Nothing’s better than FREE stuff, especially because it’s your birthday!
Do you celebrate your birthday all month long? We’ve gathered up a huge list of birthday freebies and deals for food, beauty items, clothing, and much more. Celebrate your birthday with some special treats this year! Some of my favorites are Starbucks, Red Robin, Panera, and Sephora – but there are dozens more!
Many require a sign up for an email or text club. You may need to sign up a month or more before your birthday in order to get in the system to receive the birthday deals. Most will also send you a coupon for a freebie or discount on the day you sign up for the emails, as well as throughout the year and for an anniversary, so you may want to sign up for only a few at a time to space out your welcome email freebies before they expire.
Even if you forget to sign up for the email clubs, it never hurts to ask if they have any special offers if you are dining out on your actual birthday. Most places will happily bring out a dessert for you to enjoy.
Some of the businesses listed below may have been affected over the last year, and it’s always possible this list could change. Please keep in mind when looking for freebies and giveaways that it might not be available at this time.
Kids Only Birthday Freebies
Barnes and Noble: Join the Kids Club and kids 12 and under will get an offer for a free cupcake or cookie on their birthday
Benihana : Kids 12 and under can join the Kabuki Kids program for a special postcard for their birthday to redeem for a free souvenir mug with the purchase of a Kabuki Kids meal.
Build-a-Bear: Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members can take advantage of the year-long Count Your Candles birthday program, where kids 14 and under can “pay their age” for the new Birthday Treat Bear during their birthday month, plus special birthday celeBEARation extras.
California Pizza Kitchen: Kids under 10 will receive a free CPKids Meal from California Pizza Kitchen when you sign them up for CPKids.
Chuck E. Cheese – Kids get a coupon for 20 FREE tokens when you join the eclub.
Pizza Hut Birthday Club: Join Hut Rewards and get your birthday reward.
Dessert and Coffee Shops Birthday Discounts
Baskin Robins : Free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
Coldstone Creamery: Buy One, Get One FREE Creation™ coupon loaded to your account for your birthday
Dairy Queen: $3 off a blizzard cake, or buy one, get one free blizzards
Dippin’ Dots (S Premium Outlets): Free small cup of Dippin’ Dots
Dunkin Donuts: Free medium beverage
Godiva (Venetian, Planet Hollywood, Fashion Show Mall, N Premium Outlets): a birthday chocolate offer, but a free piece of Chocolate every month with Rewards Club
Menchie’s : $5 in Menchie’s Money added to your mySmileage account
Nothing Bundt Cakes : Join the eclub for a free bundtlet on your birthday
Starbucks: Free drink or treat with Starbucks Rewards
Restaurant Birthday Deals and Free Stuff
Applebee’s: Free dessert when you sign up for the email club
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels : Free pretzel on birthday. Download the My Pretzel Perks app, get a free pretzel upon signing up with first $1 purchase.
Arby’s: Free 12oz. milkshake with any purchase (plus free fries and soft drink at signup).
Benihana : $30 birthday certificate
BJ’s Restaurants : Free Pizookie dessert upon Rewards registration and a Free Birthday Pizookie.
Bonefish Grill : A FREE order of Bang Bang Shrimp or Jen’s Jamaican Coconut Pie.
Brio Tuscan Grille : Certificate for free food
Buca di Beppo: Birthday gift worth $20 (and free $10 upon signup)
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free dessert or boneless wings (offers vary)
California Pizza Kitchen: Free dessert (and Free birthday entree at the VIP level)
Cheesecake Factory: Free dessert
Chick-fil-A: varies per franchise, check the Chick-fil-A One App
Chili’s: Free dessert on your birthday
Cracker Barrel: Free dessert
Denny’s: Free Grand Slam on your birthday
Einstein Bros Bagels: Free breakfast sandwich with purchase
Firehouse Subs: Free medium sub on your birthday
Gordon Biersch: Birthday E-gifts Loaded Directly on Your Account
HoneyBaked Ham: Free sandwich with Honeybaked Rewards
IHOP: FREE full stack of our Pancakes at signup, on your birthday (also on your anniversary)
Jason’s Deli: $5 coupon for your birthday
Jersey Mike’s Subs: free sub sandwich and drink on your birthday
Joe’s Crab Shack: Free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Mimis Cafe: Free dessert or baked good
Morton’s Steakhouse: free dessert or food (varies)
Olive Garden: free dessert or appetizer
On the Border (Easton): free Brownie Sundae or Bowl of Original Queso with the purchase of an entrée.
Orange Julius: BOGO coupon on your birthday
Outback Steakhouse: free dessert on your birthday
Panera Bread: free pastry/dessert via My Panera
P.F. Chang’s: free appetizer or dessert of your choice to enjoy any time during your birthday month
Pizza Hut: A free dessert with your order.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: receive a free entree with the purchase of an entree when you sign up for the e-club.
Quiznos: free cookie plus other coupons through the e-club
Raising Cane’s: Join the Caniac Club and get free food on your birthday and anniversary
Red Lobster: free appetizer; different locations have different promotions through the e-club and My Red Lobster Rewards App
Red Robin: free birthday burger through the Red Robin Royalty program; locations may offer different promotions
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: Free dessert
SmashBurger: Join the Smashclub email and/or get the app, and get a special birthday offer.
Sonic Drive-in: free creamslush, tater tots, or medium drink
Steak ‘n Shake: Members will receive a FREE Double ’n Cheese ’n Fries* when they join, and a FREE Specialty Milkshake* on their birthday!
Texas De Brazil (Arena District): $20 off dinner for two
Wendy’s: varies, but reportedly a free frosty or $1 off combo
Beauty Birthday Freebies and Deals
Sephora: Enjoy a free beauty item from Sephora on your special day when you sign up as a Beauty Insider.
Aveda: Free gift when you visit one of its stores. Sign up for emails. Joining the Pure Privilege Program will also earn the birthday reward.
bareMinerals: Free eyecolor at boutique or online; gives Friends and Benefits (FAB) members a gift customized to your personal profile. Plus, pick any day of the year to get 15% off your purchase.
Ulta: Free beauty gift for ULTAmate Rewards members
Fashion Birthday Freebies
American Eagle Outfitters: get 15% off during your birthday month with Aerewards
Champ’s Sports: Sign up to be a VIP and receive a birthday offer
Charming Charlie: Sign up for the email club for a special offer on your birthday
The Children’s Place: 20% Coupon on your Birthday and Your Child’s Birthday through MyPlace Rewards
DSW rewards: $5 certificate to use during the month
Famous Footwear: Special birthday offer if you join the Famous Footwear Loyalty Program and spend more than $200 annually (Gold status)
Gap: 25% off with Gapcard
Kohls Rewards: $5 reward, and a bonus $10 off $25 purchase coupon (reportedly – offers may vary)
Jcp Credit Card: Birthday reward (never worth it to open a store credit card account for a reward, but if you already have one, make sure you’re getting a reward.
Old Navy: Sign up for email updates and get a discount around your birthday
Victoria’s Secret: $10 credit for Angel Card members
Other Stores Birthday Discounts
Ace Hardware: Discount coupon on your birthday (in the past, $5 off $25)
The Container Store POP program: coupon for a free gift
CVS: Register for a CVS ExtraCare Card and get ExtraCare Bucks every year on your birthday
Hallmark Crown Rewards: Coupon and a free card (reportedly)
Petco Pals Rewards: Free treat and coupon on your pet’s birthday
Sports Clips: free haircut
World Market: 15% off
Entertainment Birthday Deals
Dave & Buster’s: A coupon for $10 worth of free game play is emailed to you one week before your birthday if you have registered your Power Card online. You have until 30 days after your birthday to use the promotional coupon.
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i dont know why you didnt put any free birthday stuff to at the casinos
Summer Allgood says
Based on the differing amount of offers at the multitude of casinos here in Vegas, I opted to keep them off of this list. This is a good idea for another post though. If you have any favorites, please let me know. Thank you!
Hi Summer, A veteran with DoD, in Vegas for my birthday (11.17) for Veterans Day. How do I find the best hotel, restaurant, and club deals? Thank you… great column. dr
Summer Allgood says
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page. I apologize for not including casino birthday deals, it is a post that I need to write up, and soon! If you already have your hotel booked, call or visit their website for any deals. Be sure to ask for upgrades at check-in, and ask about complimentary drinks on your birthday when you are out and about. Some casinos offer free slot play, but you’ll need to join the players club. I have a post I’m updating now with Veterans Day deals as well. It’s hard to say right now if the deals this year will be the same. Many of the food deals are offered on actual Veterans’ Day (and many are national), but please take a look before you head out. Thank you for your service, and happy early birthday!