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70+ Birthday Freebies and Perks for You

Before your celebration approaches, know which retailers, restaurants and recreational venues offer goodies!

Every birthday we’re given is a blessing, sis. And to help you celebrate, Sisters rounded up the best birthday offers from restaurants and retailers. Enjoy free food, products and discounts on your special day and throughout your birthday month.

Keep in mind that to scoop up most of these birthday freebies, you’ll need to subscribe to an email list or join a loyalty program. In some cases, you’ll need to do so in advance to qualify. (Hint: Keep your inbox clutter-free by dedicating a separate email address for marketing promos.) And be sure to read each program's terms so you’ll be in the know.

OK, on to the goodies. Here are dozens of restaurants and stores that want to celebrate your big day with you. Happy birthday, sis; you deserve this and more!

Food & Drink


A&W All American Food
Join the A&W Mug Club and get a free root beer float on your special day.

Applebee’s
You'll get a tasty birthday surprise when you sign up for Applebee’s emails.

Auntie Anne’s
Sign up for Pretzel Perks and receive a yummy treat for your big day.

Bahama Breeze
Become an Island Insider and get a delicious birthday offer every year.

Baja Fresh
Join Club Baja Rewards and receive a special birthday offer.

Baskin-Robbins
Join the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club and you’ll get a coupon for a free scoop on your big day.

Benihana
When you register for the Chef’s Table, you’ll get a $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate during your birthday month. You’ll have to make a $30 purchase before using your certificate, and it’s only redeemable on weekdays. The restaurant also has a birthday offer for kids and grandkids age 12 and under. Sign them up for the Kabuki Kids program and they’ll receive a birthday certificate for a free mug with the purchase of any kids’ meal.

Black Angus Steakhouse
Join Prime Club Rewards and get a free Cowboy Cookie on your special day, plus double points during your entire birthday month.

Boston Market
Rotisserie Rewards members receive a free birthday cookie. To qualify, you must sign up at least seven days before your big day, and you’ll have 14 days to redeem your reward.

Buffalo Wild Wings
You'll get free wings during your birthday month when you sign up for Blazin’ Rewards.

California Pizza Kitchen
When you become a CPK Rewards member, you’ll get a birthday dessert or entrée, depending on your membership level. Members in the two highest tiers also get a free entrée on their half-birthday!

The Capital Grille
Sign up for the Capital Grille Insider eClub and get an annual birthday treat.

Carvel
Become a Carvel Fudgie Fanatic for sweet perks like a free birthday cone and other deals throughout the year. 

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
When you join Cheddar’s eClub, you’ll get a free dessert on your birthday and half-birthday with the purchase of an entrée. You’ll also receive complimentary chips and homemade queso when signing up.

Chick-fil-A
Join Chick-fil-A One and get a delicious birthday reward, good for 30 days.

Chili’s
Enjoy a free birthday dessert when you join My Chili’s Rewards.

Cinnabon
Receive a sweet reward or bonus points for your birthday when you sign up for Cinnabon’s eClub. You’ll need to join several days before your big day and have a certain number of points to qualify for the reward.

Denny’s
Denny’s Rewards members get a delicious birthday treat every year. (And did you know AARP members get 15 percent off every visit?)

Dunkin’
When you join the Dunkin Rewards program, you’ll get triple points on any purchases on and around your birthday that can be redeemed for doughnuts, bagels and more.

Eddie V’s
Members of Eddie V’s eClub get an annual birthday surprise.

Edible Arrangements
Edible Rewards members get a 12-count box of chocolate-dipped fruit on their birthday. To qualify, you’ll need to sign up before your birthday month and have spent at least $29 in the past year.

Fogo de Chão
Dine at Fogo de Chão on your birthday and you’ll get a complimentary dessert with your meal. Also, join the Fogo eClub for the latest offers and promotions.

Hard Rock Cafe
Become a Unity by Hard Rock loyalty member and get a complimentary birthday dessert at Hard Rock Cafe. Some locations have additional birthday offers.

IHOP
Join the International Bank of Pancakes rewards program and get free birthday pancakes.

Jersey Mike’s
When you create a MyMike’s account, you’ll get a free birthday sub every year.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme Rewards members get a sweet reward during their birthday month. You’ll also get a free doughnut when signing up and additional member offers and freebies.

LongHorn Steakhouse
Subscribe to the LongHorn eClub and get a free dessert with the purchase of a dinner entrée on your birthday.

Olive Garden
Join the Olive Garden eClub and you’ll get a complimentary dessert on your birthday. Also, any patron who dines in on their birthday can get a free dessert.

Panera
Join MyPanera Rewards and get a delicious birthday surprise.

 Red Lobster
Enroll in My Red Lobster Rewards and complete your profile to get a birthday reward on your big day.

Red Robin
When you sign up for Red Robin’s Royalty Program, you’ll be treated to a free burger during your birthday month.

Ruby Tuesday
You’ll get a free burger or Garden Bar entrée on your special day when you join the SoConnected Email Club. New members also get a $5 coupon when joining.

Seasons 52
You'll get an annual birthday offer when you join the Seasons 52 eClub. New members also get a complimentary flatbread.

Starbucks
Starbucks Rewards members get an annual birthday reward good for one drink or food item (some exclusions apply). To qualify, you must join the program at least seven days before your big day and make at least one Star-earning transaction.

TGI Fridays
Join Fridays Rewards and you’ll get a free birthday dessert. You can also enjoy free dessert during your entire birthday month with a $5 minimum purchase.

Yard House
Join the Yard House eClub and receive a complimentary dessert on your birthday. New members also get a free appetizer.

Shoes & Clothing


Adidas
AdiClub members in Levels 2 and up get a free birthday gift.

Athleta
When you become an Athleta Rewards member, you’ll get an extra bonus for your special day.

Banana Republic
Banana Republic Rewards members get extra bonus points or a surprise item for their big day.

DSW
Become a DSW VIP and you'll get a $5 reward for your birthday. Elite members (those who have spent $500 in the past year) get a $10 reward.

Express
When you become an Express Insider, you’ll score a $5 birthday reward; as you earn points, your reward can be as much as $40.

Famous Footwear
As a Famously You Rewards member, you’ll get $5 Birthday Reward Cash plus double points on all purchases during your birthday month.

Finish Line
Become a Status Member and get a treat on your special day.

Gap
Join the Gap Good Rewards program and you’ll get a special item or bonus points for your birthday.

JCPenney
Sign up for JCPenney Rewards and you’ll get a surprise offer on your birthday if you’ve earned points in the past 12 months.

Kohl’s
Get a special birthday gift when you join Kohl’s Rewards.

Macy’s
Become a Macy’s Star Rewards member and receive an annual birthday surprise. The value of the gift may vary for each member, and you may have to make a purchase or visit a store location to get it. Also, you must have shopped with your membership in the past year to be eligible.

Old Navy
Join the ON Navyist Rewards program and get a bonus perk for your birthday.

White House Black Market
WHBM Rewards+ members get an annual birthday surprise. You must have made a purchase within the past 12 months to qualify. 

Health & Beauty


Aveda
Join Aveda Plus Rewards and get an exclusive gift and double points on your birthday. Keep in mind the program has a one-time $10 enrollment fee.

bareMinerals
Join the Good Rewards program and receive an annual birthday gift. Members in the two highest tiers also get bonus points during their birthday month.

Benefit
Treat yourself to a free brow wax during your birthday week at a participating Benefit BrowBar beauty lounge. Please note that the birthday offer is unavailable at Macy's or Ulta.

The Body Shop
Join the Love Your Body Club and you’ll get a $10 reward to use during your birthday month.

CVS
ExtraCare members get $3 ExtraBucks Rewards for their special day.

Kiehl’s
Join Kiehl’s Family Rewards and get an annual birthday treat.

M·A·C  
Join the M·A·C Lover loyalty program for free and when you reach the second or third level, you’ll get a surprise birthday gift.

Pattern 
Members of Pattern Rewards get birthday points on their big day, redeemable for products or discounts.

Sephora
Beauty Insiders choose from a mini gift set or bonus points for their birthday, and members in the higher tiers get an additional gift.

Smashbox
Join the Smashcash loyalty program and get some birthday swag when you reach the second or third tier of the program.

Tarte
Become a Tart Perks member and get an exclusive birthday gift every year.

Ulta
Ultamate Rewards members get a gift and double points during their birthday month. Members in the two highest tiers also get a $10 coupon.

Urban Decay
Become a Beauty Junkie and get a birthday surprise every year.

Home & Office


Ace Hardware
As an Ace Rewards member, you’ll get a $5 Birthday coupon yearly at participating stores — $10 if you reach Premier status. New members also get a $5 Welcome offer.

Ikea
Join the Ikea Family program and you’ll get a birthday surprise when you opt into emails.

Office Depot and OfficeMax
Get exclusive birthday offers when you join the Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards Program.

World Market
When you join World Market Rewards, you’ll get a surprise offer on your birthday.

Books, Entertainment & Hobbies


AMC
Become an AMC Stubs Insider and you’ll score a large popcorn during your birthday month, plus several perks throughout the year. Members of the paid membership club get a large popcorn and a drink.

Barnes & Noble
You’ll have to pay a $25 annual membership fee to score Barnes & Noble’s birthday offer. Membership comes with plenty of perks, so if you’re a book lover, the fee may be worth it. But the book chain also has a free Kids’ Club, where kids or grandkids age 12 or younger get a free cupcake on their special day.

Cinemark
Become a Cinemark Movie Fan and get a birthday reward, such as a concession item.

Michaels
Join the Michaels Rewards program and get an annual birthday perk.

Redbox
When you join Redbox Perks, you’ll get a $2 reward code for your birthday. New members also get a free one-night rental when signing up.

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