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.

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Time Travel At Medieval Times


Time Travel At Medieval Times is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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Sign up for Medieval Times's Birthday Fellowship, and you can get free admission to the jousting, restaurant extravaganza with purchase of one adult ticket. Just bring a friend, and you will travel back in time, free of charge.


Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 2 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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#2 on The Best Coffee House Chains

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Build A Cone At Maggie Moo's


Build A Cone At Maggie Moo'... is listed (or ranked) 3 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!


Redbox is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Benihana 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 join Benihana's Chef's Table, you will get a $30 gift certificate to the hibachi grill on your birthday.

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Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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If you join So Connected at Ruby Tuesday, you will earn a free burger or garden entree, worth up to $11, on your birthday.

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#40 on The Top Restaurant Chains in America

#22 on The Best High-End Restaurant Chains

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#30 on The Best Places to Eat When You're Hungover

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Waffle House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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It may not be a cake, but a waffle seems like an almost perfect birthday food. After all, you can't drown a cake in maple syrup (or can you?). Signing up for the Waffle House Regulars Club means you get a free waffle on your special day.

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Make A Sonic Stop


Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40 Epic Things You Can Do For Free On Your Birthday
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You can choose between a free CreamSlush, tater tots, or drink as a complimentary B-day gift from Sonic if you create a My Sonic account.

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#12 on The Top Fast Food Brands

#7 on The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains

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