235 Birthday Freebies for 2024 [Mega List]

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Woohoo, it's your birthday! Here's a list of over 200 freebies to help you celebrate!
Updated Jan. 31, 2024
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If you're like me, you like free things. A lot.

And one of my very favorite things to get for free: travel. I've visited over 70 countries, most by using credit card points and miles for free flights and free hotel stays. Once I reach my destination, I seek out the best free activities it has to offer. There's freebies to be found every day, everywhere, but never as many as on your birthday.

No matter where in the world I am on my birthday, I am sure to take advantage of ALL the birthday freebies. If you love celebrating birthdays in a big (and free!) way, check out this mega list of things you can get for free on your special day every single year. Take advantage of as many as you can!


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Freebies You Can Claim Any Day of The Year

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Solitaire Cash (for iOS or for Android- Win real money just for playing Solitaire

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Restaurant Birthday Freebies

1. Abuelo’s – Free entree with the purchase of another entree AND free sopapillas

2. Applebee’s – Free birthday special

3. Arby’s Birthday Club – Free birthday milkshake

4. Auntie Anne’s – Free pretzel

5. A&W Birthday Club – Free birthday float for rewards eclub (A&W Mug Club) members

6. Back Yard Burgers  – Free birthday special food item

7. Baja Fresh – Free Birthday Reward

8. Bashas' - Free birthday stuff and in-store special offers during your birthday month

9. Baskin Robbins – Free birthday scoop

10. BD’s Mongolian BBQ Grill – Free bowl with the purchase of a bowl

Hot Tip: Give yourself a special birthday treat this month and earn some extra cash for that amazing gift.

11. Ben & Jerry's – Free ice cream on your birthday

12. Benihana – Free $30 birthday certificate during your birthday month for The Chef’s Table members

13. BGR The Burger Joint – Free birthday burger

14. Big Al’s Steaks – Free birthday cheesesteak

15. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse – Free birthday pizookie

16. Black Angus Steakhouse – Free cookie on your birthday

17. Black-eyed Pea – Exclusive specials and coupons for email club members

18. Black Bear Diner – Free Meal 

19. Blimpie – Free 6 inch Sub

20. Blue Bell Ice Cream – Offer no longer valid

21. Bob Evans – Free food and deals if you join the email list

22. Bonefish Grill – Free birthday perks and $10 rewards for Dine Rewards club members

23. Bojangles Birthday Club – Free Bo-Berry Biscuit

24. Boston Market – Free dessert

25. Boston’s Pizza – Free individual gourmet pizza for joining the loyalty club and a free dessert on your birthday

26. Boston’s – Offer no longer valid

27. Bruegger’s Bagels – Free bagel with cream cheese

28. Bru's Room – Birthday treat

29. Bruster’s – Free special birthday gift

30. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – Free birthday special

31. Buca di Beppo – Free slice of Buddy V’s Rainbow Cake for parties of 1-2 or free Colossal Brownie Sundae for parties of 3 or more celebrating a birthday

32. Buffalo Wild Wings – 6 free wings during your birthday month if you join the Blazin’ Rewards loyalty program

33. BURGERFI – Free birthday shake

34. Burger King – Free BK kids hamburger meal

35. California Pizza Kitchen – Free dessert

36. Capital Grille – Complimentary dessert

37. Captain D’s – Exclusive members-only surprises and deals

38. Caribou Coffee – Free drink

39. Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer

40. Carvel – Free ice cream

41. Charley’s Crab – Offer no longer valid

42. Cheeseboy – Offer no longer valid

43. Cheeseburger in Paradise – Offer no longer valid

44. Cheesecake Factory – Free slice of cheesecake

45. Chevy’s Fresh Mex – Free birthday entree (and free chips and guacamole for signing up)

46. Chicken of the Sea – Free Birthday offer no longer valid

47. Chick-fil-A – Free birthday offer

48. Chili’s – Free dessert on your birthday as a Chili's Rewards member

49. Cinnabon – Free 16-oz cold brew for your birthday

50. Cold Stone Creamery – Buy one get one off coupon (BOGO free Creation coupon each birthday)

51. Corner Bakery – Free birthday surprise

52. Country Buffet – Offer no longer valid at this retailer

53. Cousins Subs – Free sub

54. Cracker Barrel – Free dessert on your birthday

55. CREAM – Cookies Rule Everything Around Me – Offer no longer valid

56. Culver’s – Free scoop

57. Dave & Busters – Free $10 game play (offer might no longer be valid)

58. Dairy Queen – Free birthday treat as a member of the DQ Blizzard Fan Club

59. Del Taco – Free birthday shake

60. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast

61. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Free birthday surprise

62. Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots

63. Dunkin' Donuts (Dunkin') – Free birthday reward

64. Dunn Brothers Coffee – Free $5 birthday credit

65. Earl of Sandwich – Free birthday gift

66. East Coast Wings & Grill – Free $10 birthday reward

67. Edible Arrangements – Free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box for your birthday

68. Einstein Bros Bagels – Free sandwich with purchase for your birthday

69. Elephant Bar – Offer no longer valid

70. El Pollo Loco – Free $5 or $10 reward

71. El Torito – Free birthday entree

72. Extreme Pita – Free birthday offer

73. Fatz Restaurant – Free loyalty rewards and special offers

74. Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub with any purchase on your birthday

75. First Watch Cafe – Free birthday offer

76. Friendly’s – Free medium sundae

77. Fuddruckers – Free birthday offer

78. GODIVA – Free birthday gift

79. Grand Lux Cafe (created by the founders of The Cheesecake Factory) – Free birthday offer

80. Hooters – Free birthday offer


81. Houlihan’s – Free entree

82. IHOP – Free birthday pancakes

83. Jack-in-the-Box – Free birthday offer

84. Jamba Juice – Free smoothie for your birthday

85. Jason’s Deli – Free birthday treat

86. Jersey Mike’s – Free birthday offer (might not currently be available)

87. Joe’s Crab Shack – Free birthday surprise

88. Johnny Rockets – Free birthday surprise

89. Juice It Up – Free birthday reward

90. Kona Grill – Free birthday gift

91. Krispy Kreme – Free birthday doughnuts

92. La Madeleine – Free birthday treat

93. Longhorn Steakhouse – Free offers and coupons on your birthday

94. Macaroni Grill – Free Dessert

95. Maggiano’s – Free birthday gift

96. Marble Slab Creamery – $5 off (might only be through earning rewards)

97. Margaritaville (Fins Up Club) – Free birthday offer

98. Marie Callender’s – Free birthday surprise

99. McAlister’s Deli – Free birthday treat

100. McDonald's – Free food offers

101. Mellow Mushroom – Free birthday offer

102. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Free $5 coupon

103. Mimi’s Cafe – Free sweet reward on your birthday

104. Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free burrito on your birthday

105. Noodles & Company – Free dessert, small entree, or regular entree for your birthday, depending on your rewards tier

106. Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundtlet

107. Old Chicago – Free pizza 

108. Olga’s Kitchen – Free birthday treat

109. Olive Garden – Free dessert on your birthday

110. On the Border – Free birthday surprise

111. Orange Julius – Free birthday offer

112. Orange Leaf – Free birthday frozen yogurt

113. Original Pancake House – Free birthday offer

114. Original Roadhouse – Free birthday offer

115. Outback Steakhouse – Free special birthday gift

116. Panera – Free birthday treat through MyPanera

117. Pei Wei – Free Small Shareable

118. Perkins – Special birthday gift

119. P.F. Chang's – Complimentary birthday dessert

120. Pinkberry – Free yogurt

121. Pizza Hut – Free birthday treat

122. Planet Smoothie – Special birthday offer

123. Qdoba Mexican Grill – Special birthday offer

124. Quiznos – Buy one get one 8-inch sub for your birthday

125. Rainforest Cafe – $25 free birthday reward

126. Red Lobster – Free birthday reward

127. Red Mango – Free birthday offer

128. Red Sushi (Red Asian Cuisine) – $25 Free Birthday Food  

129. Red Robin – Free burger

130. Rita’s Ice – Free birthday treat

131. Romano's Macaroni Grill – Free Dessert Coupon

132. Ruby Tuesday – Free birthday offers

133. Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Email promotions

134. Sbarro  – Free birthday offer

135. Sizzler – Free birthday offer

136. Smashburger – Free birthday shake

137. Smokey Bones – Free birthday treat

138. Sonic Drive-In – Free birthday surprise

139. Sprinkles – Free cupcake

140. Starbucks – Free birthday treat as a Starbucks Rewards member

141. Steak ‘n Shake – Free birthday offer

142. Stir Crazy – Offer no longer valid

143. Subway – Special offers

144. sweetgreen – Free birthday gift

145. Sweet Tomatoes – Free birthday meal offer no longer valid

146. TCBY – Special offers

147. Teavana - Offer no longer valid

148. Texas Roadhouse – Free birthday offer

149. TGI Fridays – Free birthday surprise

150. The Habit Burger Grill – Free birthday offer

151. The Melting Pot – Free birthday voucher

152. The Old Spaghetti Factory – Free birthday surprise

153. Tijuana Flats – Exclusive offers

154. Tilted Kilt – Free birthday offer

155. Tony Roma’s – Special offers

156. Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Free birthday surprise

157. Twin Peaks – Free birthday offer

160. UNO Chicago Grill – Free birthday dessert

161. Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen – Offer no longer valid

162. Waffle House – Free birthday offer

163. Whataburger – Free birthday offer

164. Wings To Go – Free birthday wings

165. Wingstop – Free birthday gift

166. Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe – Offer no longer valid

167. Yard House – Free dessert

168. Yogurtland – Free birthday treat

169. Zaxby’s – Free birthday offer

170. 99 Restaurant & Pub – Free dessert


Store Birthday Freebies:

171. Ace Hardware – Free $5 gift certificate

172. American Eagle – Free birthday coupon

173. Anthropologie – Birthday bonus

Hot Tip: Give yourself a special birthday treat this month and earn some extra cash for that amazing gift.

174. Aveda – Free gift

175. Bare Minerals – Free gift

176. Benefit Cosmetics – Free brow arch

177. Best Buy – Free birthday coupon

178. Champs Sports – Free birthday surprise

179. Columbia Sportswear – 20% off

180. CVS – Free $3 in ExtraBucks

181. DSW – Free $5 gift certificate

182. Express – Free birthday gifts

183. Famous Footwear – Free $5 Birthday Reward Cash

184. Fresh – Free birthday gift

185. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Free promotional swipe to win up to $100 in Free Play

186. JCPenney – Free birthday offer

187. Journeys – Free birthday offer

188. Kmart (Shop Your Way rewards program) – Offer no longer valid

189. Kohl’s – Free birthday offer

190. Lancome – Free birthday gift

191. Land's End – Free birthday offer

192. L’Occitane – Free birthday gift

193. Mattel Toy Store – Offer might no longer be available

194. Office Depot | OfficeMax – Free birthday offers

195. Old Navy – Free birthday surprise

196. PetCo’s Birthday Club – Free (pet) birthday treat

197. Pet Supplies Plus – Birthday gift for your pet on their birthday

198. Pottery Barn Kids – Free shipping during your kids’ birthday month

199. Redbox – Free birthday gift

200. Sephora – Free birthday gift for Beauty Insiders

201. Smashbox – Free birthday gift

202. Sport Clips – Special promotions

203. Sun Tan City – Offer might no longer be available

204. Supercuts – Special promotions

205. Swagbucks – 55 free Swagbucks

206. The Body Shop – $10 rewards during your birthday month

207. The Children's Place – 20% off coupon during your child’s birthday month

208. The Container Store – Free birthday discount

209. Toys R Us – Free birthday offer

210. ULTA cosmetics – Free gift

211. Victoria’s Secret – Offer might no longer be available

212. White House Black Market – Free birthday gift

213. World Market – Free birthday offer

Entertainment Birthday Freebies:

214. Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club (Union, WA) – Free round of gold during your birthday month (offer might no longer be available)

215. AMC Birthday Freebie – Free birthday popcorn

216. AMF Bowling - Offer might no longer be available

Hot Tip: Give yourself a special birthday treat this month and earn some extra cash for that amazing gift.

217. Baltimore Orioles (Maryland) – One free ticket to a non-prime game (offer might no longer be available)

218. Brunswick Bowling – Two free games of bowling (offer might no longer be available)

219. Chuck E. Cheese’s – Free birthday rewards

220. Cinemark – Free birthday gift

221. Dave & Busters – Free $10 game play (offer might no longer be valid)

222. Denver Zoo (Denver, CO) – Free zoo admission (offer might no longer be available)

223. Disney Movie Rewards – Free Disney Movie Reward Points on your birthday

224. Durham Performing Arts Center (North Carolina) – Complimentary birthday treat (offer might no longer be available)

225. Elmwood Park Zoo (Philadelphia, PA) – Free birthday admission for kids (offer might no longer be available)

226. Free Trip to Catalina Island!  Free round-trip travel for two with the purchase of one full fare Adult ticket on your birthday (offer might no longer be available)

227. Georgia Aquarium – Free admission on your birthday (Georgia residents only)

228. Harkins Theatres – Free $5 birthday reward

229. Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA) – Free admission (offer might no longer be available)

230. Madame Tussauds Hollywood (Hollywood, CA) – Free admission on your birthday (offer might no longer be available)

231. Medieval Times – Free birthday offer

232. Movie Tavern (Marcus Theatres) – Free movie ticket (offer might no longer be available)

233. Regal Entertainment Group – Free birthday popcorn

234. Showcase Cinemas – Free birthday popcorn (offer might no longer be available)

235. The Comedy Catch (Chattanooga, TN) – Two free tickets (offer might no longer be available)

Taking the time to find out how to get free stuff on your birthday helps when you're practicing how to save money and how to manage money better. Make the most out of your special day by enjoying as many birthday freebies as possible — especially the easy ones that don't require leaving your home (like Swagbucks). Happy birthday!

Author Details

Brandon Neth Brandon Neth is a credit card and award travel expert. He runs social media and audience growth for FinanceBuzz, including the FBZ Elite Facebook travel group. He’s spent the last 11 years using credit card points and miles to travel the world, taking him to 600 cities in 76 countries and counting. He's well-versed in credit cards, early retirement, real estate investing, and frugal living. He's been featured in Business Insider, Yahoo, MSN, Credit.com, U.S. News, Reader's Digest, and The Wirecutter (A New York Times Company).

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