By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com

Sure, your birthday’s fun. But it could’ve been a lot more fun all these years if you’d been taking advantage of the free stuff available only on your birthday. Below we list our Top 5 best birthday freebies, followed by other birthday freebies if you want to spend your whole birthday hunting free stuff:

  • Denny’s Original Grand Slam – Start off your big day with a free Original Grand Slam (pancakes, eggs, bacon & sausage) from Denny’s. That’s a generous freebie.

 

  • Starbucks – Get a free drink on your birthday if part of Starbucks Rewards program. According to Starbucks, “You will receive one (1) complimentary food or beverage item… your choice of one (1) complimentary handcrafted beverage, OR one (1) complimentary food item, OR one (1) complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage such as an Evolution Fresh juice.”

 

 

  • Sephora – Get a free birthday package if part of the free Beauty Insider rewards program.

 

  • Red Robin – Free birthday burger when you join Red Robin Royalty rewards program.

 

  • Krispy Kreme – Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut on your birthday if you download the Krispy Kreme app onto your mobile phone.



More birthday freebies!

  • Applebee’s – Free birthday special if you join the Applebee’s Eclub mailing list.
  • Arby’s – Offers a “free birthday deal” to members of its email list; we heard that means a free shake.
  • Au Bon Pain – Free sandwich or salad on your birthday if you are a member of their loyalty program.
  • Auntie Anne’s – Free pretzel on your birthday if you download the Auntie Anne’s mobile app.
  • A&W Restaurants – Free root beer float on your birthday when you join Mug Club email list.
  • Baja Fresh – Free taco on your birthday if you join Club Baja email list.
  • Bare Minerals – Get a free gift on your birthday if part of free Friends and Benefits rewards program.
  • Baskin Robbins – Join the Birthday Club email list for free ice cream on your birthday.
  • BD’s Mongolian Grill – Get a free meal on your birthday if you’re on their e-mail list.
  • Biggby Coffee – Free drink on your birthday if signed up with their email/loyalty program.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Members of Prime Club email list get free steak on first birthday after becoming member. On subsequent birthdays, the birthday freebie is a Cowboy Cookie.
  • Bruegger’s Bagels – Promises a “free treat” to members of its email list.
  • Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots ice cream on your birthday if part of email list.
  • IHOP – A free stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity pancakes on your birthday if you’re in their loyalty club.
  • Jamba Juice – Get a free birthday smoothie or juice when you’re a Jamba Insiders member.
  • Panera – Get a free birthday pastry if you are part of the MyPanera rewards program.
  • Sprinkles – Free cupcake on your birthday if member of Sprinkles Perks.
  • Ulta – Get a free birthday gift of Ulta products if you’re part of the Ultamate Rewards program.


Regional:

  • East Coast Custard – Cleveland, Ohio area. Free sundae, shake, or “concrete” on your birthday if part of email Birthday Club.
  • Fred’s Market Restaurant – Tampa & Orlando areas, Florida. Free dinner on your birthday, Monday thru Sunday after 5PM.
  • Mad Mex – Free birthday burrito if part of their email list. Multiple locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, plus Philadelphia, Erie, Happy Valley, and Columbus Ohio.
  • Mainstreet Ventures Restaurants – Multiple restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Maryland, and West Virginia. Free birthday dinner when dining with at least one other person who pays full price. Restaurants include The Chop House, La Dolce Vita, Real Seafood Co., Carson’s American Bistro, Gratzi, Palio, Stillwater Grill, Ciao, Zia’s, EO Burgers, Tidewater Grill, and Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill.
  • Mountain High Resort – Wrightwood, California. Ski or snow tube for free on your birthday.
  • Patina Restaurant Group – Up to 50% off a birthday meal at any of their restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. (For example, get $50 off if you spend at least $100. See site for specifics at each restaurant.) Must be part of their mailing list. Restaurants include Patina, Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, and more.
  • Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri. Get a free bottle of vodka on your birthday if you spend $50 on another purchase and are part of their email list.