Everyone has a birthday, and you may be able to score a lot of free birthday stuff by just flashing your birthdate on your driver's license or by signing up for a company's free email club to receive a coupon for your birthday.
Yes, you will need to sign up for a company's mailing list in order to receive birthday freebies, but if you don't want your inbox flooded you can sign up with an email address used solely for promotional emails, or you can limit the amount of mailing lists you sign up for.
Another great benefit of signing up for birthday freebies is that you often receive a free item or a discount just for signing up, as well as on the anniversary of when you signed up for their email list.
Below are 31 birthday freebies you should think about signing up for. I am not an affiliate for any of the companies below, these are all just fun, free birthday things I thought you might enjoy. Also, occasionally a company may change their birthday promotion, so if birthday freebie information becomes outdated, please let me know in the comments below.
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Birthday freebies from restaurants
Applebees – Free dessert on your birthday when you sign up.
Auntie Anne's – If you sign up for their free cell phone app, you can receive a free pretzel on your birthday.
A&W – Free A&W Root Beer Float for your birthday.
Baskin Robbin's – Free ice cream on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.
Dairy Queen – By signing up for their fan club, you'll receive a buy one, get one free Blizzard coupon and one for your birthday.
Denny's – Show your ID on your birthday and you can receive a free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's.
Dunkin Donuts – Free drink for enrolling in their DD Perks club and a free one on your birthday.
Einstein Bros – By signing up for their club, you will receive a free bagel and shmear, and a free egg sandwich for your birthday.
Famous Dave's – A “tasty gift” on your birthday by signing up for their email list.
Firehouse Subs – Firehouse Subs will give you a free medium sub if you are signed up for their email list.
First Watch – By signing up for their email list, you'll receive a buy one, get one free offer and a surprise on your birthday.
Houlihan's – Join their email club for a free entree on your birthday, and just for signing up receive $10 off your next meal.
IHOP – Free pancakes when you sign up, every year on the anniversary of joining their email list, and on your birthday.
Jamba Juice – By signing up for Jamba Insider Rewards, you can receive $3 off your next visit as well as a free smoothie or juice on your birthday.
Krispy Kreme – Free donut on your birthday if you sign up for their email list.
Maggiano's – Join their eClub and receive $10 off your next visit and during your birthday month.
Noodles – Receive a free bowl on your birthday after you sign up for their eClub. Yum!
Panera – Sign up for Panera's email list to receive a free bakery item on your birthday.
P.F. Chang's – Free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month, if you create an account on their website.
Qdoba – By signing up for Qdoba's email list, you will receive free chips and salsa on your next visit, as well as a buy one get one free coupon for your birthday.
Red Robin – Red Robin gives you a free burger on your birthday when you join their eClub.
Sbarro – By joining Sbarro's Slice Society email club, you will receive a free XL NY slice, coupons, as well as a surprise on your birthday.
Starbucks – Free drink on your birthday, if you are a member of their rewards program.
Birthday freebies from stores
Aveda – Free birthday gift when you sign up for their rewards program.
Bare Minerals – By signing up for their rewards program, you will receive a free birthday gift.
CVS – By joining the CVS Beauty Club, you can receive a free $3 reward on your birthday.
DSW – A free $5 off for your birthday after you sign up for their rewards program.
Old Navy or Gap – By signing up for their email list, you will receive 30% off your next purchase, as well as a discount for your birthday.
Redbox – By joining Redbox's Play Pass, you can receive a free one-night rental for every 10 rentals, as well as a free rental on your birthday and anniversary.
Sephora – If you sign up as a beauty insider on Sephora's website you can receive a free birthday gift, which is usually a large sample of high-quality makeup. I have heard great things about this birthday freebie, and I just signed up myself!
World Market – Free surprise on your birthday if you are a member.
What birthday freebies have you signed up for?
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