How to Get a Free Meal on Your Birthday

free meal on your birthday

There are two types of people – those who count down the days, maybe even months to their birthdays and those who don’t particularly like to make a big deal out of it. Whichever person you may be, most likely you love the idea of scoring birthday freebies.

Dine in restaurants, fast food places, and specialty shops offer perks for you to celebrate your special day. Food…now who says no to food? From free dessert to a discounted or even free meal on your birthday, there’s bound to be something on this list that’s calling your name.

Maybe you could even make pit stops at multiple places offering deals on your birthday and eat free all day long.

You typically need to sign up about a week before your birthday to be able to enjoy the deals, so waste no time!

Sign up for a free meal on your birthday and tons of other perks!

Arby’s: Enjoy your favorite sandwich and curly fries with a free milkshake when you register at

Auntie Anne’s: Signing up for their Pretzel Perks gets you a free pretzel on your birthday

Baskin Robbins: We all scream for ice cream. Sign up for their Birthday Club and get a free scoop on your special day

Buffalo Wild Wings: Sign up for their Blazin’ Rewards and get a free birthday dessert. You can also earn points. Every $10 spent earns 100 points and the rewards roster is pretty stacked.

Carrabba’s: Join their Offer Program and receive Dine Rewards on your special day

Cinnabon: You get a coupon for one free Minibon when you initially sign up for Club Cinnabon and also receive a special present on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery: The mix in possibilities are endless at Cold Stone. Sign up for the My Cold Stone Club here and get a BOGO coupon on your birthday.

Dairy Queen: Join the Blizzard Fan Club and get a BOGO Blizzard Treat coupon just for signing up, and receive an extra-special coupon on your birthday (and a surprise on your half-birthday!)

Denny’s: The breakfast chain is open 24 hours to celebrate your birthday as early or late as you want. Sign up for their Rewards Program and get a free Grand Slam meal on your birthday!

Dunkin’ Donuts: Sign up for the DD Perks Program and get a free beverage of choice on your birthday.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Join the Shmear Society and start your day with a free egg sandwich.

Firehouse Subs: Who doesn’t love a sandwich? Sign up for Firehouse Rewards and receive a free medium sub valid on your birthday or within the following 6 days.

IHOP: The breakfast place is always offering tons of deals. Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a free meal.

Jack in the Box: Sign up here to receive a special offer on your birthday.

Jersey Mike’s Subs: Snag yourself a free sub and a drink to wash it down on your birthday here!

Krispy Kreme: A free, piping hot donut is calling your name when you sign up for Krispy Kreme’s Rewards Program.

Longhorn Steakhouse: Treat yourself to a steak dinner and then get a free birthday treat by signing up for a Longhorn account.

The Melting Pot: Fondue is so much fun. Sign up for Club Fondue and get a birthday coupon. You also get a complimentary box of six of their Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries when you sign up.

Noodles & Company: Join the Noodles Family and get a coupon on your birthday.

Olive Garden: Join the Olive Garden eClub and pick from a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday.

Panda Express: Receive an exclusive offer on your special day when you sign up for their emails.

Panera Bread: Start your birthday with a free, sweet pastry when you sign up for MyPanera.

Red Robin: Sign up for Red Robin’s Royalty Program or Red Robin birthday club and enjoy a free Birthday Burger.

Sbarro: Pizza anyone? Join the eClub and get a free slice on your birthday.

Starbucks: From a simple coffee to that Venti Mocha Frapp you’ve been craving, take your pick on your birthday when you sign up for Starbucks Rewards.

Steak ‘n Shake: Get a free menu item on your birthday. Just join their eClub!

TCBY: Free froyo? Sign up for myTCBY and receive special offers on your special day.

TGI Friday’s: Join their Rewards Club and get a free dessert on your birthday. Members also enjoy free food like chips and salsa with every Friday’s visit.

Wingstop: Free fries? Sign up for The Club and get a free order of seasoned fries on your birthday

From breakfast, lunch, and dinner – to snacking in between, these free birthday perks and treats have you covered for an entire day (and possibly the week) of food! All it takes is a few minutes to sign up for the royalty and reward programs and you have yourself an abundance of perks awaiting you on your special day.

I'm Stephanie. Coffee lover, desserts baker, and excessive shopper. Because I love indulging in all three I'm always on the lookout for the best deals out there- and sharing them with people.

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