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Birthday FREEBIES: Bagels, Starbucks, pancakes, ice cream

Posted April 24

Did you know that you can score tons of great freebies including free meals during the month of your birthday? has put together a very long list of companies that offer birthday freebies including clickable links to sign up for the offers!

I highly recommend you look through the list to see what freebies the various companies are offering and then sign up for the ones you want.

Sign up as soon as possible because some freebies require that you sign up a certain period of time before your birthday (like a week or month before) in order to get the offer for that year. And remember that not all locations are participating so you may want to call ahead to verify before you head to the store.

I also love that many of the offers are valid for a week to a month so I have plenty of time to redeem them before they expire.

See the full list including clickable links at

Here are some of the many freebie offers I received last year and that I am starting to get this week:

Arby’s: Coupon for a Free small shake with the purchase of any item (excluding snack items) sent via e-mail

Baskin Robbins: FREE scoop of ice cream (2.5 oz) or a 3 oz soft serve swirl! Coupon sent via e-mail

Bruegger’s: FREE bagel and cream cheese coupon sent via e-mail

Cold Stone: BOGO coupon sent via e-mail

Dairy Queen: BOGO Blizzard coupon and $3 off a cake coupon e-mailed

DSW: $5 off $5 purchase coupon sent via snail mail. I love the clearance racks at DSW. They have really helped me with my shoe game!

Greek Fiesta: FREE complimentary meal up to $10! Coupon sent via e-mail.

IHOP: Coupon for a FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity pancakes sent via e-mail. No purchase required. Dine in only.

Jason's Deli: Coupon for $5 off any item sent via e-mail

Krispy Kreme: One FREE doughnut and 1 free coffee or small fountain drink with the coupon sent via e-mail

McAlister's: $5 off my next meal coupon sent via e-mail.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Coupon for FREE entrée with purchase of any drink. Coupon sent via e-mail.

Olive Garden: Free appetizer or dessert (up to a $10 maximum) with purchase of 2 adult dinner entrees. Coupon sent via e-mail.

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry added to MyPanera card. Doesn’t expire until 6/24. AND a new Panera just opened in Garner (at White Oak center near Cabelas) so I will definitely be enjoying this offer!

Pieology: 1 free pizza pie with the purchase of 1 pizza.

Red Robin: Free burger added to my Red Robin Royalty account. Reminder sent via e-mail.

Starbucks: Free drink added to my registered Starbucks gift card.

Swagbucks: 55 Swag Up bonus when you redeem a gift card using SB points.

Happy Birthday to everyone who has a birthday this month!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 25, 9:43 a.m.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, Laalaa99stl and ctya! I love the free Jersey Mike's sub as well.

    Amomoftwo - I know what you mean. There are so many offers that I never get to use all of them.

  • ctya Apr 25, 8:35 a.m.

    Happy Birthday!
    I think my favorite in the birthday freebies is Jersey Mike's because you have one year to use it.

  • laalaa99stl Apr 25, 7:12 a.m.

    Happy birthday, Faye! Thanks for all you do!

  • Amomoftwo Apr 24, 6:40 p.m.

    I love these!! And July is a very busy month for me hopping from place to place to redeem!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 24, 10:30 a.m.

    grafted - last year it was 50 SB. Sounds like this year it is now a Swag-up. I'll note the change on the list. Thanks!

  • grafted Apr 24, 10:26 a.m.

    Swagbucks must do different things for different members. This (April) was my birthday month and I got a 55sb swag-up. So I had to get a gift card in order to get the 55 swagbucks.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 24, 10:21 a.m.

    barbiedoll1967 - I sent you an e-mail. :-)

  • barbiedoll1967 Apr 24, 10:10 a.m.

    Faye what day in May is your birthday?

  • SammyL Oct 5, 2016

    Greek Fiesta changed the offer to Free Chicken Pita (May subsitute for any other pita wrap). I just got mine.

    Fox and the Hound gives a free meal up to $16

    Firebirds gives you $10 off

    Jersey Mike's is a free sub and drink

    Miltons is a free meal

  • October lover Oct 4, 2016

    Ruby Tuesday's too!