(Updated 5/13/18) Having 3 kids running roughshod over my feet, crotch, and budget for years, I’m all about taking advantage of every birthday freebie I can find. A few years back I realized that I needed to start cashing in on their birthdays whenever possible. Whether it be a free burger or dessert at their favorite restaurant, or free tickets to the movies during the week of their birthday, the savings from birthday freebies quickly starts to add up.
If you’re going to dine out on your birthday anyways, you might as well get a freebie out of the deal, right? It’s with this in mind that I started this resource of restaurant, retail, and entertainment “birthday” freebies. These offers are good for kids and adults alike. Hope it helps.
Birthday Freebies at Restaurants:
Simply sign-up with Applebee’s and receive a free birthday dessert with at least one entree purchase.
Score a free 12 ounce milkshake on the day of your birth. Sweet!
Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you join the Mug Club. (Sign-up on the bottom of the page)
Sign up for the Baskin Robbins birthday club and get a free 2.5 ounce ice cream scoop on your birthday.
Sign up for The Chef’s Table and get a $30 gift certificate to use on your birthday at Benihana.
Quickly sign-up for the Black Angus Prime Club and get a birthday coupon for buy 1 steak dinner, get 1 for free.
Score a free dessert at your local BJ’s, just show your ID to your server.
Get a free dessert on your birthday when you purchase a full meal. Join VIP Club first.
Buca di Beppo
Join the eClub which will get you a coupon for a free small pasta on your birthday.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Another free dessert s headed your way when you show your photo ID at Buffalo Wild Wings.
CLICK HERE for a printable coupon that will get you a free drink on your birthday.
Free dessert for the asking.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Free entree when you purchase one of equal or gretaer value.
Free brownie sundae if you’re willing to have them sing happy birthday to you.
Free Cinnabon Minibon on your birthday when you sign up for their eClub.
Score a coupon good for buy 1, get 1 free on all Coldstone Creations.
Get a free 1 scoop ice cream sundae on your birthday.
Sign up to get a coupon good for a free treat on your birthday at Dairy Queen.
Score a free milkshake on your birthday at Del Taco.
Show your photo ID on your birthday and score a free Grand Slam breakfast at your local Denny’s.
Be sure to ask for your free small Dippin Dots treat on your birthday.
Create a free Perks account and get a coupon good for a free any-size beverage during the month of your birthday.
Get a free entree on your birthday at El Torito.
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Join their Email Club and get a coupon good for a free dessert with your entree purchase.
Free burger when you purchase another burger. Show valid photo ID.
Free beer! Oh, how I wish. Actually all you’ll get is a free appetizer when you order one at regular price.
Free kids meal on their birthday when you sign-up for the Birthday Kids Club.
Get a free ham sandwich when you sign up. Boy, is this post making me REALLY hungry.
According to a buddy of mine you’ll get a dozen free wings when you flash your photo ID.
Score a 16 oz smoothie for only 2 bucks on your birthday.
Joe’s Crab Shack
Get a free appetizer when you show a valid photo ID to your server.
Free burger when you order another entree and a drink.
Join their eClub and get a free doughnut and cup of coffee on your birthday.
Free $10 off coupon to use the week of your birthday.
Free 20 ounce drink on your birthday.
Get something tasty for free when you use your Panera Loyalty Card on your birthday.
Order a pizza and get free cookie dough on your birthday. Sign up here.
Sign up for their Loyalty Card and get an email good for a free burger on the week of your b-day. Also score a free ice cream sundae, just tell your server and they’ll sing to you as well. My kids have been doing this for years!
Score a free meal on your birthday, up to $8 in value. Sign up here.
Join their birthday club and get a free burger on the week of your birthday.
Sign up and get a free drink or tater tot on your birthday.
Free signature drink on your birthday when you join the Starbucks rewards programs.
Get a free small size of frozen yogurt on your birthday.
Score a free dessert when you purchase any regular entree.
Tony Roma’s Rib House
Get a free entree valued up to $14.99 on your birthday.
Like free waffles? Who doesn’t! Sign up here and get a free waffle on your birthday.
Sign up and get birthday coupons for free corn dogs and hot dogs. Yum.
Birthday Freebies at Retail Stores:
American Eagle Outfitters
Barnes & Noble
Join the Children’s Place Birthday Club and get a special treat to use during the month of your birthday. I have heard of 15% and 25% off coupons.
Cost Plus World Market
Score a coupon good for $3 off your purchase. Sign-up here.
Get a $5 off coupon to use during the month of your birthday by signing up here.
Flash your photo ID and get 10% off at the register at participating Old Navy locations.
“Go Have Fun” Birthday Freebies:
AMF Bowling Alleys
Simply sign-up for The Pinsiders Loyalty Club and receive a free bowling game to use on your birthday.
According to their website, “Enter your date of birth and we’ll send a special birthday coupon during your birthday week.” Guessing free popcorn or matinee ticket.
Dave & Buster’s
You’ll get various money saving coupons emailed to you prior to your birthday when you sign-up for their Rewards Program.
Free admission ticket on your birthday! Sign up here.
Ask the Reader: Do you have any birthday freebies to add to my list? Let me know in the comments below and I will get it added, thanks.
By Kyle James
Photo credit to allisonmseward12.