Did you know that you can get free birthday gifts from retailers and restaurants? You heard correctly. You can get free birthday gifts. 

Even though most of the free gifts are small tokens of appreciation for being a loyal customer, why not take advantage of these birthday freebies ﹘ particularly from brands you patronize.

Brands often offer a birthday benefit as part of their rewards or loyalty program. For example, Sephora gives a free birthday gift to Sephora Beauty Insiders, and Starbucks Rewards members can choose one complimentary menu item from a preselected list on their birthday.

Check the benefits of the rewards and loyalty programs you are a member of to see if they offer a birthday benefit.

To give you a head start on finding birthday freebies, we’ve compiled a list of free birthday gifts below. Note that this is not an exhaustive list. It’s a living document that’s frequently edited and updated. So, bookmark this page and check back for updates.

So, without further ado ﹘ THE LIST.

Food and Drink

A & W All American Food – Join the A&W Mug Club and celebrate your birthday with a free root beer float.

Applebee’s – When you join their Email Club, you get a free birthday treat. The free birthday treat varies by location.

Baskin-Robbins – Get a free 2.5 oz. scoop on your birthday when you opt into their Birthday Club.

BJ’s Brewhouse – Premier Rewards Plus members get a free Pizookie on their birthday.

Chick-fil-A – Join Chick-fil-A One and receive a birthday reward.

Chili’s – Members of the My Chili’s Rewards program receive a free dessert on their birthday.

GODIVA – Join the GODIVA Rewards Club and get a free annual birthday treat.

IHOP – Get a free stack of pancakes on your birthday when you join the IHOP Rewards program.

Jersey Mike’s Subs – Join the MyMike’s Rewards program and get a free birthday sub each year.

P.F. Chang’s – P.F. Chang’s Rewards program members get a complimentary dessert or appetizer during their birthday month.

Pizza Hut – Sign up for Hut Rewards and get a free birthday treat.

Starbucks – Starbucks Rewards members can choose one complimentary handcrafted beverage, one complimentary food item or one complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage on their birthday.

TGI Fridays – Join Friday Rewards and get a free birthday dessert.


Aveda – Join Aveda Plus Rewards and get a free gift and 2x points on your birthday.

bareMinerals – Members of the bareMinerals Good Rewards program receive a free birthday gift.

The Body Shop – When you join the Love Your Body Club, you’ll get a $10 reward to spend on your birthday.

Sephora – Get a free birthday gift when you become a Sephora Beauty Insider.

Ulta – As a member of the Ulta Ultamate Rewards program you get a free gift on your birthday. If you’re a Platinum or Diamond Rewards member you get an extra birthday gift.

Urban Decay – Sign up for the Beauty Junkies program and get a surprise on your birthday.


adidas – Level 2 adiClub members receive a birthday gift.

The Container Store – Join Organized Insider and pick a day during your birthday month to celebrate with a special discount off your order.

DSW – As a DSW VIP, get $5 to spend during your birthday month.

Famous Footwear – Famously You Rewards members receive $5 Birthday Reward Cash and earn 2X points per dollar on all purchases during their birthday month.

Finish Line – Finish Line Status members receive a birthday gift based on the number of status points they’ve accumulated.

IKEA – Become an IKEA Family member and get a birthday surprise, just for you.

Kohls – Receive a special birthday gift as a Kohl’s Rewards member.

Macy’s – Macy’s Star Rewards program members get a birthday surprise.

Soma – Soma Rewards+ members get a free birthday reward based on their annual spending at Soma.


AMC Theaters – AMC Stub Insider members get a free popcorn, and AMC Stubs Premiere & A-List members receive a free large popcorn and free large fountain drink during their birthday month.

Redbox – Join the Redbox Perks program and get a $2 off reward code for rental at the Kiosk or On Demand.

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