Your birthday is a special day in your life. You may not know that in addition to the various gifts you can expect from your family and friends, there are also restaurants and other venues that will also give you free “gifts.”
You will find that these various companies will give you various coupons, free drinks, and food. And all because it’s your birthday!
Some companies will give you these coupons or discounts only on your birthday, and some companies will give you that coupon or discount for the entire month of your birthday, which should give you plenty of time for you to plan your strategy.
Maybe these won’t save you that much money, but really who doesn’t like free things, and especially for their birthday?
And we’ve taken all of the guesswork out of this and compiled this ultimate list for you to follow and check off all the places one by one. that now we’re going to give you a few places to go and get some cool and beautiful things for your birthday.
So take the time for your birthday, neglect that day at the gym or any other workout, and set off on your birthday walk.
Make sure you bookmark this post (Ctrl+D) and share this with your peeps so that they can get some of this free birthday food too!
We’ve categorized and alphabetized this list for you and will update when any new places make the cut.
Soooooo without further ado, here’s the list!
Food and Drink
99 Restaurants – Register for their email club, the Ninety Nine E-Club, for a special treat on your birthday. As a member of their free E-Club, Ninety Nine Restaurants will give you a free dessert!
Abuelo’s – Mexican food lovers, I would like to inform you that for your birthday, be sure to visit Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant. In addition to the variety of specialties this restaurant offers, you can get a fantastic gift, and all you have to do is sign up for the Abuelo Rewards program and receive a free birthday dinner with the purchase of another entree.
Arby’s – Get a free small shake with any purchase.
Auntie Anne’s – Download and register in their app and for your birthday you will get a FREE Pretzel!
Baja Fresh – Register for Baja Fresh Mexican Grill’s email club, Club Baja, so that you can get a delicious free burrito!
Barnes and Noble – If you have a child, join the B&N Kids’ Club and take him to Barnes & Noble on his birthday and your child will receive a free cupcake from their cafe. This is another free way to give your child a smile with a tasty treat. Plus, also educate him or her on the importance of reading.
Baskins Robbins – Join the Birthday Club at Baskin-Robbins and get a free ice cream email on your birthday and a special discount on a birthday cake.
BDs Mongolian BBQ – Join Club Mongo for a free meal e-coupon on your birthday.
Benihana– Join the Chef’s Table and get a $30 gift card in your birthday month.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Free mini-Pizookie dessert coupon with email signup.
Black Angus Steakhouse – Sign up for their Prime Club for a free steak dinner on your birthday with the purchase of a second entree. Plus, you get a free dessert for signing up!
Black Bear Diner – Free meal on your birthday with Bear Lovers E-Club membership, and get free coffee and a bear claw when you join.
Blimpie – Join their eClub for a free 6″ sub coupon for your birthday.
Bob Evans – Children ages 12 and younger can get a free kids’ meal when they sign up for the Bob Evans’ Kid Times Birthday Club. You’ll need to purchase an adult entree, but it can be a fun breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Bojangles – Join their E-Club and get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with purchase. You’ll also get a coupon for a free 1/2 gallon of Legendary Iced Tea.
Bonefish Grill – Get a free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer or dessert for your birthday when you sign up for their Insider Rewards Program.
Boston Market – Sign up to get a free dessert with your next purchase and a special offer on your birthday!
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza – Join their rewards program for a free Flatbread on your birthday.
Bonanza Steakhouse – Sign up for their eClub for a coupon for one free steak or buffet with the purchase of another entree or buffet.
Brio Tuscan Grille – Sign up for their e-offers for more information.
Bruegger’s – Get an emailed coupon for a free bagel on your birthday with signup.
Buca di Beppo – Celebrate your birthday with a free colossal brownie sundae when you are signed up for their E-club.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Ask about a free dessert on your birthday.
Cafe 50’s – Free meal on your birthday for Frequent Dining Club Members. Free to sign-up and lots of year-round perks.
California Pizza Kitchen – Be sure to join their rewards program, CPK Rewards. As a member, you will get a free Birthday Dessert. The offer will automatically be loaded to your account and is redeemable the entire month of your birthday. The offer will be upgraded to a free Birthday Entree when you reach 150+ points.
Caribou Coffee – Free birthday treat for active Caribou Perks members.
Carrows – Sign up for birthday promotions, get a free dessert just for signing up!
Checkers – Free large fry with any purchase when you sign up for “The Flavorhood” exclusive email list.
The Cheesecake Factory – Let your server know it’s your birthday and receive a small cup of ice cream accompanied by singing!
Chevys Fresh Mex – Join their e-club for special birthday offers and a free appetizer for signing up!
Chili’s – Free treat on your birthday and other rewards from signing up.
Cinnabon – Free baked good (a choice of cinnabon stix, cinnasweeties or cinnabon bites) as well as a minibon cinnamon roll when you sign up for Club Cinnabon.
Coldstone Creamery – Sign up to get BOGO ice cream on your birthday.
Country Kitchen – Join the E-club, and you’ll get a free birthday surprise.
Cracker Barrel– Tell your server it’s your birthday and they usually bring you a free dessert (may vary by server or location).
Culver’s – Free birthday sundae with signup.
Dairy Queen – Free Blizzard coupon on your birthday.
Daphne’s Greek Cafe – Earn an extra $5 on your birthday.
Del Taco – Free premium milkshake on your birthday when you sign up.
Denny’s – It’s your birthday, start it by going to Denny’s and let your birthday start with the perfect Denny’s breakfast. That’s completely free!
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Get a special deal for your birthday when you sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club.
Dippin’ Dots – Free small cup of Dippin’ Dots with email coupon on your birthday.
Dunkin’ Donuts – A free medium beverage of your choice when you sign up for DD Perks Reward Program. (You’ll also get a free beverage on you birthday after you sign up.)
Eat’n Park – Join Eat’n Park’s Smiley’s Email Club and receive a coupon for a free dessert for your birthday.
Einstein Bros Bagels – Free breakfast sandwich with purchase for your birthday (valid for 14 days).
El Chicos – Sign up and get a coupon on your birthday for a free dessert.
El Torito – Sign up to get a special gift for your birthday and a free app with two adult entrees just for signing up.
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Sign up to get a special offer on your birthday.
Fazoli’s – Sign up to receive a birthday treat coupon.
Flat Top Grill – Sign up and get a special coupon on your birthday.
Fox and Hound – Sign up for their MVP program and get a reward on your birthday.
Friendly’s – Sign up for their BFF Club and get $3 off ice cream cakes for your birthday along with other tasty benefits.
Fuddruckers – Sign up to get a special birthday coupon.
Genghis Grill – Get a free appetizer or dessert if you’ve been less than 3 times in a year. Regulars get a free bowl.
Glory Days Grill – Sign up for the MVP club to get a free treat coupon for your birthday.
Gold Star Chili – Free meal coupon on your birthday when you sign up for their eClub.
Gordon Biersch – Sign up to get a birthday e-gift loaded directly onto your account.
Great American Cookie – Get a free cookie surprise when you sign up for CookiE-mail.
Hof’s Hut-Sign up for the preferred guest program and get a free gift on your birthday.
Hometown Buffet – Sign up to received food discounts on your birthday.
Hooters – Get free food on your birthday and a whole host of other great rewards with email signup.
Houlihan’s – Free meal on your birthday with sign up.
HuHot Mongolian Grill – Sign up for their Hot Club to get a free birthday meal.
Iguana Mia– Free entrée up to $18 value, free fried ice cream, and free picture of yourself in a sombrero on their website. Must show ID.
IHOP – Join MyHop to get free pancakes when you sign up, on your birthday and the anniversary of when you signed up.
Jason’s Deli – Join their Real, Good List and get a $5 coupon on your birthday.
Jersey Mike’s – Free sub & drink coupon valid for your birthday with email sign up.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Sign up for their newsletter and get an email for free cake on your birthday.
Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger on your next visit AND on your birthday for signing up.
Juice It Up – Smooth eClub Members will get a coupon for a BOGO free smoothie on their birthday.
Keg Steakhouse and Bar – Sign up at least a month before your birthday and get a coupon for a free steak.
Krispy Kreme – Free donuts on your birthday! This varies by location, call ahead to be sure.
la Madeleine – Sign up to get a coupon for a free pastry for your birthday.
Larry’s Giant Subs – Free 8″ sub on your birthday. Must show ID.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Sign up for their road crew and get $5 off your next purchase and a special offer for your birthday.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Sign up for the eClub and get a free dessert on your birthday and a free appetizer just for signing up.
Maggianos – Sign up to get a coupon for $10 off for your birthday. You also get $10 off just for signing up.
Marble Slab Creamery – Sign up for a free ice cream cone coupon for your birthday (We’ve also heard that it might only be free if you purchase another cone).
Marie Callendar’s – Sign up for Marie Callender’s E-Club so that you can start your special day off with a free birthday Magnificent Six Breakfast. That’s 2 eggs, 2 pancakes and 2 bacon or sausage – for FREE!
McAlister’s Deli – Sign up to get a birthday surprise on the app.
Mimis Cafe – Sign up for their eClub and get a free birthday treat.
Netwick’s – Eat for free on your birthday. Must show ID.
Noodles & Company – Subscribe to their eClub and get a coupon for a free dish on your birthday.
Not Your Average Joe’s – Free birthday entree email when you sign up for their email.
O’Charley’s – Sign up to receive special promotions for your birthday.
Old Country Buffet – Join their eClub to get a BOGO free adult buffet dinner.
Olive Garden – Join their e-club and receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. Bring it to a store near you and apply any time during your birthday month!
On The Border – Sign up to receive free queso on your next visit, your birthday and the anniversary of when you sign up.
Orange Julius – BOGO drink coupon for your birthday with signup.
Outback – Get a kid-size vanilla sundae with chocolate syrup during your birthday month after download the rewards app.
Panera Bread – A free pastry available that day. Just Join “MyPanera” rewards.
P.F. Chang’s – Free dessert or appetizer for your birthday. Must be signed up before your birthday month.
Perkins – Join MyPerkins to get a “special gift” for your birthday.
Planet Smoothie – Free small smoothie birthday email when you sign up.
Ponderosa – Join their eClub and on your birthday you’ll receive a coupon for a free steak dinner with the purchase of another buffet or steak dinner.
Portillo’s – Join the Portillo’s Birthday Club to get a free slice of chocolate cake on your birthday.
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Free burrito on your birthday when you sign up.
Red Lobster – Free special offer on your birthday.
Red Robin – Free Gourmet Burger with a Red Robin Royalty Card. (Varies by location)
Rita’s Italian Ice – Sign up to receive a coupon on your birthday for a free Italian ice.
Romanos Macaroni Grill – Sign up for their newsletter and get a free piece of cake on your birthday plus $5 off your next visit when you first sign up.
Ruby Tuesday – Free birthday burger when you sign up for their email.
Ryan’s – Join the eClub and get a coupon for a free adult buffet with the purchase of another adult buffet.
Sbarro – Join Sbarro’s eclub to get a surprise on your birthday.
Schlotzsky’s – Become a member of their rewards program and get a special offer for your birthday.
Shari’s Cafe – Sign up for Shari’s Rewards and receive a free slice of pie for your birthday.
SmashBurger – Sip on a free flavored shake or opt for a free side with any purchase after you sign up for the smashclub rewards. Flavors include: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate oreo, butterfinger or birthday cake. Smashclub coupon must be presented in-store.
Smokey Bones – Sign up for their Bones Club and get a free slice of cake for your birthday.
Smoothie King – Sign up to receive a free smoothie coupon for your birthday.
Souper Salad – Sign up for their Souper Fresh Club to get a free lunch or dinner coupon for your birthday.
Sonic – A free medium slush or medium drink.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Join the Spaghetti Warehouse Club to receive a free spaghetti meal for your birthday.
Spicy Pickle – Sign up to get a free meal of your choice for your birthday with the purchase of a drink.
Starbucks – If you are someone who enjoys drinking coffee, then I would recommend that the first of many stops for your birthday be Starbucks. For your birthday, Starbucks offers up a free drink. All you have to do is sign up for the Starbucks Rewards program a week before your birthday. Since there is no limit to the size of the item for your birthday at Starbucks, you will have a rather difficult and large choice to make.
Steak ‘n Shake – Join their Email Club to receive a FREE Double ’n Cheese ’n Fries coupon for joining, and a free milkshake on your birthday.
Taco Bueno – Sign up and receive a coupon for a free cheesecake chimichangas with the purchase of any entree.
Taco Cabana – Join their eClub to get a free birthday surprise. You also get a free quesadilla just for signing up.
Ted’s Montana Grill – Free cookie and ice cream dessert on your birthday with sign up.
Texas De Brazil – Subscribe to their e-club for a free dinner coupon for your birthday.
Texas Roadhouse – Sign up and receive a coupon for a free appetizer and a free birthday surprise.
T.G.I. Friday’s – Subscribe and receive a coupon for a free dessert with the purchase of an entree for your birthday.
Tony Roma’s – Become a member of their eClub and get a coupon for a free entree up to $15.99.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Become a Tropical Rewards Member and special perks for your birthday.
Waffle House – Join their Regulars Club to get a free birthday waffle.
Western Sizzlin’ – Eat for free on your birthday.
Which Wich – Subscribe to their Vibe Club to get a free sandwich on your birthday.
Wienerschnitzel – Sign up for their specials and get info about birthday coupons.
Wingstop – Join their club to get a free gift on your birthday.
Zoe’s Kitchen – Join Zoes’ email list and get a free birthday entrée. More freebies and BOGO deals available post-sign up.
Z’Tejas – Sign up for the Z Tejas newsletter and get a special birthday offer.
Do you know of any other restaurants that offer free food for the birthday boy or girl? Leave us a comment below and we will add it to our list!
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