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How to Get Free Food for Your Birthday

by chris on May 17, 2010

What's better than celebrating your birthday with a free meal from your favorite restaurant?  How about eating many free meals for a few weeks before and after your birthday?  Many restaurants will literally give you food on and around your birthday - in many cases, with no other purchase necessary!  And the only thing you have to do to get these free offers is register for the email newsletter of the restaurants of your choosing.

  • Step 1 - Sign up for email lists of your favorite restaurants (listed below)
  • Step 2 - Receive free coupons emailed to you shortly before your birthday
  • Step 3 - Print out coupons and bring to restaurant
  • Step 4 - Get free food

It's as simple as that!

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Get a free meal from Benihana for your birthday!

I have signed up for the email list of every restaurant chain I could think of and I was shocked to learn just how easy it is to eat for free at many of these restaurants.  Most of the coupons have your name printed on them and require you to show your license or other ID to redeem.  So, don't think you'll be able to go back to the same restaurant week after week cashing in birthday coupons for free meals!

Here is a list of all the restaurant birthday offers I could find.  To get your free coupons, just sign up for the email lists and make sure to give your real name and birthday.  Enjoy and good luck!

(*All coupons and offers were tested and confirmed active in May 2010.)

Restaurant Birthday Offers (No Purchase Required)

Applebees - Free dessert shooter.
Atlanta Bread Company - Free cookie.
Benihana - Free dinner (up to $30).
Buca Di Beppo - Free dessert.
Burger King - Free kids meal with Club BK sign up.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Free dessert.
California Pizza Kitchen
- Kids under 10 get free meal.
Captain D's - Free dinner (2-piece fish, fish & shrimp or seasoned tilapia)
Carrows - Free dessert.
Cheeburger Cheeburger - Free half-shake.
Chevy's Fresh Mex - Free entrée.
Claim Jumper - Free entrée.
Coco's Bakery - Free dessert.
Culver's - Free 1-scoop sundae.
Dave & Buster's - $10 in free game play.
Del Taco - Free premium shake.
Denny's - Free Grand Slam Breakfast.
Dunkin Donuts - Free medium beverage.
El Chico - Free fried ice cream.
Fazoli's - Free dessert.
Fudruckers - Free 1/3 Burger (or Fudds entrée of equal or lesser value)
Hooters - 10 free wings.
Houlihan's - Free entrée.
Jack in the Box - Free dessert.
Luby's - Free dessert.
Moe's Southwest Grill - Free entrée.
Montana Mike's - Free dessert.
Ninety-Nine Restaurant - Free dessert.
Noodles & Company - Free dish.
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina - Free dip trio or brownie sundae.
Quiznos - Free cookie.
Romano's Macaroni Grill - Free piece of chocolate cake.
Red Robin - Free gourmet burger.
Ruby Tuesday - Free burger.
Schlotzsky's - Free sandwich.
Shane's Rib Shack - Free sandwich.
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse - Free half slab of ribs (or any menu item up to $13.99).
Taco John's - Free cini-sopapilla bites.
Tony Roma's - Free entrée.
Waffle House - Free waffle.
Wienerschnitzel - Free corn dog.
Wings to Go - 5 free wings.
Zaxby's - Free nibbler.

Restaurant Birthday Offers (Some Purchase Required)

Arby's - Free Swirl Shake with Roastburger purchase.
Bennigan's - Free burger, salad or sandwich with purchase of burger, salad or sandwich.
Bertucci's - Free dessert with purchase of $25 or more.
Black Angus Steak House - Free steak dinner with purchase of entrée.
Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant - Free appetizer with entrée purchase.
Boston Market - Free dessert with meal purchase.
Bugaboo Creek - Free dessert with entrée purchase.
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Free entrée with purchase of entrée.
Chili's - Free brownie sundae with entrée purchase.
Copeland's - Free dessert with entrée purchase.
Dairy Queen - Free 16 oz. Blizzard with purchase of 16 oz. Blizzard.
Damon's Grill - Free appetizer with any purchase.
Eat N Park - Free dessert with entrée purchase.
Fatz Café - Free Calabash Chicken meal with entrée purchase.
Huddle House - Free strawberry shortcake with any purchase.
Joe's Crab Shack - Free appetizer with entrée purchase.
Johnny Rockets - Free hamburger w/entrée and drink purchase.
Logan's Roadhouse - Free Nutter Butter Fudgeslide with entrée purchase.
Lone Star Steakhouse - Free appetizer with entrée purchase.
Longhorn Steakhouse - Free dessert with entrée purchase.
Maggiano's Little Italy - $10 off your next meal.
McAlister's Deli - $5 off your next meal.
Papa Murphy's - Free cookie dough with pizza purchase.
Pizza Ranch - $5 coupon.
Ponderosa Steakhouse - $5 off purchase of adult meal and beverage.
Red Lobster - $5 off the purchase of two entrees.
Sizzler - Free entrée with purchase of entrée.
Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes - Free meal with purchase of meal.
Stir Crazy - $10 off your next meal.
Taco Bueno - Free cheesecake chimichangas with platter purchase.
Taco Cabana - Free personal quesadilla with quesadilla purchase.
Texas Roadhouse - Free appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs with entrée purchase.
TGI Friday's - Free dessert with entrée purchase.
Wendy's - $1 off any premium combo meal.

Bonus Coupons!

In addition to the birthday offers, many of the restaurants listed above will also send you coupons for immediate use when you sign up for their email list.  So if your birthday is still months away, you can get great coupons to use right now plus additional coupons and offers emailed to you on a regular basis.

For more great savings, check out our current top restaurant coupons, coupons by restaurant and printable coupons.

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Dave May 20, 2010 at 4:30 AM

Thanks! I’ve got 3 birthdays to plan for in the next couple months. Look forward to free stuff :)

steve k. May 24, 2010 at 1:59 PM

This is awesome! I hope to be eating some free meals soon. :)

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Karla-Louise Thorp February 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

My birthday is Feb 11.