The Best Birthday Freebies

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This list has THE best birthday freebies to make your day special. Sign up for your favorites and enjoy free stuff all month long!

I just can’t get enough of birthday freebies. From free food to gift cards, my inbox becomes the haven for all things birthday + FREE. In fact, it’s probably the only time I get excited about so many promotional emails!

You see, my family was always big on birthdays so extra special treats are a necessity. And who can really beat free? The only problem is deciding which ones to use since I can’t possibly take advantage of them all!

This list is one I’ve been building from my own birthday signups, along with a few additions from fans on Facebook, and they are legit freebies. That means you won’t find any companies who offer a petty percent off coupon that you can already print straight from their website.

Each link will take you to a sign up page since most freebies require you to be on the company’s mailing list. You also need to make sure you’re signed up at least 30 days before your birthday for it to count.

And now…here’s the list of what I believe are the best birthday freebies ever!


A&W – Sign up for the Mug Club and get a FREE Root Beer Float.

Applebee’s – FREE dessert when you sign up for their email list.

Arby’s – FREE Classic Roast Beef Sandwich with purchase.

Auntie Anne’s – FREE pretzel on your birthday. I think the Cinnamon Sugar ones are the best!

Baskin-Robbins – Get a FREE scoop when you sign up for the birthday club.

Cold Stone Creamery – This used to be a FREE Creation on your birthday if you joined their email club, but a couple years ago they changed it to a Buy One Get One Free reward.

Culver’s – FREE one-scoop sundae when you join the Club.

Dairy Queen – Join the Blizzard Fan Club, and buy one Blizzard, get one FREE.

Denny’s – FREE Grand Slam on your birthday.

Dunkin Donuts – Sign up for the DDPerks Program and get a FREE medium beverage.

Friendly’s – FREE cone when you become a BFF.

Great American Cookie – FREE cookie cake slice with the purchase of a soda when you join their email list.

Mimi’s Cafe – FREE dessert {no purchase required!} when you sign up for their mailing list.

Moe’s – FREE birthday burrito when you sign up for Moe’s eWorld.

Panera Bread – A surprise on the MyPanera Rewards Card, usually a FREE bakery item or drink.

Rita’s – FREE Italian Ice for Birthday Club members.

Ruby Tuesday’s – Join the So Connected newsletter and get a FREE burger.

Steak-n-Shake – Join the eClub and receive a FREE burger and fries if you go through the drive thru.

T.G.I. Fridays – FREE dessert with purchase of an entree for Stripes members.

Uno’s  – FREE entree if you sign up for UNO Extras.

Retail Stores:

Ann Taylor LOFT – $20 to spend if you sign up for the LOFT credit card.

Barnes and Noble – FREE cupcake when you sign up your child for the Kid’s Club.

CVS – $3 Extra Bucks if you belong to the Beauty Club.

DSW – $5.00 gift card to use on your next purchase.

Kmart – Join the Birthday Club through Shop Your Way and get $5 to spend on your birthday.

Ulta – FREE mascara if you’re signed up for ULTAmate Rewards.


Disney Movie Rewards – Sign up and receive a credit for a FREE Blu-ray movie.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards – FREE 100-point bonus code.

Medieval Times – FREE admission for for kids with the purchase of an adult admission.

Redbox – Register your email address and get a FREE movie rental on your birthday.

Swagbucks – FREE 50 bonus points.

You won’t find every company-sponsored-item listed here, as I specifically tried to gather the most popular and “best value” freebies, but I think it’s a pretty good list, don’t you? I’ve already signed up for a few more!

Let me know in the comments about any freebies you’ve personally receive or know about, and what favorites you like to take advantage of during your birthday month!

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  1. Not sure if listed… Birthday email subscription: Honey Baked Ham offers a free sandwich. Jason’s Deli offers $5 off sandwich or meal.

  2. Sephora will give you a pretty good size free sample when you sign up for their free beauty insider program!

  3. I’ve always gotten $5 off at DSW the day of. Meatheads is new into town and they let me sign up for their rewards card the day of to get a free burger of my choice!

  4. Firehouse Subs gives you a free sub on your birthday–you don’t have to have a coupon or be on their email club–all you need is your ID!

    1. Thanks for the heads up! We’ve only eaten there once so far, but they were really good subs — I would definitely go again!

  5. What I’ve noticed in the past is that most of local restaurants that offer a membership card tend to reward you with a free meal on your birthday. That’s why it’s always nice to become a member. Couple other stores that give out freebies on birthdays are:

    P.F. Chang – dessert
    Maggiano’s – $10 off birthday coupon
    Caribou Coffee – free coffee
    Ben & Jerry – free ice cream by becoming ChunkSpeluker.

  6. World Market- $10
    Kohl’s- $10
    JCP- $15
    The Body Shop- $10(with their rewards card)
    Teavanna- 2oz loose leaf tea
    Grab your free Starbucks and go shopping! Take a friend that doesn’t know about all of this and their jaw will drop at the end of the day.

  7. My favorite bday freebie is Sephora. You sign up for their beauty insider reward card (not a credit card) and get a beauty freebie in your birthday month. It’s different every year, but always good!

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