My email ‘inbox’ had a nice surprise this morning. For Mr. MoneyMap’s birthday, Marriott Hotels offered a free elite night credit. (Actually his birthday was Wednesday, but belated gifts are always accepted.)
This is a nice gesture that costs Marriott nothing yet offers a real benefit to Mr. MoneyMap. An extra night credit will enable him to maintain gold status (free food, drinks and internet), plus he’s one step closer to locking in lifetime gold.
How did Marriott know it was his birthday? Well, I entered this information in his online Marriott Rewards account. I also entered his birthday at a ton of restaurants’ websites. Given the number of email birthday promotions, he can cinch free food for most of this month. Perhaps once our kids are on grown and living their own, I can save time by not cooking during his birthday month!
List of Birthday Freebies
Save, bookmark or print this list of birthday freebies. Consider signing up now to have a month full of meals and treats to celebrate your big day.
- Alfy’s Pizza – Free mini pizza for kids 12 and under.
- All-American Cafe – Free dessert
- Amato’s Sandwich Shop – Join the Club and get a free birthday sandwich.
- Applebees – Free dessert
- Arby’s – Sign up and get coupons year round, including on your birthday.
- Atlanta Bread Company – They have a VIP eClub that you can sign up for, gaining you a free cookie on your birthday.
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Receive monthly coupons f you sign up for their newsletter,
- Austin Grill – Sign up and get a free meal.
- Bakers Square – Sign up for the eClub and get a free pie.
- Bandido’s – Free entree
- Baskin Robbins – Free ice cream treat if you sign up for their Birthday Club.
- Beaches Restaurant – Free meal
- Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Become a Chunk Spelunker and you can get some free ice cream!
- Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant – Free dinner with 3 other paying guests.
- BD’s – Club Mongo members get a treat on your birthday!
- BJ’s Restaurants – Free dessert.
- Black Angus Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary dessert for joining the BA Prime Club and a free steak dinner for your birthday.
- Bob Evans – Free kids meal for anybody under the age of 12.
- Bob’s Big Boy – Free hot fudge ice cream sundae.
- Boston Market – Free kids meal coupon for kids under 12.
- Bonanza Steakhouse – Join the club for a free entree.
- Buca di Beppo – Sign up for their eClub and get a free dessert.
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert with a $5 purchase.
- Burger King – Free kids meal to all kids club members.
- California Pizza Kitchen – Free kids meal during the month of their birthday..
- Captain D’s – Join their D’s Club and get a coupon for $3 off any meal, among other freebies.
- Carrows – Free cake plus a free dessert now just for signing up.
- Cattlemen’s – Free dessert and cowboy hat.
- Charlie’s Seafood – Free meal
- Cheesecake Factory – Free dessert
- Chevy’s – Free dessert and sombrero.
- Chicken of the Sea- Join their Mermaid Club and get a free birthday gift.
- Chili’s – Free dessert if you join their club.
- Chips N Giggles – Free meal
- Claim Jumper – Free dessert if you join now.
- Coldstone Creamery – Free creation on your birthday.
- Country Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get a free meal on your birthday.
- Cracker Barrel – Free dessert
- Culvers – Free sundae and printable coupons when you first sign up.
- Dairy Queen – Free ice cream coupon
- Damon’s Steakhouse – Sign up to get a coupon for $10 off your meal.
- Del Taco – Get two free soft tacos now and a free premium milkshake on your birthday.
- Denny’s – Free meal & sundae.
- Don Pablos – Free $10 gift certificate after joining the Don Pablo Habanero Club.
- Einstein’s – Free meal
- El Chicos – Free dessert
- Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Free meal. Highly recommend ordering St. Louis Rib-n-Meat with side of Wilbur Beans and Drunkin’ Apples!
- Farrelli’s Pizza – Join their Fire Club and get free coupons.
- Fazoli’s – Join their eFamily and get a coupon for a free desert.
- Fire Mountain – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get a free meal.
- Firehouse Subs – Sign up for a free sub.
- Flat Top Grill- Join their E-mail Club and get a coupon for a free stir fry on your birthday.
- Friendly’s – Free ice cream cone if you join their birthday club.
- Fuddruckers – Free ice cream sundae
- Glory Days Grill – Free sundae.
- Gold Star Chili – Get a free dessert on your birthday.
- Golden Corral – Free meal to Birthday Club members during the month of birthday
- Grillfish – Free meal
- Hard Rock Cafe – Free dessert
- Hometown Buffet – Join the Mega Bar Meal club and get a free meal on your birthday.
Remember Marriott Hotels to receive a free elite night credit for your birthday.
√ Head over to Slickdeals.net for a comprehensive and continually updated list of birthday freebies.
Tip: Rarely, if ever, have I been asked to verify an actual birthday, hence celebrate a half birthday, quarter birthday or a date that is convenient for you.