Blow out the candles for great birthday freebies as a member of these online loyalty eClubs. The month of your birthday you’ll receive some sort of email you can exchange for your free stuff. Many of these offers are valid during your entire birthday month, but be sure to read each coupon for the details. Some restaurants and retailers may also require you to show some sort of photo I.D. in order to get your free birthday treat.
Note: Offers may change without notice. It is best to call ahead to verify that your local restaurant is participating and ask about the particular offer.
Birthday freebies from restaurants
A&W: Join the A&W Mug Club to enjoy a free root beer float on your birthday.
ABC Wine & Spirits: Join ABC Liquor Access and get a “birthday gift.”
Applebee’s: Join the Applebee’s email club for a $5 off $25 coupon on your birthday. You’ll also get a free appetizer when you join.
Arby’s: Sign up for Arby’s emails and you’ll get a free milkshake and curly fries on your birthday with any sandwich purchase. Plus, you’ll get free small fries and a small soft drink for signing up.
Au Bon Pain: Get a free coffee and pastry on your birthday by joining Au Bon Pain’s eClub. You’ll also get a free travel mug for joining.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: If you’re a Pretzel Perks member, Auntie Anne’s will send you a coupon for a free pretzel.
Baskin Robbins: Join the Birthday Club for a free scoop on your big day.
bd’s Mongolian Grill: Enjoy a free meal on your birthday and $5 off your next visit for joining their eClub.
Benihana’s: Get a $30 birthday certificate during your birthday month when you register for The Chef’s Table.
Big Boy: Sign up for the I Love Big Boy email club and get a free meal on your birthday and anniversary.
BJ’s Brewhouse: Get a free Pizookie for your birthday when you sign up for Premier Rewards Plus. You’ll also get one when you join.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Join the Prime Club and get a free steak dinner on your first birthday as a member. Plus, a free dessert for joining.
Bojangles’: Join their eClub for a free Bo-Berry biscuit with purchase on your special day. You’ll also get a free half gallon of sweet tea with purchase after signing up.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Members of their eClub get a “birthday treat”, and a free bagel and cream cheese for joining.
Buca di Beppo: When you join their eClub you’ll get a free small pasta entree for joining and a $20 birthday gift.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Celebrate with free wings during your birthday month when you join Blazin’ Rewards.
California Pizza Kitchen: CPK Rewards members get a free dessert. You’ll also get a free small plate when you register.
Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A One members get a birthday reward, usually a free dessert.
Chili’s: My Chili’s Rewards features a free dessert on your birthday, as well as free chips and salsa on every visit.
Cinnabon: Sign up for the Cinnabon eClub for a free iced coffee on your birthday, and a free order of BonBites for signing up.
Cold Stone Creamery: Get a BOGO deal on your birthday and when you sign up for their My Cold Stone Club Rewards program.
Del Taco: Become a member of their Raving Fan eClub to get a regular sized premium shake on your birthday, and two free grilled chicken tacos for singing up.
Denny’s: Denny’s Rewards members enjoy a free stack of buttermilk pancakes on their birthday when they order online, and 20% off your next visit for joining.
Dippin’ Dots: Enjoy free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday after joining the Dot Crazy! email club.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free drink on your birthday by signing up for DD Perks.
East Coast Wings & Grill: Get a $10 birthday bonus when you join their Taste the Rewards program.
Edible Arrangements: Join Edible Rewards for a free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box on your birthday.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Sign up for the Shmear Society and enjoy a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday.
El Pollo Loco: Loco Rewards members will get a “birthday reward”.
Famous Dave’s BBQ: Join the Famous Nation for a free birthday dessert, and a free burger or sandwich with any purchase for singing up.
Firehouse Subs: Firehouse Rewards members get a free medium sub on their birthday, and a free large drink with a sub purchase for joining.
First Watch: Sign up for their Sun eClub and you’ll get a BOGO breakfast, brunch, or lunch for your birthday.
Friendly’s: Celebrate with a free medium sundae when you join the BFF Club. Members also get 25% off their next visit when they sign up.
Hooters: Hootclub members get 10 free boneless birthday wings, and $5 off $25 for signing up.
Houlihan’s: Join the email club for a free entrée on your special day. Plus, $10 off for joining.
IHOP: MyHop members get free pancakes on their birthday, when they sign up, and on every anniversary of signing up.
Jamba Juice: My Jamba Rewards members are eligible for a free birthday smoothie when they have 15 points or more on their account. Also enjoy $3 off your first order when you sign up.
Jersey Mike’s: Join MyMikes for a celebratory free sub.
Krispy Kreme: Get a free doughnut when you join their rewards program, and a free original glazed dozen during your birthday month.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Join their rewards program and enjoy a free birthday burrito, plus a free cup of queso for signing up.
The Melting Pot: Club Fondue members will get a “birthday voucher.”
Menchie’s: Download Menchies Benefits for a $5 credit toward frozen yogurt on your birthday.
Noodles & Company: Noodles Rewards members will enjoy a “special treat” on their birthday.
Olive Garden: Get a free dessert by joining their eClub.
Panera Bread: Join MyPanera and enjoy a free birthday surprise.
Perkins Restaurant: Be a part of the MyPerkins Club for a free Magnificent Seven breakfast meal on your birthday. You’ll also be able to add any children 12 and under to your account so they can receive a birthday reward as well.
Pinkberry: Download the Pinkberry app for a free yogurt on your birthday.
Pita Pit: Become a member of the Pita Pit Rewards Club for a free birthday pita.
Planet Smoothie: Enjoy a free birthday smoothie after signing up for their Planet Smoothie Club.
Red Robin: Become Red Robin Royalty for a free birthday burger and a free appetizer for joining.
Rita’s: Get a free ice on your birthday when you download the Rita’s Ice app.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: eClub members get a free dessert on their birthday.
Ruby Tuesday: Every rewards program members gets their choice of a free burger or a free garden bar entrée on their birthday, plus a free appetizer for joining.
Sonny’s BBQ: Their ‘Q Crew Rewards program features a free Big Deal Combo birthday gift. You’ll also get $5 off when you join.
Starbucks: Enjoy a free birthday beverage of food item when you join Starbucks Rewards.
Taco Cabana: Sign up for the MYTC! Loyalty Program for a “birthday surprise”, and a free small quesadilla after your first purchase.
TCBY: Sign up for TCBY emails and get your first three ounces of yogurt free on your birthday.
Tijuana Flats: If you’re a Flathead, you’ll get a free dessert on your big day, and a free Tijuana Trio for signing up.
Waffle House: Become a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club for a free waffle on your birthday, and free hashbrowns when you sign up.
Wienerschnitzel: Join the Weiner Lovers’ Club for a birthday coupon, and a free chili dog for joining.
Yogurt Mountain: Get free yogurt on your birthday when you join the YOMO Club.
Zaxby’s: Sign up for the Zax Fanz Club and enjoy a free Big Zax Snak on your birthday, plus a free sandwich meal for signing up.
Free birthday stuff from beauty companies
Aveda: Pure Privilege has you pay a one-time fee of $10. In exchange, receive a birthday gift each year, plus free standard shipping on every order and double points on your next purchase.
Bare Minerals: Join the Friends and Benefits (FAB) program to get birthday gifts.
Sephora: Beauty Insiders are eligible for a free makeup or skincare gift on their birthday.
The Body Shop: Sign up for the Love Your Body Club for a $10 credit on your birthday.
Ulta: ULTAmate Rewards members will enjoy double points on purchases during their birthday month and a free gift.
Free birthday gifts from retailers
American Eagle & Aerie: Join their RealRewards program and get a 15% off coupon on your birthday. Join at the right time and you could get an extra $5 credit, too.
AMC: Become an AMC Stubs member to enjoy a free large popcorn during your birthday month. Stubs Premiere and A-List members also get a free large fountain drink.
Anthropologie: Sign up for their rewards program and you’ll get a “special treat” on your birthday.
Banana Republic: Join their email list for the chance to opt-in on a birthday gift.
Barnes & Noble: Kids Club members get a free cupcake on their birthday.
Columbia: Greater Rewards members get a birthday gift, plus free shipping on all orders.
The Container Store: Become a POP! member for 15% off your next purchase and birthday and anniversary gifts.
DSW Rewards: DSW VIP members get $5 off on their big day, good for any time that month. Plus, free shipping on every purchase.
Famous Footwear: Famously You Rewards members get $5 birthday reward cash, and 2x points per dollar on every purchase your birthday month. Plus, free shipping.
Harkins Theatres: MyHarkins Awards members get a $5 birthday treat award that can be used at the concessions stand.
J.Crew Factory: Sign up for Factory First for 20% off and free shipping on your birthday. Also enjoy 15% off for joining.
Redbox: Join Redbox Perks for a free 1-night disc rental good for 60 days on your birthday, and another one good for two weeks after signing up.
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