45 Places to Get Birthday Freebies and Discounts

Benihana, Redbox and Sephora are among the companies that offer special savings.
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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 entrée when you grab a bite to eat at least twice before your birthday.

Download the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app and get a special gift on your birthday. You can get a free pretzel, but make sure you spend at least $10 before your big day to qualify.

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 Benihana birthday 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 Rewards to receive a buy-one-get-one-free creation coupon for your birthday.

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Indulge with a free shake or dessert on your birthday. Register for the Del Yeah! Rewards program to receive the freebie. If you acquire 1,000 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 6-count chocolate dipped fruit box to celebrate.

Firehouse Rewards members can celebrate with a free medium-sized sub with any purchase. 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.”

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.

During your birthday month, enjoy a dessert or appetizer on the house at P.F. Chang’s. Simply sign up for P.F. Chang’s Rewards to get your freebie.

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

If you’re a pizza fan, head over to Pizza Hut and sign up for Hut Rewards. You’ll get a special reward from the food brand on your birthday.

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.

My Red Lobster Rewards will give you a free birthday reward to ring in your new age. All you need to do is download the app.

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Apparel and shoes

Get a $5 birthday reward 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. You get a birthday bonus which comes as a code via email. However, you have to sign up at least two weeks before your birthday month to receive it. If you join the rewards club during your birthday month, you’ll get the discount during the next year.

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

27. DSW

Shop for shoes with a complimentary $5 off 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 your tier.

Sign up for the Journeys Birthday Club to get a gift during your birthday month.

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.

Beauty and personal care

33. Aveda

Celebrate your next trip around the sun with a free gift and double 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 10 points on your birthday.

Fancy some skincare products on your birthday? The beauty brand has a loyalty program that gives members a free birthday gift with an eligible order.

36. CVS

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

Become a Beauty Squad member at e.l.f. to get a birthday freebie.

The My Lancome Rewards Program allows you to both earn points and get a free birthday gift.

Sign up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program to get a complimentary product set. You have to spend a minimum of $25 to redeem your gift online.

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

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

42. 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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Join AMC Stubs to get a free large birthday popcorn when you go to watch a movie. Members in higher tiers also get a fountain drink to accompany their popcorn.

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

45. 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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