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Birthday Freebies

200+ Birthday Freebies In 2019

Birthday Freebies

Originally a celebration of George Washington's birthday (February 22, 1732), President's Day falls on the third Monday of February every year.

But depending on your state, you probably don't only celebrate Washington. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) is another former president who is often celebrated on this day.

While President's Day falls on a different date every year, there's one birthday that is always celebrated on the same day. Your birthday, of course!

Gifts from friends and family are always appreciated – but why not enjoy some birthday freebies too? The possibilities are truly endless on your special day. Thankfully, this article will help you narrow down those possibilities.

Restaurant Birthday Freebies

Not many people want to spend hours in the kitchen on their own birthday (well, other than Monica Geller from F.R.I.E.N.D.S., perhaps).

Speaking of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., if you're anything like Joey Tribbiani (or Matt LeBlanc for that matter), you love food. Especially free food.

If free food resonates with you, you're in luck! There are literally dozens of restaurants that offer freebies on your birthday. Take a look and see if your favorite eatery is one of them:

  • Acapulco (California) – Free entrée worth up to $12.99
  • Alfy's Pizza (Washington State) – Free personal 1-topping pizza worth $6.99
  • American Grille (Aurora) – Free Build Your Own Burger worth up to $14
  • Austin Grill – Join the birthday club for a free appetizer voucher worth up to $11
  • Baja Fresh – Free burrito worth $7.99
  • bd's Mongolian Grill – Free stir-fry meal worth $14.99 (at participating locations)
  • Benihana's $30 gift voucher as a Chef's Table member
  • Bonefish Grill – Your choice of a free Bang Bang Shrimp or dessert worth $11
  • Brendan's – Free entrée worth up to $24
  • Breugger's Bagels – Free bagel with cream cheese worth $2.59
  • Brio Tuscan Grille – Get a free filet plus crab or shrimp cake entrée worth a total of $35.90
  • Buca di Beppo – Free appetizer worth $21.99 to $39.99 depending on party size
  • Cafe 50's (California) – Free meal worth up to $14.95
  • Captain D's – Your choice of a two-piece fish dinner, fish and shrimp dinner, or seasoned tilapia dinner worth $7.99 (at participating locations)
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Join the e-club for a birthday discount coupon (value unknown)
  • Country Kitchen – Free entrée worth up to $8
  • Crazy Burger (Rhode Island) – Free Chickie Chourizo Burger worth $13.99
  • Cullen's (Houston) – Free entrée and dessert worth $31
  • Denny's – Free Grand Slam Breakfast worth $5.99 (at participating locations)
  • Earl of Sandwich – Free sandwich, salad, or wrap worth up to $6.99
  • El Pollo Loco – Free value meal worth $5
  • El Torito – Free entrée worth up to $16.99
  • FlatTop Grill – Join the FlatTop Grill eClub for a $5 discount voucher
  • Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub worth $5.99
  • First Watch – Free entrée worth $4.99
  • Fuddruckers – Free Original Fudds Burger worth up to $7.39
  • Genghis Grill – Free bowl worth up to $14.99 as a regular customer and Genghis Rewards member
  • Gold Star Chili – Free 3-Way worth up to $7.99
  • Habit Burger Grill – Free Charburger with Cheese, fries, and a drink worth $4.05
  • Hof's Hut (California) – Free entrée and dessert worth up to $17.99
  • Huhot Mongolian Grill – Get a free meal worth up to +/- $13.99 (prices dependent on location)
  • Jason's Deli – Get $5 off any meal on your birthday when you subscribe to the Jason's Deli email club
  • Jersey Mike's – Free regular sub and 22-oz fountain drink worth up to $10.64
  • Marie Callender's – Free Magnificent 6 breakfast worth $6.99
  • Moe's Southwest Grill – Free burrito worth up to $8.50
  • Noodle & Company – Sign up at least 60 days before your birthday for a mystery birthday gift (value unknown)
  • On the Border – Free queso worth up to $5.99 on your birthday as a Club Cantina member
  • Panda Express – Free birthday meal worth up to $8.30
  • P.F. Chang's – Free small plate appetizer or dessert worth up to $15.50
  • Pinkberry – Get a free small Pinkberry frozen yogurt with toppings worth $4.95
  • Pita Pit – Free pita with free chips or drink worth up to $9.98 after your first 10 visits after installing the app
  • Red Lobster – Get a free appetizer worth up to $10.79 for your birthday
  • Red Robin – Get a free gourmet burger worth up to $10.99 as a Red Robin Royalty Member
  • Ruby Tuesday – Your choice of a free burger or garden bar entrée worth up to $11
  • Sbarro – Free New York Pizza slice worth up to $3.99
  • Sonny's BBQ – Free Big Deal Meal worth $5 on your birthday
  • Souper Salad – Free lunch or dinner buffet worth $5.79
  • Texas Roadhouse – Get a free appetizer or side of ribs worth up to $9.99 when you subscribe to their email club
  • The Spaghetti Warehouse – Free Special Birthday Meal (entree plus dessert) worth +/- $32.99
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Get a free appetizer worth up to $11.79 as an Insider's Club member
  • Wienerschnitzel – Free birthday coupon for a corndog worth $1.49
  • Wingstop – Free order of large fries worth $3.19 when you sign up and on every birthday after
  • Zaxby's – Join one of the Zaxby's clubs for a free Nibbler worth $1.59 on your birthday

BOGO Birthday Freebies

Again, if you're a fan of the TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S., you probably know that Joey loves pizza – so much that any order of two pizzas is known as “the Joey Special.”

With these BOGO birthday freebies, you too can enjoy a Joey Special – but not just with pizza! All you need to do is buy a qualifying meal at any of these eateries, and you'll get one absolutely free for your birthday.

  • Beef ‘O Brady's – Free dessert worth up to $5.99 with any purchased entrée
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Free BOGO steak dinner steak dinner worth up to $19.99
  • Black Bear Diner – Join the Bear Lovers e-Club for a free dessert worth up to $5.99 with any meal purchase
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Get a BOGO coupon for one free steak or buffet worth up to $12.99
  • Boston Market – Free single-serving dessert worth up to $2.79 with any purchased Create Your Own plate
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill – Buy any entrée to get a free dessert worth up to $9.90 on your birthday
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Get a Create Your Own ice cream BOGO freebie worth $5.50 or more (depending on size and number of mix-ins)
  • Dairy Queen – Free BOGO coupon on any mini, small, or medium blizzard treat worth up to $4.09
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit – Free BOGO coupon for any barbecue sandwich worth up to $7.99
  • Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Egg Sandwich worth $4.49 (with a purchase)
  • Famous Dave's – Free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich with a side, valued at $10.88
  • Fox & Hound Bar + Grill – Get a free BOGO coupon for any entrée worth up to $14.99 during your birthday month
  • Friendly's – Buy any Friendly's meal and get a free single cone worth $4.29
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company – Get a free BOGO coupon for any Chef Crafted entrée worth up to $23.99
  • Great American Cookies – Mystery birthday gift worth up to $4.49 with a purchase
  • Harkins Theaters – Get a $5 coupon to use on concessions on your birthday
  • HomeTown Buffet – BOGO Dinner Buffet coupon worth up to $11.99 (must purchase drinks in order to redeem)
  • Joe's Crab Shack – Get a free Birthday Appetizer coupon worth up to $11 (must buy an adult meal to redeem)
  • Johnny Rockets – Purchase any entrée and drink and get The Original hamburger worth $4.59 for free on your birthday
  • Juice It Up – Get a free BOGO 24-oz smoothie worth up to $11.25
  • Pei Wei -A free side worth $1.99 to go with your meal
  • Regal Cinemas – Get a free small popcorn worth $6.25 on your birthday
  • Tony Roma's – Enjoy a free BOGO entrée worth up to $7.25 on your birthday when you subscribe to their emails

Birthday Freebie Drinks

It's your birthday. It's time to live and let loose…right? Right! If any day is the perfect day to let your hair down, then your birthday is definitely the perfect day too. So sit back, relax, and grab a drink.

The following venues offer free drinks on your birthday. Some of them even offer a bite to eat to go with the drink! It's time to let your hair down (even if your drink isn't alcoholic).

  • A&W All American Food – Free root beer float worth $2.29 to $2.89 as a Mug Club member
  • Arby's – Free milkshake worth $1.99 to $2.99 when you sign up to receive emails
  • Au Bon Pain – Free coffee and pastry worth +/- $5
  • Caribou Coffee – Free drink of any size worth up to $14.99
  • Del Tacos – Free regular-sized premium shake worth $2.99
  • Dunkin' Donuts – Get any hot beverage worth up to $4.99 for free
  • Keva Juice – Sign up to enjoy a free 24-oz regular blend smoothie (value dependent on location)
  • Krispy Kreme – Get a free coffee and donut worth up to $3.18
  • Planet Smoothie – Free Planet Classics smoothie worth up to $7.29 on your birthday
  • Starbucks – Free Birthday Drink (Grande size) worth up to $4.95
  • Steak and Shake – Get a free Speciality Milkshake worth $3.69 (not available at university outlets)
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Sign up and spend $500 within a year for a free birthday smoothie worth up to $10

Birthday Freebie Desserts and Assorted Snacks

Birthdays usually come jam-packed with good food, drinks and friends. But let's be honest…no birthday is complete without dessert. After all, they call it “birthday cake” for a reason.

Even if cake isn't your cup of tea, you're still bound to find something on the list below that makes your mouth water (especially if it's free).

  • 99 Restaurant & Pub – Free dessert worth up to $5.99
  • Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant – Get free dessert worth up to $5.99 as a member
  • Applebee's – Sign up and get a free dessert worth up to $6.99 for your birthday
  • Atlanta Bread – Become a Rise Rewards member for a free birthday cookie worth +/- $1
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels – Free original pretzel worth $3.29
  • Baskin Robbins – Free single scoop ice cream worth $2.79
  • Bennigan's – Free dessert worth $7 (though the accompanying song is priceless)
  • Big Boy – Free hot fudge ice cream (value not available online)
  • BJ's Brewhouse – Free Pizookie (a huge cookie covered in ice cream) worth up to $6.75
  • Bojangles – Free biscuit with potato rounds and a regular coffee or drink worth up to $5.39
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert worth up to $8.29
  • Carrow's – Get a free dessert worth up to $9.99 when you sign up
  • Carvel – Free mystery ice cream birthday treat worth up to $6.99
  • Chevy's Fresh Mex – Get a free dessert plus a sombrero on your birthday (value unknown)
  • Chili's – Free dessert worth $7.29 (plus have the staff sing their birthday song for you)
  • Cinnabon – Free mystery birthday treat worth up to $4.71
  • Claim Jumper Restaurant – Free dessert worth up to $11.49 on your birthday
  • Cornerstone Bakery – Free mystery birthday treat (value unknown)
  • Cracker Barrel – Stop by on your birthday for a free dessert worth up to $6.99
  • Edible Arrangements – Get a free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box worth $29.95
  • El Chico Cafe – Free birthday dessert worth up to $5.99
  • Fazoli's – Sign up with the Fazoli's app to earn points and get a free birthday treat worth up to $2.99
  • Glory Days Grill – Get free Oreo Sliders on your birthday (value dependent on location)
  • Godiva$10 discount on any purchase of a Godiva chocolate box
  • IHOP – Free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n Fruity pancakes worth $7.49
  • Jack in the Box – Get a free dessert coupon worth up to $1.99 (must bring coupon plus valid ID with)
  • LongHorn Steakhouse – Free dessert worth $3.49 as a rewards member
  • Olive Garden – Free dessert coupon worth up to $8.50
  • Pizza Hut – Free birthday dessert worth up to $6.99 with Pizza Hut Rewards
  • Rita's Ice – Free regular Italian and cream ice worth $1.84 as a Birthday Club member
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill – Get a free dessert coupon worth up to $9 as part of the email club
  • Sprinkles – Free birthday cupcake worth up to $10 as a Sprinkles Perks member
  • TCBY – Sign up for TCBY emails and get a free frozen yogurt worth up to $3.89 on your birthday
  • TGI Fridays – Join the Friday's Rewards for a free birthday dessert worth up to $7.70
  • The Melting Pot – Get a free chocolate fondue for two plus six chocolate-covered strawberries worth up to $9.25
  • Tijuana Flats – Free birthday dessert worth up to $3.99 as a Tijuana Flathead
  • Waffle House – Get a free classic birthday waffle worth $3.05 as a Regulars Club member
  • Yogurt Mountain – Join the Yogurt Mountain Club for a free birthday yogurt (value dependent on location)

Retail and Event Birthday Freebies

Life doesn't just revolve around celebrations in hotel rooms. Sure, the amenities are fun to stock up on and hotels do have that certain aura to them…

But instead of nabbing single-serving hotel shampoos, toothpaste, and remote batteries for your birthday, you can sign up to some of these retailers. You'll get birthday freebies you can actually enjoy.

Alternatively, there are also a few events-based birthday freebies – such as a round-trip to Catalina.

  • Acme Comedy Club (Minneapolis) – Get free tickets for you and three friends to any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday show in your birthday month (value dependent on show)
  • AMF Bowling Alleys – Become a member and enjoy a free bowling game worth $20
  • Aveda – It's not totally free, as there's a $10 once-off sign up fee, but you'll get a birthday gift worth $23
  • Bare Minerals – Get a free personalized birthday gift worth +/- $15 as a Friends and Benefits member
  • Calvert's Express (Olathe, Kansas) – Have your oil changed for free in your birthday month (value dependent on car model)
  • Captain Dizzy Car Wash (Maryland) – Get a free car wash worth $9 on your birthday
  • Catalina Express (California) – Enjoy a free round trip worth $74.50 on your birthday (must have a travel partner paying full-price to qualify)
  • Charming Charlie – Join the Charm Club to get a free birthday gift (value dependent on membership level)
  • Designer Shoe Warehouse – Get a $5 coupon to use during your birthday month
  • Don Pablos – Get a $10 birthday voucher to use during your birthday month
  • Express – Become a member and receive birthday rewards valued at up to $50 in items or coupons
  • Famous Footwear – Join as a Gold Member to get $10 off on any purchase in your birthday month
  • Hooters – Get a free Hooters t-shirt worth about $18.99 (plus a song!)
  • JCPenny – Get a $10 coupon to redeem on your birthday
  • Kohl's – Get a $10 coupon for your birthday month
  • Old Navy – Get a coupon for 10% off your purchase within 14 days of receipt
  • Sephora – Your choice of a free Drunk Elephant Skin-Duo or Kat Von D make-up 3-pack worth up to $30
  • Sport Clips Haircuts – Become a member and get a free or discounted men's haircut (reward and value dependent on location)
  • Sundara Inn & Spa (Wisconsin Dells) – Sign up for the email newsletter to receive $25 resort credit for your birthday
  • Sun Tan City – Get a free spray tan visit plus 15% off your next visit if you're an Instant Member (value dependent on location)
  • ULTA – Sign up for ULTAmate Rewards for a free gift worth up to $16, double points for your birthday month, plus a $10 coupon
  • Victoria's Secret – Get your Victoria's Secret Angel Card for a $10 discount coupon on your birthday

Birthday Freebies: Conclusion

Regardless of how old you're turning, there's absolutely no reason to not enjoy your birthday. After all, it only happens once a year.

And as you've now seen, there are plenty of places that will give you discounts, deals and freebies on your birthday. Some of them are meals. Some are drinks or desserts. Others are gifts like fashion accessories or free/discounted services. There's even a two-for-the-price-of-one round-tip cruise!

Either way, it's time to enjoy your birthday with these great deals.

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