Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday
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Most of us get excited when our birthday rolls around each year. That is because it is our time to be celebrated, doted on, eat some great food and maybe even get a present or two. All for just getting one year older! But, just to make your day even better, there are also a ton of birthday freebies floating around out there, just waiting for you to grab them.

This is one of my absolute favorite parts of my birthday each year. Trying to find all of the great birthday freebies around me is similar to a big, giant, board game. So, let the games begin!

Types of Birthday Freebies

Even if you happen to get some great presents for your birthday, it’s an added bonus to all of the freebies thrown your way. But just how many different types of birthday freebies are there just waiting to be snatched up?

And the answer is: A LOT!

Here are the many different types of birthday freebies that you may be able to find near you:

  • Sit Down Restaurants – sometimes they offer a free drink, appetizer, dessert or a whole meal
  • Fast Food Restaurants – could be a free sandwich or main course, a side or a drink
  • Physical Retail Stores – a free item or a large discount
  • Online Retailers – free shipping, free item, a significant discount
  • Movie Theaters – usually free concession of some sort, or possibly a free movie ticket
  • Theme Parks – free admission/heavily discounted admission or free concession

The categories are pretty broad, but each one has a multitude of different retailers offering up birthday specials to you. For most of these deals, you will need to be signed up for their membership club ahead of time. So if your birthday is soon, you better get going!

Free Restaurant Meals

As people who don’t go out to eat very often, because we are sticking to a fairly tight budget, this is the one time a year we are fine with splurging. This is especially true when we can find restaurant meals that are free!

Here are some of the restaurants we have found offering birthday freebies:

A – C

Related: 62 Places Where Kids Eat Free

D – N

O – Z

  • O’Charley’s: O Club members get a free dessert (usually a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream).
  • Olive Garden: E-club members get a free appetizer or dessert.
  • On the Border: Club Cantina members get free queso dip.
  • Orange Julius: Julius League members get BOGO of their choice.
  • Orange Leaf: Rewards members receive a $3 coupon.
  • Panda Express: Email club members get a free entree.
  • Panera: Rewards members get a free sandwich or salad.
  • Peet’s Coffee: Peetnik Rewards members get a free beverage.
  • Pei Wei: Wei Rewards members get a free entree.
  • Perkins: MyPerkins members get a free dessert.
  • PF Chang’s: Rewards members get a free dessert.
  • Pinkberry: PinkCard members get a free frozen yogurt.
  • Pita Pit: Pita Pack Rewards club members get a free pita.
  • Pizza Express: Email registrants get a free birthday slice of pizza.
  • Pizza Hut: Hut Rewards members get a free slice of pizza.
  • Planet Smoothie: E-club members get a free smoothie.
  • Qdoba: Rewards member’s gift varies annually, but most recently a free cookie.
  • Ra Sushi: Email program members receive a $20 gift card.
  • Red Lobster: Rewards members get free soup, shrimp cocktail or dessert.
  • Red Mango: Club Mango members receive a $5 coupon.
  • Red Robin: Royalty members get a free burger.
  • Rita’s: Birthday club members get a free shaved ice.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Email club members get a free garden bar entree or burger.
  • Sbarro: Slice society members get a free slice of pizza with drink purchase.
  • Seasons 52: E-club members get a free meal.
  • Shari’s Cafe: Rewards members get a free slice of pie.
  • Smokey Bones: Bones Club members get a free dessert.
  • Sonic: Sign up for a free Sonic treat of your choice.
  • Sonny’s BBQ: Rewards members get a free Big Deal Meal.
  • Souper Salad: Fresh Club members get a free meal.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse: Warehouse club members get a free meal.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles Perks members get a free cupcake.
  • Starbucks: Rewards members get a free drink or treat of your choice.
  • Steak ‘n Shake: E-club members get a free menu item.
  • Subway: MyWay rewards members get a free fountain drink, bag of chips or 2 cookies.
  • Taco Bueno: Buenohead email club members get a free taco.
  • TCBY: Loyalty members get a free frozen yogurt.
  • Texas Roadhouse: Email club members get a free appetizer or sidekick of ribs.
  • TGI Friday’s: Rewards members get a free dessert.
  • Tijuana Flats: Flathead members get a free dessert.
  • Tony Roma’s: Email club members get a free entree.
  • Tucanos: Join Club Tucanos for a free birthday meal.
  • Uno Chicago Grill: Uno Insider’s Club members get a free dessert.
  • Waffle House: Waffle House Regulars get a free waffle.
  • Wienerschnitzel: Weiner Lovers Club members get a free hot dog.
  • Wing Stop: The Club members get free wings.
  • Yogurt Mountain: YOMO Club members get free frozen yogurt.
  • Zaxby’s: Email club members get a free Nibbler.

Retail Freebies

If you are more into free stuff than free food, don’t worry. There are plenty of retail options for birthday freebies also. In fact, you could really just combine the restaurant and retail freebies and really make out like a birthday bandit.

Here are the great retail birthday freebies we found:

  • American Eagle: Shoppers who sign up for AEO Connected get 15% the entire month of their birthday.
  • Anthropologie: Members get a 15% discount on their birthday.
  • Aveda: Rewards members get free full-size salon products, up to $23 value, or a free relaxation service on your birthday.
  • Banana Republic: Registrants receive a $15 coupon.
  • bareMinerals: FAB members get a free gift that rotates annually.
  • Bebe: Rewards members receive a gift that varies depending upon membership level.
  • Best Buy: Members receive 10% off purchases.
  • Charming Charlie: Charm Club reward members receive a $5 gift card.
  • Clarins: Members get a free full-size product.
  • Columbia: Loyalty Program members get 20% off.
  • The Container Store: Rewards members get a free sticky pad set.
  • CVS: Members get a gift that varies annually.
  • Dave & Buster’s: Rewards members receive $5 in free gameplay.
  • DSW: DSW VIPs receive a $5 gift certificate.
  • E.L.F.: Beauty Squad members get a free beauty kit with $25 purchase.
  • Famous Footwear: Members receive $10 gift certificate.
  • GameStop: Rewards members’ gift varies annually, but most recently 20% off any pre-owned game.
  • IKEA: Ikea Family members receive a $15 coupon plus a free meal.
  • J Crew Factory Outlet: Email club members receive 20% off.
  • JCPenney: Rewards members’ gift varies, but most recently a $10 coupon.
  • Journeys Kidz: Birthday Club members receive a 15% off coupon.
  • Kendra Scott: Registrants receive 25% off fine jewelry or 50% off anything else.
  • Kiehl’s: Rewards members get a free lip balm or travel-size product.
  • Kirkland’s: K Club members receive a 25% off coupon.
  • Kohl’s: Rewards members receive a $10 gift card.
  • Macy’s: Members receive a 15% – 25% off coupon, depending upon member level.
  • Medieval Times: The birthday guest gets free admission.
  • NYX Cosmetics: Makeup Crew members’ gift varies annually, but free cosmetics.
  • Old Navy: Registrants usually receive $10 off, but the gift varies.
  • Pier 1 Imports: Rewards members receive a 10% off coupon.
  • Redbox: Members get a free rental, or two, depending on the level.
  • Regal Cinemas: Regal Crown Club members get free small popcorn and admission.
  • Sephora: The Beauty Insider gift varies annually, but usually a cosmetic of some sort.
  • Showcase Cinemas: StarPass members get free regular popcorn.
  • Tarte Cosmetics: Rewards members’ gift varies annually, but it is usually free cosmetics.
  • Ulta: Ultamate Rewards members get free moisturizing cream.
  • Urban Decay: Beauty Junkies get free cosmetics.
  • Urban Outfitters: Reward members receive a 20% off coupon.
  • Victoria’s Secret: Angels receive a $10 – $15 coupon, depending upon member level.
  • White House Black Market: Rewards members receive a $10 gift card.
  • World Market: Rewards members’ gift varies annually, but most recently a $10 coupon code.

Online Birthday Bonuses

As if there weren’t a ton of bonuses to choose from already. There happen to be just a few more that are online only, so don’t forget about those.

  • 100% Pure: Rewards members receive 500 bonus points.
  • Carol’s Daughter: Members get a free full-size product of their choice.
  • Disney Movie: Registrants receive 100 free points.
  • Smashbox: Registrants get a free makeup gift set and discount code.
  • Swagbucks: Members receive 55 SB towards any gift card.

Birthday Freebie Bonanza

In case you couldn’t tell, just by looking at the list, there are a ton of food/drink birthday freebies! While this is pretty great stuff, there is simply no way that you can take full advantage of all of these options. So the biggest dilemma seems to be which birthday freebies should you go after.

The question is ultimately up to you, your physical location and how much time you have to devote to this game on the day of your birth. No matter what though, you will come out with some great stuff if you just plan ahead a little bit.

Which birthday freebies are your favorite to take advantage of?

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