Yesterday was my 36th Birthday. Yep, thirty-six! I am not quite sure how I feel about being 36. I’ll let you know in about 360 days. Anyway, I had visions of posting all about the really cool things you can get for FREE on your birthday. Did I do it yesterday, nope! 🙂 I was way too comfy reading my book in my big ol’ cozy chair with my feet up on the cozy ol’ ottoman and wrapped up in my cozy beautiful red afghan I got for Christmas. It was the perfect day!
So, today, one day AFTER my birthday, I am writing this post to show you all things FREE on your birthday! Most of these places require you to register on their websites before your b-day month. (I think I am going to create a new email address to register at these places as my email now already has enough “deals, tips, and steals.”)
So, without further ado…
Applebees – Free dessert.
Arby’s – Sign up and get coupons year round, including on your birthday.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – They’ll send you monthly coupons all year long if you sign up for their newsletter, so it’s pretty safe to guess you’ll get a birthday treat.
Bakers Square – Sign up for the eClub and get a free pie.
Baskin Robbins – Get a free ice cream treat if you sign up for their Birthday Club.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – They’ll send you a coupon for a free appetizer.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Become a Chunk Spelunker and you can get some free ice cream!
Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant – They’ll send you a $30 gift certificate valid during the month of your birthday.
Buca di Beppo – Sign up for their eClub and get a free dessert.
Buffalo Wild Wings – You either get a Free dessert with a $5 purchase.
Burger King – Free kids meal to all kids club members.
California Pizza Kitchen – Free kids meal during the month of their birthday if you register first.
Caribou Coffee – They’ll send you a coupon for a free drink on your birthday.
Chevy’s – Free dessert and sombrero (First a cowboy hat, then a sombrero…heck yeah!)
Chili’s – Free dessert if you join their club.
Claim Jumper – Free dessert if you join now.
Coldstone Creamery – Join now and get a free creation on your birthday.
Country Kitchen – As long as you have valid ID, you get a free dinner entree up to $8 in value.
Culvers – Free sundae as well as a few printable coupons when you first sign up.
Dairy Queen – Free ice cream coupon via e-mail for kids 16 and under. They also have a Blizzard Club for adults with the same offer.
Damon’s Steakhouse –For signing up, they will send you 10 bucks off your meal, with the purchase of another comparably priced meal. Plus, they send you a few coupons for your birthday!
Denny’s – Free meal & sundae to kids under 10 as long as you sign up ahead of time.
Don Pablos – Free $10 gift certificate after joining the Don Pablo Habanero Club.
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Free meal with advance signup.
Fazoli’s – Join their eFamily and get a coupon for a free desert.
Fuddruckers – They have a Fudd Club which will w-mail you a coupon for a free 1/3 pound burger.
Hard Rock Cafe – Free dessert
Hooters – Free song & T-shirt
Houlihan’s – Free coupon for an entree during your next visit up to a week after b-day
Jack in the Box – (or as we call it in our family…. “Get back in the box!”) They have a printable coupon for a free dessert valid only on your birthday.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free cake if you join their club.
Krispy Kreme – Free half dozen glazed donuts and a coffee mug with either coffee or soda in it! You might want to sign up ahead of time.
Macaroni Grill – Free dessert plus an OPERA-style “Happy Birthday” song, which is always…fun?
Maggianos – $10 off purchase of $20 if you sign up in advance.
Marie Calenders – Join their eClub and get free offers not only on your birthday, but anniversary as well!
Mongolian’s B.B.Q. – Signup for their Club Mongo and you’ll get a coupon for a free birthday meal.
Noodles & Company – Signup for their newsletter and they’ll send ya a coupon for a free meal right around our birthday!
Old Country Buffet – (You wouldn’t catch me dead here on my birthday…blech) Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get not only a free meal on your birthday, but a free meal just for signing up!
Olive Garden – Free dessert if you sign up?
P.F. Chang’s – Free cake or cheesecake via their e-mail list.
Papa Murphy’s – Sign up for their e-club and get a coupon for a free cookie dough on your birthday.
Perkin’s – Free bakery goodie on birthdays for kids under 12.
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Join their eClub and get a free burrito on your birthday, as well as free chips n’ salsa just for joining up..
Quizno’s – Join their mailing list and get a free cookie. You’ll also get a coupon for a free Sammie when you sign up.
Red Lobster – Their Overboard Club will send you a coupon for $5 off two adult entrees.
Red Robin – Free Hamburger if you sign up for Eclub.
Rock Bottom – Free appetizer for Mug Club members.
Ruby Tuesday – Sign up in advance and they’ll send you something!
Schlotzsky’s – Get a free sandwich if you sign up ahead of time.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Signup for a free meal & possibly free appetizer?
Sonic – An advertising company for Sonic, they’ll send you coupons for free Sonic goodies if you sign up. Also, get a free Wacky Pack Kid’s Meal on children’s birthdays if you register here.
Starbucks – If you have a giftcard to their store, register it and receive a free coffee on your birthday. If you shop there often, it might be worth simply buying a card for yourself just to get the free coffee!
Texas Roadhouse – They send a coupon for one free appetizer or sidekick of ribs.
TGI Friday’s – Free birthday dessert plus free appetizer just for signing up!
The Melting Pot – Become a Club Fondue member, and receive a printable coupon for a free fondue for two on your birthday. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a coupon for another free fondue for two when you join. Nice.
The Old Spaghetti Factory – Kids 12 and under get a free meal.
Tony Roma’s – Free dessert if you sign up for Romo Rib Expert Club first.
Uno’s Pizza – Sign up and get a free personal pizza on your birthday
Wendy’s – Free kids meal for kids and a free frosty for adults.
Aveda – Sign up at least 28 days before your bday and get a free Personal Blends Pure-Fume
Brunswick Bowling – Join the Bonus Zone and get a free game of bowling on your birthday.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Their website promises a birthday special as well, which many people have said is 20 free tokens.
Dave & Buster’s – $10 game card credit when you sign up and $5 credit on your bday.
Disney Theme Parks – Free admission to either Disney Land or Disney World on your birthday in 2009.
Hallmark – 20% off coupon for one item.
Hollywood Video – Free video rental if you sign up in advance.
Hot Topic – $10 off coupon on a minimum purchase of $20.
Medieval Times – Sign up in advance and they’ll send you a free ticket (worth $53!) to one of their feast and tournaments.
Movie Gallery – Get a free movie rental.
Ringling Brothers Circus – Sign your newborn up for a free ticket to the circus that never expires. Then just save it until your little one has a birthday later on and give it to him/her!
The Children’s Place – Register for their Birthday Club and receive 15% off on yours and your child’s birthday.
Toys R Us – Sign up ahead of time and once your child’s birthday rolls around, they’ll get a personalized letter in the mail. Plus, bring your child into any Toys R Us and they’ll get a hat & balloon before having their birthday announced over the loudspeaker. You’ll also get a $3 gift card in mail.
Looks like I should have been busy on my birthday, but I chose the much more relaxed kind of day! Maybe next year! 😉