20+ Birthday Freebies to Cash in on Each Year

Is your birthday coming up? No matter your age, birthdays are the best time to cash in on some freebies. Several businesses offer free food, product, and other perks to people to celebrate their birthday. Sometimes, you have to join a free loyalty rewards program to access these perks, but it could be well worth it.

Redeeming birthday freebies also helps you stretch your budget while still fully enjoying the celebrations that surround your birthday. The key is to prepare and sign up for these offers in advance. Here are 20+ birthday freebies to consider utilizing.


Free pancakes on your birthday? That’s what you get when you sign up for ihop’s rewards program. You’ll also get exclusive offers, secret menu items and stackable rewards when you sign up for the program online.


Going out to breakfast for a birthday is a tradition in my family since the birthday person gets a free create-your-own grand slam. Usually, all you need to do is show you’re ID to confirm that it’s your birthday. Dennys also has a rewards program too, so be sure to confirm with your local restaurant about how to receive a free birthday breakfast in advance.


A&W is known for its root beer and when you sign up for the Mug Club, you’ll get a free rooter float on your birthday.

Baskin Robbins

Gourmet ice cream seems to be getting more and more expensive. This means there’s all the more reason to take advantage of Baskin Robbins Birthday Club where you’ll get a free scoop of your choice on your special day.


The Starbucks app makes it easier to enjoy your favorite coffee, treats and Refreshers by ordering ahead and earning points or ‘stars’. These stars can be redeemed for free menu items in the future. The Starbucks Rewards program also gives you a free birthday treat which is usually a coffee or drink of your choice (some limitations might apply).

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

When you join the Tropical Smoothie Cafe rewards program, you get your first drink free and another free drink when you refer a friend. Of course, you’ll get a free drink for your birthday too. That’s at least 3 free refreshing smoothie drinks per year without having to do much.

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs gives you a free medium sub to enjoy either on your birthday or up to 6 days after. You just need to join the free rewards program.

Jersey Mikes

Enjoy a free sandwich on your birthday each year when you sign up to earn points with Jersey Mikes. Each purchase you make throughout the year also goes toward earning more free food.


Planning to go out to eat on your special day. You can get a free birthday dessert from Chilis. The restaurants rewards program also provides personalized rewards offers such as kids eat free, free appetizers, and more.


Chipotle is my weakness and let’s just say I order way too many burrito bowls for lunch. If you’re like me, you’re probably already earning points toward free food with the rewards program. However, you can also get a free bowl or burrito on your birthday too.

bd’s Mongolian Grill

When you join bd’s Mongolian Grill’s Rewards Program, you get a BOGO offer for a bowl on your birthday. This means if you or someone else buys a bowl, you get another one free. This could be a great idea for lunch with your partner since they can buy a bowl and you’ll get yours free..

Black Angus Steakhouse

Who wouldn’t enjoy free steak on their birthday. Black Angus Steakhouse allows you to earn double the amount of reward points during your birthday month and you can earn a free entree up to a $35 value.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster gives you a free birthday reward when you join their rewards program. It’s usually an appetizer, but the restaurant has some pretty great options to choose from.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse gives you a free appetizer or sidekick of ribs for your birthday. Plus, those delicious rolls with cinnamon butter!

AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters has a few different rewards programs where you can get a free large popcorn and fountain drink when you see a movie during your birthday month. Everyone knows that concessions are expensive so this offer can easily save you around $15 on some much needed movie snacks.


Sign up to become a Beauty Insider and you’ll get a free gift from Sephora during your birthday month. I’ve been a Beauty Insider for a few years now and I never forget to redeem my free gift. Just go the register and ask for it during your birthday month – no other purchases necessary. In the past I’ve received goodies like a makeup bag, body butter and other beauty products.

Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear offers a free $5 coupon on your birthday plus 2X point per dollar during your birthday month. Sure, this probably won’t pay for a brand new pair of shoes but it can always go toward a purchase.

Old Navy

Old Navy gives you a free birthday surprise and tons of other discounts year round through the rewards program.


Kohl’s gives you a special birthday gift when you sign up for a rewards account.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times is such a blast whether it’s your first time visiting the castle or you’re a returning guest. When you join the Queen’s Court, you’ll get a free ticket around the time of your birthday.

AMF Bowling

AMF Bowling offers discounts and specials each week, but for your birthday, you can get a free bowling game.

Summary: Sign Up For Rewards to Get These Birthday Freebies

There are so many birthday freebies out there this list just barely scratches the surface. If you play your cards right, you can get several free meals, desserts, drinks and more around the time of your birthday.

You just need to sign up for a free rewards program to take advantage of most of these offers. If you already use the company or restaurant regularly, you can earn points throughout the year. Or, you can just sign up to get the birthday freebie. Consider using a separate email account to sign up so you don’t get bombarded with tons of offers and feel free to cancel or unsubscribe at any time.