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  • Writer's pictureCaitlyn Bickel

Birthday Freebies, Discounts + Perks

In honor of my birthday I wanted to put together a list of all the places you can get freebies, discounts or perks on your birthday or during your birthday month.

Before I dive into the list… here’s my best tips:


You HAVE to be a member almost everywhere prior to your birthday.. so if you see something here you want to cash in on I would do that right away! Plus, almost everywhere has a little bonus for signing up so it’s a win-win on multiple occasions. It creates a lot of emails.. you can filter your email inbox to put things with keywords or from certain senders in a specific box. If you use Gmail, they actually have a promotions folder that filters a lot out already, but definitely not everything. I also saw where someone suggested to make a special email account for all your promotions so you have easy access to them and they don't fill up your main email account.


Most deals don’t last all month… some are a single day, some are a month long, some are on the first few days of your birthday month, some expire in the few days following your birthday.. It varies so much from what we saw and I wish she would’ve told me her birthday fun plans before the day before haha! Pick which ones are your “must do’s” and schedule them into your calendar or set reminders in your phone if you have to.


Although a lot of these are freebies and that’s amazing, some of them are just discounts. You don’t have to spend money to enjoy a birthday perk. Chances are pretty dang good they’ll have a bigger sale at some point in the year.. But remember that some of these places you visit often (like Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Ulta, etc…) being a part of their membership and having an account or their app may save you additional throughout the year just by using it every time you go and plan to spend anyway!


I LOVE all things beauty and trying new products – but I'm such a budgeter so when discounts and free items roll around… I jump on them as soon as I can!

  1. Ulta Beauty – free item + discount… the free item changes month to month

  2. Sephora – free item + discount… the free item changes month to month

  3. Tarte – 20% off for members


  1. Kendra Scott – 50% off one item

  2. Old Navy – free birthday treat (discount)

  3. DSW – surprise coupon

  4. Once Upon A Child – $5 off coupon sent to your email. Expires on your birthday. Sign up in store

  5. Claire's – Extra 15% off coupon

  6. Kohl’s – reward members get $5 Kohl’s cash

  7. Vera Bradley – Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase online

  8. American Eagle – 15% off purchase for reward members

  9. Reebok – Get $10 off $50+ purchase

  10. Target Circle – 5% off shopping trip


  1. Firehouse Subs free medium sub

  2. Starbucks – free drink

  3. Red Robin free burger

  4. IHOP – free pancake stack

  5. Auntie Annes – free pretzel

  6. Denny’s free grand slam breakfast

  7. Buffalo Wild Wings – free snack size boneless or traditional wings

  8. Steak n’ Shake – free burgers and fries

  9. Waffle House – free waffle

  10. Dunkin Donuts – free drink

  11. Jamba Juice – free smoothie or juice

  12. Texas Roadhouse – free appetizer

  13. Dutch Bros – free drink

  14. Jersey Mike’s – free sub

  15. Zaxbys – free big zax snak

  16. Applebee’s – Join its email club and get a birthday special—most likely a free dessert-y treat.

  17. Domino’s – Not exactly, free, but when you sign up for Domino’s “Piece of the Pie Rewards” you’ll get a promo code for 20% off your next online order, plus you’ll earn 10 points on each order of $10+.

  18. Krispy Kreme – Download the Krispy Kreme app and sign up to receive a free birthday treat.

  19. Olive Garden – Olive Garden’s eClub to get a dessert on your birthday.

  20. Panda Express – Register for emails and receive an exclusive offer on your birthday.

  21. Panera – Get a bonus reward on your birthday, plus a reward just for signing up for MyPanera.

  22. Pizza Hut – Sign up for Hut Rewards and score a birthday reward!

  23. Sonic – Create a My Sonic account, download the app and score a special treat on your birthday.

  24. Subway – Sign up for the Subway Rewards Program and get a free 6″ sub and cookie!

  25. TGI Fridays – With the Fridays Rewards plan, you’ll get a free birthday dessert

  26. Taco Bell – Celebrate your birthday with a FREE regular Mountain Dew Baja Blast® Freeze from us to you.


  1. Baskin Robins – free ice cream

  2. Coldstone Creamery – BOGO deal on ice cream

  3. McDonald’s – Free apple pie

  4. Dairy Queen – free blizzard

  5. California Pizza Kitchen – free dessert

  6. Subway – free cookie

  7. Panera – free treat

  8. Culvers – custard of the day

  9. Applebees – free dessert

  10. Nothing Bundt Cakes – free mini Bundt Cake (you have to be 13+)

  11. Cinnabon – free cinnamon roll

  12. Olive Garden – free dessert

  13. Crumbl – free cookie

  14. Chick-Fil-A – free cookie or dessert

  15. Krispy Kreme – free dozen donuts in their app

  16. Godiva – $10 store credit

  17. Auntie Anne’s – Become a member of My Pretzel Perks, download the app and you’ll get a tasty reward on your birthday: a signature/classic Auntie Anne’s pretzel.

  18. Dippin’ Dots – Join the Dot Crazy Email Club and get free Dippin’ Dots.


  1. Build a Bear – build a bear for your age

  2. Redbox – free dvd rental

  3. Hulu – one free trial month

  4. Cricut – 20% off your favorite materials and accessories PLUS free shipping.

Whew, man that was a lot… haha. I hope you find at least a few things on here you want to cash in on for your birthday + I hope it’s a lot of fun!! A day of fun finding freebies isn’t so bad!

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