If you haven't signed up for the Au Bon Pain birthday freebie, then not only will you get a tasty treat each year but you'll also get a free travel mug today! They seem to have locations in about 24 states along with DC.
Now whether or not you want to eat at someplace with “pain” in the name is another story altogether.
One of the most recent additions to our list of free birthday stuff is Petco's birthday freebie! Simply register online with their free Pals Rewards program and you'll receive an emailed coupon on your pet's birthday good for a free pound of treats, worth up to $5.99!
Our massive, weekly updated list of free stuff on your birthday is quickly approaching hundreds of unique freebies & discounts! With so many freebies available around the country, there's something for everyone. But I was recently wondering: what are the best birthday freebies?
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Thus began my month-long journey to rank the freebies and find the top 25 places where to get free stuff on your birthday!
But how can we possibly rank hundreds of offers to find the top free things on your birthday? What an excellent question; your head is in the right place. I'm sure you'll go far in life.
These are the criteria I created to narrow down the list.
Cost – How valuable is the free birthday offer? We're not putting on pants and leaving the house just for a $1 trinket, no siree! 1 point per dollar, no maximum.
Availability – How long are we able to get our free birthday food? 1 point per month, up to 12.
Coverage – We want offers that anybody can get coast to coast! It does us no good if a great freebie is only available at a single location in Kalamazoo. 1 point per state, up to 50.
Longevity – Bonus points are awarded to birthday freebies with a long track record. 1 point per year, up to 10.
No Purchase Necessary – 5 bonus points if no extra purchase is required. The less we have to pay, the better.
Deliciousness – Only the most tasty need apply. 1 to 10 points maximum.
From there, I created a points system and tallied up the results to find the best free birthday stuff!
Top #11-#25 Birthday Freebies
These 15 runner-ups were close, but just barely missed out on making the final Top 10!
Twin Peaks – Free birthday meal from soups, salads, wings, bites, hot dishes, handhelds, or sweets.
Starting us off is Panera Bread's birthday offer of a free pastry or sweet. Who doesn't love a tasty, sugary treat every hour of every day now and again?
They're almost available nationwide and don't require any additional purchase. The coupon for a free coffee, tea, soda, pastry, or sweet will load to your account on your birthday and is valid for 7 days.
I love when I find a new offer like this Twin Peaks birthday freebie. It's great to give a free birthday meal, but it's also nice to get a decent freebie today just for making a rewards account! Your birthday coupon will arrive via email and expires 5 days later, so plan accordingly!
This chain of restaurants can be found in 27 states primarily in the south and midwest.
Marco's Pizza birthday freebie is notable for being one of the few no purchase necessary free pizza offers on your birthday. You'll get an email with a unique coupon promo code to redeem your free pizza online or in-store. You get 30 days to use the code as well!
They're primarily located in 35 states outside of the northeast and mountain west.
How have I not made a unique post for the Chipotle birthday freebie offer yet?! They were one of the last nationwide chains to get on board, but it's now been a few years where they give out free chips & guac during your birthday month with a $5+ purchase.
If you like this freebie, then you'll enjoy the same freebie they offer just for joining their free rewards program too.
The not-so-secret secret is Sephora's free birthday gift changes every year. After you sign up for free, you'll get an email in January announcing the new yearly birthday gift. Sometimes it contains mascara, maybe there's a highlighter, and every now and again you'll get a “top-rated” luminizer for … luminizing. But not matter what it is, I'll update this post every year as the birthday offer changes!
During the first decade (!) of running our birthday freebies list, Zaxby's birthday freebie was one of the rare companies that snail mailed their free birthday meal coupon each year. However, they've finally joined the 21st century and now run their birthday promo via their app!
Oh, you have got to be kidding me! Steak ‘n Shake's birthday freebie sounds delicious, yet I don't live anywhere near one. There needs to be some sort of law against me not getting awesome freebies like this.
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In a weird twist, you can also join the free Steak ‘n Shake eClub and a free Double ‘n Cheese ‘n Fries today! Then you get a free specialty milkshake on your birthday. It's a reversal of their rewards program above!
These programs are independent of each other, so you can join both! Sign up for both today and you'll get a coupon for a free shake and burger combo today. Then you'll get another set of coupons for the same free shake and burger combo on your birthday!
The Chick-fil-A birthday freebie is actually dependent on how much you've spent at the restaurant during the previous year. The free food you see above is the intro-level freebie that everybody gets, regardless of spending.
The base freebies offer might rotate randomly between a cookie, medium waffle fries, and small ice cream cone. I'm honestly not certain, so if you get something different than listed above, share the news in the comments.
There's just something about unearthing a new birthday freebie that puts me in a great mood. It might have something to do with all the free pizza I'm about to get next month.
Cici's free birthday pizza is an offer that's easiest to acquire via their mobile app. You can sign up for their email, but if you really want this, I'd suggest downloading the app. Then, when your birthday rolls around, the freebie should be in your Rewards section with a two week window to use it.