HUGE list of Birthday FREEBIES!

This is the GO-TO ULTIMATE list of Birthday Freebies! You'll want to keep this for later -- it will save you a bundle, and let you celebrate all month!!

This week includes a momentous occasion — I am hitting the big 3-0! (PSST I have big giveaways going all week long on Instagram and Facebook so be sure to check it out!) Who doesn't love to celebrate birthdays? And what better way to celebrate than with FREE STUFF!

A few years ago I compiled the world's most gigantic list of birthday freebies and have been using it ever since. I revamped it for you below. All you need to do is get on the email lists for these places and they will give you great freebies and deals for your birthday and other special occasions. I not only get free food, but free makeup, gifts, coupons, and more!


You have to be careful with deals, though, because often times the expiration dates come up MUNDO FASTO. Here are a few quick tips to help you make the most out of your birthday freebies and deals:
  • If you don't want junk mail to hit your inbox, simply filter the emails out! That way the coupons and deals are automatically filtered into a handy little folder, ready and waiting for when you need them. Get the tutorial on filtering your email HERE. Just DON'T UNSUBSCRIBE from them, or else you'll have to go back and re-subscribe every year. What a pain!
  • Once you get a deal, put it on your calendar. I use Google Calendar because I can access it from anywhere (my phone, ipad, computer, etc.) and you can have multiple calendars within a calendar. So you could have a “coupons” calendar, and “hide” it when you don't need it. Put the expiration date on your calendar, and put a reminder that the expiration date is coming 1 week before it happens. This is also a great tip for those Groupons and daily deals that always seem to expire before I get around to using them….grrr….
    • Print out your deals and keep them in your coupon notebook, and leave the notebook in your car.  You can read about my old coupon binder HERE, or see my new an improved SUPER easy-peasy way to organize using an accordion file.

Thanks to these sites for helping me compile this list (here, here, and here…as well as this and this post of ours)

Now, onto the deals!

(PSST – any I missed? Please let me know in the comments below and I'll update my list! Thanks!)

Food & Restaurant Freebies

Abbot’s Frozen Custard – Join the Abbott’s Frozen Custard Fun Club to a get a free frozen custard on your birthday. The site says there will also be freebies throughout the year for their members.
Alfy’s Pizza – Get a free mini pizza on your birthday.
Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy – Get a coupon for a free dinner entree with the purchase of an equally priced entree.
Acapulco – You’ll get a 100% free entree plus a free Guacamole right when you sign up.

Amato’s Sandwich Shop – Join the Tamatos Club and get a free birthday sandwich.
Applebees – Free dessert. They also have a newsletter, but no word if it sends out a birthday coupon or not.
Arby’s – Free 12oz. milkshake with any purchase.
Atlanta Bread Company – They have a VIP eClub that you can sign up for, gaining you a free cookie on your birthday.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – They’ll send you monthly coupons all year long if you sign up for their newsletter, so it’s pretty safe to guess you’ll get a birthday treat.

Austin Grill – Register for their eClub and get a free meal on your birthday.
Bakers Square – Sign up for the eClub and get a free pie.
Bandido’s – Get $10 off your favorite entree when you celebrate your birthday at Bandido’s in Ohio and Indiana.
Barnes & Noble Kids Club – Free Birthday Cupcake!
Baskin Robbins – Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream on your birthday plus other special promotions when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – They’ll send you a coupon for a free appetizer.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Become a Chunk Spelunker and you can get some free ice cream!
Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant – They’ll send you a $30 gift certificate valid during the month of your birthday.
Bennigan’s – Get a buy 1 entree, get 1 entrée free and a free brownie ice cream dessert coupon on your birthday.
BD’s Mongolian’s B.B.Q. – Signup for their Club Mongo and you’ll get a coupon for a free birthday meal.
BJ’s Restaurants – Free Pazookie!! (otherwise known as a delicious dessert.)
Black Angus Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary dessert for joining the BA Prime Club and a free steak dinner for your birthday!
Blue Bell – Members of the Blue Bell Country Club will receive a gift certificate for a free half gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream during the month of their birthday.
Bob’s Big Boy – Get a free hot fudge ice cream on your birthday.
Bob Evans – Free dessert, free kids meal.
Boston Market – Free kids B-Day meal coupon for kids under 12 and coupons online for their various entrees.
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza – Free birthday surprise.
Bonanza Steakhouse – Free steak dinner.
Brio Tuscan Grille – To be honest, we’re not sure! But we do know you get something via email.
Bruegger’s – Get a free cookie and an e-mail with a goofy looking mascot…also heard you get a free bagel + free birthday surprise.
Bruster’s – Free waffle cone when you buy a waffle cone of of equal or greater value.
Buca di Beppo – Sign up for their eClub and get a free dessert.
Buffalo Wild Wings – You either get a free dessert straight up or with a $5 purchase.
Burger King – Free kids meal to all kids club members.
California Pizza Kitchen – Free kids meal during the month of their birthday if you register first.
Captain D’s – Kids get a free kids meal and birthday greeting on their birthday at Captain D’s. Adult’s can join the D’s Club and get a coupon for a free birthday meal.
Caribou Coffee – They’ll send you a coupon for a free drink on your birthday.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer with entree purchase.
Carrows – Free cake plus a free dessert now just for signing up.
Cattlemen’s – Join the Cattlemen’s E-Club and get a free dessert when you come in on your birthday.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – Sign up and get a free dessert plus points for every dollar spent.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free birthday surprise
Chevy’s – Free dessert and sombrero (First a cowboy hat, then a sombrero…heck yeah!)
Chick-fil-A – Free meal, good for two months!
Chicken of the Sea – Join their Mermaid Club and they’ll send you a free birthday gift. I’m just hoping it’s not a tuna-flavored cake or anything…
Chili’s – Free dessert if you join their club.
Christopher's Seafood and Prime Steak House offers one free birthday entree and 25% off on your anniversary
Chuck E. Cheese Coupons–  Free Tokens for Kids! + coupons
Claim Jumper – Free birthday surprise, free kids meal
Cobblestone Auto Spa –  Free Car Wash! {AZ}
Coldstone Creamery – Their birthday club is currently down.
Country Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get not only a free meal on your birthday, but a free meal just for signing up!
Country Kitchen – As long as you have valid ID, you get a free dinner entree up to $8 in value.
Cracker Barrel – You can come into Cracker Barrel on your birthday and you will get a free dessert and song.
Crazy Buffet – Bring a friend and your ID into Crazy Buffet on your birthday and get a free dinner buffet.
Culver’s – Free sundae as well as a few printable coupons when you first sign up.
Dairy Queen – Free BOGO ice cream coupon via e-mail.
Damon’s Steakhouse – Birthday surprise
Danny’s Family Car Wash –  Free Car Wash! {AZ}
Daphne’s Greek Cafe – Free entree on your birthday when you join their ePita club.
Daruma Japanese Hibachi & Sushi – Free Sushi Roll or $10 credit! {AL}
Dave & Buster’s – Get a free $5 game card credit on your birthday.
Del Taco – Get two free soft tacos now and a free premium milkshake on your birthday.
Denny’s – Free original Grand Slam breakfast, but only on your birthday!
Desparados Mexican Restaraunt – Come in and get a free meal at Desparados on your birthday.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – B1G1 Free coupon
Dippin’ Dots – Coupons during your birthday week
Discovery Cruise Line – You get a free one-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas. You do have to make the trip with another fare-paying adult and will have to shell out the $20 for the Bahama departure and harbor fee.
Dockside Restaurants – Get a free meal on your birthday.
Don Pablos – Free $10 gift certificate after joining the Don Pablo Habanero Club.
Duke’s ChowderHouse – Get a coupon for a free lunch or dinner entree on your birthday when you sign up on Duke’s website.
Dunkin Donuts – Free Coffee!
Dutch Bros. Coffee – Stop in on your birthday and get a free coffee as your birthday freebie.
Einstein Bros Bagels – Free bagel + shmear
El Chicos – I’m told you get a free dessert, but I haven’t been able to confirm this.
El Torito – Have a coupon for a free meal e-mailed to you during your bday week for a free bday entree
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Free birthday surprise, + free kids lil' wilbur meal
Fazoli’s – Join their eFamily and get a coupon for a free desert.
Firehouse Subs – Sign up and get an email for a free sub.
First Watch – Birthday meal
Flat Top Grill – Join their E-mail Club and get a coupon for a free stir fry on your birthday.
Friendly’s – Free ice cream cone if you join their birthday club.
Fuddruckers – They have a Fudd Club which will w-mail you a coupon for a free 1/3 pound burger.
Garozzo’s Ristorante – Bring in your driver’s license to get a free spedini meal at this Kansas City eatery.
Genghis Grill – Free stir fry bowl
Glory Days Grill – Free sundae on your birthday if you sign up in advance.
Gold Star Chili – Get a free dessert on your birthday, plus a free treat on your anniversary of joining up AND a free appetizer just for joining.
Gordon Biersch – They say you get a special “e-gift” on your birthday, which is a Buy One Get One coupon for an entree.
Great American Cookies – Free cookie!
Grimaldi’s – Sign up for the birthday club at Grimaldi’s and get a free pizza.
Hana Japan – Get a free birthday lunch or dinner when you bring in 4 or more people on your birthday.
Hard Rock Cafe – Free dessert
Helzberg Diamonds – Sign up for free email updates at Helzberg Diamonds and receive a coupon for free pearl earrings for your birthday.
Hof's Hut – Free Entree + Dessert! {CA}
Hollywood Video – Get a free rental at Hollywood Video on your birthday with card membership. In fact, anyone on your account can get a free rental on their birthday.
Hometown Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get not only a free meal on your birthday, but a free meal just for signing up!
Hooters – 10 free hot wings. Hooters girls not included.
Houlihan’s – Free coupon for an entree during your next visit up to a week after b-day (Kinda complicated…but free!)
HuHot Mongolian Grill – Free dessert + free kid's smores
IHOP – Come on into IHOP and get a free meal (a sundae at some locations) on your birthday. (May not be available in all areas.)
Island's Restaurant – Free Birthday Surprise!
Island's Restaurant – Free Kids Jr. Sundae!
Jack in the Box – They have a printable coupon for a free dessert valid only on your birthday.
Jason's Deli – Free $5 Gift Card!
Jersey Mike's – Free Sub + Drink!
Joe’s BBQ – Visit Joe’s BBQ (AZ) on your birthday and receive a free meal.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entree.
Johnny Rockets – Free burger
Juice It Up – They promise to give you a “birthday gift” but their website doesn’t say what it is. Might be worth signing up for though.
Keg Steakhouse and Bar – They’ll give you a 10oz. prime rib dinner with Caesar salad during your birthday month, Sun-Thurs only. You might want to call ahead to confirm this though.
Keva Juice – Their Keva Klub sent me a free 24oz regular blend smoothie coupon.
Krispy Kreme – Free half dozen glazed donuts and a coffee mug with either coffee or soda in it! You might want to sign up ahead of time (at participating locations)
Logan’s Roadhouse – Join their Nut Club and get a coupon for a free slice of cheesecake. Sometimes they’ll sing for you as well.
Lone Star Steakhouse –Free Appetizer!
Lowry Park Zoo – If you’re a Florida resident and go to Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa, FL) on your birthday, you’ll get free admission.
Luby’s – Free kid’s birthday meal (ages 9 and younger) on their birthday as a member of the Luby’s birthday club.
Macaroni Grill – Come on into Macaroni Grill on your birthday and get a free dessert plus a song.
la Madeleine – Free Pastry
Maggiano’s – Join the Maggiano’s Birthday Club and get a coupon for $10 off your meal purchase.
Maggie Moo's –Free Birthday Surprise!

 Marble Slab Creamery – Kids can join the Marble Slab Kids Club and get a free ice cream cone on their birthday up to age 12.

Marie Calenders – Join their eClub and get free offers not only on your birthday, but anniversary as well!
McAlister’s Deli – Free birthday surprise
McDonald’s – Free Happy Meal for your child on their birthday. This offer is only good at participating McDonald’s in Colorado, Greater Las Vegas Area, Western Nebraska and Wyoming.
Medieval Times –Free Feast & Tournament!
Memphis BBQ – Coupon good for a free Rack of Ribs & strawberry shortcake, but you must sign up on their website 24 hours in advance.
Mimis Cafe – Free entree with purchase
Moe's Southwest Grill –Free Entree!
Moe's Southwest Grill –Free Kid’s Birthday Meal!
Ninety Nine – Free birthday surprise

Noodles & Company – Signup for their newsletter and they’ll send a free meal coupon right around your birthday!
Not Your Average Joe’s – Free entree + dessert

O’Charley’s – Get $5 off any $20 food purchase.
Olan Mills Portrait Studios – Get a free Olan Mills portrait package that includes (1) 8X10, (2) 5X7 and (8) wallets when you join the birthday club.
Old Chicago  Free Pizza!
Old Country Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get not only a free meal on your birthday, but a free meal just for signing up!
Old Spaghetti Factory – Free Kid’s Birthday Meal!
Old Spaghetti Warehouse – Join the Warehouse Club and get a coupon for a free meal on your birthday.
Olga's Kitchen – Free Kids Birthday Meal!
Olive Garden – Free birthday surprise
On the Border – Get a free appetizer on your birthday when you join On the Border’s Club Cantina. When you initially join you will get an instant coupon for a free bowl of queso or empanadas.
Orange Julius – Free birthday drink
Outback – Get a free dessert and a song when you go to Outback on your birthday.
P.F. Chang’s – Free cake or cheesecake via their e-mail list.
Pancho’s – Join Pancho’s Birthday Club to get $10 off the bill for adults or $5 off the bill for kids.
Papa John’s – Unknown
Papa Murphy’s – Sign up for their e-club and get a coupon for a free cookie dough on your birthday.
Perkins – Receive an email for a free kid’s meal and birthday greeting on their birthday when you sign them up for the Bakery Buddies Kid’s Birthday Club. Adults can get an email coupon for a free piece of pie.
Perkin's –Free Birthday Surprise! (click on eClub tab)
Planet Smoothie – Free Birthday Surprise

Ponderosa – Free steak dinner.

Provino’s – Come on into Provino’s on your birthday and show your ID to get a free pasta speciality dinner (which includes salad, garlic rolls and a birthday dessert!).
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Join their eClub and get a free burrito on your birthday, as well as free chips n’ salsa just for joining up.
Quizno’s – Join their mailing list and get a free cookie. You’ll also get a coupon for a free Sammie when you sign up.
Red Hot & Blue – Free Birthday Surprise!
Red Lobster – Join the Overboard Club and they will email you a suprise for your birthday.
Red Robin – Free Gourmet Burger if you pick up a Red Royalty Card at your local restaurant and then register it online. You also get a dessert when you say it's your birthday in the restaurant!
Rita's – Free Birthday Surprise!
Rock Bottom – Free appetizer for Mug Club members.
Romanos Macaroni Grill – Free slice of chocolate cake.
Round Table Pizza – Register with your local restaurant and get a coupon for a free personal pizza.
Rubio's – Free Birthday Meal {up to $7.00}
Ruby Tuesday – Free handcrafted burger of your choice.
Ru Sans – Visit Ru Sans to sign up for their birthday card to get free food on your birthday.
Ryan’s – Join the eClub at Ryan’s and get a coupon for a free adult buffet with the purchase of another adult buffet during the month of your birthday.
Sagebrush Steakhouse – E-Club members get a free brownie blast.
Schlotzsky’s – Get a free sandwich if you sign up ahead of time.
Sephora – Sign up as a Beauty Insider and get a free gift from Sephora on your birthday.

Shane’s Rib Shack – Unknown, but we’re promise it’s exclusive!

Sheridan's –  Free Birthday Surprise!
Shoney’s – Get your child (10 and under) a free kid’s meal on their birthday when  you sign them up for the the Kids Club.

Smoky Bones – Members of the Bones Club get a free meal or appetizer, not sure which.
Smoothie King – BOGO coupon for a free 20 oz. smoothie.
Sonic – Free regular creamslush, free medium tator tots, or a free medium drink! Also, get a free Wacky Pack Kid’s Meal on children’s birthdays if you register here.

Soup Plantation/Sweet Tomatoes – Buy 1, Get 1 Free Coupon!

Souper Salad – Join their Souper Salad Club and they’ll e-mail you a coupon for one free birthday meal which can be used within a week or your birthday.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Signup for a free meal & possibly free appetizer?
Spicy Pickle – One free entree via their pickle club.
Starbucks – If you have a giftcard to their store, register it and receive a free coffee on your birthday. If you shop there often, it might be worth simply buying a card for yourself just to get the free coffee!
Steak ‘n Shake – Free steak burger with cheese and fries.
Sticky Fingers – Free entree
Taco Bell – Get a free combo meal of your choice on your birthday at Taco Bell. (May not be available in all areas.)

Taco Cabana – Free birthday surprise
Taco Del Mar – They sent me a coupon for a free Grilled Chicken Taco Salad that was valid for the month of my birthday, + free kids meal
Taco John’s – Get a free order of Cini-Sopapilla Bites. I’ve never had these before, but if they’re as delicious as they are hard to spell, I’m excited.

Taco Time – Taco Time send kids ages 12 or younger a coupon for a free kid’s meal on their next birthday.

TCBY – Free small cup of frozen yogurt and $3 off a cake or pie.
Ted’s Montana Grill – Free cookie and ice cream dessert, + free anniversary dessert
Texas De Brazil – Sign up for their e-club and they’ll send you a $40 gift certificate! This place can be pricey, but it’s so worth it.
Texas Roadhouse – They send a coupon for one free appetizer or sidekick of ribs.
TGI Friday’s – Receive a coupon for a free appetizer to use on your birthday when you sign up for Friday’s E-Club. You also get a coupon for a free appetizer just for signing up! You must be over 21 to get this birthday freebie.
The Fox and Hound – Free appetizer just for joining plus free entree on your birthday.
The Palm – 3lb lobster, but you must be a member first and follow a few rules.

The Melting Pot – Free Birthday Surprise!
The Transformation Studio – The Transformation Studio (TX) will give you a free makeover or express facial for your birthday! Be sure to mention the birthday special when you book your makeover or express facial and bring in your ID.

Tony Roma’s – Free dessert if you sign up for Romo Rib Expert Club first.

Toys ‘R’ Us – Children ages 2 – 10 will receive a birthday card and surprise gift from Geoffrey when you sign them up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe – They’ll e-mail you a coupon for a free smoothie.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Free Birthday Meal!
Uno’s Pizza – Sign up and get a free personal pizza on your birthday.
Waffle House – Join their Regulars Club and get a special coupon.
Wendy’s – Free kids meal for the little ones and a free frosty for us adults.
Wienerschnitzel – One free corndog.
Wingstop – Get 5 free buffalo wings on your birthday.
Zaxby’s – Join their Z-Mail club and you’ll get a coupon for a free meal, whether or not it’s your birthday! Kids can sign up here for their Kid Club and get not only a free meal, but a free cookie on their birthday!
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth – Free Birthday Dinner!
Zio’s Italian – Come in and get a free dessert on your birthday at Zio’s.
Zoes Kitchen – BOGO coupon for one free entree.
Z’ Tejas – $15 coupon for the month of your birthday if you register first.

Retail Freebies

American Eagle – Unknown for adults. Children receive an unknown freebie.
Aveda – Sign up at least 28 days before your bday and get a free Personal Blends Pure-Fume
Barnes & Noble – Children get a free cupcake at their cafe. Children at heart get nothing.
Boondocks offers a free unlimited pass on the day of your birthday
Borders Bookstore – Free small coffee or tea
Brunswick Bowling – Join the Bonus Zone and get a free game of bowling on your birthday.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Their website promises a birthday special as well, which many people have said is 20 free tokens.
Columbia Sportswear – 20% off coupon
Cost Plus World Market – They won’t say what it is, but they promise a “surprise gift” on your birthday.
CVS – If you have an Extra Care Card, register it online and get $3 ECB on your birthday.
DSW Shoes – $5.00 On Your Birthday
Famous Footwear – Free Birthday Surprise
Hallmark – 20% off coupon for one item and a free card
Hot Topic – $10 off coupon on a minimum purchase of $20.
Journeys Kidz offers 15% off gift card for your child's birthday
Kmart – Children get $5.00 Birthday Bucks, a birthday crown, happy birthday certificate, and birthday Fun Pack with surprise goodies!
Munchkin Radio offers free chick-fil-a kids meal, free kids meal from Chili's, free pizza buffet from Rock Creek Pizza and free ice cream from Marble Slab
Nickelmania offers a free gift on your birthday
Old Navy – Join their email club and you’ll get a coupon on your birthday.
Proctor & Gamble – They’ll send you a batch of BOGO coupons for various products.
The Children’s Place – Register for their Birthday Club and receive 15% off on yours and your child’s birthday + coupons during your birthday week.
Toys R Us – Sign up ahead of time and once your child’s birthday rolls around, they’ll get a personalized letter in the mail. Plus, bring your child into any Toys R Us and they’ll get a hat & balloon before having their birthday announced over the loudspeaker. You’ll also get a $3 gift card in mail.

Ulta Beauty – Free Birthday Surprise!
Walmart PictureMe Studio – Free Birthday Portrait Collage!
World Market – Free Birthday Gift!

Entertainment Freebies

AMF Bowling – Bowling discount
Baltimore Orioles – Free baseball ticket to a non-prime game.
Border’s Books – Free Birthday Surprise!
Dave & Buster’s – $10 game card credit when you sign up and $5 credit on your bday.
Disney Movie Rewards – Get a code via e-mail for 25 Birthday Bonus Points.
Harkins Movie Theaters – Present your ID at the box office and get a free medium sized popcorn on you birthday.
Medieval Times – Sign up in advance and they’ll send you a free ticket (worth $53!) to one of their feast and tournaments.
Missouri Lottery – Free-play ticket.
Swagbucks – 50 free Swagbucks
Walt Disney World – Free admission on your birthday when you register in advance and bring the confirmation along with an ID.

WHEW! Any I missed? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Birthday to…well…you!



  1. I turned 30 in less than a month! I am so excited for the next decade! I am hoping by 35 I am in a better financial state than I am currently with 2 young kiddos and a lot of “keeping up with the jones'” I was wondering if you have any suggestion or ideas of how to celebrate turning 30. I always get a pedicure, I just want to do something different without spending a ton!!!
    Thanks and Happy Birthday!

  2. Is this list up to date? A lot of the links don’t work and the clubs and freebies can’t be found.

  3. If you sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider you’ll get a free birthday gift. Last year it was lipstick.

  4. I love the idea of using your calendar to set reminders about time sensitive deals! I’m going to start doing that!!

  5. Happy birthday!! I didn’t know that about Walt Disney World. That’s awesome. Our daughters birthday is in October and that would be perfect! Thanks Jordan!

  6. For frugal birthdays in our family, with 4 kiddos, we don’t do a huge event out. We let our kids invite one or 2 friends over and we have the birthday kiddo pick what meal they want, movies, snacks, and we just have fun. This makes it fair since one of our kiddo’s birthday is in the summer, so we would avoid any thing out, like the plague. We live on the beautiful coast of NC which means summer time is full blown tourist season. ?

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