65 Places to Get Free Food for Your Birthday

It’s your birthday! Celebrate with birthday freebies from these restaurants!


birthday freebies

Receiving a birthday gift makes us feel special. We feel cared about and loved and remembered.

And what’s better than getting free food on your birthday?

The last thing you should worry about on your birthday is cooking dinner or baking yourself a cake. So I put together this list of 65 birthday freebies from restaurants for you!

Most of these places require that you sign up for their emails or loyalty programs at least a week or more before your birthday. I like to sign up at least a month in advance to get free birthday stuff. That way I usually forget I signed up and I have a nice surprise in my inbox on my birthday.

How to Get Free Food on Your Birthday

Applebee’s

When you sign up for the Applebee’s email club, you’ll get $5 off when you spend at least $25. Plus, when you sign up, you’ll get a free appetizer.

Au Bon Pain

Get a free coffee and pastry on your birthday when you join the Au Bon Pain EClub. As a bonus, you’ll get a free travel mug plus daily discounts on coffee just for signing up.

Auntie Anne’s

When you download the Auntie Anne’s app, you’ll receive a free pretzel on your birthday. Plus other special rewards and offers. After you download the app and make a purchase of at least $1, you’ll get a free reward!

Baja Fresh

Sign up for Club Baja and receive free food on your birthday. And when you sign up, you get 50 bonus points loaded to your account immediately.

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Baskin Robbins

Be sure to opt-in for the birthday club when you create an account for Baskin Robbins and you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday. Ice cream is always one of the best birthday freebies!

bd’s Mongolian Grill

Join bd’s Mongolian Grill e-club and get a free meal on your birthday! And just for signing up, you’ll get a $5 coupon to use on your next visit along with other discounted offers and coupons.

Big Boy

Join the I Love Big Boy Email Club and get a free meal on your birthday and on your anniversary.

Black Angus Steakhouse

The Black Angus Steakhouse Prime Club gives you a free steak dinner on your 1st birthday as a Prime Club Member. You’ll also receive a free dessert just for joining!

Bojangles

Get a free Bo-Berry biscuit every year on your birthday with a purchase when you sign up for the Bojangles E-Club.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards and get free wings during your birthday month.

Carvel

When you sign up for Carvel’s Fudgie Fanatics, you’ll get to choose a free treat for your birthday. Just the name alone makes me want to sign up!

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Chick-fil-A

Join Chick-fil-A One to get a free birthday reward from Chick-fil-A.

Chili’s

Sign up for My Chili’s Rewards and get a free dessert on your birthday. Plus get free delivery, free kids meals, free appetizers and more throughout the year.

Chipotle

Join the Chipotle Rewards program to get free chips and guacamole on your birthday. (You must make a purchase of $5 or more to get the birthday freebies.)

Cinnabon

Sign up for Club Cinnabon and get a free iced coffee on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery

Get a BOGO coupon on your birthday, plus opportunities for fantastic prizes throughout the year when you join the My Cone Stone Club.

Culver’s

Get a free sundae on your birthday when you sign up for MyCulver’s.

Del Taco

Become a Raving Fab eClub Member and get a free regular-sized chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry shake on your birthday.

Denny’s

Join the Denny’s Family and get a delicious birthday gift each year plus 20% off your next visit.

Dippin’ Dots

Get free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy! Email Club.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Enjoy a free beverage on your birthday when you sign up for DD Perks.

Edible Arrangements

Receive a free 12-count chocolate-dipped fruit box during your birthday month when you sign up for Edible Rewards. (These are valued at $29.99!) I’d say this is one of the best valued birthday freebies!

Einstein Bros. Bagels

When you make a purchase on your birthday, you’ll get a free egg sandwich when you join the Shmear Society. (Hint: Purchse a soda!)

Famous Dave’s

Enjoy a free dessert on your birthday when you join the Famous Nation. (With a value of up to $9.00)

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs is my favorite sub place! (Honestly, it’s probably my favorite fast food restaurant overall since I don’t get to go there very often.) When you sign up for Firehouse Rewards, you’ll get a free medium sub on your birthday. You have 6 days to redeem your reward.

First Watch

Sign up for the Sun eClub and get a BOGO breakfast, brunch, or lunch for your birthday.

Friendly’s

Get a free medium sundae during your birthday month when you sign up for Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club.

Godiva

When you join the Godiva Chocolate Reward Club, you’ll get a free birthday chocolate offer every year.

Habit Burger Grill

Join Habit Burger Grill’s CharClub and get a special treat on your birthday. (I’ve heard it’s a free Charburger. Yum!)

Hard Rock

Hard Rock rewards members get an annual birthday offer from the cafe and shops.

Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar

Sign up and join Houlihan’s email club to get a free entree on your birthday. Plus get $10 off just for joining.

IHop

Get free pancakes on your birthday when you sign up for MyHop. You’ll also get free pancakes on the anniversary of your signup date.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Sign up for My Mike’s and get a free birthday sub every year.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme rewards members get a free original glazed dozen doughnuts on their birthday. Plus a free doughnut just for signing up! Free dozen doughnuts is the best free birthday gift ever!

Longhorn Steakhouse

Sign up for Longhorn Steahouse’s eClub to get special offers and coupons on your birthday.

Marie Callender’s

When you join Marie Callender’s E-Club, you’ll receive exclusive email offers for your birthday and for your anniversary. The free food on your birthday includes $5 off the purchase of 2 entrees, plus 2 free slices of pie, the choice of free Marie’s Magnificent Six or a free slice of pie with a purchase. Those are some great birthday freebies!

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Moe’s Southwest Grill

Get a free burrito on your birthday every year when you sign up for Moe’s Rewards.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Join the Nothing Bundt Cakes eClub and receive a free Bundtlet on your birthday.

Olive Garden

Sign up for Olive Garden’s newsletter and receive a complimentary dessert on your birthday.

On the Border

When you join the Border Rewards program, you’ll receive a “special surprise” for your birthday.

Pei Wei

Join the Mei Way rewards program and enjoy a free Small Plate on your birthday. Small Plates include 2-piece Crab Wontons, Traditional Edamame, 1 Vegetable Spring Roll, or 1 Pork Egg Roll.

Perkins

Sign up to become a member of the MyPerkins Club and receive a free Magnificent Seven Meal on your birthday. Plus, you can add your children ages 12 and under so they can get birthday freebies, too.

Pinkberry

Download the Pinkberry app or sign up online for a Pinkcard and receive a free yogurt for your birthday.

Pita Pit

Join the Pita Pit Rewards Club and get a free pita on your birthday.

Pizza Hut

When you join Hut Rewards, you’ll receive free food for your birthday.

Planet Smoothie

Receive a free smoothie on your birthday when you sign up for the Planet Smoothie Club.

Red Lobster

Members of My Red Lobster Rewards can enjoy a free “birthday reward” on their birthdays.

Red Robin

When you join the Red Robin Royalty Program, you are eligible to receive a free birthday burger during the month of your birthday. (I love their burgers!)

Rita’s

Join Rita’s e-Club and get a free Italian Ice for your birthday.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Sign up for the email club and get a free dessert on your birthday.

Ruby Tuesdays birthday freebies

Ruby Tuesday

Join So Connected and get your choice of a free burger or a free garden bar entree on your birthday.

Sonny’s BBQ

Enjoy a free Big Deal Combo meal on your birthday when you join the ‘Q-Crew.

Sprinkles

Receive a free cupcake for your birthday when you join Sprinkle’s Perks. If you’re at the Red Velvet Tier, you’ll get a baker’s dozen (13) free cupcakes on your birthday. There’s nothing like cupcakes for your birthday!

Starbucks

If you’re a member of Starbucks Rewards you’ll receive a free beverage or food item on your birthday.

TCBY

Enjoy your first 3 ounces free on your birthday when you sign up for the TCBY newsletter.

Texas Roadhouse

Sign up for the Texas Roadhouse email club and get a free appetizer or a sidekick of ribs on your birthday.

The Melting Pot

Club Fondue members receive “birthday vouchers” to spend on their birthday.

The Spaghetti Warehouse

When you joing the Warehouse Club, you’ll get a free Special Birthday Meal on your birthday, plus a free appetizer with purchase just for joining.

Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

Receive a free dessert on your birthday when you become a Flathead.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Download the Tropical Smoothie Cafe app and receive a free birthday surprise.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Join the Uno Insider’s Club and get a free dessert on your birthday, plus a free appetizer when you join.

Waffle House

Get a free waffle on your birthday when you sign up for the Regular’s Club plus a free order of hashbrowns just for signing up.

Wienershnitzel

When you join the Wiener Lover’s Club, you’ll get free food for your birthday each year. And you’ll get a free chili dog when you sign up.

Yogurt Mountain

Get a free yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for the YOMO Club.

Zaxby’s

Enjoy a free Big Zax Snack on your birthday when you join the Zax Fanz Club and get a free sandwich for signing up. There’s also a Zax Kidz Club that you can sign your kids 10 and younger up for. They receive a free cookie for joining and a free Kidz Meal Card on their birthday.

Which one of these will you be signing up for to get free food on your birthday? Do you have more birthday freebies for food you’d like to add? Please let me know in the comments!

Check out these other great ways to save money:
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Also, be sure to check out my Money-Saving Grocery Shopping Challenge!

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53 thoughts on “65 Places to Get Free Food for Your Birthday”

  1. My goodness Michelle, that’s quite a list! Who knew so many places offered free food on your birthday?! If someone wanted to, they could eat free for all their meals for the day.? Thanks for sharing your list. You always have such great tips to make our hard-earned dollars stay in our pockets, or at least stretch a little further!

  2. OMG Michelle this is incredible 🙂 I never knew so many places give you free food on your birthday. Great idea, thanks for sharing and if it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday!!! xoxo

  3. Girl! You are absolutely Ahhhmazing!! Who knew there were so many places you can get food free on your birthday?! And guess whose birthday is coming up soon! YES!! Thank you for doing all the hard work as usual! Hugs!

    1. Aww! Thank you! And it seems the list keeps growing with all the new restaurants opening. Yay!! I’m glad I shared this so you can enjoy free meals all day! Happy early birthday! ?

  4. Ahhh I love this post! My birthday is coming soon and we have some (though not many) of those chains here in the UK, gonna check if they have any birthday deals here!

  5. Thanks for this! I am saving it, as I never think to get free food on my birthday, just as I never remember to ask for a senior discount, even though I’ve been eligible for years. (I was given a discount no questions asked when my son’s mother-in-law and I were setting out on a trip to see “the kids.” Neither of us had put on our makeup yet, and we were charged about 40 cents for our morning coffees! When questioned, the kid behind the counter said, “Senior discount.” We left, saying, “Dang! We should skip the makeup more often!”

  6. This is an awesome resource, Michelle! I live in the UK and have already signed up for various things for birthday freebies and discounts, but nowhere near 65. This is impressive – you’ve put so much effort into this and it’ll be very useful for those in the US to get a few treats on their birthdays! xx

      1. It was fun! I liked working in restaurants back in the day. Although I was a terrible waitress, I found my niche in the kitchens, thanks to the Melting Pot. Being a cook/chef is a good job for us ADD/ADHDers!

  7. What a great list Michelle! I’m definitely going to hang onto this for my birthday and pass along to my family and friends that will be celebrating this Fall. I had NO idea half of these places even offer birthday goodies. I swear I learn something from you all the time! Thanks so much for putting this together! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you! It’s amazing to me that some places give you an entire meal for your birthday. How nice! Thank you for your encouraging words. They mean so much! ?

  8. Thanks for the great list, Michelle. There are a few of those that we don’t have up here, at least not in my area. When I get back to traveling I’ll have to check them out. 🙂

  9. I used to love getting free stuff from restaurants on my birthday when I was broke in undergrad lol I’m going to pass on the Firehouse info to my hubby who loves it there 😉

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