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The Ultimate Guide To Birthday Freebies

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Table of Contents  
  1. Retail
  2. Food
  3. Drinks
  4. Restaurants
  5. For Kids
  6. Entertainment

Your birthday is special, unlike every other holiday, it’s all about YOU! And because you’re so special, you should get lots of free stuff on your birthday. Here are lots of ways to celebrate yourself at no cost to you.  Here’s the guide to all the birthday freebies you’ll ever want!


birthday freebies shopping

Getting a year older can be pretty gross and depressing. Cheer yourself up with some retail therapy!

American Eagle: Need some warm outdoor wear? AE will give you a 15% off coupon that you can use for the whole month of your birthday.

Sephora: The birthday freebies change year to year and the products are usually travel sized which is great for your birthday jaunt to Vegas.

Aveda: Sephora covered the makeup, Aveda covers the skin care. You’ll receive a gift valued at $20.

DSW: Shoes! A $5 gift certificate for the stilettos you’ll be wearing in Vegas.

Victoria’s Secret: Everyone should get some on their birthday. VS can help seal the deal with $10 off a purchase of $10 or more.

Anthropologie: Need a dress for your birthday or some really over-priced throw pillows? Anthropologie will give you 15% off on your birthday.

ACE Hardware: Want to spend your birthday doing a bit of DIY? ACE will give you $5 off a purchase of $20 or more.


birthday freebies food

Calories don’t count on your birthday so go ahead and indulge. One day dirty bulk!

Baskin Robbins: Free ice cream!

Krispy Kreme: Hot and ready for your birthday! A free donut and coffee.

Atlanta Bread: A free birthday cookie.

Auntie Anne’s: Get a free pretzel at the mall food court staple.

Einstein Bros Bagels: A free birthday bagel, carb load!

Edible Arrangements: If you need some nutrition after all those free birthday carbs, Edible Arrangements will send you a free twelve piece box of chocolate dipped fruit.

Yogurt Mountain: Celebrate with free yogurt.

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birthday freebies drinks

Sorry, non-alcoholic only. If you want free booze on your birthday, that’s what your friends are for.

A&W: Remember these drive in? If you are lucky enough to live near one, get a free root beer float.

Arby’s: Free milkshake, Jamocha!

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free birthday beverage.

Starbuck’s: All your calories in one free cup!

David’s Tea: This chain isn’t nationwide but they have a huge selection of teas. Get a free one for your birthday.

Jamba Juice: Free smoothie or juice (order a green one).

Orange Julius: Smoothies old school! Get a BOGO on your birthday.


birthday freebies restaurants

You can start at breakfast and keep going. If it’s your birthday, there is no shortage of restaurants that want to help you celebrate.

Applebee’s: Eatin’ good in the neighborhood (even in NYC). Get a free dessert.

Au Bon Pain: No such thing as a free lunch, unless it’s your birthday.

Benihana’s: A $30 gift certificate for your birthday.

Buca di Beppo: Free birthday pasta.

Hooters: Free wings with a side of cleavage. Don’t bring a date.

Olive Garden: Well, we have Applebee’s so might as well add Olive Garden! A free appetizer or dessert. Don’t fill up on breadsticks.

Red Robin: Free birthday burger, the best birthday meal.

The Spaghetti Warehouse: A free meal on your birthday, one of our more generous offers.

Subway: A free six-inch sub and a drink. Another generous one!

California Pizza Kitchen: Free dessert after your fancy pizza.

Denny’s: Free Grand Slam! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage, what else could you want?

Honey Baked Ham: You probably just have this for those shared holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, but you can celebrate the “you” holiday with a tasty ham sandwich.

Old Chicago Pizza: Free birthday pizza.

Old Country Buffet: All the free buffet you can eat, wear your fat pants.

PF Chang’s: Free dim sum!

Ponderosa: Free steak!

Qdoba: Get your burrito fix.

Shula’s Steak House: A free entree. Get the porterhouse!

For Kids

birthday freebies kids

If you have a little one, lots of places want to help them celebrate.

Burger King: Get a coupon for a free kid’s hamburger meal.

Bob Evans: A free kid’s meal. Chicken noodles!

Chuck E. Cheese: Free birthday tokens.

Radio Flyer: I liked this one, we all had a little red wagon! Get a $10 gift certificate for your child’s birthday.

Ringling Brothers Circus: A free ticket for your child’s first birthday. But the ticket they send has no expiration date so you could use it anytime.


birthday freebies entertainment

I tried to list places that had locations across the country but this section is more location specific.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: A free movie ticket for the week of your birthday.

Big Bear Mountain: Free lift ticket. Reservation required.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides: A free 30-minute airboat ride if you happen to be in Orlando on your birthday.

Dave and Buster’s: $10 in free game play when you join and $5 on your birthday.

Elmwood Park Zoo: This is for the kiddo. Free admission to this Philly area zoo.

Family Video: A free DVD or game rental.

Georgia Aquarium: Free birthday admission, open to Georgia residents only. This place is great, you can pet a sting ray!

Medieval Times: A free birthday feast and tournament.

Missouri Lottery: A free ticket, could be the best present you ever get!

Happy birthday! Lots of free stuff, food, and fun if you know where to look.Many of these deals require a coupon that will be sent via e-mail so make sure you sign up in advance.

Candice Elliott - Senior Editor
Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.
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