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50 Places That Will Give Out Free Stuff For Customers’ Birthdays

Shannon February 26, 2019

Birthdays are the one day of the year when it is totally acceptable to treat ourselves to anything our heart desires. Thankfully, businesses seem to agree with that sentiment. Here are 50 places you can go on your birthday to score free items, meals, and gift cards. Keep in mind that a lot of these reward programs need at least 24 hours to get you signed up, and some may even take a few days. So, sign up at least a week before your birthday to ensure that you get the free items you deserve.

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50. Denny’s

Breakfast is the more important meal of the day, so stop by any Denny’s restaurant to receive a “Grand Slam” breakfast of your choice. There is no need to sign up for a mailing list. Just show your photo ID to your server to prove that it truly is your birthday.

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49. Sephora

When you sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider, you will get a free gift on any day during your birthday month. You can choose a deluxe sample size kit of their high-end skin care and makeup products.

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48. Medieval Times

If you sign up for their mailing list, Medieval Times will give kids age 12 and under free admission during their birthday month! The only catch is that at least one adult in your party has to pay full price for their ticket, of course. This makes it the perfect place to bring your kids if you’re looking for a night of entertainment.

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47. Red Robin

If you’re down to eat some of Red Robin’s delicious bottomless french fries, why not go there for your birthday dinner? Sign up for the Red Robin Royalty Program to get a free hamburger on your birthday.

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46. Kohls

Sign up for the “Yes2You” rewards for Kohls, and you will get an email with a free gift on your birthday. In 2018, the gift was $10 in Kohls Cash, which can be used to buy anything in the store. Kohls sells items from major brands like Nike and Adidas, so this is a seriously good birthday freebie.

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45. Dunkin Donuts

If you sign up for the DD Perks Reward Program, you will get a coupon for a free medium drink on your birthday. Download the DD Perks app on your phone to keep track of points, and make it easier for you to redeem your drink.

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44. Redbox

When you sign up for Redbox Perks online, it makes the process of borrowing a movie so much easier. Instead of standing outside to browse their movie selection, you can check it ahead of time from the comfort of your own home. Go online to see what is available at your location, and reserve your DVD or Bluray. Once you get there, you just put in your credit card, and the machine automatically knows which movie to dispense for you. It’s much better than waiting out in the cold. As an added bonus, signing up for Redbox online means you get a free movie rental on your birthday!

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43. Starbucks

For you Starbucks addicts out there, you really need to sign up for the Starbucks Rewards program. Earn points for your purchases, get discounts, and a free drink on your birthday.

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42. Applebee’s

Get a free dessert on any day of the year when you sign up for their email mailing list. Even if you do not sign up for their mailing list, servers at Applebees will still give you a free dessert on your birthday if you show them your photo ID.

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41. Victoria’s Secret

If you sign up for the Victoria’s Secret “Angel” credit card, you will get a free gift on your birthday. Spoiler alert- it’s almost always one free pair of panties.

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40. IHOP

The International House of Pancakes is known for having some of the best breakfast food in the US. Luckily for you, if you sign up for “MyHop”, you get a free meal for joining the mailing list. When your birthday rolls around, get another additional free meal!

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39. Olive Garden

Italian food lovers will enjoy going to Olive Garden for their birthday dinner. You have your choice of a free appetizer or dessert. If you are looking to order something that’s an amazing value, don’t forget their bottomless salad and breadsticks.

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38. ULTA Beauty

Beauty lovers will already show at Ulta for their amazing products. If you sign up for Ulta Rewards, you can keep track of your purchases, and get coupons on a regular basis. During your birthday month, enjoy 2x the normal points for purchases, and you also get a free gift.

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37. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Years ago, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels gave out those little cardboard punch cards to keep track of your purchases. They have done away with that system in favor of the Pretzel Perks app. You get coupons and free items periodically, as well as a free classic pretzel on your birthday.

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36. Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements is a company that makes bouquets of fresh fruit to send to your loved ones on special occasions. If you sign up for the Edible Arrangement rewards program, you can get a free arrangement for every three purchases, plus a free box of chocolate dipped fruit on your birthday, which normally costs $29.99. That is a seriously great gift!


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35. Carvel Ice Cream

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34. DSW

Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes on your birthday? Sign up for the Designer Shoe Warehouse DSW VIP Rewards to get a $5 coupon on your birthday, which is good towards anything in the store.

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33. The Cheesecake Factory

If you are eating at the Cheesecake Factory on your birthday, let the server know, and they will bring you out a free mini hot fudge sundae after your meal. Yum!

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32. Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a family-friendly favorite for their delicious food and gift shop. If you tell the server that it is your birthday, they will bring you a free dessert.

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31. Krispy Kreme Donuts

Sign up for the Krispy Kreme Rewards to get a free donut on your birthday. You also get a free donut immediately when you download the app, so you may as well celebrate early.

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30. Bare Minerals

When you sign up for the BareMinerals “Fab Friends and Benefits” program, you get discounts and a free full-size gift on your birthday.

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29. BJ’s Brewhouse

At BJ’s Brewhouse, you get a free dessert called a “Pizookie” when you sign up for their mailing list, and you get another one on your birthday.

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28. Buca Di Beppo

If Buca Di Beppo is available in your location, you will love it for their authentic Italian food. You will get a $20 gift card for your birthday to go towards your entire order. Just sign up for their eClub.

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27. Cinemark

If you sign up for the Cinemark Weekly Email, you will get notified of any discounts and deals, and you can get a free small popcorn on your birthday. If it just so happens to land on their discounted movie night, you can save even more!

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26. Chuck E. Cheese’s

Chuck E. Cheese’s is a favorite go-to spot for kid’s birthday parties. Ask the server for free tokens on your child’s birthday

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25. Cinnabon

Club Cinnabon offers a free minibon roll on your birthday, which is perfect for anyone who already plans to visit the mall to treat themselves to a mini shopping spree.


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24. Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble book stores always have a Starbucks cafe attached to the store, and few people realize that kids get a free cupcake on their birthday. This is a perfect combo if you plan to buy your little one a book as a gift.

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23. Panera Bread

On your birthday, you can get a free pastry from Panera Bread that has been baked fresh that day. Sign up for MyPanera Rewards to redeem your freebie.

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22. Friendly’s

When you join the BFF Club, you automatically get a 25% off coupon on your next order, as well as a free ice cream sundae on your birthday.

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21. JCPenney

JCPenney Awards program, you will get a special offer emailed to you on your birthday. This is usually a coupon that works like a gift card that you can use towards anything in the store.

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20. Pinkberry

Download the Pinkcard app to accumulate points, and to get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday.

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19. Petco

Birthdays are special, so you’ll want your dogs and cats to celebrate, too. When you sign up for the Petco Pals Rewards, your pet gets a free treat on their birthday. If you’re not sure when they were born, just give your own date of birth to get your furry friend a gift, anyway.


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18. Pizza Hut

If you sign up for Pizza Hut’s program called Hut Rewards, you get a free order of cinnamon sticks on your birthday.

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17. Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill

Join Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill’s Uno’s Insiders Club membership, and you get a free appetizer just for signing up. Then, you get a free dessert on your birthday.

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16. Regal Cinema

Going out to the movies costs a small fortune, so you might as well make the most of your spending by joining the Regal Crown Club. Collect points every time you go to the movies to exchange for free tickets and snacks. And on your birthday, you can celebrate with a free small popcorn.

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15. Boston Market

When you sign up for Boston Market’s eClub, you automatically get a coupon for $3 off a $10 purchase. Plus, on your birthday, you will get an e-mail for a free dessert.

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14. Godiva Chocolatier

If you have a sweet tooth, you can get free gourmet chocolate on your birthday! Just sign up for the Godiva Rewards Club.

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13. Burger King

At Burger King, children get a free kid’s meal on their birthday. If the cashier does not know about this policy, kindly ask to speak to a manager.

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12. Old Country Buffet

If you love going to all-you-can-eat buffets, you should go on your birthday. This covers all of the following restaurants: Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Granny’s Buffet, and Ryan’s Buffet.

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11. CVS

You can buy just about anything you need at CVS Pharmacy, and you may want to stop there on your way to work, or wherever else you are going for the day, because you can get a free $3 in Extracare Bucks that can be used on anything in the store. You can also get $3 just by signing up for their app, so it’s double the free perks.

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10. Firehouse Subs

In the mood for a delicious hoagie? Sign up for the Firehouse Sub mailing list at least a week before your birthday to score a free medium sub. Children under 13 years old can get a free kid’s combo.

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9. Hooters

Girls, girls, girls! Oh, and did we mention wings? Sign up for the Hooters eClub to score a free plate of chicken wings on your birthday.

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Download the app for the IKEA Family plan to get the company news letter and special offers. If you sign up and continue being a member for a year, being apart of their club allows you to get a free meal in the cafeteria on your birthday, as well as a free item up to a $15 value. It may sound like a long time to wait, but if you frequent IKEA for your household needs, it will become a new yearly tradition.

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7. McDonald’s

If you ask the manager of McDonald’s nicely, you can score a free happy meal for kids. Sorry, grown-ups. We don’t get anything on our birthday. But if you download the McDonald’s App, you can get some great discounts and occasional free items at random.

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6. L’Occitane

If you love high-end skin care, sign up for the L’Occitane VIP Program to get a free birthday surprise.

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5. P.F. Chang’s

Chinese food is always a good idea. Especially when it’s P.F. Chang’s. Frequent customers can join the P.F. Chang’s Rewards program, where every 2,000 points equals one free entree, and you get 1,000 points just for signing up. You also get a special free treat on your birthday.

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4. Rita’s Italian Ice

Nothing beats Rita’s water ice on a hot day. If your birthday happens to land in the spring and summer, you can get a free treat by joining their birthday club. Sadly, Rita’s is closed in the winter.

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3. Red Lobster

Download the Red Lobster Rewards app to build up points on your dining purchases, and get a free appetizer on your birthday.

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2. T.G.I. Friday’s

T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant will give you a tasty free dessert on your birthday, if you ask the server nicely.

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1. Wendy’s

On your birthday, you can get a free Frosty. Just keep in mind that the cashier may not know the policy, so don’t be afraid to politely ask the manager.