We talked last week about some fun tips to throwing a great party without breaking the bank. This week, I want to talk about the fun ways you can treat YOURSELF for your birthday!!

This year for my birthday, one of my friends came and took me out to lunch. I am always checking my favorite restaurant apps for deals our coupons or whatever. Well, low and behold… I had a FREE pastry from Panera just for having a birthday!! Thank you!! Don’t mind if I do!!

This is what kind of spawned this post idea. I know there are LOADS of places that offer freebies for your birthdays, but wouldn’t it be nice if that information was all in one place so you could reference it whenever your big day came around?? The following is the BIG, Bad Daddy, Holy Smokes, List of all Lists, of BIRTHDAY FREEBIES!! (bookmark this page so you can always use it as a reference)


Applebees – Free Birthday special

Arby’s – FREE Birthday Shake!

Auntie Anne’s – Free classic pretzel.

A&W – Free Birthday Float

Baja Fresh – Free Treat!

Baskin Robbins – Free Birthday Scoop

Ben & Jerry’s – Free Scoop!

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Free Mini Pizookie (MY FAV!!)

Black Angus Steakhouse – Free B-day Steak Dinner

Blimpie – Free 6″ Sub

Bob Evan’s – Free kid’s birthday meal

Boston Market – Free Dessert

Bruegger’s Bagels – Free Treat

Buffalo Wild Wings – Free Dessert

BURGERFI – Free Shake

Burger King – Free BK Kids Hamburger Meal

California Pizza Kitchen – Free Dessert

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer

Carvel – Free cone

Cheesecake Factory – Free Ice Cream

Chick-fil-A – Special Birthday Offer

Chili’s – Free Dessert

Cinnabon – Free Minibon

Cracker Barrel – Free Birthday Buffet

Culver’s – Free Sundae

Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast

Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free Beverage

Edible Arrangements – Free Assortment

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Sandwich

Firehouse Subs – Free medium sandwich

Friendly’s – Free Birthday Sundae

Fuddruckers – Free birthday burger

Great American Cookies – Free gift

IHOP – Free Meal

Jack-in-the-Box – Free Dessert

Jamba Juice – Free Small Smoothie

Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Birthday Surprise

Krispy Kreme – Free birthday donut

Longhorn Steakhouse – Free birthday treat

Macaroni Grill – Free dessert

Marie Calendar’s – Free gift

McDonald’s – Free Kids Happy Meal

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free Entree

Noodles & Company – Free noodle bowl

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundtlet

Olive Garden – Free appetizer or dessert

Orange Julius – Free drink

Outback Steakhouse – Free special birthday gift

Panda Express – Free birthday special

Panera – Free pastry

Pei Wei – Free small plate

P.F. Changs – Free dessert or appetizer

Pinkberry – Free yogurt

Pizza Hut – Free cinnamon sticks

Qdoba Mexican Grill – Free burrito

Quiznos – Free cookie

Red Robin – Free burger

Rita’s – Free birthday surprise

Ruby Tuesday – Free burger or garden bar entree

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Free Birthday dessert

Sbarro – Free XL NY Slice

Smokey Bones – Free desesrt

Sonic Drive-In – Free Birthday surprise

Sprinkles – Free cupcake

Starbucks – Free beverage or treat PLUS 15% discount at StarbucksStore.com

Steak ‘n Shake – Free kids dinner

Subway – Free lunch

Sweet Tomatoes – Free lunch or dinner meal

Texas Roadhouse – Free Appetizer

TGI Fridays – Free dessert

The Melting Pot – Free Chocolate Fondue

The Old Spaghetti Factory – Free Kid’s Birthday Meal

Tony Roma’s – Free Meal

Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Free Birthday surprise

Waffle House – Free waffle

Whataburger – Free Justaburger

Wingstop – Free order of seasoned fries

Yard House – Free Dessert

Yogurtland – Free Birthday Frozen Yogurt

There are also several places who will give you additional discounts for your big day. These may not necessarily be “Free”, but hey, a deal is a deal, right!!?

Bakers Square – Free slice of pie with entree purchase

Benihana’s – $30 certificate

Brio Tuscan Grille – $10 Birthday coupon

Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO Ice Cream coupon

Dairy Queen – BOGO Blizzard Coupon

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – BOGO Sandwich

Jason’s Deli – Free $5 Gift Card

Menchie’s – $5 coupon

Red Lobster – Birthday Coupons (varies)


These retailers and entertainment venues also have freebies and coupons to offer you! Go snag yourself a gift and then treat yourself to a little entertainment too!! What a fun day!!

AMC Cinema – Free birthday popcorn

American Eagle Outfitters – 15% off coupon

Anthropologie – Birthday coupon for 15% off

Aveda – Free Gift

Barnes & Noble – Free cupcake for the kids

Best Buy – $5 birthday reward

Charming Charlie – $5 voucher

Chuck E Cheese’s – Free tokens

Cinemark – Free concession

CVS – Free $3 in ExtraCare Bucks

DSW – Free $5 Gift Certificate

Express – Free birthday offer

Famous Footwear – Free Gift

IKEA – Free Birthday Meal & Free $15 item!

JCPenny – Free Birthday Gift

Kohl’s – $5 Yes2You Reward

Lancome – Free Birthday gift

Land’s End -20% off

Office Depot/Office Max – Free birthday reward points

Old Navy – Free birthday surprise

PetCo’s Birthday Club – Free birthday treat (for your pet of course)

Redbox – Free movie or game rental

Regal Entertainment Group – Free movie admission

Sephora – Free Gift

Smashbox – Free cosmetics

Swagbucks – 50 Free Swagbucks

The Body Shop – $10 rewards during your birthday month

The Children’s Place – Surprise Gift

The Container Store – Free birthday sticky pad

ULTA – Free gift

Victoria Secret – Free gift

World Market – Free birthday surprise

WHOOOO WEEEEEE!!! That is a LONG list of freebies and goodies! I hope you were able to find a few things that make you truly “happy” on your big day! If you know of any more to add, please let me know.

Big thank you to the following sites for helping me compile this list!!

Financebuzz | Deal News | Penny Hoarder | Good ol’ fashioned Google searches