The 144 Best Birthday Freebies in 2021: Celebrate With Free Stuff!

Treat yourself to free food and extra savings on your big day.
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What's more fun than getting free stuff on your birthday? From complimentary desserts to generous coupons, birthday deals are everywhere, and even the ones that aren't totally free will still net you savings.

Check out our huge list of birthday freebies below — you can score free treats and gifts from big retailers and restaurants alike.

How to Get Free Things on Your Birthday

Some birthday freebies are valid only on your big day, and others, for a few days around your birthday. Some might even be valid for your whole birthday month! When preparing to redeem, be ready to show proof of your birthday, usually in the form of your photo ID. However, many birthday rewards actually require you to sign up for a mailing list, join an eClub, or download an app.

To get free birthday stuff, you may have to sign up for a mailing list, join an eClub, or download an app.

Whatever steps you have to take to receive a freebie, coupon, or shopping discount, make sure you do them in advance! Some offers take time to be processed.

Beware that deals can vary by location, and some locations might not participate at all. Alternatively, there are bound to be retailers not on this list that will help you celebrate. Ask your favorite stores to see if they offer anything special!

Once your birthday has passed, be sure to check out the senior discounts and student deals available every day of the year! And if you're affiliated with the military, see all the military discounts you can get, too.

The Best Birthday Freebies in 2021

Store Offer Details
99 Restaurant & Pub Free gift Join their eClub
A&W Free A&W root beer float Join the A&W Mug Club
Abuelo's Free gift Join Mi Abuelo's Rewards
American Eagle Outfitters 15% off coupon Sign up for RealRewards
Anthropologie Free gift Sign up for AnthroPerks
Applebee's Free treat Join their eClub
Arby's Free gift Sign up for their email list
Au Bon Pain Free special offer Join their eClub
Auntie Anne's Free gift Download the app
Aveda Free gift valued at $23 and double points Join the Pure Privilege reward program (1-time $10 enrollment fee)
B.Good Free meal Download the app
Baja Fresh Free treat Join Club Baja
bareMinerals Free gift Join the Fab program
Barnes & Noble Free cupcake for kids Join Kids' Club
Baskin-Robbins Free ice cream Join the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club
bd's Mongolian Grill Free meal Join bd's Rewards
Benefit Cosmetics Free brow arch Contact your local Benefit BrowBar beauty lounge for information
Benihana $30 coupon Join The Chef's Table
Bertucci's Free gift Join their eClub
Best Buy Free gift Join My Best Buy
Biggby Coffee Free drink Sign up for the B-Happy Lounge
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Free Pizookie Join Premier Rewards Plus
Black Angus Steakhouse Free steak dinner Join the Prime Club
Bojangles' Free Bo-Berry Biscuit with purchase Join the Bojangles' eClub
Boston Market Free gift Join their eClub
Bruegger's Bagels Free gift Join the Inner Circle
Buffalo Wild Wings Free wings Join Blazin' Rewards
BurgerFi Free shake Download the app
California Pizza Kitchen Free dessert or entree Sign up for CPK Rewards
Cantina Laredo Free dessert Join their eClub
Caribou Coffee Free drink, any size Sign up for Caribou Perks
Carvel Free ice cream Join Fudgie Fanatics
Chick-fil-A Free reward Join Chick-fil-A One
Chili's Free dessert Sign up for My Chili's Rewards
Clarins Free treat Join Passport to Beauty
Cold Stone Creamery Buy one creation, get one free Join My Cold Stone Club Rewards
Corner Bakery Cafe Free treat Join the Corner Bakery eClub
Cotton Patch Cafe Free dessert Join their eClub
CVS Free gift Join the ExtraCare BeautyClub
Dairy Queen Free BOGO coupon Join the Blizzard Fan Club
Del Taco Free premium shake Join the Raving Fan eClub
Denny's Free treat Sign up for Denny's Rewards
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Free gift Join Big Yellow Cup Rewards
Dippin' Dots Free Dippin' Dots Join the Dot Crazy! Email Club
DSW $5 coupon Sign up for DSW VIP
Dunkin' Free drink Sign up for DD Perks
Dunn Brothers Coffee Earn $5 Download the app
Edible Free gift Sign up for Edible Rewards
Einstein Bros. Bagels Free egg sandwich with purchase Join Shmear Society
El Pollo Loco Free gift Join Loco Rewards
Famous Dave's Free gift Join the Famous Nation
Famous Footwear $5 coupon and double points Join Famously You Rewards
Farmer Boys Free surprise Download the app
Firehouse Subs Free medium sub Sign up for Firehouse Rewards
Friendly's $3 off ice cream cakes Join the BFF Club
Fuddruckers Free gift Join the Fudds Club
GameStop Free coupon Join PowerUp Rewards
Genghis Grill Free gift Sign up for Genghis Rewards
Godiva Free gift Join the Godiva Rewards Club
Great American Cookies Free gift Download the app
Hard Rock Cafe Free offer Join Hard Rock Rewards
Houlihan's Free entree Join their eClub
IHOP Free pancakes Join MyHOP
Islands Free gift Join Tiki Link
J.Crew Factory 20% off and free shipping Sign up for Factory First
Jack in the Box Two free tacos with purchase Join their mailing list
Jamba Free smoothie with $15 in rewards-qualifying purchases Sign up for My Jamba Rewards
Jason's Deli $5 coupon Join Jason's Birthday Club
Jersey Mike's Free sub Join their eClub
Joe's Crab Shack Free gift Sign up for Joe's Catch
Johnny Rockets Free gift Join the Rocket eClub
Kiehl's Free lip balm or travel-size item Join Kiehl's Rewards
Kohl's Free gift Join Kohl's Rewards
Krispy Kreme Free gift Join Krispy Kreme Rewards
La Madeleine Free treat Download the app
Lennys Grill & Subs Free 7.5" sub Sign up for Lennys VIP Rewards
MaggieMoo's / Marble Slab Creamery Free gift Download the app
Margaritaville Free gift Join the Fins Up Club for your local restaurant
Marie Callender's Free gift Join their eClub
Medieval Times Free admission with purchase of an adult admission Join the Birthday Fellowship
Menchie's $5 coupon Download the app
Mimi's Cafe Free treat Join their eClub
Moe's Southwest Grill Free burrito Sign up for Moe Rewards
Noodles & Company Free treat Sign up for Noodles Rewards
Nothing Bundt Cakes Free Bundtlet Join their eClub
NYX Free gift Join the Makeup Crew
O'Charley's Free surprise Join the O'Club
Olive Garden Free dessert Join their eClub
On the Border Free queso Join Club Cantina
Orange Julius Free BOGO coupon Join the Julius League
Orange Leaf $3 coupon Join Ounce Back Rewards
P.F. Chang's Free gift Join P.F. Chang's Rewards
Panera Bread Free treat Join MyPanera
Papa Gino's Free pizza Join their rewards program
Peet's Free beverage, any size Join Peetnik Rewards
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Free gift Sign up for MyPerkins
Petco Free gift on your pet's birthday Sign up for Pals Rewards
Pinkberry Free yogurt Download the app
Pizza Hut Free gift Join Hut Rewards
PizzaExpress Free gift Create a PizzaExpress account
Planet Smoothie Free smoothie Join the Planet Smoothie eClub
Quiznos 10 bonus points Download the app
RA Sushi $20 coupon Sign up for The Hook Up
Red Lobster Free gift Join My Red Lobster Rewards
Red Mango $5 coupon Join Club Mango
Red Robin Free burger Join Red Robin Royalty
Redbox Free 1-night rental Sign up for Redbox Perks
Rita's Italian Ice Free treat Join the Rita's Birthday eClub
Ruby Tuesday Free burger or Garden Bar entree Join So Connected
Rusty Bucket Free gift Join the Bucket List
Sbarro Free gift Join the Slice Society
Seasons 52 Free gift Sign up for the newsletter
Sephora Free gift Sign up for Beauty Insider
Shari's Free slice of pie Join Shari's Rewards
Sizzler Free gift Join their eClub
Smashbox Free gift Sign up for their rewards program; free gift available to Fierce-level members
Smokey Bones Free dessert Join the Bones Club
Snuffer's Free gift Download the app
Sonny's BBQ Free gift Join 'Q Crew Rewards
Spaghetti Warehouse Free special birthday meal Join the Warehouse Club
Sprinkles Free cupcake Join Sprinkles Perks
Starbucks Free treat Sign up for Starbucks Rewards
Steak 'n Shake Free specialty milkshake Join their eClub
Taco Bueno Free gift Join the Buenohead email club
Tarte Cosmetics Free exclusive gift Join Team Tarte
TCBY Free gift Join TCBY Insiders and reach Silver Spoon status
TGI Fridays Free gift Sign up for Fridays Rewards
The Body Shop $10 coupon Join the Love Your Body Club
The Cheesecake Factory Free sundae Tell your server
The Habit Burger Grill Free gift Join the CharClub
The Melting Pot Free voucher Join Club Fondue
Tucanos Free meal Join ClubTucanos
Ulta Free gift Sign up for Ultamate Rewards
Uno Pizzeria & Grill Free dessert Join the Insider's Club
Urban Decay Free gift Join UD Beauty Junkies
Victoria's Secret Free gift Apply for the Victoria's Secret Credit Card
Waffle House Free gift Join the Waffle House Regulars Club
Wetzel's Pretzels Free pretzel Download the app
Whataburger Free gift Sign up for Whataburger News
Wienerschnitzel Free coupon Join the Wiener Lovers' Club
World Market Free gift Sign up for World Market Rewards
Yogurt Mountain Free yogurt Join the YOMO Club
Yogurtland Free treat Join Real Rewards
Zaxby's Free Nibbler Join the Zax email club

Readers, what are your favorite birthday freebies? Let us know in the comments below!

Senior Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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