41 Places to Get Birthday Freebies and Discounts

Benihana, Redbox and Sephora are among the companies that offer special savings.
Elizabeth Ayoola
Lauren Schwahn
By Lauren Schwahn and  Elizabeth Ayoola 
Edited by Courtney Neidel

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

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

Food and drink

Enjoy Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant with a special gift on your birthday. Sign up for the Mi Abuelo's Rewards program to receive a free entree when you grab a bite to eat at least twice a year.

Download the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app and get a special gift on your birthday.

Create a Baskin-Robbins account and opt in to the Birthday Club to get a free ice cream scoop on your birthday.

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

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

When you become a member at Chick-fil-A, you receive a birthday reward. At the lowest tier, you’ll get a chocolate chunk cookie or chocolate fudge brownie. If you’re at a higher membership tier, you get additional freebies like a dessert variety award, sandwiches, nuggets or an entree.

My Chili’s Rewards will give you a free dessert on your birthday. Other perks for signing up include free kids meals, delivery and appetizers.

Coffee lovers get a special treat from Cinnabon on their birthday. Sign up for their rewards program to get a 16-ounce Cold Brew when you clock a new age.

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

Indulge with a free premium vanilla, chocolate or strawberry shake on your birthday. Register for the Del Yeah! Rewards program to receive the freebie. If you acquire 1,500 or more points, you can choose any shake or dessert for free.

When you dine in, Denny's treats you to a tasty birthday gift from the diner during your birthday month. It could be a hearty Grand Slam breakfast, depending on the location.

If you like fruit, then sign up for Edible Rewards. They give members a 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box to celebrate.

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

14. IHOP 

Want free birthday pancakes? Sign up for IHOP’s rewards program, also known as the “International Bank of Pancakes.”

Register for MyMike’s email club to get a free birthday sub.

Join Club Fondue and get birthday vouchers for something delicious when your birthday comes around.

Subscribe to the Moe Rewards program and receive a free birthday burrito.

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

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

Get a free drink or food item on your birthday as a Starbucks Rewards member.

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

Apparel and shoes

Get between 15%-25% off at American Eagle or Aerie during your birthday month, depending on your membership tier. Join the Real Rewards program to qualify.

Join the free AnthroPerks rewards club to earn a special birthday offer.

When you become a member, Banana Republic celebrates you with an extra perk.

25. DSW

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

Sign up for J. Crew Passport and get a $10-$20 offer, depending on what tier you're in. J. Crew credit card members get a $25 offer on their birthday.

Sign up for the Journeys Birthday Club to get a gift during your birthday month. You can also join the Journeys Kidz Birthday Club and receive an offer every year for your child’s birthday. The limit is three kids.

Receive a birthday offer when you join the Madewell Insider loyalty program.

Loyal Old Navy shoppers who are part of the Navyist Rewards program get a birthday gift on the house.

Target gives you 5% off a single purchase on your birthday. You can use the discount for up to 30 days from your birthday.

If you have a Victoria’s Secret Credit Card or PINK Credit Card, the retailer will send you a birthday offer good for $10 or more.

Beauty and personal care

32. Aveda

Celebrate your next trip around the sun with a free gift and 2x points from Aveda. To unlock these freebies, you’ll need to sign up for Aveda Plus Rewards.

Join the Good Rewards loyalty program to snag a free birthday gift.

34. CVS

ExtraCare is CVS’ reward program. Joining means you get $3 ExtraBucks Rewards on your birthday.

Sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program to get a complimentary product set.

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

Receive a coupon for $10 off your purchase on your birthday through the Love Your Body Club.

38. Ulta

Members of the Ultamate Rewards program get a free gift and earn double points on purchases made during their birthday month. Platinum and Diamond members also get a $10 coupon.

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Entertainment

Join AMC Stubs to get a free large birthday popcorn when you go to watch a movie.

If you’re a Barnes & Noble member, you get a birthday offer through email on your special day.

41. Redbox

Create a Redbox Perks account to score a $2 off reward code for your birthday.

Get your free birthday stuff and deals

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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