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. (Must join Denny’s Rewards program to get free birthday coupon.) That’s a generous freebie.

 

  • Starbucks – Get a free drink on your birthday if you are part of the Starbucks Rewards program (and have made at least one Star-earning purchase in the past). According to Starbucks, “You will receive “one (1) complimentary handcrafted beverage OR one (1) complimentary food item OR one (1) complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage.”

 

 

  • Sephora – Get a free birthday package if you are 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.
  • Chick-Fil-A – Get a free birthday reward during your birth month if you join their Chick-fil-A One loyalty program.
  • 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.
  • Mad Mex – Free birthday burrito if part of their email list. Multiple locations in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania.