We updated our big list of birthday freebies for 2016. We recommend getting a separate email address for your birthday freebies and logging in early in your birthday month to enjoy all the offers that will come rolling in. Many times, the birthday freebies are emailed the first of the month, regardless of the day your birthday falls on.
When signing up, you can usually sign up other family members at the same time and/or enter your anniversary. If you have a big family, you can get some great freebies during the year.
Remember that not all locations participate in all promotions. Often individual franchise owners can opt in or out. When my daughter was in college, she worked as a waitress at a major hamburger restaurant chain that did not participate and she got a lot of flak from customers as if it were her decision not to participate!
If you find a broken link or an offer no longer available, please let us know in the comments. We strive to keep this great list updated. If you know of any other promotions for out big list of birthday freebies for 2016, don’t keep it to yourself!
RETAIL STORES AND EVENTS
ACE Hardware: Sign up for ACE Rewards and get a $5 off your $20 purchase on your birthday.
American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for AERewards and get 15% off during your birthday month.
Aveda: Become a member of Aveda.com and get a free gift every year on your birthday.
CVS: Register for the CVS Beauty Club and get $3 in ExtraCare Bucks on your birthday.
Disney: Register for Disney Movie Rewards and you’ll receive a credit for a free Blu-ray movie on your birthday.
DSW: Join DSW’s rewards program and receive a $5 gift certificate on your birthday.
Medieval Times – Sign up for emails and get a free ticket on your birthday.
Old Navy: Sign up for Old Navy’s email newsletters and you’ll receive a free surprise on your birthday.
Sephora: Sign up for Beauty Insiders and receive a complimentary gift during your birthday month.
World Market – join the Explorer’s Club for a birthday gift.
RESTAURANTS, FAST FOOD, ICE CREAM and COFFEE
Abuelo’s: Join their eClub and receive a free gift for signing up, plus gifts on your birthday and anniversary.
Applebee’s: Sign up to receive their email updates and you’ll get a free treat on your birthday.
Baker’s Square Restaurant & Pies: Sign up for their email newsletters and you’ll receive a coupon for a free entrée right away, plus a free slice of pie on your birthday.
Bashas’: Register your child in their Birthday Club and they’ll receive a free cake every year through age 10.
Baskin Robbins: Join their email club and receive a free ice cream on your birthday.
Bennigan’s: Become a Bennigan’s eClub member and receive a free dessert and buy one, get one entrée on your birthday.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Join their Prime Club and receive a free steak dinner (with purchase of a second entrée) on your first birthday as a member.
Bob Evans: Sign your children (12 and under) up for the Bob Evans Birthday Club and the’ll receive free kids’ meals on their birthday.
Brio Tuscan Grille: Sign up for My Brio Rewards Club at Brio Tuscan Grille and you’ll receive a coupon for free food on your birthday.
Buca di Beppo: Register for their eClub updates and receive a free brownie on your birthday and a free dessert on your anniversary.
California Pizza Kitchen: Sign your children (10 and under) up for the CPKids Birthday Club and they’ll receive a free meal during their birthday month.
Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen: Become a Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant Insider and receive a free fish or chicken dinner for joining, plus more freebies on your birthday.
Cold Stone Creamery: Join their club to receive a coupon for free ice cream on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: Join their fan club and receive a free Blizzard on your birthday.
Denny’s: Join their rewards club to receive a free Grand Slam on your birthday (includes two eggs, two slices of bacon, two sausage links and two pancakes).
Don Pablo’s: Join their Hab Club and receive a free $10 gift card on your birthday.
Famous Dave’s: Join the Famous Nation Club and receive something free on your birthday.
Firehouse Subs: Show up with a valid I.D. on your birthday and receive a free medium sub.
Friendly’s: Join their BFF Club and get a free sundae just for enrolling, as well as free birthday offers for your entire family.
Fuddruckers: Join the Fudd Club and get a free treat on your birthday.
Genghis Grill: Become a member of the Khan’s Club and get a free birthday stir-fry bowl.
Gold Star Chili: Join their eClub for free surprises on your birthday.
Great American Cookies: Join their Cookie-Mail Club for free birthday surprises.
Houlihan’s: Join their email club and get a free appetizer for joining, plus a free entrée on your birthday.
IHOP: Join their Pancake Revolution and receive a free meal for signing up, on your birthday and on the one-year anniversary of joining.
Johnny Rocket’s: Join the Johnny Rocket eClub and receive a free hamburger on your birthday.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Join their eClub and receive a free gift on your birthday.
Outback Steakhouse: Join their rewards program and receive a free dessert on your birthday.
P.F. Chang’s: Sign up for their email updates and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Sign up for their rewards program and receive a free chips & salsa or a free regular drink for registering, plus a free gift on your birthday.
Red Lobster: Join their rewards club and get a free gift on your birthday.
Red Robin: Join their eClub and get a free burger on your birthday.
Rita’s Ice: Join their birthday club for a free treat on your birthday.
Sonic Drive-In: Sign up to become a Sonic Cruisers member and you’ll receive a free surprise on your birthday.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Join the Warehouse Club and get a free appetizer for signing up, plus a complimentary meal on your birthday.
Starbucks: Join their rewards club for a free drink on your birthday.
UNO Chicago Grill: Join their rewards program and get a free meal on your birthday.
What is the big birthday month in your house? Here is it January, right after the holidays. Having free meals for your birthday really helps!