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How to Score Birthday Freebies and Discounts

I celebrated a birthday recently! As the birthday freebies and savings have been pouring in, I thought it might be fun to take a night off from cooking and meal planning to let you know some of the best ones to sign up for.

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As inflation keeps us on our toes lately, let’s keep talking about ways to save in addition to our everyday ALDI shopping and meal planning. (Never fear, though: The meal plans and recipes aren’t going anywhere — we’re just adding to the mix!)

Next up: Everyone deserves birthday treats, right? Enjoy free food, free beauty products, free coupon codes, and more, just by signing up for companies’ e-clubs and offers. Many restaurants and retailers offer birthday incentives to members, but it’s important to get yourself signed up in advance of your birthday month. Then, also make sure that any other household members are signed up — so that the treats will keep coming in during every month in which someone has a birthday.

I do find it helpful to use a separate email address when signing up for retailers and restaurants, so that my business account doesn’t get clogged up with ads and offers.

Birthday freebies and discounts

kids at a birthday party

Note: Birthday offers can change at any time and may vary year over year; these are some of the 2022 birthday freebies and offers of which I am aware. Some are redeemable only on the big day itself; for others, you have anywhere from a week to a month to redeem.

Have any more birthday freebies or deals to add? Please comment here!

Birthday restaurant & food freebies and deals

free bundtlet cake

A&W — free root beer float

AMC Stubs — (Insiders level is free) free large popcorn

Auntie Anne’s — free pretzel (in-app only)

Barnes & Noble — free cupcake for children’s birthdays, from their Kids’ Club

Baskin-Robbins — free scoop of ice cream

Benihana — $30 gift certificate

Buca di Beppo — $20 gift certificate

Buffalo Wild Wings — free birthday wings

California Pizza Kitchen — free birthday dessert

Chili’s — free dessert

Chipotle — free chips & guac with $5 purchase

Corner Bakery — free dessert

Crumbl Cookies — free cookie

Denny’s — free Grand Slam

Dunkin’ Donuts — free rewards points

Einstein Bros Bagels — free egg sandwich with purchase

Firehouse Subs — Free sandwich in the app for rewards members

Flat Top Grill — BOGO free bowl

Jersey Mike’s — free sub

Noodles & Company — free entree

nothing bundt cakes — free bundtlet

Panera — free bakery treat

P.F. Chang’s — free dessert or appetizer

Portillo’s — free slice of chocolate cake

Potbelly — free cookie

RA Sushi — $20 gift certificate on both your birthday and half birthday

starbucks cup

Red Robin — free burger

Starbucks — free drink or food item of choice

Taco Bell — free Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze

Texas Roadhouse — free appetizer

Birthday shopping freebies and deals

5% off on target circle offer

ACE — $5 coupon

adidas — 15% off

The Body Shop — $10 reward

Converse — 20% off

CVS — $3 ExtraBucks

DSW — $5 off

Fetch Rewards — free magazine subscription (+ use my referral code NF3TH for a signup bonus)

Goodwill — 25% off everything on a day of your choice (will vary by region)

Kohl’s — $5 Kohl’s Cash

Lands’ End — $50 off $100

Madison Reed — $10.00 off one order

Nike — 10% off $100+

Redbox — $2 reward code toward a movie rental

Reebok — $10 off

Savers — 20% off

free sephora mini beauty items

Sephora — little beauty freebies; changes each year

Target — 5% off storewide purchase on Circle (exclusions apply)

More birthday rewards?

Please comment with any other birthday rewards you know of, so that I can get them added to this list. Enjoy!


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Texas Roadhouse - free appetizer


Sunday 2nd of April 2023



Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Firehouse Subs Free sandwich in App


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Thanks, added!

Stacey Miller

Friday 22nd of April 2022

Corner Bakery--dessert!


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Thanks, I added it!