Birthday Freebies

You can always find ways to get the best out of your birthday. What more when what you get is for free? Click here to find out more about all the freebies you can get for your birthday!

Birthday Freebies -thanks to the folks at and for putting  together this great list, and thanks teat free on your birthdayo The Budget Diet readers for adding to the list! The offers are amazing! Think BIG, think beyond just a free dessert! You'll find generous offers like a free $30 gift certificate from Benihana or a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast from Denny's!

QUICK NOTE: I’ve noticed that many of these offers not only send you a free coupon on your birthday, but will also send you a coupon the very day you sign up for the club AND at every one year anniversary of you signing up. Throw in all the free coupons they send around your birthday and you can get multiple meals a year for free because most offers do not require that you use them on your birthday.

Many of these offers and coupons are via e-mail, so be sure to sign up in advance. And remember, all deals are subject to location participation. So if you’re standing in the middle of Arby’s screaming for a free milkshake and they aren’t budging, don’t blame me!

Restaurant Birthday Freebies

  • Abuelo's – free dessert
  • Acapulco – free entree
  • Amato's Sandwich Shop – free large Amato's original 9″ cheese pizza or a cheese pazzo bread
  • Arby's- free 12oz. milkshake with any purchase
  • Atlanta Bread Company – free cookie
  • Au Bon Pain – free sandwich or salad
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels – free BOGO coupon for any pretzel item
  • Bakers Square – free slice of pie with any adult entree purchase
  • Baskin Robbins – free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream or a swirl of soft serve
  • Beef ‘O' Brady's – free dessert
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream – free scoop of ice cream plus $3 off an ice cream cake
  • Benihana's Japanese Restaurant – $30 gift certificate
  • BD's Mongolian Grill – free stir-fry meal
  • BJ's Restaurants – free Pizookie dessert
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – free BOGO steak dinner, up to $19.99.
  • Black Bear Diner – free dessert with any food purchase
  • Bonefish Grill – free order of Bang Bang Shrimp or a slice of Jen's Jamaican Coconut Pie
  • Boston Market – free individual dessert with purchase of any create your plate meal
  • Boston's The Gourmet Pizza – free dessert
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – free steak dinner
  • Brio Tuscan Grille – free meal, valued at $15 plus a free $10 appetizer when you sign-up!
  • Bruegger's – free cookie
  • Bruster's – free BOGO coupon for a waffle cone
  • Buca di Beppo – free small appetizer for groups up to 5 or free large appetizer for groups of 6 or more
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – free dessert
  • Captain D's – your choice of a 2 piece fish dinner, fish & shrimp dinner, or season tilapia dinner
  • Caribou Coffee – free drink
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – free dessert with purchase of an entree
  • Carrows – free dessert
  • Cheesecake Factory – let your server know it's your birthday and get free scoop of ice cream
  • Chevys – free entree
  • Chili's – free brownie sundae
  • Country Buffet – $3 off a regular adult dinner
  • Country Kitchen – free dinner entree up to $8 in value with valid ID
  • Culver's – free one-scoop sundae
  • Dairy Queen – BOGO coupon for a free mini, small, or medium blizzard
  • Daphne's Greek Cafe – free entree
  • Del Taco – free premium milkshake
  • Denny's – free Grand Slam breakfast
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit – BOGO coupon for one free BBQ sandwich
  • Dippin' Dots – 10% off an online ice cream order and a free mug or charm with any merchandise offer
  • Einstein Bros Bagels – free breakfast sandwich when you buy any drink
  • El Chicos – free fried ice cream
  • El Torito – free entree
  • Famous Dave's Barbeque – free dessert with the purchase of an entree
  • Fazoli's – free dessert
  • Firehouse Subs – free medium celebratory sub with valid ID
  • Flat Top Grill – free stir fry, however they're planning on changing this to a $5 off coupon
  • Fox and Hound – free BOGO coupon for any entree
  • Friendly's – free single cone with any purchase
  • Fuddruckers – free 1/3 lb. burger
  • Genghis Grill – free birthday bowl
  • Glory Days Grill – free Oreo sliders
  • Gold Star Chili – free meal
  • Gordon Biersch – free BOGO coupon for an entree
  • Great American Cookies – free cookie cake slice with the purchase of a regular soda
  • Hooters – 10 free wings
  • Houlihan's – free menu item up to $15
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill – free grill meal
  • IHOP – free breakfast valued at $7.99
  • Jack in the Box – free dessert with a valid ID and the printable coupon
  • Jason's Deli – $5 off any item
  • Jersey Mike's – free regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink
  • Joe's Crab Shack – free appetizer
  • Juice It Up – free BOGO 24 oz. smoothie
  • Keg Steakhouse and Bar – free 10 oz. Prime Rib classic dinner and caesar salad
  • Keva Juice – free 24 oz. regular blend smoothie
  • La Madeleine – free pastry
  • Logan's Roadhouse – free Nutter Butter Fudgeslide with any entree purchase
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – a delicious free dessert
  • Maggie Moo's – free ice cream cone
  • Marble Slab Creamery – free ice cream cone
  • Marie Callenders – $5 coupon and a free slice of pie
  • McAlister's Deli – $5 coupon
  • Memphis BBQ – free entree up to $20
  • Mimis Cafe – free entree up to $10 value with any $20 check
  • Moe's Southwest Grill – one free entree (excluding fajitas) as well as free chips and salsa
  • Ninety Nine – free dessert
  • Noodles & Company – free bowl of soup
  • Not Your Average Joe's – free entree and dessert
  • O'Charley's – $5 coupon with any $20 food purchase
  • On The Border – free dip trio or brownie sundae
  • Orange Julius – free BOGO 20 oz. Julius or premium fruit smoothie
  • Papa Murphy's – free cookie dough with the purchase of any pizza
  • Planet Smoothie – free small smoothie
  • Ponderosa – free steak dinner
  • Red Lobster – $5 off two adult entrees
  • Red Robin – free Gourmet Burger if you pick up a Red Royalty Card at your local restaurant and then register it online
  • Rita's Italian Ice  or Rita's Water Ice- free regular Italian Ice
  • Romanos Macaroni Grill – free slice of chocolate cake
  • Ruby Tuesday – free handcrafted burger of your choice
  • Schlotzsky's – free small sandwich
  • Shane's Rib Shack – free birthday sandwich
  • Sharis Restaurant – free slice of pie
  • Shula's – free entree on your birthday
  • Smoky Bones – $5 coupon
  • Smoothie King – BOGO coupon for a free 20 oz. smoothie
  • Sonic – free regular creamslush, free medium tator tots, or a free medium drink
  • Souper Salad – free lunch or dinner buffet
  • Spaghetti Warehouse – free spaghetti entree and spumoni sundae
  • Spicy Pickle – free entree
  • Starbucks – free drink
  • Steak ‘n Shake – free Double Steakburger with Cheese ‘n Fries
  • Sticky Fingers – free half-slab of ribs or any other menu item priced up to $13.99
  • Taco Bueno – free cheesecake chimichangas with the purchase of any entree or platter
  • Taco Cabana – free flauta plate, which includes 3 chicken flautas with rice, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and 2 fresh flour tortillas
  • Taco John's – free cini-sopapilla bites
  • TCBY – free small cup of frozen yogurt and $3 off a cake or pie
  • Ted's Montana Grill – free cookie and ice cream dessert
  • Texas De Brazil – free BOGO coupon for a dinner
  • Texas Roadhouse – free appetizer or sidekick of ribs
  • T.G.I. Friday's – free dessert with the purchase of an entree
  • Tony Roma's – free entree up to $15.99
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – free smoothie
  • Waffle House – free waffle
  • Wendy's – $1 off any premium combo
  • Which Wich – free regular Wich (AKA sandwich)
  • Wienerschnitzel – one free corndog
  • Wingstop – free large fresh cut seasoned fries
  • Zaxby's – free nibbler and free meal deal
  • Zoes Kitchen – free BOGO coupon for an entree
  • Z' Tejas – $10 coupon

Retail Birthday Freebies

  • Academy Sports & Outdoors – $5 gift card
  • American Eagle – coupon for 15% off
  • Aveda – free gift up to $24 in value
  • Barnes & Noble – children get a free cupcake or cookie at their cafe
  • Benefit Brow Bar – free brow wax
  • Children's Place – coupon for 15% off
  • Columbia Sportswear – coupon for 20% off
  • Hot Topic – $5 off coupon on a purchase of $30
  • Kmart – children get $5.00 Birthday Bucks, a crown, happy birthday certificate, and Fun Pack with surprise goodies
  • Old Navy – $10 off coupon on a purchase of $50
  • Brunswick Bowling – two free games of bowling
  • Chuck E. Cheese's – 20 free tokens
  • DSW – $5 certificate
  • Harkins Movie Theaters – present your ID at the box office and get a free medium sized popcorn on your birthday
  • Medieval Times – free BOGO admission coupon
  • Sephora – free gift, this year it's a free Sugar Kisses mini lip duo
  • Sport Clips – sign up for their birthday club and receive a free haircut during your birthday month.
  • Swagbucks – 50 free Swagbucks
  • Toys R Us – $3 gift card and a phone call from Geoffrey!
  • Ulta – if your Ulta store has a Benefits Brow Bar, take advantage of a Free Brow Arch ($20 value)
  • Vera Bradley – sign up at your local store and receive a $20 coupon during your birthday month
  • Victoria's Secret – free surprise on your birthday
  • World Market – free surprise on your birthday

Thanks to my friend Terri for sharing this tip about birthday freebies at Disney…if you're going to Disney, there is a birthday button that you get when you pay for your ticket. You can ask for freebies throughout the day (especially wherever you are dining) We were at Disney last weekend (for my husband and son's birthday) and these are the things we got free from EPCOT and Magic Kingdom: free medium coke, free pineapple spear, free Cracker Jack, (2) free chocolate dipped marshmallows, and 1 free bag of gummy bears.

Let's share the wealth! Please leave a comment if you know of any other birthday freebies!

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7 years ago

Izzy’s give you a free meal on your birthday.

7 years ago

Dunkin Donuts gives out a free coffee on your birthday.

9 years ago

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores mail you a postcard for 20% off entire purchase during your birthday month. Must be used in-store only, however.

11 years ago

Godiva sends you a $10 certificate too!!! Gotta love free quality chocolate!! 🙂

11 years ago

P.F. Changs will give you a free dessert with id.

11 years ago

Ipic theatre. On your birthday you get in free for one movie. Just how your Id.

11 years ago

Golden spoon will send coupon via email for free frozen yogurt on birthday and a coupon for 2 free frozen yogurts on your anniversary.

11 years ago

If you’re a member of the World Market Explorer’s Club, they’ll give you a 15% off coupon for your birthday.

11 years ago

Also, at Tucanos, if you sign up it’s BOGO free every year for the month of your birthday and the month after.

11 years ago

I get my hair cut at Sport Clips and they will give you a free basic haircut in your birthday month (gratuity not included).

11 years ago

Just a note about the Disney World freebies (coming from a former Cast Member): It is true that wearing a Birthday Button will often get you perks throughout the day from Cast Members who are feeling nice, but it’s not an official (and thus to-be-expected) way of getting free stuff. Birthday perks are meant to be considered as ‘extra magic’ and, while they are often given out, should never be demanded. Please don’t be one of those rude guests who gets all offended if they don’t get as much free stuff as they’re expecting just because they’re wearing the Birthday Button! 🙂

11 years ago

DSW sends a $5 coupon to you during your birthday month! And so does Kohl’s

11 years ago

Vera Bradley gives you a free $20 coupon on your birthday month =)

11 years ago

Free eyebrow wax at any Benefit brow bar.

11 years ago

Some of your local restaurants offer a free meal on your birthday with another purchase. Two of our chinese buffet places offer this. Starbucks also sends out a coupon for a free drink of your choice on your birthday with a registered gift card.

11 years ago

Victoria Secret sends a $10 certificate on your birthday when you sign up!

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