Eat free for your birthday!
January is my birthday month. I say birthday month instead of ‘the month of my birthday’ because my birthday really does last all month. Since I was a kid I celebrated at least an entire week for my birthday.
As I got older, my birthdays grew longer. Mostly because I figured out how to use the internet. The internet is FULL of birthday freebies.
Here are a few things to know about these freebies:
- They aren’t always *exactly* free. A lot of places are going to buy one get one free. To make the most of this, invite someone else out to pay for the nonfree meal. 🙂 OR, order one meal for you to eat then and order the free one to go. That way you get two meals for the price of one, and you get a ready-made lunch/dinner for the next day.
- There are always strings attached. Now, I don’t mean any bad strings. But by signing up for your birthday freebie, you are almost always signing up for an email club. I personally get a zillion emails, most of which I don’t read. A couple of ways to deal with these emails is by creating an email addy just for your bday freebies, or to create a folder within your main email to collect all the promo emails. I love using gmail because it automatically separates promos into a different section in my inbox. That way I don’t get a notification when I get the third email of the day telling me of a 20% off sale.
I’ve scoured the internet for all the awesome food freebies out there. Before blindly signing up for every one, make sure you actually have that restaurant/food place around you!
A&W All American Food – Get a free root beer float on your birthday by joining the Mug Club.
Abuelo’s: Join their eClub and receive a free gift for signing up, plus gifts on your birthday and anniversary.
Applebees – Sign up for their Email Club and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Arby’s – Get a free milkshake on your birthday when you register with Arby’s.
Atlanta Bread Company – Get a free cookie on your birthday when you join their Loyalty Program.
Au Bon Pain – Join their eClub and get a free birthday lunch.
Auntie Anne’s – Sign up for Pretzel Perks and get a free pretzel on your birthday.
Baker’s Square Restaurant & Pies: Sign up for their email newsletters and you’ll receive a coupon for a free entrée right away, plus a free slice of pie on your birthday.
Bashas’: Register your child in their Birthday Club and they’ll receive a free cake every year through age 10.
Baskin Robbins – Join their Birthday Club and get free ice cream on your birthday.
BD’s Mongolian Grill – Get a free entree on your birthday when you join Club Mongo.
Ben & Jerry’s: Become a Chunk Spelunker and you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
Benihana’s – Register for the Chef’s Table and they’ll send you a $30 birthday certificate.
Bennigan’s – Receive a BOGO entree as well as a free dessert when you sign up for their E-Club.
Big Boy – Join their Email Club and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Biggby Coffee -A snail mailed coupon for a free beverage
Black Angus Steakhouse: Join their Prime Club and receive a free steak dinner (with purchase of a second entrée) on your first birthday as a member.
Bob Evans: Sign your children (12 and under) up for the Bob Evans Birthday Club and the’ll receive free kids’ meals on their birthday.
Bonefish Grill – Become a BFG Insider and get special offers on your birthday.
Boston Market – Join the VIP Club and get a special birthday surprise.
Buca di Beppo – You’ll receive a free pasta on your next visit as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining their eClub.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Get a free birthday dessert when you join theBuffalo Circle.
California Pizza Kitchen: Sign up for their Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free dessert during your birthday month. Sign your children (10 and under) up for the CPKids Birthday Club and they’ll receive a free meal during their birthday month.
Captain D’s – Receive a free dessert once a week for a month with the purchase of a regular-priced meal, plus more freebies on your birthday.
Caribou Coffee – Free medium drink
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Join Carrabba’s Amici Club and get a free appetizer as well as a coupon for a BOGO Free entree.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse: Join their Handshake Club and receive a free gift on your birthday.
Chick fil a – Become an Email Insider and get a special birthday offer.
Chili’s – Get free chips and guacamole when you join their Email Club.
Cinnabon – Subscribe to Club Cinnabon and get a special gift on your birthday.
Cold Stone Creamery – Get a BOGO coupon for your birthday by signing up for the My Cold Stone Club.
Country Buffet – Sign your child up for the Birthday Kids Club and they’ll receive a free meal on their big day.
Cracker Barrel – Go to Cracker Barrel on your birthday and get a free dessert.
Culvers – Enjoy a free birthday treat when you sign up for theCulver’s eClub.
Dairy Queen – Receive a free Blizzard on your birthday by signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club.
Dave & Busters – Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards and get $10 in free game play.
Del Taco: Join their Raving Fan eClub and receive a free premium shake on your birthday, plus two free Grilled Chicken Tacos just for signing up.
Denny’s- Stop by Denny’s and get a free Grand Slam on your birthday (with ID)!
Don Pablo’s – Get a $10 gift card on your birthday when you become a Habaneros Member.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Get a free beverage on your birthday by signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – Get a free bagel on your birthday when youjoin the club.
Firehouse Subs – Show up on your birthday and show ID for a free medium sub!
Friendly’s – When you become a Best Friends of Friendly’s member, you’ll receive a free Happy Ending Sundae on your birthday.
Fuddruckers – Get a special birthday offer when you join the Fudds Club.
Genghis Grill: Become a member of the Khan’s Club and get a free birthday stir-fry bowl.
Gold Star Chili: Join their eClub for free surprises on your birthday.
Great American Cookies – Join CookiE-mail and get a free cookie on your birthday.
Hard Rock Cafe – Sign up for Hard Rock Rewards are get free dessert on your birthday.
Hooters –Join the Club and get free wings on your birthday.
Houlihan’s: Join their email club and $10 off for joining, plus a free entrée on your birthday.
IHOP – Sign up and receive a free stack of pancakes on your birthday!
Jack in the Box –Register and receive a special offer on your birthday.
Jersey Mike’s Subs – Get a free sub and drink when you sign up for their Email Club.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Register with Joe’s Crab Shack and receive a birthday treat.
Johnny Rocket’s: Join the Johnny Rocket eClub and receive a free hamburger on your birthday.
Krispy Kreme – Join the e-Club and receive a free donut on your birthday.
Longhorn Steakhouse – Create a My Longhorn account and get a free birthday treat.
Macaroni Grill – Sign up for the Email Club and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Maggie Moo’s – Sign up for MaggiE-mail and get a free birthday surprise.
Marie Callender’s- Join the E-Club and get a free slice of pie and $5 off your check on your birthday.
The Melting Pot – Join Club Fondue and get a voucher for free chocolate fondue for two on your birthday.
Menchie’s: Join the mySmileage rewards program and receive a $5 credit towards frozen yogurt on your birthday.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Get a coupon for a free birthday burrito when you join their eWorld.
Nestle Tollhouse – Free birthday surprise
Noodles & Company – Get a free dish on your birthday by joining their EClub.
Not Your Average Joe’s – Get a free birthday surprise when you sign up for their Email Club.
Olive Garden – Get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on your birthday by signing up for their eClub
On the Border – Get a special birthday offer when you sign up forClub Cantina.
Outback Steakhouse: Join their rewards program and receive a free dessert on your birthday.
Panda Express – Register to receive emails and get an exclusive offer on your birthday.
Panera – Join MyPanera and get a free pastry on your birthday.
Perkins – Get a free slice of pie on your birthday when you sign up for their E-club.
P.F. Chang’s – Sign up for the Email List and get a free slice of cheesecake on your birthday.
Pinkberry – Sign up for a Pinkcard and receive a free small yogurt on your birthday.
Qdoba – Receive a special birthday gift when you register for theirRewards Program.
Red Lobster – Receive a birthday surprise when you Join the Club.
Red Robin – Register for their Rewards Program and get a free birthday burger.
Rita’s Italian Ice – Sign up for their Birthday Club and get a free birthday treat.
Ruby Tuesday –Sign up with Ruby Tuesday and score a free burger on your birthday.
Sbarro – Get free pizza on your birthday by joining their e-Club.
Schlotzsky’s: Join their eClub to get a free small sandwich on your birthday.
Sonic – Create a My Sonic Profile and receive a special treat on your birthday.
Sonny’s BBQ – Get a free Big Deal Meal on your big day by joining the ‘Q Crew.
Souper Salad – Register for Souper Perks and get a free meal during your birthday week.
The Spaghetti Warehouse – Join the Warehouse Club and get a free meal on your birthday.
Starbucks – Get a free birthday drink by signing up for Starbucks Rewards.
Steak ‘n Shake – Join the eClub and get a free menu item on your birthday.
Subway – You’ll receive a free 6 inch sub and drink on your birthday when you join the Subway Eat Fresh Club.
Taco Cabana: Become a TC Fanatic and get a free fajita taco for joining, plus a free TC Fanatics flauta plate on your birthday.
TCBY – Join the TCBY eClub and receive special offers on your birthday.
Texas Roadhouse – Sign up for their Email Club and get a birthday gift.
TGI Friday’s – Join their Give Me More Stripes program and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Tony Roma’s – Join the Roma Rib Expert Club and get a free entree on your birthday.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Join Club Tropical and get a special birthday offer.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Join their Email Club and get a free entree on your birthday.
Waffle House – Become a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club and receive a free waffle on your birthday.
Wienerschnitzel – Join the Wiener Lovers Club and get a free coupon each year on your birthday.
Wingstop – Get a free order of seasoned fries on your birthday when you sign up for their Email Club.
Yogurt Mountain – Join the YOMO Club and get free yogurt on your birthday.
Zaxby’s – Get a free Nibbler on your birthday by signing up for theZaxby’s Email Club.