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100+ Birthday Freebies and Discounts, Like Free Burgers, Cupcakes, Coffee

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From free makeup to free birthday food, be sure to take advantage of all of these birthday freebies! (If you don’t want to be inundated with tons of emails, set up a coupon-only email address to sign up for the freebies and mailing lists.) We’ve got all the best free stuff on your birthday that you should know about.

We’ll show you how to get a free dessert from McDonald’s, how to claim your free drink from Starbucks, how to get free makeup from Sephora, and more. So sit back, relax, and find out all the ways to celebrate your birthday on a budget.

NOTE: A few of these birthday deals vary from region to region, so check with your local establishment before you go. Don’t forget that half birthday freebies exist, too!

Download the Krazy Coupon Lady app for freebie deals and more money-saving tips, deals, and coupons. Or, you can text HACKS to 57299.

Restaurant Birthday Freebies

1. 99 Restaurant & Pub

Get a free birthday dessert when you sign up for 99 Restaurant & Pub Rewards.

2. Applebee’s

Get a “birthday gift” by signing up for Applebee’s mailing list. (Last time I used this it was a deal for a free dessert value with a $15 purchase.) You could get birthday freebies or discounts!

3. Arby’s

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Arby’s offers discounts for their mailing list, as well as a free shake, dessert, or a small fry with any purchase on your birthday. As soon as you sign up, you’ll get a coupon free Classic Roast Beef sandwich.

4. Atlanta Bread

Get a free cookie with any purchase on your birthday when you sign up for Atlanta Bread’s Rise Rewards.

5. Auntie Anne’s

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Get a free Original, Sweet Almond, or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel on your birthday when you sign up for Auntie Anne’s Rewards, download the Auntie Anne’s Perks app and spend a minimum $10 in the previous 365 days. You’ll also get a coupon for a free pretzel when you first download the app after you make any purchase over a dollar.

6. Baskin-Robbins

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By joining the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club, you’ll receive a birthday coupon for a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream.

7. Ben & Jerry’s

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Get a free birthday scoop coupon when you sign up for Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Fanatics rewards program.

8. Benihana

Get a $30 Benihana gift certificate with purchase of adult entree on your birthday when you register for the Benihana Chef’s Table. Also, sign your kids up for Kabuki Kids club for kids 12 and younger, and they’ll receive a free birthday mug with the purchase of a kids meal!

9. BJ’s Restaurants

Join BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus program to earn a free “Pizookie” (that’s a pizza cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) when you sign up and on your birthday.

10. Black Angus Steakhouse

At Black Angus Steakhouse, you’ll earn 2X bonus points during your birthday month. You'll also get a 10% off coupon when you sign up for Black Angus Prime Club Rewards.

11. Bonefish Grill


You may get a free appetizer or dessert at your local Bonefish Grill when you sign up for Dine Rewards. The same rewards program also works at Carrabba's, Fleming's, and Outback Steakhouse.

12. Buca di Beppo

Get a free $10 gift when you sign up for Buca di Beppo’s eClub. For your birthday you’ll get a $20 off $40 coupon and a free colossal brownie sundae (value $18.99).

13. Buffalo Wild Wings

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Get 6 free wings (snack size) during your birthday month when you sign up for Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Rewards. No purchase necessary for this birthday reward.

14. Caribou Coffee

Sign up for Caribou Perks and get two complimentary drinks as long as you made a purchase within six months. You'll get one free drink when you sign up and one free drink on your birthday.

15. Carrabba’s

Sign up for Carrabba’s email list to get 50% off every fourth visit and a free dessert or appetizer for your birthday with the purchase of an entree. You'll also get a free calamari!

16. CAVA

Join CAVA Rewards and once you reach Cava Rewards status (spend $100), you not only get $9 in credit towards your next order, but you get another $9 credit for your birthday!

17. Chick-fil-A

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Join the Chick-fil-A-One rewards program and enjoy a birthday reward that’s good for 30 days. Your free treat varies based on your Chick-fil-a rewards tier. Members will get a Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Fudge Brownie, Silver Members can get a small milkshake, small frosted lemonade, frosted coffee, or small ice cream cone or cup, and Red Members an get a free sandwich or 8- or 12-count nuggets. Signature members get their choice of entree.

18. Chili’s

Person smiling looking away with their hands on their chest. in front of them is the Chili's cookie skillet dessert

Sign up for My Chili’s Rewards and get a free dessert on your birthday.

19. Country Kitchen

Receive a surprise on your birthday when you register for Country Kitchen’s CK eClub.

20. Cracker Barrel

When you register for Cracker Barrel Rewards and tell them that it’s your birthday, they’ll give you a free dessert up to a $5.49 value.

21. Crumbl Cookies

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Sign up for a Crumbl account to receive a free cookie (reg $4.20) on your birthday every year.

22. Dairy Queen

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Sign up for the DQ Rewards and you’ll get to pick a free medium Dipped Cone, Shake, or Sundae for your birthday treat. You have to make at least one purchase within 45 days (before) your birthday to be eligible.

23. Del Taco

Holding a taco from Del Taco

Del Taco offers those who create a “Del Yeah!” Rewards account two free tacos, as well as a free milkshake on their birthday when you’ve earned at least 8 points ($8 spent) before your birthday!

24. Denny’s

Get a free Value Slam breakfast on your birthday when you sign up for Denny’s loyalty program.

25. Dippin’ Dots

Get free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.

26. Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Rewards members earn 3X points on any purchases on the day before their birthday, the day of their birthday, and the day after their birthday.

27. Dutch Bros.

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Get a free Dutch Bros birthday drink (any size) when you sign up for their Dutch Rewards program.

28. Einstein Bros. Bagels

Get a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday as well as a free bagel with shmear just for signing up for the Einstein Bros. Bagels Shmear Society.

29. Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s offers a birthday dessert for members who sign up for their Famous Nation club.

30. Firehouse Subs

Sign up for Firehouse Rewards and get a free medium sub on your birthday. This birthday reward will only be available the day before, day of, and day after your birthday. It also requires a $1+ purchase at the time of redemption and a $1+ purchase within six months up to seven days before your birthday.

31. Fuddruckers

Become a member of the Fuddruckers Fudds Club to get a birthday coupon. In the past, we've seen offers like BOGO burgers and a free ⅓ lb burger.

32. Great American Cookies

Download the Great American Cookies rewards app and get a birthday reward from Great American Cookie on your birthday. In the past we’ve seen a free slice of birthday cookie cake and a $5 off your purchase coupon.

33. IHOP

ihop cupcake birthday pancakes

Register for IHOP’s The International Bank of Pancakes rewards club and get five free PanCoins for signing up and get a free stack on your birthday!

34. Joe’s Crab Shack

You’ll get a free appetizer at Joe’s Crab Shack when you sign up for their E-Club. Plus, you’ll get a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees on your birthday.

35. Jack in the Box

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Receive a coupon for two free tacos with any purchase for your birthday when you create a Jack in the Box account.

36. Jamba Juice

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Jamba Juice offers tons of discounts throughout the year if you sign up for their My Jamba Rewards, as well as a free birthday smoothie if you've spent at least $15 using your rewards account.

37. Jersey Mike’s

Become a member of Jersey Mike's reward program, MyMike's, and earn a free sub and small soft drink on your birthday!

38. Jimmy John’s

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Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Rewards members can get a free birthday cookie, brownie, pickle, or bag of chips, as well as a free sandwich upon signing up.

39. Johnny Rockets

Those who sign up for Johnny Rockets' Rocket E-Club get a free burger and another free birthday burger with the purchase of an entree and a drink.

40. Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme offers their Krispy-Kreme Rewards members three free Original Glazed Doughnuts on their birthday.

41. Macaroni Grill

Get a free birthday dessert (with an entree purchase) when you sign up for the Macaroni Grill newsletter.

42. Maggiano’s

Join Maggiano’s Italian restaurant E-Club and you’ll get $10 off a $30 purchase on your birthday.

43. Marble Slab/Maggie Moo’s

Get a $5 off coupon for your birthday when you download the Marble Slab app and complete your profile.

44. Marie Callender’s

Sign up for Marie Callender's E-Club and receive a welcome offer of 20% off your next meal. For your birthday you'll get $5 off your entree and a free slice of pie!

45. McAlister’s

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Download the app and sign up for McAlister’s Rewards program to get a $5 birthday discount, and a free slice of pie on your birthday.

46. The Melting Pot

Get birthday vouchers for The Melting Pot when you join Club Fondue. And, when you sign up you'll get a complimentary box of six dipped strawberries.

47. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill will give you a free birthday burrito when you join Moe Rewards. Plus, they’ll give you a cup of queso just for signing up.

48. Nothing Bundt Cakes

A boy holding an Oreo cookies and cream cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Get a free bundlet when you join the Nothing Bundt Cake eClub and input your birthday information for birthday freebies.

49. O’Charley’s

Receive a birthday offer (coupon) — like a free dessert — for signing up for O'Charley's O'Club, as well as a free welcome appetizer.

50. Olive Garden

a person holding a coupon on phone app next to an olive garden dessert

Sign up for the Olive Garden eClub and get a free dessert (up to $11.49) with the purchase of any adult entree on your birthday!

51. On the Border

Join Border Rewards to get a free queso on your birthday!

52. Outback Steakhouse

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Get a free Bloomin' Onion when you sign up for Outback Steakhouse Dine Rewards. In the past, we’ve seen a free dessert with an entree purchase for birthday promos.

53. Panera Bread

A muffin inside an empty Panera restaurant

Get a Panera Bread free pastry or sweet on your birthday and when you sign up for MyPanera.

54. Papa John’s

Get a free dessert for your birthday at Papa John’s when you sign up for Papa Rewards.

55. Papa Murphy's

Get a free pizza on your birthday when you sign up for Papa Murphy's MySLICE Rewards. You must make a purchase within 180 days of your birthday.

56. Pita Pit

Sign up for the Pita Pit Rewards Club to get a free pita on your birthday.

57. Red Lobster

My Red Lobster Rewards members get a free birthday surprise like $5 off, 10% off, or free appetizers or desserts. You have to sign up more than 10 days before your birthday.

58. Red Robin

Join Red Robin Royalty and get a free burger with a $5 purchase on your birthday.

59. Rubio’s

Rubio’s Rewards members get $5 off their next order and a treat for their birthday!

60. Ruby Tuesday

Receive a free Ruby Tuesday birthday dessert of salad with the purchase of an entree when you sign up for their RubyRewards program.

61. Sbarro

Get a free slice of XL NY-style pizza on your birthday when you sign up for Sbarro Rewards.

62. Shari’s

Shari's Rewards members get a free slice of pie on their birthday and a free slice just for signing up.

63. Smoothie King

Smoothie King offers a coupon for a free smoothie on your birthday for Healthy Rewards members.

64. Sprinkles

Sign up for Sprinkles Perks and get up to 13 free cupcakes on your birthday.

65. Sonic

You need to download the Sonic app to receive exclusive promos and birthday offers. The offer changes every year, but we’ve seen free corn dogs, shakes, and sides for your birthday freebies.

66. The Spaghetti Warehouse

Get a free dessert with the purchase of an entree from The Spaghetti Warehouse when you join the Warehouse eClub.

67. Starbucks

woman holding a happy birthday starbucks cup in store

Get a free birthday drink, food item, or bottled beverage when you sign up for the Starbucks Rewards program.

68. Steak ‘n Shake

Steak 'n Shake Rewards Club offers a free birthday specialty milkshake to their members.

69. Subway

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Join Subway MVP Rewards and get a free cookie to celebrate your birthday.

70. Birthday freebies at Taco Bell

a person holding up a doritos locos tacos and drinking a baja freeze

Get a free regular-sized Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze for your birthday when you join Taco Bell Rewards.

71. Taco Cabana

Sign up for Taco Cabana’s MY TC! loyalty program to receive exclusive offers and a birthday treat. In the past, we’ve seen two free tacos and a flauta plate as the birthday freebies.

72. TCBY

Get birthday rewards when you join TCBY Insider eClub. You’ll receive a free small froyo (up to $5 value).

73. Texas Roadhouse

a person dipping a blooming onion in texas roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse VIP Club offers exclusive deals, coupons, and birthday freebies. You get a free “Cactus Blossom” for signing up, and for your birthday, you get a free appetizer or dessert.

74. TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays Rewards offers members of their Fridays Rewards a free dessert with purchase of an entree on their birthday.

75. Tony Roma’s

Get a free entree when you purchase a second entree for your birthday when you sign up for Tony Roma’s Email Club.

76. Tucanos

Tucanos gives a free birthday meal with the purchase of an entree to their ClubTucanos members.

77. Waffle House

Waffle House offers the members of their Regulars Club a free order of hashbrowns.

78. Weinerschnitzel

Weiner Lovers’ Club members get a free chili dog when they join, as well as a free coupon on their birthday (usually a Weinerschnitzel free hot dog, corndog, or chili dog).

79. Zaxby’s

a cellphone being held with zaxby app on screen near food

Zaxby’s offers its Zax Fanz Club members a free 5 Fingerz with a $5 purchase when they join and a free Nibblers when their birthday rolls around.

Retailer Birthday Freebies and Discounts

80. American Eagle

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Sign up for the American Eagle Real Rewards program and you’ll get a $5 birthday reward.

81. Anthropologie

Sign up for Anthro Perks to get a 20% birthday discount (a big discount for their pricey items).

82. Aveda

Aveda extends a free birthday gift when you sign up to become an Aveda Plus Rewards member.

83. Banana Republic

Sign up for Banana Republic Rewards and receive a special coupon on your birthday.

84. Bare Minerals

Bare Minerals Good Rewards offers its club members a surprise birthday gift! While the gift changes, currently the site offers free setting powder, primer, and more.

85. Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble offers their Premium Rewards members $5 off their next purchase for their birthday.

86. Bath & Body Works

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Get a Bath & Body Works Birthday Gift with any purchase just for being a Rewards member. The Birthday reward entitles you to a free body care item with regular price up to $9.95.

87. Benefit Cosmetics

Any customer can get a free brow arch on their birthday at Benefit Browbar beauty lounges.

88. Columbia

Join Columbia’s Greater Rewards program to get a birthday gift. In the past, we've seen a 20% off code.

89. The Container Store

Get a 15 - 25% off coupon as a birthday gift from The Container Store when you sign up for their Organized Insider rewards program.

90. CVS

A woman carrying a CVS basket and shopping in CVS.

Join the CVS ExtraCare reward program to get a gift of $3 in ExtraBucks Rewards on your birthday.

91. Dave & Buster’s

Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards to get $5 in free game play for your birthday and $15 free game play with a $15 purchase of gameplay just for signing up.

92. DSW

As a DSW VIP member, you can enjoy $5 off at DSW valid through your birthday month.

93. Edible Arrangements

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Join Edible Rewards and you’ll get a free 6-piece chocolate-dipped fruit box worth $12.99 for your birthday! You must make a purchase before you’re eligible. It’s our favorite perk of all the Edible Arrangements coupon hacks.

94. Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear’s Famously You Rewards program gives members $5 Birthday Reward Cash and 2x points per dollar during their birthday month.

95. IKEA

Join the IKEA Family and get a $10 birthday discount and a free slice of cake with entree purchase from the IKEA restaurant.

96. JCPenney

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Join the JC Penney Rewards program and earn points back on your purchases, not to mention a free birthday gift when you sign up, like a $10 coupon.

97. Kendra Scott

Once you join their free loyalty program, you’ll get access to three different Kendra Scott birthday discounts to use during your birthday month — including 50% off one fashion jewelry or Color Bar item.

98. Kohl’s

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Sign up for Kohl's Rewards program to get a special discount for your birthday.

99. Old Navy

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Navyist Rewards members get a free birthday bonus. In the past, we've seen them offer special discounts.

100. PetSmart

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Join Petsmart Treats rewards program and your furry (or scaly) friend will receive a birthday surprise, like a $3 coupon. All your pets are eligible to sign up, not just cats and dogs. For example, my hamster is a Treats member.

101. Sephora

A free Sephora birthday gift sign

One of my favs, Sephora, offers their Beauty Insider Rewards members a freebie on their birthday. In 2023, you get to choose from 4 different mini sets or 250 bonus points.

102. Smashbox

Smashbox’s Smashcash loyalty program gives members a birthday gift and other discounts after spending $75 that year.

103. Ulta

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The Ulta Beauty Rewards program offers members a birthday freebie and double points during their birthday month.

104. World Market

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World Market Rewards members receive a surprise offer on their birthday. On my last birthday, I got 15% off!

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