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    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.

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

    2. Waffle House Regulars get a free meal too.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    14. Get a free gift from Hooters.

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

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

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

    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.