Wish you could get free gifts on your birthday? You can! Many people think that freebies are for children only, but that's not the case on your birthday. Many businesses and restaurants are eager to reward your loyalty by bringing you into the store for a discount, free gift, or free food. You generally have to be a member of the business' reward club to get your freebies, so sign up in advance!
Free Food on Your Birthday
Food is one of the easiest things to get free on your birthday. Dozens of restaurants offer birthday freebies to loyalty club members. Examples include:
- A&W All American Food offers a free birthday root beer float for Mug Club members.
- Applebee's will give you a birthday special if you are a member of the EClub.
- Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club members get coupons for a free scoop of ice cream and $3 off an ice cream cake on their special day.
- Buffalo Wild Wings offers a free snack-size order of traditional or boneless wings within two weeks of your birthday if you join the Buffalo Circle.
- Denny's offers a free grand slam meal on your birthday.
- IHOP offers reward members a free meal of pancakes on their birthday.
- Noodles & Company provides a special treat to Noodlegram members who have been signed up for at least 60 days.
- Starbucks Rewards members get a free food or beverage of their choice added to their card two days before the big day. The offer expires one day after your birthday.
Of course, this is just a sample of the many opportunities to enjoy free food and drinks on your birthday. Depending on what restaurants in your local area offer, being a member of free loyalty clubs could get you breakfast, lunch, and dinner for free on your special day!
Free Retail Gifts on Your Special Day
Restaurants are the only businesses eager to have you visit on your birthday. Many retailers also offer free birthday gifts and discounts, hoping you'll stop by. Retail businesses offering free birthday gifts include:
- Wisconsin-based A&E Jewelers will give you a free bracelet for stopping in on your birthday.
- Members of the bareMinerals FAB club receive a surprise gift on their birthday.
- Kohl's offers rewards members a gift for their special day.
- Sephora offers a free gift for Beauty Insiders on their birthday. It changes each year!
- Sport Clips offers a birthday club program as well. You need to sign up in your local store for details.
- Swagbucks will give you 55 Swagbucks on your birthday that must be redeemed in 30 days
- If you're a member of the CVS ExtraCare Club, you'll receive $3 in ExtraBucks for your birthday
By signing up for the rewards programs at your favorite stores, your birthday could be full of free gifts and discounted merchandise!
Free Entertainment for Your Birthday
It's no fun to stick to your daily routine all the time, and your birthday offers the perfect opportunity to break out and do something different. There are several options for free entertainment on your birthday. Some options for fun and discounts include:
- As a Redbox PlayPass member, you can get a free one-night rental on your birthday,
- Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis offers free tickets for you and three friends to attend a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday show during your birthday month,
- The Boondocks Birthday Club offers a free Unlimited Fun Pass on your birthday. They have locations in Colorado and Utah.
- House of Comedy will give you a free show ticket for your birthday. They have locations in Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona and Alberta (Canada).
- Medieval Times will give you a free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket during your birthday month. They have a number of locations throughout the U.S. and one in Canada.
Check with other entertainment venues in your local area to see if they also offer special birthday giveaways.
Birthday Freebies for Pets
Who says humans should have all the fun with birthdays? Two major pet stores offer rewards members free gifts on their pets' birthdays.
- Petco offers Pals Rewards members a free birthday treat, and discount on your pet's birthday or adoption date,
- Pet Supplies Plus offers a free pet birthday gift for members of their loyalty club.
Other pet stores in your area may also offer birthday goodies for your furry companions. Be sure to ask the next time your shopping for supplies!
Local Businesses May Offer Birthday Perks
The specials highlighted here are for companies that are well known and have a national presence. Don't let that stop you from digging deeper! It's entirely possible that local businesses in your area offer birthday freebies as well. If there is a store you love, a restaurant you frequent, or an entertainment venue you just can't stay away from, ask them if they have birthday perks. You may end up with free food, a discount, a free item, or more. Don't be shy - after all, it's your birthday!