18 Free Things You Can Get On Your Birthday

♫ Happy birthday to you / happy birthday to you / here have a bunch of food and coffee and stuff you don’t have to pay foooooooooor / happy birthday to you ♫.

Tons of businesses (especially chain restaurants) offer rewards during your birthday week/month; most of them require you to sign up in advance, so don’t wait until the night before to plan out your TOTALLY FREE DAY. And it never hurts to double-check with an establishment ahead of time in case a deal has expired or changed.

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1. IHOP has a program called the Pancake Revolution (lol) that offers a free meal on your birthday.

You also get one just for signing up and on your anniversary (panniversary? Sorry.)

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2. Waffle House Regulars get a free meal too.

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3. Delta will give you $100 off a trip booked through one of their vacation packages during your birthday month.

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4. Cinemark will give you a free concession (read: popcorn) if you sign up for their email list.

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5. Starbucks Rewards members receive a free drink.




You have to sign up at least 30 days before the actual day, though, so get on that.

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6. Or, if you’re more into Dunkin’ Donuts, you can get a free coffee from them.

Dunkin’ Donuts

I guess you could always do both and stay caffeinated all birthday long.

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7. Get free admission to Medieval Times by joining the King’s Court.


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8. If you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider, you get a free gift.


This year’s is a Make Up For Ever lipstick and mascara.

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9. If you happen to be in South Africa, enjoy a trip on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.

Maybe do it before you eat all that free food so you don’t vom all over the beautiful landscape.

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10. And if you’re in California, snag a trip to Catalina Island.

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11. Get a scoop from Baskin-Robbins when you sign up for their Birthday Club.

Friendly’s offers an ice cream sundae and Dairy Queen offers Blizzards as well.

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12. (Although who needs ice cream when you can have FREE DIPPIN’ DOTS?)

Sign up for their Forty Below Zero club and taste the future.

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13. Missouri residents can receive a free lottery ticket by signing up for the email list.

If you’re into that/are over 18.

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14. Get a free gift from Hooters.

Apparently it’s ten free wings, but this could vary based on location and availability. Again, whatever you’re into.

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15. Join CVS’ Extra Care Beauty Club and you’ll get $3 on your birthday.

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16. And Kmart’s Birthday Club offers $5.

Treat yo’self. (To like, a lip balm or some Junior Mints.)

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17. If you’re on Foursquare, check to see if people have left tips re: free birthday drinks, appetizers, etc. at your local spots.

Or, you know, just ask the bartender (and tip generously).

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18. And, since humans aren’t the only ones with birthdays, sign up your pet for Petco’s Birthday Club for special treats and savings.

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