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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download the Pinkcard app to accumulate points, and to get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you love high-end skin care, sign up for the L’Occitane VIP Program to get a free birthday surprise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.