108 Places That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday
Hooray! It’s your birthday!
The last thing you should do is pay for stuff. So we’ve put together a list of 108 places where you can get birthday freebies, updated for 2023.
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.
108 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.
Food & Drink
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.”
When you join the Mi Abuelo’s Rewards program, you’ll receive a free birthday entree as long as you’ve eaten at Mi Abuelo’s with your rewards account at least twice over the past year.
Sign up for an Arby’s Rewards account and get a free medium shake on your birthday when you make any purchase.
5. 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 first birthday after signup. After the first year, you may get either free points or free pretzels on your birthday going forward.
Another freebie! Even if it's not your birthday, you can get a free financial plan, customized just for you.
6. 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.
7. Baskin Robbins
Create an account, join the Birthday Club, and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
8. 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 just for signing up. After you claim your initial freebie, you’ll be issued a $10 off coupon for your next visit.
Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate.
10. Ben & Jerry’s
Sign up to be a Flavor Fanatic and get free ice cream for your birthday.
When you join Bertucci’s eClub, you’ll get a “special gift” on both your birthday and your anniversary.
12. 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.
13. BJ’s Brewhouse
Join Premier Rewards Plus and get a free Pizookie for your birthday. What’s that? It’s a big, warm cookie smothered in ice cream… yum.
14. 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.
15. Buffalo Wild Wings
Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards to get six, free birthday wings during your birth month.
16. 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.
As long as you’ve spent at least $100 with your CAVA Rewards account over the past year, you’ll get a $9 birthday credit.
Join Chick-fil-A One to get a “birthday reward.”
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!
Join the Chipotle rewards program to get free guac on your birthday when you make a purchase of $5 or more. When you sign up, you’ll get another free instant guac offer.
Subscribe to Cinnabon Rewards to get a free iced coffee on your birthday and a free order of BonBites for signing up.
22. 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!
23. Crumbl Cookies
Get a free cookie every year on your birthday when you sign up for a Crumbl Loyalty Account.
Enjoy one free scoop of ice cream with two toppings 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!
25. Dairy Queen
26. 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.
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.”
28. Dippin’ Dots
Get free Dippin’ Dots for your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy! Email Club.
29. Dutch Bros Coffee
Join Dutch Rewards and you’ll get a free drink of any size on your birthday, plus 50% off any drink on your half birthday.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. Firehouse Subs
Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub on your birthday or in the six days that follow it.
34. First Watch
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.
36. Golden Corral
Join the Good as Gold Club to get a free drink – plus “special birthday offers” for your big day.
As long as you’ve made at least one purchase in the past year, you’ll get a free, 16” cheese pizza on your birthday when you sign up for Grimaldi’s Rewards.
38. 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.
39. Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar
Email club members get a free birthday entree, plus $10 off just for joining.
Sign up for the International Bank of Pancakes (IHOP’s loyalty program) and get a free full stack of pancakes on your birthday.
41. Jamba Juice
Join Jamba Rewards to get a free smoothie on your birthday as long as you’ve spent at least $15 to earn 15 points prior to your big day. Plus, you’ll get 50% off your first drink order just for signing up. After that, you’ll get another offer for 50% off a food item.
42. 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.
43. Longhorn Steakhouse
As a member of the Longhorn Steakhouse’s eClub, you’ll get “special offers and coupons” on your birthday.
44. 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.
45. Moe’s Southwest Grill
Sign up for Moe Rewards and get a coupon for a free birthday burrito, plus a free cup of queso just for signing up.
46. Nothing Bundt Cakes
Join the Nothing Bundt Cakes eClub and get a free Bundtlet on your birthday.
47. Olive Garden
Get a complimentary dessert on your birthday. Take note, though! Olive Garden used to offer this to anyone who walked in the doors, but now you have to sign up for the eClub to get your birthday treat.
48. 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.
49. Papa John’s
Join Papa Rewards and you’ll get a free dessert during your birthday month.
50. 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.
Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app, and receive a free small Pinkberry with toppings on your birthday.
52. Pita Pit
Sign up for the Pita Pit Rewards Club and receive a free pita on your birthday.
53. Pizza Hut
Join the Hut Rewards program to get a “special reward” on your big day.
54. Planet Smoothie
Join Planet VIP and receive a $6 coupon for your birthday.
55. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Get a free drink on your birthday when you join the Caniac Club. 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.
56. 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 (with a $15 purchase) loaded onto your account. You’ll also get another coupon for 10% off a dine-in purchase upon signup.
57. Red Robin
Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program, and get a free birthday burger. You will have to have made at least one purchase of $4.99 or more during your birthday month in order to qualify.
Get free samples from PINCHme! Sign up to try new items, from beauty care products to impossible Burgers—all you have to do is give your honest feedback.
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.
59. Ruby Tuesday
Join the Ruby Rewards program to get a free dessert or add-on garden bar on your birthday.
60. 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.
61. 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.
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.
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.
64. Taco Bell
Taco Bell Rewards members are eligible for a free Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze on their birthday.
Join TCBY Insiders to receive a free ‘birthday treat’ (worth up to $5) — as long as you’ve spent $100 at TCBY over the past year.
66. 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!
67. The Cheesecake Factory
Sign up for Cheesecake Rewards to get a free slice of cheesecake on your birthday.
68. 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.
69. 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.
You get a “birthday surprise” as a Friday Rewards member. Plus, you’ll get free chips and salsa on every visit.
71. Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Download the Tropical Smoothie Cafe app to be eligible for a “surprise birthday reward.”
72. 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 just for signing up.
73. 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.
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.
75. 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.
Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get “free food” each year on your birthday, plus more “free food” at signup.
Get a free “birthday gift” when you sign up for Wingstop’s email list – known simply as The Club.
Sign up for the Zax Rewardz and get a free “birthday surprise.” Plus, when you sign up, you’ll get a free order of 5 Fingerz with a $5 purchase.
79. Inbox Dollars
A website called InboxDollars will pay you to watch short video clips online. All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward. You’ll immediately get a $5 bonus to get you started (whether it’s your birthday or not!)
80. 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.
81. Harkins Theatres
Sign up for My Harkins Rewards and receive a $5 birthday coupon to use at the concessions.
82. Hard Rock
Sign up for Unity by Hard Rock to get a free dessert from the cafe on your birthday.
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).
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.
Clothes & Shoes
Join adiClub Rewards to get a “birthday gift” on your special day – but only after you’ve earned 1,000 points.
86. Banana Republic
When you sign up for Banana Republic Rewards, you’ll get “extra perks” for your birthday.
Members of the Greater Rewards program get a “birthday gift” from the sportswear and outdoor gear retailer.
88. 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.
89. 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.
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 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.
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.
92. Old Navy
When you join Navyist Rewards, you’re eligible for “extra perks” on your birthday.
As a Target Circle member, you’ll have access to exclusive deals and get 1% rewards on every single purchase. You’ll also get a 5% off coupon on your birthday, valid for 30 days.
Joining Tilly’s Rewards gives you the opportunity to earn Tilly’s Cash. It also gets you a free “birthday surprise.”
Sign up for Torrid Rewards and get a “special birthday gift” during your birthday month.
96. Victoria’s Secret
Members of Victoria’s Secret rewards program – dubbed The Collective – 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.
Beauty & Jewelry
Sign up for PINCHme to get free samples. When you become a “PINCHer” you’ll get the opportunity to try new items — from beauty care products and impossible Burgers to children’s toys and pet treats — and all you have to do is give your honest feedback.
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.
99. 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.
Beauty Insiders are eligible to choose a free makeup or skin care gift for their birthday. There are four 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.
101. Ulta Beauty
As an Ultamate Rewards member, you’ll get a free birthday gift. The exact gift depends on your birthday month. 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.
102. 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.
103. 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.
Get a “special reward” on your birthday when you join the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club.
105. 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.
When you’re dining at Disneyland, Disney-themed restaurants will give you a free birthday dessert when you let them know it’s your big day.
As a birthday reward, “you’ll receive a Swag Up for a 55 SB credit when you redeem your next gift card.”
108. 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.