How to Get Free Stuff for Your Birthday

My birthday is this month and one thing I love about it is getting free stuff on your birthday from your favorite companies, retailers, and restaurants.

Here are some I got, so you can sign up for their rewards programs to get yours when your birthday rolls around:

AMC Theaters – a free popcorn

If you’re a member of the AMC Stubs rewards program, you’ll get to enjoy a free popcorn during any movie you see your birthday month. Join here.

Bonus: you get a free snack size gourmet popcorn or free regular popcorn when you sign up.

BJ’s Restaurant – a free pizookie

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery gives you a free pizookie, which if you don’t know it is a DELICIOUS dessert that’s a baked cookie that’s done in a pizza pan, so it’s a bit thicker and completely tasty. It’s definitely not low cal, but worth the splurge. Sign up for BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus program here.

CVS – free small gift

You get a small free gift at the beginning of your birthday month (you have a week to redeem it, so don’t forget) if you’re a CVS ExtraCare rewards member. Mine was a small nail polish ($2.99 value). Sign up here.

DSW Shoe Warehouse – $5 off

As a DSW VIP member, you get $5 off for your birthday. So, if you need some new summer shoes, make sure you use your discount. Sign up for the DSW VIP program here.

Facebook Fundraising – $2 non-profit donation

As your birthday approaches, Facebook may offer you up a small amount to get you started for donations. This will appear in your feed or you can go to the Fundraisers section to pick the non-profit organization you want to support.

The Halal Guys – a free platter

This may vary depending on the location, but The Halal Guys in Atlanta (on Buford Highway) gives you a free platter. The one I got came mid-month and is valid for a month to redeem it. Sign up for their Rewards program here.

Krispy Kreme – free doughnut and coffee

If you’re a member of their rewards program, during your birthday month you’ll get a free doughnut and coffee (or iced coffee since it’s hot out there!).

Sign up here.

The Melting Pot – free chocolate covered strawberries

If you’re craving a birthday fondue night, The Melting Pot is a tasty option. They give you a bit longer to collect your birthday treat — mine showed up valid for about a month and a half after my birthday. You just have to request your strawberries when you make your reservation so they know to make them ahead of time. Sign up for their Club Fondue emails here.

Newk’s – a free entree

I love their salads, sandwiches, and soups. They give you a free entree with the purchase of a drink (usually during your birthday month). Sign up for their Roundtable Club program here. Bonus: When you sign up, you also get a free dessert!

P.F. Chang’s – a free appetizer or dessert

P.F. Chang’s lets you pick between a free app or dessert during your birthday month. Check out their rewards program here.

Rent the Runway – a $25 discount

If you need a fancy outfit for a birthday gala or special night out on the town, Rent the Runway gives you a $25 off code to use by your birthday (you should get the email at the beginning of your birthday month). Just sign up to get emails from them. Check out Rent the Runway here.

Starbucks – a free drink

If you’re a Starbucks rewards member, you get a free birthday drink (good to redeem on your birthday or the day after). Just sign up or log in to your rewards account in the Starbucks app to access your free drink.

Other Restaurants & Stores

Most restaurants you visit on your birthday will offer a free dessert (though it may come with singing… beware, ha!), so just ask. Many other retailers may give you a 10-15% promo code, too.

Local Attractions or Museums

See what local places offer to residents by checking out their website or calling. For example, Georgia Aquarium offers all Georgia residents free admission on their birthday. Your local museums or places to visit may have something free or discounted as well.

Note that all of these are accurate as of the date of publication. Offers are always subject to change based on the company’s discretion and may vary by location.

Do you have any favorite free stuff on your birthday that you’ve gotten from companies? Let us know in the comments!

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