The list below is for offers in the Greater Cincinnati area, and as of the date of this post, are all still valid. Some offers do have restrictions, and others require a purchase to obtain the free item, but some are absolutely no strings attached (those are my favorite). Many of the freebies are through e-clubs and require signing up prior to your birthday month, but they are well worth it! (E-club offers come via email so make sure to check your spam folder or add them to your contacts so they will show up in your inbox.)
1. Arby's- Sign up to receive deals via email and receive a coupon for a free 12 oz. shake with purchase of a regular menu item for your birthday. (Get a free Roast Beef Classic when you purchase a drink when you sign up too.)
2. Sign up for Au Bon Pain's e-club and receive a free birthday sandwich or salad. (Also get a free travel mug just for signing up.)
3. Auntie Anne's- Sign up for MyPretzelPerks (online or get the app) and get a coupon or reward for one free birthday pretzel (of equal or lesser value) when you buy one. (Get a totally free pretzel of your choice within 24 hours of signing up too.)
4. Join Baskin Robbin's birthday club and get a free 2.5 oz. scoop or 3 oz. soft serve swirl cone.
5.Benihana's- Register for The Chef's Table and during your birthday month receive a $30 birthday certificate. Restrictions apply: Valid Mon-Thur dinner only. Initial purchase of any adult teppan entree required. Certificate must be printed.
6. Bruegger's Bagels- Sign up for eClub and receive a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese with any beverage purchase.
7. Cinemark Cinemas- Sign up for their weekly email and receive a coupon for a free small popcorn.
8. Cinnabon- Join Club Cinnabon and get a free 16 oz. Mocha Latta Chill. (Also, receive a coupon for a free Minibon when signing up.)
9. Join the CVS Beauty Club and get a $3 ExtraBucks Reward on your birthday.
10. Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a free Blizzard of equal or smaller size when you purchase a medium blizzard.
11. Dunkin Donuts- Sign up for DD Perks and receive a free medium drink (for your birthday and when signing up). Includes any Dunkin' Donuts iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate, or Coolatta beverages.
12. Godiva- Sign up for their rewards club and receive a $10 off $10 purchase. Can be used online or in stores.
13. Gold Star Chili- Join the eClub and get a free cheese coney on your birthday. (When you sign up, you'll also receive a coupon for a free 3-way when you purchase a 3-way.)
14. Great American Cookie Company-Join CookiE-mail and get a free cookie cake slice with purchase of a regular soda for your birthday.
15. IHOP- Join the Pancake Revolution and get free Rooty Tooty Fresh n' Fruity pancakes on your birthday (and within 24 hours of signing up and on your 1 year anniversary of signing up!)
16. Jersey Mike's- Sign up for the email club and receive a coupon for a free 7" sub and a 22 oz. fountain drink for your birthday.
17. JoAnn Fabrics- Sign up for email updates and receive a coupon for 20% off entire purchase. (Word of warning, they send emails on an almost daily basis.)
18. Kohl's- Sign up for Yes2You Rewards and receive a $5 off any purchase coupon.
19. Panera- Join MyPanera rewards and get a free pastry for your birthday. Just stop by Panera and pick up a rewards card and then register it online. Rewards will show up in your account and you redeem them in-store when they scan your card. (You also get a free pastry for signing up.)
20. Perkins- Join MyPerkins and receive a coupon for a free Magnificent Seven Meal.
21. Redbox- Sign up for Redbox Play Pass and get a code for a free rental for your birthday.
22. Sign up for the Red Robin Royalty club and receive a free birthday burger and fries.
23. Ruby Tuesday- Join So Connected and get a free birthday burger and fries up to $9.00. (When I went last week, there was only one burger on the menu under $9 so I got the Classic Burger for $9.49.)
24. Sally Beauty Supply - Join the Sally Beauty Club and receive a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase.
25. Sbarro- Sign up for E-Club deals and get a coupon for a free NY Cheese or Pepperoni pizza slice with purchase of beverage. (Receive a free cheese pizza slice with beverage purchase for joining.) Be sure to watch your email for this one. My coupon arrived a MONTH before my birthday and expired two weeks later.
26. Sephora- Join the Beauty Insider Rewards program and redeem your birthday reward online or in-store. (Must pay shipping when redeemed online.) This year I received MAKE UP FOREVER Extravagant Volume mascara and Moisturing Soft Shine lipstick mini's.
27. Smashbox- Sign up for email exclusives and receive a free birthday gift with any $35 purchase. This year the gift is a full-size Full Exposure mascara (a $20 value).
28. Starbucks- Join MyStarbucks Rewards by registering a Starbucks card and receive one free drink of your choice. Birthday reward shows up about a week prior to your birthday.
29.Steak 'n Shake- Sign up for their eClub and receive a free Double Steak Burger and Cheese 'n Fries for your birthday.
30. Texas Roadhouse- Sign up for their email club and get a coupon for a free sidekick of ribs or a legendary appetizer with purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only.
31. Uno's- Join Uno's Insider Club and you'll receive an offer for $10 off $25 dine-in only purchase.
32. Graeter's Ice Cream- Pick up a Sweet Rewards card in-store and then register the card online and you'll get a free sundae on your birthday.
If you know of any additional places that offer freebies, feel free to let me know!