Birthdays are times to celebrate. Whether you’re with a big group of friends and family or celebrating solo, your special day is a day to recognize.
And when it comes to dining out on your birthday, restaurants want to help you celebrate, too. Because one of the best gifts you can get is not having to pay for your snack, meal or other treat.
For most restaurants and shops, you’ll need to do some prep work before your day comes. By signing up for their rewards or email subscriptions, many restaurants will return the favor with freebies on your special day.
So where can you go to get these special deals of free or discounted food and treats? Here we share 100+ places you can go to dine for free or cheap.
Get your favorite sips for free or at a steep discount just for being born. Check out these great deals you can find at your local coffee shops.
1. Biggby Coffee – get a free grande beverage when you sign up for their loyalty program
2. Caribou Coffee – get a free medium drink when you sign up for their rewards program to reward you on your birthday
3. Dunkin’ Donuts – Pair your donut with a free order of your favorite beverage when you’re part of the DD Perks program. Coffee, tea, the choice is yours.
4. Dutch Bros. Coffee – get a free hot beverage as a reward for aging another year
5. Peet’s Coffee & Tea – be part of their rewards program and get a free coffee in celebration of your special day
6. Starbucks – order your favorite beverage or food item and get it for free when you’re part of the Starbucks Rewards program. Go ahead, get the Trenta size.
On your birthday, you can have as much dessert as you want. Get your sweet treats for free with these great spots to score great discounts and freebies on your special day.
7. Baker’s Square – get a free pie when you register with their club online
8. Baskin-Robbins – sign up for their birthday club rewards program and get a free scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream.
9. Ben & Jerry’s – receive a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you sign up for their Chunk Spelunker rewards program
10. Cinnabon – get a free sweet treat to celebrate your day, amidst all the cake
11. Cold Stone Creamery – Choose your mix-ins when you sign up for their loyalty club to get your ice cream dessert for free
12. Corner Bakery Cafe – get a free birthday treat as you continue with all your celebrations
13. Dairy Queen – Love ice cream blizzards every day of the year? Buy one and get one free on your birthday when you’re part of the DQ Blizzard Fan Club.
14. Dippin’ Dots – celebrate your special day with some free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you’re part of the Dot Crazy! Email Club.
15. Godiva – taste delicious fancy chocolate for a free birthday offer when you join the Godiva rewards program.
16. Krispy Kreme – be part of their rewards program and celebrate your special day with a free donut
17. Orange Leaf – When you’re part of their Ounce Back rewards program, you’ll get a great discount on your cup of frozen yogurt and toppings as you celebrate your day
18. Pinkberry – join in their rewards program to savor delicious frozen yogurt for free
19. Sprinkles – cupcakes and birthdays just go together. At Sprinkles Cupcakes, you can get one for free to celebrate you.
20. TCBY – get free frozen yogurt when you sign up for rewards at myTCBY
21. Yogurtland – get a free 3oz cup of frozen yogurt when you sign up with their rewards program
Whether you’re on the go in all your birthday adventures or just stopping for a quick snack, these fast food locations can get you a little something extra to help you celebrate your day.
22. Arby’s – Get a coupon for a free shake when you sign up for the rewards program at Arby’s.
23. A&W – Sip on a root beer float on your birthday when you stop at A&W All American Foods
24. Jack in the Box – get two free tacos with a free coupon for your birthday
Jersey Mike’s – earn a free sub and drink as part of their email club to celebrate your day
25. McDonalds – Kids only, get a free Happy Meal if you’re part of their newsletter
26. Sonic – be surprised with a free birthday treat at your visit to Sonic when you’re part of their MySonic rewards program
27. Wendy’s – when you’re part of WendyMail, you’ll get a free frosty dessert to celebrate your special day
As you savor the savings you’ll get just for going on your birthday, try out these fun snacks and treats that you can get for free just for joining in on their rewards programs and email lists.
28. Auntie Anne’s – visit with a friend or get two for yourself with a coupon for a buy one get one soft pretzel.
29. Edible Arrangements – get a free assortment of fruit dipped in chocolate just for your birthday when you’re part of the Edible Rewards program.
30. Jamba Juice – Join their insider club to get a free fresh juice or smoothie to commemorate your special day
31. Orange Julius – get a free drink when you’re part of their rewards club
32. Planet Smoothie – savor a smoothie that’s out of this world for free when you’re part of their membership program
Whether it’s a quick lunch during your work break or an hour long feast of celebrating with friends and family, you shouldn’t have to pay full price for your meal on your birthday. These great lunch and brunch locations can get you free food just for celebrating you.
33. Atlanta Bread – get rewarded with a free cookie to commemorate your day
34. Au Bon Pain – get a free lunch for signing up for the eClub at Au Bon Pain on your special day.
35. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – roll up with a warm burrito on your day – and get it for free at Baja Fresh
36. Blimpie – get a free sub when you join their rewards club
37. Bruegger’s Bagels – get a free bagel and cream cheese to celebrate your day
38. Einstein Bros. Bagels – be part of the Einstein’s e-club and get a free egg sandwich to celebrate your birthday
39. Firehouse Subs – sign up to their rewards program with your email and receive a free medium sub to celebrate your special day
40. Panera Bread– as a MyPanera member, you’ll get a free birthday pastry added to your account
41. Quiznos – pair your sub with a free cookie when you’re part of their rewards club
42. Subway – be part of their Eat Fresh club and earn a free sub and drink to enjoy for your birthday
Dine for free or receive special perks just for going out on the anniversary of your birth.
43. Applebee’s – get a free dessert when you’re part of the e-club
44. Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern – get a coupon for a free $5 off your order for your day
45. Benihana – be part of their Chef’s Table membership program to get a certificate you can use during your birthday month.
46. Bennigan’s: get a free dessert and earn a free entree when you purchase an entree
47. Bd’s Mongolian Grill: enjoy a birthday dinner just for you, for free, when you’re part of their rewards
48. Bob Evans: your kid can get a free meal for their birthday, which cuts down the costs of going out
49. Bojangles – get a free biscuit with your purchase
50. Bonefish Grill – satisfy your sweet tooth after a delicious meal with a free dessert as part of the Bonefish Grill Insider program
51. Boston Market – get a free dessert when you sign up for the rewards program and celebrate you
52. Bravo Cucina Italian – get a free birthday reward in honor of your special day
53. Bubba Gump Shrimp – get a free reward when part of their membership club
54. Buca di Beppo: earn a free dessert at this Italian eatery when you celebrate your day
55. Buffalo Wild Wings – want a free snack size of your favorite flavor of boneless or traditional wings? Sign up for their rewards program and get them on your birthday
56. California Pizza Kitchen – be part of their rewards program and get a free chocolate brownie dessert for your birthday
57. Carrabba’s Italian Grill – when you’re satisfied with your italian meal, finish it off with a free dessert to celebrate
58. Chili’s – get a free dessert after your meal when you sign up with your email
59. Cracker Barrel – get a free dessert to celebrate after your meal
60. Dave & Buster’s: enjoy your meal while playing games with an extra game credit
61. Denny’s – stop in on your birthday and get a free Grand Slam meal
62. Don Pablo’s – be part of their rewards and get a free $10 gift for your day
63. Famous Dave’s: enjoy your birthday meal for free when you’re part of a rewards program at Famous Dave’s
64. Fazoli’s – get a free dessert as you celebrate your birthday
65. Fuddruckers – be part of the Fudds Club and for your birthday, buy one ⅓ pound burger and get another one for free
66. Hard Rock Cafe – sign up with your email and get one entree free with a purchase of another entree when you dine
67. Hooters – when you join the Hooters e-club, you’ll get 10 free chicken wings to celebrate your birthday
68. Houlihan’s Restaurant – get a free entree in celebration of you when you visit Houlihan’s for your day
69. IHOP – savor the fluffy and delicious pancakes at IHOP for free when you’re part of their MyHop program
70. Island’s – enjoy a free dessert when you’re part of their Tiki Link program
71, Joe’s Crab Shack – be part of “Joe’s Catch” club and get a free appetizer to savor
72. Longhorn Steakhouse – satisfy your sweet tooth after your meal with a free dessert when you’re part of their membership club
73. Macaroni Grill – score free dessert when you sign up with the rewards program for Macaroni Grill
74. Maggiano’s – satisfy your sweet tooth after your meal with free cookies
75. Margaritaville – celebrate the sounds of summer and Jimmy Buffet with a free ice cream dessert to celebrate your day
76. Marie Callender’s – register to be part of their rewards program and get free pancakes or pie on your birthday
77. Melting Pot – be part of their online club and get free chocolate-covered strawberries as you celebrate your special day with a night out
78. Moe’s Southwestern Grill – get a free burrito when you get Moe’s app.
79. Noodles & Company – slurp up a free bowl of noodles for free when you join their rewards program this fast casual eatery
80. Old Country Buffet – buy one dinner and get one dinner free as you load up on your birthday meal
81. Old Spaghetti Factory – get a free meal to celebrate when you register with their rewards program
82. Olive Garden – as you finish up your unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks during your birthday meal, top it all off with a free dessert when you’re part of their special eClub to stack on the savings.
83. On the Border – get a free order of queso or a dessert when you sign up for their email subscription
84.Outback Steakhouse – Savor your sweet tooth after your meal at this popular steakhouse with a free vanilla sundae just for stopping in on your birthday
85. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – get a free birthday treat when you’re signed up for their rewards program
86. P.F. Chang’s – when you’re part of their preferred club, you’ll get to get a buy one get one free offer for entrees of your choosing.
87. Pizza Hut – Have an online ordering account with Pizza Hut? Great! You can get an order of free cinnamon sticks in honor of your day
88. Qdoba – Join in their rewards program and buy one get one burrito free for your birthday
89. Red Lobster – when you join their Fresh Catch Club, you’ll receive a surprise birthday treat when you go in to dine
90. Red Robin – celebrate your birthday with a free burger when you join their loyalty program. Can’t make it in on your actual birthday? No problem. You can enjoy your free burger offer anytime during your birthday month.
91. Ruby Tuesday – be part of their rewards program and earn a free burger, even if it’s not a Tuesday
92. Sbarro – savor a free slice of pizza when you purchase a drink when you join their SliceSociety membership
93. Steak & Shake – join their email club to get a burger with fries for free on your special day
94. TGI Fridays – Party like it’s a Friday with free dessert when you dine on an entree, all to celebrate your birthday
95. The Cheesecake Factory – get a free ice cream dessert when you tell the server it’s your birthday
96. Tommy Bahamas Restaurant – savor the warm feelings with a free dessert on your birthday
97. Tony Roma’s – get a free dessert for your birthday at this steakhouse
98. Waffle House – enjoy a waffle for free at any meal as part of your club membership at Waffle House
99. Whataburger – craving a burger for your birthday meal? Enjoy a Justaburger when you’re signed up for their loyalty program.
100. Wingstop – be part of their membership club and get a free order of fries to celebrate your day
101. Zaxby’s – get a free kids meal or nibbler when you sign up for their rewards
Savor the Celebration
Eat for free – or cheap – for breakfast, lunch and dinner – with snacks and desserts, with all these great deals for whatever you’re craving. Sign up for rewards and let the birthday celebrations continue.