Celebrating Your Birthday with Food & Fun

It is always good to celebrate a birthday and in many cases restaurants help do this by providing a free meal or discount for getting the birthday party started. For the past 20 years or so, I have tracked down national and local places which help me celebrate whether it is a significant one like last October when I hit my Medicare 65th or like my 2017 one for #66! Hope this list helps you have an enjoyable event.

Some of these places give you a whole month to partake, some a week, and some are only available on the birthday. Be sure and read the fine print of the coupon or your smart phone since sometimes you have to eat inside the restaurant or there are other restrictions. Some are only good at certain locations or limit the available items (non-alcohol, certain menu items, beverages, etc…).

Always check with the dining spot about their frequent customer offers – buy a set # entrees and get one free, specials on anniversaries (discount wine or alcohol specials), Mother’s/Father’s Day specials, holiday offerings, area restaurant weeks, etc. as remember they value loyal customers since repeat business helps them prosper. But by all means, have a good time and celebrate!

So, let’s get down to the list:

National Chains

Applebee’s, a birthday treat each year.
Arby’s, free small shake with any non-snack item purchase.
Benihana®The Chef’s Table provides up to $30 certificate used for dinner only Monday-Thursday (with purchase of one adult entrée).
Denny’s, free Grand Slam breakfast on birthday date only.
Dickey’s, free big barbecue sandwich
Fuddrucker’s, free 1/3 pound burger with purchase of entrée of equal/greater value
IHOP, free Rooti Tooti Fresh n Fruity Pancakes
Jason’s Deli, $5 off of a food item
Krispy Kreme, one free doughnut, krispykreme.com
Olive Garden, free dessert
Longhorn Steak, one free dessert with purchase of adult dinner entrée
McAlister’s Deli, $5 off your meal
O’Charley’s, one free dessert
Panera Bread, a free pastry
Ruby Tuesday’s, one free burger
Schlotzsky’s Deli, free small original sandwich with purchase of chips & 32 ounce drink
Smoothie King, free small 20 ounce smoothie
Sonic, a birthday treat
Uncle Maddio’s, free 9” pizza or entrée
World Market, while not a restaurant you can get 15% off an in person or online purchase
Zaxby’s, free nibbler item

Local Places (Charleston Area)

California Dreaming, $10 off your meal
Crab Shacks, Free Birthday dinner
Kickin’ Chickin’, $10 off after spending $100 using loyalty card
Noisy Oyster, free birthday, half birthday, and anniversary meal
T-Bonz Gill & Grill (Homegrown Hosp. Sites), $10 off birthday meal

These are just a few of the national and local birthday goodies.

Other great offers

The Balance
Couponing 101
Freebie Depot
Free Birthday Meals in Charleston, SC
Frugal in Virginia Birthday Freebies
Great Ideas
Hey, It’s Free
The Krazy Coupon Lady
The Penny Hoarder
Top 10 Free Birthday Meals

From LovetoDineOut, have a great birthday day and enjoy your meal(s)!

Your LovetoDineOut co-Navigator,

Gary Crossleydickey’s