Best Birthday Freebies
Your birthday is a special day, but what makes it even better are all of the birthday freebies!
Depending on what free birthday stuff is in your area, it might even be worthwhile to take the whole day off to get as much free stuff on your birthday as you can!
There are a lot of things to take advantage of on your birthday so I’ve sorted this list of 49 birthday freebies by:
- Category (Food, drinks, clothing, entertainment etc.)
- Within each category, the best to worst birthday freebies (i.e. the no-strings and easy to get freebies followed by the discounts that still require a little bit of money)
All of these freebies apply to both the U.S. and Canada.
At the very end, there’s a list of bonus freebies that are just in either the U.S. or Canada.
Many of these freebies require that you sign up for their email list, which you can always cancel or continue so you get your birthday freebie the following year!
Free Birthday Things
Free Birthday Dinner/Entree
Denny’s: Join Denny’s rewards program and get a free original grand slam including 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 bacon strips and 2 sausage links! You need a valid picture ID and it’s only valid on your actual birthday. That’s a full free entree on your birthday!
Red Robin: When you join the Red Robin Royalty rewards program, you can get one of their gourmet burgers for free during the month of your birthday.
IHOP: Join MyHOP and get a free stack of pancakes on your birthday.
Baja Fresh: Sign up to Club Baja and get a free taco just for signing up. On your birthday, they’ll send you a special treat. You have to sign up 4 days prior to your birthday.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Join MyPerkins and get a special gift on your birthday. You also get a 20% off coupon just for joining.
Benihana: Join the Chef’s Table and get a free $30 certificate during the month of your birthday if you purchase any adult teppan entree.
Hard Rock Cafe: Sign up for their rewards program and get a BOGO entree coupon on your birthday.
Free Birthday Desserts
Baskin Robbins: Join the Baskin Robbins birthday club and get a coupon for a free 2.5 oz scoop and $3 off an ice cream cake on your birthday!
Ben & Jerry’s: Get free ice cream on your birthday when you subscribe to their newsletter.
Marble Slab Creamery: Sign up to their newsletter and get a free ice cream cone on your birthday. You have to register at least 48 hours before your birthday.
Pinkberry: Join their rewards program and get a free Pinkberry on your birthday. You can also get a free yogurt after 10 purchases.
Menchie’s: Join their My Smileage Club and get a $5 coupon you can use 15 days before or after your birthday.
Panera Bread – Sign up for MyPanera and get a coupon for a free pastry on your birthday. The coupon is valid for 7 days starting from your birthday. Right after signing up for the rewards program, you will receive a coupon for a free pastry that’s valid for 60 days.
Godiva: Join the Godiva rewards club and get a chocolate offer on your birthday AND a free chocolate every month.
Boston Pizza: Sign up for the MyBP loyalty program and get a free appetizer right away. On your birthday, you get a free dessert. On your first anniversary (from your sign up date), you’ll get a free individual, 2 topping pizza.
East Side Mario’s: You can sign up for their newsletter and get a free appetizer that you can use on your birthday or another visit! It’s also best to call your local East Side Mario’s to see if they offer anything else for free on your birthday. Here are some of the previous offers I’ve seen listed: free sundae on your birthday, birthday spin wheel where you have a chance to win $5 off dinner, a free lunch for 1, a free appetizer, free dessert or an extra toy for kids.
California Pizza Kitchen: Join their rewards program and get a free birthday dessert.
Crackel Barrel: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you show your ID on your birthday.
P.F. Chang’s: Join their rewards program and get a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month. You must sign in to the program and confirm your birth month to be eligible.
The Keg: Sign up for their newsletter and get a free cake when you dine in on your birthday.
Applebee’s: Sign up to their email list and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Olive Garden: Sign up for their eClub and get a complimentary dessert on your birthday!
Red Lobster: Download the app and receive a free bowl of soup, dessert or signature shrimp cocktail on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: If you join their fan club, you’ll get a BOGO blizzard coupon on your birthday.
Jack Astor’s: If you join their loyalty program, you’ll get a free dessert with the purchase of an entree on your birthday.
Quiznos: Sign up for their rewards app and get a buy one get one 8″ sub on your birthday. With the app, there’s also a sign up offer for $5 off your first app order. If you invite a friend to sign up for the app and redeem their sign up offer, you can get a free 8″ sub.
Free Birthday Drinks
Chatime: Register with Chattime rewards and get a free drink on your birthday. The birthday offer will be automatically loaded onto your card 7 days prior to your birthday.
David’s Tea: Join their Frequent Steeper program and get 5 free points on your birthday. For every 100 points you earn, you can get 50g of any tea.
A&W: Sign up with their Mug Club and get a free root beer float on your birthday.
Dunkin Donuts: Sign up to their DD Perks program and get a free beverage on your birthday.
Related: How to get Free Starbucks
Orange Julius: Sign up for the Julius League and get a BOGO julius coupon just for signing up as well as on your birthday!
Free Birthday Clothing and Shoes
La Senza: Join Club La Senza and get a sexy birthday surprise!
Banana Republic/Old Navy/Gap: Join their U.S. email list or Canada email list and get an instant 25% off gift. Make sure you sign up with their birthday club so you can get a free gift on your birthday.
Dynamite: Sign up as a member (select US or Canada on the top right) and get 30% off on your birthday.
Garage: Sign up for their loyalty program (select US or Canada on the top right) and get 30% off on your birthday.
American Eagle/Aerie: Sign up with their rewards program and get 15% off the month of your birthday.
Anthropologie: Join AnthroPerks and get a special discount during your birthday month.
Free Household Stuff for your Birthday
Value Village: Show your photo ID and your Super Saver’s Club membership (Value Village loyalty program) and get 20% off on your birthday!
Free Health & Beauty Items on your Birthday
Sephora: Sign up with Sephora’s Beauty Insiders and get a free gift on your birthday. One year it was really nice shampoo!
Aveda: Join their Birthday Signup and get a free gift on your birthday.
bareMinerals: Join their Fab Friends & Benefits loyalty program and get a gift on your birthday!
Entertainment Freebies on your Birthday
Indigo: Join the Plum Rewards Program and get free bonus rewards on your birthday.
Dave & Buster’s: Sign up to their rewards program and get a free $5 credit on your birthday,
Michaels: Sign up to Michaels rewards and get a great coupon on your birthday!
4 Extra Birthday Freebies in the US Only
Firehouse Subs: Sign up for their rewards program and get a free medium sub reward, which is valid on your birthday or within the following 6 days. Unfortunately, this program is not available in Canada or Puerto Rico.
CVS: Join their ExtraCare Club and get $3 ExtraBucks to spend on what you want on your birthday.
Barnes and Nobles: If you have a child under 13 years old and join the kid’s club, your child can get a free cupcake on her or his birthday.
Cold Stone Creamery: Join the My Cold Stone Club and get a BOGO coupon for your birthday.
21 Additional Birthday Freebies in Canada only
Harvey’s: Sign up to their newsletter and get free frings right away and on your birthday, you get a free burger!
South St. Burger: Join their Birthday Club and get a free 4 oz burger on your birthday! You need to subscribe at least 24 hours in advance of your birthday. The digital coupon will be sent out the morning of your birthday and is redeemable with ID.
Vera’s Burger Shack: Sign up with Vera’s Club and get a $10 gift certificate on your birthday.
Blenz Coffee: Sign up with their Friends of Blenz program and receive a free coffee on your birthday.
Kelsey’s: If you sign up to their loyalty program, you’ll get a free spinach dip with the purchase of an entree right away. On your birthday, you’ll get a free dessert. On your first anniversary (from your sign up date), you’ll get a $10 off coupon.
Swiss Chalet: Kids up to the age of 10 can eat free at Swiss Chalet on their birthday. It’s best to check with your local Swiss Chalet to see if this is still available. You can also sign up for their newsletter program and get a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée using the code in your welcome email.
Pizza Pizza – They used to have a program where you can sign your kid up for the Kid’s Club (for children 12 and under) and your kid can get 1 slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza and a pop, milk or water for free on his or her birthday. I recommend monitoring this page to see if this birthday program comes back or is replaced by another birthday program or freebie offer.
Milestones: If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get a free dessert on your birthday. You’ll also get 1 hot spinach and artichoke dip appetizer with the purchase of an adult entree after you sign up – it will take at least 24 hours to activate this coupon.
Montana’s: Join their Grill Lover’s Club and get a signup gift. On your birthday, you get 10% off and a free dessert!
Cora: Join their loyalty program and get 3x points on your birthday. There are other incentives like getting 500 points when you complete your profile or get your 6th specialty coffee or 6th smoothie free.
London Drugs: Join their LDExtras program and get a $5 gift voucher on your birthday.
Timothy’s Coffee: Sign up for Timothy’s email list and get a free baked treat with the purchase of a coffee on your birthdayl
What a Bagel: Buy 6 bagels and get 6 bagels for free on your birthday.
Copacabana: Get a complimentary dinner on your actual birthday with proof of ID. You have to be dining with at least 3 paying adults.
Mandarin: Sign up for their newsletter at least 1 day before your birthday to receive an e-coupon where if you dine with 3 paying adults, you can have a free birthday buffet!
Cleo: Sign up with their My Connection loyalty program and get a bonus on your birthday.
Reitmans: Sign up for their newsletter and get 20% off right away. Get a surprise on your birthday!
RW & Co: Join the RWInsider and instantly receive 10% off. On your birthday, receive 25% off.
Addition Elle: Sign up for their VIP program (there is an annual spend required) and get a gift on your birthday.
Final Thoughts about Free Birthday Stuff
Many of these retailers change their offers occasionally so be sure to go directly to their site to check for the latest news.
Have a happy birthday!
Favorite Resources for Saving Money
Looking for other ideas to save money?
Here are my favorite money saving resources:
Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is great because you can get up to 40% back for shopping online at over 2500 stores – many of which you would normally shop at like Amazon, eBay, Macy’s, Kohl’s etc. It’s FREE to sign up.
Honey is an application that looks at the items in your cart and helps you search for coupon codes. If it finds relevant codes, it enters them automatically! You never have to search for coupon codes online again!
It also has other money saving features like cash back, price drop notifications, and a price history. It’s also FREE to use.
Checkout51 is an app that gives you cash back for your groceries!
If you purchase any groceries on their list (which sometimes includes everyday essentials like bananas), you can snap a picture of your receipt on your app (they make it super easy). The approval takes roughly a few days and then cha-ching – you’ll get money in your Checkout51 account!
If you spend hours meal planning every week only to stress out some days and eat out, you might be interested in the $5 meal plan. For $5/month, they send you a weekly meal plan where every meal will cost approximately $2/person! They save you time and money so that you can focus on doing things you enjoy like hanging with your kid!
They offer a 14 day FREE trial (approximately 40 recipes) – regular or gluten-free – that you can cancel at any time with no questions asked.
This membership has 2 great benefits: free 2 day shipping and free access to movies, TV shows, music and books. You no longer have to worry about last minute items. You can cancel your other movie, music and book subscription services. You can also get 20% off diapers and baby food when you have more than 5 subscriptions.
Get the Amazon 30 day FREE trial here. You can cancel at anytime. No questions asked.
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