The 129 Best Birthday Freebies in 2019: Get Free Stuff Just for Showing Up!

You can score all kinds of free things on your birthday! Get ice cream, burgers, and other goodies.
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Numerous retailers offer birthday freebies, coupons, or useful discounts on or around your big day, or even for your entire birthday month. These offers might not save you a ton, but who doesn't love free birthday stuff?

Check out our massive list of the best 2019 birthday freebies below. You'll find birthday rewards from major retailers and restaurants alike, all in a handy chart for you to consult before your big day arrives.

How to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday

While you can redeem select freebies by walking in and showing your ID, this isn't the case for most birthday deals. Instead, you'll have to sign up for mailing lists or rewards programs, and then wait for your savings to come via email or snail mail. You might also have to download apps in order to take advantage of certain retailers' birthday freebies.

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For any program that doesn't provide a paper copy of an offer, be ready to present your ID as proof that it's your birthday. Deals can also vary from location to location; you might even find retailers that aren't on this list who are willing to give you a special perk on your birthday. It can't hurt to ask!

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 2019

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 aeo/connected
Anthropologie Free gift Sign up for AnthroPerks
Applebee's Free treat Join their eClub
Arby's Free gift Sign up for their email list
Argo Tea Free drink up to $5 Download the app to join the LoyalTea Club; free drink available to PrioriTea-level members
Au Bon Pain Free lunch Join the Au Bon Pain eClub
Auntie Anne's Free gift Join Pretzel Perks and download the app
Aveda Free gift valued at $23 Join the Pure Privilege reward program (one-time $10 enrollment fee)
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
Best Buy 10% off Join My Best Buy
Biggby Coffee Free drink Sign up for the B-Happy Lounge
Black Angus Steakhouse Free steak dinner with purchase Join the Prime Club
Bliss Free surprise Sign up for Bliss Blue Rewards
Bojangles' Free Bo-Berry Biscuit with purchase Join the Bojangles' eClub
Bonefish Grill Free Bang Bang Shrimp or dessert Sign up to be a Bonefish Grill Insider
Boston Market Free gift Join their eClub
BurgerFi Free reward 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
Chuck E. Cheese's Free reward for your child's birthday and "half-birthday" Join More Cheese Rewards
Cinnabon Free gift Join Club Cinnabon
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 dessert Join the Corner Bakery eClub
CVS Free gift Join the ExtraCare BeautyClub
Dairy Queen Free coupon Join the Blizzard Fan Club
Del Taco Free premium shake Join the Raving Fan eClub
Denny's Free Grand Slam breakfast Tell your server
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Free gift Join the Big Yellow Cup Club
Dippin' Dots Free Dippin' Dots Join the Dot Crazy! Email Club
Don Pablo's $10 coupon Join the Habaneros 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 Arrangements Free gift Sign up for Edible Rewards
El Pollo Loco Free gift Join Loco Rewards
Famous Dave's Free gift Join the Famous Nation
Famous Footwear $5 coupon Join Famously You Rewards
Firehouse Subs Free gift Sign up for Firehouse Rewards
Friendly's $3 off ice cream cakes Join the BFF Club
Fuddruckers BOGO burger Join the Fudds Club
GameStop Free offer Join PowerUp Rewards
Genghis Grill Free appetizer, dessert, or bowl Sign up for Genghis Rewards
Godiva Free gift Join the Godiva Rewards Club
Great American Cookies Free gift Download the mobile app for Android or iOS
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 Juice Free smoothie or juice Sign up for Jamba Insider Rewards
Jason's Deli $5 coupon Join Jason's Birthday Club
Jersey Mike's Free regular sub and drink coupon Join their eClub
Johnny Rockets Free burger with purchase Join the Rocket eClub
Kiehl's Free lip balm or travel-size item Join Kiehl's Rewards
Kohl's Free gift Join Yes2You Rewards
Krispy Kreme Free gift Join Krispy Kreme Rewards
La Madeleine Free treat Download the app
Lennys Grill & Subs Free sub Sign up for Lennys VIP Rewards
Maggie Moo's / Marble Slab Creamery Free gift Sign up for Slab Happy
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 Join mySmileage
Moe's Southwest Grill Free burrito Sign up for Moe Rewards
Noodles World Kitchen Free treat Sign up for NoodlesRewards
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
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 Sign up for the Pinkcard program
PizzaExpress Free gift Create a PizzaExpress account
Planet Smoothie Free smoothie Join the Planet Smoothie eClub
RA Sushi $20 coupon Sign up for The Hook Up
Red Lobster Free gift Sign up for Fresh Catch News
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 Birthday Club
Ruby Tuesday Free burger or Garden Bar entree Join So Connected
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 Cafe Free slice of pie Join Shari's Rewards
Smashbox Free gift Sign up for their rewards program; free gift available to Fierce-level members
Smokey Bones Free dessert Join the Bones Club
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 gift Join Tarte Rewards
TGI Fridays Free dessert with entree purchase 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 Club Tucanos
Ulta Free gift Sign up for Ultamate Rewards
Urban Decay Free gift Join UD Beauty Junkies
Victoria's Secret Free gift Apply for the Angel Credit Card
Waffle House Free waffle Join the Waffle House Regulars Club
Wienerschnitzel Free coupon Join the Wiener Lovers' Club
Wingstop Free gift Join The Club
World Market Free gift Sign up for World Market Rewards
Yogurt Mountain Free yogurt Join the YOMO Club
Zaxby's Free Nibbler Join the Zax email club

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

DealNews Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Olympia Sports also offers a discount. Just got mine and it was $15 off a purchase.