Posted by Chuck on February 19, 2020
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Published on February 19th, 2020 | by Chuck

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List Of Free Birthday Food Opportunities

Below is a guest post from Evan Mullen

With all the restaurants that offer free food on your birthday, I took it upon myself to aggregate a master list that I would always be able to keep up-to-date.  Since I live in Austin, Texas, I limited my search to valid places for this city (though most are national chains).  Additionally, I limited my search to offers that don’t require a purchase, because my goal here is to avoid increasing my spending.

The only work you have to do in order to eat several free meals during your birthday month for the rest of your life is sign up for each restaurant’s rewards program, newsletter, etc.  To stay better organized, I created a new email for this.  I recommend this because you will constantly be receiving offers and updates from each restaurant throughout the year, so it’s going to clutter your inbox.  In my spreadsheet, I have provided links for each rewards program, newsletter, etc.  Some are in-app only.

Link to Full List of Free Birthday Foods Offers (Google Sheets)

Several of these offers allow you to redeem within the entire month of your birthday.  To make things more exciting, I attempted to spend my entire birthday amassing as much free food as I could. In the future, I will be spreading the food out over the entirety of the month to better benefit from all the free food.

For anyone else in Austin, Texas, I have made two maps.  The first map shows all restaurants in Austin and surrounding areas.  The second map shows each specific location I visited on my birthday.  In my spreadsheet, the ‘order’ corresponds to the order that I followed.

Feel free to comment and help me maintain accuracy with this list, as well as add to it, regardless of whether the restaurant is in Austin!

Thanks to Evan for the guest post. You can view his previous guest posts at this link. Please chime in below with any free food opportunities which aren’t mentioned in the spreadsheet and hopefully Evan will be able to keep it updated with the additional information. 

If you’re sharing this list with friends, kindly share the post instead of the spreadsheet to give credit to Evan for the list. Thanks.



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sw2tched
sw2tched

Moe’s southwest grill… with Moe’s Rewards account – Free burrito. Good for up to 7 days after your birthday

Love the list!

Evan
Evan

Will add today thanks!

B
B

Excellent work on this write up & research, saved the spreadsheet and hopefully can utilize some of these in my area

Nick
Nick

Habit Burger Grill gives you a free Charburger with Cheese. Forget how long it is good for around your birthday.

Evan
Evan

Will add today thanks!

Noah
Noah

Amazing content! Thank you!

Celia
Celia

Working my way through birthday freebies myself this month. It’s a challenge to work with the dates the items are available, I can see where a spreadsheet/map like this this is needed. 🙂

There is also Steak and Shake for a free double cheeseburger and fries And Jimmy John’s has a free 8” sub.

Chicagoland area for a free birthday beef sandwich at Buona Beef. Or Portillos for a free slice of cake.

Evan
Evan

Thanks! The Steak and Shake cheeseburger seems to be a one time sign up offer. I received a free milkshake for my birthday with a purchase over $1, and since I wanted to stick to no-purchase-necessary rewards, I excluded it.

I will look into Jimmy John’s, Buona Beef, and Portillos thanks!

Celia
Celia

I got the milkshake one with $1 purchase as well, but the burger/fries coupon email showed up the day before my birthday. I was surprised myself, but it popped right into my rewards account. So if your birthday hasn’t hit yet this month, double check when it does.

Evan
Evan

Cool thanks I’ll re-add it!

A M
A M

Thank you! Free food always just tastes better in my experience lol

Cynthia
Cynthia

Thanks! Awesome for those of us in the Austin area! 😋 Great timing for my March birthday! 🎂

Ace

Thanks for the list!

Starbucks offers a free custom birthday beverage for members via the app. It is good for any custom beverage with unlimited options. The only thing is after the first year you have to complete one transaction per year to qualify which includes purchases or uploading some stars to your account. Cheers.

Celia
Celia

For Starbucks, you can also choose a food item, such as a protein box, which can be the 200 star redemption tier. Also, it is only valid on your birthday.

Evan
Evan

Thanks! I chose to exclude Starbucks as I didn’t want to have to increase my spending in order to qualify for a redemption.

Bill F
Bill F

Nice list! Thanks! Knowing that I couldn’t possibly eat at that many places in a week to month’s time, I think I may stagger my “birthday” by a month so I have more time.

Zack
Zack

Some may check IDs, although most probably don’t.

Celia
Celia

It’s definitely a hit or miss on ID check. But I figure the places are giving me free food so I don’t want to take advantage by cheating the system with multiple birthdays.

Zack
Zack

For anyone in the north Atlanta area, sign up for the mailing list for Brookwood Grille in Roswell and you’ll get BOGO entree on your birthday (and the entrees are pricey so it’s a great deal). Did this for my last birthday date.

Jeff H
Jeff H

Goodcents club members are sent a free 8 inch sub coupon.

https://goodcentssubs.com/

Alphabetized list would be better.

Evan
Evan

Thanks! You should be able to filter by any column. I just have it default-filtered by order I visited.

David
David

Pie Five does a free pizza on your HALF birthday. In app.

Evan
Evan

Added thanks!

Humberto
Humberto

Firehouse
Birthday Sub – Firehouse Subs
Birthday Sub. Sign up for Firehouse Rewards before your birthday to receive a FREE MEDIUM SUB reward, valid once on your birthday or within the following 6 days. No ID required to redeem. You must be 13+ to sign up for Firehouse Rewards or use the Firehouse Subs App.

Jessica
Jessica

Benihana $30 off

Evan
Evan

Looks like it requires purchase:

Please note certificates can only be redeemed during dinner hours, Monday through Thursday after the initial purchase of an adult teppanyaki entrée.

Thanks!

J2
J2

I think the headline should be free Junk food. The list looks nice and sweet. I am too old for this. Probably would have to take my meds if I did this.

bc
bc

What the heck did you expect, someone to come and give you a free banana? You don’t have to reply to everything, you can just ignore it.

Steve

mostly, but a few places give a free sandwich, or coffee

rick b
rick b

I would mostly agree, I’d never set foot in most of these places, let alone eat the junk snack. However, Ihop and Dennys are worth a trip. Maybe a few sandwich shops I’d consider as well. Good info anyway.

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