Many restaurants and businesses will send you freebies or coupons on your birthday. Some of these are completely FREE and others are FREE with a purchase. Check my links below for my top 10 annual favorites! (I’ve also highlighted my favorites over the years below.)
TIP >> Consider signing up for these birthday clubs at least 1-2 months before or after your birthday. Many of them will also email you special coupons on the anniversary of your account. Since eating out does usually cost money, you might find it more fun to get those coupons at different times of the year, rather than all at once and being tempted to eat out too much!
Applebee’s – FREE dessert and song on your birthday—a coupon will be emailed to you around your birthday.
Arby’s – FREE small shake with any purchase, excluding snack items. Coupon will be emailed to you.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Sign up for their Pretzel Perks program and download their app. You’ll need the app to show the coupon for your FREE pretzel. Good for even the specialty pretzels!!
Austin Grill (Reading) – Register for their eClub and get a FREE meal on your birthday.
Baskin Robbins – Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a FREE 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream or 3oz soft serve swirl on your birthday plus other special promotions when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club. Coupon will be emailed to you.
Ben & Jerry’s – Get a FREE ice cream treat on your birthday when you become a ChunkSpelunker with Ben & Jerry’s.
Bob Evans – Sign up your child for their birthday club and they’ll get a FREE kids’ meal on their birthday at Bob Evans.
Boston Market – Kids 12 and under will receive a birthday coupon good for a FREE kid’s meal, drink, and dessert at Boston Market.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Get a coupon for a FREE snack size wings. Coupon will be emailed to you.
Burger King – Sign up your child to be a member of Club BK so they can get a FREE kid’s meal on their birthday.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse (Philadelphia area) – Get a FREE gift on your birthday as a member of the Charlie Brown’s Handshake Club as well as gift vouchers and special members-only events.
Chinet – A coupon for $1 off any Chinet product will be emailed to you!
Cold Stone Creamery (Reading and Harrisburg) – Cold Stone Creamery will send you an email with a coupon for a FREE ice cream creation to enjoy on your birthday. All ages are welcome!
Country Buffet – Join the eClub and get a FREE birthday coupon in the mail.
Cracker Barrel – You can come into Cracker Barrel on your birthday and you will get a FREE dessert and song.
Dairy Queen – Get emailed a coupon for $3 off a 8-10 inch birthday cake, plus a buy one medium blizzard treat get one free coupon.
Dave & Buster’s – Get a FREE $5 game card credit on your birthday.
Denny’s – Come in and get a FREE Grand Slam on your birthday.
Discovery Cruise Line – You get a FREE one-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas. You do have to make the trip with another fare-paying adult and will have to shell out the $20 for the Bahama departure and harbor fee.
Dutch Bros. Coffee – Stop in on your birthday and get a FREE coffee as your birthday freebie.
Esbenshades – FREE plant. I usually get a FREE primrose in February (or it can be redeemed for $2.99 off another plant purchase).
Friendly’s – Sign up for Friendly’s E-News and get FREE ice cream for your birthday. This is now for kids and adults!
Fuddruckers – Join the Fudds Club and get a FREE burger on your birthday. (May not be available in all areas.)
Good N Plenty — FREE Birthday Meal. Sign up for their birthday club and it will be emailed to you.
Hard Rock Cafe – Come in and get a FREE dessert on your birthday.
Helzberg Diamonds – Sign up for FREE email updates at Helzberg Diamonds and receive a coupon for free pearl earrings for your birthday. (I have never done this one personally. If you know if its valid anymore, please let me know!)
IHOP – A FREE full stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity pancakes! Coupon will be emailed to you.
Kellogg’s Rewards Club – In 2017, I received an email with a coupon code for $20 off a Shutterfly purchase (and it doesn’t expire for a whole year)!!
Laserdome (Manheim) – Get a FREE $5 game card on your birthday!
La Borimex (Ephrata) – They will give you a FREE fried ice cream on your birthday. Be sure to bring your ID!
Longhorn Steakhouse – FREE dessert with purchase of one adult entree. Coupon emailed to you.
Macaroni Grill – Come on into Macaroni Grill on your birthday and get a FREE dessert plus a song. (There is no longer a Macaroni Grill in Lancaster that I know of—it was at Park City until 2015.)
Maggiano’s (King of Prussia) – Join the Maggiano’s Birthday Club and get a coupon for $10 off your meal purchase.
The Melting Pot (Harrisburg) – FREE chocolate covered strawberries.
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Get a coupon for a FREE Moe’s entree (excludes fajitas) on your birthday when you choose to “stay in the moe.” **This is now on their smartphone app, no need to print anything!
Noodles & Company – I was a little disappointed in 2016. This used to be a coupon for a free bowl of noodles, but they changed it to a FREE rice krispy treat.
Old Country Buffet – Join the eClub and get a FREE birthday coupon in the mail.
Olive Garden – FREE dessert up to $10 maximum value. Coupon is emailed to you. (I did not get this in 2017, so I’m not sure they are still doing it.)
On the Border – Get a FREE appetizer on your birthday when you join On the Border’s Club Cantina. When you initially join you will get an instant coupon for a free bowl of queso or empanadas.
Orange Julius – Get a FREE smoothie or other special drink.
Outback – Get a FREE dessert and a song when you go to Outback on your birthday.
Panera Bread – Get a FREE pastry or sweet good for 60 days, loaded on your Panera Rewards card.
Perkins – Receive an email for a FREE kid’s meal and birthday greeting on their birthday when you sign them up for the Bakery Buddies Kid’s Birthday Club. Adults can get an email coupon for a free piece of pie.
Red Lobster – Join the Overboard Club and they will email you a surprise for your birthday.
Rita’s – FREE water ice (winter birthdays will receive a coupon on their half-birthday during the summer)
Ruby Tuesday (Rockvale Outlets) – Join their birthday club and you’ll get an email for a FREE burger on your birthday. Up to $11 value!!!!
Sephora (Park City) – Sign up as a Beauty Insider and get a FREE gift from Sephora on your birthday.
Shady Maple Smorgasboard – Get a FREE buffet if you visit with a paying adult. No coupon needed, just show your ID.
Sport’s Authority – Sign up for The League and they’ll email you a $10 coupon off any purchase for the month of your birthday!!! This is definitely one of my top 10 favorites! (They closed their location in Lancaster now. :()
Ten Thousand Villages – 15% off your entire purchase. Coupon will be emailed to you. (I did not receive this in 2017 so they might not be doing it anymore. You do get various coupons throughout the year though, so their club is worth signing up for!)
Texas Roadhouse – Become a Texas Roadie and you’ll get a coupon for a FREE dessert or appetizer on your birthday.
TGI Friday’s – Receive a coupon for a FREE appetizer to use on your birthday when you sign up for Friday’s E-Club. You also get a coupon for a free appetizer just for signing up! You must be over 21 to get this birthday freebie.
Toys ‘R’ Us – Children ages 2 – 10 will receive a birthday card and surprise gift from Geoffrey when you sign them up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club. The gift our kids get is usually $3 off a $3 purchase — perfect if you want some new hotwheels or another small value item for FREE!
Yoder’s Family Restaurant – Get a FREE buffet meal.
Check out my favorite birthday freebies posts, to see what my favorites have been in years past:
Top 10 Favorite Local Birthday Freebies 2011
Top 10 Favorite Local Birthday Freebies 2012
Top 10 Favorite Local Birthday Freebies 2013
Top 10 Favorite Local Birthday Freebies 2015
Top 10 Favorite Local Birthday Freebies 2017