Category: Birthday Freebies

Peet’s Coffee – Free Drink, Birthday Beverage, & Rewards

So for those of you who aren’t familiar, Peetnik Rewards is Peet’s Coffee’s way of giving you a good deal for being a loyal customer.

But, the cool part is – you can just check-in with the app and get a free hot beverage of choice AND get another free drink on your birthday. You don’t need to purchase anything to qualify for these freebies – you simply need to download their app.

Free Drinks at Peet’s Coffee

Free Food Days 2018

Restaurant Roundup

Upcoming Freebie Days

Free Food Days, by Month
This will go a long way to understanding which freebies associate with which months dependent upon holidays, national food holidays, promotions, etc.

Godiva Chocolate
Get a free piece of chocolate every month plus a free gift the following month if you spend $20 or more. No worries, you don’t have to buy anything to get your free piece of chocolate every month. Don’t forget – it’s National Chocolate Day on November 29th, so head to Godiva to celebrate!

Ongoing Restaurant Freebies

Arby’s:  FREE food with purchase (varies) when you join their Extras club

Del Taco: FREE Crispy Shrimp Taco w/purchase 1) become a Facebook Fan 2) click Free Shrimp Taco tab

Long John Silver’s:  FREE Crispy Breaded Fish for first million to sign up

Melting Pot:  FREE chocolate fondue when you join their e-club (requires purchase)

Orange Julius:  FREE fruit juice or premium smoothie when you join their e-club

Ruby Tuesdays:  FREE appetizer coupon for Facebook fans (requires purchase)

Birthday Freebies

Be sure to check out all of the birthday freebies on Free Mania!

BD Mongolian BBQ: FREE stir-fry on your birthday

Krispy Kreme:  FREE donut on your birthday

Firehouse Subs: FREE sub on your birthday

Jack in the Box:  FREE birthday dessert ~ printable coupon & I.D. required

Red Lobster:  FREE appetizer on your birthday

Red Robin: FREE burger on your birthday

Ruby Tuesdays:  Eat FREE on your birthday with their So Connected club

Sonic:  Your choice of a regular order of tots, a medium fountain drink or a regular cream slush

Starbucks Rewards Program – Free Drinks, Food & Refills

At the base level of the Starbucks Rewards program is the Welcome Level. You qualify for this level just for signing up for the first 12 calendar months. The program is attached to you buying a Starbucks card and loading credit up on it to use to accumulate rewards. You can sign up free, but in order to get the most out of it, you’ll want to order a card or grab one in-store and link it to your account. You’ll earn one star per transaction when you use your Starbucks Rewards card.

How to Join Starbucks Rewards Program & Get FREE Stuff, Coffee & Treats

1. Get a Starbucks card for the Starbucks Rewards Program

(hint: ask for one for your birthday or as a present or grab one from Swagbucks for free!). You can also skip this step and move to step 2 if you use the app as your virtual card. You can also get discounted gift cards at Raise.

2. Sign up for Starbucks Rewards

Register your card online or with the Starbucks app (if you sign up using the link above, you’ll qualify for an ADDITIONAL FREE DRINK just for signing up as long as you accept email offers)

Just for Signing Up & Registering a Card!

A Free Drink of Your Choice
When you sign up and register a card – you’ll get a free drink of your choice on your birthday, just for signing up!

Welcome Level – 0-5 Stars:

A Free Birthday Beverage
Your choice of one (1) complimentary handcrafted beverage (standard Starbucks menu sizes only), OR one (1) complimentary food item; OR one (1) complimentary ready to drink bottled beverage such as Evolution Fresh™ juice at participating Starbucks® stores in celebration of your birthday. The offer for the free beverage or food item expires the day after your birthday. You must present your registered Starbucks Card to the barista at a participating store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your complimentary birthday item.

Get Free Drinks & BOGO Coupons
Personalized offers and coupons: Special offers may be distributed by email or by physical mail. You must opt-in to receive promotional and marketing offers from Starbucks and provide a valid email, telephone and physical address in order to receive your special offers.

Green Level – 5-29 Stars:

Welcome level rewards PLUS

Free Refills on Coffee & Iced Tea
This might be a big deal if you frequent Starbucks, especially as a spot for free wifi and getting some work done. You could plausibly camp there all day and get free refills. Though, you’d probably be too amped up to get any real work done.

Gold Level – 30+ Stars

Welcome level rewards + green level rewards, PLUS

Free Drink or Food Item after Each 12 Additional Stars
Once you reach the Gold Level, you will earn a free food or beverage item after every twelve (12) additional Stars. You may choose one (1) complimentary handcrafted beverage (standard Starbucks menu sizes); OR one (1) complimentary food item; OR one (1) complimentary ready to drink bottled beverage such as Evolution Fresh™ juice at participating Starbucks® stores; OR your choice of one (1) complimentary tea beverage (standard Teavana menu sizes); OR a complimentary 1-ounce serving of loose leaf tea at participating Teavana® stores. Your complimentary Reward will be automatically loaded onto your account and will be available to you for thirty (30) days.

Starbucks Rewards Tips

  • Ask for each transaction to be rung up separately, as each transaction is a star

Starbucks Savings Tips

  • If you use your own cup, you’ll get .10 cents off
  • If you buy a venti size, it’s the same as two talls and if you split between yourself and a friend with an additional cup, you’ll save $3-4 between the two of you!
  • Want an iced latte? Don’t order it with the milk. Instead order a few shots of espresso and pour the milk or half and half from the condiment bar. If you do this, you’ll save 50% or more on your drink.
  • Even if you don’t have Green Star status, you can get coffee or tea refills for $0.50.

Panera Bread – Free Pastry for Joining & on Birthday

I heard lore of a free coffee or iced tea for Panera members by logging into the website or mobile app, so naturally, I had to sign up for the Panera club and when I did, a lovely surprise was waiting for me… a FREE PASTRY! No purchase necessary.

And you’ll also get another pastry on your birthday, waiting for you in your account.

And looks like the coupon is good for a few months too! You’ll have to sign up for your own account – this is just an example below.

Free Birthday Frozen Yogurt from Pinkberry

Join Pinkberry’s loyalty program and receive a free small cup of frozen yogurt + toppings on your birthday.

Other food freebies

Auntie Annes BOGO Coupon – Good until 2/15
Free Ice Cream with Baskin Robbins App – No expiration date
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut with coffee purchase 2/6-2/25
Free Treat at Panera – Free pastry when you join the club
Slice of Pizza at Sbarro – A NY XL slice of your choice when you join eclub
Free Subway Sandwich – With purchase of drink when you sign up for SMS deals
IKEA – Free tea & coffee during business hours with IKEA Family club card
Cinnabon – Free mini Cinnabon when you sign up on Facebook
Shake Shack – Free Burger – Offer good with app download until 2/28
Chipotle – free chips and guac, when you play game and win!
Davids Tea – Free cup of tea in-store for creating a profile

Freebies and savings tips

9 Ways to Eat Free on Your Birthday

The 9 restaurants below offer great freebies on your birthday along with sending other coupons & freebies throughout the year. Take the time to sign up now & feel spoiled once your birthday rolls around! Many of them require 60 days plus heads up before your birthday, so it pays to sign up ahead of time.

  1. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam Breakfast
  2. Firehouse Subs – Free Medium Sub
  3. Fuddruckers – Free Burger
  4. Chevy’s – Free Entree
  5. Red Robin – Free Burger
  6. Ruby Tuesday’s – Free Burger or Garden Bar Entree
  7. IHOP – Free Meal
  8. Dunkin Donuts – Free Medium Beverage
  9. Noodles & Company – Free Meal

How to Eat on the Cheap in Restaurants

The price of eating out can really take the fun out of sharing a meal, but it doesn’t have to. Save money eating out! Whether you like eating out during your lunch hour, want to go out on a date or don’t feel like cooking, these 19 money saving tips will help you cut costs the next time you venture beyond your kitchen.

1.) Order a salad and an appetizer. Usually the appetizers are the most exciting thing on the menu anyway.

2.) Have breakfast or lunch dates instead of dinner dates.  Dinner tends to be the most expensive meal.

3.) Bring your own wine and pay only the corkage fee. Most restaurants charge 250% of retail. Bleh!

4.) Use printable restaurant coupons you can find online.

5.) If you can’t afford it, don’t attend group functions where everyone ‘equally’ splits the bill or insist that you pay only your portion (not for the 4 drinks Suzie guzzled over sushi).

6.) Use to pay up to 50% less for your bill at a local favorite. Get $25 gift certificates for just $10. Print them now using your computer and redeem them tonight (or whenever you feel like it).

7.) Use kid’s eat free restaurants. is a good resource for finding out which restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal in your area.

8.) Search the local paper for advertisements that serve cheap three course meals during the week. Sometimes, you can find places that are ordinarily pricey that offer extraordinary weekday bargains.

9.  Buy an Entertainment Book to get tons of Buy One, Get One Free coupons for restaurants in your local neighborhood. The book is cheap, so eating out once will close to pay for it. It’s a great way of finding new places too! Most books have over 200 dining discounts. Get it now for 35% of w/free s&h!.

10. Order one soda, one salad, and share a main.  Try to go to places that are known for serving big portions.

11. Don’t order martini’s or foo-foo drinks. If you must drink alcohol, drink draft beer or house wine.

12. Dinner “specials” tend to be a way of selling leftovers at an inflated price. Check the price tag before you begin salivating. However, do check out daily lunch specials as these are usually full meals, at a reduced price for the weekday crowd. Sometimes, the meals even include a drink.

13. Use your senior citizen status to save.

14. Have dinner at home and then go out for dessert and coffee. That’s the fun part anyway.

15. Try to eat places where there is not a full service wait staff.

16. Eat at places where you get free bread, rolls, or chips & salsa so that you can opt to spend less on your main meal. You can also order stuff to go with the free bread, like a caprese salad to make a sandwich or try ordering beans & cheese to go with your chips.

17. Don’t eat out. Hehe… just kidding! 😉

18. Go to Costco and load up on free samples. (This is especially good on Saturday & Sunday)

19. It’s handy to have drinks in your car if you know you’ll be eating on the go. Most places don’t charge for a cup with ice.