85 Places Offering Free Birthday Stuff

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The last thing you should have to do on your birthday is pay for stuff. From chocolate to makeup to a relaxing spa treatment, here are the best places to score birthday freebies so you don't have to!

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Every year, I consider going on a ridiculous scavenger hunt of sorts: running around town and getting all the free birthday stuff I can.

The problem is, I can only eat so much stuff in a single day. Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin-Robbins, and Cheesecake Factory, I’m looking at you!

Since I know I’m not the only one who likes getting free stuff from businesses on my birthday, we’ve put together an epic list of all the best birthday freebies we could find.

Fill up your gas tank, grab a few friends, plan your route, and get ready for all the birthday freebies!

85 Companies Offering Birthday Freebies, Discounts, & More

If you love free stuff, and you’re searching for “birthday freebies near me,” here’s where to look.

Food and Drink Birthday Freebies

1. Abuelo’s 

Abuelo's rewards program
Source: Abuelo’s

Abuelo’s provides a special birthday offer if you join its Mi Aubelo’s rewards program. You’ll also get a coupon just for joining. 

2. Applebee’s 

If you sign up for the Applebee’s e-club, you’ll be eligible to get a free food item on your birthday. The item will vary depending on your location. Some restaurants provide a free dessert while others give a free entrée with the purchase of another entrée.  

3. Arby’s

When you join the Arby’s email list, you’ll get a coupon for free fries and a soft drink if you purchase a signature sandwich. You may also receive a free shake on your birthday.

4. Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain provides a free travel mug and a birthday lunch or dessert if you join its email list

5. Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne's Rewards Program
Source: Auntie Anne’s

Join the Pretzel Perks program at Auntie Anne’s and get a free birthday treat. You’ll also receive a free pretzel after your first purchase of $1 or more.

6. A&W

If you join A&W’s Mug Club, you’ll get a free root beer float on your birthday, and you’ll also be eligible for other deals and coupons.

7. Benihana 

Adults who join the Benihana rewards program, The Chef’s Table, will qualify for a $30 gift certificate. It’s not valid on the weekends or for alcohol, so be aware before you go. Otherwise, this $30 birthday freebie should cover most of an adult entree.

For birthday freebies for kids 12 and under, there’s a Kabuki Kids program, which entitles them to a free mug with the purchase of a kid’s meal during their birthday month. They’ll also get a birthday card in the mail.

8. bd’s Mongolian Grill

Members of the bd rewards program will get a free birthday meal and a $5 off coupon for your first visit. 

9. BJ’s Brewhouse 

BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus members will get a free pizookie on their birthday (which is like a cookie cake) and a free pizookie for joining the program. 

10. Black Angus Steak

Black Angus Rewards Page
Source: Black Angus

By joining the Prime Club at Black Angus, you’ll get a free birthday steak dinner if you purchase another steak dinner. If you purchase a regular entree, you’ll get a free dessert. You can only use this birthday deal once. For each birthday after that, you’ll get a free cookie with the purchase of an entree.

11. Boston Market

Customers and members of the Rotisserie Reward program will get a free cookie on their birthday, no purchase necessary.

12. Bojangle’s

Users who join the Bojangle’s email list get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit for their birthday and a free half gallon of iced tea just for signing up.

13. Cold Stone Creamery

If all you want is a birthday treat, go to Cold Stone for ice cream. If you join the My Cold Stone Rewards Club, you’ll get a BOGO free ice cream creation coupon on your birthday (plus 25 points toward a future purchase). For every $1 you spend in the future, you’ll earn another point. You can redeem 50 points for $5 worth of ice cream that you can use any time.

14. Carvel

If you join the Fudgie Fantatics, you’ll get a free ice cream cone on your birthday. You may also get other coupons and special offers.

15. Chili’s

Chili's rewards program
Source: Chili’s

When you become a member of the My Chili’s Reward program, you get a free dessert on your birthday. You’ll also get other discounts, like free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage if you visit a Chili’s once every 60 days.

16. Culver’s

Culver’s will send you a birthday coupon for a free sundae. When you register for its My Culver’s program, you’ll also get a BOGO coupon for a Value Basket.

17. Denny’s

Get your first free birthday meal at your local Denny’s. Its free Rewards Program lets you build your own Grand Slam meal every year. You’ll also get a 20% off coupon to use on your first order after joining the program.

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18. Dippin’ Dots

Get free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join its email club. You’ll get other fun offers throughout the year as well. 

19. Dunkin’ Donuts

Customers who join the DD Perks reward program get a free beverage on their birthday, excluding cooler beverages. The birthday reward expires within seven days of your special day. 

20. Del Taco

Del Taco rewards
Source: Del Taco

Members of the Del Taco Raving Fan Club will get a free premium shake on their birthday (chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla) and a coupon for two free tacos when they register.  

21. Edible Arrangements

For free chocolate-covered fruit, you can join the Edible Rewards program from Edible Arrangements. Its birthday treat is a 12-piece box of chocolate-dipped fruit. The reward program comes with additional perks, like a free chocolate-dipped fruit box every 3rd purchase.

22. Einstein Bros. Bagels

Bagel fans will get a free egg sandwich, with purchase, on their birthday when they join the Schmear Society from Einstein Bros. Bagels.

23. Famous Dave’s

Join Famous Dave’s Famous Nation club and get a free birthday treat and other offers and coupons.

24. Firehouse Subs

Head over to Firehouse Subs and grab a free medium sandwich if you’re a member of the Firehouse Rewards program. Your free sub offer starts on your birthday and ends 6 days after. Parents can also enroll their children in the program so they can get a free kids’ combo or free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips, and a drink.

25. Friendly’s

Friendly's rewards program
Source: Friendly’s

Friendly’s gives members of its BFF Email Club a free medium sundae on their birthday, 25% off their visit, and other discounts throughout the year.

26. Godiva Gourmet Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? The Godiva rewards club is free to join and comes with one free chocolate on your birthday, plus another every month.

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27. Habit Burger Grill

Users who join the CharClub at Habit Burger Grill get a special birthday treat. 

28. IHOP

Breakfast lovers get free pancakes on their birthday when they join the MyHop rewards program. You can also get free pancakes just for joining the program and on the anniversary date every year.

29. Jason’s Deli

Not only does Jason’s Deli give out free ice cream every day, but you can also get a gift voucher for $5 toward anything on the menu, like a sandwich, bowl of soup, or any other entree. Join the Jason’s Deli Birthday Club to receive this offer.

30. Jersey Mike’s

Get a free birthday sub from Jersey Mike’s when you join its rewards program. 

31. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme rewards
Source: Krispy Kreme

Members of the Krispy Kreme Rewards club get a free doughnut for signing up and other offers during the year. 

32. Landry’s Select Club 

Landry’s owns several steakhouses, including McCormick & Schmick’s, Morton’s, and Joe’s Crab Shack. Signing up for the Select Club will get you a $25 birthday reward you can use any time during your birthday month.

33. Marie Callender’s

Users who join the Marie Callender’s email rewards program get freebies on their birthday and wedding anniversary, and a special offer just for joining. 

34. The Melting Pot

Fondue lovers will enjoy a free box of chocolate-covered strawberries with dinner at The Melting Pot. Join the Club Fundue program to receive this reward.

35. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s provides a free burrito on your birthday when you sign up for its rewards program. You’ll also get a free cup of queso when you join the program.

36. Olive Garden

Olive Garden birthday rewards
Source: Olive Garden

Olive Garden rewards members get a free dessert, worth up to $8.50, on their birthday. 

37. On the Border

The Club Cantina program from On the Border provides a free birthday surprise and free queso (with the purchase of an entrée) when you join.

38. Panera Bread

You can grab a free birthday pastry from Panera Bread as a member of its MyPanera program. If you’re already a big Panera fan, you can earn more free meals or drinks throughout the year by accumulating points on your purchases.

39. Pei Wei

Pei Wei’s rewards program, My Wei, provides a small plate of free food on your birthday. Customers can choose from crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls, or pork egg rolls. 

40. Perkins

MyPerkins rewards members get a free birthday treat, and kids 12 and under are also eligible. You also get a 20% off coupon for joining.  

41. Pinkberry

Download the Pinkberry app on your phone or sign up for a free online Pinkcard to get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday and after 10 purchases.  

42. Pita Pit

Pita Pit rewards program
Source: Pita Pit

Members of the Pita Pack Rewards Club get a free pita on their birthday. Those who visit more frequently will be eligible for more rewards, between $1 and $6 to put toward any purchase.    

43. Planet Smoothie

Smoothie lovers will get a free smoothie on their birthday when they sign up for the Planet Smoothie Club.

44. Ra Sushi 

Ra Sushi provides a $20 gift certificate on your birthday and half-birthday if you join its rewards program, The Hook Up. There are Ra Sushi locations from California to Texas to Maryland.

45. Red Lobster

Seafood lovers who join the My Lobster Rewards Club will get a birthday surprise and points every time they visit Red Lobster.

46. Red Robin

Members of the Red Robin Royalty program get a free burger on their birthday. 

47. Ruby Tuesday

Rewards members get a free burger or garden bar entree on their birthday and a free appetizer just for joining.

48. Sonny’s BBQ

Members of ‘Q Crew Perks get a free Big Deal Combo on their birthday. You’ll also get $5 off when you sign up.

49. The Spaghetti Warehouse

Members of The Warehouse Club get a special birthday meal and a free appetizer with an entrée purchase. 

50. Sprinkles

Sprinkles Perks members get a free cupcake on their birthday when they join. You can also earn points with each visit and potentially get more rewards.  

51. Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks reward
Source: Starbucks

Starbucks offers a free single-serve drink or food item on your birthday. You’ll need to become a rewards member at least one week prior to your birthday to be eligible. There’s no size restriction on the free item, so you can opt for a Venti (its largest size). You’ll need to have made at least one purchase in the previous 12 months to get a free birthday item.

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52. Steak ‘n Shake

Members of the Rewards Club get a free specialty milkshake on their birthday and a free Double ’n Cheese ’n Fries.  

53. Subway

The Subway MyWay rewards program provides a free birthday surprise to members, and you’ll earn more points for each visit.

54. Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse gives a free birthday surprise and free appetizers to members of its VIP Club.

55. Uno Pizzeria & Grill

You’ll get a free dessert and appetizer if you join the Uno’s Insider Club.

56. Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel rewards program
Source: Wienerschnitzel

Members of the Wiener Lover’s Club get a free item on their birthday and a free chili dog for joining.

57. Wingstop

Get a free birthday gift and free fries for signing up for the Wingstop rewards program.

58. Yogurt Mountain

Customers in the YOMO Club get a free treat on their birthday. You’ll also be notified of new products.

59. Zaxby’s

The Zax Club comes with a free combo meal on your birthday and a free sandwich meal when you join.

Makeup and Beauty

If you love makeup, here are some free birthday makeup offers.

60. The Body Shop

Members of the Love Your Body club get a $10 off coupon during their birthday month.

61. Aveda Free Services

Participating Aveda locations give out a free travel size body oil when you join its email list. You can redeem in store or online.

62. Sephora 

Sephora birthday reward
Source: Sephora

By signing up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider Member, you can score a small birthday beauty treat from brands like GlamGlow, Bite, and Bumble and Bumble. You can redeem at a brick-and-mortar store, a Sephora JCPenney location, or at sephora.com anytime during your birthday month.

63. Ulta

Ulta provides a free birthday gift and 2X points on all purchases during your birthday month.

64. Smashbox

You have to be a Level 2 or 3 member to get a free birthday gift from Smashbox. That means you’ll need to spend at least $75 in previous purchases to qualify.

65. Urban Decay

When you’re part of the UD Beauty Junkies program, you’ll receive birthday freebies and offers, which change every year.

66. BareMinerals

bareMinerals reward club
Source: bareMinerals

Spoil yourself with a free birthday gift from BareMinerals. As a member, you’ll also receive a 15% offer for filling out your profile and $10 off for every $150 spent.

67. Lancôme

Sign up for Lancôme’s Elite Rewards Program to receive a free gift on your birthday each year. 


If you’re in the area, you’ll want to check out the opportunity to snag some free birthday clothes from these brands.

68. J. Crew Factory

The J. Crew outlet store provides a birthday discount if you join its email list.

69. Old Navy

When you join Old Navy’s birthday club, it’ll send you free birthday stuff on your special day. You’ll also get a 20% off coupon when you join.

70. Express

Express rewards program
Source: Express

When you join the EXPRESS NEXT program, you’ll get a surprise birthday gift.

71. Victoria’s Secret

As an Angel Credit Card holder, Victoria’s Secret will send you a free birthday gift every year. You’ll just need to periodically use your card to keep the account active. The card also gets you free shipping, rewards on every purchase, and $25 off your first order as a cardholder.

72. American Eagle and Aerie

Clothes shoppers who join the American Eagle Real Rewards program get a special birthday coupon on their birthday. 

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More Places to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

73. Swagbucks Bonus Points

Swagbucks is a great way to get points for taking surveys or watching videos. You can also get extra points on your birthday.

74. Disney Movies

Sign up for a Movie Rewards account and it’ll send you free rewards points. Save up and use your points as credit toward your favorite Disney movie.

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75. AMC

AMC rewards
Source: AMC

Planning to catch a movie in person on your birthday? If so, go to your nearest AMC Theater and get a free large container of popcorn on your special day when you become an AMC Stubs Insider. If you already happen to be an A-List or Premier member, then you also qualify for a free large fountain drink as well.

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76. Harkins Theatres

If you live near a Harkins Theatre, you’ll get a $5 coupon when you join the My Harkins Awards program.

77. Redbox

When you join the Redbox email list, you get a free movie on your birthday. Like most programs, it also offers points and special codes throughout the year.

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78. Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse rewards program
Source: Alamo Drafthouse

Join the free Victory rewards program to get a free ticket on your birthday. You can also earn points for each visit, which may entitle you to an extra birthday ticket. Victory members also get two other free tickets each year.

79. Showcase Cinemas

Join the StarPass loyalty program and get a free regular popcorn on your birthday.

80. DSW 

Join the VIP club program at DSW to automatically qualify for a $5 voucher on your birthday. You can use that in store or online. If you reach its Elite member status by spending over $500 on eligible items in a calendar year, you’ll qualify for $10 in birthday benefits.

81. Journeys 

When you join the Journeys Birthday Club, you’ll receive a free birthday coupon.

Birthday Freebies for Kids

82. Medieval Times Admission 

If you’re looking for birthday freebies for kids, you can enroll kids 12 and under in the Medieval Times’ version of a birthday club program, known as The Birthday Fellowship. That’ll get you free admission along with the paid admission of an adult. The offer is valid any time throughout their birthday month. You’ll get an email with the details in the weeks leading up to the celebratory day.

Feel like stepping it up a notch? You can book a birthday party for an extra $7 per person and get fun perks like cake and an announcement in the stadium.

83. Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club

Barnes & Noble Kids' Club
Source: Barnes & Noble

It’s free to join the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club, and kids get a free cupcake on their birthday. They also get a 30% off coupon on their first purchase.

84. Chuck E. Cheese

Kids who are part of the More Cheese rewards club can get a free treat on their birthday and half birthday. They also get a free one-topping personal pizza on their first visit.

85. Journeys Kidz Club

Parents who sign their kids up for the Journeys Kidz Birthday Club will get a free coupon.

There Are Tons of Places to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

If you time your rewards, you can earn free ice cream, steak, makeup, entertainment rewards, and more.

When you sign up for many of these freebies, you won’t get just get free stuff on your birthday. You’ll also get perks all year long. Make sure to register for these rewards at least a month before your birthday since many companies require advance notice for you to qualify for a birthday freebie. 

Zina Kumok

Hi, I'm Zina! I'm a personal finance expert with a passion for helping millennials figure out their most pressing financial issues. My interest is personal -- I paid off my student loans in three years and have been helping others take control of their finances ever since. My work has been featured in the Washington Post, Fox Business, Time, Quicken Loans, LendingTree, Forbes, Money.com, Mint, and many more.  I currently live in Indianapolis, IN with my husband and two dogs.

Carole Ann West
Carole Ann West

Great list Annette, thank you!

– Carole Ann (also a Boilermaker!)


Ugh, I enjoyed this article until I realized the author went to Purdue. Go Hoosiers!

More of a Nittany Lions fan myself but I suppose I’ll allow this blasphemy to go on.

Mya Johnson
Mya Johnson

If you’re Minnesotan and love coffee, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Caribou Coffee. If you’re a Perks Member, you’ll receive a free any-size beverage…so you can add in whatever for free! Also, after your first check-in (with your phone number) you’ll receive a free any-size beverage just for your first time checking in. I love it!


Thank you very much. I hope this turns out well. I lost my husband 3 years ago (he was murdered). We were together for 20 years and now I have no one. So it’s nice to think that I have someone to celebrate my birthday with now. Thanks a lot!


So sorry for your loss.


IKEA gave me $15 off a purchase and a meal, Nike $20 off $100, IHOP is a free rooty tooty meal (or the amount applied to the bill), Dave and Busters $10 free gameplay and Johnny Rockets free burger with the purchase of a drink.


7-Eleven gives you a free drink on your birthday!


This is so cool. I just moved to Texas and needed some cool stuff to do for my birthday. Thanks!

Rochelle Walker
Rochelle Walker

Just had a free birthday meal at Chicken Salad Chicks! Awesome!

That’s awesome. Thanks for the heads up!


Hi! Thank you for your great list of birthday freebies. I would like to add that many Wayne County, New York restaurants offer free chicken wings on your birthday. However old you are is how many wings you get! So, I am going to be 57 this Saturday and I can pick a number of restaurants that offer this. I am trying to find out if other counties offer this.

That’s awesome and miserable sounding at the same time — I can’t imagine putting down 57 wings in one sitting!

Oh, happy birthday too! 🙂


Aunty Anne’s also gives a free pretzel the week of your birthday, IHOP gives a free stack of pancakes, and waffle House gives a free waffle. Dunkin gives a free drink also.


Dunkin’ Donuts gives you a free drink if you are a rewards club member.

Elizabeth Hirst
Elizabeth Hirst

Thank you for the article!

You’re welcome Elizabeth!

Derick Yeary
Derick Yeary

#15 makes you purchase the membership is there a way around it?

There isn’t a way around it as far as I know. You do, however, get $25 for joining (it cost $25 to join), so your next dinner out is essentially on the house. Furthermore, you get an additional $25 during your birthday month. If you sign up immediately before your birthday month, you’ll get $50 to spend at an eligible establishment for just $25 (plus you earn 1 point per $1 you spend, which equates to about 10% off at one of over 600 popular joints).

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