Birthdays often come with expectations — gifts, special treatment, a perfect rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song from your family, a card from your grandma ... and free stuff.

A number of places offer free food, desserts and more to honor customers on their special day. Here’s a running list of some places that will give you free stuff on your birthday.

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Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and deals are subject to change. This list will be updated regularly.


Where to get free food on your birthday

  • Au Bon Paine: Join the Au Bon Paine eclub to receive free lunch on your birthday.
  • Auntie Anne’s: Get a free birthday pretzel by joining Auntie Anne’s rewards.
  • Arby’s: Join the Arby’s rewards program and get a free milkshake or fries for your birthday.
  • Baja Fresh: Get a free burrito with purchase on your birthday when you sign up for Club Baja.
  • Benihana: Sign up for Chef’s Table Updates to receive a $30 gift certificate for your birthday.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Get a free steak on your birthday when you purchase a meal of equal or lesser value when you join the Prime Club.
  • Black Bear Diner: Get a free birthday meal when you join the Bear Lovers E-Club.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Blazin’ Rewards members get an order of six free wings during their birthday month.
  • Burger King: Receive a free Whopper Jr. sandwich and limited-edition crown with Royal Perks.
  • Carrabba’s: Get a free birthday dessert or appetizer when you sign up for Carrabba’s email list.
  • Chipotle: Free chips and guac with your meal as a Chipotle Rewards member.
  • Denny’s: Get a free Grand Slam breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage when you are a Denny’s Rewards member.
  • Einstein Bros Bagels: Members of Shmear Society rewards receive a free breakfast sandwich on their birthday.
  • El Pollo Loco: Free chips and guac on your birthday when you sign up for the Loco Rewards app.
  • Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium Firehouse sub during your birthday week when you join Firehouse rewards.
  • Honey Baked Ham: Receive a $9 coupon for your birthday when you join HoneyBaked rewards.
  • IHOP: IHOP rewards program members get free birthday pancakes.
  • Jack in the Box: Get two free birthday tacos with the Jack in the Box app.
  • Jersey Mike’s: Create a myMike’s account and you will receive a free birthday sub.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: All Moe’s rewards members receive a free burrito for their birthday.
  • Noodles & Company: Birthday rewards are added to your account when you sign up for Noodles Rewards.
  • Panera Bread: Join MyPanera and get a free treat on your birthday.
  • Pita Pit: Join the Pita Pit rewards club and you’ll get a free pita for your birthday.
  • Pizza Hut: Members of Hut Rewards get free cinnamon sticks on their birthday.
  • Quiznos: Get a Bogo 8’ sub for your birthday when you join the Quiznos Loyalty program.
  • Red Lobster: Receive a free birthday dessert or appetizer when you join Red Lobster rewards.
  • Red Robin: Red Robin Royalty members get a free fire-grilled burger during their birthday month.
  • Round Table Pizza: Free personal pizza with drink purchase for members of Round Table Pizza Royal Rewards.
  • Sonic: Download the Sonic app and get a free birthday coupon. The deal varies but in past years Sonic has offered free corndogs, shakes or sides as birthday freebies.
  • Waffle House: Waffle House Regulars Club members get a free birthday waffle.
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels: Get the Wetzel’s rewards app and receive a free pretzel on your birthday.

How to get free dessert on your birthday

  • A&W: Join the A&W Mug Club and get a free root beer float for your birthday.
  • Applebee’s: Free dessert and appetizer coupons will be sent to your inbox when you join the email club.
  • Baskin Robbins: Get a free scoop of ice cream when you join the Birthday Club.
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Sign up for Flavor Fanatic and you’ll get a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for your birthday.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Free dessert on your birthday when you join CPK rewards.
  • Cheesecake Factory: Receive a free slice of cheesecake for your birthday when you sign up for Cheesecake Rewards.
  • Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A One members receive their choice of Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Higher membership tiers get better birthday options.
  • Chili’s: When you sign up for Chili’s Rewards you get free dessert for your birthday.
  • Cold Stone Creamery: Get a buy one, get one free coupon added to your Cold Stone Club Rewards account on your birthday.
  • Costa Vida: Free dessert with your meal when you join the rewards club.
  • Cracker Barrel: If you go to Cracker Barrel on your birthday, you will get a free dessert.
  • Crumbl Cookies: Free birthday cookie for members of Crumbl Loyalty.
  • Culver’s: MyCulver’s members get a free 1-scoop dish with two toppings on their birthday.
  • Dairy Queen: Join the Blizzard Fan Club and get a free birthday blizzard.
  • Del Taco: Del Yeah! Rewards members get a free shake or dessert on their birthday.
  • Dippin’ Dots: Sign up for the Dot Crazy! email club and receive a free cup of Dippin’ Dots for your birthday.
  • Edible Arrangements: Join Edible rewards and get a free 12 count chocolate dipped fruit box for your birthday.
  • Friendly’s: When you join the Sweet Rewards Club, you will receive a free medium sundae for your birthday.
  • Krispy Kreme: Rewards members get a free doughnut during their birthday month.
  • Macaroni Grill: Join the Macaroni Grill email club and get a free birthday dessert.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Members of the Nothing Bundt Cakes eclub receive a free Bundtet on their birthday.
  • Olive Garden: Free dessert with your meal.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free dessert with your meal.
  • PF Changs: Free dessert with your meal when you join PF Changs rewards.
  • Pinkberry: Download the Pinkberry app and get a free frozen yogurt for your birthday.
  • Red Lobster: Members of My Red Lobster Rewards get a free chocolate wave (chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream) for their birthday.
  • Smashburger: Get a free birthday milkshake when you sign up for Smashrewards.
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes: Get free cupcakes when you join Sprinkles Perks. The higher your tier, the more free cupcakes you’ll receive.
  • TGI Friday’s: Friday Rewards members receive a free dessert with their meal.

How to get free drinks on your birthday

  • Cinnabon: Free 16 oz. Cold Brew for your birthday once you sign up for Cinnabon Rewards.
  • Dutch Bros: Join the Special Rewards program and get a free drink for your birthday.
  • Starbucks: Starbucks Rewards members receive a free beverage for their birthday.
  • Jamba Juice: Receive a free birthday smoothie when you join the Jamba Juice rewards program.
  • Taco Bell: Taco Bell Rewards members get a free Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze for their birthday.

How to get clothing discounts on your birthday

  • Aerie: Receive an up to 25% off coupon for your birthday by joining Real Rewards.
  • American Eagle: Join Real Rewards and receive a coupon during your birth month.
  • Anthropologie: Members of Anthroperks get a 15% birthday discount.
  • DSW: Join DSW VIP and get a $5 coupon for your birthday.
  • H&M: Members of the Loyalty program will receive 25% off an item on their birthday.
  • J.Crew: Sign up for J.Crew Passport and get a discount coupon for your birthday.
  • Madewell: Receive a 25% discount coupon for your birthday when you join Madewell Insider.
  • Victoria’s Secret: Receive a $10 gift card for your birthday if you have a Victoria’s Secret credit card.

Other miscellaneous gifts for your birthday

  • AMC Theatres: Free large popcorn when you sign up for AMC Stubs.
  • bareMinerals: Sign up for the Good Rewards program and receive a gift for your birthday.
  • elf Cosmetics: Join the Beauty Squad to receive a free product.
  • Sephora: Beauty Insiders get a birthday gift from ILIA, Glow, Quai, Dior or Farmacy.
  • Ulta: Sign up for Ultimate rewards and receive a birthday gift from Ulta Beauty.
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