35 Places to Get Birthday Freebies and Discounts

Dairy Queen, Redbox and Sephora are among the companies that offer special savings.
May 12, 2021

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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.

Food and drink 

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

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

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.

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

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

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

When you dine in, Denny's treats you to a hearty Grand Slam breakfast during your birthday month.

Refresh with a free Dippin’ Dots ice cream snack on your birthday after signing up for the Dot Crazy email club.

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.

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

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

Get a coupon on your birthday when you sign up for the Julius League fan club.

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.

Get a free Big Zax Snak on your birthday after you join the Zax Club.

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Apparel and shoes

Get 15% off at American Eagle or Aerie during your birthday month. Join the Real Rewards program to qualify.

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

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

23. DSW

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

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

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

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 

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

29. Sephora

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.

32. 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.


PowerUp Rewards members get a birthday gift from GameStop.

34. Redbox

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

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35. Petco

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

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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