27 of the BEST Birthday Freebies (And They’re Straight Up FREE!)
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Pancakes, coffee, burgers, ice cream, beauty products… Get all this and more for FREE during your birthday month! 🎉
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 all for the sake of being born?! While there are SO MANY birthday freebies (check out our full list for proof!), I’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.
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. With that said, 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!
Start your day right!
Get yourself some FREE breakfast for the exciting day ahead!
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 the IHOP Pancake Revolution 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 Pancake Revolution is only available for participating locations – enter your nearby IHOP upon 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.
Head over to Waffle House for a FREE waffle or raisin toast – this offer will be available to you all throughout your birthday month!
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!
Catch a buzz (from caffeine!)
More caffeine means more energy which means more ambition to get those freebies! 🙌
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’ll receive an email for the free birthday drink reward a couple 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 reward when you reach 125 stars, and your free birthday drink or treat!
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!
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 Krispy Kreme More Smiles Rewards 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!
Get some lunch!
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’s Rockin’ 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 nachos with a drink purchase just for signing up!
Refuel for a busy afternoon of shopping by getting a FREE snack-size order of wings, perfect as a mid-day meal! This offer is good 7 days before your birthday and 7 days after!
How to get the freebie: Join Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Rewards to keep track of points you accumulate to redeem for free food and to receive your free birthday wings offer!
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 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!
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 Double Steak Burger and Cheese n’ Fries with your first purchase using the app!
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!
Retail therapy (and today the therapy is FREE!)
Who doesn’t love FREE makeup?! Pop into Sephora to pick up your birthday reward mini beauty bundle with options like masks from GlamGlow, lip color from Bite Beauty, and hair care from Bumble and Bumble, though the hair care is only available for online redemption. You can redeem the bundle 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: Join Sephora’s Beauty Insider to gain access to their Beauty Insider community, rewards, free beauty classes, the option to enroll in 2-day shipping for 10/yr, and your birthday beauty bundle!
More FREE beauty products! Keep the beauty vibes going by stopping into Ulta to pick up your FREE birthday makeup set. The contents of the set change quarterly but the current one features an UltaBeauty lip mask and UltaBeauty juice infused lip oil. 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 (2x the points when shopping during your birthday month), 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. The offer will come in on your birthday and will be valid for one month.
How to get the freebie: Join bareMinerals Fab Benefits to get your free birthday matte lipstick, 15% off a purchase offer just for signing up, and another 15% off offer when you complete you beauty profile!
Kohl’s gives you FREE money on your birthday!! Well, Kohl’s cash, which is honestly just as good considering you can buy almost anything there! For Rewards members it’s $5 Kohl’s cash, however you’ll get a whopping $10 if you have a Kohl’s Credit Card! The Kohl’s Cash will be available for use any day during your birthday month.
How to get the freebie: Join Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards to get treated to some Kohl’s birthday cash, rewards points with every purchase, 100 rewards points just for activating account (that’s $5 Kohl’s cash!), another 50 points for downloading and signing into the mobile app, and at least 8 special offers throughout the year, starting with a 15% off coupon that comes to your inbox just a few days after signing up. Yay Kohl’s!
Last stop in your shopping trip is 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 on online purchases over $35, and rewards points for every $1 spent!
Get treated for dinner
Hope you wore stretchy pants because you’re in for some seriously good eats!
At Red Robin, you’ll be served a FREE burger with bottomless fries or 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 discounts, every 10th item FREE, a FREE burger reward with every Gourmet Burger Bar purchase, other exclusive surprise rewards, and a FREE burger on your birthday! That’s a LOT of free burgers.
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!
Got a craving for BBQ? Famous Dave’s will treat you to a FREE entree on your birthday from their mouth-watering menu! This offer does vary between locations so you may want to call and see what the offer entails. For participating locations, the offer will be available one week before and one week after your birthday.
How to get the freebie: Join the Famous Nation to get a free burger or sandwich when you sign up and complete your profile, along with a coupon for a free meal emailed to you for your birthday!
Don’t skimp out on dessert
It’s the best part of any meal!
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 to earn points with purchases, the free pizookie on your birthday, and a pizookie dessert just for registering!
Looking for a dessert that’s a bit more decadent? 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 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!
At Panera Bread, you have your choice of a FREE pastry at their bakery counter! No rush to redeem this right away since you should receive the offer 5 days prior to your birthday with an expiration of 60 days after it’s issued.
How to get the freebie: Join MyPanera to start earning rewards with purchases, a free pastry on birthday, and free pastry or sweet just for signing up!
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.
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! The freebie will be available to use on your birthday and up to 30 days after.
How to get the freebie: Join Pinkberry Loyalty to get rewarded with a free yogurt after 10 purchases and a free yogurt with 1 topping on your birthday!
Have a little fun!
Whether you stay home or go out, there’s a freebie for your lifestyle!
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 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 during 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 credit card to the account.
Live it up over at Dave and Buster’s where you score $10 in free game play on your birthday! The 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 game play with a $10 game play purchase when you sign up and $10 in free game play on your birthday!
Bowl a FREE game at a nearby AMF bowling alley, since chances of bowling a strike are higher on your birthday! 🎳 Your free game is available for use during the month of your birthday.
How to get the freebie: Join AMF Pinsider’s for a $20 discount for a group of 4 just for signing up, along with a free game on your birthday. If your kid’s love bowling, consider getting them a summer bowling pass. Registration hasn’t begun for the 2018 summer season but check in with your local lanes to get notified when they do!
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 FavoriteCandle.com for a list of local restaurants and attractions that have free birthday offerings!
P.S. – Birthday freebies aren’t just for humans – sign up 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 it valid up to 14 days after your pet’s birthday.
Can’t get enough of birthday freebies? Check out our full list!
Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer of self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.