It's your birthday and there are tons of restaurants and stores that want to help you celebrate. Here is an ever-changing list of mailing lists that you will want to sign up for before your next birthday. Deals can be good for the day of your birthday or the month of your birthday. Please note that many places will ask for proof of your birthday such as your license, so make sure you use the correct date. Check the details of a specific deal to find out.
If I've missed a good one, please leave a comment. I have only been listing national companies, but if you know of a local goodie, I would be happy to add it to our list as long as readers know where to go (so please include at least a state). Also leave a comment of one of these promotions has changed or is no longer active. Thank you!
Carrabba's - Join the Amici Club and you will get a free appetizer on your birthday.
Joe's Crab Shack - Gets crabs in your mail and you'll get a free appetizer on your birthday. You will also get a free appetizer when you sign up.
Lone Star Steakhouse - Join the e-club to get a free appetizer on your birthday. You'll also get a gift just for signing-up.
LongHorn Steakhouse - Get a free appetizer on your birthday and a free appetizer for signing up for the Western Hospitality Club.
On the Border - Join the Cantina Club and you will get a free appetizer on your birthday. You will also get a free appetizer when you sign up.
Outback Steakhouse - Sign up for the mailing list and you will get a free blooming onion on your birthday.
Texas Roadhouse - Sign up to be a VIP and you will get a free appetizer for signing up and a free appetizer on your birthday.
Free Dessert (Or Snack)
Applebees - Join the email list and you'll get a coupon for free dessert on your birthday.
Auntie Annes - Get a free pretzel on your birthday when you sign up for their Pretzel Perks club.
Baskin Robbins - Join the Birthday Club to get a free ice cream cone on your birthday.
Bennigans - Join the e-club and on your birthday you will get a free dessert and a buy one/get one free entree.
Boston Market -You'll get a free dessert on your birthday and a $3 off coupon for an individual meal when you join the VIP club.
Buca di Peppo - Get a free brownie on your birthday and a free appetizer just for joining the email list.
Chili's - Get a free brownie sundae on your birthday and a skillet queso just for signing up for the email club.
Cold Stone Creamery - Join the Birthday Club to get a free ice cream.
Friendly's - Become a Best Friend of Friendly's (BFF). You'll get a free sundae for signing up and on your birthday.
Great American Cookie Company - Get a free slice of cookie cake on your birthday if you receive cookiE-mail.
Hard Rock Cafe - Become a Hardrocker and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Jack in the Box -There is no list to sign up for with this deal. Just print the coupon and bring your photo ID to Jack in the Box anytime the week of your birthday for a free dessert.
Krispy Kreme - Become a friend of Krispy Kreme to get a free donut on your birthday.
Marble Slab Creamery - Join marble mail to get a free surprise on your birthday.
Melting Pot - Join Club Fondue and get a free chocolate fondue for two.
Panera - Get a MyPanera card to earn rewards. On your birthday, you'll get a free pastry or drink.
Rita's - Join the Birthday Club to get a free ice. You will also get a free ice for signing up.
Sonic Drive-in - Become a Sonic Cruiser to get a free slush on your birthday.
TCBY - Joining the eClub will get you a free waffle cone for signing up and a surprise on your birthday.
Wendy's - Get a free frosty on your birthday when you sign up for My Wendy's.
Dunkin' Donuts - Get a free medium beverage on your birthday when you join DD Perks.
Orange Julius - Join the quench club and you'll get a free drink on your birthday.
Starbucks - Register any gift card for the MyRewards program and you will get a free drink on your birthday.
Free Meal (Or Restaurant Gift Certificate/Voucher)
Benihana - Join the Chef's Table for a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate worth up to $30. Children under 13 can get a free souvenir mug on their birthday but are not eligible for the free meal.
Bojangles - Get a free biscuit on your birthday plus a free biscuit just for joining the e-club.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse - Get a $10 birthday voucher when you're a member of the handshake club.
Denny's - Join Denny's Rewards and get a Grand Slam on your birthday. Some stores will accept your photo ID without the printed email, so you might not have to register for this offer in advance.
Don Pablo's - $10 Gift certificate on your birthday.
Famous Dave's - Become a P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) and you'll get a free meal on your birthday.
Firehouse Subs -No need to sign up. Just show your photo ID on your birthday and you will get a medium sub.
Fuddruckers - Get a free burger on your birthday when you join Fudds Club.
Houlihan's - Sign up for the mailing list to get a free entree on your birthday. You will also get a free appetizer just for signing up.
IHOP - Join the Pancake Revolution and get a free meal on your birthday. You will also get a meal just for signing up.
Johnny Rockets - Join the Rocket e-Club and you will get a free burger on your birthday.
Old Country Buffet - Join the eClub and you will get a free Buffet meal for your birthday.
Rainforest Cafe - Get a $25 food voucher for your birthday when you join the Safari Club.
Red Robin - Join the eClub and get a free burger on your birthday.
Ruby Tuesday - Join their mailing list and you will get a free burger on your birthday.
Spaghetti Warehouse - Get a complimentary meal for your birthday and a free lasagne or spaghetti (with purchase of the same) when you join the warehouse club.
Waffle House - Become a "regular" and get a free waffle on your birthday. You don't actually have to go often, it's just what they call their mailing list.
Other Freebies (Or Specific Gift is Unknown)
AE - Join AErewards and you'll get 15% off the month of your birthday at AE and Aerie.
AMF Bowling - If your local bowling alley is an AMF, sign up for their eClub. You'll get free bowling around your birthday.
BirthdayPak - Sign up for this birthday gift that brings you cards from local stores and companies. It is a new program but hopefully it's good.
Bonefish Grills -BFG Insiders get a special surprise on their birthdays. You'll also be entered to win dinner for six and other prizes throughout the year.
CVS - Get $3 in Extra Care Rewards. Just register your card online and make sure you put your birthday in your account.
Dairy Queen - Join the DQ Blizzard Club and you'll get a birthday surprise. I'd guess that it's a blizzard but the website doesn't list the actual birthday promotion.
DSW Shoes - Get a $5 voucher on your birthday if you are a member of DSW rewards. Primer members will get a $10 voucher.
Hostess - Join the sweet list for a complementary birthday surprise.
Hot Topic - Sign up for Hot Topic's HT+1 and you'll earn discounts when you reach spending milestones. On your birthday you'll get an additional surprise.
Joe's Crab Shack - Sign up for the mailing list and get a coupon on your birthday. I'm not sure what the coupon will be for.
Loehmanns Department Stores - If you have a Loehmanns near you, sign up for the Insider Club. The free membership includes a 15% discount on your birthday.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament - Free admission on your birthday if you sign up for King's Court.
Movie Tavern - You'll get a free movie ticket on your birthday and a free popcorn just for signing up.
Redbox - Join the Redbox email list. They'll send you a free rental for your birthday.
Red Lobster - Join the club to get a birthday surprise. I'm not sure if it's an appetizer, dessert, or entree.
Sephora - Become a Beauty Insider and get a free gift for your birthday.
Swagbucks - Get 50 free Swagbucks on your birthday.
Ulta - If your local Ulta has a Brow Bar, you can get a free wax on your birthday.
Uno's Pizzaria - Become an insider and Uno's will send you a birthday surprise.
Last Updated: March 30, 2013