The 154 Best Birthday Freebies of 2024: Celebrate With Free Stuff!

Mark the day that's all about you with some free food and extra savings.
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NOTE: We compiled the birthday deals list below in 2023, but offers like these can last for a long time! For example, the Columbia, Kohl's, and Target birthday rewards we mention in this article still seem to be going strong in 2024. Want more ways to save? Check out our lists of student discounts, senior discounts, and military discounts, too!

Getting free birthday stuff has never been easier — businesses nationwide are lining up to celebrate you. From discounts and gift cards to entrees and dessert, you have an opportunity to amass quite a few birthday freebies if you know where to look.

Check out our extensive lists of birthday rewards below, plus advice about getting freebies on your birthday.

While snagging free birthday goodies or discounts isn't complicated, various companies may require different things of you before you can celebrate. So update your information early, whether it's by signing up for loyalty or rewards programs, getting on mailing lists, or downloading an app. That way, you don't miss out! And sometimes you can simply show up with a valid ID and smile — it never hurts to ask!

SEE ALSO: The Best Military Discounts

Once your birthday has passed, look for the everyday discounts you can get for being a senior, student, military member, or first responder. After all, once you've been a VIP, it's hard to go back.

The Best Birthday Freebies of 2023

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  • 100% Pure: Join Purist Perks for your birthday rewards in the form of 200 points toward a future purchase — equal to anywhere from $15-$25 off, depending on your tier.
  • Algenist: Join Algenista Rewards for your free 200 points to be used toward qualifying purchases.
  • Aveda: Aveda will give anyone who signs up a free 30 milliliter aromatic nourishing composition oil for bath, body, and scalp, either in-store or with an online purchase.
  • bareMinerals: Just by signing up for the bareMinerals rewards program, you can expect a birthday freebie in the mail!
  • Kiehl's: Join Kiehl's Family Rewards to score your birthday freebie. You'll bag a free lip balm and either one, two, or three deluxe samples, depending on your reward tier.
  • Lancome: Get 15% off any purchase over $49, plus two deluxe samples with your order, with Elite Rewards.
  • Sephora: Sephora has some of the best birthday giveaways around! Join the Beauty Insider to get your freebie makeup samples and more.
  • The Body Shop: The Love Your Body Loyalty Club offers members a free gift on their birthday.
  • Ulta Beauty: Sign up for their Ultamate Rewards Program to get your birthday freebie in the mail. You'll also earn twice the points on purchases made during your birthday month. Even better, Platinum or Diamond rewards members will be sent a $10 off coupon.
  • Urban Decay: Beauty Junkies can choose from birthday freebies with their online order.
  • A&W: Thirsty? Grab a free root beer float with Mug Club membership.
  • ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Join their ABC Access Rewards and you'll be sent a free birthday gift via email.
  • Biggby Coffee: Earn a free drink for your big day, which you can either have uploaded onto your BIGGBY card or straight into your rewards account.
  • BurgerFi: Sip on a free frozen custard shake to celebrate another trip around the sun when you join their rewards program.
  • Caribou Coffee: Sip on a free drink made just how you like it any time during your birthday week if you're a Caribou Perks member.
  • Cinnabon: Grab yourself a 16-ounce cold brew for free on your birthday to help wash down those sticky sweet cinnamon rolls.
  • Del Taco: Not only does their Del Yeah! rewards program have a fun name, it also has some tasty benefits, including a free shake (or free dessert, depending on reward tier) for your birthday.
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee: Download he Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards app and enter your birthday to snag a free $5 credit.
  • Jamba: As long as you have 15 points built up in your Jamba rewards account (that's $15 worth of qualifying purchases), you'll earn a free smoothie for your birthday.
  • Juice It Up: Become a member of the reward program at either tier and enjoy a free birthday medium smoothie.
  • Peet's Coffee: Join the Peetnik rewards program for 25 free points, which can usually buy you a free bonus espresso shot or an upgraded milk option, sauce, syrup, or topping.
  • Planet Smoothie: Members of the Planet Smoothie VIP program get a free $6 reward loaded into their account a week before their birthday.
  • Scooter's Coffee: Sign up on the app, and your birthday freebie will auto-load three days before the big day listed in your profile.
  • Taco Bell: On your birthday, you can get a free regular-sized Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze if you're a rewards member.
  • Starbucks: Provided you've been a member of the Starbucks Rewards program for at least seven days before your birthday, you can get one free handcrafted drink, food item, or ready-to-drink bottled beverage.
  • Tim Hortons: To get the Tim Hortons freebie (either a drink or breakfast sandwich), become a Tims Rewards member.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Download the mobile Tropic Rewards app and get a free birthday surprise sometime during your birth month.
  • 99 Restaurant & Pub: Enjoy a free dessert with 99 Rewards membership.
  • Baskin-Robbins: Create an account on their app, opt in to their Birthday Club, and receive a free 4 ounce scoop.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Enjoy a free Cowboy Cookie with your meal, plus earn two times the rewards points during your entire birth month.
  • Bojangles: Birthdays get a freebie Bo-Berry biscuit with eClub membership at participating locations.
  • Boston Market: Give your cell number at checkout to get your birthday freebie, as long as you've had your rewards membership for at least two weeks.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Palm-level CPK Rewards members earn a free dessert.
  • Cantina Laredo: Members of their eClub can celebrate with a free birthday dessert.
  • Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A One members can choose between a cookie and a brownie on their birthday. Second-tier Silver Members have added dessert options available, like milkshakes and ice cream cones.
  • Chili's: Members of My Chili's Rewards not only enjoy a free birthday dessert, but also a free order of chips and salsa or free nonalcoholic beverage just for being members.
  • Cold Stone Creamery: Share your birthday celebration with a friend as you enjoy the "buy one Creation, get one free" coupon loaded into your account with My Cold Stone Club Rewards membership.
  • Corner Bakery: Did someone say free birthday bakery sweet for rewards members? Corner Bakery did!
  • Cotton Patch Cafe: Joining their Cotton Patch Club comes with some sweet benefits, including a free birthday dessert.
  • Edible Arrangements: Join their Edible Rewards program and receive a free 12-count chocolate-dipped fruit box to enjoy for your birthday.
  • Friendly's: Download the Friendly's app and sign up for a free medium sundae on your birthday.
  • Hard Rock Cafe: Rock and roll all night long while you enjoy your free dessert as a Unity by Hard Rock rewards member.
  • Jeni's: Go get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join their rewards program.
  • Krispy Kreme: Rewards members are sent a birthday reward for something tasty, valid for their entire birthday month. And that reward could feed several people! DealNews user dwyerk told us that in their area, the birthday reward is a dozen free Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts.
  • La Madeleine: Craving something sweet for your birthday? Bonjour Rewards members earn a free bakery treat for their special day.
  • Marble Slab Creamery: Get a free $5 birthday reward good toward your next tasty treat when you join their Slab Happy Rewards.
  • Marie Callender's: Join their eClub mailing list to receive a birthday offer via email.
  • Menchie's: Get a $5 coupon in your inbox to use the week before or after your birthday when you register.
  • Mimi's: Create an eClub account and get a free dessert coupon emailed on your birthday.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Sign up for the eClub to receive a free Bundtlet mini cake on your big day.
  • O'Charley's: Your O'Club membership will get you a free "delicious birthday gift each year."
  • Olive Garden: Dine-in guests receive a free dessert. Just make sure to mention it either to your server or in your reservation!
  • Panera Bread: Join the MyPanera loyalty program for a birthday treat.
  • P.F. Chang's: Snag a complimentary dessert as a birthday reward when you complete your member profile.
  • Pinkberry: Download the app, join their rewards program, and register a PinkCard to receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
  • Rita's Italian Ice: Get a freebie birthday treat with a membership in Rita's Ice Rewards eClub.
  • Shari's: Want a free slice of pie? Of course you do. Just join their rewards program to snag this sweet birthday treat.
  • Smokey Bones: Join their Bones Club rewards program to be sent a birthday treat.
  • Sprinkles: Who doesn't want a free cupcake on their birthday? Just join their loyalty program to snag your tasty treat.
  • TCBY: Sign up for their TCBY Insiders loyalty club and stop by for a birthday treat once you reach Silver Spoon status.
  • TGI Fridays: Members of the reward program get a free birthday dessert with a $5 minimum purchase during their birthday month.
  • The Cheesecake Factory: Get a free slice of cheesecake (what else?) on your birthday.
  • The Habit Burger Grill: Take the time to join their CharClub membership program, and you'll receive a special treat on your birthday.
  • The Melting Pot: Get a birthday voucher each year when you join Club Fondue.
  • Tijuana Flats: Rewards members earn a free birthday dessert reward 48 hours prior to their birthday, for use within 14 days when dining in.
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Grab yourself a free dessert with the purchase of an entree if you join their Uno Insider's Club.
  • Yard House: Enjoy a complimentary dessert just for eating at Yard House on your birthday!
  • Yogurtland: Register for their Real Rewards program, and you'll be gifted a tasty birthday treat when the time comes.

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  • Abuelo's: Get a free birthday entree with Mi Abuelo's membership, as long as you've eaten there at least twice in the year beforehand.
  • Auntie Anne's: Snack on a free pretzel for your first birthday after joining their rewards app.
  • Baja Fresh: Join Club Baja by creating an account, and receive a free birthday reward seven days prior to your birthday.
  • BD's Mongolian Grill: Members of the rewards program for at least 30 days can snag a free bowl meal with purchase of an additional bowl meal.
  • Benihana: Join the Chef's Table and get a $30 gift certificate to eat on your birthday!
  • Bertucci's: eClub members get a free birthday gift.
  • B.Good: Join the B.Good rewards program for a free gift.
  • Bruegger's Bagels: Inner Circle members get a free bagel and cream cheese on their birthdays.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Get six free wings anytime during your birthday month with a Blazin' Rewards membership.
  • Burger King: Join Royal Perks to get double the points all birthday month long, redeemable for freebies all over the menu.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: VIP level or higher CPK Rewards members can score a free birthday entree.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex: Get a free birthday entree up to $12.99 via email on the first day of your birthday month if you sign up for rewards.
  • Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A One Red Members get a choice between sandwiches or nuggets, while Signature Members get an entire birthday entree.
  • Chipotle: Get a free gift on your birthday at participating locations by joining rewards for "Freepotle".
  • Denny's: Get a free delicious birthday gift every year by joining their rewards program.
  • Dunkin': Dunkin' Rewards members receive triple the points on any purchases they make the day prior to their birthday, on their birthday itself, or on the day following their birthday.
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels: Members of the Shmear Society get a free breakfast sandwich (with separate purchase) within 14 days of their birthday.
  • El Pollo Loco: Join Loco Rewards and choose between a 2-piece Fire-Grilled Chicken Meal or Original Tostada Salad within seven days of receiving the emailed coupon.
  • Farmer Boys: These boys are mysterious and only note that you'll get "birthday surprises" for joining their VIF Loyalty Club.
  • Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub on your birthday with Firehouse Rewards.
  • Frisch's Big Boy: Get a free birthday sandwich with reward membership after creating an account on their app.
  • Genghis Grill: Make sure to join their rewards program at least 30 days before your birthday, and you'll snag a free bowl meal with another bowl meal purchase.
  • Grimaldi's: The Grimaldi's Pizzeria birthday freebie is a free birthday pizza for either dine-in or take-out with a qualifying purchase. Just sign up for rewards.
  • Hawaiian Bros Island Grill: One Ohana rewards members bag a free reward at the beginning of their birthday month that can be used any time that month.
  • Hooters: Get 10 free wings with any sauce on your birthday after you enroll in Hootclub (with drink purchase).
  • Houlihan's: Add your name to the email club and get a birthday freebie in the form of a free entree.
  • IHOP: Sign up for the Bank of Pancakes rewards program to get an email containing a coupon for a full stack of pancakes with any sauce, no purchase required.
  • Jersey Mike's: A freebie sub every year comes with a MyMike's account.
  • Lennys Grill & Subs: Chow down on a free medium (7.5") sub on your birthday if you join their rewards program.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: By joining their eClub, you'll be sent special offers and coupons for your birthday.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill: Join Moe's Rewards for a free birthday burrito.
  • Noodles & Company: Birthday freebies will show up in your inbox with a rewards membership.
  • Papa Gino's: Get a free small cheese birthday pizza with loyalty membership.
  • Papa John's: Members receive an email with a Birthday Rewards promo during the first week of their birthday month to use toward any 10-point reward item.
  • Pei Wei: Signing up for their My Wei rewards program will earn you a free eligible soft drink or small shareable for your birthday. Options for the shareable include two crab wontons, a small edamame, or a single vegetable or pork egg roll.
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: Get a free breakfast gift on your birthday when you sign up for their mailing list and join MyPerkins rewards.
  • Pita Pit: Download the app and bag a free birthday pita as well as up to $6 worth of credits (depending on rewards tier) to spend on other delicious goodies.
  • Pizza Express: Create an account on their website and they'll send you a birthday surprise when the time comes!
  • Pizza Hut: Join their Hut Rewards program to get a special birthday reward.
  • Quiznos: Get a free 8" birthday sub when you buy a second 8" sub with loyalty club membership.
  • RA Sushi: Get a $20 birthday gift card during your birthday month with your membership in The Hook Up (and one for your half-birthday!).
  • Red Lobster: Enjoy a free birthday reward once you hit the Gold or Platinum level of My Red Lobster Rewards membership.
  • Red Robin: Join Red Robin Royalty to get a free fire-grilled burger on your birthday.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Celebrate with a free burger or Garden Bar entree when you sign up for the SoConnected Email Club.
  • Sbarro: Get a free birthday surprise when you join the Sbarro Slice Society.
  • Smashburger: Earn a birthday freebie when you get a SmashRewards membership.
  • Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar: Downloading and registering with their Cheddar Fries Nation app will earn you some additional rewards on your birthday, valid for 30 days.
  • Sonny's BBQ: Get a free Big Deal Combo on your birthday with a membership to the Q Crew.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse: Get a special birthday meal on your birthday when you join the Warehouse Club.
  • Vitality Bowls: Get a free acai bowl on your birthday, as long as you're signed up with at least one check-in/purchase one week prior to your birthday by downloading and registering on their app.
  • Wetzel's Pretzels: Get a pretzel as a birthday freebie when you download and register in the app.
  • Which Wich: Join the Vibe Club and get a free Wich on your birthday, redeemable for seven days (as long as you've made a purchase in the last 11 months).
  • Wienerschnitzel: Wiener Lovers' Club members earn free food for their birthdays.

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  • AMC Theatres: Join AMC Stubs for free stuff on your birthday, like a large popcorn and fountain drink!
  • Harkins Theatres: With a My Harkins Awards program membership, expect $5 free on your next birthday.
  • Medieval Times: Score free admission for the birthday celebrant with a full-priced adult admission when you join the Queen's Court.
  • Redbox: Sign up for Redbox Perks and celebrate your birthday with a birthday freebie choice. Choose between a free 1-night disc rental from a Redbox kiosk, or $2 off an on-demand movie to watch at home.
  • Aerie or American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for RealRewards for an up-to-25%-off birthday coupon, depending on rewards tier level.
  • Anthropologie: If you have AnthroPerks, expect free stuff for your birthday. Check your mail for a "special treat."
  • Columbia: Join Greater Rewards for a free birthday gift!
  • Gap Brands (Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy): Rewards members may receive either additional bonus points or a free item chosen at the brand's discretion (also varies depending on rewards tier or cardholder status).
  • H&M: Become a member of the H&M loyalty program and get a birthday treat.
  • Hot Topic: Members of the Hot Topic Rewards program get $5 in Hot Cash that's free to spend.
  • J.Crew: The J. Crew Passport birthday freebie is a doozy. Rewards members get up to $20 to spend, depending on your rewards tier.
  • Kohl's: Join Kohl's Rewards to get a special birthday gift.
  • Lacoste: Lacoste will send you an exclusive discount on your birthday if you join Le Club Lacoste.
  • Macy's: By creating a Star Rewards account at Macy's (or being a cardholder), you can expect a birthday surprise no matter your tier, as long as you've made a purchase within the last year.
  • Victoria's Secret PINK: PINK Nation members score a birthday surprise every year when their big day rolls around.
  • Benihana: Sign up your kids (12 and under) for Kabuki Kids, and they get a free souvenir mug on their birthday with the purchase of a kid's meal.
  • Chuck E. Cheese: Join the rewards program, and on their birthday (and half-birthday!), you'll get an email with a birthday surprise.
  • Gymboree: If you join Gymboree Earn My Place Rewards and include your children's birthdays, you'll get a birthday coupon to celebrate their big day. You can register up to four children.
  • PetSmart: To snag birthday freebies, sign up for PetSmart's loyalty rewards program and your fur baby will get a free birthday treat!
  • Red Robin: If you add your kids (17 and under) to your Red Robin Royalty account, they'll get a free burger on their birthday!
  • Ace Hardware: Sign up for the Ace Rewards program to get an up-to-$10 coupon on your birthday (depending on reward tier) at participating locations.
  • Book Beau: Join their membership program and receive 50 free boba points for your birthday (a $5 value).
  • Target: Join Target Circle and include your birthday to receive an email offering 5% off your next purchase — good for the subsequent 30 days.
  • The Container Store: Organized Insiders who provide their birthday when they sign up get up to 25% off their entire purchase (depending on rewards tier level) on their big day.
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery: Join Pumpkin Perks to get 500 free pumpkin seed points on your birthday to redeem (a $5 value).
  • World Market: Sign up to be a member of World Market Rewards, and get a surprise gift for free on your birthday.
  • DSW: Elite members of DSW's VIP reward program get $10 to put toward their next purchase. But even if you're not an elite member, you can still nab a $5 birthday freebie after you sign up.
  • Famous Footwear: Download the app and join Famously You Rewards to receive up to $10 in birthday rewards cash, depending on your reward tier.
  • Finish Line: Become a Status Member to get a birthday gift.
  • Foot Locker: Become a Footlocker VIP member with FLX Rewards to get a surprise birthday gift.
  • Kendra Scott: Get 25% and 50% off select items during your birthday month by becoming an Insider, plus bag exclusive birthday treats (discounted items).
  • Reebok: Level one reward members get $10 off with an emailed birthday code. The freebies just get better from there.
  • Vera Bradley: Want 25% off your Vera Bradley purchase on your birthday? First sign up for a Vera Bradley account, wait for your coupon to arrive via email, then bring it with you to the nearest Vera Bradley store to redeem.

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Joselin Linder
Contributing Writer

Joselin's work has appeared in The New York Post,, Morning Edition, Life of the Law and xoJane. Her books include The Family Gene and The Gamification Revolution. She sometimes remembers to tweet with a handle that economically combines her first and last names: @joselinder
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dealnews-kroberts (DealNews)
dwyerk, thank you for your comment on the Dunkin' and Krispy Kreme birthday rewards. Upon doing further research, it does appear that Dunkin' has changed their birthday offering, and the article's been updated to reflect that. I've added a note about your area's Krispy Kreme birthday reward, too.
With the updated Dunkin Rewards program, I don't believe you get a free drink on your birthday any more. After complaints about this, a Dunkin rep said they were going to look into some sort of revised birthday reward. However, they have not done so to date. Also, at least in my area, the Krispy Kreme birthday reward is a dozen free original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts. For Krispy Kreme, you must have signed up for their rewards program to get their reward.