Birthdays are the best. You get showered with love and gifts from those you love, but you also have the option to score free stuff on your birthday from businesses you love.
Stores That Give Freebies on Your Birthday
Who doesn’t love free stuff? If you don’t love free stuff, then this article isn’t for you. But if you enjoy scoring anything that’s free, then just keep reading.
The skincare company that focuses on natural products will give you a free gift on your birthday that is valued at 23 dollars. You will have to sign up for the Aveda Pure Privilege program.
Additionally, you’ll need to make a purchase on Aveda.com or at an Aveda store in the 12 months leading up to your birthday. Additionally, you’ll need to remain on the newsletter to receive your gift.
Freebie: Gift valued at $23
2. Barnes and Noble
You have to be a kid for this program from Barnes and Noble. You can help your child sign up for the Kids’ Club. They will receive a free cupcake, cookie, or Rice Krispies at a Barnes and Noble store on their birthday.
Freebie: Free cupcake
3. Ace Hardware
You will receive a free 5 dollar coupon on your birthday when you sign up for the ACE reward program. It is easy to sign up on the Ace Hardware website.
Freebie: $5 reward card
If you love makeup, then you should sign up for this freebie. bareMinerals will send you a free birthday gift just for being a part of their program. What are you waiting for? Head to bareMinerals now.
Freebie: Makeup samples
Cards are expensive. If you don’t believe, then you have never spent 30 minutes looking for the perfect Mothers Day card under 3 dollars.
By signing up for the Hallmark Crown Rewards program, you will receive a free card and a coupon for 20% off any item. You get to choose if you use the coupon on a birthday treat or a future present for a loved one.
Freebie: Card and a 20% off coupon
You probably always need something from CVS, so this freebie will really come in handy. If you sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club, then you will receive 3 dollars of ExtraCare bucks as a birthday present.
Freebie: $3 of ExtraCare bucks
Another great find for a beauty lover. Sephora will give you a free gift on your birthday if you sign up for their loyalty program. I have been grabbing these freebies for years, the makeup in the free gift is worth having.
Freebie: Makeup samples
Smashbox is a great place to find beauty products and they will send you some of their products free on your birthday. Just sign up for their rewards program to receive your birthday gift.
Freebie: Beauty products
ULTA Beauty is a hotspot for new beauty products and trends. It can be expensive to shop here, but luckily they will send you a birthday gift for free!
Simply sign up for their Ultimate Rewards program and wait for your birthday gift to appear.
In addition to your birthday gift, you’ll earn 2x the points on all purchases in your birthday month.
Freebie: Beauty products
10. World Market Explorer
World Market Explorer has a nice selection of decoration to make your home look even better. Home decor isn’t cheap, but you can sign up to be a member and receive a free birthday gift!
The gift is a surprise, but based on the store’s selection it will likely be a nice present.
Freebie: Surprise gift!
11. Medieval Times
Medieval Times is a fun dining experience that lets you pretend we are back in the stone ages, literally. You will be sure to see swords, jousting, and knights in shining armor.
On your birthday, you can score a free dinner and tournament experience. Enjoy this one of a kind experience!
Freebie: Free dinner and tournament entertainment
12. Famous Footwear
Shoes are important for any kind of exercise you do. Maybe you are attempting to get healthier this year with running, then you will want to invest in a good pair of shoes.
Join the Famous Footwear Birthday Club for 5 dollars of birthday reward cash! Perfect to use on a new pair of shoes.
Freebie: $5 reward cash
DSW also has a birthday club. The selection at DSW is better, especially if you are looking for various kinds of shoes instead of just running shoes.
You can sign up for their birthday club and receive 5 dollars to spend on your birthday.
If you are an Elite member of the DSW VIP program, then you will receive a $10 birthday offer.
Freebie: $5 coupon
14. Cobblestone Auto Spa
You can get a free basic car wash on your birthday if you sign up with Cobblestone. Check to see if there is one in your area before signing up. Find out more about the freebie on the Cobblestone website.
Freebie: Car wash
15. Columbia Sportswear
My favorite clothes to spend time outside in are all Columbia. The brand really knows what it is doing when it comes to comfort in the great outdoors.
The clothes are a bit pricey, but you can get a free 20% off coupon for your birthday. You will need to sign up to be a member, but it will be worth it.
Freebie: 20% off coupon
16. Old Navy
Freebie: Fun surprise!
You can receive a free birthday surprise from Old Navy when you sign up for their newsletter. You’ll find out more about the offer in an email after you sign up.
A night out at the movies could be the perfect way to celebrate your birthday. You can receive a free birthday popcorn if you go to an AMC theatre during the month of your birthday.
You will need to sign up for AMC Stubs program to enjoy your free popcorn.
Would you rather stay in than go out to watch a free movie? We have got you covered too. Simply sign up for Redbox’s Play Pass program to receive a free movie rental on your birthday.
Freebie: Movie rental
Restaurants that give free food on your birthday
Who doesn’t love getting some free food for their birthday?
Sign up for their reward program, MyPanera, to receive a free pastry, cookie, or muffin on your birthday. If you haven’t tried Panera yet, then this is your chance. Their pastries are huge!
20. P. F. Chang’s
Is Asian food your favorite kind? Then you need to sign up for this birthday freebie. As a rewards member at P. F. Changs, you can earn points for free food and receive a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday.
The best part is that you can use this freebie anytime during your birthday month.
Freebie: Appetizer or dessert
21. Red Lobster
The Fresh Catch club has some very sweet perks, including a free surprise on your birthday. Although you won’t know what it is until you get there, can free food ever be a bad thing?
Check out the Red Lobster website for more information.
22. Red Robin
Prefer burgers to lobster? Then try Red Robin’s reward program. You can claim a free burger on your birthday.
23. Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday serves classic American favorites. You can claim a free burger here on your birthday.
They also have a good salad bar, so you can claim a free Garden Bar entree instead of the burger if that is more your taste.
Sign up for the So Connected program on the Ruby Tuesday website.
Freebie: Garden Bar or Burger entrée
Free pie? Yes, please. You can get a free slice of pie at Perkins on your birthday if you sign up for their MyPerkins reward program. You can find out more about the program at the Perkins website.
Freebie: Slice of pie
25. Olive Garden
You will receive a free appetizer from Olive Garden on your birthday if you sign up for their eClub. Or if you prefer sweets to savory, you can claim a dessert instead.
The eClub also includes offers special deals for other connected restaurants including Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 72, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and the Yard House.
It is likely that these restaurants also offer a birthday surprise because they are a part of this club.
If you are more interested in the free stuff from these other restaurants, then you should sign up for those offers at the same time.
If you download the Chik-fil-A One app and create an account, you will have access to a birthday reward. The exact reward will depend on the restaurant and your taste buds.
Last year, I got a free order of chicken nuggets on my birthday!
27. Noodles World Kitchen
If you have Noodles World Kitchen in your area, then you should sign up for their reward program. You will receive a free coupon on your birthday. A great option if pasta is your absolute favorite.
28. Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen and Bar
You can sign up for Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen and Bar’s email list in order to receive great birthday gifts every year.
29. Moe’s Southwest Grill
Mexican food is many people’s favorite food, including my own. Burritos are something that I can never turn down, especially if they are free.
You can get a free burrito, that’s right a whole burrito, for free on your birthday. All you have to do is sign up for Moe’s eWorld program.
30. Joe’s Crab Shack
If you are in search of free seafood, then look no further. Joe’s Crab Shack is known for its legendary seafood and you can have some for free on your birthday.
Just sign up for their Joe’s Catch program to claim a free treat on your birthday.
31. First Watch
If you have a First Watch Cafe in your area, then you should sign up for the Sun eClub. Not only will you receive a free birthday gift, but also a free buy one, get one free coupon just for signing up.
Freebie: BOGO coupon
32. Marble Slab
You can sign up for the Slab Happy email in order to receive a free birthday surprise. I am guessing it will involve some amount of free ice cream. You can sign up on the Marble Slab’s website.
Freebie: Ice cream surprise
34. Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is the best place to get a donut, in my opinion, will give you a free donut on your birthday if you join the eClub. They don’t specify what type of donut you can get, but all of their choices are good.
35. Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box will give you an order of free birthday tacos if you register on their website. Everyone loves tacos!
36. Hard Rock
The Hard Rock Rewards program will grant you an annual offer on your birthday. The program includes hotels, casinos, shops, and the Hard Rock Cafe. So your surprise could really be anything!
Who doesn’t love breakfast at any time of the day? IHOP is the place to go if you want breakfast after 11 AM.
You can join the Pancake Revolution and enjoy a free meal on your birthday. That’s right, an entire meal for free.
You’ll also get free pancakes on your anniversary of signing up for the Pancake Revolution.
38. Jersey Mike’s Subs
You will receive a coupon for a free sub and a drink on your birthday if you sign up for the Jersey Mike email club.
The great thing about this offer is that you don’t have to use the coupon on your actual birthday, or even in your birthday month.
You will just receive a coupon that is good until next year. That will work out really well for you. Especially if you are trying to cash in on every single birthday deal because there may be some limit to what you can eat in a day.
Freebie: Sub and a drink
39. Great American Cookies
Great American Cookies are the store you see in the mall with gigantic cookie cakes and a multitude of regular cookies. If you sign up for the Cookie Club, then you will receive a free birthday surprise.
You can sign up for the Friendly’s BFF Club and receive a free sundae on your birthday.
You can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on your birthday at Denny’s. You do not have to sign up for anything, you just have to have an ID with you that proves it is your birthday.
Freebie: Grand Slam
42. Dairy Queen.
Do you love the classic Dairy Queen Blizzards? You are in luck. If you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club, then you will receive a buy one get one free coupon for Blizzards on your birthday.
Freebie: BOGO Blizzards coupon
43. Firehouse Subs
You will get a free medium sub on your birthday if you sign up for Firehouse Subs Rewards.
44. Don Pablo’s
You can become a Habaneros Member at Don Pablo’s and receive a free 10 dollar gift card on your birthday. The perfect gift because then you can buy whatever you want to.
Freebie: $10 gift card
You can join Fuddruckers Fudds club to receive a special offer on your birthday.
46. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is a fun place to eat, if you haven’t been you should give it a try. Consider going on your birthday because you will receive a free dessert without signing up for anything.
It might be a good idea to have an ID with you, just in case.
Freebie: Free dessert
You can sign up for Club Cinnabon to receive a free special offer on your birthday. As of now, the offer is for a coupon for one free Minibon at participating locations.
48. Cold Stone Creamery
As a part of the My Stone Club, you will receive a free BOGO coupon on your birthday. You can sign up for the club on the Cold Stone Creamery website.
Freebie: BOGO coupon
Culver’s is a growing fast food chain that is known for its burgers and custard. If you sign up for Culver’s eClub, then you will get a free birthday treat.
Freebie: Surprise treat
You can enjoy a dessert on your birthday when you sign up for My Chili’s Rewards Club.
You can receive a 30 dollar gift card to Benihana’s on your birthday if you register for the Chef’s Table program. I have cashed in on this deal before, it was a delicious dinner.
Freebie: $30 gift card to use on your birthday
52. Buca di Beppo
You can receive a free 20 dollar gift card on your birthday if you sign up for the eClub. You will also get free pasta on your next visit.
What are you waiting for? Sign up for the club on the Buca di Beppo website now!
Freebie: $20 gift card to use on your birthday
53. Boston Market
You can join the VIP club at Boston Market and receive a free birthday surprise. You will also receive a coupon for 3 dollars off of 10 just for signing up.
Freebie: $3 off $10 coupon
54. Big Boy
You will receive a free birthday meal if you sign up for Big Boy’s email club.
55. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
As a part of the Amici Club, you will get a free appetizer or dessert. You can sign up for Carrabba’s Amici Club on their website.
Freebie: Appetizer or dessert
56. Bonefish Grill
Sign up for the Bonefish Grill Insider club to receive a special offer on your birthday.
Freebie: Surprise offer
57. Buffalo Wild Wings
You will get free wings on your birthday if you join the Buffalo Circle on the Buffalo Wild Wings website.
58. Captain D’s
Join the D’s Club to receive a free special offer on your birthday. Find out more on Captain D’s website.
Freebie: Surprise offer
59. Auntie Anne’s
The best pretzel place in town will give you a free pretzel on your birthday. You just have to sign up for the Pretzel Perk’s club on the Auntie Anne’s website to cash in on this deal.
60. bd’s Mongolian Grill
If you join bd’s Mongolian Grill’s club Mongo, then you will receive a free entree on your birthday.
61. Baskin Robbins
Join the Baskin Robbins’ Birthday Club to receive a free ice cream on your birthday.
Freebie: Ice cream
You can get a free dessert on your birthday at Applebee’s. Just sign up for their email club.
Do you love milkshakes? Then this deal is for you. Just register with Arby’s to receive a free milkshake on your birthday.
64. Atlanta Bread
If you live near an Atlanta Bread location, then sign up for their loyalty program to get a free cookie on your birthday.
65. A&W All American Food
Join A&W’s Mug Club to receive a free root beer float on your birthday.
Freebie: Root beer float
You can get a free slice of pizza from Sbarro on your birthday by joining the eClub.
Freebie: Slice of pizza
67. Sonny’s BBQ
Sonny’s will give you a free Big Deal Meal on your birthday if you join the ‘Q Crew.
Freebie: Big Deal Meal of your choice for free
You will receive a special treat on your birthday if you create a Sonic account.
Freebie: Surprise treat
69. The Spaghetti Warehouse
You can receive a free meal any time during your birthday week at the Spaghetti Warehouse. You just have to sign up at Meatballs.com for the Warehouse Club.
Freebie: Meal any time during you your birthday week
Sign up for the Starbucks Reward program in order to receive a free drink on your birthday.
Freebie: Drink of your choice
71. Souper Salad
You can eat a free meal at Souper Salad any time during your birthday week as a part of their Souper Perks program.
72. Steak n’ Shake
You can pick anything on the menu as a birthday gift if you join Steak n’ Shake’s eClub.
Freebie: Any item on the menu
Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program to receive 20 points for your use at any time. You can use these points to buy a drink, a bag of chips or 2 cookies. You can continue to earn more points on this card all year long.
Freebie: 20 points to use for a treat of your choice
74. Texas Roadhouse
You can sign up for the Texas Roadhouse email club to receive a free birthday gift. I did sign up for this and my gift was a free appetizer. I went for the cactus blossom and it did not disappoint.
75. Tropical Smoothie Cafe
You will receive a free special birthday offer from the Tropical Smoothie Cafe if you sign up for Club Tropical. The special offer will depend on how often you use your Tropical Rewards membership.
If you are not very active, then you’ll get $2 off. If you are on the “Supercharged” level, then you will get the chance to pick one free menu item of your choice with up to $10 value.
Freebie: Special offer
You can get a free order of fries on your birthday if you sign up for the club. Find out more on the Wingstop website.
You can get a free coupon to Wienerschnitzel every year on your birthday if you join the Wiener Lover’s Club.
78. Uno Pizzeria & Grill
By signing up for the Uno’s Insider club, you will receive a free dessert on your birthday.
79. Waffle House
Join the Waffle House Regulars Club to get a free waffle on your birthday. You’ll need to stay on the mailing list to claim your prize.
Join Zax Mail to receive a free meal deal on your birthday from Zaxby’s.
Freebie: Meal deal
81. Yogurt Mountain
You can get a free yogurt from Yogurt Mountain on your birthday by joining the YOMO club. You’ll receive the free yogurt coupon through a text.
82. TGI Friday’s
You will get a free dessert on your birthday if you join the TGI Friday’s Rewards program.
83. Baja Fresh
Join the Baja Fresh club to receive a free burrito on your birthday. You will also get a free taco for signing up.
Freebie: Burrito, plus a taco for signing up
Join the Bojangles club for a free Bo-Berry biscuit on your birthday.
Freebie: Bo-Berry biscuit
85. Texas de Brazil
When you sign up for the Texas de Brazil eClub, you will get a birthday gift each. Plus, you’ll get $20 off two regular dinners when you become a member.
Freebie: Surprise gift
86. Which Wich
When you sign up for the Vibe Club Rewards, you’ll receive a free Wich on your next birthday.
87. Rita’s Ice
Rita’s e-Club members get a free Italian Ice on their birthday each year.
Freebie: Italian Ice
88. Jonny Rockets
When you sign up for the Rocket e-club, you will receive a free hamburger when you sign up. Plus, you’ll receive another on your birthday each year.
As you can see, there are so many places that give birthday freebies. Make sure to take advantage of these free opportunities the next time your special day rolls around.
I hope this list helps you maximize your birthday fun! Which deals will you be cashing in on?