Birthday freebies you can score at Starbucks, Sephora and more

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Blowing out birthday candles soon? Me, too! Well, I’ve got a gift for you; a comprehensive list of all the free swag you can score!

Major eateries and stores (from Starbucks to Sephora) hook you up with free stuff on your special day, so stock up!

It’s worth noting that many of these retailers and restaurants require you to subscribe to their emails in order to redeem your freebie. Pro tip: If you want to avoid a constantly clogged inbox, just unsubscribe after your birthday!

Retail

bareMinerals: Join their Friends and Benefits program and score a free gift on your birthday.

CVS: Join their ExtraCare Beauty Club and score $3 ExtraBucks on your birthday.

Famous Footwear: Join their Gold Rewards and get $10 off on your birthday.

Sephora: Join their Beauty Insider club and get a free gift on your birthday.

Sephora's April birthday box

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Ulta: Sign up for their rewards program and get a free gift on your birthday.

Victoria’s Secret: Sign up for an Angel card and get a free birthday gift.

Food

Applebee’s: Sign up for their Eclub and get a birthday special.

Au Bon Pain: Sign up for their eClub and get a free birthday lunch.

Baja Fresh: Join their Club Baja email list and get a free burrito on your birthday.

Baskin Robbins: Join their Birthday Club and score a free scoop on your bday.

bd’s Mongolian Grill: Sign up to receive their emails and get a free meal on your bday.

Benihana: Register for The Chef’s Table and get a $30 Birthday Certificate.

Bojangles: Join their e-club and get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday.

California Pizza Kitchen: Sign up for their rewards program and get a free dessert on your birthday.

Caribou Coffee: Join Caribou Perks and get a special treat on your birthday.

Cinnabon: Join Club Cinnabon and get a special treat on your birthday.

Del Taco: Sign up for their e-club and get a free shake on your birthday.

Denny’s: Score a free Original Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday! All you need is your ID.

Dippin’ Dots: Sign up for their email club and get a free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.

Don Pablo’s: Join the Habaneros Club and get a $10 gift card on your birthday.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Sign up for DD Perks and get a free beverage on your birthday.

Edible Arrangements: Join their rewards program and get a free 12 count chocolate Dipped Fruit box during your birthday month.

Einstein Bros Bagels: Join The Schmear Society and score a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday.

Firehouse Subs: Sign up for Firehouse Reward and get a free medium sub on your birthday.

Friendly’s: Join their BFF Club and get a free birthday sundae.

Genghis Grill: Sign up for Khan’s Rewards and score a special birthday reward.

Houlihan’s: Join their email list and score a free entree on your birthday.

IHOP: Join Pancake Revolution and get a free birthday meal.

Jack in the Box: Sign up for their emails and get a coupon for two free tacos with purchase, valid the week of your birthday.

Jamba Juice: Sign up for their Jamba Insider Rewards and get a free small smoothie on your birthday.

Jersey Mike’s: Join their email club and score a coupon for a free regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink on your birthday.

Johnny Rockets: Sign up for their eClub and get a free hamburger with the purchase of any entrée and drink on your birthday.

Krispy Kreme: Join their Rewards program and get a free gift on your birthday.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Join their Rockin’ Rewards program and get a free burrito on your birthday.

Panera Bread: Sign up for MyPanera and get a free reward on your birthday.

P.F. Chang’s: Join P.F. Chang’s Preferred and receive a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month.

Pinkberry: Join their loyalty program and get a free yogurt on your birthday.

Planet Smoothie: Sign up for their Birthday Club and get a free smoothie on your birthday.

Red Robin: Sign up for Red Robin Royalty and snag a free burger the month of your birthday.

SmashBurger: Join SmashClub and get a free side or shake with any purchase on your birthday.

The Spaghetti Warehouse: Sign up for their Warehouse Club and get a free meal on your birthday.

Starbucks: Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and get a free drink on your birthday.

TGI Friday’s: Join their rewards program and get a free dessert during your birthday month.

Yogurt Mountain: Join their YOMO Club and get a free yogurt on your birthday.

Zaxby’s: Sign up for their email club and get a free Nibbler on your birthday.

Fun

Harkins Theaters: Bring your ID and receive a free medium sized popcorn on your birthday.

Medieval Times: Join their Birthday Fellowship to receive free admission with the purchase of a full-priced adult during your birthday month.

Redbox: Join their Redbox Play Pass program and get a free movie rental on your birthday.

Sarah Berger

I am a journalist and penny-pinching millennial living in New York City on a budget.