Birthday Freebies

Spend Your Birthday Collecting Free Stuff

Birthday Freebies
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October is my birth month (10/29 if you want to put it on your calendar). Although it is no longer as fun to get older, it is fun to spend the day collecting freebies from various local businesses. So for my birthday, I’m giving you a gift – a list of free stuff you can get on your birthday!

*Keep in mind that most, if not all, of these freebies require signing up for the company’s email newsletters.


  • Sign up for Starbucks’ rewards program to receive a free drink of your choice on your birthday
  • Denny’s offers a free grand slam breakfast on your birthday
  • IHOP offers a free meal when you sign up, on your birthday and on the anniversary of joining their rewards program
  • Jamba Juice offers a free small smoothie or juice on your birthday
  • Einstein Bagels offers a free breakfast sandwich with purchase of a drink
  • Dunkin Donuts offers a free medium beverage


  • Noodles & Company offers a free noodle bowl that you can use ANYTIME during the month of your birth. Save this one for a day that’s not your birthday!
  • Red Robin offers a free burger on your birthday
  • Steak n’ Shake offers a free double cheeseburger with cheese fries on your birthday
  • Buffalo Wild Wings offers a free order of snack size traditional or boneless wings


  • Pizzeria Uno offers a free meal on your birthday
  • Devon Seafood offers a free entree (up to $25) on your birthday
  • Maggiano’s offers $10 off on your birthday (which could probably be combined with Lettuce Entertain You’s $15 off)
  • Flat Top Grill offers a free entree on your birthday
  • Hooters offers 10 free wings on your birthday


Most restaurants in Chicago will give you a free dessert on your birthday if you just mention that it’s your birthday. But if you want to skip the expense of dining with them, here are some standalone places to get a delicious dessert.

  • Portillos offers a free slice of their magic birthday cake if you sign up for their email updates
  • Join Coldstone Creamery’s rewards program for a coupon for free ice cream on your birthday
  • Baskin Robins offers a free ice cream cone on your birthday
  • Dairy Queen offers a free ice cream treat on your birthday
  • Potbelly offers a free cookie on your birthday
  • The Melting Pot offers free chocolate fondue for two on your birthday


  • Au Bon Pain gives you a free bakery treat and coffee on your birthday
  • Corner Bakery offers a free bakery treat on your birthday
  • PF Chang’s offers a free dessert or appetizer on your birthday
  • As does Olive Garden
  • Panera offers a free bakery treat on your birthday


  • Lettuce Entertain You’s reward program credits your account $15 to use however/whenever on the month of your birth!
  • Victoria’s Secret sends you $10 off to be used during the month of your birth
  • Anthropologie will send you a 15% off coupon
  • Goodwill will send you a 25% off coupon
  • Kiehl’s offers a free tube of lip balm

Enjoy your birthday, and make a day of being spoiled by freebies!

Is there a great birthday freebie that I failed to add to the list? Let me know in the comments so I can add it and make more people’s birthdays awesome!

Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman

Maddy is the founder of Chicago Cheap Ass. She loves to read, travel, cook, and play with her adorable dog Leonidas.
Maddy Osman