How to Get the 15+ Best Adult & Kids Birthday Freebies

Today I'm joined by my adorable son and we are going to be talking about birthday freebies. I'll be talking about adult birthday freebies and birthday freebies for kids. I will be sharing tips and tricks on how to make sure you get the birthday freebies you want this year.

How to get birthday deals and freebies

Let's jump into a few tips that you’ll want to know. First of all, the majority of these birthday freebies came through email. You're going to want to make sure you are signed up for the email club or the rewards program, loyalty program, app, or whatever it is and you want to be signed up well in advance of your birthday.

Another thing to think about is what email address you want to use because a lot of times these clubs or newsletters or emails that we're signing up for generate quite a few emails to us. If you want to create an email specifically for birthday freebies, you could then just check that email right around that time of the year.

If there is an app for the store or the restaurant, make sure you sign up for the app. Not only will you score a birthday freebie, but oftentimes you'll get a freebie just for joining the program.

To get the freebie, your birthday has to be in your profile. That's not always one of the required questions so make sure that you're going into your account profile.

Adults vs kids birthday freebies

Let's talk about their birthday freebies for adults. Now, another great tip. Do you know how they define adults for birthday freebies? Normally, if you are 13 and above, you can sign up for a lot of these programs. The details will be different depending on the store but a lot of them said 13 and up.

Adult birthday freebies

Krispy Kreme birthday freebie

1. Krispy Kreme birthday freebie

Let me tell you about some of the birthday freebies I scored this year, starting with Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme gives you a dozen donuts. A whole dozen donuts for free.

Nothing Bundt Cakes birthday freebie

2. Nothing Bundt Cakes birthday freebie

Next up is Nothing Bundt Cakes. If you're signed up for their email club, you get a free bundtlet on your birthday.

Crumbl Cookies birthday freebie

3. Crumbl Cookies birthday freebie

Since we're talking about sweet treats, another favorite is Crumbl Cookies' free birthday cookie. They are amazing. 

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse birthday freebie

4. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse birthday freebie

So a few more sweet treats. Another one that I did this year was delicious. It was the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Pizookie. It ended up being a beautiful dessert that I brought home and shared with my family. 

Others: I also got email offers for a free dessert from Olive Garden. A free dessert at Chili's, and Papa John's also sent me a reward for a free cookie pizza.

Baskin Robbins birthday freebie

5. Baskin Robbins birthday freebie

There were also some kids' freebie desserts. At Baskin Robbins, you can get a free scoop of ice cream. At Barnes and Noble, you can get a treat from their bakery if you're part of their Barnes and Noble Kids Club. You can also get a free Dippin' Dots.

Macro's pizza birthday freebie

6. Macro's pizza birthday freebie

Other freebies aren't necessarily desserts but are food freebies. At Marco's pizza, I got a ten-inch, one-topping pizza for free. 

Pizza Hut birthday freebie

7. Pizza Hut birthday freebie

Pizza Hut gave me an offer between cinnamon sticks and breadsticks. 

Free birthday subs

8. Firehouse Subs and Jersey Mike's birthday freebies

Firehouse Subs will give you a free sub on your birthday. Same with Jersey Mike's. 

Red Robin birthday freebie

9. Red Robin birthday freebie

Red Robin has a Birthday Burger freebie.

Others: Texas Roadhouse sent me an email that had a freebie of either an appetizer or a Sidekick. 

Mellow Mushroom birthday discount coupon

10. Mellow Mushroom birthday discount coupon

Mellow Mushroom will send you a coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase, and then a number of the fast food restaurants like Chick-Fil-A and Taco Cabana will send freebies in my app right around my birthday.

11. Starbucks birthday freebie

Starbucks is one of my favorites every year as well because you can get any menu item completely free, but it has to be on your birthday.

12. Rack room birthday freebie

Now let's talk about non-food freebies. Every year Rack Room shoes give me $10. 

13. Sephora birthday freebie

Sephora gives you a choice. Normally, it's between three different items. I picked up this makeup this year. I always do mine online and then they ended up mailing me three additional samples for free. When you do it online, you have to order something. 

14. DSW birthday freebie

DSW is another fun one. Based on your spending level you’ll either get $5 or $10 for your birthday reward.

15. Kohl's birthday freebie

Kohl’s will give you Kohl's cash. You'll get $5 from Kohl’s. 

Adults & kids' birthday freebies

Local birthday freebies

The ones that I'm talking about are mostly national programs. After all, it's not going to be helpful to the majority of you if I just tell you about local ones, but hit up local places because they're amazing. 

One of my favorite car washes sent me a free car wash on Mother's Day, and then they sent me a free car wash on my birthday. 

Kids birthday freebies

  • Sign up for the American Girl program and get a birthday greeting and a special offer.
  • Benihana is a restaurant and they have a $30 gift certificate on your birthday for adults. For the kids, they have the Kabuki Kids Club, where you get a free souvenir mug when you purchase a kid's meal.
  • Build-a-Bear has a fun program for kids where you just pay the birthday age. So if you're turning five, you pay $5 for this birthday bear. If you're turning two, you pay $2 for the birthday bear. 

Birthday coupons

There are also lots and lots of coupons, whether you are a kid or an adult. I got 5% off at Target. I got 10% cashback and rewards from Walgreens all month long. Ulta gave me twice the points back on my purchases all month long. 

Adults & kids' birthday freebies

We love birthdays and buying gifts for people for their birthdays, and doing special things for people for their birthdays. I think that's why birthday freebies are so fun. It's an opportunity to be spoiled just a little bit by the businesses that you're frequenting throughout the year.


Besides the birthday freebies, what is one of your favorite things about birthdays? Let us know in the comments and go cash in on these fun birthday freebies!

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  • Enn69673600 Enn69673600 on Dec 17, 2022

    I have, for several years now, taken advantage of some of these freebies! I encourage everyone to do so. It is a treat for us in a world of constantly changing finances!! OH - be sure to check with each company first, though. Because of the ever changing financial climate, many companies might find it difficult to continue giving out free products.

  • Merri Merri on Mar 06, 2023

    My birthday is my favorite day of the year. It’s MY SPECIAL DAY! I always plan a whole day to do something by myself that my family doesn’t enjoy. One year I went to our state historical society spent as much time as I wanted looking at everything! Treated myself to one of my favorite restaurants. Drove to my childhood home. And thoroughly enjoyed the day. This year? THRIFT STORES!!!!