Save Money With These Birthday Freebies

An entire day of food and drinks for $0 on your birthday.

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Your birthday is a time to celebrate, but don’t let it break the bank! Below are all of the ways that you can enjoy your birthday – for free!


I wanted to share with you all a list of the top Birthday Meal Freebies that you can enjoy! No need to spend money going out, and you can spend the entire day with your fun, free things! 

Since I’ve made a frugal tip episode on making your own coffee at home, I thought I’d start with the free coffee you can get on your birthday! This is the day to treat yourself. If you are a Starbucks rewards member you get a free drink for your birthday! You can go simple with an iced coffee or go big with a fun frappuccino. 

If you love coffee, you can also receive a free beverage at Dunkin Donuts, any beverage and any size! Make sure you are part of the DD Perks. 


After coffee, you can go and grab breakfast at IHOP! You can enjoy four buttermilk pancakes on your birthday for free! All you need to do is make sure you are part of the MyHop Pancake Perks program. You can enjoy this seven days before or after your birthday. 

If pancakes aren’t your thing then you can head over to the waffle house for a free classic waffle. You can claim this waffle seven days before and 21 days after. Just make sure you are part of the Waffle House Regulars Club program. 

If breakfast is your favorite meal then you can even head to Denny’s. On your birthday you can build a free grand slam – 2 pancakes, 2 sausages, eggs, and hashbrowns! Just make sure you are part of the Denny’s rewards program. 

In between coffee and breakfast you can grab a free dozen glazed Krispy Kreme donuts! This is probably one of my favorites because there is plenty to share with your family or if you want you can eat all of the scalding hot donuts in the car! Sign up for the Sweetest Rewards Around program. Before COVID you would get 1 free donut for your birthday but now it’s a dozen! 


Now onto lunch! 

Head to Moe’s Southwest Grill for a free burrito! Sign up for the Moe Rewards so you can get your coupon a few days before your birthday. You can use it a week following your birthday. 

If burritos aren’t your things, you can enjoy a free sub and 22 oz drink from Jersey Mike’s. This offer is valid for an entire year so you can always save it for a rainy day as well. Sign up for My Mike’s Rewards Program to receive this. 

Now for your between-meal snack, head over to Steak N Shake to grab yourself a free milkshake! Don’t even think about calories today. It’s your birthday! Join the Steak n Shake rewards program for this. 

While you drink your milkshake head over to Auntie Anne’s for a free pretzel! You can redeem this all month long as well. Join Auntie Anne’s PRetzel perks to get your free pretzel! 


Now it’s time for dinner. I’m sure you still have room, right? 

Head on over to Red Robin for a free burger! This offer is available all month long. Join the Robin Royalty club to receive this. 


After your burger, it is time for dessert!

You can get a free Baskin Robbins ice cream by joining the Baskin Robbins birthday club. If you prefer frozen yogurt, you can get a free small yogurt from Pinkberry! Just join Pinkberry rewards. And then, if neither of those are for you, go to Culvers for frozen custard! Join their rewards program to receive. 

Midnight Snack

And finally, to wrap up the birthday night – head over to Jack in The box for free tacos! 


Sara is a Content Portfolio Specialist on-site at Eli Lilly & Company. She is a professional librarian, Accredited Financial Counselor candidate, and adjunct instructor teaching personal financial literacy. Sara enjoys traveling and cooking!

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