116 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 116 places where you can get birthday freebies, updated for June 2024.

Most of these places require you to sign up for their email list or join their rewards club at least seven days before your birthday.

So get busy now and enjoy the free birthday stuff as it rolls in on your big day.

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116 Places to Get Birthday Freebies

These restaurants and retailers will provide you with free treats for your birthday. Be sure to sign up in advance.

1. A&W All American Food

Get a free root beer float on your birthday by joining the Mug Club.

2. ABC Liquor

Sign up for ABC Liquor Access to get a “birthday gift.”

3. Inbox Dollars

A website called InboxDollars will pay you to answer short surveys online. You just have to answer honestly, and InboxDollars will continue to pay you every month. (whether it’s your birthday or not!)

4. Abuelo’s

When you join the Mi Abuelo’s Rewards program, you’ll receive a “special reward” for your birthday.

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Free coupons and birthday deals are the best. But we all know our favorite birthday presents are the heartfelt cards with a whole lotta heartfelt cash inside them. (Thanks Grandma!)

We don't have a card for you… but we do have the cash.

When you're finished enjoying the spoils of these birthday freebies, check out these 50 ways you can treat yourself to some extra birthday money.

And buy yourself something nice.

5. KashKick

Sign up for a website called KashKick to get paid while browsing on your phone. You could get paid for things like answering survey questions or downloading and playing a game (any time of year) — up to $500 in your first month.

6. Applebee’s

Get a “free gift” on your birthday when you join Club Applebee’s.

7. PINCHme

Ready to try free samples from the comfort of your home? Just complete a PINCHme profile, answer a brief survey about your tastes, and then apply for samples. After that, just check your inbox.

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8. Arby’s

Sign up for an Arby’s Rewards account and get a free dessert on your birthday. You’ll have the choice of an Arby’s regular shake, a turnover or a cookie. You’ll have to claim your birthday freebie through an online order using the ‘Order Ahead’ feature, then pick it up in the restaurant. There’s no purchase necessary, and you have 30 days to claim your treat.

9. Auntie Anne’s

Download the Pretzel Perks app and get a free pretzel after your first purchase of $1 or more. Plus, you’ll get a free pretzel on your birthday as long as you’ve spent at least $10 over the past year.

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10. Baja Fresh

Sign up for Club Baja to get a “special offer” on your birthday. The offer is valid starting 7 days before your big day and expires 7 days after.

11. Baskin Robbins

Create an account, join the Birthday Club, and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.

12. BD’s Mongolian Grill

Get a free bowl on your birthday with the purchase of another bowl when you join BD’s Rewards. Plus, get a free starter or dessert with the purchase of a bowl at sign up.

13. Branded Surveys

Get paid up to $140/Month just for sharing your honest opinion. A free site called Branded Surveys will pay you up to $5 per survey for sharing your thoughts with their brand partners. It just takes a minute to create a free account so you can start earning a little extra birthday money.

14. Benihana’s

Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate.

15. Ben & Jerry’s

Sign up to be a Flavor Fanatic and get free ice cream for your birthday.

16. Bertucci’s

When you join Bertucci’s eClub, you’ll get a “special gift” on both your birthday and your anniversary.

17. Big Boy

Joining the I Love Big Boy email club gets you a free dessert on your birthday. Plus, you’ll get another free dessert just for signing up.

18. Bruegger’s Bagels

Members of the Bruegger’s Bagels Inner Circle will enjoy a free bagel and cream cheese on their birthday (with purchase,) and a free bagel and cream cheese just for signing up.

19. AmOne

A website called AmOne can help ease some credit card debt anxiety by matching you with a low-interest loan to help pay off your balances. The benefit? You’ll be left with one bill to pay each month. Plus: No credit card payment this month.

20. Buffalo Wild Wings

Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards to get six free birthday wings during your birth month.

21. California Pizza Kitchen

Join CPK Rewards to get a free dessert on your birthday! If you earn 350 points or more throughout the year, your birthday reward will be upgraded to a free entree.

22. CAVA

As long as you’ve spent at least $100 in your entire life with your CAVA Rewards account, you’ll get a $9 birthday credit.

23. Capital One Shopping

Wouldn’t it be nice if you got an alert when you’re shopping online at Amazon and are about to overpay? That’s exactly what this free service does.

Whether you’re shopping online for a birthday or any other day, it’ll check other websites to see if your item is available for cheaper.

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24. Chick-fil-A

Join Chick-fil-A One to get a “birthday reward.” It’ll probably be a free cookie, but your individual offer may vary.

25. Chili’s

Get a free dessert for your birthday when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club. Plus, as long as you spend $5 and have visited at least once in the past 45 days, you get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage with every visit!

26. Chipotle

Join the Chipotle rewards program to get free guac on your birthday. When you sign up, you’ll get another free instant guac offer.

27. Goodlab

You could get paid to participate in clinical trials. GoodLab is a free clinical trial matchmaking service that works alongside the best clinical trial providers across the United States. Connect with the latest treatments and medications for free — in fact, you could get paid up to $3,000 for participating!

28. Cinnabon

Subscribe to Cinnabon Rewards to get a free iced coffee on your birthday and a free order of BonBites for signing up.

29. 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!

30. Crumbl Cookies

Get a free cookie every year on your birthday when you sign up for a Crumbl Loyalty Account.

31. Freecash

Speaking of freebies, a company called Freecash has compiled all sorts of quick cash tasks from about a dozen advertisers and market research companies where you can earn up to $1,000 per month. Signing up for a Freecash account is easy and there’s no minimum amount you need to earn before you can cash out.

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32. Culver’s

Enjoy one free scoop of ice cream with one topping on your birthday when you sign up for MyCulver’s. If you add family members to your account, they can get free birthday ice cream, too!

33. Dairy Queen

When you’re a member of DQ Rewards, you’ll receive a “special birthday surprise.” Check your email for instructions on how to access the offer in the DQ app.

34. Del Taco

If you join Del Yeah! Rewards, you can enjoy a regular-size premium shake for your birthday. If you’ve racked up more than 1,000 points, you’ll get your choice of a shake or any dessert — except for Cheesecake Bites.

Plus you’ll get two free The Del tacos when you sign up.

35. Insurify

Tired of overpaying for car insurance? It takes just five minutes to compare your options with Insurify and see how much you could save on car insurance.

36. Denny’s

Sign up for Denny’s Rewards program online or via the mobile app. You’ll get 20% off your next visit, plus during your birthday month you’ll get “a delicious birthday gift.”

37. Dunkin’ Donuts

If you provide your birth date when you sign up for Dunkin’ Rewards, Dunkin’ will send you “birthday offers.”

38. Dutch Bros Coffee

Join Dutch Rewards and you’ll get a free drink of any size on your birthday, redeemable in-app. Plus, you’ll get a free medium drink just for signing up!

39. Visible

You can get a new phone! A budget-friendly cellular service called Visible offers two plans with unlimited talk, text, data, and hotspot usage on Verizon’s award-winning networks — starting at just $25 a month.

40. Earl of Sandwich

Get a “special birthday gift” when you sign up for Earl of Sandwich’s eClub. You’ll also get a special welcome gift.

41. Edible Arrangements

Join Edible Rewards and receive a free 6-count chocolate-dipped fruit box (valued at $12.99) during your birthday month as long as you’ve spent at least $29 in the past calendar year.

42. 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. You’ll have 14 days to claim your reward.

43. Freedom Debt Relief

A company called Freedom Debt Relief could help you get rid of credit card debt that’s weighing you down on your big day. Its negotiators could work directly with your credit card companies to reduce your overall credit card debt. The best news? It’s free to talk with a Freedom Debt Relief debt consultant to determine the best strategy for your situation.

44. First Watch

Get a BOGO breakfast, brunch or lunch for your birthday when you join the Sun EClub. You can sign up by downloading the First Watch app via the App Store or Google Play.

45. Friendly’s

When you become a Friendly’s Sweet Rewards member, you’ll receive a free birthday sundae and another free sundae after your first visit just for signing up.

46. Golden Corral

Join the Good as Gold Club to get a free drink – plus “special birthday offers” for your big day.

47. Grimaldi’s

As long as you’ve made at least one purchase in the past year before the first day of your birthday month, you’ll get a free, 16” cheese pizza on your birthday when you sign up for Grimaldi’s Rewards. Don’t forget to opt-in to emails when you do – otherwise no free birthday pizza for you!

48. Honey Baked Ham

Get $9 in HoneyBaked Cash on your birthday when you join Honey Baked Rewards. You’ll also get $9 in HoneyBaked Cash just for signing up and making your first purchase.

49. Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar

Email club members get a free birthday entree, plus $10 off just for joining.

50. IHOP

Sign up for the International Bank of Pancakes (IHOP’s loyalty program) and get a free full stack of pancakes on your birthday.

51. Jamba Juice

Join Jamba Rewards to get a free small smoothie on your birthday as long as you’ve spent at least $10 with your account over the past 12 months.  Plus, you’ll get 50% off your first smoothie just for signing up. After that, you’ll get another offer for 50% off a food item.

52. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Rewards members receive  ‘birthday rewards,’ which is usually free donuts (plural.). You can claim them any time during your birthday month.You’ll also get a free doughnut when you sign up.

53. Longhorn Steakhouse

As a member of the Longhorn Steakhouse’s eClub, you’ll get “special offers and coupons” on your birthday.

54. Marie Callender’s

Join the eClub, and get ‘exclusive email offers’ for your birthday and wedding anniversary. You’ll also get a special dine-in offer for signing up.

55. Medieval Times

Join the Birthday Fellowship to get a coupon code for the ‘best deal of the year’ during your birthday month. Want more birthday treats? You’ll get a “birthday surprise” when you join the Queen’s Court, too.

56. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Sign up for Moe Rewards and get a “special offer” on your birthday, plus a free cup of queso just for signing up.

57. Nothing Bundt Cakes

Join the Nothing Bundt Cakes eClub and get a free Bundtlet on your birthday.

58. Olive Garden

Get a complimentary dessert on your birthday. You don’t have to sign up for this one –  Olive Garden offers it to anyone who walks in the doors. But you can get an email reminder and access other discount offers by signing up for the eClub.

59. On the Border

Join Border Rewards and get a “special surprise” on your birthday. Plus, when you sign up, you’ll get a free guacamole appetizer, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage.

60. Papa John’s

Join Papa Rewards and you’ll get a free dessert during your birthday month. You have to claim it via your online account, and not all locations will honor it. So be sure to call around before you head in to claim it.

61. Pei Wei

Sign up for My Wei Rewards and choose from these birthday freebies: crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls or pork egg roll. The reward will automatically appear in your app seven days prior to your birthday, but you’ll have to order and pay for either a small plate or soft drink during your birthday month in order to claim it.

62. P.F. Chang’s

Provide your birth date on your Gold Rewards profile, and P.F. Chang’s will load a free appetizer or dessert to your account on the first day of your birthday month.

63. Pinkberry

Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app, and receive a free yogurt on your birthday.

64. Pita Pit

Sign up for the Pita Pit Rewards Club and receive a free pita on your birthday.

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65. Pizza Hut

Join the Hut Rewards program to get a “special reward” on your big day.

66. Planet Smoothie

Join Planet VIP and receive a $6 coupon for your birthday.

67. Quiznos

Sign up for Quiznos Loyalty program and get a buy-one-get-one-free offer for an 8” sub on your birthday. Plus, you’ll get $5 off the first order you place using the Quiznos app.

68. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Get a free drink on your birthday when you join the Caniac Club. Plus, you’ll get a free Box Combo meal when you sign up and a free BOGO Box Combo on your account anniversary every year. To join the club, you’ll need to ask for a membership card the next time you visit the restaurant in person. Then, you’ll hop online and register your card on this page.

69. Red Lobster

Enjoy a “birthday reward” when you sign up for the My Red Lobster Rewards program. Plus, when you sign up you’ll get a reward for 12 free cheddar bay biscuits to go (with a $15 purchase) loaded onto your account. You’ll also get another coupon for 10% off a dine-in purchase upon signup.

70. Red Robin

Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program and get a free birthday burger. You get to pick from any item listed under ‘Gourmet Burgers,’ ‘Tavern Burgers,’ or ‘Veggie & More.’ You will have to have made at least one purchase of $4.99 or more during your birthday month in order to qualify.

71. Rita’s

Join Rita’s Birthday eClub, and you’ll get ‘exclusive discounts’ on your big day. If your birthday falls in the six months a year when Rita’s is closed, you’ll get a half-birthday offer instead.

72. Ruby Tuesday

Join the Ruby Rewards program to get a free dessert or add-on garden bar on your birthday.

73. Smoothie King

Get a free birthday smoothie when you sign up for Healthy Rewards at Smoothie King. You’ll also get a $2 reward just for signing up.

74. Sonny’s BBQ

Get a free Big Deal Combo meal on your big day by joining the ‘Q Crew, plus a $5 off $25 coupon just for joining.

75. Sprinkles

Receive a free cupcake (make that a baker’s dozen if you’re a Red Velvet tier member) for your birthday when you join Sprinkles Perks.

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76. Starbucks

Get a birthday beverage or food item as a member of Starbucks Rewards. To qualify for the offer, you’ll need to have made at least one star-earning purchase in the past year, and you can only claim your free caffeine on the actual day of your birthday.

77. TCBY

Join Froyo Club Rewards to receive a free frozen yogurt (worth up to $5) at the end of your birthday month. You’ll also get $1 off your first order as a new rewards member.

78. Texas Roadhouse

Sign up for the VIPclub and you’ll get a free appetizer or a sidekick of ribs or shrimp on your birthday. Plus, you’ll get a special “welcome gift” when you sign up!

79. The Cheesecake Factory

Sign up for Cheesecake Rewards to get a free slice of cheesecake on your birthday.

80. The Melting Pot

Members of Club Fondue will get a “birthday voucher,” along with a free box of six Signature Dipped Strawberries just for signing up.

81. The Spaghetti Warehouse

Join the Warehouse Club, and get a free meal on your birthday, plus a free appetizer with an entree purchase for becoming a member of the club.

82. TGIFridays

You get a free birthday dessert as a Friday Rewards member. Plus, you’ll get free chips and salsa (or $3 off an appetizer – your choice) on every visit.

83. Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Download the Tropical Smoothie Cafe app to be eligible for a “surprise birthday reward.”

84. Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Join the Uno Extras program, and receive a birthday coupon as long as you’ve spent $20 or more at Uno over the past 11 months. You also get a free individual pizza with any purchase just for signing up.

85. Waffle House

Make sure you’re a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club to receive a free waffle on your birthday. You’ll also get free hashbrowns when you sign up. Additionally, Regulars receive an Anniversary Bacon Coupon, seasonal coupons, and other offers throughout the year.

86. Wahlburgers

You’ll get a free non-alcoholic shake on your birthday as a member of the Wahlclub. You’ll also get $5 off your first order just for signing up.

87. Wetzel’s Pretzels

Get a free Original or Sinful Cinnamon pretzel for your birthday when you sign up for a rewards account with the Wetzel’s Pretzels app.

88. Wienerschnitzel

Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get “free food” each year on your birthday, plus more “free food” at signup.

89. Wingstop

Get a free “birthday gift” when you sign up for Wingstop’s email list – known simply as The Club.

90. AMC Theatres

Become an AMC Stubs Insider to get a free large popcorn during your birthday month. Everyone gets the free birthday popcorn, but if you spend $15 to upgrade your membership to Premier status, you’ll also get a free large fountain drink in celebration of your birthday.

91. Harkins Theatres

Sign up for My Harkins Rewards and receive a $5 birthday coupon to use at the concessions.

92. Hard Rock

Sign up for Unity by Hard Rock to get a free dessert from the cafe on your birthday.

93. Redbox

Sign up for Redbox Perks and receive a $2 off reward code for your birthday (it must be used within 60 days). If you have made 50 purchases or rentals, you’ll get two $2 off for your birthday reward codes, for a grand total of $4. You’ll also get a free one-night rental for signing up (that offer is valid for two weeks).

94. adidas

Join adiClub Rewards to get a “birthday gift” on your special day – but only after you’ve earned 1,000 points.

95. Banana Republic

When you sign up for Banana Republic Rewards, you’ll get “extra perks” for your birthday.

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96. Columbia

Members of the Greater Rewards program get a “birthday gift” from the sportswear and outdoor gear retailer.

97. Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)

Join the free DSW VIP Club to get a $5 birthday reward. You’ll get $10 if you spend $500 annually as a VIP Elite member.

98. Famous Footwear

Famously You Rewards members get a $5 birthday cash reward. You’ll also earn double points on all of your purchases during your birthday month.

99. JCPenney

Receive a $10 CashPass Reward for your birthday when you sign up for JCPenney Rewards. If you are not a JCPenney credit card member, you must have earned points within the last 12 months. If you are a credit card member, you must have made a purchase with your JCPenney Credit Card within the past 12 months.

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100. Kohl’s

Members of the Kohl’s Rewards program get a “special birthday gift” as long as they’ve made at least one purchase prior to their birthday month.

101. Old Navy

When you join Navyist Rewards, you’re eligible for “extra perks” on your birthday.

102. Target

As a Target Circle member, you’ll get a birthday coupon for 5% off any single purchase. It’s valid for 30 days after your big day.

103. Tilly’s

Joining Tilly’s Rewards gives you the opportunity to earn Tilly’s Cash. It also gets you a free “birthday surprise.”

104. Torrid

Sign up for Torrid Rewards and get a “special birthday gift” during your birthday month.

105. Victoria’s Secret

Members of Victoria’s Secret & PINK Rewards program get $10 in birthday rewards.If you have a Victoria’s Secret or PINK credit card and you’ve spent $750 in the past year, the birthday reward bumps up to $15.

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106. Aveda

You need to pay a one-time $10 fee to join Aveda’s loyalty rewards program, but you’ll receive a birthday gift, as well as double points on your Aveda purchase.

107. Bath & Body Works

When you sign up for Bath & Body Works Loyalty Rewards, you’ll get a free “birthday gift” on your big day. Plus, you’ll get a $10 off $30 coupon just for signing up, and a free product worth up to $16.95 after you’ve spent $100.

108. Sephora

Beauty Insiders are eligible to choose a free makeup or skin care gift for their birthday. There are three options to choose from if you spent less than $350 in the past year, but there are five options if you spent $350 or more. Regardless of membership level, you can opt to swap out your gift for 250 bonus rewards points. Bear in mind that if you want to claim it online, you’ll have to make a $25 purchase. It’s way more free if you pick up your birthday gift in person!

109. Ulta Beauty

As an Ultamate Rewards member, you’ll get your choice of one of four different free birthday gifts. (There’s a fifth option if you pick up your b-day gift at a physical store rather than online.) If you’ve spent enough money to be a Platinum ($500) or Diamond ($1,200) member, you get an additional $10 coupon.

During your birthday month, you’ll earn double points on all of your purchases regardless of membership level.

110. Ace Hardware

Ace Rewards members get $5 off for their birthday at participating locations. If you’ve spent $750 at Ace Hardware over a 12-month period, your birthday rewards get bumped up to $10 off, regardless of location.

111. Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble has two membership tiers: Rewards and Premium. Rewards membership is free to join, but there’s no birthday benefit.

Premium costs $39.99/year to join, but does give you a “special offer” for your birthday. If you load your child’s birthday onto your account, they’ll get a treat from the cafe and a free Paper Source craft on their big day. There are other perks to the paid membership, too, like 10% off most purchases, free drink upgrades at the cafe, and early access to special editions and store events.

112. Build-A-Bear

Get a “special reward” on your birthday when you join the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club.

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113. CVS Pharmacy

As a member of the ExtraCare program, you’ll get a free, $3 Extrabucks reward on your birthday, as well as 2% back every time you shop.

114. Disneyland

When you’re dining at Disneyland, Disney-themed restaurants may give you a free birthday dessert when you let them know it’s your big day.

115. Swagbucks

As a birthday reward, “you’ll receive a Swag Up for a 50 SB credit when you redeem your next gift card.” This year, you’ll have to take the extra step of activating the offer when you receive your birthday email from Swagbucks.

116. World Market

Members of World Market Rewards get a “surprise offer” on their birthday, plus a 15% coupon for signing up.

Pittsburgh-based writer Brynne Conroy is the founder of the Femme Frugality blog and the author of “The Feminist Financial Handbook.” She is a regular contributor to The Penny Hoarder. The Penny Hoarder staff also contributed to this post.