The Best 2022 Birthday Freebies

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

  1. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam on the birthday month
  2. Chili’s – Free dessert for the birthday week plus free chips and salsa anytime you dine in
  3. Red Robin – Free birthday burger
  4. Sprinkles – Free cupcake, redeemable until the month after your birthday
  5. Auntie Annie’s – Free pretzel, redeemable until two months after your birthday
  6. Wetzel’s Pretzel’s – Free pretzel for downloading the app, and another free pretzel on your birthday
  7. Baja Fresh – Free Burrito (with purchase of beverage) , valid until the month after your birthday
  8. The Habit – Free Charburger, valid for two weeks
  9. Jersey Mike’s – Free Sub and 22 oz. drink
  10. Baskin Robbins – Free ice cream scoop or soft-serve, plus $3 off an ice-cream cake
  11. Ben N Jerry – Free ice cream scoop, plus $3 off an ice-cream cake
  12. Buffalo Wild Wings – Free birthday wings valid until end of the month
  13. BJs – Free Pizookie for signing up for rewards and also for your birthday
  14. Breugger’s Bagels – Free bagel with cream cheese for signing up and also on your birthday
  15. Einstein Bagels – Free bagel egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday – usable for 14 days
  16. Nothing Bundt Cakes – Free Bundtlet valid for one week
  17. Buca Di Beppo – Free pasta after signing up and a $20 birthday gift voucher
  18. Chipotle – Free chips and guacamole with $5 purchase
  19. Cinnabon – Free Iced Coffee on your birthday and free BonBites for signing up (must download app)
  20. Chick Fil A – Free ‘birthday surprise’ when you download the app
  21. Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO coupon for your birthday and for signing-up.
  22. A & W – Free root beer float for your birthday
  23. Acapulco – Free entree on your birthday and free appetizer for signing up with entree purchase.
  24. Del Taco – Free regular size premium shake
  25. Dunkin Donuts – free beverage on your birthday
  26. 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
  27. Godiva – free birthday chocolate
  28. Hooters – 10 free boneless birthday wings
  29. Ihop – Free shortstack pancakes on your birthday
  30. Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut
  31. Marie Calendar’s – ‘exclusive offer’ for your birthday and wedding anniversary – slice of pie and $5 off your check
  32. Olive Garden – complimentary dessert on your birthday – no sign-up needed
  33. On the Border – “special surprise” on your birthday plus free dessert with purchase of an entree
  34. Pinkberry – Free yogurt if you download the app
  35. Starbucks – Free beverage or food item as a member of Starbucks Rewards
  36. PF Changs – Free dessert or appetizer on your birthday month
  37. 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
  38. Benihana – Free $30 gift certificate redeemable any time during your birthday month
  39. Corner Bakery Cafe – free baked good
  40. El Pollo Loco – Free 2 piece chicken meal or a free chicken tostada salad
  41. Yogurtland – free 3 oz yogurt if you sign up for their rewards
  42. El Torito Grill – Free entree for your birthday plus a free appetizer when you sign-up for their EClub
  43. Jamba Juice – Free smoothie
  44. Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger when you purchase an entree and a drink
  45. 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!