Birthday freebies

My birthday is coming up on August 10, and I always miss all my birthday freebies. I just never remember until the day of my birthday to see what Michigan stores and restaurants offer free stuff on birthdays, and by then, it’s often too late.

With that in mind, this year, I set out to find the best Michigan birthday freebies more than a week before my big day. Let’s just say I was determined to get a head start. As it turns out, a large number of Michigan and national spots offer great birthday freebies and gifts. One of my favorites is always Biggby Coffee, which offers a free drink up to 24 oz. on your birthday, if you belong to their BIGBY Nation club. Another famous Michigan name is Zingerman’s of Ann Arbor. Nearly all the Zingermann’s spots in Ann Arbor offer a special birthday deal, some requiring just a flash of the ID at their store and others asking for you to sign up for their newsletter or another program. Who would have thought?

I’m looking through some of these food freebies, and after seeing these, I think I’m going to be very full on my birthday. Both Denny’s and IHOP offer free breakfast deals for your birthday. Maybe I’ll hit up both spots and get really stuffed with pancakes. I also like getting free stuff, not just food, on my birthday, and makeup stores such as Ulta and Sephora offer special birthdays gifts for rewards members. You’ll find plenty of free dessert deals on this list, as well. It’s worth noting that some of these programs require you to sign up in advance of your birthday, so hop on them quickly. Read on for birthday freebies available in Michigan for your big day, and whenever your big day falls, happy birthday.

  • Biggby Coffee birthday drink

    Biggby Coffee got its start in East Lansing, Michigan, and has expanded regionally. Join BIGBY Nation and get a free drink up to 24 oz. on your birthday!

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    Once you join BIGGBY® Nation, you will officially start receiving BIGGBY® e-wards! Sign up and get a free drink on your birthday, coupons and much more!

  • Free Birthday Loaf of Bread at Zingerman’s Bakehouse & Other Freebies

    At Zingerman’s Bakehouse, an Ann Arbor favorite, get a free loaf of bread up to $6.99 with any purchase. At Zingerman’s Deli, show your ID on your birthday and get 15% off everything. All the Zingermann’s spots in Ann Arbor all offer a special birthday deal, too. To get in, you have to sign up for their newsletter.

    Zingerman's Birthday Specials & Discounts - Zingerman Food and Gift Specials

    Celebrate your birthday with Zing! Get free birthday offers & specials on our favorite items in each business. Treat yourself to great food and great deals!

  • Jax Kar Wash Free Birthday Wash

    Jax Kar Wash, located in metro Detroit, offers free birthday car washes. You have to be a Rewards Customer to snag your free Exterior car wash. Sign up here.


    Loyal Jax customers can enjoy some extra benefits when they come for their car washes. Best of all, rewards program membership is free!

  • $5 Coupon from Sally’s Beauty Supply on Your Birthday

    Sally’s offers a $5 birthday reward during your birthday month. You have to sign up for Sally’s Rewards. You also get a special gift on the anniversary of when you sign up! Sign up here.

  • Baskin Robbins birthday freebie

    At Baskin Robbins, get a free scoop of ice cream when you join the Birthday Club.

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    Free 2.5-oz. scoop coupon will be sent to subscriber via email based on birthday provided during opt-in. Valid at participating U.S. Baskin-Robbins locations. Excludes all Waffle Cone varieties and toppings. See coupon for offer details.

  • Panera birthday treat

    If you have a MyPanera card, Panera Bread will give you birthday rewards, and the special birthday surprise offer gives you 60 days to enjoy your birthday treat. Yay!


    It's a New Era at Panera! Discover 21 NEW and enhanced sandwiches, salads, and mac and cheese. Explore the menu, order online for Rapid-Pick Up or Delivery, join MyPanera®️ Rewards, and more.

  • Olga’s birthday dessert

    At Olga’s, get a free dessert for your birthday by signing up for Olga’s rewards.

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  • Krispy Kreme

    At Krispy Kreme, you get a free donut and coffee on your birthday with a Krispy Kreme Rewards membership.

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  • Buddy's Pizza - Birthday pizza for free

    At Buddy’s get a birthday pizza on the house- a free four-square pizza on your birthday.

    Rewards - Buddy's Pizza

    Download the Buddy's Rewards app to start getting exclusive deals and earning pizza rewards today.* Every purchase gets you points - 1 point for each dollar spent, and points mean free pizza.* Plus, enjoy a free pizza (with any purchase) on us, just for signing up!* *Terms and conditions apply, please see app and rewards terms for more details.

  • Jersey Mikes - Score a free sub

    At Jersey Mikes, get a free sub with a MyMikes membership on your birthday.

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  • Dunkin Donuts – Get a free beverage on your birthday

    At Dunkin Donuts, if you’re a DD Perks member, you’ll get a free beverage on their birthday.

    Dunkin' Rewards | Dunkin'®

    Join Dunkin' Rewards to earn FREE food and drinks, unlock Boosted Status and score members-only exclusives like birthday rewards, bonus points offers and more!

  • Denny’s – Get a free grand slam breakfast

    At Denny’s, get a free grand slam breakfast on your birthday when you join Denny’s Rewards.

  • IHOP – Get a free stack of pancakes on your birthday

    At IHOP, snag a free stack of pancakes on your birthday with a MyHOP account. That sounds amazing to me.

    Discover How the New IHOP® Rewards Program IHOP Works

    Learn how you can earn rewards with PanCoins, a crypto-pancake, and how to redeem them for tasty assets in the IHOP Stack Market. Find out more here.

  • Victoria's Secret - $10 off for your birthday

    I actually discovered this one because I got an email from my Victoria’s Secret account on August 1, giving me a birthday gift of $10 off a purchase good all month. Yay! To snag this deal, sign up for their mailing list and rewards program.

    Victoria's Secret: Shop Lingerie, Bras & Swim in All Sizes

    The world's best bras, panties, and lingerie. Shop our favorite clothing from sleepwear and sportswear to beauty and swim. Only from Victoria's Secret.

  • IHOP – Get a free stack of pancakes

    At IHOP, score a free stack of pancakes on your birthday with a MyHOP account.

    IHOP® Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Restaurants - Pancakes available all-day

    Visit IHOP® for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! With April's pancake of the month, New Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola, waffles, handcrafted sandwiches and more, we have something for everyone! Dine in, takeout or delivery available. Order now.

  • Subway - Get a free six inch sub

    At Subway, you’ll get a free six-inch sub on your birthday when you sign up for Subway MyWay Rewards.

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    Discover better-for-you sub sandwiches at Subway. View our menu of sandwiches, order online, find restaurants, order catering or buy gift cards.

  • Applebee's - Get a free dessert with any purchase more than $15

    At Applebee’s, on your birthday, get a free dessert with any purchase more than $15m if you sign up for their rewards program.

  • Edible Arrangements - Free birthday treat

    Edible Arrangements offers a free birthday treat on your big day, if you sign up for their rewards program.

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  • Logan's Roadhouse - Free dessert

    Logan’s Roadhouse offers a free birthday dessert if you’re signed up to their rewards program.

    Logan's Rewards - Order Ahead, Get Rewards. Welcome to Our House - Logan's Roadhouse

    5 off Your Bill | Free Appetizers | Free Entrees | Free Birthday Dessert Make your meal count. Earn points and rewards in just a few steps. Place your order and pick it up from a nearby participating Logan's Roadhouse. Pay for your order when checking out using a debit card, credit card, or gift card.

  • Sephora - Get a free birthday gift

    At Sephora, get a free birthday gift, if you’re signed up for their rewards Beauty Insider program. “Choose a mini set from one of our top brands—or, for a limited time only, get 250 bonus points,” they state.

    Beauty Insider | Sephora

    As part of Sephora's Beauty Insider program you can earn exclusive rewards including sales, gifts, and more! Don't miss out. Join now for free!

  • Panera - Get a birthday surprise

    Those who join My Panera get a birthday surprise on their big day.

    MyPanera | Join, Sign In & Check Rewards - Panera Bread

    Earn MyPanera member rewards for each Panera Bread visit! Learn how to sign up, download the Panera Bread App, and find out which rewards are waiting for you.

  • Ulta Beauty - Get a free birthday gift

    At Ulta Beauty, as an Ultamate Rewards member, you’ll get a free gift. If you are a Platinum ($500) or Diamond ($1,200) member, you get an additional $10 coupon.

    Ulta Beauty | Makeup, Skin Care, Fragrance, Hair Care & Beauty Products

    Shop top beauty brands & new arrivals at Ulta Beauty. Join Ulta Beauty Rewards. Free store pickup & curbside available.

  • Chili's - Get a free dessert

    At Chili’s, score a free dessert if you are a rewards member.

    FREE Food & Drink Offers | My Chili's Rewards | Chili's Grill & Bar

    Enjoy FREE Chips & Salsa & birthday deals with My Chili's Rewards®. Sign up for our restaurant rewards program & receive free food rewards with your visit.

  • HopCat - Get a free birthday meal

    When you’re a HopCat rewards member, “A free birthday meal to enjoy the month of your birthday,” according to their website.

    HopCat Rewards | HopCat

    Get Rewarded for visiting HopCat. $10 off your next food purchase when you reach 100 points

  • Urban Decay - Get a birthday surprise

    If you’re into makeup, like me, Urban Decayoffers a surprise on your birthday, if you’re signed up for their rewards program.

  • Bare Minerals - Get a birthday gift

    Get a free birthday gift on your big day when you sign up for Bare Minerals’ rewards program.


    Shop bareMinerals clean beauty collection. Award winning mineral makeup and skincare products you trust. Free samples with purchase.

  • Bath & Body Works - Get a free birthday gift

    Get a free birthday gift on your birthday when you’re a member of the Bath & Body Works loyalty rewards program.

  • Boston Market birthday freebie

    At Boston Market, get a free cookie on your birthday as part of the Rotisserie Rewards program.

  • Culver’s – Free sundaes

    At Culver’s, get a free sundae if you’re a MyCulvers member on your birthday.


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