Even though there are a ton on birthday freebie lists out there, this list focuses on quality instead of quantity and only covers freebies that are actually 100% free. In order to get these birthday freebies, you have to sign up for the company newsletters well in advance (at least a month before your birthday is normally enough). Depending on your area, some of these may not be available, so please check their websites.
What you get: $10 off a $10 purchase.
When to redeem: Offer is good for your whole birthday month.
How to get it: Sign up for the Godiva Rewards online. Then give your e-mail at a store or use with your purchase online.
What you get: Large fresh-cut seasoned fries (no purchase necessary).
When to redeem: An e-mail with the offer should be sent to you one week before your birthday and will be valid until 1 week after your birthday.
How to get it: Join the Wingstop Club, then print and present the coupon at any of their restaurants.
What you get: Free burger or one free garden entree up to $11
When to redeem: A coupon code is sent to you a week before your birthday and is valid for about 3 weeks, so you have a month total.
How to get it: Sign up for their “So Connected” program.
4. Jamba Juice
What you get: Free small smoothie or 12 oz juice.
When to redeem: You get the reward uploaded to your Jamba Juice app a week before your birthday and expires 30 days after you get it.
How to get it: Sign up for the Jamba Insider Rewards.
What you get: Enjoy one free drink or food item.
When to redeem: This is only valid on the day of your birthday.
How to get it: Sign up for Starbucks rewards.
What you get: One free beverage any size.
When to redeem: Valid for 5 days after your birthday. You can redeem it through the Dunkin app.
How to get it: It appears in your Dunkin Donuts app.
What you get: Free birthday gift, which may change. In the past, it has included Matte Liquid Lipcolor ($19 value!)
When to redeem: This is normally sent a couple of days before or after your birthday and should be valid for a month after you get the e-mail.
How to get it: Sign up for their FAB (Friends And Benefits) program and receive an email with a freebie code that you can redeem online or in-store.
What you get: Ulta loves to give you samples for your birthday. In the past, these have included makeup, skin care and cool new products. They change every quarter, but you likely won’t be disappointed.
When to redeem: Once you have signed up for their rewards program, you should receive an e-mail with a code on the 1st of your birthday month valid until the end of your birthday month. Redeemable in-store only.
How to get it: Sign up for their ULTAMATE Rewards program.
9. Checkout 51
What you get: $1 in cash back from the app when you get yourself a cake, cupcake, or sweets.
When to redeem: They activate it on your app 3 or 4 days before your birthday and it is valid until a couple of days after your birthday, so you have a week to redeem.
How to get it: The catch is that you would need to sign up for the app and get $20 worth of cash back on deals in order to be able to cash out, but these can add up fast if you do the grocery shopping.
10. Au Bon Pain
What you get: The rewards vary, but previously they have included a free sandwich, free coffee, or free pastry, which are all wins!
When to redeem: You will get an email with a printable coupon a week before your birthday and it should be valid for a week after your birthday.
How to get it: Sign up for their e-club and get a free mug + a birthday freebie e-mail!
11. Panera Bread
What you get: Your birthday freebie can be a soup, coffee, or a pastry.
When to redeem: Sign up for the Panera Rewards and get an email on your birthday, You can redeem for up to a week after your birthday.
How to get it: You can download the Panera app and sign up for rewards there or sign up online. You can simply scan a code and get the freebie.
What you get: A free slice of pizza!
When to redeem: You get an email with a code on your birthday and it is valid for about 10 days after.
How to get it: Sign up for the Sbarro’s Slice Society e-club and get a free slice with the purchase of a drink just for joining + a completely free slice on your birthday!
What you get: This one varies by state, but if you use the Level Up app, you will get free credits (normally around $5) for local businesses that are a part of the program. You can generally use them for free coffee or half priced salads etc. Some participating restaurants include Dig Inn, fresh&co, Gregory’s coffee & more
When to redeem: The credits are available in your app on your birthday and generally expire after 30 days.
How to get it: The Level Up App is a payment app with loyalty points, where you just upload your credit card and use the app to pay. The app keeps track of how much you have spent at a particular restaurant and rewards you with credits (ex. Spend $50, get $5) It doesn’t cost anything to use it and it randomly gives you credits to stores & restaurants around you.
Hopefully these freebies will bring you joy on your special day!