150+ Freebies You Can Get on Your Birthday: Food, Retail, & Experiences

Updated Sep 18, 2020 | Josh Patoka

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Who said you can’t receive birthday gifts after you become an adult? Many companies are happy to give you free stuff on your birthday. In fact, there are more freebies than you can humanly consume on your special day! 

If you currently dread turning a year older, these birthday freebies can be an exciting way to celebrate another year of life with your friends and family. And, you might even start a new birthday tradition! No, we’re not talking about scheduling your annual physical or making sure all of your important documents and designated beneficiaries are up to snuff.

Bonus Birthday Tip: When you share your opinion with Swagbucks during your birthday month, they will send you bonus Swagbucks which can be redeemed for a free gift card!

We all like getting free stuff so we can spend less money each month, and joining birthday clubs is a natural next step to living a frugal lifestyle.

Where to Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Because you can get free food and merchandise on your birthday, this list is divided into specific categories to help you quickly find the freebie that interests you most. Most places let you join their birthday club when you’re at least 13 years old.

To receive the free offer, you might have to join the birthday club at least seven days before your birthday, so don’t wait until the last minute. Many clubs also send out free offers to celebrate each anniversary you join the mailing list too.

Anniversary bonuses let you get double rewards and potentially get free stuff every month of the year.

Get Free Food On Your Birthday

With these birthday freebies, you won’t have to cook for yourself on your birthday after visiting these restaurants. Free food is the most extensive list as you literally have your pick from A-Z of restaurants with free appetizers, meals, and desserts.

1. A&W

Join the A&W Rooty’s Club to get a free root beer float on your birthday.

2. Abuelo’s

Abuelo’s offers a free dessert on your birthday and a free appetizer when you join Mi Abuelo’s Rewards Club.

3. Acapulco

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you can get a free entree at any Acapulco location!

4. Applebee’s

Applebee’s offers a free gift on your birthday when you join their Neighborhood email list to get the scoop on the newest dishes and best deals.

5. Arby’s

Receive a free small milkshake at Arby’s. You can immediately get a free roast beef classic sandwich when you purchase a drink too.

6. Au Bon Pain

Get a free sandwich or salad on your birthday from Au Bon Pain. You’ll also get a free travel mug by joining the Au Bon Pain EClub as well.

7. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Raise your hand if the smell of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels makes you hungry when you visit the mall. Now, you can get a free pretzel on your birthday by downloading their app.

8. Backyard Burgers

Get a free burger when you join the email club as well as on your birthday from Backyard Burgers.

9. Baja Fresh

Get a free burrito on your birthday from Baja Fresh and a free taco when you enroll in Club Baja. Make sure you sign up at least four days before your birthday or you’ll have to wait an entire year to get your free burrito.

10. Bakers Square

Do you like pie? You can get a free slice of pie from Bakers Square on your birthday.

11. Bashas’

Bashas’ is a regional Arizona grocer that lets every child receive a free birthday cake through their tenth birthday.

12. Baskin-Robbins

Get a free scoop of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins by joining their birthday club.

13. bd’s Mongolian Grill

You can get a free meal on your birthday from bd’s Mongolian Grill. Keep your eyes peeled for a $5 coupon by joining the email list too.

14. Beef O’ Brady’s

Get a free dessert with an entree purchase at Beef O’ Brady’s by joining their Team O’Brady’s club.

15. Benihana

Do you love the hibachi experience? Benihana gives you a $30 coupon during your birthday month so your family can enjoy the show!

Don’t forget to register your children for the Kabuki Kids program to get a free mug with the purchase of a kids meal on their birthday as well.

16. Bojangles’

Get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit each year with a purchase at Bojangles’. You can also receive other coupons throughout the year.

17. Bonefish Grill

Have your pick of free Bang Bang Shrimp or a dessert from Bonefish Grill on your birthday.

18. Boston’s

After joining the MyBoston’s reward program from Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, you will get a free flatbread on your birthday. On each anniversary year, you’ll also get a $5 off $25 purchase coupon too.

19. Boston Market

The Boston Market VIP Club lets you get a free dessert with the purchase of any meal. As a welcome offer, you will get $3 off your first $10 purchase.

20. Bruegger’s Bagels

Bruegger’s gives you a free bagel with cream cheese on your birthday. You’ll also enjoy the same freebie when you join the Inner Circle mailing list too.

21. Bruster’s

You can get a free waffle cone with the purchase of another waffle cone on your birthday from Bruster’s.

22. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

A visit to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a must for any Forrest Gump fan. You will get a $25 birthday gift that expires on the 15th of the month after your birthday.

23. Buca di Beppo

You’ll need to bring the whole family along to Buca di Beppo, but you can get a free birthday cake when you make an online reservation for four people. First-time subscribers can also receive a free pasta dish too.

24. Buffalo Wild Wings

It’s not free, but Buffalo Wild Wings gives you a $5 of $25 order coupon for your birthday.

25. California Pizza Kitchen

Get a free dessert at the California Pizza Kitchen every birthday. After registering, you can begin the feast with a free small plate.

26. Captain D’s

Join the D’s Club at Captain D’s and get your free pick from the following entrees:

  • Two piece fish
  • Twelve piece butterfly shrimp
  • Grilled tilapia dinner

27. Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Carraba’s Italian Grill is offering a free dessert with the purchase of an entree on your birthday.

28. Caribou Coffee

Enjoy a free medium Caribou Coffee drink by joining the Caribou Perks program. After your first visit, you’ll also get a free drink voucher and you can get first access to upcoming products and merchandise!

29. Carvel

Get a free birthday dessert at any Carvel as a Fudgie Fanatic.

30. Cheeseburger in Paradise

You don’t have to be a “Parrothead” to enjoy free birthday fun stuff from the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. Although you will need to join their Board Members rewards program to receive your special birthday surprise.

31. Cheesecake Factory

Get a free sundae from the Cheesecake Factory on your birthday.

32. Chevy’s

Chevy’s Fresh Mex cooks you a free entree on your birthday.

33. Chili’s

Chili’s offers a free dessert on your birthday. Anytime you visit a Chili’s, you can also enjoy free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage too. This might be the most lucrative rewards program if you visit the same restaurant brand on a regular basis.

34. Chipotle

Party Chipotle-style with a free gift on your birthday when you sign up for Chipotle rewards.

35. Church’s Chicken

Receive a free leg, thigh, or chicken strip on your birthday from Church’s Chicken.

36. Chuy’s

Chuy’s offers a free dessert on your birthday. This is one of the few restaurants that doesn’t have a rewards program, so all you have to do is tell the host it’s your birthday when you’re seated.

37. Cinnabon

Cinnabon probably has one of the most appetizing aromas ever. On your birthday, you can get a free iced coffee. What about the cinnamon rolls you ask? You can get a free Minibon roll when you signup for emails.

38. Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery gives you a buy one get one free (BOGO) Creations coupon. So, bring your spouse or children along to enjoy some ice cream too.

39. Corner Bakery Cafe

Get a free bakery sweet from Corner Bakery Cafe on your birthday. Joining the email list also gives you an entry into Corner Bakery Cafe’s free gift card sweepstakes too.

40. Country Kitchen

You can enjoy a free meal during your birthday week from Country Kitchen.

41. Cracker Barrel

Visit a participating Cracker Barrel location on your birthday and they will give you a free dessert and sing the birthday song.

42. Culver’s

Culver’s will send you a coupon for a single scoop sundae on your birthday. Joining Culver’s E-Club also lets you get a value basket with the purchase of another value basket.

43. Dairy Queen

Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club and you’ll receive special birthday offers on your birthday and half-birthday. These BOGO coupons usually let you get a free Blizzard with the purchase of another.

44. Del Taco

Have a free premium regular-sized milkshake compliments of Del Taco on your birthday. As a sign up freebie, you will also get two free grilled chicken tacos!

45. Denny’s

Denny’s is known for their breakfast specials and you can get a free Grand Slam breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage.

46. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Do you like barbecue sandwiches? If so, Dickey’s gives you a free one on your birthday. You can also get a free drink when you join the loyalty program too.

47. Dippin’ Dots

Get a coupon for a free small cup of Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.

48. Driscoll’s

This birthday freebie has a unique twist because Driscoll’s sells fresh berries at your local grocery store. You will receive a special birthday gift and a 50-cent welcome coupon. To save even more money on groceries, use a receipt scanning app each time you walk the aisle.

49. Dunkin’ Donuts

Enjoy a free birthday drink from Dunkin’ Donuts on your birthday. You can also get a free drink after joining DD Perks and for every 200 points you earn.

50. Earl of Sandwich

Get a free brownie on your birthday at your local Earl of Sandwich location. You can sign up for a loyalty card online or by asking the cashier.

51. Edible Arrangements

Receive a free 12-count box of chocolate dipped fruit during your birth month at Edible Arrangements.

52. Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels treats you to a free breakfast sandwich when you buy a drink on your birthday. And, you’ll also become a member of the Shmear Society and can get a free bagel for joining the club too.

53. Famous Dave’s

With Famous Dave’s, you will get your meal 50% off when you buy another entree.

54. Fatz Cafe

If you live in the southeastern United States, you can get a free calabash chicken dish from Fatz Cafe on your birthday when you buy a second entree

55. Fazoli’s

Get a free dessert after buying an adult entree at Fazoli’s.

56. Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs gives you a free sub sandwich when you buy a regular sub, chips, and drink. Make sure you take along a friend or come hungry!

Parents can also enroll their children under the age of 13 to receive a free sub sandwich too.

57. Fresh to Order

Fresh to Order gives you a birthday surprise and another surprise on your anniversary.

58. Friendly’s

Receive a $3 off ice cream cake coupon at Friendly’s. You can also enjoy discounts on other Friendly’s ice cream cartons too.

59. Fuddrucker’s

Get a ⅓ lb. burger free when you buy a burger from Fuddrucker’s.

60. Godiva

Joining the Godiva Chocolate Rewards Club lets you receive a special birthday chocolate offer. As a club member, you will also get free chocolate every month of the year too.

61. Gold Star Chili

Get a free meal at Gold Star Chili on your birthday plus other BOGO specials during the year.

62. Hometown Buffet

By signing up for Crave Connection, you can get a BOGO adult buffet at the following restaurant brands:

  • Country Buffet
  • Hometown Buffet
  • Old Country Buffet
  • Ryan’s

63. Houlihan’s

Houlihan’s will give you a free entree on your birthday. You’ll also get $10 off your first purchase just for joining.

64. IHOP

Join IHOP’s email club and you can enjoy a free meal on these dates:

  • Your birthday
  • When you sign up
  • Each anniversary date of joining the program

65. Jack In The Box

The Jack In The Box birthday freebie is currently two free tacos. You can unlock the coupon after providing your email address or phone number.

66. Jamba Juice

Cool off with a free juice or smoothie from Jamba Juice on your birthday.

67. Jason’s Deli

Receive a $5 coupon when you join the Jason’s Deli birthday club.  While you’re there you can also request additional info and offers if you have a Gluten sensitivity, Vegan dining, or want to use Jason’s catering services.

68. Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s will give you a free regular sub and 22 oz. drink. You have an entire year to redeem the coupon and only need to sign up at least 24 hours before your birthday.

69. Joe’s Crab Shack

Come hungry to Joe’s Crab Shack as you can get a free appetizer with your birthday meal.

70. Johnny Rockets

Get a free burger at Johnny Rockets when you sign up and on your birthday too.

71. Krispy Kreme

Become a Friend of Krispy Kreme to get a free donut on your birthday. Make sure you visit when the red light is on to get a fresh donut for the pure goodness.

72. Logan’s Roadhouse

Have a free appetizer or dessert with Logan’s Roadhouse.

73. Lone Star Steakhouse

You will receive a birthday surprise from Lone Star Steakhouse.

74. Longhorn Steakhouse

Longhorn Steakhouse will give you a free dessert on your birthday. You will also get 100 free bonus points that can immediately be redeemed for a meal upgrade, sweet bite, or sour bite too.

75. Maggiano’s Little Italy

If you prefer quality Italian cuisine, you can get $10 off your birthday visit from Maggiano’s Little Italy. A minimum $30 check is typically required.

76. Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s

Both Marble Slab and MaggieMoo’s participate in the Slab Happy Rewards program. On your birthday and SlabHappy date, you’ll get a $5 off coupon for your next visit.

77. Marie Callender’s

Marie Callender’s might be known for their pies, but their birthday freebie is the Magnificent Six breakfast entree. It’s served all day and consists of two eggs, two pancakes, and two sausages.

78. McAlister’s Deli

Get $5 off your next visit at McAlister’s Deli.

79. Mimi’s Cafe

You will enjoy a birthday offer that helps you eat almost for free at Mimi’s Cafe when you make a purchase.

80. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Download the Moe’s Rockin’ Rewards mobile app to get a free burrito on your birthday. You’ll also get free nachos or a large drink for downloading the app as well. And, you can earn free meals the rest of the year by visiting Moe’s and earning Rockin’ Rewards points.

81. Noodles

Noodles gives you a free bowl of noodles on your birthday.

82. Not Your Average Joe’s

Not Your Average Joe’s will send you a $15 off coupon to help you celebrate your birthday lunch or dinner.

83. Nothing Bundt Cakes

Get a free bundtlet cake on your birthday from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

84. O’Charley’s

O’Charley’s offers a birthday surprise of $5 off your next order. By joining the O’Club, you’ll also enjoy a free appetizer.

85. Old Chicago

Receive a free pizza on your birthday from Old Chicago. They also have 110 beers from around the world that you might want to try as well.

86. Old Spaghetti Factory

Children can enjoy a free meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory on their birthday. It doesn’t appear that parents can partake in the birthday freebies, but you can get free ice cream with every meal!

87. Olive Garden

Olive Garden gives you a free dessert on your birthday.

88. On The Border

With the On The Border Club Cantina, you will get a  free cup of queso on your birthday and each anniversary of joining the club.

89. Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse will send you a birthday special offer when you download the app.

90. Panera Bread

Join Panera’s rewards program and receive a free pastry or cookie on your birthday. You’ll get your first reward just for signing up!

91. Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s is the home of “take and bake pizza” you cook in your own oven. For your birthday you can get free cookie dough with any pizza purchase.

92. Pei Wei

With the Pei Wei Birthday Club, you can get a free small plate that can be enjoyed during your birthday month.

93. Perkins

Adults and children can enjoy free birthday stuff from Perkins. Adults can enjoy a free Magnificent Seven birthday entree that includes two eggs, three pancakes, and two bacon or sausage. Children can enjoy a free birthday meal too.

94. P.F. Chang’s

Get a free appetizer or dessert at P.F. Chang’s on your birthday.

95. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut will give you a free birthday offer after joining the Hut Rewards program. As of this writing, the birthday surprise is free cinnamon sticks when you make an online order.

96. Planet Smoothie

Receive a free smoothie from Planet Smoothie on your birthday.

97. Qdoba

Join the Qdoba Rewards program and receive a birthday surprise.

98. Red Lobster

Red Lobster will send you a birthday coupon to save money on your next visit. You need to register at least seven days before your birthday.

99. Red Robin

During your birthday month, Red Robin lets you get one burger for free.

100. Rita’s

With Rita’s Birthday Club, you will get a free birthday treat to some Italian ice or custard.

101. Ruby Tuesday

You don’t have to say goodbye to Ruby Tuesday on your birthday because you can get a free burger or garden bar entree!

102. Sbarro

Get a free slice of pizza when you buy a drink from Sbarro on your birthday.

103. Schlotzsky’s Deli

There’s a free small sandwich with your name on it from Schlotzsky’s Deli. You will need to download their app to enjoy your birthday meal.

104. Shoney’s

Get a free piece of Shoney’s hot fudge cake on your birthday. Children can join the Kid’s Club and enjoy a free meal!

105. Smashburger

Smashburger will give you a free burger or shake on your birthday.

106. Smokey Bones

Enjoy a free dessert on your birthday at Smokey Bones after joining their Bones Club. You can get this birthday freebie even if you only join their email list and don’t join their additional rewards program.

107. Sonic

Sonic offers a birthday treat to children and adults. Your two options are medium tater tots or a wacky pack.

108. Sonny’s Barbecue

Get a free Big Deal meal at Sonny’s Barbecue on your birthday. You will also get a $5 coupon when you join the ‘Q Crew. As you see, Sonny’s is one of the few restaurants that actually offers an entire birthday meal for free!

109. Souper Salad

Souper Salad gives you a free meal during your birthday week courtesy of joining the Souper Fresh Club.

110. Starbucks

Starbucks will treat you to a free handcrafted beverage or food item on your birthday.

111. Steak ‘n Shake

Steak ‘n Shake will cook you a free double steakburger and fries for your birthday. Visit during Happy Hour and you can enjoy their world famous shake at a discount too.

112. Subway

Subway will credit 20 rewards points to your MyWay Rewards account balance. This is enough points for one of the following rewards:

  • Fountain drink
  • Bag of chips
  • Two cookies

Or, you can bank up the points to redeem for a free sandwich later in the year! It’s Subway so you can have it your way.

113. Taco John’s

Download the Taco John’s app and you will receive a birthday coupon plus the opportunity to get a free meal on every ninth visit.

114. TCBY

Get a free cup of frozen yogurt and additional birthday coupons from TCBY.

115. Texas Roadhouse

Receive a birthday surprise at your local Texas Roadhouse. You can also get a free appetizer when you join their email list too.

116. T.G.I. Friday’s

Get a free dessert with meal purchase on your birthday from T.G.I. Friday’s. You will also get your choice of a free appetizer or dessert when you join their rewards program too.

117. The Melting Pot

If you’ve never tried fondue, now’s your chance! The Melting Pot gives you a free chocolate fondue for two.

118. Tony Roma’s

Join the Tony Roma’s Email and Text Club to receive a birthday surprise.

119. Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Treat yourself to a free 24 oz. smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

120. Uno Pizzeria

Enjoy a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Uno Pizzeria.

121. Waffle Club

Get a free waffle on your birthday and when you join the Waffle House Regulars Club.

122. Wendy’s

Wendy’s sends you a birthday coupon that can help you save cash on your purchase.

123. Wetzel’s Pretzels

Get a free pretzel on your birthday and when you download the Wetzel’s Pretzels mobile app.

124. Which Wich

Which Wich also offers a free regular sandwich when you become a Vibe Club Rewards member. There is one condition to get your free Wich. You must have made at least one sandwich purchase in the last 12 months.

125. Wienerschnitzel

You will get a free Weinerschnitzel chili dog on your birthday and when you join their fan club.

126. Wild Wing Cafe

Receive a birthday surprise when you get a Wild Wing Cafe loyalty card. You can also win other fun prizes if you visit the Cafe on a regular basis.

127. Wings To Go

Everybody gets five free wings on their birthday–even children–at Wings To Go! You only have to sign up for the email list.

You have until two weeks after your birthday to redeem your birthday coupon.

128. Wingstop

Wingstop offers free large fresh cut fries for your birthday. As a sign up bonus, you can get regular-sized fries too.

129. Yard House

Yard House will give you a free mini dessert for your birthday when you join their email list. You can be 13 years old or older to join this list.

130. Yogurt Mountain

Text your birthday month code to Yogurt Mountain to get a free yogurt during your birthday month and other ongoing specials.

131. Zaxby’s

Zaxby’s gives you a free nibbler for your birthday when you join the Zax Mail Club. You can also get a free sandwich meal right now.

132. Zoe’s Kitchen

Enrolling in the Zoe’s Kitchen rewards program lets you enjoy a free birthday meal. Zoe’s will also send you sneak peeks for new items, local tastings, and recipes to delight your palette too.


Maybe you enjoy experiences more than free stuff for your birthday. If that’s the case, you might consider one of these experiences instead.

133. AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters gives you free popcorn when you buy a movie ticket. Since popcorn can cost just as much as a movie, you can view this offer as a BOGO deal. You can join the AMC Stubs program for free and even enjoy complimentary soda refills and discounted movie tickets on Tuesday.

134. AMF Bowling

AMF Bowling will send you a birthday coupon to help you and your family get a free game.

135. Baltimore Orioles Home Games

If you live in the Baltimore area, kids under the age of nine can attend a home game free when an adult buys an upper deck seat. This freebie is available during the entire Baltimore Orioles season and is a fun excursion for your child’s birthday.

Your local Major League Baseball team might have a similar birthday perk. Visit the team website or call the clubhouse to find out.

136. Chuck E. Cheese

Get 100 free tickets when you make a food purchase at Chuck E. Cheese. While kids of all ages can partake in this experience, your children might benefit this most from this freebie.

137. Dave & Buster’s

Enjoy $10 of free gameplay at Dave & Buster’s for your birthday.

138. Disney

If you take your family to Disney, try going during one of your children’s birthdays. They will receive a free birthday button to receive complimentary birthday greetings from other Disney guests.

139. Medieval Times

Enjoy a free dinner and show at Medieval Times with the purchase of an adult ticket. The offer is valid for your entire birthday month. Yes, you get free food for your birthday, but how often do you get a free show as well?

Retail Birthday Freebies

With these birthday freebies, you won’t have to buy yourself a birthday gift this year!

140. American Eagle

If you belong to the American Eagle rewards program, look out for a 15% coupon for your birthday. This offer is completely free, but you can still save some cash.

141. Aveda

It costs $10 to join the Aveda Pure Privilege program, but you’ll receive a birthday gift worth $23. If you enjoy Aveda products, Happy Birthday!

142. bareMinerals

bareMinerals offers a birthday gift, but you can also request free samples with every order.

143. Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble lets children enjoy a free cupcake from their Kids Cafe when you join the Kids Club.

144. Bebe

Join the club at Bebe to get a free birthday offer every year.

145. Build-A-Bear

Enjoy a free birthday gift from Build-A-Bear if you or your child enjoys stuffed animal toys.

146. Columbia

Columbia gives you a birthday gift and welcome gift when you join their rewards program. As a rewards member, you’ll always get free shipping which can come in handy if you’re an avid camper who always loves a good deal.

147. CVS Pharmacy

Join the CVS Pharmacy and you can receive a free $3 birthday coupon to save on your next visit.

148. DSW

DSW sends their Rewards Members a $5 birthday coupon. While you can earn bonus points by donating your gently used shoes to DSW, you might also try selling your shoes for cash to make room for your new purchase too.

149. Famous Footwear

Receive a $10 off coupon for your birthday at Famous Footwear.

150. Hallmark

The Hallmark Crown Rewards program lets you get a free card and a coupon for a future purchase.

151. Helzberg

Order a catalog from Helzberg to receive a birthday deal.

152. Lands’ End

Lands’ End will send you a birthday coupon that lets you save $50 on a $100 purchase.

153. Old Navy

Old Navy will send you a birthday coupon that lets you get a discount on your entire purchase.

154. Petco

Don’t forget about your pet’s birthday! Your furry friend can get a free treat on their birthday thanks to Petco after you complete a pet profile.

155. Proctor and Gamble

Proctor and Gamble sends you extra coupons and product samples for your birthday. Of course, you’ll also enjoy additional free coupons to save on your favorite household staples from diapers, beauty products, and toothpaste.

156. Radio Flyer

Receive bonus points three weeks before your child’s birthday from Radio Flyer. Maybe you have one of their wagons or trikes and your child is (sadly) outgrowing it all too quickly. These rewards points can help you surprise them for their birthday with another Radio Flyer model.

157. Redbox Movie and Game Rental

When you join Redbox Perks, you will get a free movie for joining AND a free movie every year on your birthday. We also have found twelve more free Redbox codes for free movies and games throughout the year.

158. Sephora

After you join the Sephora Beauty Insider club, you can get a free set of minis during your birthday month when you visit a Sephora store or make an online purchase.

159. The Body Shop

Receive a $10 coupon from The Body Shop to get the skincare and beauty products you use on a daily basis.

160. The Children’s Place

Until your child turns 14, you can receive a 20% off coupon for their birthday. You can register up to four children, but twins and triplets will each receive their own offer from The Children’s Place.

161. Ulta Beauty

Ulta gives you a double birthday gift:

  • Free birthday gift
  • 2x points on all purchases during your birthday month

162. World Market

Receive a special birthday surprise from World Market. You can also enjoy a welcome discount and special member pricing throughout the year too.


But What If It’s Not My Birthday Yet?

Not to worry! If it’s not your birthday quite yet you can still grab free food when you sign up for any of these free food apps.

Can You Only Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday If You Join a Rewards Club?

Most restaurants and retailers only offer free birthday stuff if you join the email list or rewards program. This isn’t always true and you can ask your restaurant host or store cashier if they offer birthday specials.

After all, how many times does the staff sing happy birthday when you go to a sit-down restaurant these days? If your answer is quite often, there’s a good chance you don’t have to join the rewards club to get a free birthday surprise.

Of course, belonging to the rewards club means a potentially more valuable birthday freebie. As a tradeoff, you’re going to receive regular emails or app notifications from the company about the latest offers and specials.

If you don’t go there on a regular basis, the birthday freebie might not be worth the hassle.

Is Purchase Necessary To Get a Birthday Freebie?

In most cases yes, you need to make a purchase to redeem your birthday coupon. You usually have to buy a meal to get your free appetizer or dessert. While some restaurants still offer free meals with no strings attached, you usually have to buy a second meal to get yours for free.

You still save money if you’re going to visit these restaurants or stores anyway, but these places of business know that free birthday gifts are an excellent way to increase business if you bring your friends and family along.

Why Are The Free Birthday Offers Different From the Description?

Variety is the spice of life. Just like you make changes in your normal routine periodically, the birthday freebies mentioned above might change without notice. Businesses change things up to get more people to join their birthday clubs by offering products you want to use.

Do Grocery Stores Have Birthday Clubs?

Your favorite grocery store might also have a birthday club that lets your children get a free treat. The grocery store might also send you free coupons and product samples as well.

The Takeaway

There are more ways to get free stuff on your birthday than you can imagine. While this list primarily focuses on national retailers and restaurants, your local mom-and-pop businesses might offer birthday freebies too.

What’s your favorite birthday freebie? Which offers have we missed?




  • It would be nice if you could lower the font so people don’t have to SCROLL forever! Also, its “quite” not “quiet.” Spell check can only do so much.

    • I think the reason why you had to scroll forever is because there are over 160 different birthday freebies. We could maybe fit them in at a font size of 2pt, but that wouldn’t help much either 🙂 And, thank-you for the spell check! We fixed it?

  • This is super helpful. Had a blast on my bday adventure thanks to this list!

  • Thank you so much for all the info. My birthday is tomorrow so this is super helpful. 🙂

  • Thank you very much! This made my birthday even more special than it already is. 🙂

  • I LOVE how many of these I AM already a member of but never send me anything

    • I’m sorry you have signed up and not received anything. If you haven’t done so already, you could always contact them about it.

    • I thought I wasn’t getting any of these either, but a couple years ago, I discovered that a lot of them were going into my Spam box and several into my “promo” folder on Gmail. It turns out, I actually get a slew of awesome offers around the beginning of my birthday month and I use them throughout the month!

      • I’ve had that happen before too! It’s good to check that folder occasionally to make sure you are getting the emails you want to get.


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