40 Free Things You Can Get on Your Birthday

From coffee, dessert and pizza to beauty products, there are plenty of free birthday treats offered by various companies. Here we look at some freebies you can bag on your birthday.

Retail

Best Buy

Those who join the retailer's My Best Buy program "receive a special birthday gift during their birthday month," the company says.

Target

Those who sign up for the Target Circle program get a discount on a purchase on their birthday.

Target says: "When you include your birth date in your Target Circle account before your birthday you will receive 5% off a future purchase the day of your birthday, which is valid for 30 days.

"The Target app will contain details on how to redeem the reward, and will include any applicable redemption restrictions and expiration date. Your birthday reward can be found in the Wallet tab," Target explains.

Anthropologie

Sign up to be a member of Anthropologie's AnthroPerks program and you'll get "a special treat to celebrate your birthday" from the fashion label, the website says.

Famous Footwear

Those who join the retailer's Famously You Rewards program will get a "$5 Birthday Reward Cash. Plus, earn 2X points per dollar on all purchases during your birthday month," according to the company.

Coffee

Starbucks

Become a Starbucks Rewards member to enjoy a free drink or food item of your choice every year on your birthday.

Au Bon Pain

Get a free travel mug and "discounted freshly brewed 100 percent Arabica coffee daily" when you join their eClub.

Caribou Coffee

Sign up for the coffee chain's Perks rewards program to "celebrate your special day with a treat just for active Perks members," the company says.

Dunn Brothers Coffee

Download the Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards App to "earn $5 for a birthday coffee," the company says. The app is available at Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.

Biggby Coffee

The coffee chain offers a free drink to those who create an account at its website. Customers can either have the birthday drink credit added to their Biggby Card or to their online account if they don't have a Biggby Card.

Restaurants

Red Lobster

Platinum members of the restaurant chain's My Red Lobster Rewards program get "special offers, birthday surprises and 2x points," the company states.

Chili's

Sign up for the My Chili's Rewards program to get a free dessert item on your birthday. Members also get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage for every visit.

Denny's

Patrons who sign up for the Denny's Rewards program get "an exclusive birthday offer," as well as 20 percent off their next visit.

California Pizza Kitchen

Members of the restaurant chain's CPK Rewards program can enjoy exclusive offers and other perks year-round across four benefit levels, which differs according to the number of rewards points accumulated. All members get a free dessert on their birthday, while those who earned 150 or more get a free entree on their birthday, according to the CPK website.

Friendly's

The restaurant chain offers $3 off ice cream cakes for your birthday when you sign up for its BFF Club.

Hard Rock Cafe

Those who sign up for the Hard Rock Rewards program can bag an "annual birthday offer" at Hard Rock Cafes and Rock Shops.

Cheesecake Factory

The restaurant chain offers a complimentary birthday sundae with a tiny "scoopette" of vanilla ice cream and fudge, topped with whipped cream and confetti pieces. Just let your server know it's your birthday at the venue.

The company adds: "If you order dessert, we'll personalize the plate with 'Happy Birthday' (or Anniversary, Good Luck, etc.) and your special guest's name written in chocolate or caramel. We decorate the plate with candy confetti and place a candle on top."

PizzaExpress

The pizza chain states: "Sign up to PizzaExpress today and be the first to hear about exclusive offers and our latest news and menu updates. We'll even send you a birthday surprise!"

Sizzler

Sign up for the restaurant chain's Real Deal eClub to bag a free entree and other special offers.

Ruby Tuesday

Join the restaurant chain's So Connected rewards program to receive either a free burger or a free garden burger (with a menu value to $11) on your birthday. Everyone who signs up also gets a free appetizer priced up to $10 with the purchase of an adult entree.

Baja Fresh

Those who join the fast food chain's Club Baja Rewards club, by which customers can earn points for their purchases, will get a "special offer for your birthday," the company says.

Benihana

The restaurant chain offers a "complimentary $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate during the month of your birthday" and other special deals to customers who register for The Chef's Table newsletter.

BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse

Those who sign up for the restaurant chain's Premier Rewards Plus program get a free Pizookie dessert dish upon registration, as well as on their birthday.

B.GOOD

The B.GOOD restaurant chain offers a free side dish when you download its app, plus a free meal on your birthday. The app is available on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.

Joe's Crab Shack

Sign up with the restaurant chain's E-Club to bag a free appetizer.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Those who sign up for the pizza chain's Uno Insider's Club will get a free dessert on their birthday with the purchase of an entree. They also get a free appetizer with their entree upon signing up on any day.

Sbarro

Sign up for The Slice Society at the pizza chain's website to receive a birthday surprise.

The company says: "New members joining the Slice Society will receive a FREE XL NY slice with the purchase of a beverage upon signup. Plus you will receive coupons, news, the latest promotions, and a surprise on your birthday.

Genghis Grill

Sign up to receive emails from the restaurant chain and you'll receive "a free gift on your birthday" as well as a free appetizer or dessert upon signing up, the company says.

Sweet treats

Panera

Join the bakery chain's MyPanera rewards program and you'll get a "free sweet treat" and "a surprise for your birthday too," according to the Panera website.

Cold Stone Creamery

Joining the ice cream venue's eClub will get a "Buy One, Get One FREE Creation coupon loaded to your account for your birthday," the company states.

Pinkberry

Download the Pinkberry app to enjoy free frozen yogurt on your birthday, as well as after 10 purchases.

Red Mango

Sign up for the frozen yogurt chain's Club Mango rewards program and you'll "receive a $5 reward on your birthday," the company says.

Auntie Anne's

Download the chain's Pretzel Perks app and "you'll receive rewards & offers that are sure to surprise & delight, including something extra special for your birthday," according to the website. The app is available on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.

Rita's Italian Ice

Those who sign up for Rita's Birthday eClub will bag exclusive discounts on their birthday.

"If your birthday falls during the winter months, when your nearest Rita's may be closed for the season, you'll receive a Half-Birthday message instead. Look for this message about 6 months before your birthday," the company says.

Jamba

Join Jamba's rewards program and members who accrued at least 15 points can get a free "celebratory birthday smoothie," the company says.

Beauty

The Body Shop

Sign up for the beauty chain's loyalty club "get a gift on your birthday, member offers, new product sneak peeks and invites to exclusive parties," the company says.

Kiehl's

Those who sign up for the beauty chain's rewards program can "enjoy a complimentary Lip Balm #1 or Travel-sized item of your choice with any purchase during your birthday month," the company states.

Clarins

Register with the beauty brand's Passport to Beauty rewards program to receive "a birthday treat" as well as three free samples with any order.

Aveda

Become a member of the Aveda Plus Rewards program with a one-time $10 enrollment fee and customers will get a free gift and double the rewards points on their birthday.

bareMinerals

Becoming a member of the cosmetic line's Fab loyalty program to bag "birthday gifts that are nothing short of fabulous," the company says. Members can also get a 15 percent discount for completing their beauty profile online and $10 off for every $150 they spend.

Urban Decay

Sign up for the cosmetic company's UD Beauty Junkies rewards program and the company will "surprise you with something sweet" on your birthday, according to the website.

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A boy blowing out candles on a cake at a birthday party. Several restaurant and coffee chains offer free birthday treats, from desserts to appetizers, for those who sign up for rewards programs. Dennis Hallinan/Contributor via Getty Images