Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday is this month and I always enjoy getting those fun birthday discount cards in the mail from some of my favorite retailers.  A lot of them are granted on your birthday only, but there are a few that are limited by your birth month, allowing you to enjoy little simple pleasures all month long.  Of course, you need to be willing to hand over your personal information, so I recommend selecting wisely.  Here are some restaurants and retailers that want to help you celebrate and boost their mailing lists:

Restaurant Freebies:

  • Baskin Robbins – Join the BR Birthday Club and get a coupon for a free 2.5-oz. ice cream scoop on your birthday.
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Get a free ice cream treat on your birthday when you become a ChunkSpelunker with Ben & Jerry’s.
  • Benihana – Sign up for the Chef’s Table and a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate, maximum value of $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax) will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday.
  • Black Angus – Join the BA Prime Club and receive a free steak dinner (up to $19.99) on your 1st birthday as a Prime Club member. Offer requires the purchase of an additional entrée of equal or greater value.
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Join the My Cold Stone Club and get a BOGO coupon emailed to you on your birthday.
  • Del Taco – Free Premium Shake on your birthday if you sign up for the Del Taco® Raving Fan eClub
  • Denny’s – Sign up for the Denny’s Rewards Program and receive a FREE Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Enroll in Dunkin’ Perks and receive a free medium beverage (iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta) on your birthday.
  • Famous Dave’s – Join the P.I.G. club and receive a code for a special offer (free dessert, appetizer, or entire meal) via email on your birthday.
  • Firehouse Subs – Show your ID on your birthday and get a free medium sub.
  • Fox & Hound Pub & Grille – Join their Online Pub Club and get an e-mail for a free entree on your birthday (this is usually good for a couple weeks around your birthday)
  • Genghis Grill – Enter the “Build Your Own Birthday” Program and they will email you a coupon for a FREE bowl of stir-fry during the month of your birthday.
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – Join the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria eClub and receive  a free one topping large pizza on your birthday. The certificate is valid for an entire month.
  • IHOP – Join the Pancake Revolution and receive a coupon for free pancakes on your birthday.
  • Jack in the Box – Print a coupon for a free dessert with valid ID on your b-day. No purchase necessary.
  • Jason’s Deli –  Subscribe to Jason’s Deli Real, Good List and receive a free $5 gift card on your birthday.
  • Joe’s Farm Grill – $10 credit towards a meal when you show your ID on your birthday.
  • Joe’s Real BBQ – $10 credit towards a meal when you show your ID on your birthday.  This will basically buy you a free bbq sandwich and a dessert.  Gooooood stuff too. I love their pecan-smoked turkey breast, homemade root beer, and bbq beans!
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar – Sign up for the Keg newsletter and get a coupon for a FREE prime rib dinner to be used Mon-Thurs anytime during the month of your birthday ($23.95 value). Note, you can order anything you want, and they will credit your check for the $23.95. This is the best deal I’ve found yet!
  • Kona Grill – Become a Konavore and receive a FREE entrée up to $20 on your birthday. No purchase necessary. Offer expires 30 days from date sent.
  • Krispy Kreme – Free dozen glazed donuts on your birthday when present ID
  • Liberty Market– $10 credit towards a meal when you show your ID on your birthday.
  • Maggiano’s – Join the Maggiano’s Birthday Club and get a coupon for $10 off your meal purchase.
  • Mimi’s Cafe – Join their eclub for a BOGO free breakfast upon joining and a birthday coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Join Moe’s e-World and receive a free birthday burrito.
  • Old Country Buffet/Hometown Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get a free meal on your birthday, as well as a free meal just for signing up.
  • P.B. Loco Cafe – Register online (“sign up for free stuff”) and get a coupon for a BOGO free grilled peanut butter sandwich on your birthday.
  • Qdoba – Buy-one-get-one free burrito coupon on your birthday if you sign up for eClub.
  • Red Robin – Visit a Red Robin restaurant and get a free Red Royalty Card. Then register it at their site and you’ll get a free burger on your birthday.
  • Schlotzsky’s – Join the Schlotzsky Bun & Fun E-club and receive a coupon for a FREE small “The Original” sandwich on your birthday.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Become a Sonic Cruisers member and receive a free treat (regular cream slush, tater tots, or medium drink) on your birthday.
  • Spicy Pickle – Join the Pickle Club, and receive one FREE entree on your birthday. No purchase necessary.
  • Starbucks – Join My Starbucks Rewards and register a Starbucks Card and you’ll get a FREE drink of any size for your birthday.
  • Sweet Tomatoes – Sign up for Club Veg and receive an emailed coupon for B1G1F buffet for your birthday.
  • TCBY – Join the email club and receive a free small cup of frozen yogurt during your birthday week. The coupon expires 14 days from send date.
  • Uno Chicago Grill – Sign up and get a $10 off $25 coupon on your birthday.
  • Vine Tavern – Free meal (up to $10 value) on your birthday
  • Wienerschnitzel – Join the Wiener Lover’s Club and you’ll get a free corn dog on your birthday.
  • Z’Tejas – Join the Z’Club and receive a $10 coupon for the month of your birthday.

Miscellaneous Freebies:

  • Anthropologie – Sign up for the anthro program online. A 15% off birthday discount is sent via USPS postal mail to randomly selected anthro card members.
  • Arden B – Sign up to receive exclusive emails and receive a coupon for 20% off your next purchase on your birthday.
  • Arizona Snow Bowl – Ski (or skyride during the summer) FREE on your birthday! Present valid identification at the Guest Services Desk in the Hart Prairie Lodge for your complimentary lift ticket.
  • Aveda – Sign up for Aveda’s Birthday Program and receive a postcard for a free Personal Blends Pure-Fume or Body Care product (worth up to $25.00) custom-blended with the aroma of your choice for your birthday.
  • AZ On The Rocks – Join the Climb On, US! Birthday Club and climb for free on or near your birthday.
  • Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta – Free eyebrow shaping on your birthday at Benefit Brow Bar inside Ulta stores (Select locations have the brow bar).  You must show a government-issued ID, so you must go on your actual birthday.
  • Brunswick Bowling – Sign up for the Brunswick Bonus Zone and receive an e-coupon for free bowling on your birthday and other holidays
  • Changing Hands Bookstore – Stop by during your birthday month and receive a 25% discount or $10 off any single purchase. Must present valid ID.
  • Community Tire – Join the email club to receive a FREE oil change on your birthday. Coupon good for a whole month after your birthday!
  • Cost Plus World Market – Join the World Market Explorer program and get a FREE $10 reward on your birthday. $10 minimum purchase (pre-tax) necessary. Coupon valid for four weeks.
  • Dave & Busters – Get a free $5 game card credit on your birthday.
  • Genie Car Wash – Free car wash on your birthday
  • GGP Malls – Join The Club and receive an email for a free $10 Amex Gift card on your birthday.  Bring your printed email to the Customer Service Center of your local GGP-managed mall to receive your gift card.
  • Harkins Theatres – Receive coupon for free medium sized popcorn when present ID at box office or Guest Services counter.
  • Jester’z Improv – Free comedy ticket for guests who see a show within 6 days of their birthday
  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash – Register your birthday via Facebook and you will be emailed a voucher for free Sunsplash admission or Golfland Fun Pass. Valid the day of your birthday only. Promo runs through Jan 31, 2012.
  • Old Navy – Subscribe to Old Navy emails and receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase on your birthday.
  • Sephora Beauty Insider – Join the Sephora Beauty Insider Club and receive an email on your birthday for a free Beauty Insider birthday gift.
  • Swag Bucks – Enter your birthday on your account details page and you’ll receive 50 bonus Swag Bucks on your birthday.

Grimaldi’s is on my list this year!  What is on your list?



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2 responses to “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. Cheryl

    WOW!!! I had no idea that many retailers were out there that honored birthdays! Thanks for the info

  2. Cheryl

    WOW!! What a list of establishments that LOVE Birthdays. Great article! Thanks for the info. Happy Birthday coming up.

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