I love finding lists like these. Who doesn't want to get free stuff? Especially on your birthday!


Consumerist put together a huge list of restaurants and businesses that offer up deals and discounts for birthdays. Here's quite a few that are in and around the Quad Cities:

Applebee’s - If you sign up for the restaurant’s eClub, you’ll get a free birthday dessert. Sweet!

Arby’s - Register for deals from Arby’s and get a free roast beef classic sandwich when you purchase any size drink.

Bruegger’s Bagels - Sign up for the eClub, get a free bagel of your choice with cream cheese, and a birthday coupon via email.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar - Joining the Buffalo Circle Club will earn you an order of snack size wings, as well as a free dessert on your birthday.

The Cheesecake Factory - Tell your server it’s your birthday and you’ll get a free song AND a free birthday sundae with a tiny “scoopette” of vanilla ice cream, fudge, whipped cream, confetti pieces and a candle. No signing up for anything!

Chili’s - Signing up for the email club will earn you a coupon for a free dessert on your birthday.

Cinnabon - You can get a birthday free treat as well as a bonus Minibon cinnamon roll by signing up for Club Cinnamon.

Coldstone Creamery - My Coldstone Club members receive a BOGO coupon for an ice cream creation on their birthday.

Cracker Barrel - Free dessert and a free song on your birthday — and you don’t have to sign up for a thing.

Culver’s - Join the MyCulver’s club and get a free birthday sundae, and a free value basket including a ButterBurger (or other sandwich), classic side, and a regular drink.

Dairy Queen - Free blizzard coupon when you sign up for the online fan club, as well as a “special” birthday coupon. Make sure to bring the printed coupon to the store.

Denny’s - Get a free original grand slam with a valid ID on your birthday. No signup required.

Dippin’ Dots - Signing up for the Dot Crazy email club entitles you to free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.

Dunkin’ Donuts - You’ll get a free drink for signing up for the DD Perks Rewards Program, as well as a free medium beverage of your choice on your birthday.

Edible Arrangements - Register for the Edible Rewards program and get an assortment of free chocolate-dipped fruit on your birthday.

Firehouse Subs - If you sign up for Firehouse Rewards before your birthday, you’ll get a free medium sub valid on your birthday or within six days after it.

Golden Corral - Members of the Good As Gold Club will receive a birthday surprise (possibly a free meal).

Hooter’s - Sign up for HootClub emails and get a free, unspecified birthday gift.

IHOP - Become a member of the Pancake Revolution and receive free pancakes — on your birthday, right away, and on the anniversary of your membership — for your efforts.

Moe’s Southwestern Grill - Get a complimentary birthday burrito every year when you sign up for Moe’s e-World.

Noodles & Company - Becoming a member of the Noodlegrams eClub will entitle you to you one free noodle bowl on your birthday.

O’Charley’s - Members of the O’Club get a free birthday surprise, and a free appetizer just for joining.

Olive Garden - Free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month if you subscribe to the eClub.

Outback Steakhouse - No need to sign up to receive a child-size vanilla sundae with chocolate syrup on your birthday. If you do sign up for the rewards program, you’ll also get a birthday coupon for a free dessert or appetizer with your meal.

Panera Bread - MyPanera members get a free pastry, dessert, or cafe item on their birthday.

Pizza Hut - Register for an online ordering account and receive free cinnamon sticks on your birthday (when you place an order online).

Quiznos - Join the Q Club online, and get your choice of free cookie on your birthday when you bring in the email coupon.

Red Lobster - A random freebie will be chosen for you on your birthday if you’re a member of the Fresh Catch Club at least seven days prior to the big day. Cue the suspense.

Red Robin - A free birthday burger will be yours if you’re a member of the Royalty rewards club.

Sonic - Signing up for MySonic rewards will earn you a free birthday treat.

Starbucks - Join the Starbucks Rewards program and get a free birthday beverage.

Steak N’ Shake - Want a double-steak burger with cheese fries for free on your birthday? Sign up for the email club.

TGI Fridays - Become a “Friend With Benefits” and get a free dessert during your birthday month, as well as a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert when you sign up.

Wendy’s - WendyMail subscribers get a free Frosty.