Once a year, everyone has a special day. Since birthday’s are a big fat deal, free stuff on you birthday is the ultimate. Every year on the days leading up to my birthday, I have a ball receiving tons of FREE food and stuff and this year will be the same. It is more special these days because times are tight. Pay careful attention to the terms, because some require prior registration and some may have been modified and all restaurants may not participate. This is my Ultimate List:
IHOP ‘” Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a FREE meal for signing up, A FREE meal on your birthday and a FREE meal on the anniversary of your joining (3 meals) www.IHOP.com
Jack in the Box ‘”Become a member of the Secret Society of Cool People to receive a coupon for a free dessert on your birthday www.jackinthebox.com
Victoria’s Secret – Angel Card Members earn reward points for every dollar you earn, 6 months of irresistible offers valued at $100 and a surpise gift on your birthday www.victoriassecret.com
Starbucks ‘” Sign up for a Starbucks Rewards card and register it online and earn stars for freebies. At the entry level you will get a free beverage on your birthday. Once you have 5 stars you’ll get free flavorings and milk options, refills on coffee and tea and other special offers www.starbucks.com
Baskin-Robbins Sign up for the birthday club by email five days before your birthday and receive your email-coupon for a FREE scoop of ice cream www.baskinrobbins.com
Hana Japan Steakhouse – There IS a such thing as a free lunch. A free steak and lobster dinner is better. A free steak and lobster dinner on your birthday will totally make your day. There is one small catch — ..You must recruit a minimum of three of your dearest, non-broke friends to come along and pay for their own meal. A birthday meal (for the birthday girl or boy) is free with parties totaling four or more people. This should not be too difficult, besides, your friends will have plenty of cash left over to buy you a nice present! Hana Japan Steakhouse, 235 University Berkeley Avenue (Berkeley Marina), Berkeley www.hanajapan.com
Cold Stone Creamery- Free birthday dessert. Register online with the birthday club and receive a coupon for a free “creation” on your birthday www.coldstonecreamery.com
Wingstop – Free large fresh-cut seasoned fries www.wingstop.com
Applebee’s ‘” Free birthday dessert if you sign up for Applebee’s email list www.Applebees.com
Sephora- Free beauty product on your birthday if you join the Sephora birthday club www.sephora.com
Red Lobster – Free slice of cake if you join their Overboard Club www.Redlobster.com
Red Robin – Free Hamburger if you sign up for Eclub, plus a free gift just for signing up! www.Redrobin.com
Marie Callenders – Join their e-Club and get free offers on your birthday, and anniversary www.mariecallenders.com
Old Navy ‘” Sign up for the Old Navy newsletter and receive a welcome offer and an exclusive gift on your birthday.
Acapulco ‘” Coupon for a free birthday entree if you become a Acapulco Fiesta Amigo. You will also receive a coupon for a free guacamole for signing up www.acapulcorestaurants.com
Olive Garden – Free birthday dessert for signing up for Family Table email and special offers www.olivegarden.com
Outback Steakhouse – Free dessert or appetizer
Uno’s Pizza ‘” Sign up for the Uno’s Insider Club and receive offers and coupons throughout the year and a special surprise on your birthday
Papa Murphy’s ‘” Join Papa Murphy’s e-Club and receive coupons for your favorite, pizzas, appetizers and desserts. You’ll also receive Free cookie dough on your birthday.
P.F. Chang’s ‘” Sign up for a Warrior’s Card and you will receive 10% off your bill when you dine in. You’ll receive a free slice of cake or cheesecake on your birthday.
Macaroni Grill Sign up for their email club and receive a coupon for $5 off two entrees. You’ll also receive a free dessert plus an OPERA-style “Happy Birthday” song on your birthday www.romanos.com
Hooters – Free song & T-shirt (Pretty soon here I’m going to have an entire outfit!) If you live on the west coast, there’s even a Hooters Club for you to join up with.
Aveda ‘” Become a member of www.Aveda.com and receive a FREE Personal Blends Pure-Fume or body care product custom blended with your choice aroma (up to a $25 value)
Fuddruckers – Free 1/3 lb hamburger or other entree of equal or lesser value
Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday
Arby’s – Sign up for Arby’s Extras to receive a free Swirl Shake when you purchase a Roastburger
Chevy’s – Free dessert and sombrero (First a cowboy hat, then a sombrero — heck yeah!)
Joe’s Crab Shack ‘” Sign up for Joe Mail and receive special offers and a free slice of cake on your birthday www.joescrabshack.com
Carrows – Free cake plus a free dessert now just for signing up
Black Angus Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary dessert for joining the BA Prime Club and a discounted steak dinner for your birthday!
Wienerschnitzel – Free Corn Dog on your birthday ‘” Join Der Club and receive a free chili dog just for signing up. You’ll also receive a special gift on your birthday. www.wienerschnitzel.fbmta.com
Dairy Queen Blizzard Birthday Club – Rumor has it that you’ll get a coupon for some free ice cream if you sign up for the Dairy Queen birthday club.
Ben & Jerry’s – Free single scoop of ice cream and $3 off a handpacked ice cream cake
Beninhana’s Restaurant ‘” Receive a $30 gift certificate for your birthday when you sign up for The Chef’s Table
CVS/pharmacy ‘” Register your ECB card and email address at CVS.com and receive a $4/$20 coupon for signing up and a $3 ECB on your birthday.
Caribou Coffee ‘”Receive special offers including a coupon for a free drink on your birthday when you sign up to receive emails.
El Torito ‘” Free entree on your birthday when you sign up for email updates.
Krispy Kreme ‘” Join Friends of Krispy Kreme and receive a free half dozen glazed donuts and a coffee mug with either coffee or soda in it.
Quiznos- Join The Q Club and receive a coupon for a free cookie on your birthday. You will also receive $2 off a large sub just for signing up.
Wendy’s ‘” Sign up for Wendy Mail to receive special offers throughout the year. Kids receive a free kids meal on their birthday and adults receive a free frosty.
California Pizza Kitchen-Join the Club! Add your family members (younger than 10 years) to
the CPKids Birthday Club so that they can enjoy a FREE CPKids meal during their birthday month
(offer will be sent to your email inbox) www.cpk.com
Boston Market – Treat your kiddo to a special meal out without having to pay the tab. When you sign up for Boston Market’s Birthday Club, you’ll receive a coupon for a free kids’ meal, drink and dessert by mail.
Burger King-Enroll your child in Club BK to receive a coupon for a free kid’s meal on their birthday ‘” plus another one now. www.clubbk.com
Toys R Us – Toys “R” Us really knows how to celebrate birthdays. Sign your child up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and he’ll receive a birthday card and surprise gift each year. Plus, he’ll also receive an invitation to come into the store for a special birthday experience. www.trubdayclub.com
Denny’s – Have room for even more free food? Mail or fax the Denny’s Kids’ Birthday Club application, and your child will receive a birthday card that’s redeemable for a free kid’s entr©e and sundae.
Sonic – Join the Sonic Birthday Club, and your child will receive a free Wacky Pack on his birthday.
Olan Mills – Schedule a portrait sitting on your child’s birthday, and you’ll receive a free portrait package including: one 8 x 10, two 5 x 7’s and eight wallets. Good through age 3 www.olanmills.com/elist/birthday-club.asp
Chuck E Cheese ‘” Sign up for the Chuck E Cheese E-Club and a sign up offer, a special treat on your birthday and promotions throughout the year.
Claim Jumper ‘” Free dessert when you sign up for their email updates. Children 12 and under can sign up for the Little Jumpers Club to get a complementary meal on their birthday.
KMart Birthday Club ‘” Sign your child up for the Kmart Birthday Club and he/she will receive $5 Birthday Bucks, a birthday crown, a Happy Birthday Certificate and a Birthday Fun Pack full of surprise goodies.