Hooray! It’s your birthday! Do you know what that means? Free birthday stuff!
We’ve put a list together of places and online websites to get free birthday stuff. Many require you sign up at least seven days before your actual birthday, so make sure to do these in advance. Many retailers also offer coupons or useful discounts for your big day, or even for the entire month! This ranges from restaurants, to shops, and to cosmetics. Get shopping!
Free food on your birthday
No need to buy your own cake, ice cream or even dinner. Instead, chow down on some of these birthday freebies.
99 Restaurants: Join the eClub and receive a special gift on your birthday. You will also get a special offer just for signing up.
A&W All American Food: Join the Mug Club and you’ll get a free root beer float!
Applebee’s: Sign up for the email club, and you’ll get a gift on your special day, ranging from a free appetizer, a free entree or free dessert. A pretty nice surprise! Plus, you get a free appetizer when you sign up initially.
Arby’s: Sign up on the Arby mailing list and you’ll get a free milkshake on your birthday. And just for signing up, you’ll get a coupon for a free drink and french fries when you purchase a signature sandwich.
Au Bon Pain: Join the Eclub and you’ll get a completely free birthday lunch! You’ll also get a cute travel mug just for signing up.
Auntie Annie’s: Get a free pretzel on your birthday by signing up for Pretzel Perks.
Baja Fresh: When you join Club Baja at least four days before your birthday, you’ll receive a special treat for your birthday. Plus, throughout the year, you’ll receive Baja Fresh rewards and promotions.
Baskin Robbins: Join the Birthday Club when creating an account and you’ll get a pretty amazing free scoop of ice cream on your birthday!
bd’s Mongolian Grill: Join Club Mongo and you’ll get a free meal on your birthday, as well as a $5 coupon for signing up!
Ben & Jerry’s: I’ve read that when you sign up for Ben & Jerry’s email club and become a Chunk Spelunker you can get a free scoop of ice cream and $3 off an ice cream cake for your birthday.
Benihana: Teppan cooking is even more fun when it’s free. When you join The Chef’s Table at Benihana, you’ll receive a $30 birthday gift certificate that you can use during your birthday month.
Biggby Coffee: Take a seat in the B Happy Lounge and receive a free drink on your birthday.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Join the Black Angus Prime Club and receive a free dessert. You’ll also get a free steak dinner on the first anniversary of joining the club.
Bojangle’s: The Bojangle’s E-Club features a free half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with purchase when you sign up. Then on your birthday, receive a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with purchase.
BurgerFi: BurgerFi’s Rewards Program offers rewards members points for spending and also gives members special birthday rewards.
California Pizza Kitchen: The CPK Rewards club is tiered, so the more you spend, the better your rewards. The same goes for birthday rewards. You’ll receive a free dessert no matter what, but if you spend enough at CPK throughout the year, you can be upgraded to a free entrée.
Cantina Laredo: Join the Cantina Laredo e-club and receive a free dessert on your birthday. You’ll also get a free appetizer just for signing up.
Caribou Coffee: Happy Bouday! Sign up for Caribou Perks for a free treat on your birthday. The only caveat, you have to be an active Perks member.
The Cheesecake Factory: Tell your server it’s your birthday and you’ll get a free birthday sundae.
Chick-fil-a: Joining the Chick-fil-a One program offers several benefits including a birthday reward.
Chili’s: My Chili’s Rewards is a great way to enjoy your birthday with a free dessert.
Corner Bakery Café: Join the eClub and receive a free dessert on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: More than 4 million people can’t be wrong! DQ Blizzard Fan Club doesn’t just tell you about the Blizzard of the month, but it also gets you a free small blizzard on your birthday.
Del Taco: Become a raving fan of Del Taco and get rewarded. The burrito chain promises Raving Fan eClub members a free premium shake on their birthday.
Denny’s: When you join the Denny’s Rewards program, you receive many perks including a “delicious birthday gift” each year.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Join the Dickey’s Big Yellow Cup Club and receive several perks including details on in-store events, promotions, and deals. There are also reports of a gift on your birthday.
Dippin’ Dots: Talk about a brain freeze. The Dippin’ Dots Dot Crazy Email Club offers you a free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.
Dunkin’ Donuts: As a member of DD Perks you’ll get a free drink on your birthday!
Edible Arrangements: Everything’s better when it’s dipped in chocolate! Edible Arrangements will send you a free box of chocolate dipped fruit on your birthday when you meet certain terms and conditions. Just join Edible Rewards for more details.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: When you join Einstein Bros. Bagels Schmear Society, you receive several yummy perks including a bagel and shmear with purchase just for signing up and an egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday!
El Pollo Loco: Get a little crazy on your birthday with the Loco Rewards app. In addition to earning points every time you eat at El Pollo Loco, you also receive a gift on your birthday.
Famous Dave’s: Become a part of the Famous Nation and receive many treats including a “tasty gift for your birthday”.
Firehouse Subs: When you sign up for the Firehouse Subs Rewards program, you receive a free medium sub on your birthday or within the following six days. You need to sign up before your birthday to receive the gift.
Genghis Grill: When you join Genghis Grill Email Club you receive coupons, a free appetizer or dessert when you sign up and a gift on your birthday.
Godiva: You receive a pretty rich reward when you celebrate your birthday with Godiva Rewards Club, a birthday chocolate every year, plus free chocolate every month.
The Habit Burger Grill: Join the Char Club and receive a special treat on your birthday.
Hard Rock Café: Hard Rock Rewards offers you discounts on meals, hotel stays, and purchases at the Hard Rock shop. When you join, you’ll receive a special gift on your birthday.
Houlihan’s: Joining the Houlihan’s email list has never been so fun. You receive $10 just for joining and a birthday card you can eat (a free entrée). You also get other swag throughout the year.
IHOP: Become part of the Pancake Revolution and you’ll get a delicious stack of free pancakes on your birthday. You’ll also receive a free stack of pancakes on the anniversary of your signing up.
Islands: Join Islands Tiki Link and receive a gift on your birthday. Plus, when you sign up, you receive a $5 coupon.
Jack in the Box: Sign up and you’ll get some free birthday tacos.
Jamba Juice: When you join the Jamba Juice Rewards program, you’ll get a free smoothie on your birthday plus loads of other discounts, coupons and point perks.
Jersey Mike’s: Your birthday won’t be sub-standard when you enjoy a free sub courtesy of Jersey Mike’s. Join the email club and get a free birthday sub every year on your birthday.
Krispy Kreme: When you join the Krispy Kreme Rewards program, Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut of your choosing on your birthday.
La Madeleine: When you sign on for the La Madeleine rewards, you receive surprise rewards and a birthday bakery treat.
Lennys Grill and Subs: Become a VIP Rewards member and receive great perks like a free 7.5” sub on your birthday and a free drink and chips when you sign up.
Marble Slab Creamery: The Slab Happy Rewards offer you great deals year-round and especially on your birthday. Get a $5 reward when you make your first purchase and then get special treats on your birthday and anniversary.
Noodles & Company: When you join the Noodles Rewards, you receive a gift on your birthday. Plus, the more often you eat there, the better your perks are.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Nothing bundt the best for your birthday. The Nothing Bundt Cakes email list gets you’re a free bundtlet on your birthday. Yummy.
O’Charley’s: Oh my! When you join O’Charley’s O’Club you receive a free surprise on your birthday. Plus, a free appetizer just for signing up.
Olive Garden: Olive Garden eClub members will receive a free dessert or appetizer when they join the eClub family. Join on or around your birthday and you’ll get to use that perk for a night out.
On the Border: This may be the cheesiest gift of all. When you join On the Border’s Club Cantina, you receive a free bowl of queso or sopapillas. You’ll also get a free bowl of queso on your birthday and the anniversary of you signing up.
P.F. Chang’s: Forget takeout, dine in. P.F. Chang’s rewards will give you a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday.
Panera: When you join MyPanera, you’ll get a free treat on your birthday.
Peet’s Coffee: Bottoms up at Peet’s. Join the Peetniks Rewards and you can celebrate your birthday with your favorite beverage, any size, on the house.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: Join MyPerkins and receive 20% off your purchase. Plus, you get a gift on your birthday.
Pinkberry: Get yourself a Pink Card and get a free frozen yogurt for every 10 purchases, plus a free one on your birthday.
Pizza Express: Forget apple pie when you can get a piece of pizza pie instead. Pizza Express promises you a birthday surprise when you sign up for the company’s email club.
Planet Smoothie: Your smoothie is on the house. Join Planet Smoothie’s eClub and receive a free smoothie on your birthday.
Red Lobster: Connect with the My Red Lobster Rewards club and receive a special gift via email on your birthday.
Red Robin: Get treated like royalty on your birthday at Red Robin. Receive a free burger during a visit on your birthday month.
Rita’s: Join Rita’s Birthday Club and get a free treat on your birthday.
Ruby Tuesday: Get connected with Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected email club. You get a free appetizer with purchase when you sign up and a coupon for a free burger or a free garden entrée on your birthday.
Sbarro: Become a part of the Slice Society and receive a free XL New York slice when you buy a beverage within 24 hours of joining. You’ll also get a free surprise on your birthday.
Shari’s: Receive a free slice of pie on your birthday and just for signing up when you join Shari’s Rewards.
Sonny’s BBQ: Join the ‘Q Crew and receive rewards perks like a gift on your birthday.
Sprinkles: When you’re a frequent buyer at Sprinkles, the birthday rewards pile up. The Sprinkles Perks program gives you a free cupcake on your birthday. If you stop by more than 40 times a year, you can get a free baker’s dozen of cupcakes on your birthday.
Starbucks: As a Starbucks Rewards club member, you receive a free treat on your birthday.
Steak ‘n Shake: When you join the eClub, you receive a free Double ‘n Cheese ‘n Fries. You’ll also get a free specialty milkshake on your birthday.
Taco Bueno: Become a part of the Buenohead email club and receive a delicious surprise in your inbox on your birthday.
Waffle House: When you become a regular at the Waffle House, you’ll get a free waffle on your birthday.
Wing Stop: Take flight with Wing Stop’s Club and receive a gift on your birthday.
Yogurt Mountain: No FOMO when you join the YOMO Club. Just text Yogurt Mountain during your birthday month and receive a text message with a coupon for a free yogurt.
Zaxby’s: Get a free Nibbler on your birthday when you join Zaxby’s email and text club.
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Free birthday beauty supplies
And to help you get dolled up for your big day, snag some of these free beauty supplies. Most of them will be mailed right to your door on your birthday.
Aveda: Join Aveda’s Pure Privilege and you’ll get a free birthday surprise gift valued at $23.
Bare Minerals: They have a rewards program where you’ll get personalized gifts, VIP rewards, promo codes and even a special something your special day.
Benefit Cosmetics: As a registered member you get special discounts and promotions all year round, as well as exclusive birthday gifts! Just remember, this is a company based in the United Kingdom, so shipping may cost you a little more.
Bliss: The Bliss Blue Rewards program offers you several rewards including a birthday surprise!
Clarins: Stamp your Passport to Beauty with Clarins. Become a member and receive a free birthday treat.
CVS: When you join the CVS ExtraCare BeautyClub, you receive a special gift on your birthday. You also get an extra $3 in rewards when you buy $30 or more in beauty products and special discounts just for being a club member.
Kiehl’s: The more you spend with Kiehl’s Rewards, the more you get back in free stuff. All members receive a free lip balm on their birthday, but extremely loyal Kiehl’s shoppers receive a travel size gift.
Lancome: If you sign up for Lancome’s rewards program, you receive many perks including free shipping and early access to new releases. Plus, rewards club members receive a gift on their birthday.
NYX Professional Makeup: Become a part of the Makeup Crew and receive a special gift on your birthday and special offers on your signup anniversary.
Sephora: When you sign up you can receive a set of mini products all for free online, on the day of your birthday.
Tarte Cosmetics: Tarte Rewards will reward you for shopping with an exclusive birthday gift.
Places to get free stuff on your birthday
Let these companies make you feel special on your birthday. Each of them has a very special birthday gift for you on your big day.
1-800-Flowers: It’s not a birthday gift, but if you sign up for 1-800-Flowers Celebrations Passport on your birthday, you can turn it into one. The passport gets you a free anniversary gift for every year you’re a member.
AMC: As a member of the AMC Stubs you get a free popcorn and fountain drink. You, of course, have to buy the movie ticket yourself.
Dave and Busters: Dave and Buster’s used to give away $10 of gameplay when you join the Rewards Club. There’s nothing on the site about it now, but that doesn’t mean it’s still not available. Plus, it’s free to join the club, so nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Kohl’s: The Yes2You Rewards program at Kohl’s rewards you with several coupons, discounts and more. Plus, on your birthday, you get a gift!
Medieval Times: Whether you’re 13 or 33, a night out at Medieval Times is fun. When you join the Birthday Fellowship, you’ll receive a free admission your first time there. Plus, you’ll get a birthday surprise.
Redbox: If you’re a member of the free Redbox Play Pass program, you’ll get a free rental on your birthday. If you rent enough from Redbox, you may even qualify for two free rentals on your birthday.
Victoria’s Secret: There are plenty of perks when you get the Victoria’s Secret Angel Card. You’ll get $10 on your birthday month as an Angel, or $15 as an Angel Forever member. If you’re an Angel VIP and Angel Forever member, you’ll also receive a half-birthday gift.
Free birthday coupons
It’s not the free stuff you were hoping for, but a discount is better than nothing. The following stores offer you free coupons or rewards for shopping on your birthday.
American Eagle: When you join AEO Connected at American Eagle Outfitters, you’ll receive a 15% coupon at the beginning of your birthday month. That means as long as you shop on your birthday month, you’ll receive a discount on your purchase.
Anthropologie: Log on and join the AnthroPerks club and receive several special loyalty promotions, including “a special treat to celebrate your birthday month.”
Best Buy: Members of the My Best Buy program receive free shipping, reward points, and a special gift for your birthday.
The Body Shop: When you join the Love Your Body Club, you’ll receive a $10 coupon on your birthday.
Cold Stone Creamery: When you join the My Cold Stone Club, you receive many perks including a buy one, get one free creation coupon on your birthday.
Cost Plus World Market: Take part in the World Market Rewards program and receive a surprise offer on your birthday.
DSW: Why not treat yourself to a new pair of shoes on your birthday? DSW gives its VIP members a $5 off coupon to spend during their birthday month.
Dunn Brothers Coffee: Start your birthday morning off right with a steaming cup of coffee. The Dunn Brothers Rewards App gives you a $5 coupon to use towards a birthday coffee.
Famous Footwear: Famously You Rewards offers you great perks including discounts, coupons and a $5 off coupon on your birthday.
Friendly’s: Share your birthday love with your friends. Friendly’s birthday deal includes a $3 off coupon for a birthday ice cream cake.
Fuddrucker’s: The Fudds Club promises several cool promotions and discounts including a BOGO burger coupon for your birthday.
J. Crew:Plenty of perks when you join J. Crew’s Factory First club, not only do you get discounts year-round, but you also receive 20% off and free shipping on your birthday.
Jason’s Deli: When you sign up for Jason’s Deli’s email club, you receive many perks including a $5 coupon for your birthday.
Marie Callender’s: Join the eClub and receive great deals year-round, plus special promotions on your birthday and wedding anniversary.
The Melting Pot: Take a dip into Club Fondue and receive six Signature Dipped Strawberries when you register. You’ll also receive a birthday voucher for use on your birthday.
Menchie’s: If frozen yogurt is your deal, then Menchie’s is where you want to be on your birthday. Joining the rewards program earns you points every time you shop as well as a $5 reward on your birthday.
Orange Leaf: Snag some Fro-yo for your birthday thanks to the Orange Leaf Ounce Back Rewards. The program includes a $3 coupon on your birthday and a $1 coupon on your cardiversary.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant: Get The Hook Up at RA Sushi Bar and Restaurant and receive a $20 gift card on your birthday and half-birthday.
Seasons 52: Join the wine bar’s email club and receive special offers as well as a special gift on your birthday.
Ulta Beauty: Join the Ultamate rewards program. When you spend $450 in a calendar year, you’ll receive a $10 birthday coupon.
Wienerschnitzel: Join the Weiner Lover’s Club and get a free coupon every year on your birthday.
Free birthday stuff for kids
No reason the kiddos can’t get in on the birthday fun. The following places offer free birthday gifts for kids.
Barnes & Noble: The bookstore chain promises a free cupcake for kids on their birthday. All they have to do is sign up for the club.
Chuck E. Cheese: Your kid can spend the day with Chuck E. Cheese and the rest of his friends, thanks to the More Cheese Rewards club. Not only do you get something for your little one’s birthday, but also his or her half birthday.
Petco: Okay, this one isn’t for your kids but your pet kids. Petco will give PalsRewards members a gift on their pet’s birthday.