31 Birthday Freebies You Should Sign Up For

My birthday is in May, and soon I will have tons of emails flooding my inbox with birthday freebies. I love free birthday stuff, and I’m sure you do too! 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…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: August 21, 2023

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My birthday is in May, and soon I will have tons of emails flooding my inbox with birthday freebies. I love free birthday stuff, and I’m sure you do too!

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 Also, occasionally a company may change their birthday promotion, so if birthday freebie information becomes outdated, please let me know in the comments below.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

What stores give you free gifts for your birthday?

Applebees – Free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for the Applebees email list.

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 scoop on your birthday when you sign up for the Baskin-Robbins email list.

Benihana – You can sign up for The Chef’s Table and receive the latest Benihana news, special offers and a complimentary $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate during the month of your birthday. That is a great value for a gift certificate!

Buffalo Wild Wings – You can get 6 free wings during your birthday month.

California Pizza Kitchen – You can get a free dessert on your birthday by joining the California Pizza Kitchen CPK Rewards program.

Chili’s – By joining Chili’s Rewards, you get a free dessert on your birthday. You also get a free chips and salsa (or a non-alcoholic beverage) with every visit as well.

Cold Stone Creamery – You will get a buy one, get one free coupon loaded to your account for your free birthday treat when you join the My Cold Stone Club.

Crumbl – You can get a free cookie on your birthday every year.

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.

Edible Arrangements – By signing up for Edible’s perks, you can get free birthday gifts, such as free chocolate dipped fruit box with every third purchase..

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.

Jersey Mike’s – When you join Jersey Mike’s email club, you can get a free birthday sub each year 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.

Melting Pot – By joining their newsletter, you will receive a free birthday treat such as chocolate dipped strawberries.

Moe’s Southwest Grill – At Moe’s, you can get a free burrito on your birthday each year by simply being a rewards member.

Noodles – Receive a free bowl on your birthday after you sign up for their eClub. Yum!

Nothing Bundt Cakes – By joining their eClub, you will get a free Bundtlet on your birthday.

Panera Bread – 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.

Planet Smoothie – By joining Planet Smoothie, you will get a free birthday treat.

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 Lobster – You can get a birthday surprise when you are a Red Lobster member.

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 the Starbucks rewards program.

Waffle House – By joining the Regular’s Club at Waffle House, you can get free birthday stuff such as a free order of hash browns.

Birthday freebies can be a way to enjoy your birthday for cheap. You can receive free birthday stuff, such as food, clothing, and more.

Birthday freebies from stores

AMC – You can get a free popcorn birthday gift by joining their rewards program.

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. This is a great way to watch movies for free.

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!

Ulta – By joining Ulta, you can get a free birthday gift each year.

World Market – Free surprise on your birthday if you are a member.

Questions about free birthday stuff

Below, I wanted to include some common questions that you may have about getting free birthday stuff.

Does Target give you free stuff on your birthday?

According to Target, you can get 5% off a future purchase if you shop at Target on the day of your birthday. You will first have to enter your birth date in your Target Circle account (before your actual birthday).

Does Chick Fil A give you something on your birthday?

If you sign up for Chick Fil A rewards, then you will get a free birthday reward that is good for 30 days.

Places to get free stuff on your birthday

As you can see, there are many places to get free stuff on your birthday. The list definitely does not end with the above either – there are countless stores that give you birthday freebies as well.

Birthday freebies can be a way to enjoy your birthday for cheap and free. You can receive free birthday stuff, such as food, clothing, desserts (such as a small cake or free scoop or ice cream!), and more. Plus, you may be able to get even more by being a member, other than just birthday rewards, such as being able to earn points for other free items.

Also, many of the free birthday stuff that you can earn above for simply celebrating your birthday can actually be used for a whole month – you don’t have to only go into these stores and restaurants on just your birthday! Instead, you can spread many of these free birthday rewards over your whole birthday month and be able to get free birthday goodies all month long.

What birthday freebies have you signed up for?


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  1. Great list and perfect timing too, my wife’s birthday is in May as well. Right now we only have Dunkin and Starbucks rewards so we’ll have breakfast taken care of but we may want to add a spot for lunch and dinner ;)!

  2. Wow…. very useful list ! On my last birthday in Jan, we did all the research to identify such freebies (Obviously our list was very limited in comparison to this :-)) Next time we will just refer to this post – No more research required ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha, I hope to make this list even longer!

  3. Francesca

    This is a great list! I think I will have to compile one for in the UK ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Melane @ Good Job Mom

    LOVE this list! There is a historic tourist town near my home, and they offer a free chicken dinner for your birthday. So yeah, winner winner chicken dinner!

  5. Ree Klein

    This is a great list, Michelle, thanks for putting it together. There are people in my family that love Benihana but only go their for their birthdays so they can use the $30 off voucher you get by signing up for “The Chef’s Table” program (free to sign up, just enter your email address). It’s not a free meal, but could be a good addition to your list.

    Happy Birthday Month ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ree

  6. Eric Bowlin

    If you did every single one of these, how much weight do you think you could gain in one day?

    1. I don’t even want to know.

  7. Awesome list ๐Ÿ™‚ Too bad my birthday was in April, but I will be saving this for my husband’s birthday in August! Happy Friday! (the 13th) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kelli

    Getting free stuff is so fun!
    I do this every year.

  9. My wife belongs to Moe’s Southwest Grill. So that is our date night every August!

  10. Judy

    Great info as usual.

    Also add Golden Corral. If you are on their email list, free buffet on your bday.

  11. This is going to make for one busy and delicious birthday!!! Great list!

  12. Laura

    Great list! There were a few I didn’t know had birthday freebies. My favorite is Baskin Robbins because they also allow you to add other family members (child, spouse, parents) to your account so they get birthday rewards as well.

  13. My birthday is around the corner, so I was so happy to see this post in my inbox. Thank you for putting together this list!

  14. The iHOP coupon offer looks promising. I had steak, pancakes, and scrambled eggs on my mind lately and was wondering how I could possibly get a free meal once in a blue moon from them. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Danell

    Now for the tough decision of which ones to sign up for. . . .
    Thanks for the list!

  16. Happy Early Birthday! My birthday just passed a few weeks ago so I can’t take advantage of this but my wife’s birthday is in June so I’ll let her know!

  17. Becca

    Such a great list and perfect timing too with my birthday coming in June! Thanks!

  18. Monica@wellideclare

    Yay! It’s my birthday month! Raising Cane’s gives you a free drink on your birthday and a free combo automatically loaded onto your caniac card on the anniversary of your sign up. Best.chicken.ever. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. I won’t lie, I sign up for all the freebies, for all the family members, lol. They come to my email address too so i know there will be at least 4 months out of the year where my email is flooded, but I don’t mind one bit because it makes the birthday treats sweet and free!

  20. Lindsey

    Victoria’s Secret gives you a 10 reward card for your birthday month ๐Ÿ˜Š

  21. In Australia, we just get a boost juice on our birthday. Lol.

  22. Great list, Michelle! The only freebie I usually “remember” to take advantage of on my birthday is my free Starbucks drink. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I need to really take advantage of all of these items. Happy Birthday!

  23. Jenn @ Drink Coffee & Prosper

    Michelle,

    This is awesome. Everyone in my family has a summer birthday. This will definitely come in handy.

  24. Amanda

    Every year I try to make a list of places I want to sign up to get free stuff before my birthday and every year I fail lol. This list should make life a lot easier when it comes to birthday freebies! Thanks!

    Amanda

  25. Charlotte

    The Body Shop has a rewards program where you get a discount on your tenth and twentieth purchase, always 10% discount on display of the card, and a free pick from the shop worth โ‚ฌ10 on your birthday. Not sure if they are active outside of Europe though.

  26. Alba

    I’ve signed up for Coldstone Creamery. I think it’s buy one get one free on your birthday.

  27. Hi Michelle! What a great site, and a great blog post! It’s both my son’s and my birthday month, so thank you so much for this, I can’t wait for the freebies to flood my inbox! (FYI I’m not sure if your CommentLuv is working, I keep getting an error).

  28. Mao

    This is awesome! Imagine if you went to all 31 places on your birthday haha.

  29. Hi Michelle,
    Every year on my birthday I sign up to get free stuff in advance and try to build a list and every year I win. The only freebie I usually “remember” to take advantage of on my birthday is my free Starbucks drink I really need to take advantage of all these items.