Top 25 Best Free Birthday Stuff

Top 25 Best Birthday Freebies Available Each Year!

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?

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!

The Best Birthday Freebie by Score

Top #11-#25 Birthday Freebies

These 15 runner-ups were close, but just barely missed out on making the final Top 10!

  1. Twin Peaks – Free birthday meal from soups, salads, wings, bites, hot dishes, handhelds, or sweets.
  2. Cici's – Free adult pizza buffet
  3. Houlihan's – Free entrΓ©e, valued up to $15
  4. Au Bon Pain (Free coffee and pastry) – This is a great freebie that'd rank higher if only it was available nationwide.
  5. Planet Smoothie – Free 22oz smoothie
  6. Buca di Beppo – colossal brownie sundae (feeds 4 people!) or a double dark chocolate cake.
  7. Perkins – Free Magnificent Seven breakfast meal
  8. Marco's Pizza – Free small 1-topping pizza
  9. Hooters – 10 free boneless wings
  10. Chipotle – Free chips & guacamole during your birthday month with a $5+ purchase
  11. TGI Fridays – Free dessert, snack, or kids item
  12. Dunkin' – Free medium beverage
  13. P.F. Chang's – Free appetizer or dessert, valued up to $12.50
  14. Krispy Kreme – Free dozen original glazed doughnuts
  15. Moe's – Free burrito

Top 10 Birthday Freebies

Panera Bread Free Birthday Treat

#10 Panera

76.75 points Free pastry or sweet

Cost: 4.5
Availability: 0.25
Coverage: 48
Longevity: 9
No Purchase Necessary: βœ…
Deliciousness: 10

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.

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Twin Peaks Birthday Freebie

Twin Peaks Birthday Freebie

Twin Peaks Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free birthday meal from soups, salads, wings, bites, hot dishes, handhelds, or sweets
Today's Freebie Free chips & queso
Type
  • Appetizer
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Beverage
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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

Marco’s Pizza Birthday Freebie

Marco's Pizza Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free small 1-topping pizza
Today's Freebie 10% off coupon
Type
  • Appetizer
  • Dessert
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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.


Free Chipotle Birthday Freebie

Chipotle Birthday Freebie

Chipotle Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free Chips & Guac during your birthday month with a $5+ purchase.
Today's Freebie Free Chips & Guac or Chips & Queso Blanco after your first purchase as a Rewards member
Type
  • Appetizer
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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.


Sephora Birthday Free Makeup 2020

2021 Sephora Birthday Freebie

Sephora Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer The 2021 Sephora birthday gift is your choice of a Nars, Laneige, Moroccanoil, or Kerastase mini set!
Today's Freebie Uncertain for 2019. Previous years were Rogue Artist Natural lipstick and Smoky Extravagant Mascara.
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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!

These freebies pair great with Sephora's regular beauty deal freebies! And remember, you can pick up your Sephora birthday present on any day within your birthday month.

Don't forget we have one of the oldest and most updated lists of birthday freebies available on the Internet. Chances are any list you find on other site's is just an older copy of ours πŸ™‚


Zaxby's Birthday Freebie

Zaxby’s Birthday Freebie

Zaxby's Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free Big Zak Snak meal
Type
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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!


Steak 'n Shake Free Birthday Food

Steak ‘n Shake Birthday Freebie

Steak 'n Shake Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free Double Cheeseburger and Fries
Today's Freebie Free specialty shake
Type
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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.

Don't miss this tip! πŸ‘‡

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!


Chick-fli-A Birthday Freebie

Free Chick-fil-A Birthday Freebie

Chick-fil-A Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free chocolate chunk cookie
Type
  • Dessert
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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.


Famous Dave's BBQ Free Birthday Dessert

Famous Dave’s Birthday Freebie

Famous Dave's BBQ Free Birthday Dessert

Famous Dave's BBQ Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free dessert, up to $9
Type
  • Dessert
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For years, the Famous Dave's birthday freebie grew a bit worse and worse each year. It started as free dessert, then moved to a free appetizer, before downgrading to a BOGO 50% off coupon.

And then, just like that, we're back to a free dessert valued up to $8! Now that's what I'm talking about, Dave! I'm beginning to understand why he's so famous.


Cicis Pizza Birthday Freebie

Cicis Pizza Birthday Freebie

Cicis Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free adult pizza buffet
Today's Freebie Free drink
Type
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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.


El Pollo Loco Birthday Freebie

El Pollo Loco Birthday Freebie

El Pollo Loco Birthday Freebie

El Pollo Loco Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free $5 coupon with any purchase over $1.99
Today's Freebie Free original pollo bowl with any food or beverage purchase
Type
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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I wish I had an El Pollo Loco near me, because their free food on your birthday is a great deal! You get your choice between two birthday freebies along with a pretty solid freebie for signing up.


Free IHOP Birthday Freebie

IHOP Birthday Freebie

IHOP Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free full stack of ANY pancakes!
Type
  • Breakfast
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Whoa! For the first time in years, IHOP has upgraded their amazing birthday freebie! We used to be limited to a free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity pancakes stack. But now you get to pick any free stack of pancakes on your birthday! SCORE!

On top of this great free food deal every year, IHOP sends out freebies on the anniversary of joining their program. So if you were to join today, you'd get another free pancake coupon exactly one year from now, each and every year in perpetuity! This program has been kicking since I started HIF and there's no end in sight.

Be sure to check out some of the other free birthday stuff. IHOP isn't the only restaurant offering a free meal with no purchase necessary on your day of birth!