No matter how old you are, you’re still supposed to get presents on your birthday — it’s a rule. Not really, but hopefully, your friends and family have showered you with gifts. But, did you also know that there are hundreds of restaurants and retailers who will also hook you up on your special day, such as the following 117 birthday freebies?
Oh, one more thing. While these are indeed free, you’ll most likely have to sign-up for an email list or become a rewards member — the deals may also vary by location. The additional benefits provided should make joining worth your while.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Who doesn’t want some free food or dessert to celebrate your birthday bash? Luckily, here are 85 locations that will reward you just for being born.
1. 99 Restaurant & Pub
Join the eClub and get exclusive offers and promotions, including a free birthday gift like dessert.
Become a member of the Mug Club and treat yourself to a free root beer float — sometimes they will throw in an icy mug.
Enroll in the Mi Abuelo’s Rewards program and you’ll receive special offers on your big day, such as a complimentary dessert.
Sign-up for their eClub and get exclusive deals and specials like a free dessert on your b-day.
Just for signing up for Arby’s email list, you’ll be reward with fries and a drink. Also, on your birthday, you’ll snag a free milkshake.
6. Au Bon Pain
Join their email club to receive special offers and promotions including a free sandwich or salad on your b-day.
7. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Download the Pretzel Perks app to get yourself a free pretzel on your birthday.
8. Baja Fresh
Join Club Baja to receive $5 off your order, as well as a free birthday treat.
Create a BR account in order to receive special birthday offers, such as a free a 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream.
10. bd’s Mongolian Grill
Get a free meal on your birthday after joining the bd’s Rewards eClub. You’ll also get a $5 coupon just for signing up.
Register for The Chef’s Table and during the month of your birthday we’ll be emailed a $30 Birthday Certificate
Join their eClub to receive a free gift.
13. Big Boy
When you’re a member of the i love big boy email club you’re eligible for specials and promotions like a free meal on your birthday.
14. BJ’s Restaurant
Join their Premier Rewards Plus so that you can enjoy a free Pizookie for your birthday? What’s a Pizookie you ask? It’s only a warm cookie with ice cream on top.
15. Black Angus Steakhouse
Subscribe to the Prime Club to get a free dessert. Even better? You’ll also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday as a member.
16. Boston Market
If you join the VP Rotisserie Rewards program you’ll land yourself free birthday dessert.
17. Buca di Beppo
Signup for their eClub and you score a free meal — either spaghetti marina, fettuccine alfredo, or baked ziti. You’ll also receive a $20 birthday gift.
18. Buffalo Wild Wings
Dig into a freebie of snack-size wings during your birth month. You will have to sign up for Blazin’ Rewards to snag this deal. And, even sweeter, no purchase is necessary for this reward.
19. California Pizza Kitchen
As a CPK Rewards member, you can land exclusive perks like a free birthday dessert.
20. Caribou Coffee
After you join Caribou Perks, you’ll earn a free beverage during your first visit. And, active members will receive a treat on their special day.
Join Fudgie Fanatics to receive a free treat for your birthday.
22. Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Sign up for their eClub to receive a free entrée on your birthday
Download the Chick-fil-A app and then fill out your birthday in your profile. After you do, you can earn a birthday reward like a free Chocolate Chunk cookie.
After signing up for the My Chili’s Rewards, you’ll get free chips and salsa on every visit. Plus, you can receive a free dessert and a song on your bday.
Sign up for their eClub and you’ll get a free order of BonBires, plus other perks like a free iced coffee on your birthday.
26. Cold Stone Creamery
We’ll receive a BOGO coupon for your birthday after signing up for the My Cold Stone Club.
27. Country Kitchen
Become a member of the CK eClub and you can grab a free meal.
28. Dairy Queen
Join the Blizzard Fan Club and you’re eligible for a BOGO coupon for a Blizzard on your birthday.
29. Del Taco
Are you a Raving Fan eClub member? If not, you can two free tacks when you sign up. Plus, you can enjoy a regular-size premium shake on your birthday.
Stop by a participating Denny’s and let your server know that it’s your bday. You’ll then get a free Grand Slam for breakfast.
31. Dippin Dots
Join the Dot Crazy email club and you’ll receive free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.
32. Dunkin’ Donuts
If you sign up for DD Perks, you’ll receive a free medium beverage when you signup and another free drink on your birthday.
33. Edible Arrangements
As an Edible Rewards member, you’ll get exclusive promotions and special offers like a 12-count of chocolate dipped fruit on your big day.
34. Einstein Bros Bagels
As a member of the Shmear Society Rewards Program, you’ll be rewarded with a free egg sandwich with your purchase on your birthday.
35. El Pollo Loco
Join Loco Rewards to receive points with each purchase. You’ll also land aa birthday reward and special offers throughout the year.
36. Famous Dave’s
If you become a member of the “Famous Nation” club you’ll get a free treat on your birthday.
One of the perks you’ll receive as a Fazoli’s eFamily Club is getting a free dessert on your birthday.
38. Firehouse Subs
Sign up for the Firehouse Rewards and grab yourself a free medium celebratory sub on your special day.
Join the Fudds Club to obtain special promotions and offers, like a free burger on your birthday.
40. Genghis Grill
When you sign up you’ll get a free app and dessert, as well as a free gift on your birthday.
41. Hard Rock
Hard Rock Rewards members can enjoy exclusive offers and rewards like an annual birthday offer
Besides getting$10 off just for joining, you’ll also receive a free entrée on your birthday.
Join the Pancake Revolution eClub to get free pancakes when you sign up, on your birthday, and every anniversary of signing up.
44. Jack in the Box
Join their mailing list and you’ll get two tacos on your birthday with a purchase.
45. Jersey Mike’s Subs
You can enjoy a free regular sub after signing up for their email club.
46. Joe’s Crab Shack
Register with Joe’s Catch and you’ll snag a free appetizer just for signing up. You’ll also get a special offer on your birthday as well.
47. Johnny Rockets
Join the Rocket eCLub and you’ll be thanked with a free burger with purchase. You’ll also get a free gift on your special day.
48. Krispy Kreme
As a rewards member, you’ll get a free donut just for joining. There’s exclusive offers, freebies, and other rewards, such as a free glazed donut on your bday.
49. Longhorn Steakhouse
Sign up for the Longhorn Rewards in order to receive a free dessert on your birthday.
50. Marie Callender’s
Join their eClub to receive a special offer for your next dine-in purchase and a free slice of pie on your birthday.
51. Moe’s Southwest Grill
Download the app and you’ll get a complimentary cup of queso. But, on your birthday you can enjoy a burrito on Moe’s.
52. Noodles & Company
If you join the Noodles Rewards Program you’ll earn points with every purchase and receive a special gift on your big day.
53. Olive Garden
As a part of Olive Garden’s eClub, you’ll be treated to a free dessert.
54. On The Border
Join Club Cantina to get exclusive deals on the 5th of each month, as well as free surprises on your birthday.
55. Orange Julius
Join the Julius League to grab yourself a free BOGO coupon on your birthday.
56. P.F. Chang’s
When you join the P.F. Chang’s Rewards you can get a gift during your birthday month like a free appetizer or dessert.
57. Panda Express
Register to receive their emails and you’ll have access to exclusive offers for your birthday.
58. Panera Bread
Join MyPanera and you’ll be thanked with a free treat for signing up, along with a free reward on your birthday.
59. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Sign up for MyPerkins and you’ll get a 20% off coupon just for joining. Additionally, you’ll also get a special gift for your birthday.
Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app in order to receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
61. Pita Pit
Sign up for the Pita Pack Rewards Club and in return, you’ll get a free pita on your birthday.
62. Red Lobster
Enroll in the My Red Lobster Rewards program and you’ll enjoy perks like a free birthday reward.
63. Red Robin
When you’re Red Robin Royalty, you’re entitled to delicious rewards like a Free Birthday Burger.
64. Rita’s Italian Ice
When you sign up for Rita’s Birthday eClub you’ll receive a free birthday treat, as well as other exclusive offers throughout the year
65. Romano’s Macaroni Grill
If you sign up for their email club, you’ll receive promotions, including a tasty dessert on your birthday.
66. Round Table Pizza
After downloading the Round Table Pizza Royal Reward App or signing up online, you’ll become a Knight of the Round Table. That means you’ll secure a free personal pizza with a drink purchase on your big day.
67. Ruby Tuesday
Join So Connected and you’ll get a free appetizer just for signing up. Oh yeah. You’ll also score a free burger or garden bar entree (up to $11 in value) on your birthday.
As a welcome to new members of the Sbarro Slice Society, you’ll receive a FREE XL NY slice with the purchase of a beverage. Plus, on your bday, you’ll get a surprise — presumably a free slice of pie, but we’re not complaining about that!
When you sign up for their rewards program you’ll receive a free small classic sandwich
Become a SmachClub member and redeem points towards your birthday reward. Depending on your status level you can grab either a regular side, Classic Smash, or Classic Smash with a side.
71. Souper Salad
Want another free surprise? Sign up for the Souper Fresh Club and you can grab a free meal during the week of your birthday.
72. Spaghetti Warehouse
When you join the Warehouse eClub you’ll land a free appetizer with entrée purchase. But, that’s not all! On your birthday you’ll also receive a complimentary meal.
The Starbucks Rewards program is famous for the perks that it provides. As you may have guessed, this also includes a birthday treat.
74. Taco Cabana
Becoming a member of the TC family means that you’ll small quesadilla after your first purchase. You’ll also get a birthday surprise.
Just sign up to receive emails and you’ll be thanked with special offers, such as a free small yogurt.
76. Texas Roadhouse
Get your hand wipes ready! When you sign up for the email club and you’ll receive a free app just for doing so. Also, you can enjoy an app or a sidekick of ribs on your birthday.
77. TGI Fridays
Just for signing up for the Fridays Rewards Program means you’ll get a free app or dessert. And, on your special day, you’ll secure a free desert — which may or may not come with a sparkler.
78. Tony Roma’s
Join their email club to become eligible for a free birthday entrée, in addition to other special promotions throughout the year.
79. Tropical Smoothie Café
Sign up for Tropical Rewards and you’ll receive special perks for your birthday.
80. Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Want a free birthday meal? Who wouldn’t? Just become a member of Club Tucanos.
81. Uno Pizzeria & Grill
As an insider, you’ll get a free app when you join. And, on your bday, you can receive a free dessert.
82. Waffle House
Are you a Waffle House regular? If yes, then definitely take advantage of the Regulars Club to get coupons and even a free waffle on your birthday.
As a member of the Wiener Lovers’ Club, you’ll get a free chili dog when signing up, as well as a free coupon each year on your birthday
Sign up for The Club and get a free gift on your birthday, like an order of fries.
Join the Zax Club and you’ll get a free sandwich when signing up. And, on your birthday, you will receive a FREE Big Zax Snak
Shop Till You Drop
It’s not uncommon for retailers to offer you a discount on the anniversary of your birth. But, here are the places that will straight-up give you a gift.
86. Ace Hardware
One of the perks you’ll receive as a rewards program is a free coupon for $5 off any $20 purchase on your birthday
As a rewards program member, you’re eligible for a free birthday gift valued up to $23 plus double points.
88. Banana Republic
All you have to do is to sign up for emails in order to receive a birthday gift. If I were a gambler, I’d bet that it’s a coupon.
When you sign up you’ll get 15% off. But, you’ll also receive a free birthday gift.
90. Barnes & Noble
When you become a member you’ll receive a special birthday offer delivered during your birthday month. If you’re a parent and your child is part of theB&N Kids’ Club they can get a cupcake from the B&N Cafe on their special day.
91. Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit is generous when it comes to freebies. Currently, they are offering a free duffle bag with a $100 purchase. As for your birthday, if you have an account, you can get a free brow appointment.
Do you enjoy the great outdoors? If so, then you have to join the Greater Rewards program. You’ll get free shipping, exclusive members-only offers, and a birthday gift.
When you join the Insider Program you’ll enjoy early access to sales and a free birthday gift.
94. Famous Footwear
After joining their rewards program, you’ll be eligible for Birthday Reward Cash. You can also earn 2X points during your birthday month
As an IKEA Family Club member, you can take advantage of benefits like exclusive offers and a free hot drink in the IKEA Restaurant. And, IKEA will also send you a birthday gift.
After you enroll in the Yes2U Rewards Program you’ll get a special birthday gift in addition to access to exclusive bonus events.
If you live in the midwest, you should be able to snag a free birthday surprise at this home improvement store.
Sign up for Pals Rewards, complete your pet’s profile, and receive a free gift for your pet’s birthday.
99. Pet Supplies Plus
On your pet’s birthday, you can take home a complimentary gift.
When you become a Beauty Insider you’ll score a gift during your birthday month either in-store or online.
101. Sports Clips
Participation varies by location. However, some offer free haircuts on your bday if you’re registered with the Sport Clips E-Club
102. The Body Shop
If you join the Body Shop Love Your Body Club you’ll earn rewards, get invited to members-only events, and you can even earn a $10.00 birthday gift.
103. The Container Store
Why become a POP! (Perfectly Organized Perks!) member? You’ll only get special savings, invites to exclusive events, and a birthday freebie too.
When you become an Ultimate Rewards members you’ll receive perks like a free birthday gift and coupon.
105. World Market
World Market Explorer club members will get a 15% coupon welcome reward, member coupons, and a surprise on your birthday.
Regardless of your age, why not celebrate your big day at an arcade, bowling ally, or movie theatre? Or, if you prefer, still home and relax on the couch. It’s your day, spend it however you want!
106. AMC Theatres
AMC Stubs members can enjoy a large popcorn for free on their birthday — regardless of which tier you’re in.
107. AMF Bowling Alleys
When you’re a Most Valuable Bowler member you’ll earn points on every visit and receive exclusive deals like a free game of bowling on your bday.
108. Chuck E. Cheese
Depending on the package that you select for your child, the birthday star will receive bonus tickets and other freebies like balloons, a collectible cup, and goodie bags.
109. Cinemark Theaters
When you’re a part of the Cinemark Movie Club you’ll snag birthday rewards like free popcorn or a concession coupon.
110. Dave & Buster’s
When you sign up for the Dave & Buster’s Rewards will get $5.00 in free gameplay just for signing up, plus you’ll get $10.00 to put towards games on your birthday.
111. Disney Movie Rewards
As a Disney Movie Insider, you can score 100 free points on your birthday.
112. Family Video
If you’re old school and like renting movies or games in-person, then make sure to grab your free DVD or video game rental on your birthday.
113. Harkins Theatres
When you’re a part of the My Harkins Awards program you can enjoy a $5 birthday treat for popcorn, drinks, or snacks.
114. Marcus Theatres
Becoming a Magical Rewards member means that you can land deals like free drink refills, free popcorn on $5 Tuesday, exclusive screenings, and special offers like a free movie ticket on your bday.
115. Medieval Times
Join the Birthday Club and gain free admission during your birthday month.
116. Regal Cinemas
Sign up for a Regal Crown Club account so that you can grab a free birthday reward. And, if you opt-in to receive text messages you’ll earn free small popcorn.
As long as you’ve entered your birthday information in your profile account you’ll get a free one-night DVD rental. I didn’t know Redbox was still around — but I do now!
The Weird Year 2020
Especially in this weird year, 2020 — COVID, riots, and the election — find something to be happy about on your birthday.