55+ Birthday Rewards & Freebies: The Ultimate and Definitive List

Updated December 11, 2023 by Kyle James

Having 3 kids running roughshod over my feet, crotch, and budget for years, I’m all about taking advantage of all the free birthday rewards 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 rewards. These birthday rewards are good for kids and adults alike. Hope it helps.

55+ Birthday Rewards: The Ultimate and Definitive List

Birthday Rewards at Restaurants:


Simply sign-up with Applebee’s and receive a free birthday dessert with at least one entrée 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)

Baskin Robbins

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.

Black Angus

Quickly sign-up for the Black Angus Prime Club and get a birthday coupon for buy 1 steak dinner, get 1 for free.

BJ’s Restaurant

Score a free dessert at your local BJ’s, just show your ID to your server.

Boston Market

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.

Caribou Coffee

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.

Coldstone Creamery

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.

Dairy Queen

Sign up to get a coupon good for a free treat on your birthday at Dairy Queen.

Del Taco

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.

Dippin Dots

Be sure to ask for your free small Dippin Dots treat on your birthday.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Create a free Perks account and get a coupon good for a free any-size beverage during the month of your birthday.

El Torito

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.

Gordon Biersch

Free beer! Oh, how I wish. Actually all you’ll get is a free appetizer when you order one at regular price.


According to a buddy of mine you’ll get a dozen free wings when you flash your photo ID.

Jamba Juice

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.

Johnny Rockets

Free burger when you order another entree and a drink.

Krispy Kreme

Join their eClub and get a free doughnut and cup of coffee on your birthday.

Orange Julius

Free 20 ounce drink on your birthday.

Panera Bread

Get something tasty for free when you use your Panera Loyalty Card on your birthday.

Papa Murphy’s

Order a pizza and get free cookie dough on your birthday. Sign up here.

Red Robin

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.

Ruby Tuesday

Join their birthday club and get a free burger on the week of your birthday.

Sonic Drive-in

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.

TGI Fridays

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.

Waffle House

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

Sign up for the AEO Rewards card and get a 15% off coupon from American Eagle to use during the month of your birthday.

Barnes & Noble

Join the B&N Kids Club and get a free cupcake from the cafe on your birthday at participating Barnes & Noble locations.

Children’s Place

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

Sign-up and get 10% off all food and drink (non-alcoholic) at Cost Plus.

CVS Drugstore

Score a coupon good for $3 off your purchase. Sign-up here.

Hot Topic

Get a $5 off coupon to use during the month of your birthday by signing up here.

Old Navy

Flash your photo ID and get 10% off at the register at participating Old Navy locations.

Payless Shoes

Sign-up for the Birthday Club and get a 20% coupon to use at Payless Shoes on your birthday.

“Go Have Fun” Birthday Rewards:

AMF Bowling Alleys

Simply sign-up for The Pinsiders Loyalty Club and receive a free bowling game to use on your birthday.

Cinemark Theaters

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.

Medieval Times

Free admission ticket on your birthday! Sign up here.

Ask the Reader: Do you have any free birthday rewards 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.


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Hey…its 2018…hows about an update?