Free Stuff on Your Birthday: How to Cash In 170+ Deals

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Birthdays only come once a year – so why not take advantage of some freebies while you’re celebrating? There’s so much free stuff on your birthday that you can grab that it’d be crazy not to jump on these offers.

While I’m not suggesting you run out and buy everything you get a 15% off coupon for, birthdays are an excellent time to treat yourself a little sumthin’ special at the places you usually shop.

Free birthday gift from SephoraMany companies offer birthday rewards if you sign up for their email list or rewards club. I did find some that don’t require an email sign up to cash in, but most do.

For example, for my birthday this year, I snagged this fantastic gift Kat Von Dee beauty gift from Sephora. It included 3 shades of lipstick, a setting powder, and tattoo eyeliner (my fav anyway!). All for being a rewards member and just showing up during my birthday month. Sweet!

There are a lot of opportunities to grab free birthday makeup, but there’s also a lot of free food as well. Some of the restaurants I found give an entirely free birthday meal.

Seriously, an entire meal!

If you’re looking for free stuff on your birthday, you won’t be disappointed – though you might want to prioritize which ones you really want to get since it’d be impossible to get them all!

Free and Discounted Birthday Meals

From free appetizers with purchase to an entire free meal, restaurants love to give stuff away to help you celebrate your birthday.

90% of them will ask that you sign up for their email list or rewards club. If you’re worried about too much spam, set up a separate free email address that you can use just for email sign up offers. Then you can check it whenver you need a coupon for places that you shop.

StoreBirthday FreebieLinkSign-Up Bonus
99 Restaurant and PubSpecial offer that variesSpecial offer that varies
Abuelo’sSpecial offer that variesSpecial offer that varies
A&WRoot Beer Float
Applebee’sFree treat like an appetizer, entree or dessertFree appetizer with purchase of entree
Arby’sFree milkshakeFree roast beef classic sandwich with purchase of drink
Argo TeaFree drink (depending upon level)$3 credit when you download the app
Atlanta BreadFree cookieFree bakery item
Au Bon PainFree birthday lunchFree travel mug
Auntie Anne’sFree pretzelFree pretzel when you spend $1
Baja FreshSpecial offer that variesFree taco
Baskin RobbinsFree ice cream
bd’s Mongolian GrillFree meal on your birthday$5 coupon
Benihana’s$30 gift certificate, plus kids get a freebie
Big BoyFree dessert
Biggby CoffeeFree drink up to 24 oz
BJ’s BrewhouseFree pizookieAnother free pizookie!
Black AngusFree steak dinnerFree dessert
Bojangle’sFree Bo-Berry Biscuit with purchaseFree 1/2 gallon of iced tea with purchase
Bonefish GrillSpecial offer that can vary
Boston MarketSpecial offer that can vary
Brio Tuscan GrilleSpecial offer that can vary
Brugger’s BagelsFree treatBagel with cream cheese
Bruster’s Ice CreamFree birthday treat$3 off next purchase
Bucca di Beppo$20 birthday gift (we got a huge brownie sundae!)Pasta dish
BurgerFiSpecial offer that can varyFree fries
California Pizza KitchenFree dessert or entree, depending upon your benefits levelFree small plate
Cantina LaredoFree dessert
Captain D’sFree birthday dessert with purchaseCoupon for a free dessert or appetizer with purchase
Caribou CoffeeFree birthday treatFree drink after first visit
Carrabba’s Italian GrillSpecial offer that can vary
Carrino’sFree dessert$5 off next visit
CarvelFree birthday treat
Chevy’s Fresh MexBirthday surpriseFree appetizer with purchase of two entrees
Chick-fil-ASpecial offer that varies; check locations for availability
Chili’sFree dessertFree chips & salsa or non-alcoholic drink with every visit
Chuck E. Cheese’sFree birthday treatFree personal one-topping pizza on next visit
CinnabonSpecial offer that variesFree minibon
Cold Stone CreameryBOGO couponBOGO coupon
Cracker BarrelFree dessert
Culver’sFree birthday treatFree scoop of ice cream
Dairy QueenBirthday couponBOGO Blizzard coupon
Del TacoFree regular size premium milkshakeFree taco
Denny’sFree build your own Grand Slam on your birthday
Dickey’s Barbecue PitSpecial offer that variesSpecial offer that varies
Dippin’ DotsFree Dippin’ Dots
Dunkin’ DonutsFree drinkFree drink
Dunn Brothers Coffee$5 to spend on a drink$3 credit when you download the app
Edible ArrangementsFree 12 count chocolate dipped birthday box during your birthday month
Einstein Bros BagelsFree egg sandwich with purchaseFree bagel and shmear with purchase
El Pollo LocoBirthday rewardFree Pollo Bowl
Famous Dave’sSpecial offer that varies
Firehouse SubsFree medium sub the week of your birthday
First WatchFree entreeBOGO offer
Friendly’sFree birthday sundaes for you + your kids
FuddruckersFree birthday burger
Gneghis GrillFree bowlFree appetizer or dessert
GodivaBirthday gift
Great American CookiesSpecial offer that varies$3 coupon
Habit Burger GrillSpecial offer that varies
Hard Rock CafeSpecial offer that varies
HootersFree wings
Houlihan’sFree entree$10 off
IHOPFree mealFree meal
Jack in the BoxTwo free tacos with purchase
Jamba JuiceFree juice or smoothie$3 off next order
Jason’s Deli$5 coupon
Jersey Mike’s SubsFree sub & 22 oz drink
Joe’s Crab ShackSpecial offer that variesFree appetizer
Johnny RocketsSpecial offer that variesFree appetizer
Kirby’s Grill & SteakhouseFree steak dinner$5 coupon
Krispy KremeFree birthday treatFree donut
La MadeleineFree birthday bakery treatFree lemon madeleine or butter croissant
Longhorn SteakhouseFree dessert100 bonus points (which is enough for four free sides, salads or soup upgrades)
Lennys’ Grilled SubsFree 7.5 inch subFree chips and drink
Marble Slab Creamery / Maggie Moo’sSweet treat$5 reward after signing up and first purchase
Marie Callender’sSpecial offer that varies; also gives special offers for wedding anniversary!Special offer for next dine-in purchase
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt$5 menchie’s money25 bonus smiles for registering; $5 and 2x smiles for 60 daysfor downloading the app
Moe’s Southwest GrillFree burritoFree nachos with drink purchase
Noodles & CompanySpecial offer that varies; must sign up 60 days before birthday
Noodles World KitchenSpecial treat
Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen and BarBirthday surprise
Nothing Bundt CakeFree Bundtlet
O’Charley’sFree birthday surprise
Olive GardenFree appetizer or dessertFree appetizer or dessert
On the BorderFree quesoOrder of sopapillas
Orange JuliusFree smoothieBOGO coupon
Orange Leaf$3 off
Outback SteakhouseFree dessert
Panda ExpressBirthday surprise
Panera BreadFree pastry or cookieFree treat
Pei WeiChoose one of five freebies
Peet’s Coffee & TeaAny size of your favorite beverageFree beverage after first check-in
PerkinsSpecial offer that varies20% off coupon
P.F. ChangsFree appetizer or dessert
PinkberryFree yogurt
Pita PitFree pita
Pizza HutSpecial offer that varies
PizzaExpressBirthday surprise
Planet SmoothieFree smoothie
Red LobsterSurprise birthday offer; must join at least 10 days prior to your birthday
Red Mango$5 reward$2 reward
Red RobinFree birthday burger
Shari’sFree slice of pieFree slice of pie
Rita’s Italian IceFree birthday treat
Romano’s Macaroni GrillFree dessert
Ruby TuesdayFree burger or garden entreeFree appetizer
SbarroSpecial offer that variesFree XL NY slice with purchase of beverage within 24 hours of joining
Smokey BonesFree dessert$10 off your next $25 purchase
SonicSpecial offer that varies
Sonny’s BBQFree Big Deal Meal$5 coupon
Souper SaladFree meal during your birthday week$3 coupon
Spaghetti WarehouseFree meal during your birthday weekFree appetizer with entree purchase
SprinklesFree cupcake on your birthday
StarbucksFree birthday treat
Steak ‘N ShakeFree specialty milkshakeFree Double ‘n Cheese ‘n Fries
SubwayReceive 20 points (good for a 21 oz fountain drink, bag of chips, or 2 free cookies)
Taco BuenoBirthday surprise
TCBYBirthday surprise
Texas RoadhouseSpecial offer that varies
TGI Friday’sFree dessertFree dessert or appetizer
The Cheesecake FactoryFree sundae
The Melting PotFree box of six chocolate-covered strawberriesFree dessert or appetizer
Tijuana FlatsFree birthday treatFree Tijuana Trio
Tommy BahamaFree dessert on your birthday$10 restaurant credit
Tony Roma’sBOGO entree
Tropical Smoothie CafeBirthday surprise
TucanosFree birthday meal
Uno Pizzeria & GrillFree dessert with purchase of an entreeFree appetizer with purchase of an entree
Waffle HouseFree waffle
WienerschnitzelCoupon for your birthdayFree chili dog
WingstopFree gift
Yogurt MountainFree yogurtFree sandwich meal
Zaxby’sFree NibblerFree sandwich meal

Free Birthday Gifts from Retail Stores

Again, most retail stores will want you to sign up for their rewards club or email list to in order to get your free coupon. Many offer great coupons that make it worthwhile though.

I like to save up any new clothes shopping for right around my birthday. There’s usually a ton of summer sales going on, plus the coupons boost my savings. I can’t resist a good coupon stack with a sale!

StoreBirthday FreebieLinkSign-Up Bonus
Ace Hardware$5 coupon 
AMC TheatersLarge popcorn r large popcorn and fountain drink (depending upon level) 
American Eagle Outfitters & Aerie15% off coupon 
AnthropologieFree birthday gift 
AvedaFree birthday gift valued at $23; double points15% off first purchase
bareMineralsSpecial offer that varies 
Banana RepublicSpecial birthday offer 
Barnes & NobleFree cupcake for kids30% off any kids’ book or toy
Benefit BoutiquesFree birthday brow arch
BlissFree birthday surprise30% off any kids’ book or toy
ClarinsFree birthday gift 
ColumbiaFree birthday gift 
Container StoreSpecial & anniversary offers15% off
CVSFree birthday giftFree welcome gift
Dave & Buster’s$5 game play$10 FREE Game Play with $10 game play purchase
Disney Movie Rewards100 points 
DSW$5 or $10 to spend depending on level 
Famous Footwear$5 coupon plus 2x points on purchases during your birthday monthDownload the app and get 50 points (halfway to $5 coupon)
GamestopFree birthday offerBuy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned games (depending on level)
HallmarkFree card and discount (unable to verify this offer)$5 off your next purchase of $10 or more
IKEA$15 coupon; no minimum purchase
J. Crew20% off and free shipping15% off next purchase
JC PenneyBirthday gift 
JourneysSpecial birthday offer (as well as ones specifically for kids) 
Kiehl’sFree lip balm or travel sized product (depending on level) 
Kohl’sSpecial birthday gift50 points when you download the Yes2You app
Madewell$25 off a purchase (minimum purchase of $26)
Nyx Professional MakeupSpecial birthday gift 
Old NavySpecial birthday gift20% off your first purchase
Pet Supplies PlusFree birthday present for your pet (limit 1 per month & 3 per year) 
PetcoFree birthday present for your pet 
RedBoxOne free DVD rental during your birthday monthFree 1 night DVD rental
Regal CinemasFree birthday reward 
SephoraChoice of 2 – 4 birthday gifts depending upon level 
Showcase CinemasFree regular popcorn 
SmashboxFree birthday gift 
Tarte CosmeticsFree birthday gift 
The Body Shop$10 discount 
Ulta BeautyFree birthday gift 
Urban DecayFree birthday gift 
World MarketBirthday gift15% off coupon

Now that you’ve seen the possibilities of free stuff on your birthday, which ones are you going to cash in on? Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget to check out this great list of free things to do to go with your free birthday deals! Enjoy, and happy birthday!

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