You may love it when your birthday rolls around – or you may hate it – but either way you can improve the day with free stuff on your birthday from one of these excellent companies. You might struggle to fit in all thirty of them… but it could be fun to try!

15 Retailers That Give Free Stuff on Your Birthday


1. Cashbackbase

Actually, not limited to your birthday, Cashbackbase offers free stuff to you on a daily basis. Simply sign up on Cashbackbase, and as long as you have enough points, you can win a chance to get free stuff on Amazon. You will be awarded 2000 points once you sign up, and you can complete tasks like completing your personal profile, writing review, etc. to earn points.

2. Aveda

Does marking another year make you worry about the condition of your skin?

Natural skin care company Aveda will give a free gift worth $23 to any members of their Pure Privilege program. Membership costs $10, but some quick math will tell you that you still get a $13 value for your trouble, and some excellent products.

3. Disney Movie Rewards

Looking for some entertainment?

When you sign up to be a member of the Disney Movie Rewards program, you’ll be eligible to receive 100 free points on your birthday. You’ll receive them automatically on the big day. Save them for later, or treat yourself to a birthday movie – just for being you.

4. Columbia Sportswear

Whether you’re heading outdoors on your big day, or just want a quality bit of clothing to wear on cloudy days, Columbia Sportswear has your back. They’ll also give you a birthday coupon for 20% off, just for becoming a member. There’s no fee, and you’ll gain access to great deals and information from the company.

5. AMC

A birthday movie is not complete without a container of popcorn to set the mood and keep you occupied while the opening credits flash by, and the only thing better than movie popcorn, is free movie popcorn.

AMC will give you free popcorn to help celebrate your big day – just bring ID and ask at the snacks counter.

6. Sephora

Joining Sephora’s Beauty Insiders means you’ll get more than great deals and information on beauty products such as free perfume samples and how to use them, you’ll also receive a free gift on your birthday – and it will be different each year!

7. Redbox

Redbox has great incentives for regular movie watchers. Sign up for the Redbox Play Pass and you’ll receive a free rental after every ten, a free rental on the anniversary of the day you sign up for Play Pass, and yes, a free movie on your birthday each year too.

If you sign up just prior to your big day, you’ll receive the anniversary movie and the birthday movie next year – you’ll be all set up for a double-feature of free fun.

8. CVS

CVS isn’t just an excellent drug store with convenient locations – it’s a company that loves to celebrate its customers’ birthdays.

Sign up for the Extra Care Beauty Club at any CVS location and you’ll receive a special offer that can be used the entire month of your birthday. You’ll receive a 10% on Beauty Pass after you sign up, and rewards every time you buy a beauty product.

9. The Body Shop

Another loyalty club that rewards its members with a special birthday gift each year is the Body Shop. When you sign up to the Love Your Body Club, you’ll receive personal skin care advice, great deals, and treat on your birthday.

10. World Market

The World Market’s “Explorer Reward Program” is an excellent way to receive shopping rewards, member discounts, and coupons all year long, as well as a birthday gift each year.

11. American Eagle

American Eagle makes it so easy to get your free birthday gift. Just give them your email address and you’ll receive 15% off, not just on your birthday, but during your whole birthday month. You’ll receive promotional emails from time to time, but it won’t cost you a thing.

12. Benefit Cosmetics

Look your best on your birthday with a free brow arch from Benefit Cosmetics, during your birthday week. Not all locations participate in this promotion, so make sure before you go.

13. DSW

Whether you’re going dancing at the clubs, taking a long walk in the park, or hitting your favorite restaurant for a special meal, you’ll want your feet to look their best. The Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) offers a special birthday discount for DSW Rewards members, as well as other benefits, like free shipping and special deals all year long.

14. Journeys Kidz

Members of the Kidz Birthday Club receive a 15% discount gift card, but that’s not all. Journeys Kidz will send your child a birthday card in the mail each year – their way of showing you that you – and your family – are valued.

15. Old Navy

Old Navy has a newsletter sign-up page with a special link to the Birthday Club at the bottom. Scroll down and click to receive a special coupon on your big day.

15 Restaurants That Give Free Birthday Meals

Sure, presents are great, but no birthday is complete without a special meal. Check out these popular food destinations to find one – or more – that you want to visit on your special day.


1. Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is a classic place for a nostalgic treat. Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and receive a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on your birthday each year. Take a special friend or family member for a cool treat.

2. Denny’s

Denny’s will give you a free Grand Slam on your birthday, and you don’t even have to sign up for anything – just bring your ID with proof of date of birth. What a nice gesture from an American institution among restaurants!

3. Ruby Tuesday

One of the many benefits of Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected plan is a free appetizer when you sign up. Another is a free burger or garden bar entrée on your birthday each year! You don’t have to be born on a Tuesday to enjoy great free food at Ruby’s.

4. Starbucks

Anticipating a long day of fun, gathering up all of the free stuff you get just for turning another year older? Stop and power up with a free drink on your birthday from Starbucks. Registered members of My Starbucks Rewards get a free drink – any drink – on their birthday each year, plus 15% off of your order.

5. P.F. Chang’s

If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, or you just have a craving for good Chinese cuisine, create an account at P.F. Chang’s and you’ll receive an offer for your birthday month.

6. Red Lobster

The My Red Lobster Rewards program includes a coupon gift on your birthday each year. Don’t wait until the last minute though, the membership needs to take effect at least seven days before your birthday in order for it to be valid that year.

7. Applebee’s

Are you more in the mood for the traditional, free dessert on your birthday deal? Join Applebee’s email club and that’s most likely what you’ll get for your annual birthday treat.

8. Auntie Anne’s

Fuel up with a delicious free treat from Auntie Anne’s on your birthday – just become a member of My Pretzel Perks before your next big day.

9. Baskin-Robbins

If you’re treating yourself to a birthday cake this year, get a special discount on your birthday from Baskin-Robbins. Seem strange to go there and not have ice cream? No problem, they’ll also give you a free scoop of your choice, to help celebrate.

10. Macaroni Grill

Another place to score a free dessert on your birthday is the Macaroni Grill. You’ll enjoy being serenaded with Happy Birthday – in Italian – while you receive your free treat. Just sign up for the email club to be eligible.

11. Dunkin’ Donuts

DD Perks members receive a free medium beverage just for signing up, and then another free drink for birthdays.

12. IHOP

Have a late night before your birthday and you can still manage breakfast after 11am at IHOP. Join Pancake Revolution, and IHOP will pick up your birthday meal for free.

13. Jersey Mike’s Subs

All members of the Jersey Mike email club receive a coupon on their birthdays for a free sub and drink. The best part of this deal is that you don’t have to use it on your birthday, or even during that month. Once you have it, use it any time you like – Mike’s will be glad you stopped by.

14. PizzaExpress

With a PizzaExpress account, you’ll get a birthday surprise – yup, a surprise – you want to know what it is, you’ll have to stop by.

15. Red Robin

Red Robin’s reward program is a hearty one, offering you a free burger on your special day. Mmm, what a great way to top off the list!

Final Words

Sure, your birthday probably means a shower of good wishes and gifts, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Go shopping, or for a special meal, and getting something free from the company too. For now, this list is our early birthday gift to you. Enjoy!


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