Birthdays are a joyous occasion, where every year on our special day, we can embrace new beginnings and affirm our sense of belonging and unique identity. It is an important milestone to reflect on our growth and celebrate our achievements, relationships, and journey since the day we were born. It strengthens a bond between friends and family, whether it’s through heartfelt gestures, entertainment, or food and drink. Mentioned below are 15 birthday freebies or discounts that are sure to make you feel appreciated and loved on your birthday.

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  1. Starbucks: This popular coffee chain is offering you a very special birthday drink or food item free of charge if you sign up on the app seven days prior to your birthday. My go-to is the Chai latte with 2 espresso shots and oatmilk, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. It will make you feel like it’s fall season all year-round. 
  1. Dutch Bros: This coffee chain also offers a free birthday drink of any size when you sign up on the app. If you forget to download it, let the barista know. My go-to is the Kicker Irish Creme Breve or the Golden Eagle.  
  1. Black Rock Coffee Bar: Get triple the coffee with Black Rock and all you have to do is show your I.D., no app needed. My go-to is the Chai Chiller because you can never get enough pumpkin.  
  1. Einstein Bros. Bagels: For your breakfast fixings, enjoy a free egg sandwich with any purchase on your birthday. My go-to is the Ham & Swiss egg sandwich with a hot mocha.  
  1. Jersey Mike’s Subs: The perfect lunch on your birthday is here with a delicious sandwich and 16-ounce drink for free if you subscribe to the email club 8 days before your birthday. My go-to is Roast Beef & Provolone with Vanilla Creme Soda.  
  1. Joe’s Real BBQ and Joe’s Farm Grill: For a friends and family outing, dine in for $10 off the bill on your birthday. My go-to is the meat plate sampler with pork ribs and pulled pork with cornbread for $6.50 with a coupon.  
  1. The Cheesecake Factory: For a perfect sweet treat at the end of the night, head over to Cheesecake Factory for a free slice of freshly made cheesecake. All you have to do is sign up for their rewards before your birthday. My go-to is more of a cake, but it is my all-time favorite; Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake with freshly made whipped cream.  
  1. Osaka Japanese Steakhouse: For a phenomenal birthday dinner, reserve a grill table for up to 8 guests for freshly made food cooked in front of you, sake and tableside tricks. The chef will provide an experience you will never forget. Let a staff member know it’s your birthday and receive a birthday song with a free tiramisu dessert. My go-to dinner every year here is Teppanyaki swordfish grilled to perfection tableside, served with Miso soup, a salad, rice and assorted vegetables.  
  1. Wetzel’s Pretzels: For a salty treat on your special day, sign up for the app prior to your birthday month and receive a free original or cinnamon flavored pretzel. The free pretzel is valid during your entire birthday month and 30 days after.  
  1. AMC Theatres: Be sure to check out a good movie in your area on your birthday, whether it’s scary, comedic, or romantic, and enjoy the perks of the AMC Stubs Benefits Program. With the insider membership, redeem a free large popcorn and with the premiere or A-list membership, redeem a free large popcorn and a large fountain drink while you settle into comfy seats and a big screen.  
  1. Out of Africa Wildlife Park: Located in Camp Verde, which may be a slightly far drive, the park offers $12 admission for the entire month of your birthday, which includes safari, shuttle and shows to see exquisite wildlife.  
  1. Sephora: For all your beauty and makeup needs, sign up for their beauty insider club prior to your birthday month to receive a free gift in-store from their provided selection. If applied online, a purchase of at least $25 is required.  
  1. Crumbl Cookies: This popular cookie place is known for their unique spin on cookie recipes, so if you sign up for a crumbl loyalty account 24 hours prior to your birthday, receive a free cookie.  
  1. Culver’s: Sign up for MyCulver’s prior to your birthday and receive a free scoop of ice cream with one topping on your birthday. I personally love adding the free scoop of ice cream to my chocolate tower truffle cake slice.  
  1. Denny’s: Sign up on the Denny’s app prior to your birthday for a free Grand Slam breakfast (two buttermilk pancakes, served with two eggs any style and choice of bacon or sausage links) plus 20% off your next visit.