120+ Free Birthday Stuff to Look Forward to Every Year

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Who doesn’t love free birthday stuff? Especially if you always wonder, “where can I get free food on my birthday?” I make it a point to get as many birthday freebies as possible every year!

When you sign up for multiple birthday reward programs, your birthday can be stretched to a birth month. Just know that most programs will require at least 7 days’ notice before your actual birthday, so sign up as soon as possible.

Even if a location isn’t listed here (particularly your local favorites), places could still give you birthday freebies, so don’t be shy to ask! You may be asked for your ID to prove it’s your birthday, although usually, the email they send will suffice. Enjoy the free stuff below!

Don’t forget: At the end, we’ll show you how to get a $500 DoorDash gift card too.

1. A&W All American Food (A Free Float): Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you join their Mug Club. Mmm, classic. Must be 13 years or older to sign up. 

2. Acapulco Restaurants (Free Entree): Sign up for their club and you’ll get a free appetizer (with purchase of an adult entree) today and a free entree up to $15 on your actual birthday!

3. Ace Hardware ($5 Coupon): Receive a free $5 off any purchase over $5 coupon when you join their Ace Rewards mobile app.

4. Alamo Drafthouse (Free Movies): Join their free Victory program, and not only will you get discounts, access to movie screenings, and menu tastings, members will enjoy at least 3 free movies a year! For your birthday, you’ll get a free movie ticket (or two depending on your Victory rank)

5. AMC Theatres (Free Popcorn)Their AMC Stubs Insider program is free to join, and you’ll get free large popcorn for your birth month. If you’re an A-List or Premiere Member (subscription-based programs), you’ll get TWO free items, a large popcorn, and a large drink  This is redeemable anytime during your birth month!

6. Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza (Free Pizza): Join their Coal Fired Rewards program and get a free 12″ pizza coupon valid for 30 days after signup. You can also text COALFIRED to 63566

7. Applebees (Free Dessert): Upon sign-up, you’ll get a free appetizer with an entree purchase. On your birthday, you’ll get a free dessert with any purchase over $15!

8. Arby’s (Free Small Shake & Curly Fries with Purchase): When you join the Arby’s Insider Program, you’ll immediately get a 50% off coupon for your next order.  You’ll get a free small shake and curly fries for your birthday with any sandwich purchase!

9. Atlanta Bread (Free Cookie): Get a free bakery item with a purchase upon signing up for their E-Club and a free cookie on your birthday.

10. Au Bon Pain (Free Mug and Bakery Item): Get a free travel mug upon joining their EClub, a free coffee or tea, and a bakery item for your birthday.

11. Auntie Anne’s (Free Pretzel): Sign up for Pretzel Perks, and get a free pretzel on your birthday!

12. Aveda (High-Value Gift): Join Aveda’s Pure Privilege Rewards Program for a $10 one-time enrollment fee and receive a birthday gift valued at $23 every year, along with the ability to collect points toward purchases.

13. Back Yard Burgers (Free Burger): Join their Clubhouse program and get a free Back Yard Classic burger as a welcome gift!

14. Baja Fresh (Free Burrito): Sign up for Club Baja, and you’ll get a free burrito for your birthday

15. Baker’s Square (Free Pie Slice): When you sign up for their EClub, you’ll immediately get a 20% off coupon and a free slice of pie for your birthday

16. bareMinerals (Free Beauty Gift): Join their Good Rewards, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.

17. Barnes and Noble Kids (Free Cupcake or Cookie): Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake or cookie from the cafe on their birthday!

18. Baskin Robbins (Free Ice Cream): Join their Birthday Club and get a free kid-sized ice cream or 3 oz scoop. soft swirl on your birthday! Note: Be sure to call and ask, though, as I’ve had one location deny my free email coupon.

19. Benihana’s (Free $30): Register for Chef’s Table program, and you’ll get a free $30 birthday certificate to use at the restaurant for your birth month!

20. Bennigan’s (BOGO Coupon): Receive a BOGO entree coupon up to $15 when you sign up for their Eclub.

21. Big Boy (Free Dessert): Join their Email Club to get a free hot fudge ice cream cake on your birthday.

22. BIGGBY Coffee (Free Drink): On your birthday, you’ll get a free 24 oz. of any drink of your choice!

23. BJ’s Restaurant (Free Pizookie): Upon sign up, get a free Pizookie immediately AND get another free Pizookie on your birthday

24. Black Angus Grill (Free Meal + Dessert): You’ll get a free dessert within 24 hours of joining the Prime Club and a free steak meal for your birthday!

25. Black Bear Diner (Free Meal x2): When you sign up for their Bear Lovers E-Club, you’ll get a free meal as a welcome gift. On your birthday, you also get a free meal! Most likely, it’ll be the “Bearthday Breakfast” with pancakes or waffles, eggs, bacon, or sausage)

26. Bojangles (Free Iced Tea and Biscuit): Upon signup, you’ll get a coupon for a free HALF gallon of their Legendary Iced Tea® with purchase, and on your birthday, you’ll get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit® with purchase.

27. Bonefish Grill (Free Appetizer or dessert): Become a Bone Fish Grill Insider and get special offers on your birthday, like a free Bang Bang Shrimp or dessert.

28. Boston Market (Free Dessert): Join their Rotisserie Rewards, and get a coupon for a free dessert for your birthday.

29. Bubba Gump Shrimp (Free Cupcake): Tell them your birthday, and you’ll get a free birthday cupcake with a candle!

30. Buca di Beppo (Free Dessert): Receive a $10 gift immediately upon sign up as well as a free dessert for your birthday, a Colossal Brownie Sundae (feeds 4), or Double Dark Chocolate Cake.

31. Buffalo Wild Wings (Free Wings): Join their Blazin Rewards and get a free order of 6 Buffalo Wings for your birth month.

32. Build-a-Bear (Discounted Birthday Bear): Parents, sign up for the Bonus Club, and get a special Birthday Bear for your kids any day of their birth month. It’s the “Count Your Candles” offer, and the price of the special Birthday Bear is whatever age your child turns. For instance, if your child is turning 2, the Birthday Bear only costs $2! They’ll also experience a birthday heart ceremony complete with a birthday heart for their bear, sticker, party hat, and ringing the birthday bell to announce their big day to the store.

33. Captain D’s (Free Food): Upon sign up get a coupon for a free 1-piece fish and fries. On your birthday, you’ll get a free dessert with purchase!

34. Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Free Appetizer or Dessert): Join their Amici Club to get a free appetizer or dessert for your birthday.

35. Chick-fil-A (Free Cookie or Brownie): Download their Chick-fil-A One app and when you enter your birthday you’ll get a free Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Brownie good for 30 days after your birthday.

36. Chicken Salad Chick (Free Meal): Download their Craving Credits App and you’ll get a free Original Chick Meal for your birthday.

37. Chili’s (Free Dessert and Chips/Salsa): Get a free dessert on your birthday when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club, AND get free chips and salsa with every visit or a non-alcoholic beverage!

38. Chipotle (Free Chips + Guac): Upon signing up for their rewards program, you’ll get free chips and guac after your first purchase as a member, and on your birthday, you’ll get another coupon for free chips and guac (or Queso Blanco or Salsa) with $5 purchase.

39. Chuck E. Cheese’s (Free Tickets): On your child’s birthday, they’ll get 100 free tickets with any food purchase.

40. Cinnabon (Free Bites + Drink): Subscribe to Club Cinnabon and get a welcome gift of 4 BonBites. On your birthday, you’ll get a free 16 oz Cold Brew!

41. Cold Stone Creamery (BOGO Coupon): Get a BOGO creation coupon for your birthday when you sign up for My Cold Stone Club.

42. Corner Bakery (Free Baked Good): On the week of your birthday, you’ll get an email for a free baked good from their display case. Have you seen the size of their cookies? Yum.

43. Country Kitchen (Free Meal): Get a free meal, up to $12, on your birthday!

44. Cracker Barrel (Free Dessert)Go to Cracker Barrel on your birthday and get a free dessert! If you do sign up for their email newsletter or text, you can get free biscuit beignets with a minimum purchase of $10.

45. Crumbl Cookies (Free Cookie): Sign up for a free account and get a free cookie for your birthday. If you haven’t had a Crumbl cookie yet, you’re in for a gooey soft treat!

46. CVS (Coupon): Join the ExtraCare Beauty Club to get $3 ExtraCare bucks on your birthday.

47. Dairy Queen (Coupon): Receive a BOGO Blizzard coupon on your birthday by signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club.

48. Daphne’s ($5 Off 1 Item): Sign up for the Pita Points Loyalty Program and get $5 off your purchase. Expires a month after your birthday.

49. Del Taco (Free Milkshake): Join their Del Yea! Rewards, and you’ll immediately get a deal for 2 free tacos. For your birthday, you’ll get an email for a free premium milkshake a day before and it expires 1.5 weeks after. I like their strawberry milkshake to pair with their crinkle-cut fries!

50. Denny’s (Free Food): Head to Denny’s to get a free Grand Slam Breakfast on your birthday with ID, when you sign up for their Denny’s Rewards. (Valued at $9.99!)

51. Disney Movie (Free Points): Get 25 free points for your birthday when you sign up for Disney Movie Rewards.

52. Dippin’ Dots (Free Dots): Join the Dot Crazy! Email Club and get free dippin’ dots for your birthday.

53. Dunkin’ Donuts (Free Drink or Coffee): Get a free drink on your birthday when you sign up for the DD Perks Rewards Program. You’ll also get a welcome gift of a free Medium Dunkin’ Refresher drink.

54. Einstein Bros. Bagels (Free Sandwich with Purchase): Get a free egg sandwich with a purchase on your birthday when you join the Shmear Society. Sign-up reward includes a free bagel with schmear with any purchase.

55. El Pollo Loco (Free $5 Coupon): Download their app to join their Loco Rewards Club and you’ll get a welcome bonus of free guac and chips. You’ll get a $5 coupon off any $5+ purchase on your birthday.

56. El Torito (Free Meal): Sign up for their E-Club and get a free appetizer as a welcome and a free meal for your birthday!

57. elf Cosmetics (Free Beauty Item): Join their Beauty Squad, and you’ll get a free full-sized product on your birthday.

58. Famous Dave’s (Free Dessert): As a welcome bonus, you’ll get a free burger or sandwich with purchase, and on your birthday, you’ll get a free dessert up to $9!

59. Firehouse Subs (Free Sandwich): Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub good on your birthday or 6 days after!

60. Friendly’s (Free Dessert): Become a Sweet Rewards member to receive a free medium sundae on your birthday.

61. Fuddruckers (Free Burger): Get a free 1/3 lb. original burger for your birthday

62. Golden Corral (Free BOGO adult Buffet): Get a coupon for buy one get one free adult buffet for your birthday

63. Great American Cookies ($5 Coupon): Join the Cookie Club & get a birthday coupon of $5 off your purchase on your birthday!

64. Grimaldi’s Pizza (Free Pizza): Welcome bonus includes a free appetizer, but on your birthday you get get a free 16″ cheese pizza with purchase! Valid once for your entire birth month.

65. Habit Grill (Free Burger): Join their CharClub and get a free burger, cheeseburger, or veggie burger for your birthday! Expires 3.5 weeks after your birthday.

66. Hallmark (Free Card): Get a monthly free card and a coupon for $5 off $10 when you become a Crown Rewards member.

67. Hard Rock (Coupon): Sign up for the Hard Rock Rewards for a buy 1 get 1 free entree for your birth month!

68. Hooters (Free Wings): Join the Hooters Eclub for a free birthday appetizer of 10 boneless wings!

69. Hot Topic (Free $5): Earn $5 birthday credit to use during your birth month when you join their Guest List. You’ll also get a free $5 every anniversary of your sign-up date!

70. IHOP (Free Pancakes): Sign up for their MyHop program to receive a stack of 5 free pancakes after purchase. On your birthday, you’ll get a free full stack of any pancakes!

71. IKEA (Free $10 and FroYo): Sign up for their IKEA Family program and you’ll get a free $10 coupon to use towards anything except food plus a free cake slice with any entree purchase. You’ll also get free coffee/tea each time you visit the store and access to special deals! Some have also received a free $15 coupon with no minimum purchase.

72. Jack in the Box (Free Food): Register to get free medium fries as a welcome and 2 free tacos with purchase for your birthday.

73. Jamba Juice (Free Small Smoothie): Join the Jamba Insider and you can get a free small birthday smoothie or juice if you’ve accrued at least $15 in Jamba orders over the year. This freebie expires 3.5 weeks from your birthday.

74. Jersey Mike’s Subs (Free Sub): Get a free regular sub every birthday when you sign up for their Email Club.

75. Joe’s Crab Shack (Free Dessert): Register with Joe’s Catch to get free appetizer as a welcome and a free dessert for your birthday!

76. Juice It Up! (Free Smoothie): Join to get a free medium classic smoothie upon sign up!

78. Krispy Kreme (Free Donuts): Join their Sweetest Rewards Around and get a free donut as a welcome, and a box of 3 original glazed donuts for your birthday!

79. Longhorn Steakhouse (Free Dessert with Purchase): Create a My Longhorn account to get a free birthday treat when you go in for a meal!

80. Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ (Free Appetizer or Dessert): Join their rewards program to get a welcome of $10 off $30 coupon and a deal for free appetizer or dessert for your birthday.

81. Macaroni Grill (Free Dessert): Sign up for their email club to get a free dessert with entree purchase on your birthday.

82. Maggie Moo’s ($5 Coupon): Sign up for the Slab Happy Email to get a free $5 off coupon

83. Marie Callender’s (Free Pie Slices with Purchase): Join their Eclub and get 2 free slices of pie and a $5 off two entrees coupon.

84. Medieval Times (BOGO Admission): Join the Queen’s Court, the free sign up banner near the bottom of the page) and receive free admission on your birthday with the purchase of another ticket.

85. Mimi’s Cafe (Free Muffin Sundae): Join their E-Club and grab a free sweet treat with no purchase needed. Expires one week after your birthday.

86. The Melting Pot (Free Dessert Fondue): Join their Club Fondue to get a voucher for free chocolate fondue for 2 on your birthday. Also, get a complimentary box of six of Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at sign up!

87. Moe’s Southwest Grill (Free Burrito): Get a coupon for a free birthday burrito when you join their rewards club. At sign up, get a free cup of queso cheese too.

88. Noodles & Company (Free Entree): Get a coupon for a free entree on your birthday by joining the Noodles Family.

89. Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar ($15 Off): Get a $15 off your lunch or dinner when you sign up for their email club.

90. Nothing Bundt Cakes (Free Bundlet Cake): Get a free single serving bundt cake when you join their EClub. My favorite is their Lemon flavor!

91. Olive Garden (Free Dessert): Get a free dessert (up to $8.50 value) on your birthday with no purchase necessary by signing up for the eClub. You’ll also get a free appetizer or dessert upon sign up.

92. On the Border (Free Queso Dip or Brownie): Get free queso and chips or brownie on your birthday and every anniversary sign up date.

93. Panda Express (Varies): Sign up to receive emails and get an exclusive offer on your birthday. Some have reported getting a free entree! Yay for Orange Chicken!

94. Panera Bread (Free Pastry): Join MyPanera to get a free pastry on your birthday. You’ll also get a free pastry upon sign up! In addition, they send out frequent offers for free coffee or drinks that you can claim daily along with other freebies.

95. P.F. Chang’s (Free Dessert or Appetizer): Join to get a 1,000 points bonus (halfway to a first $15 reward) and a free dessert or appetizer for your birth month.

96. Peet’s Rewards (Free Coffee or Pastry): Earn 25 points on your birthday as well as get a free coffee or baked good on your anniversary!

97. Perkins (Free Meal): Get a free Magnificient Seven breakfast meal on your birthday when you sign up for MyPerkins.

98. Pinkberry (Free Yogurt): Sign up for a Pinkcard, download the app, and receive free yogurt on your birthday.

99. Pizza Rev (Free Pizza or Salad): Download their Rev Rewards and choose any pizza dough base (including cauliflower) and add unlimited toppings to your free personal size pizza on your birthday. Or salad! Expires a week after your birthday.

100. Qdoba (Free Cookie): Receive a free Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Qdoba Rewards for your birthday!

101. Red Lobster (Free Dessert): When you join the Fresh Catch Club, get a free Chocolate Cake dessert on your birthday.

102. Red Robin (Free Burger): Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program to choose from over 24 choices for a free birthday burger with any $4.99 purchase the entire birth month (Valued at $12.99 and up!)

103. Rita’s Italian Ice (Free Italian Ice): Sign up for its Birthday Club for a free regular birthday Italian ice treat!

104. Ruby Tuesday (Free Burger or Salad Bar): Sign up with Ruby Tuesday to score a free burger or garden bar entree on your birthday. Plus, get a free appetizer as a welcome.

105. Sbarro (Free Pizza Slice): Get a free XL NY pizza slice on your birthday by joining the Slice Society! You’ll also get a free slice (with a drink purchase) at sign-up too.

106. Sephora (Free Beauty Gift): Register with Sephora, and receive a free luxury brand gift on your birthday. You usually pick one of three choices: makeup, skincare, or haircare!

107. Sonic Drive-in (Free Classic Shake): Create a My Sonic account to receive a free classic shake for your birthday. There are monthly freebies as well!

108. Sonny’s BBQ (Free Meal): Get a free Big Deal Meal (BBQ sandwich, fries, drink) on your big day when you join the Q Crew.

109. Souper Salad (50% Off): Register for Souper Perks to get 50% off a lunch or dinner buffet during your birthday week.

110. The Spaghetti Warehouse (Free Meal): Join the Warehouse Club to get a free meal on your birthday! You’ll also get a free appetizer with an entree purchase at sign-up.

111. Starbucks (Free Drink): Get a free birthday drink by signing up for Starbucks Rewards valid only on the day of your birthday! I typically get the TRENTA size which is the biggest, to maximize my freebie!

112. Steak ‘n Shake (Free Meal): Join the eClub to receive a free specialty milkshake at sign-up and a free cheeseburger and fries on your birthday!

113. Subway (Free Points): Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program, and they’ll add 20 points to your account on your birthday. Note: 20 points get you a free 21-ounce fountain drink (20 points), a free bag of chips (15 points), or two free cookies (10 points each). (Their cookies are good!)

114. Target (5% Off): Join their Circle program, and you’ll get a 5% off coupon for your birthday.

115. TCBY (Free 3 oz Frozen Yogurt): Join myTCBY, and get your first 3 oz. of yogurt free on your birthday.

116. Texas Roadhouse (Free Appetizer with Purchase): Sign up for the email club to get a free appetizer or sidekick of Ribs with entree purchase on your birthday or 9 days after.

117. TGI Friday’s (Free Dessert): Join the Friday’s Rewards program to get a free dessert (with entree purchase), up to $8, during your birth month. At sign up, get a free appetizer.

118. Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($2 Off): Join Club Tropical to get a $2 off coupon!

119. ULTA Beauty (Free Beauty Gift): Receive a free beauty gift by signing up for the Ultimate Rewards program. They’ll have different options for in-store pick or online redemption.

120. Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Free Dessert with Purchase): Join the Uno Insider’s Club and get a free dessert with a purchase on your birthday. Upon sign up get a free appetizer with purchase as well.

121. Victoria’s Secret (Free $10): Sign up for an Angel Card, and get a free $10 towards purchases.

122. Vitality Bowls (Free Acai Bowl): Get a free acai bowl on your birthday! Must have at least one purchase logged in the app one week before your birthday.

123. Waffle House (Free Waffle): Join the Waffle House Regulars Club to receive a free waffle on your birthday.

124. Wienerschnitzel (Free Corn Dog): Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club to get a free corn dog each year on your birthday. At sign up, you’ll also immediately get a free chili dog.

125. Wingstop (Free Fries): Get a free order of seasoned fries on your birthday when you sign up for The Club. At sign-up, get another order of fries for free too.

126. Yogurtland ($5 Off): Get up to $5 off your birthday yogurt and as you earn more points, it increases up to $7, along with additional perks.

127. Yoshinoya (Free Bowl): After joining their rewards program, get a free regular bowl with a drink purchase immediately.

128. Zaxby’s (Free Cookies): Get 3 free cookies on your birthday!

How many birthday freebies did you get?

Bonus: How to Get a $500 DoorDash Gift Card

You can get a $500 DoorDash; all you have to do is try out some deals. The catch? You can only do this once every year!

Seriously, anyone 18+ can participate in Flash Rewards, a rewards program that’s been around since 2016 and has rewarded $12 million to members over time.

So how do you get the money? Answer: You just have to follow the instructions carefully!

Flash Rewards work by showing you “deals” they think you would like. This includes mobile apps and games, subscriptions, financial services, etc. Each type of deal you choose has its mini-task to complete.

  1. Head over to Flash Rewards and fill out basic info (Email, Name, etc.)
  2. Take a quick Survey (it helps figure out the optional offers & required deals to recommend)
  3. Complete deals by shopping Flash Rewards’ great brand name partners.
  4. Important: Follow the instructions on completing the specific number of deals for each level and get to Level 5 to get the maximum reward! (there are plenty of deals to try – some are free trials or app downloads, others require a purchase)!)
  5. Claim the reward and get it in about a week!

You won’t get your reward if you don’t complete the required amount of deals. Sure, it takes a little more effort but it’s legit. Get your $500!