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20 Freebies To Claim on Your Birthday

Birthdays are a special occasion and many restaurants offer freebies and discounts when you clock a new age. Whether you like pancakes, ice cream, or salad, there’s something free for everyone. Below is a list of birthday treats you can claim from restaurants.

Red Robin

Members of the Red Robin Royalty Program can get a free burger on their birthday. All you have to do to qualify is make a purchase of at least $5 at the restaurant during your birthday month. 


If you love pizza, you may want to sign up for Grimaldi’s Rewards. Members of the program will get a free 16-inch cheese pizza on their birthday as long as they’ve made a purchase at the restaurant within the last year. You can’t beat that!

P.F. Chang’s 

When you sign up for the P.F. Chang’s Gold Rewards program, the restaurant will add a free appetizer or dessert to your account on the first day of your birthday month. Score!

Texas Roadhouse

When you join Texas Roadhouse’s VIP club, you’ll instantly earn a free appetizer, sidekick of ribs, or shrimp on your birthday. When you sign up for the program, you’ll also receive a free welcome gift.


If you sign up for the My Chili’s Rewards program, you’ll get a free dessert on your birthday. Rewards members also get free chips and salsa if a purchase was made at the chain within the last 45 days. 


Similarly, Friday’s offers a free birthday dessert through its rewards program, Friday Rewards. Rewards members can also claim free chips and salsa with every visit. 

The Cheesecake Factory

Most people know that The Cheesecake Factory is famous for its cheesecake. Cheesecake Rewards members can snag a free slice of the delicacy on their birthday. 

Ruby Tuesday

Members of Ruby Tuesday’s Ruby Rewards program can receive a free dessert on their birthday. If a dessert isn’t what you’re craving, you can opt for a free add-on garden bar instead. 

Olive Garden

Unlike most restaurants where you’re required to sign up for a rewards program, Olive Garden offers a complimentary dessert to anyone who walks in the door on their birthday. All you have to do is notify your server!

Pita Pit

Folks signed up for the Pita Pit Rewards Club will receive a free pita on their birthday. Yummy!

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Rewards members can get a free medium sandwich on their birthday as long as they make a purchase. Children added to an account can also claim birthday freebies. 


Who doesn’t love free birthday pancakes? Those who join IHOP’s reward program, International Bank of Pancakes, will receive a free full stack of pancakes on their special day. 

Waffle House

To get a free waffle on your birthday, sign up for the Waffle House Regulars Club. You’ll receive a free order of hashbrowns just for signing up!

Crumbl Cookies

Crumbl Cookies is the fastest-growing cookie company in the United States. That said, Crumbl Loyalty members can get a free cookie each year on their birthday!


MyCulvers rewards members will receive a free scoop of ice cream with a topping of their choice on their birthday. Rewards members can add family members to their account, allowing them to also receive a free birthday ice cream scoop. 

Papa John’s 

When you join the Papa Rewards program, you’ll get a free birthday dessert during your birthday month. All you have to do is claim it online. Just be sure your local Papa John’s restaurant will honor the offer before placing an order. 

Ben & Jerry’s 

With its many iconic flavors, it's hard not to love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Those part of the company’s Flavor Fanatic program will get a free ice cream on their birthday.


Starbucks Rewards members can get a free drink or food item on their birthday. To qualify, you must claim the perk on the actual day of your birthday. 

Dutch Bros Coffee

If you join Dutch Bros Coffee Dutch Rewards program, you’ll receive a free drink of any size on your birthday. When you sign up for the program, you’ll also get a free medium drink. 


Burrito lovers can get free guacamole on their birthday when they sign up for the Chipotle Rewards program. Plus, you can get more free guac just by signing up for the program. 

Everyone loves free stuff on their birthday, especially free food. What better way to treat yourself than to a free meal or dessert on your special day? After all, your birthday only comes once a year!

To see even more birthday freebies, check out this blog. 

Hunter Morrison

Hunter Morrison

About Hunter Morrison

Hunter has freelanced for various print and radio publications across Northwest Florida, including The Bay Beacon, Navarre Press, Inweekly, Crestview News Bulletin, and WUWF. He was also the Editor in Chief of the University of West Florida’s student newspaper, The Voyager. In 2023, Hunter moved to Kenai, Alaska to take up a news reporting position with KDLL Public Radio. For fun, Hunter enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, photography, thrifting, traveling, and looking for the best Thai food around. 

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