It’s your birthday – and you can eat FREE all day, if you play your cards right. Start out with Denny’s, which will give you a free Grand Slam Breakfast on your special day. Mimi’s Cafe will serve you a free breakfast with purchase of breakfast entree when you sign up for the eClub. IHOP also gives you a free breakfast (or other meal) when you sign up for the Pancake Revolution e-newsletter.
Not into the big meal that early? Join Starbucks rewards program and get a free complimentary beverage on your birthday. And, at Dunkin Donuts, sign up for Dunkin’ Perks and get a free medium beverage, plus another on your birthday.
Now, for lunch — or dinner. Noodles & Company will send you a coupon for a birthday meal, but you have to sign up for Noodlegrams 60 days prior to your birthday to receive it. If you sign up with Jason’s Deli, the restaurant will send you a $5 gift card toward a sandwich. Join Red Robin’s eClub for a free burger on your birthday. Ruby Tuesday gives you a free handcrafted burger on your birthday when you join the Ruby Tuesday So Connected e-mail list. You also can sign up for a free small original sandwich at Schlotzky’s.
Fazoli’s won’t give you a meal, but the restaurant will throw in a free dessert. Ditto for Boston Market VIP Club members, and when you sign up with Applebee’s and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The same goes for Cracker Barrel and Chili‘s. Arby’s will give you a free birthday shake when you sign up for alerts. Papa Murphy’s will fork over some free cookie dough so you can bake a batch of birthday treats. For many more birthday deals, check out freebirthdaymeals.org. Click on your state and town, then check out the hundreds of birthday deals in your area.
The list goes on and on. Most ice cream stores have some sort of birthday deal. Many mid-priced chains often have cards on their tables so you can sign up for a free birthday meal.
Your best bet may be local restaurants, however. Many of your favorite – often upscale and finer — restaurants offer a free birthday dinner, and at a considerably higher value than any listed above. Go to their websites and sign up for them. Many of them also offer a meal any time during your birthday month. So you could take advantage of several if you like.
Go ahead. Celebrate. It’s your birthday.