Back in 2020, I wrote a post about celebrating our quarantine birthdays by collecting as many birthday freebies as possible. It started off as a request for Mike’s birthday. Since then, it’s definitely become a thing. I made fun of him for it at the time, but I secretly enjoy it. My birthday is in June. Which means, I recently signed up for as many freebies as I want. It took me about fifteen minutes, because I did a majority of the work last year. (Every club membership keeps giving back year after year). You kind of just build onto your repertoire of freebies, y’know?
Birthday freebies are a major giggle. Imagine zooming around town on your birthday month, just picking and choosing from a list of desserts, drinks, and food. I definitely recommend trying it – especially for the little ones!
There are hundreds of birthday freebies to be had out there, including local hidden gems. I only sign up for the ones I want to pick up. I don’t always get around to all of them, but at least the option is there. Had a bad day at work? Grab a freebie! Have a busy week? Pick up a freebie for dinner. Running late and couldn’t pack a lunch… you get the gist. Birthday freebies are a great pick-me-up and add a little extra support to make your birthday month more enjoyable. Here are a list of my favorites across the U.S.
The Best 2022 Birthday Freebies
- Denny’s – Free Grand Slam on the birthday month
- Chili’s – Free dessert for the birthday week plus free chips and salsa anytime you dine in
- Red Robin – Free birthday burger
- Sprinkles – Free cupcake, redeemable until the month after your birthday
- Auntie Annie’s – Free pretzel, redeemable until two months after your birthday
- Wetzel’s Pretzel’s – Free pretzel for downloading the app, and another free pretzel on your birthday
- Baja Fresh – Free Burrito (with purchase of beverage) , valid until the month after your birthday
- The Habit – Free Charburger, valid for two weeks
- Jersey Mike’s – Free Sub and 22 oz. drink
- Baskin Robbins – Free ice cream scoop or soft-serve, plus $3 off an ice-cream cake
- Ben N Jerry – Free ice cream scoop, plus $3 off an ice-cream cake
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Free birthday wings valid until end of the month
- BJs – Free Pizookie for signing up for rewards and also for your birthday
- Breugger’s Bagels – Free bagel with cream cheese for signing up and also on your birthday
- Einstein Bagels – Free bagel egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday – usable for 14 days
- Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundtlet valid for one week
- Buca Di Beppo – Free pasta after signing up and a $20 birthday gift voucher
- Chipotle – Free chips and guacamole with $5 purchase
- Cinnabon – Free Iced Coffee on your birthday and free BonBites for signing up (must download app)
- Chick Fil A – Free ‘birthday surprise’ when you download the app
- Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO coupon for your birthday and for signing-up.
- A & W – Free root beer float for your birthday
- Acapulco – Free entree on your birthday and free appetizer for signing up with entree purchase.
- Del Taco – Free regular size premium shake
- Dunkin Donuts – free beverage on your birthday
- Edible Arrangements – Free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box during birthday month as long as you’ve spent $29 in the past calendar year as a member
- Godiva – free birthday chocolate
- Hooters – 10 free boneless birthday wings
- Ihop – Free shortstack pancakes on your birthday
- Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut
- Marie Calendar’s – ‘exclusive offer’ for your birthday and wedding anniversary – slice of pie and $5 off your check
- Olive Garden – complimentary dessert on your birthday – no sign-up needed
- On the Border – “special surprise” on your birthday plus free dessert with purchase of an entree
- Pinkberry – Free yogurt if you download the app
- Starbucks – Free beverage or food item as a member of Starbucks Rewards
- PF Changs – Free dessert or appetizer on your birthday month
- Applebees – Free dessert on your birthday when you dine-in, plus if you sign up for their EClub, you receive a coupon for a free entree
- Benihana – Free $30 gift certificate redeemable any time during your birthday month
- Corner Bakery Cafe – free baked good
- El Pollo Loco – Free 2 piece chicken meal or a free chicken tostada salad
- Yogurtland – free 3 oz yogurt if you sign up for their rewards
- El Torito Grill – Free entree for your birthday plus a free appetizer when you sign-up for their EClub
- Jamba Juice – Free smoothie
- Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger when you purchase an entree and a drink
- Panera Bread – Free pastry
I randomized it so that they aren’t presented in any particular order. To be honest, we usually pick places that are closest to us to save on gas money. I would not recommend driving far just to get a $5 freebie, especially considering the gas prices. You can make it more efficient by going on one endeavor and mapping out the best route to take in order to hit the most number of stops. I prefer to spread them out throughout the month. The best part is that Mike and I are two weeks apart, but our birthdays are in different months. So for some rewards, we overlap and we both get free food. For others, we do a back-to-back trip and split the treat.
I hope you nab freebies for your special day!