79 Places That Will Give You Birthday Freebies to Help You Celebrate

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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 can get birthday freebies, and we’ve updated it for 2020.

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 deals as possible, like The Penny Hoarder’s Senior Editor Robin Hartill, then here are 79 places to find them!

79 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.

A&W All American Food

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

Applebee’s

Sign up for its email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday when you purchase one entree of equal or greater value. You’ll also get a free appetizer when you sign up.

Arby’s

Sign up for Arby’s emails and get a free milkshake and fries on your birthday, plus a free small fries and small soft drink when you sign up.

Au Bon Pain

Join the Eclub, and get a free coffee and bakery item on your birthday, plus you get a pretty handy travel mug just for signing up!

Auntie Anne’s

Sign up for Pretzel Perks, and get a free pretzel on your birthday.

Aveda

You need to spend $10 to join Aveda’s Pure Privilege rewards program, but you’ll receive a birthday gift valued at $23, as well as double points for your next Aveda purchase.

bareMinerals

Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and you’ll get a free full-size loose eyeshadow.

Baskin Robbins

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

bd’s Mongolian Grill

Get a free meal on your birthday when you join the bd’s Rewards eClub, plus get a $5 coupon just for signing up.

Benihana’s

Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate. And be sure to sign your kids up for Kabuki Kids — they’ll get a freebie, too, with the purchase of a kids meal during their birthday month!

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.

Boston Market

Join the VP Rotisserie Rewards program to get a free birthday dessert. You’ll get $3 off your next order of $10 or more when you sign up.

Buca di Beppo

You’ll receive a free pasta after signing up, as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining the eClub.

Captain D’s

Join Captain D’s VIP Rewards and enjoy a free birthday dessert (cheesecake, funnel cake stix or chocolate cake) with the purchase of a regular priced meal. You’ll also get a free dessert or appetizer just for signing up..

Carvel

Join Fudgie Fanatics to receive a free treat for your birthday. You can get a small soft serve birthday cone, taking $2 off any cake (except for a small square) or taking $3 off any sheet cake.

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!

Cinemark

Subscribe to the Cinemark Weekly email and receive free large birthday popcorn, plus special offers delivered to your inbox every week.

Cinnabon

Subscribe to Club Cinnabon to get a free iced coffee on your birthday and a free Minibon just for signing up!

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!

Culver’s

Enjoy a free one-scoop sundae on your birthday when you sign up for MyCulver’s. You’ll also get a free scoop just for joining.

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 when you sign up.

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.

Designer Shoe Warehouse

Become a DSW VIP and get a $5 birthday offer that you can spend any time during your birthday month.

Dippin’ Dots

Get free Dippin’ Dots for your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.

Don Pablo’s

Join the Habaneros Club and get a $10 gift card on your birthday, plus free cantina nachos just for joining.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Get a free beverage on your birthday by signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program.

Edible Arrangements

Join Edible Rewards and receive a free 12 count chocolate dipped fruit box (valued at $29.99) during your birthday month.

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.

Famous Dave’s

Join the Famous Nation and get a free dessert with a value of up to $8.00 for your birthday. You’ll also get a free burger or sandwich (dine-in only) when you download the app.

Firehouse Subs

Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub on your birthday or in the six days that follow it.

First Watch

Get a free entree for your birthday as a member of the Sun EClub, plus a BOGO breakfast, brunch or lunch offer for joining.

Friendly’s

When you become a BFF Club member, you’ll receive free birthday sundaes for you and your children.

Fuddruckers

Get a birthday meal for $7 when you join the Fudds Club. It includes an original burger, fries and a coca-cola beverage.

Habit Burger Grill

Be sure to join Habit Burger Grill’s CharClub to enjoy a free Charburger on your birthday.

Harkins Theatres

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

Hooters

Get some birthday wings when you sign up for Hootclub. You’ll also get $5 off your first purchase of $25 or more when you sign up.

IHOP

Sign up for MyHop and get free pancakes on your birthday and just for signing up.

JCPenney

Receive a birthday gift when you sign up for JCPenney Rewards. If you are not a JCPenney credit card member, you must have earned points within the last 21 months.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Get a free sub and drink when you sign up for the email club.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Register with Joe’s Catch and receive a free appetizer for your birthday, plus you’ll get a free appetizer just for signing up.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Rewards members receive a free doughnut and a hot or iced coffee. You’ll also get a free doughnut when you sign up.

Longhorn Steakhouse

Sign up for Longhorn Rewards and receive a free dessert on your birthday.

Marie Callender’s

Join the Eclub, and get the choice of a free “Marie’s Magnificent Six” or a free slice of pie with the purchase of an entree on your birthday. You’ll also get a special dine-in offer for signing up.

Medieval Times

Receive free admission on your birthday when you join the Birthday Club. Note that you must purchase one full-priced adult ticket and bring valid identification to take advantage of this offer.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Sign up Rockin’ Rewards and get a coupon for a free birthday burrito, plus a free cup of queso just for signing up.

Olive Garden

Get a complimentary dessert on your birthday by signing up for the eClub. You’ll get a free dessert or appetizer when you sign up.

On the Border

Join Club Cantina and get free queso on your birthday, and just for signing up.

Panera

Join MyPanera and get a free pastry or sweet on your birthday. You’ll also get a free pastry or sweet as a welcome reward when you sign up.

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.

Perkins

Members of the MyPerkins Club receive a free Magnificent Seven meal on their birthdays. The meal includes two eggs, any way you like, plus a choice of two stips of bacon or two sausage links. It also includes a stack of buttermilk pancakes. Plus you’ll get a 20% off coupon for signing up.

P.F. Chang’s

Join P.F. Chang’s Rewards and get a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month.

Pinkberry

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

Pita Pit

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

Planet Smoothie

Join the Planet Smoothie Club and receive a free smoothie for your birthday.

Qdoba

Receive a free cookie on your birthday when you register for Qdoba Rewards.

Redbox

Sign up for the Redbox Perks, and receive a free birthday rental.

Red Lobster

Receive a choice of a birthday treat, such as a petite lobseter and shrimp roll, a lobster and langostino pizza or choice of dessert, when you join the Red Lobster Rewards. You’ll need to download the app to make your selection. Note that you must join the program at least 10 days prior to your birthday to get a reward. You’ll also get a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult dinner entrees when you sign up.

Red Robin

Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program, and get a free birthday burger.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Sign up for the email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday. You’ll also get $5 off when you join.

Ruby Tuesday

Join So Connected, and score a free burger or garden bar entree (up to $11 in value) on your birthday, plus get a free appetizer just for joining.

Showcase Cinemas

Sign up for Starpass and you’ll receive a free regular popcorn on your birthday.

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.

Sprinkles

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

Starbucks

Get a birthday beverage or food item as a member of Starbucks Rewards. The reward can be redeemed

Steak ‘n Shake

Join the eClub to get a free specialty milkshake on your birthday. You’ll also get a free Double ‘n Cheese ‘n Fries (that is, two Steakburgers with American cheese on a bun and your choice of toppings, plus fries) for joining.

Subway

Sign up for the Subway MyWay Rewards program and the sandwich-making company will give you “something special” on your birthday.

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.

TCBY

Sign up for TCBY emails, and receive your first 3 ounces free on your birthday.

Texas Roadhouse

Sign up for the email club and you’ll get a free appetizer or a sidekick of ribs on your birthday. You’ll also get a free appetizer for signing up.

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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.

Tijuana Flats

Become a Flathead and receive a free dessert for your birthday. You’ll also get a free Tijuana Trio when you sign up.

Tony Roma’s

Sign up for the email club, and get a BOGO entree on your birthday. You’ll also get a free onion loaf when you sign up.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Join the Uno Insider’s Club, and receive a free dessert on your birthday, as well as a free appetizer with an entree purchase when you join.

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.

Wienerschnitzel

Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get a free coupon each year on your birthday, plus a free chili dog for joining.

Wingstop

Get free fries on your birthday when you sign up for The Club. You’ll get the same just for signing up.

Yogurt Mountain

Join the YOMO Club, and get free yogurt on your birthday.

Zaxby’s

Sign up for Zax Mail and get a free Nibbler on your birthday, plus a free sandwich meal for signing up.

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