday.
  24. Chick-fil-A: Become an Email Insider, and get a special birthday offer. Chick-fil-A did inform us that the freebies are at the discretion of the franchise owner, so check with your local store for details.
  25. Chili’s: Get a free dessert for your birthday when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club, plus get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage with every visit!
  26. Chuck E. Cheese’s: Join the The Chuck E-Club, and receive a special treat for your child’s birthday.
  27. Disney: Join D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, and receive a special offer for your birthday.
  28. Cinemark: Subscribe to the Cinemark Weekly email and receive free birthday popcorn, plus special offers delivered to your inbox every week.
  29. Cinnabon: Subscribe to Club Cinnabon to get a special gift for your birthday and a free Minibon just for signing up!
  30. Cold Stone Creamery: Get a BOGO coupon for your birthday by signing up for the My Cold Stone Club. You’ll also get a BOGO coupon just for signing up!
  31. Cracker Barrel: No signup needed for this one – just stop by Cracker Barrel on your birthday and get a free birthday dessert (birthday song optional).
  32. Culver’s: Enjoy a free birthday treat when you sign up for MyCulver's, plus a free scoop just for joining.
  33. Dairy Queen: Receive “an extra-special coupon on your birthday when you become a member of the Blizzard Fan Club, plus get a BOGO Blizzard coupon just for signing up!
  34. Dave & Buster’s: Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards, and get $5 in free game play for your birthday plus $10 in free game play just for signing up.
  35. Del Taco: If you’re a Raving Fan eClub member, you can enjoy a regular-size premium shake for your birthday, plus you’ll get two free grilled chicken tacos just for signing up.
  36. Denny’s: No need to sign up for this one — just stop by Denny’s on your birthday and get a free build-your-own Grand Slam. Just remember to bring your ID.
  37. Designer Shoe Warehouse: Sign up for DSW Rewards member and receive a special birthday offer.
  38. Dippin’ Dots: Get free Dippin’ Dots for your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.
  39. Disney Movie: Get 100 free points for your birthday when you sign up for Disney Movie Rewards.
  40. Don Pablo’s: Become a Habaneros Member and get a $10 gift card on your birthday, plus free cantina nachos just for joining.
  41. Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free beverage on your birthday by signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program. You’ll also get a free drink just for signing up.
  42. Edible Arrangements: Join Edible Rewards and receive a free 12 count chocolate dipped fruit box during your birthday month.
  43. Einstein Bros. Bagels: Get a free egg sandwich with a purchase on your birthday when you join the Shmear Society — not totally free, but hey, you’ll need something to help wash that sandwich down.
  44. Famous Dave’s: Join the Famous Nation and get a tasty gift for your birthday.
  45. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub the week of your birthday.
  46. First Watch: Get a free entree for your birthday as a member of the Sun EClub, plus a BOGO offer for joining.
  47. Friendly’s: When you become a BFF Club member, you’ll receive free birthday sundaes for you and your children.
  48. Fuddruckers: Get a birthday burger when you join the Fudds Club.
  49. Godiva: Get an exclusive birthday gift when you join the Godiva Rewards Club.
  50. Great American Cookies: Join the Cookie Club, and get a $3 coupon just for signing up, plus a surprise for your birthday – one Penny Hoarder got a free slice of cookie cake with a drink purchase.
  51. Habit Burger Grill: If you have a habit of craving burgers, then be sure to join Habit Burger Grill’s CharClub to enjoy birthday freebie.
  52. Hard Rock: Sign up for Hard Rock Rewards for an annual birthday offer.
  53. Harkins Theatres: Sign up for My Harkins Rewards and receive a $5 birthday coupon to use at the concessions.
  54. Hooters: Get some birthday wings when you sign up for Hooters Eclub.
  55. IHOP: Sign up for the Pancake Revolution and receive a free meal on your birthday, plus a free meal just for signing up.
  56. JCPenney: Receive a birthday gift when you sign up for JCPenney Rewards.
  57. Jersey Mike’s Subs: Get a free sub and drink when you sign up for the email club.
  58. Joe’s Crab Shack: Register with Joe’s Catch and receive a birthday offer, plus you’ll get a free appetizer just for signing up.
  59. Kohl’s: Sign up for Yes2You Rewards and receive a special birthday gift.
  60. Krispy Kreme: All Krispy Kreme Rewards members receive a free birthday treat – just download the app to sign up.
  61. Longhorn Steakhouse: Sign up for Longhorn Rewards and receive a free dessert on your birthday, plus 100 bonus points just for signing up – enough for a free bold or sweet bite and up to four free side, salad or soup upgrades (25 points each).
  62. Marie Callender’s: Join the Eclub, and get exclusive birthday offers, plus a special offer for signing up.
  63. Medieval Times: Receive free admission when you sign up for email updates.
  64. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Sign up Rockin’ Rewards and get a coupon for a free birthday burrito, plus free nachos with a drink purchase just for signing up.
  65. Noodles & Company: Sign up for Noodles Family at least 60 days before your birthday and you’ll receive a special offer the week before your birthday.  
  66. Old Navy: Subscribe to Old Navy emails to receive a special birthday offer, plus get a 20% off coupon just for signing up.
  67. Olive Garden: Get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on your birthday by signing up for the eClub.
  68. On the Border: Join Club Cantina and get free queso on your birthday, plus an order of sopapillas just for signing up.
  69. Panda Express: Register to receive emails and an exclusive offer on your birthday.
  70. Panera: Join MyPanera and get a bonus reward on your birthday, plus a reward just for signing up.
  71. Pei Wei: Sign up for My Wei Rewards and choose from these birthday freebies: crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls, pork egg roll, or Vietnamese chicken salad roll.
  72. Perkins: Receive birthday gifts for yourself and family members age 12 and under when you sign up for MyPerkins – plus you’ll get a 20% off coupon for signing up.
  73. Pet Supplies Plus: Create a Pet Supplies Plus online account and add your pet profiles to receive special birthday gifts (up to 1 per month and 3 per year).
  74. Petco: Join Petco’s palsrewards and create a pet profile to receive a free gift for your pet’s birthday.
  75. P.F. Chang’s: Join P.F. Chang’s Rewards and get a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month.
  76. Pinkberry: Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app, and receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
  77. Pita Pit: Sign up for the Pita Pit card and receive an offer on your birthday – Insider tip: it’s a free pita!
  78. Pizza Hut: Sign up for Hut Rewards and be on the lookout for your birthday reward as your birthday approaches.
  79. Planet Smoothie: Join the Planet Smoothie Club and receive a free smoothie for your birthday.
  80. Qdoba: Receive a special birthday gift when you register for Qdoba Rewards.
  81. Redbox: Sign up for the Redbox Play Pass, and receive a free birthday rental.
  82. Red Lobster: Receive a birthday surprise when you join the Fresh Catch Club.
  83. Red Robin: Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program, and get a free birthday burger.
  84. Regal Cinemas: Create a Regal Crown Club account and receive a free birthday reward, plus a free small popcorn when you opt in to receive promotional text messages.
  85. Rita’s Italian Ice: Sign up for its Birthday Club, and get a free birthday treat.
  86. Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Sign up for the email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
  87. Ruby Tuesday: Join So Connected, and score a free burger or garden bar entree on your birthday, plus get a free appetizer just for joining.
  88. Sbarro: Receive a free birthday surprise when you become a member of The Slice Society, plus you’ll get a free XL NY slice with the purchase of a beverage just for signing up.
  89. Sephora: Become a Beauty Insider and receive a free gift for your birthday plus free beauty classes for joining.
  90. Showcase Cinemas: Sign up for a Starpass and start earning points within 30 days after your birthday to receive a voucher for a free regular popcorn.
  91. Smashbox: Register for the rewards program, and receive a free gift during your birthday month.
  92. Sonic: Create a My Sonic account, and receive a special treat on your birthday – just be sure to add your birth date to your profile after signing up, then go get your free medium size slush or drink just for joining.
  93. Sonny’s BBQ: Get a free Big Deal Meal on your big day by joining the ‘Q Crew, plus a $5 coupon just for joining.
  94. Souper Salad: Register for Souper Fresh Club, and get a free meal during your birthday week, plus a $3 coupon just for signing up.
  95. Sprinkles: Receive a free cupcake for your birthday when you join Sprinkles Perks.
  96. Starbucks: Get a birthday reward as a member of Starbucks Rewards.
  97. Steak ‘n Shake: Join the eClub to get a free menu item on your birthday and your anniversary, plus special postcards for your kids’ birthdays!
  98. Subway: Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program and the sandwich-making company will add 20 points to your account on your birthday. FYI, 20 points will get you a free 21-ounce fountain drink (20 points), a free bag of chips (15 points) or two free cookies (10 points each).
  99. Swagbucks: Get 55 free Swagbucks on your birthday. Be sure to check out our Swagbucks review for how to get the most out of Swagbucks.
  100. TCBY: Sign up for TCBY emails, and receive special offers for your birthday.
  101. Texas Roadhouse: Sign up for the email club for a free birthday surprise.
  102. TGI Friday’s: Join the Friday’s Rewards program, and get a free dessert on your birthday, plus a free appetizer or dessert just for signing up.
  103. The Melting Pot: Join Club Fondue, and get a voucher for free chocolate fondue for two on your birthday –– you’ll also get six of the Melting Pot’s signature chocolate-covered strawberries.
  104. The Spaghetti Warehouse: Join the Warehouse Club, and get a free meal on your birthday, plus a free appetizer for becoming a member of the club.
  105. Tijuana Flats: Become a Flathead and receive a free treat for your birthday – you’ll also get a free Tijuana Trio just for joining.
  106. Tony Roma’s: Sign up for the email club, and get a BOGO entree on your birthday.
  107. Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Join the Uno Insider’s Club, and receive a free appetizer during your birthday month, along with a free welcome gift for joining.
  108. ULTA Beauty: Receive a free birthday gift with Ultamate Rewards.
  109. Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for an Angel Card, and get a birthday gift.
  110. Waffle House: Make sure you’re a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club to receive a free waffle on your birthday.
  111. Wienerschnitzel: Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get a free coupon each year on your birthday, plus a free chili dog for joining.
  112. Wingstop: Get a free gift on your birthday when you sign up for The Club, plus an order of free fries just for signing up!
  113. Yogurt Mountain: Join the YOMO Club, and get free yogurt on your birthday.
  114. Zaxby’s: Sign up for Zax Mail and get a free Nibbler on your birthday plus a free sandwich meal postcard for signing up.

Enjoy all of your birthday freebies!

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