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19 Great Freebies for Your Birthday

Celebrate your special day by taking advantage of these free giveaways – no strings attached.

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When your birthday rolls around, don’t be distressed that you’re another year older. Don’t worry that you have another line on your face or a few (more) gray hairs. Instead, embrace the day as a golden opportunity to score freebies for yourself.

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That’s right, dozens of establishments will give you special treats on your special day. Here are 19 that offer you birthday freebies that truly are free – you don’t have to purchase anything to get them. Enjoy.

Au Bon Pain. You can get a free birthday lunch by signing up for the eClub. You also get a free travel mug when you join.

Baja Fresh. Get a free birthday burrito by joining Club Baja.

Barnes & Noble. Kids get a free cupcake on their birthday (and 30% off the list price of a kids’ book or toy) by signing up for the Barnes & Noble Kids' club.

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Baskin-Robbins. You can get a free 2.5-ounce scoop on your birthday (plus $3 off a birthday cake) if you sign up for the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club at www.baskinrobbins.com.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. Sign up for the Sweet Rewards e-club to get a free waffle cone on your birthday (as well as coupons and other offers throughout the year).

California Pizza Kitchen. Children receive a coupon for a free birthday CPKids meal by joining the CPKids Birthday Club (ask about membership at a California Pizza Kitchen location). Club members who celebrate their birthday at a California Pizza Kitchen receive up to 10 free meal certificates to give guests at their party and a free meal for themselves at the party. Even kids who aren’t members of the CPKids Birthday Club get a free sundae on their birthday.

Captain D’s. Kids 12 years old and younger get a free kids meal on their birthday if they sign up for the Kid's Birthday Club.

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Denny's. Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday.

Friendly’s. You’ll receive a free "Happy Ending Sundae" on your birthday if you sign up for the BFF Club.

Houlihan’s. You’ll be treated to a free entrée on your birthday by joining the Houlihan’s email list.

IHOP. If you join the Pancake Revolution, you'll get a “Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes” meal on your birthday.

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Jamba Juice. Sign up for Jamba Insider Rewards for a free birthday smoothie or juice.

Moe's Southwest Grill. Get a free burrito on your birthday by joining Moe's E-world.

Pinkberry. Get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday by joining the Pinkberry loyalty program.

Red Robin. Sign up for the eClub to get a free burger on your birthday.

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Ruby Tuesday. You can get a free burger on your birthday if you join Ruby Tuesday's So Connected program.

Spaghetti Warehouse. Get a free meal on your birthday by joining the eClub.

Starbucks. You can get a free birthday drink or treat (and a coupon for 15% off a purchase at StarbucksStore.com) by joining the My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program.

Zaxby's. Receive a free meal deal (an entree with fries and a drink) and a nibbler for your birthday by joining the Zax Mail Club.

Plenty of other restaurants, such as Applebee’s and Red Lobster, offer unspecified birthday freebies for subscribing to their e-mail lists. And several restaurants offer freebies with a purchase. If you don't see your favorite establishment on the list, it doesn't mean that you can't get a freebie there on your birthday. Ask your server or the store clerk about birthday specials.