Claim Free Items on Your Birthday

From complimentary meals to exclusive discounts and even surprise gifts, there’s a treasure trove of goodies waiting to be claimed on your special day or month. Let’s explore the art of scoring free items for your birthday, unlocking the secrets to maximizing your birthday perks and making your celebration truly unforgettable!

Pro tip: to access many of these freebies, you may have to join the company’s rewards program, become a (usually free) member, sign up for a newsletter, etc. Another great tip is to sign up in advance! Sometimes, you have to join/become a member/sign up, etc. a month or so before your birthday date or month to get access. Be sure to research ahead of time your favorites that you’re interested in to see the specific details on what you need to do to earn your freebie, other than be a birthday queen!

Rewards in quotes are directly from that store’s website. Don’t forget to check your favorite retail/clothing store, too! Like who can forget Sephora and Ulta’s annual birthday gifts?

AMC Theatres “AMC Stubs Insider members enjoy a large popcorn on us during your birthday month! AMC Stubs Premiere & A-List members receive a free large popcorn and free large fountain drink. Birthday gifts are loaded to your account the first day of your birth month.”
Andy’s Frozen Custard “If you are a registered Andy’s loyalty member, you will receive a Free Birthday Cone at the beginning of your birthday month to be used anytime during that month.”
Arby’s Free shake
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels “Free pretzel on your birthday when you spend $10+ annually”
Baskin-Robbins “Get a free 2.5oz scoop on your birthday when you opt in to the Birthday Club.”
BD’s Mongolian Grill “Get a FREE Bowl every year, with the purchase of any bowl! (must be registered member of Rewards for at least 30 days before qualifying for this reward)”
Bibibop “Birthday surprises”
Brio Italian Grill Free dessert
Buca di Beppo “$20 birthday gift every year”
Buffalo Wild Wings “Get 6 Free Wings During Your Birthday Month”
Burger King “Earn 2x Crowns during the full month of your birthday on all eligible transactions.”
BurgerFi “Free Birthday Shake” AND “$5 off $15 Half Birthday Reward”
Caribou Coffee “Pick up your favorite beverage on us just the way you like it all week long”
Cheddar’s Free dessert on your birthday
Cheesecake Factory Free birthday cheesecake slice
Chick-fil-A “Chick-fil-A One® Members will receive their choice of Chocolate Chunk Cookie or Chocolate Fudge Brownie” – Silver, Red, and Signature tier members receive more options for their birthday reward!
Chili’s Free dessert
Chipotle Unknown birthday reward (free chips and guac?!)
Cold Stone Creamery “A Buy One, Get One FREE Creation™”
Crumbl Cookies “Enjoy a FREE cookie on your birthday every year”
Culver’s “Free 1-scoop dish with one topping”
Dairy Queen Birthday surprise
Denny’s “Free Birthday Slam Every Year”
Dunkin’ “Enjoy 3X POINTS on any purchases made the day before, the day of, or the day after your birthday.”
Edible Arrangements “Free 6-ct chocolate dipped fruit box”
Einstein Bros “FREE Egg Sandwich with purchase”
Fazoli’s Unknown birthday reward
Firehouse Subs “Free Medium Sub with a minimum $1 purchase”
Freddy’s Surprise reward
Godfather’s Pizza Unknown birthday reward
Houlihan’s “Free entrée on your birthday”
IHOP “Free birthday pancakes”
Jason’s Deli “Free sweet treat”
Jersey Mike’s Unknown birthday reward – free regular sub and fountain drink?
Jimmy John’s Unknown birthday surprise
Krispy Kreme Unknown birthday reward
LongHorn Steakhouse Unknown birthday offer
Maggiano’s Little Italy “Exclusive birthday gift”
McAlister’s Deli “Free birthday treat”
McDonald’s “Free medium fries”
Nothing Bundt Cakes Free Bundtlet
Old Chicago “Free pizza on your birthday” – not sure if this is a whole pizza or…
Olive Garden “Complimentary dessert”
Outback Steakhouse Unknown birthday reward
P.F. Chang’s “Complimentary dessert or appetizer during your birthday month”
Panda Express “Choose from a selection of gift options”
Panera Bread “Free pastry or sweet”
Papa John’s “Free dessert”
Pizza Hut Unknown birthday reward – free cinnamon sticks or breadsticks?
Popeyes Free apple pie
Qdoba “Free Chips & Queso at Foodie status, Free Entrée at Chef Status”
Quizno’s “Buy one get one 8″ sub”
Red Lobster Unknown birthday reward
Red Robin “Get a free burger during your birthday month or a Free Kids’ Meal to celebrate the little ones’ birthdays”
Scooter’s Coffee “Your birthday reward will auto-load onto your app rewards three days prior the date listed in your app profile”
Shake Shack Unknown birthday reward
Slim Chickens Unknown birthday treat
Smoothie King “Free smoothie” – 20oz I think!
Sonic Free small side with any purchase
Starbucks On your birthday (as indicated in your Starbucks Rewards account), you will receive one (1) complimentary handcrafted beverage OR one (1) complimentary food item OR one (1) complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage – you must join Starbucks Rewards at least seven (7) days prior to your birthday, provide your birthday in your account information, and make at least one Star-earning transaction prior to your birthday each year.

*Valid ONLY on your birthday!*

Subway Unknown birthday reward
Taco Bell Unknown birthday surprise
Texas Roadhouse Free appetizer or sidekick with adult entrée purchase
The Melting Pot Birthday voucher – 6 free chocolate-covered strawberries
Wendy’s Unknown birthday reward – free small Frosty or Frosty Cream Cold Brew
Whataburger Unknown birthday reward
Wingstop “Free birthday gift”
Yard House Unknown birthday reward
Niko Dinh-Phan
Hello! I'm Niko - a mom to two-year-old Felix living with my husband in the Northland. I was born and raised in Kansas City, and though I've always found my way back home, everyday I miss the years I traveled and lived abroad in Asia. I hope soon to get back to exploring the world and traveling, but this time as a family! For now, there is so much to do and see together in KC that even I haven't experienced before. As a KCMC contributor, I hope to bring to the table my expertise in Googling, my obsession of planning, my experience in infertility treatments (Felix is here after 3 IVF cycles and 2 FETs), parenting after trauma, and travel, as well as my passion for culture and diversity. My latest hobby is finding new things to procrastinate on now that I've recently graduated!


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