What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a flurry of freebies and discounts from your favorite restaurants, retailers, and ice cream shops?
While lots of restaurants give you free food or dessert if you tell them it's you're special day, many national restaurant chains and stores now send emails or text alerts offering a birthday deal if you sign up for their e-clubs. Here's MONEY's list of all of the places that offer birthday freebies.
- Aveda - Become a member of Aveda.com and receive a free gift on your birthday.
- BareMinerals - Sign up for the Friends and Benefits program and receive a free gift on your birthday.
- CVS - Sign up for ExtraCare Beauty Club and receive $3 in ExtraBucks on your birthday.
- Sephora - Join Beauty Insider for a free gift.
- Smashbox - Free gift set.
- Ulta - Receive a free gift.
Clothing & Accessories
- American Eagle - Share your email and receive 15% the entire month of your birthday at American Eagle and Aerie.
- Anthropologie - 15% off coupon when you sign up.
- Columbia Sportswear - 20% off coupon.
- DSW - Become a DSW Rewards member and receive a $5 coupon on your birthday.
- Famous Footwear - Receive a $10 off coupon.
- Payless - 20% off coupon.
- Victoria's Secret - Sign up for the Angel Card and get $10 off for your birthday.
Food & Drink
- Abuelo's - Join the Rewards Club and receive a birthday gift (as well as an "anniversary" gift and other deals).
- Applebee's - Sign up for Applebee's email list and get a free birthday "special."
- Au Bon Pain - Join Au Bon Pain’s eClub and receive a free meal on your birthday.
- Baja Fresh - Join Club Baja and receive a free birthday burrito.
- BD's Mongolian Grill - Sign up for bd's Club Mongo and receive a free meal on your birthday.
- Benihana - Join the Chef's Table, get a $30 gift card for your birthday.
- Bonefish Grill - Sign up for the Bonefish Grill Insider and get a birthday surprise.
- Boston Market - Sign up for the VIP Club and get a birthday surprise.
- Bruegger's Bagels - Receive a free birthday surprise.
- Buffalo Wild Wings - Join the Buffalo Circle Club and receive an order of snack size wings.
- Chick-fil-a - Join Email Insiders and get a birthday surprise.
- Del Taco - Get a free milkshake.
- Denny's - Free Grand Slam breakfast.
- Einstein Bros Bagels - Free egg sandwich on your birthday when you sign up for the Shmear Society.
- Firehouse Subs - Free medium sub.
- Fuddrucker's - Birthday surprise and anniversary gift.
- Hard Rock Cafe - Birthday surprise.
- Hooters - Birthday gift when you join the e-club.
- IHOP - Sign up for Pancake Revolution and get free pancakes.
- Jamba Juice - Free smoothie or juice if you sign up for emails.
- Jersey Mike's - Join the email club, get a free sub and drink.
- Johnny Rockets - Join the e-club and get a free hamburger.
- Moe's Southwest Grill - Join Moe's E-World, get a free entree.
- Noodles & Co. - Join the e-club, receive a free bowl.
- P.F. Chang's - Birthday surprise.
- Panera Bread - Join MyRewards for a birthday surprise loaded on your rewards card.
- Perkins Restaurant and Bakery - Free birthday breakfast.
- Ponderosa Steakhouse - Receive a birthday surprise.
- Qdoba - Birthday freebie.
- Red Lobster - Birthday surprise.
- Red Robin - Join the Royalty club and get a free gourmet burger.
- Ruby Tuesday - Join the So Connected email list and get a free burger on your birthday.
- Starbucks – Join My Starbucks Rewards program and receive a free birthday drink or treat and a coupon for 15% off of starbucksstore.com.
- Texas Roadhouse - Birthday surprise.
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Free smoothie.
- Veggie Grill - Receive a free entree.
- Baskin Robbins - Sign up for the Birthday Club and receive a free cone on your birthday.
- Ben & Jerry's - Join the ChunkSpelunker email club and receive a free cone on your birthday.
- Coldstone Creamery - Sign up for email alerts, get a BOGO creation cone.
- Culver's - Free birthday cone.
- Dairy Queen - Join the Blizzard Club and get a birthday surprise and anniversary discount.
- Dippin' Dots - Join the Dot Crazy! Rewards Club, get a free cup on your bday.
- Friendly's - Free birthday sundae.
- Krispy Kreme - Receive a free doughnut when you sign up for e-updates.
- Marie Callender's - Join the e-club, get a birthday surprise.
- Pinkberry - Sign up for the loyalty club and receive a free yogurt on your birthday.
- Sprinkles - Free cupcake.
- TCBY - Free small yogurt when you sign up for myTCBY.