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Updated June 24, 2019.

Pancakes, coffee, burgers, ice cream, beauty products… Get all these and more for FREE (seriously) during your birthday month with the best birthday freebies! 🎉

You’re probably already used to getting special treatment on your birthday from family and friends. How about from absolute strangers who give you FREE stuff just for the sake of being born?! While there are SO MANY birthday freebies (check out our full list for proof!), we’ve rounded up some of the BEST options to make your special day even MORE spectacular!

These are completely FREE offers – no BOGOS, no minimum purchases, they’re straight up FREE. Most do require signups in advance, so be sure to enroll in the designated rewards programs NOW so that you’ll have the rewards ready to go when your birthday comes around. Many places won’t send the offer if you sign up too close to your actual birthday.

Collin with a unicorn birthday cake

HIP TIP: Most of the birthday offers have a window of time you can redeem them (we’ve got all of the details below). Some are valid for just a couple of days while others give you a whole month OR more. Don’t feel like you have to take advantage of all of them on your actual birthday. In fact, make the most of your birthday MONTH by taking advantage of these freebies ALL month long!

Birthday breakfast freebies

Get yourself some FREE breakfast for the exciting day ahead!

Ihop Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity Pancakes


Order a stack of FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity pancakes, just as long as your local IHOP participates. If they do, you’ll receive your birthday offer via email available to redeem up to 7 days before and 7 days after your actual birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join MyHop Pancake Perks to get a free stack of pancakes when you sign up, another stack on your signup anniversary, and of course, a free stack on your birthday! Note that MyHop Pancake Perks is only available at participating locations. Select your local IHOP during signup and you will receive a confirmation email if that location participates.


At Denny’s you can build your own Grand Slam for FREE and load up on eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, biscuits, or any other customization you create! This is only valid on your actual birthday though, so make sure to go when it counts!

How to get the freebie: Join Denny’s Rewards and not only do you get a free Grand Slam on your birthday, you’ll also receive a 20% off your first check just for signing up! *If you don’t sign up in time, you may be able to get away with showing your ID to get your free Grand Slam.

Waffle House

Head over to Waffle House for a FREE classic waffle – this offer will be available to you for 7 days before your birthday, on your birthday and 21 days after.

How to get the freebie: Join the Waffle House Regular’s Club for your birthday freebie along with other coupons and promotions. You also get a free order of hashbrowns just for signing up!

Coffee birthday freebies

More caffeine means more energy which means more ambition to get those freebies! 🙌

Starbucks coffee cup on a table


At Starbucks, you can get ANY handcrafted drink on the menu, ANY size, and with ANY additions you’d like for FREE. So size up to a Venti (or a Trenta for cold drinks), add shots of espresso, flavorings, and whipped cream. You could also opt to receive a complimentary food item or ready-to-drink bottled beverage instead. You’ll receive an email for the free birthday drink reward a couple of days before your birthday, but keep in mind the reward expires the day after your birthday. Use it while it’s hot!

How to get the freebie: Join Starbucks Rewards for exclusive perks like mobile order & pay, free in-store refills on coffee, free rewards for collecting stars, and your free birthday drink or treat!

Dunkin’ Donuts

Over at Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll get a FREE any size beverage ANY day during your birthday month!

How to get the freebie: Join Dunkin’ Donut DDPerks to get access to mobile ordering on their app, a free drink for signing up, a free drink on your birthday, and a free drink when you reach 200 points!

Krispy Kreme

Love doughnuts AND coffee?! Head into a nearby Krispy Kreme for a FREE small coffee AND FREE doughnut! You’ll receive an email with the coupon about a week before your birthday and it’s valid for 2 weeks.

How to get the freebie: Join the Sweetest Rewards Around and the download the Krispy Kreme app to get a coupon for a free small beverage and doughnut on your birthday. You’ll also get a free doughnut just for joining either one!

Lunch birthday freebies

…it’s FREE!

Moe's Southwest grill burritos

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Walk into Moe’s so you can pretend that the “Welcome to Moe’s!” greeting is really them shouting “Happy Birthday!” 😆 Oh, and while you’re there, get yourself a FREE burrito for your birthday! You should receive an email for this offer 3 days before your birthday and it will expire one week following your special day.

How to get the freebie: Join Moe Rewards where you’ll not only get a free birthday burrito, you’ll also have access to earn rewards points and get an offer for free queso just for signing up!

Jersey Mike's sub sandwich closeup

Jersey Mike’s

If you’re in the mood for a hearty sandwich and something to wash it down, get a FREE sub AND drink at Jersey Mike’s! This is a great offer to save for a rainy (or hungry) day since the free sub and drink voucher is valid for 1 year! 😮

How to get the freebie: Join Jersey Mike’s Email Club to get your free birthday submarine offer along with a $1 off any regular sub just for signing up!

Steak ‘n Shake

Stop into Steak ‘n Shake for a FREE Specialty Milkshake for your birthday! YES, really. And what’s even better is that the offer is valid for 45 days following your birthday!

How to get the freebie: Join the Steak ‘n Shake eClub where in addition to adding your birthday, you can share a special anniversary date to receive a special offer on that day as well. If you download the app, you’ll also get a free milkshake with your first purchase using the app!

employee reaching in for an Auntie Anne's pretzel

Auntie Anne’s

If you find yourself at the mall (which you probably will for retail freebies), you’ll undoubtedly smell the wafts of warm pretzels coming from Auntie Anne’s. Don’t resist the temptation – walk on over for a FREE pretzel for your birthday! This offer will automatically load onto your Pretzel Perks account and be available for redemption all month long.

How to get the freebie: Join Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks by downloading the app and creating an account. Then you’re on your way to earning points towards free pretzels, as well as receiving the free birthday pretzel offer! You’ll also get a free pretzel after you make your first purchase through the app!

Shopping & retail birthday freebies

Kat Von D mini-kit and Drunk Elephant mini-kit from Sephora


Who doesn’t love FREE makeup?! Pop into Sephora to pick up your birthday reward mini beauty bundle with options like a mini-set from Kat Von D Beauty or a mini-set from Drunk Elephant. You can redeem your reward 2 weeks before or after your birthday or anytime during your birthday month.

While you’re there, ask for a free mini-makeover! It’s a quick, 15-minute makeup session that focuses on one makeup technique like a smokey eye, eyeliner, foundation, etc. 💁 You’ll be ready to go for the night ahead!

How to get the freebie: Become a Beauty Insider to gain access to Sephora’s Beauty Insider community, rewards, seasonal savings, free beauty classes, and your birthday beauty bundle!


More FREE beauty products! Keep the beauty vibes going by stopping into Ulta to pick up your FREE birthday gift. The contents of the set change quarterly, so it’s always a fun surprise! Pick this freebie up any day during your birthday month.

How to get the freebie: Join Ultamate Rewards for access to your free birthday set, points on every purchase, and coupons throughout the year – they send lots of offers for 20% off, $3.50 off of a $15 purchase, and the occasional 20% off prestige brands!


You’re going to have a fresh stock in your makeup bag by the end of the day! At bareMinerals, you’ll receive a FREE matte lipstick. If you don’t have a bareMinerals store near you, you can redeem this offer online, though that will require you to place an online order. You’ll receive this offer on your birthday and it will be valid for one month.

How to get the freebie: Join bareMinerals Friends and Benefits (FAB) to get your free birthday matte lipstick, 15% off a purchase offer just for signing up, and another 15% off offer when you complete your beauty profile!


Stroll into DSW, where you’ll have a $5 reward to use towards any purchase. Will that $5 be enough to cover shoes? Probably not, but check out their cute accessories and socks! You can use this offer any day during your birthday month!

How to get the freebie: Join DSW Rewards for your $5 birthday offer, free shipping, and rewards points for every $1 spent!


At Chico’s, Passport Program members receive a birthday gift in the mail, rumored to be a $10 rewards certificated. Make sure you’ve make at least one purchase a year, as you will only receive the birthday offer if you’ve shopped at Chico’s within the last 12 months.

How to get the freebie: Join Chico’s Passport Program for your potential $10 birthday offer, 5% off every purchase, free standard shipping, and VIP benefits!


As a member of Soma Rewards, you can expect a postcard in the mail for your birthday with a $10 reward. To be eligible to receive the sweet gift, you must have shopped at Soma within the last 12 months.

How to get the freebie: Join Soma Rewards for your $10 birthday offer, reward points for every $1 spent, double rewards on bras and sleepwear, and a $5 rewards on 125 points!

Dinner birthday freebies

Hope you wore stretchy pants, because you’re in for some seriously good eats!

Red Robin burger and fries

Red Robin

At Red Robin, you’ll be served a FREE burger with bottomless fries or a side salad! 🤤 This free burger offer is available for use any day during your birthday month!

How to get the freebie: Join Red Robin Royalty for benefits like $20 towards your 6th visit (within the first 5 weeks of joining), military and teacher discounts, every 10th item FREE, other exclusive surprise rewards, and a FREE burger on your birthday! That’s a L of free burgers.

Ruby Tuesday

Get yourself a FREE burger or Garden Bar entree at Ruby Tuesday. You can redeem this freebie up to 5 days before and 9 days after your birthday!

How to get the freebie: Join Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected and you’ll not only get a coupon for a free burger or garden bar on your birthday, you’ll also get a free appetizer with entree purchase just for signing up!

Famous Dave’s

Got a craving for BBQ? Famous Dave’s will treat you to a FREE tasty gift on your birthday! Since this offer varies by location and changes from year to year, you may want to call your local Famous Dave’s to learn more about their birthday offer. In the past, many locations have given away FREE mouth-watering birthday entrees!  For participating locations, this offer will be valid one week before and one week after your birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join the Famous Nation to get Famous news, special offers, BBQ tips, and a tasty gift for your birthday!

Birthday dessert freebies

It’s the best part of any meal!

two scoops of ice cream on a bjs chocolate chip cookie

BJ’s Brewhouse

This freebie is quite the crowd pleaser if you’re lucky enough to live near a BJ’s Brewhouse. There you will be served a FREE pizookie dessert. What’s a pizookie you ask? It’s a warm, molten, deep-dish cookie topped with a hefty scoop of ice cream! You can get this up to 7 days before and 7 days after your birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus to earn points with purchases, the free pizookie on your birthday, and a pizookie dessert just for registering!


Looking for another decadent dessert? Head into Friendly’s for a FREE medium sundae with your favorite toppings! This one is only good on your actual birthday so make this visit a birthday priority!

How to get the freebie: Join the Friendly’s BFF Club for a free medium sundae on your birthday, weekly deals and promotions, 25% off your next purchase, plus a free scoop just for signing up!

Panera bread roll in a Panera bag

Panera Bread

At Panera Bread, birthday rewards vary by customer, but you will likely be offered a FREE pastry or sweet or a FREE coffee, tea, or soda! Your birthday reward loads to your account on your birthday and is available to redeem for 7 days.

How to get the freebie: Join MyPanera to start earning rewards with purchases, a free pastry on your birthday, and free pastry or sweet just for signing up!

Baskin Robbins

Get a FREE scoop from Baskin Robbins on your birthday! With so many flavors to choose from, you may want to start thinking of your order well before your birthday comes!🍦 If you get too excited, you can redeem this offer right when you receive it – usually 5 days before your birthday. It will expire 5 days after your birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club to receive a voucher for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday and a free scoop for downloading their mobile app!

Pinkberry frozen yogurt in a cup with berries


Frozen yogurt is great if you want to go a little lighter on dessert. Stop into Pinkberry for a free small yogurt with the topping of your choice! This freebie will be available to use on your birthday and up to 30 days after.

How to get the freebie: Join Pinkberry Rewards to get rewarded with a free yogurt after 10 purchases and a free yogurt with 1 topping on your birthday!

Birthday entertainment freebies

Whether you stay home or go out, there’s a freebie for your lifestyle!

a hand holding two Redbox movie cases outside of the Redbox kiosk


Stop by your nearest Redbox kiosk for a FREE movie rental and end your fantastic day with a movie night at home. You could also save the movie for another night since the offer is available for up to 2 weeks after your birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join Redbox Perks for a free 1-night DVD rental just for signing up, a free 1-night DVD rental during your birthday month, and free upgrades as you visit Redbox Kiosks for rentals. Get extra points for downloading the Redbox app, completing your profile, adding a mobile number, and adding a credit card to the account.

Dave and Buster’s

Live it up over at Dave and Buster’s where you can score $10 in free gameplay on your birthday! This freebie is available 10 days before and 20 days after your birthday.

How to get the freebie: Join Dave and Buster’s Rewards to receive $10 in free gameplay with a $10 gameplay purchase AND $10 in free gameplay on your birthday!

Hip Tip – Many local zoos, museums, and attractions offer free admission on your birthday – call ahead to your favorite ones to find out. You can also check out for a list of local restaurants and attractions that have free birthday offerings!

Lina's goldendoodle dog

P.S. – Birthday freebies aren’t just for humans – register your favorite furry friend for Petco’s Pals Rewards to get a pound of FREE birthday treats from the treat bar! The voucher will be sent via email and is valid for up to 14 days after your pet’s birthday.

Can’t get enough of birthday freebies? Check out our full list!

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Comments 117

  1. Coffeedrinker

    The site appears to be down.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know! Updating now!

  2. Cheri P.

    Coldstone Creamery does a BOGO coupon, Potbelly’s a free cookie, Jason’s Deli $5 off anything

    • yonawrites

      I love the Coldstone Creamery offer!

  3. Sam

    Does chesse cake factory gives you free cake slice on your bday?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great question, Sam! I am not finding anything on that. Darn!

    • Lisa

      No. They give you a small ice cream sundae.

    • Constancia

      No they do not…But they will give u if you make them aware of the birthday person…A scoop of ice cream w/a candle & sing Happy Brithday…

  4. Shernette Simmons

    There is a great website which I believe is that offers 700+ birthday freebies. I always just do a search for 700+ birthday freebies and it comes up. It List all the places with fewer bday stuff & the state the place is located. You pick the place & it takes you to another page which has a link to the restaurants sign-up page. Found local places I’ve never heard of. Awesome!!

    • Tara Broadway

      That site came up as a Virus site.

      • Cheri1669

        yep me too, no site exist my antivirus blocked it

  5. chickie00

    Starbucks changed this year! (for me anyway) I just went Sept 3rd (day after my bday) & it was not there… :'( It was good for the day OF my bday ONLY. 🙁 So bummed I missed out.

  6. Jennifer Moore

    Yes, Starbucks is different now. Called only the day of your birthday. Also, i’m a Kohls credit card holder ….and I got the equivalent of $2.50 in points added to my account. Definitely a change from previous years.

    • marie

      yes, wasn’t it previously $10.00?

  7. richard

    im just trying to sign up

  8. Madelyn

    Happy Birthday, Hip2Save Sidekick Emily! We share the same bday! Enjoy those freebies and celebrate YOU!

  9. Rebekah Brown

    Is the Ulta freebie still valid? I didn’t see anything about it on their website.

    • Brandi

      You get 1 freebie if you are a member and 2 if you are a platinum member and 3 if you’re a diamond member

  10. shinepm

    1) Steak and Shake does not let you use both coupons together
    2) You have to make a purchase in order to use each coupon
    3) The purchased items cannot be any of their value menu/specials

  11. Jill

    Buffalo wild wings was different for me as well. No longer free snack size wings, now its $5 off a $25 purchase.

  12. Cindy

    Panera free pastry coupon is only good for a week after now. I’ll have to stop tonight!

  13. Maggie

    Arby’s gives you a free sandwich with s drink purchase

  14. Allison

    IHOP is now a stack of any flavored pancakes.

    Buffalo Wild Wings is $5 off $25.

    Steak n Shake is now a milkshake.

    (These are the changes I see from my today, 1/13/19, birthday.) ☺️

  15. Tiffany

    Vera Bradley always sends me a birthday coupon (they let me use it in store at the outlets) and I also get a free gift in store. Kendra Scott also does 50% off coupon during birthday month. They let me do it off of a sale item too!!!

  16. Meredith

    The “on the day only” really messes me up (Feb 29th) 🤦🏻‍♀️ Oh well…

    • Penny

      A good manager of a place should let you do it on the 28th or the 1st. I would definitely ask and if they don’t I would post reviews about it so others that share your birthday can speak up too!

  17. Nicole

    Donatos offers a free medium pizza for your Birthday month if your signed up through their rewards.

  18. Debra LeFrere Williams

    Landry’s select members get $25 the use at any Landry’s restaurant, like salt grass, rainforest cafe, cadillac, grotto and so much more

  19. Keri

    Did anyone get something from Ikea on their BD? I hope they do it again this year.

    • Michelle

      Yes I just got the email from Ikea

  20. Nicole S

    Link for petco is not working.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, that link still loads up for me, however I did have to leave it up for a moment. If still having issues, maybe try a different browser. Hope that helps!

  21. Julie Webber-Gonzalez

    I appreciate all of the birthday freebies, and I signed up for some. My thanks are going out, to not just Hip2Save, but also, to all the others who shared freebies and info!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO very welcome! Glad you could sign up for some awesome Freebies!

  22. Lauren

    Gigi’s Cupcakes gives you a free birthday cupcake when you sign up.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for sharing!

    • RB

      Last year for my birthday they had a rotating flavor which the employee recommended, named something like Kentucky Bourbon, which had pecans, dark chocolate, and cream cheese-buttercream frosting. It was delectable– and I don’t even have a “sweet tooth”.
      (Gigi’s offers one complimentary cupcake for joining -and- another for your birthday month.)

  23. Cheryl S

    McAlisters sent me a $6 coupon for my birthday. Sonic loaded a free shake to the app. Sally Beauty gave me a $5 off $5 coupon. Longhorn & Carrabba’s sent free dessert with purchase coupons.

  24. Susan

    Chico’s snd soma give you $10 off . They mail you a postcard.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks, Susan!

  25. Lazondral Nelson

    Silver Diner gives a free entree and dessert loaded to your card.

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