lifestyle 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday  

Katie Mach
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List Rules Vote up the freebies that you most want to indulge in on your birthday.

Birthdays only happen once a year, so they're the day to get what you want. Really, nothing is impossible if you say the magic words: "but it's my birthday." Turns out, the world is celebrating your birthday with you. These restaurants, stores, and cafes offer birthday freebies, and some of them can be used long after the big day, meaning your birthday basically lasts forever.  From free food to complimentary movie nights and beauty products, this comprehensive list tells you where the free birthday gifts are and how to get them.

So read on and vote up the birthday perks that really make your day the best day.


Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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Being a "ChunkSpelunker" doesn't sound all that appealing, but it's just the name you earn for signing up for the Ben & Jerry's newsletter. ChunkSpelunkers get free ice cream on their birthday. Doesn't sound so bad now, huh?

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Redbox is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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Get the Redbox Play Pass and get a free one-night rental of the latest blockbusters as a birthday present. If you plan on having a big night out, the free credit lasts for 60 days after your special day.

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Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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You can choose between 24 gourmet burgers as a free birthday treat when you're a member of the Red Robin eClub. The gift credit can be used any day of your birthday month.

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Firehouse Subs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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Subs are always good, but they are at least 100 times better when they are free. Sign up for Firehouse Rewards to get a free medium sub on your birthday.

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Build A Cone At Maggie Moo's


Build A Cone At Maggie Moo'... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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If you sign up for the loyalty program at Maggie Moo's or Marble Slab Creamery, you earn a free ice cream on your birthday!


Denny's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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Anyone can get a free Denny's Grand Slam on their birthday. Just tell your server that it's your big day!

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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A major perk of joining Starbucks Rewards is a free handmade drink on your birthday. Just be sure to join the rewards program before your B-Day!

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3 people just voted on Treat Yourself To A Panera Pastry


Treat Yourself To A Panera Pas... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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If you weren't already obsessed with Panera, there's this: if you join My Panera, a free pastry is automatically loaded onto your Panera card on your birthday.