A new year means another birthday celebration! Want to score free stuff on your birthday? The Penny Hoarder compiled a list of places where you can get birthday freebies, updated for 2021.
Most of these places require you to sign up for their email list or join their rewards club at least seven days before your birthday. So get busy now and enjoy the free birthday stuff as it rolls in on your big day.
These restaurants and retailers will provide you with free treats for your birthday. Be sure to sign up in advance. For the complete list, click here.
A&W All American Food
Get a free root beer float on your birthday by joining the Mug Club.
Become an AMC Stubs Insider to get a free large popcorn during your birthday month. If you’re a Premiere or A-List member, you’ll also get a free large fountain drink.
As a member of the Anthro Loyalty program, you will get a “special treat to celebrate your birthday.”
Sign up for the email club, and get $5 off when you spend at least $25. You’ll also get a free appetizer when you sign up.
Sign up for Arby’s emails and get a free milkshake and curly fries on your birthday when you buy any sandwich. You’ll also get a free small fries and small soft drink when you sign up.
Au Bon Pain
Join the Eclub, and get a free coffee and pastry on your birthday. You’ll also get a travel mug and daily discounts on coffee just for signing up.
Download the Pretzel Perks app, and get a free pretzel on your birthday.
You need to spend $10 to join Aveda’s loyalty rewards program, but you’ll receive a birthday gift valued at $23, as well as double points for your next Aveda purchase.
Sign up for Club Baja to get a “special offer” on your birthday.
Sign up for the Friends and Benefits loyalty program to get “birthday gifts.”
Create an account, join the Birthday Club, and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
When you sign up to receive Banana Republic’s emails, you can opt to also get a “birthday gift.”
Register for the Chef’s Table, and you’ll get a $30 birthday certificate.
My Best Buy members get a “birthday gift.”
Joining the I Love Big Boy email club gets you a free meal on your birthday.
Join Premier Rewards Plus and get a free Pizookie for your birthday. What’s that? It’s a big, warm cookie smothered in ice cream… yum. What’s even better is you don’t have to wait for your birthday – you’ll also get a free Pizookie just for signing up.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Join the Prime Club to get a free steak dinner on your first birthday as a member.
Get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with a purchase on your birthday as a member of the Bojangles’ eClub.
Members of the Bruegger’s Bagels eClub will enjoy a “free treat” on their birthday, as well as a free bagel and cream cheese just for signing up.
Buca di Beppo
You’ll receive a free pasta after signing up, as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining the eClub.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards to get free birthday wings during your birth month.
Join Fudgie Fanatics to receive a free treat for your birthday. You can get a small soft serve birthday cone, take $2 off any cake (except for a small square) or take $3 off any sheet cake.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Members of the eClub get a free entree on their birthday, as well as a free appetizer for signing up.
Join Chick-fil-A One to get a “birthday reward.”
Get a free dessert for your birthday when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club, plus get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage with every visit!
Join the Chipotle rewards program to get free chips and guacamole on your birthday when you make a purchase of $5 or more. When you sign up and make your first purchase, you’ll also get free chips and a choice of guacamole, queso blanco or salsa.
Subscribe to Club Cinnabon to get a free iced coffee on your birthday and a free order of BonBites for signing up.
Cold Stone Creamery
Get a BOGO coupon for your birthday by signing up for the My Cold Stone Club. You’ll also get a BOGO coupon just for signing up!
Join the POP! (Perfectly Organized Perks) program to get a birthday gift.
Enjoy a free sundae on your birthday when you sign up for MyCulver’s. You’ll also get a BOGO value basket when you sign up.
As a member of the ExtraCare Beauty Club, you’ll get “birthday gifts with beauty surprises,” as well as 10% off for joining.
If you’re a Raving Fan eClub member, you can enjoy a regular-size premium shake for your birthday, plus you’ll get two free grilled chicken tacos when you sign up.
Sign up for Denny’s Rewards program online or via the mobile app. You’ll get 20% off your next visit, plus a free stack of buttermilk pancakes on your birthday when you order online at Dennys.com.
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)
Join the free DSW VIP Club to get a $5 birthday reward. You’ll also get $5 on your birthday if you spend $200 annually as a VIP Gold member, and you’ll get $10 if you spend $500 annually as a VIP Elite member.
Get free Dippin’ Dots for your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy! Email Club.
Get a free beverage on your birthday by signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program.
Join Edible Rewards and receive a free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box (valued at $29.99) during your birthday month. You’ll also get a $5 coupon for signing up (valid for 30 days).
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Get a free egg sandwich with a purchase on your birthday when you join the Shmear Society — not totally free, but hey, you’ll need something to help wash that sandwich down. You’ll have 14 days to claim your reward.
Join the Famous Nation and get a free dessert with a value of up to $9.00 for your birthday.
Famously You Rewards members get a $5 birthday cash reward.
Sign up for Firehouse Rewards for a free medium sub on your birthday or in the six days that follow it.
When you become a BFF Club member, you’ll receive a free birthday sundae.
As a member of the Godiva Rewards Club, you’ll get a free birthday chocolate offer every year.
Habit Burger Grill
Be sure to join Habit Burger Grill’s CharClub to enjoy a free Charburger on your birthday.
Sign up for My Harkins Rewards and receive a $5 birthday coupon to use at the concessions.
Sign up for Hard Rock Rewards to get an “annual birthday offer” from the cafe and shops.
Get 10 free boneless birthday wings when you sign up for Hootclub. You’ll also get $5 off your first purchase of $25 or more when you sign up.
Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar
Email club members get a free birthday entree, plus $10 off just for joining.
Sign up for MyHop and get free pancakes on your birthday. You’ll also get free pancakes on the anniversary of your sign-up.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Get a free birthday sub when you sign up for the email club.
Members of the Kohl’s Rewards program get a “special birthday gift.”
Krispy Kreme Rewards members receive a free Original Glazed Dozen. You’ll also get a free doughnut when you sign up.
As a member of the Longhorn Steakhouse’s eClub, you’ll get “special offers and coupons” on your birthday. You’ll also get a free appetizer when you sign up.
Join the eClub, and get $5 off the purchase of two entrees, plus two free slices of pie, the choice of a free “Marie’s Magnificent Six” or a free slice of pie with the purchase of an entree on your birthday. You’ll also get a special dine-in offer for signing up. The company also sends special offers for your wedding anniversary and allows you to add family members so they can get birthday rewards.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Sign up for Rockin’ Rewards and get a coupon for a free birthday burrito, plus a free cup of queso just for signing up.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Join the Nothing Bundt Cakes eClub and get a free Bundtlet on your birthday.
Opt into the Birthday Club when you subscribe to Old Navy’s emails to get a “free birthday gift.”
Get a complimentary dessert on your birthday by signing up for the eClub. You’ll get a free dessert or appetizer when you sign up.
On the Border
Join Club Cantina and get free queso on your birthday, and just for signing up.
Members of the Pandora Club get a 15% discount during their birthday month. This offer can only be used one time and is valid on regular-priced jewelry only.
Sign up for My Wei Rewards and choose from these birthday freebies: crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls or pork egg roll. The reward will automatically appear in your app seven days prior to your birthday.
Members of the MyPerkins Club receive a free Magnificent Seven meal on their birthdays. The meal includes two eggs, any way you like, plus two smoked bacon strips and three buttermilk pancakes. Plus you’ll get a 20% off coupon for signing up. You will also be able to add your children ages 12 and under so they can get birthday rewards, too.
Sign up for a Pinkcard or download the app, and receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
Sign up for the Pita Pit Rewards Club and receive a free pita on your birthday.
Join the Hut Rewards program to get a “birthday reward.”
Join the Planet Smoothie Club and receive a free smoothie for your birthday.
Sign up for Redbox Perks and receive a free birthday rental (it must be used within 60 days). You’ll also get a free one-night rental for signing up (that offer is valid for two weeks).
Enjoy a “birthday surprise” when you sign up for the My Red Lobster Rewards program.
Register for the Red Robin Royalty Program, and get a free birthday burger.
Get a free Italian ice on your birthday when you download Rita’s Ice App.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Sign up for the email club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
As a member of So Connected, you’ll get a choice of a free burger or a free garden bar entree on your birthday. You’ll also get a free appetizer for signing up.
Beauty Insiders are eligible to choose a free makeup or skin care gift for their birthday.
Become a member of the Slice Society to get a birthday surprise. You’ll also get a free New York slice when you buy a beverage after signing up.
Get a free Big Deal Combo meal on your big day by joining the ‘Q Crew, plus a $5 coupon just for joining.
Receive a free cupcake (make that a baker’s dozen if you’re a Red Velvet tier member) for your birthday when you join Sprinkles Perks.
Get a birthday beverage or food item as a member of Starbucks Rewards.
Sign up for the Subway MyWay Rewards program and the sandwich-making company will give you “something special” on your birthday.
Sign up for TCBY emails, and receive your first 3 ounces free on your birthday.
Sign up for the email club and you’ll get a free appetizer or a sidekick of ribs on your birthday.
The Melting Pot
Members of Club Fondue will get a “birthday voucher.”
The Spaghetti Warehouse
Join the Warehouse Club, and get a free meal on your birthday, plus a free appetizer with an entree purchase for becoming a member of the club.
Become a Flathead and receive a free dessert for your birthday. You’ll also get a free Tijuana Trio when you sign up.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Download the Tropical Smoothie Cafe app to be eligible for a birthday reward. What you get depends on your loyalty tier, but it ranges from a $2 reward to a free menu item.
As an Ultamate Rewards member, you’ll get an offer for extra bonus points on all purchases during your birthday month.
Download the Uniqlo app to get a birthday coupon during your birthday month.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Join the Uno Insiders Club, and receive a free dessert on your birthday, as well as a free appetizer with an entree purchase when you join.
Make sure you’re a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club to receive a free waffle on your birthday. You’ll also get free hashbrowns when you sign up.
Join the Wiener Lovers’ Club, and get a free coupon each year on your birthday, plus a free chili dog for joining.
Members of World Market Rewards get a “surprise offer” on their birthday, plus a 15% coupon for signing up.
Join the YOMO Club, and get free yogurt on your birthday.
Sign up for the Zax Club and get a free Big Zax Snak on your birthday, plus a free sandwich meal for signing up.