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ACE Hardware: Sign up for ACE Rewards and get a $5 off coupon on your birthday.
American Eagle Outfitters: Sign up for AERewards and get 15% off during your birthday month.
Aveda: Become a member of Aveda.com and get a free gift every year on your birthday.
CVS: Register for a CVS ExtraCare Card and get $3 in ExtraCare Bucks every year on your birthday.
Disney: Register for Disney Movie Rewards and you'll receive a credit for a free Blu-ray movie on your birthday.
DSW: Join DSW's rewards program and receive a $5 gift certificate on your birthday.
Old Navy: Sign up for Old Navy's email newsletters and you'll receive a free surprise on your birthday.
Sephora: Sign up for Beauty Insiders and receive a complimentary gift during your birthday month.
Victoria's Secret: Sign up for their mailing list and receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more on your birthday.
Restaurants, Fast Food, Ice Cream and Coffee
Abuelo's: Join their eClub and receive a free gift for signing up, plus gifts on your birthday and anniversary.
Applebee's: Sign up to receive their email updates and you'll get a free treat on your birthday.
Atlanta Bread Company: Join the Atlanta Bread Company VIP eCLub and you'll get a free cookie on your birthday.
Baker's Square Restaurant & Pies: Sign up for their email newsletters and you'll receive a coupon for a free entrée right away, plus a free slice of pie on your birthday.
Baskin Robbins: Join their email club and receive a free ice cream on your birthday.
Ben & Jerry's: Become a Chunk Spelunker and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
Bennigan's: Become a Bennigan's eClub member and receive a free dessert and buy one, get one entrée on your birthday.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Join their Prime Club and receive a free steak dinner (with purchase of a second entrée) on your first birthday as a member.
Brio Tuscan Grille: Sign up for Posta Toscana at Brio Tuscan Grille and you'll receive a coupon for free food on your birthday.
Buca di Beppo: Register for their eClub updates and receive a free brownie on your birthday and a free dessert on your anniversary.
Captain D's Seafood Kitchen: Become a Captain D's Seafood Restaurant Insider and receive a free fish or chicken dinner for joining, plus more freebies on your birthday.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse: Join their Handshake Club and receive a free gift on your birthday.
Cold Stone Creamery: Join their club to receive a coupon for free ice cream on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: Join their fan club and receive a free Blizzard on your birthday.
Del Taco: Join their Raving Fan eClub and receive a free premium shake on your birthday, plus two free Grilled Chicken Tacos just for signing up.
Denny's: Join their rewards club to receive a free Grand Slam on your birthday (includes two eggs, two slices of bacon, two sausage links and two pancakes).
Don Pablo's: Join their Hab Club and receive a free $10 gift card on your birthday.
Famous Dave's: Join the Be a P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) Club and receive something free on your birthday.
Firehouse Subs: Show up with a valid I.D. on your birthday and receive a free medium sub.
Flat Top Stir-Fry Grill: Join their eClub and get a free stir-fry dish on your birthday.
Friendly's: Join their BFF Club and get a free three-scoop sundae just for enrolling, as well as free birthday offers for your entire family.
Fuddruckers: Join the Fudd Club and get a free treat on your birthday.
Genghis Grill: Become a member of the Khan's Club and get a free birthday stir-fry bowl.
Gold Star Chili: Join their eClub for free surprises on your birthday.
Great American Cookies: Join their Cookie-Mail Club for free birthday surprises.
Houlihan's: Join their email club and get a free appetizer for joining, plus a free entrée on your birthday.
IHOP: Join their Pancake Revolution and receive a free meal for signing up, on your birthday and on the one-year anniversary of joining.
Johnny Rocket's: Join the Johnny Rocket eClub and receive a free hamburger on your birthday.
Moe's Southwest Grill: Join their eClub and receive a free gift on your birthday.
Outback Steakhouse: Join their rewards program and receive a free dessert on your birthday.
P.F. Chang's: Sign up for their email updates and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Sign up for their rewards program and receive a free chips & salsa or a free regular drink for registering, plus a free gift on your birthday.
Red Lobster: Join their rewards club and get a free gift on your birthday.
Red Robin: Join their eClub and get a free burger on your birthday.
Rita's Ice: Join their birthday club for a free treat on your birthday.
Sonic Drive-In: Sign up to become a Sonic Cruisers member and you'll receive a free surprise on your birthday.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Join the Warehouse Club and get a free appetizer for signing up, plus a complimentary meal on your birthday.
Starbucks: Join their rewards club for a free drink on your birthday.
UNO Chicago Grill: Join their rewards program and get a free meal on your birthday.
Freebies for kids
Barnes & Noble: Sign up for their Kids' Club and your child can receive a cupcake on their birthday.
Bashas': Register your child in their Birthday Club and they'll receive a free cake every year through age 10.
Bob Evans: Sign your children (12 and under) up for the Bob Evans Birthday Club and the'll receive free kids' meals on their birthday.
California Pizza Kitchen: Sign your children (10 and under) up for the CPKids Birthday Club and they'll receive a free meal during their birthday month.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Join their email club and receive special offers and freebies for your child's birthday.
Kmart: Join their Birthday Club and get a $5 gift card for your child's birthday, plus a birthday gift pack.
Make an account at BirthdayFreebies.com. You can search for freebies at retailers and restaurants in your area by typing in your zip code.
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