35 Places to Get Birthday Freebies and Discounts

Dairy Queen, Redbox and Sephora are among the companies that offer special savings.

Lauren SchwahnApril 10, 2019

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Your birthday is a day to be spoiled by loved ones. Some restaurants and retailers will spoil you, too.

We rounded up companies that give birthday freebies or discounts. Consider it a present from us.

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Food and drink 

1. Abuelo’sEnjoy Abuelo’s Mexican cuisine with a special gift on your birthday. Sign up for the Mi Abuelo's Rewards program to receive offers.

2. Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club members get a free cupcake on their birthdays from the cafe.

3. Baskin-RobbinsCreate a Baskin-Robbins account and get a free ice cream scoop on your birthday.

4. BenihanaRegister for the Chef's Table email program and Benihana will send you a $30 discount certificate during your birthday month.

5. Bojangles'Bojangles' will send you a coupon for a free biscuit with purchase on your birthday if you enroll in its E-Club.

6. Cold Stone Creamery. Join Cold Stone’s My Cold Stone Club to receive a buy-one-get-one-free creation coupon for your birthday.

7. Dairy QueenJoin the Blizzard Fan Club to receive a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for Blizzard desserts on your big day.

8. Del Taco. Indulge with a free premium vanilla, chocolate or strawberry shake on your birthday. Register for the Raving Fan eClub to receive the freebie.

9. Denny’s. Denny's treats you to a hearty Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday.

10. Dippin’ DotsRefresh with a free Dippin’ Dots ice cream snack after signing up for the Dot Crazy email club.

11. Firehouse SubsFirehouse Rewards members can celebrate with a free medium-sized sub. Add your kids to your account to get an offer for their birthdays, too.

12. Jersey Mike’s Subs. Register for Jersey Mike’s email club to get a free sub and drink coupon.

13. Moe’s Southwest Grill. Subscribe to Moe Rewards program and receive a free birthday burrito.

14. Orange Julius. Get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon when you sign up for the Orange Julius League fan club.

15. PinkberryReceive a complimentary Pinkberry yogurt on your birthday by registering for a free Pinkcard.

16. Red RobinChow down on a free birthday burger from Red Robin by joining its Royalty rewards program.

17. Wingstop. Sign up for Wingstop’s email club to receive a free birthday gift.

18. Zaxby’s. Get a free Nibbler on your birthday after you join the Zax Mail Club.

Apparel and shoes

19. American EagleGet 15% off at American Eagle or Aerie during your birthday month. Join the AEO Connected Rewards program to qualify.

20. Anthropologie. Join the free AnthroPerks rewards club to earn a special birthday offer. As of this writing, the treat is 15% off your total purchase.

21. Brooks Brothers. When you sign up for a Brooks Brothers Credit Card, you’ll receive a $20 reward for your birthday.

22. DSW. Shop for shoes with a complimentary $5 certificate. Become a DSW rewards member to receive the offer.

23. J. Crew FactorySubscribe to J. Crew’s Factory First newsletter and get 20% off your purchase and free shipping on your birthday.

24. Journeys Kidz. Sign up for the Journeys Kidz Birthday Club and receive an offer every year for your child’s birthday.

25. Victoria’s Secret. If you have a Victoria’s Secret Angel Card, the retailer will send you a birthday gift.

Beauty and personal care 

26. Benefit Cosmetics. Visit select Benefit locations during your birthday week for a free brow arch service.

27. Sephora. Sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program reminder to get a complimentary birthday gift.

28. SmashBox. The cosmetics retailer will send middle- and top-tier members of its loyalty program a birthday gift.

29. The Body Shop. Receive a coupon for $10 off your purchase through the Love Your Body Program.

30. UltaMembers of the Ultamate Rewards program get a free gift and earn double points on purchases made throughout their birthday month. Platinum and diamond members also get a $10 coupon.

Entertainment

31. Alamo Drafthouse. Join the movie theater chain’s free Victory rewards program and get a free birthday ticket.

32. Chuck E. Cheese. Chuck E. Cheese offers a treat on your child’s birthday. Join the email club to receive the coupon.

33. Medieval TimesCelebrate your birthday with some old-fashioned entertainment. Sign up for the Birthday Fellowship program to get free admission with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket during your birthday month.

34. Redbox. Create a Redbox Perks account to score a free one-night DVD rental for your birthday month.

Pets

35. Petco. Give your furry friend a free birthday gift courtesy of Petco by signing up for the Pals Rewards program.

Many of these promotions are sent through email, so make sure to sign up well in advance of your birthday to receive offers. If you're concerned about spam, consider setting up a new email account just for your freebies and offers.

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