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, which is a super easy way to start living below your means.

    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 or cheap date ideas to go with your free birthday deals! Enjoy, and happy birthday!

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