Happy birthday! It’s your birthday, it’s your birthday. Or perhaps you’re one of those organized types who plans ahead and you’re looking for birthday freebies in Wichita.
Or maybe you’re a last-minute person who scrambles to find a place to celebrate an hour before the gang meets. Either way, your birthday celebration is a great time to get freebies.
To get the deals listed below, you need to sign up at their websites for their loyalty programs (or download the app).
Most deals are good for two weeks after your date, which means most of us find ourselves with too many offers to take advantage of in the time free. So consider staggering the dates you sign up with so that you can celebrate your birthday year-round! (You might want to stagger when you sign up, too, as many loyalty programs include welcome gifts.)
Note: Restaurant birthday freebies may change at any time. We’ve done the homework for you and all of these deals were accurate when we researched them, but by the time you see this, something may have changed!
FREE BIRTHDAY APPETIZERS
Soar high at Buffalo Wild Wings, where a free snack size order of their famous wings is yours for the ordering.
Carrabba’s free appetizer goes upscale here, with your choice of shrimp scampi, calamari, zucchini fritte, and more. (Or, if you’re more of a sweet tooth person, you can trade this choice for a dessert.)
Logan’s Roadhouse couldn’t decide which was better, so it gives you the choice: appetizer or dessert? You can’t go wrong with either.
Just in queso you’re too hungry to wait for dinner, On the Border will be happy to bring you a bowl of their cheese dip on your birthday.
Where to list Starbucks? Since it’s what gets most of us moving, we’ll consider it the day’s appetizer. As long as you’ve purchased something on your loyalty card in the past 12 months, Starbucks offers you nearly anything on the menu—the exceptions being alcohol, multi-serve trays, whole bakery loaves and multi-serve coffee presses, which should go without saying—at no charge. That means you can pick up a complimentary handcrafted, standard-size beverage, one food item, or a bottled beverage on your birthday. But not a day before or after.
FREE ENTREES ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
Applebee’s free entree will mean good eating in your neighborhood that day.
Your birthday is a grand slam at Denny’s, and the breakfast order by that same name is free.
You decide your birthday gift at Ghengis Grill. Guests who have dined 4 or more times in the 12 months preceding their birthday receive a free bowl. If you don’t dine here frequently, you get your choice of a free appetizer or dessert.
Goodcents Deli would like to treat you to a free sub to honor your new year.
Golden Corral calls its loyalty program Good as Gold, which it your case translates to “free buffet on your birthday.”
You can look forward to free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity pancakes when you’re a member of IHOP‘s Pancake Revolution club.
Jason’s Deli loads $5 on your membership to spend whichever way floats your boat.
Kobe Steakhouse of Japan promises a birthday special to their club members; our research says it’s a free dinner valued up to $20. That’s a serious birthday card!
McDonald’s app pushes a lot of exclusive specials, but maybe the most exciting is the report that they’ll give you a free large sandwich on your birthday, which means you can walk away with a Quarter Pounder or a Big Mac.
There’s a free bowl of noodles waiting for you at Noodles & Co.
PepperJax Grill‘s is happy to serve you a free entree, which, in this case, will be a Philly cheesesteak, on your day.
Red Lobster is fishing for the easy-going award of Wichita. You order, they take $5 off your bill.
Tweet this: when Red Robin honors its Royalty member birthdays, they say, “hey, have a gourmet burger on us.” That’s one of 24 choices, and, since it can be as much as an $11 value, it’s one of the most popular birthday deals in the country.
Sbarro Pizza wants you to taste the good life, so this slice is on them.
Want to stay up with your favorite sports? Twin Peaks can’t guarantee a victory, but they’re fairly certain of a win with their free birthday entree offer: pick your meal. No, really, it can be a burger, salad, entree, sandwich, even a dessert if that’s all you want to eat right now.
FREE BIRTHDAY DESSERTS
Abuelo’s sends you a “special offer” for your birthday—we hear right now that it’s a free dessert. They have a chocolate eruption that’s hard to turn down!
Arby’s invites you to enjoy one of its small shakes, which is an awesome deal if your birthday is during the orange cream limited time offer.
We’re listing Auntie Anne’s free pretzel here because, let’s face it, you always want the cinnamon sugar one.
Get the scoop on your birthday by dropping in to Baskin Robbins for a free single cone or dish.
There’s desserts, and then there’s Pizooki at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. If you haven’t tried on, your birthday month is a great time to start, because it’s free.
Carlos O’Kelly’s will bring you an order of sopapillas, which is better than cake. Trust us on this one.
Birthdays as sweet at Chili’s when you belong to their rewards program. Pick a dessert on the house. (Not to mention, this program is good for free chips and salsa or a free non-alcoholic beverage every time you dine here.)
Cold Stone Creamery loads your loyalty card with a BOGO for a free Creation, which means you can go to town with flavors and mix-ins. And, of course, celebrate with friends, as it’s a rare person who could eat two of these.
More than 4 million people have signed up for Dairy Queen‘s reward program, which means 4 million people in the United States are enjoying free Blizzards on their birthday. And DQ throws in an extra lick with a special gift on your half-birthday date, too.
Craving Krispy Kreme? You can afford it today, because the price of a donut and coffee is free. Go, you!
Marble Slab Creamery invites you to take $5 off your order, so go for anything in the house! It’s your birthday—celebrate your way.
You’ve been waiting for this one: Olive Garden wants to celebrate with a free dessert, and that’s up to a $10 value.
Buenoheads, Taco Bueno currently wraps up a a two-pack of cheesecake chimichangas for your birthday.
Non-restaurant Birthday Deals
Build-a-Bear kicked off its new Count Your Candles promotion with a Pay-Your-Age day on July 12, 2018. They had to shut down the promotion by 10 a.m. because the lines were so long! Avoid lines and sign up to pay your child’s age for one of these cute stuffed bears during his or her birthday month:
“Guests 14 and under who visit Build-A-Bear Workshop with a Build-A-Bear Bonus Club member can ‘Count Their Candles’ and pay their age for our Birthday Treat Bear (valued at $14) in the month of their birthday, an offer that will be available all year long.”
(Offers subject to change without notice.)