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Perk Up! FREE Starbucks Handcrafted Drink or Food Item on Your Birthday

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Starbucks Frappuccino

Celebrating a birthday? ☕️

Did you know that if you’re a Starbucks Rewards Member, you’ll be able to choose one of the following rewards on your actual birthday – no purchase required! 😍

  • FREE handcrafted beverage (choose ANY size!)
  • FREE food Item (like a yummy pastry or danish) or
  • FREE ready-to-drink bottled beverage (such as an Evolution Fresh juice)

Get starbucks free birthday drink or food like this cold drink

To qualify for the birthday reward, you must be a Starbucks Rewards member (or have joined Starbucks Rewards at least seven days before your birthday) and have made at least one Star-earning transaction using your registered Starbucks Card. Your birthday reward will be automatically added to your account on your birthday and is valid only on that date, so use it while it’s HOT! ☕️

And, if you’re ordering coffee, be sure to size up to a Venti (or a Trenta for cold drinks), add shots of espresso, flavorings, and whipped cream, as all of the additions are on the house. 🙌🏻

starbucks rewards

Remember, whenever you sign up to become a Starbucks Rewards member, you’ll instantly earn Green Level and will earn two Stars for every $1 you spend on coffee, food, drinks, and mugs. You’ll also get free in-store refills, member events & offers, a free birthday reward, and more perks!

If you earn at least 300 Stars within the 12-month period following your enrollment date, you will qualify for the Gold Level, which includes all Green Level rewards AND a free drink or food item after every 125 additional Stars earned. Go here for more perks of Starbucks Rewards.


Have you seen these other birthday freebies?

So far, we’ve dished about how to score the following freebies in honor of your birthday:

And, as I’ve mentioned previously, my inbox has been filling up with tons of birthday emails! 🎉 So over the next few weeks, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite birthday freebies that I’ll be taking advantage of! 🙌

Join The Discussion

Comments 21

  1. AilineAZ

    Please be aware that you only have 3! days to pick up your free beverage. I couldn’t make it in that short timeframe last year but the barista I went to 7 days later honored the free drink anyway. Lucky me 🙂

    • daniholsapple@yahoo.com

      Yup- missed mine this year. 😞

    • Jenny

      I got an email this morning that my Free Bday item coupon will be loaded to my card Fri, and is good for THAT DAY ONLY.

      • Mei

        This is correct. I got mine on Sunday and it specifically says that I must use it on my birthday (Tuesday) only. I tried to use it on Monday and it registered as invalid. Previously you had a week, then three days and now it is for use on the one day only! Still free is good!!

    • Julie

      Yup, now it is on your actual birthday ONLY. I think that is ridiculous and not very customer-friendly. Give us at least a few days! Other place give you the entire month.

      • Mimi

        Totally agree!!!
        They started caring less and less about their customers and, personally, I had it after yet another crappy encounter the other week. In the past I went daily, nowadays maybe once a month! Pulled the trigger a while ago and bought a good espresso machine and now make lattes at home most of the time (or go to Dunkin if I’m out and about and really crave one) . Why should I continue giving a company my hard earned money in exchange for frequently crappy service and products that all too often greatly vary in taste (in a bad way)?
        Deleted all my info from my account (apparently can’t delete account fully), deleted the app, and unsubscribed from emails 🤷‍♀️ I can see them becoming the next Chipotle if they don’t get their act together.

    • Blessed

      Only good on the one day you listed as your birthday now. They used to send a postcard that was good for a month then 3 days now 1 day 😞

  2. Michelle

    I used my free burger and lemonade voucher at Ruby Tuesday’s today and I read on the little table flyer that if you are a rewards member you get a free burger or salad bar up to $11 on your birthday!

  3. Lily T

    It is now valid for the day of your birthday only.

  4. Peaches

    Yup. On your birthday only. That makes it pretty inconvenient for folks like me who don’t live anywhere near a Starbucks. That was a weekend only sandwich treat at one time. They discontinued the sugar free version of peppermint flavoring last year and I used to stock up-buy that by the bottle to add to my hot cocoa k-cups but I don’t drink coffee or tea so I am pretty much done with Starbucks now.

  5. Rn

    My bday was 8/7 and YES you do have ONLY the day of your bday to get the freebie. Hate that they changed it up but grateful they still do a freebie!

  6. 50ShadesofLipstick

    Can’t get any better than free…companies don’t have to offer free gifts in the first place, so I’m just grateful that it’s even available to begin with. It’s on me to show up on my actual bday, if I choose to redeem the free drink.

    Oh and I don’t live anywhere near a Starbucks either, but I got mine at Starbucks inside Target. Those of you that don’t have an Starbucks nearby can try that.

    • AZ

      Totally agree w/ you. Some people will always find a reason to complain about everything in life. Businesses offer free things for your birthday, and people demand that they should be offered all month long instead. When it’s selected varieties, then they should’ve let us pick exactly what we want from hundreds of options. When it’s in store, there shouldn’t be any lines to wait in. When it’s online, why should we have to pay for shipping? LOL

  7. Anna

    Kohl’s also stopped doing Kohl’s cash for birthdays, even for cardholders. They gave me 50 bonus yes2you points and that was it. 🙁

  8. MrsK

    Not all Starbucks will honor the free birthday deal. The Starbucks near us said that they are Privately Owned and will Not honor the free birthday treat.

  9. jaime

    Anyone know if they are doing happy hour this week and if so what it is?

    • Juma

      Jamie I was just checking in here to see if it was posted yet. Got email earlier today about happy hour tomorrow.
      From email Turn up the happiness level on your day with Starbucks® Happy Hour. On 8/23, buy one, get one free Frappuccino® Blended Beverage or handcrafted espresso beverage, size grande or larger, starting at 3 p.m.

  10. Laura

    DD gives you a lot longer. Is that a cafe vanilla with mocha drizzle in the picture?

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Nope, it’s a pre made triple mocha. Our store did not have any extra toppings.

  11. Natasha-ai

    Last few times I had a free item offer, I was able to get a salad or sandwich as well. Yeah, Starbucks is mainly for drinks, but I like the salad and sandwich packs too. And they have a higher price than drinks, I think, so I get the value.

  12. Jess

    My birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year!! Do you think they will let me use it on another day?

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