While the common adage of "nothing in life is free" is widely accepted, it's not always true, especially on your birthday! Many companies offer birthday gifts & freebies that you can take advantage of. Check out the list of birthday freebies below and make sure to treat yourself to one (or many) of these options on your special day!
The Coolest (Ice Cream & Chilly Beverages) Free Birthday Stuff
1. Shake It Up at Arbys with Free Birthday Stuff
The fast food chain notorious for extolling, "We have the beef" also has something sweet for you on your birthday. If you're signed up for Arby's mobile offers, you'll receive a coupon for a free birthday shake. At the same time, you'll receive a free drink and fries when you initially sign up.
2. Join the Free Ice Cream Club at Baskin-Robbins
When you join the Birthday Club at Baskin-Robbins, you'll be treated to a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
3. Get Stone Cold Free Birthday Stuff at Cold Stone Creamery
Joining the My Cold Stone Club offers a double whammy: you'll receive a BOGO coupon for signing up and one for your birthday.
4. Free Sundae from Your Friends at Friendly's
Enjoy a complimentary ice cream sundae on your birthday by joining the Friendly's Fan Club.
5. Get the Ice Cream of the Future on Your Birthday
At Dippin’ Dots, you can enjoy the "ice cream of the future" on your birthday for free by joining the Dot Crazy! Email Club.
6. Get Your Jam on at Jamba Juice
Join Jamba Juice's Insider Rewards and treat yourself to a complimentary juice or smoothie on your special day. You need to have spent at least $15 (equates to 15 points) prior to your birthday.
7. Carve out Time to Visit Carvel Coffee
When you join Carvel's Fudgie Fanatics, you'll receive free ice cream on your birthday.
8. You're a Star at Starbucks
Starbucks Rewards members can receive a free beverage or food item on their birthday. You’ll need to have made at least one purchase using your Rewards account to qualify.
9. You Go to TCBY for Free Yogurt
As a TCBY insider, you'll be privy to a free treat on your birthday when you hit silver status. There’s a catch for this one: to reach silver status, you need to spend at least $100 at TCBY.
10. Pinkberry Birthday Freebies
As long as you're a Pinkcard loyalty cardholder, you'll get a free small yogurt on your birthday.
11. Dairy Queen Treats You Right
Blizzard Fan Club members will receive an "extra special coupon" for your birthday.
12. Dunkin' Donuts Birthday Freebies
DD Perk members will earn 3X points on purchases made the day before, on, or after their birthday.
13. Float to A&W Birthday Club
Join the Mug Club and float on over to A&W on your birthday for a free birthday float.
14. Juice It Up for Your Birthday
Sign up for the Juice It Up club, and you'll get a free birthday smoothie and a free welcome smoothing once you spend $5.
Birthday Freebies for Your Sweet Tooth
15. Don't Get It Twisted! Auntie Anne's Offers Birthday Freebies
In terms of birthday freebies, Auntie Annies ranks near the top among pretzel lovers. Download the Pretzel Perks app, make a purchase of $1 or more, and you'll receive a free pretzel. More so, you'll receive a free pretzel on your b-day after you sign up.
16. Cinnabon Offers Sweet Treats as Birthday Freebies
When you sign up for Cinnabon Rewards, you'll get a free order of delicious BonBites for signing up and a free iced coffee on your day.
17. Enjoy the Sweet Side of Things at Crumbl Cookies
Receive a free cookie on your birthday when you sign up for the Crumbl Loyalty Account.
18. Enjoy Your Slice of Life at Nothing Bundt Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes is notorious for its delicious bundt cakes. You can receive a free Bundlet on your birthday when you join the eClub.
19. Krispy Kreme Birthday Freebies
The Krispy Kreme Rewards program offers a sweet deal for your birthday. You can claim your "birthday rewards" at any point on your birthday month—usually donuts!
20. Birthday Freebies from Edible Arrangements
Join Edible Rewards and spend at least $29 in the previous calendar year, and you'll receive a succulent chocolate-dipped fruit box.
21. Free Cheesecake Factory Cake
Cheesecake Rewards members will be gifted any flavor of cheesecake.
22. Your Choice at O'Charley's
O'Club members can receive a free surprise: either a brownie lover's brownie with ice cream or a slice of classic pie.
23. Have Your Cake and Eat It Too at Great American Cookies
You can receive a free birthday cookie cake slice as long as you're a member of the Cookie Club.
24. Treats for All at Culver’s
Culver’s wants to celebrate members of the MyCulver’s program by offering one scoop of their frozen custard with two toppings on your special day. Bonus tip: you can add your family member’s birthdays to your account to secure a free treat for them on their birthday!
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25. Get Free Birthday Stuff at Bruegger's Bagels
Bruegger's Bagels offers members of their Inner Circle a free birthday bagel and cream cheese with purchase. But you don't have to wait for your birthday, you will receive a free bagel and cream cheese just for showing up.
26. Buffalo Wild Wings Offers Blazing Rewards!
At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can sign up for their Blazin' Rewards club to get six tasty birthday wings during your birth month.
27. Eat More Free Chick'n at Chick-fil-A
Amid Chick-fil-A's campaign against beef, they didn't forget about your birthday. Join the Chick-fil-A One Club to get your annual reward.
28. Take a Second Look at First Watch's Free Birthday Stuff
While most birthday freebies on the list are individual treats, First Watch offers a BOGO lunch, breakfast, or brunch for your birthday as long as you're a member of the Sun EClub.
29. Sound the Alarm Over Firehouse Subs' Free Birthday Stuff
When you join the Firehouse Rewards program, you'll receive a free medium sub on your birthday or in the subsequent six days.
30. Get Free Birthday Stuff Straight from the Pit
Enroll in the Pita Pit Rewards Club and get a free pita on your birthday.
31. Get On the Border with Birthday Freebies
Joining On the Border's Border Rewards will unlock a special surprise on your birthday.
32. Free Gift Certificate at Benihana
Chef's Table members will receive a complimentary $30 gift certificate for their birthday.
33. Double Your Rewards at Black Angus Steakhouse
When you join the Prime Club, you'll earn double reward points on purchases during your birthday month. As a bonus, you'll get a free Cowboy Cookie on your special day.
34. B. Good to Yourself on Your Birthday
Become a B. Good Rewards member and you'll b. privy to a free meal!
35. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
At Club Baja, birthdays are extra satisfying with a complimentary burrito for rewards eClub members. Baja Fresh keeps the celebration going by allowing you to redeem this offer seven days prior or seven days after your birthday.
36. Jersey Mikes Offers Birthday Freebies
Visit Jersey Mikes on your birthday, sign up for their email club, and you'll get a free sub and drink.
37. Jonny Rockets Birthday Freebies Are Out of This Planet
Join Johnny Rockets' Rocket eClub for a complimentary birthday burger with the purchase of an entree and a drink.
38. Skip to IHOP for Your Birthday
Members of the MyHop Program are eligible for free pancakes!
39. Back Yard Burgers Offers Birthday Freebies
Members of the Back Yard Burgers ClubHouse will receive a free special food item on their birthday.
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40. Be Your Best Beautiful Self at Sephora
At Sephora, as a Beauty Insider member, select your preferred mini-sets as a birthday treat.
41. Birthday Freebies at Au Bon Pain
Offering the best of both worlds, Au Bon Pain's Bon Rewards members receive a free travel mug and a coupon for a free pastry and free coffee.
42. The Body Shop Offers Birthday Freebies
Members of the Love Your Body Club will receive a $10 Birthday Reward.
43. CVS Offers Free Birthday Stuff for Members
When you join the CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club, you'll be privy to a fun birthday surprise.
44. Unlock IKEA's Special Birthday Gift
Members of the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program will receive a coupon for $10 off any purchase.
45. Redbox and Chill on Your Birthday
When you join the Redbox Perks, you'll receive a free 1-night DVD rental.
46. Make Your Birthday a Cinematic Experience at AMC Theatres
If you're an AMC Stubs rewards member and purchase a ticket for a movie, you'll receive free popcorn on your birthday.
47. Be Treated Like a King at Regal Cinema
Similar to AMC, Regal Cinema offers a free small popcorn to Regal Crown Club members on their birthday.
48. Look Your Best at Banana Republic
Receive 125 points credited to your Navyist Rewards account (Every 100 points can be redeemed for a $1 reward on your next purchase across the company's brands).
49. Save on Your Special Day at American Eagle
American Eagle offers 15% off your entire purchase.
50. Get a Classic Look at Anthropologie
Members of the AnthroPerks loyalty program save 20% off their entire purchase on their birthday.
51. Get Fluffy at Build-a-Bear
Enjoy a $10 discount on a $30 purchase and a "pay your age" promotion for the Birthday Treat Bear, originally priced at $14.99 (making it a great deal for younger children).
52. New Birthday Shoes from DSW
Get a $5 birthday reward when you join the DSW VIP Club.