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Ultimate Guide To Birthday Freebies

by Patrick Tasner
Ultimate List to Birthday Freebies

As I approach middle age, birthday don’t have the same meaning so much anymore. As a kid it meant eating cake and a partying until we couldn’t stand up. As a young man it meant drinking booze and partying until we couldn’t stand up. But one thing that binds all birthdays between those points together has always been the birthday freebie.

These days they’re the best thing about having a birthday. Now that I have pesky things like bills and responsibilities the idea of having someone give me something I want — usually food — simply for being born is a unique thing in my life and really brings back many of the best memories from my childhood.

It is for this reason, among others, that it is time for a 2020 round-up of birthday freebies. Most of these can be had by simply walking in and showing an ID of some sort. To make it more fun I suggest yelling loudly and firmly, “It’s my birthday!” just in case there are any random freebies sneaking around somewhere.

For some of these plans need to be made ahead, so it never hurts to hint to a spouse, sibling, office fling, or another loved one that you’d like to go to one of the below on your birthday. Or, if you’re like me and have no shame, you can just do it yourself. Some might say that I’m no fun but I won’t be able to hear them over my free pancakes, so it doesn’t matter.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a big one. We’ve combed the web to make sure that at least some of these will be available to you no matter where you live. So keep scrolling, make a list of your own, and consider this our birthday gift to you. Just don’t call us cheap.

The Birthday Freebies List:

4 Rivers Smokehouse: free Treat/Dessert

99 Restaurant & Pub: free gift

A&W: free root beer float

Abuelo’s: free Sopapillas

Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina: free two-item birthday combo

Acres of Clams: free entree

Applebee’s: free dessert

Aquarium Restaurant: free $25 reward

Arby’s: free 12oz. milkshake with any purchase

Argo Tea Cafe: free drink

Atlanta Bread: free cookie

Au Bon Pain: free meal

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: free pretzel

Azteca Mexican Restaurants: free entree

Back Yard Burger: BOGO free combo meal coupon

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern: free $5 Bagger Bucks

Bailey’s Sports Grille: free burger or sandwich

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill: free Taco

Bakers Square: free slice of pie with any adult entree purchase

Barnes & Noble: Kids get a free cupcake for their Birthday

Baskin Robbins: free 2.5 oz scoop and $3 off an ice cream cake

BD’s Mongolian Grill: free meal

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s: free dessert with the purchase of any entree

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream: free scoop of ice cream plus $3 off an ice cream cake

Benihana: free $30 Voucher for Your Birthday

Bennigan’s: free Dessert and B1G1 Entrée

Bertucci’s: free dessert

Big Boy: free Birthday Dessert

Big Daddy’s: “free Birthday Meal

Biggby Coffee: free grande beverage

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: free pizookie

Black Angus Steakhouse: free meal

Black Bear Diner: free meal

Black-Eyed Pea: free dessert

Bloom – free $10 off $10 Purchase coupon for your birthday!

Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill: Up to 50% off your birthday meal

Bob Evans: free kids meal on their birthday w/ purchase of a regular adult entree

Bonanza Steakhouse: BOGO free coupon for one steak or buffet

Bonefish Grill: free Bang Bang shrimp or Coconut Pie

Bonjangles: free biscuit with purchase and free birthday biscuit

Borders Rewards: free Coffee or Tea on Your Birthday!

Boston Market: free individual dessert with purchase of any create your plate meal

Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza: free flatbread

Bravo Cucina Italian: free birthday reward

Brio Tuscan Grille: free Food

Bristol Seafood Grill: free entree on your birthday (up to $25)

Bruegger’s Bagels: free bagel and cream cheese

Bruster’s: B1G1 Waffle Cone for Your Birthday!

Bubba Gump Shrimp: free $25 Birthday Reward

Buca di Beppo: free Dessert on Your Birthday

Buffalo Wild Wings: free dessert

Buono’s Pizza: free pizza or entree (up to $10)

Burger Lounge: free milkshake

BuurgerFi: free birthday shake

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery: free mud pie

Cafe 50’s: free meal

Cafe Express: free special dessert

Cafe Zupas: free meal

California Pizza Kitchen: free dessert

California Torilla: free burrito

Cantina Laredo: free dessert

Capriotti’s: free sub

Captain D’s: free Fish Dinner!

Caribou Coffee: free medium drink

Carino’s: free Dessert!

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: free dessert w/ purchase of an entree

Carrows: free dessert

Carson’s American Bistro: Up to 50% discount

Carvel’s: free ice cream

Cattlemens: free dessert

Champps Kitchen & Bar: free dessert

Charley’s Crab: free birthday voucher

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse: free $10 birthday voucher

Cheeseburger in Paradise Bar & Grill: free fun stuff

Chevys Fresh Mex: free entree

Chick -fil-A: free Birthday Reward

Chili’s: free dessert

Chuck E. Cheese’s: Birthday freebie!

Church’s Chicken: free piece of chicken

Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant: free dessert

Cinnabon: free random Cinnabon birthday treat

City Crab & Seafood Company: free meal

Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club: free Ice Cream Creation

Columbia Sportswear: 20% Off!

Corner Bakery Cafe: free birthday surprise

Cotton Patch Cafe: free dessert

Country Buffet: BOGO free coupon for an adult dinner buffet

Country Cookin: free= meal

Country Kitchen: free meal

Cousin’s Subs: free drink & chips with sub purchase

Cracker Barrel: free dessert

Culver’s: free one-scoop sundae

Cups Frozen Yogurt: free frozen yogurt

CVS: $3 ExtraCare Bucks for Your Birthday!

Dairy Queen: free 16-ounce Blizzard on Your Birthday

Dave & Buster’s: $5 Game Credit on Your Birthday!

David’s Tea: free tea

Del Taco: free premium milkshake

Denny’s: free Grand Slam breakfast

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: free BBQ sandwich

Dippin’ Dots: free Dippin’ Dots

Don Pablo’s: $10 Gift Card free on Your Birthday!

Duke’s Chowderhouse: free entree

Dunkin Donuts: free beverage

Dutch Bros. Coffee: free beverage

Earl of Sandwich: free brownie

Edible Arrangements: free Chocolate Dipped Fruit Box

Einstein Bros Bagels: free egg sandwhich

El Chico Cafe: free sopapilla

El Pollo Loco: free Meal

Erik’s Deli Cafe: free soup or dessert

Famous Dave’s Barbeque: free entree

Fazoli’s: free dessert

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: free $10 off coupon

Firehouse Subs: free medium celebratory sub

Four Rivers Smokehouse: free birthday treat of your choice

Fox and Hound: free entree

Friendly’s: free sundae + 25% off your next purchase

Fuddruckers: BOGO free burger coupon

Genghis Grill: “free bowl

Gigi’s Cupcakes: free cupcake

Glory Days Grill: free dessert

Godiva: free chocolate

Gold Star Chili: free meal

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard: free gift

Gordon Biersch: BOGO free entree coupon

Grandy’s Buffet: free steak dinner

Great American Cookies: free cookie surprise

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar: free small one-topping Deep Dish Pizza

Habit Burger Grill: free Charburger with cheese

Hard Rock Cafe: free Dessert!

Hof’s Hut: free meal

Hometown Buffet: BOGO free adult dinner buffet

Honeybaked Ham: free sandwich

Hooters: 10 free wings

Houlihan’s: free Entrée!

HuHot Mongolian Grill: free grill meal + appetizer

Iguana Mia: free entree

IHOP: free meal

IHOP: free Meal!

Islands Fine Burgers: free kona pie

Ivar’s Seafood Bar: free entree

Jack in the Box: free Tacos Coupon

Jamba Juice: free smoothie or juice

Jason’s Deli: free $5 coupon

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: “free single

Jersey Mike’s: free regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink

Joe’s Crab Shack: free appetizer

Joe’s Crab Shack: free Cake on Your Birthday!

Johnny Rockets: free hamburger with the purchase of any entree and drink

Jreck Subs – free 6 inch sub on your Birthday

Juice It Up: BOGO free 24 oz. smoothie

Keg Steakhouse and Bar: free birthday offer

Kirby’s – free Meal

Kona Grill: free $15 birthday gift

Krispy Kreme: free doughnut

La Madeleine: free pastry

Landry Select Club: free $25 birthday reward

Landry’s: free $25 birthday reward

Lennys Grill & Subs: free sub

Logan’s Roadhouse: free $5 off your $20 purchase coupon

Logan’s Roadhouse: free Birthday Gift + More

LongHorn Steakhouse: free dessert

Luby’s Cafeteria: free slice of dessert

Macaroni Grill: free dessert

Maggie Moo’s: free $5 birthday reward

Marble Slab Creamery: free ice cream

Margaritaville: free appetizer

Marie Callenders: free breakfast

McAlister’s Deli: free $5 coupon

Melting Pot: free chocolate fondue

Menchie’s: free $5 towards a frozen yogurt purchase

Mimi’s Cafe: free crepe cake or croissant

Moe’s Southwest Grill: free burrito

Moe’s Southwest Grill: free Entrée for Your Birthday

Nestle Toll House Cafe: free special birthday offer

Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza: free special birthday offer

Ninety Nine: free dessert

Noodles & Company: free rice crispy treat

Not Your Average Joe’s: free entree and dessert

Nothing Bundt Cakes: free Bundlet

O’Charley’s: free surprise

Old Country Buffet: BOGO free adult dinner buffet

Old Navy: free Birthday Surprise when you sign up for newsletter

Olive Garden: free dessert or appetizer

On the Border: free Queso

Orange Julius: free Drink!

Outback Steakhouse: free Dessert!

P.F. Chang’s: free appetizer or dessert

Panera Bread: free pastry

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen: free dessert

Perkins: free Magnificent Seven breakfast meal

Pie Five Pizza: free pizza pie

Pinkberry: free yogurt

Pizza Ranch: free $5 birthday voucher

Pizza Studio: free pizza

Planet Smoothie: free small smoothie

Ponderosa: free steak dinner

Ponderosa: Special Offer!

Portillo’s: free slice of chocolate cake

Pretzelmaker: free birthday offer

Qdoba Mexican Grill: BOGO free burrito

Quizno’s: free cookie

Rainforest Cafe: free $25 reward

Raising Cane’s: free combo box

Red Lobster: free appetizer or dessert

Red Robin: free Gourmet Burger

Rita’s: free birthday treat

Rodizio Grill: free dessert

Romanos Macaroni Grill: free slice of cake

Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion: free dessert

Rubio’s: free taco

Ruby Tuesday: free burger

Ryan’s: BOGO free adult dinner buffet

Sam & Louie’s Pizza: free pizza slice

Sandwich Bros of Wisconsin: free Box of Sandwich Bros of Wisconsin

SBarro: free pizza slice with drink purchase

Schlotzsky’s: free small sandwich

Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt: free drink

Sephora – free gift during your birthday month as a Beauty insider.

Shula’s Restaurants: free entree

Sizzler: free classic burger with fries

SmashBurger: free side or shake

Smokey Bones: free dessert

Smoothie King: free smoothie

Sonic: free Birthday Treat

Sonny’s BBQ: free Big Deal

Souper Salad: free 1/2 off coupon

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes: free birthday offer

Spaghetti Warehouse: free meal

Sprinkles Cupcakes: free cupcake

Starbucks: free handcrafted beverage

Steak ‘n Shake: free Specialty Milkshake

Strickland’s Ice Cream: free dirt sundae

Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt: free cup of frozen yogurt

T.G.I. Friday’s: free dessert with the purchase of an entree

Taco Bueno: free cheesecake chimichangas with the purchase of any entree

Taco Cabana: free flauta plate

Taco Time: BOGO free item

Tahoe Joe’s: free Gift

Tasti D-Lite: free medium cup or cone

TCBY: free small frozen yogurt

Teavana: free drink

Ted’s Montana Grill: free dessert

Texas Roadhouse: free appetizer or sidekick of ribs

The Cheesecake Factory: free birthday sundae

Three Squares Restaurant: free dessert with any food purchase

Tom & Eddie’s: free milkshake

Tommy Bahamas Restaurant : free Dessert on your Birthday

Tropical Smoothie Cafe: free smoothie

Tully’s Coffeeshop: free beverage

Twin Peaks: free birthday meal

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse: free bottle of champagne

Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food: free cajeta birthday dessert

Uno Pizzeria: free entree

Village Inn: free Slice of pie

Waffle House: free waffle

Wetzel’s Pretzels: free birthday pretzel

Which Wich: free regular sandwich

Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill: free birthday appetizer

Wienerschnitzel: free corn dog

Wild Wing Cafe: free dessert

Wings To Go: free birthday wings

Wingstop: free large fresh cut seasoned fries

World Market: free birthday discount

Wow Bao Hot Asian Buns: free birthday reward

YEAH! BURGER: free $10 birthday reward

Yogurt Mountain: free yogurt on your birthday

Yogurtland: free frozen yogurt on your birthday

Your Pie Pizza: free birthday credit

Z’ Tejas: free $10 coupon

Zarco Oasis 66: free sub or coffee drink

Zaxby’s: free Nibbler!Zaxby’s: free Kidz Meal!

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth: free dinner

Zengo: free $10 birthday gift

Zia’s: free birthday dinner

Zio’s Italian Kitchen: free bruschetta appetizer

Zito’s Pizza: free birthday garlic knots

Zoes Kitchen: BOGO free coupon for an entree


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