cheap-ass dad frugal father and I share the same birthday in July, and we used to hit Denny’s 2 or 3 times on that day because you could squeeze breakfast, lunch AND dinner out of them if you sort of “Denny-hopped”. But then they took that away (or is it back now?) and I probably shouldn’t be Morgan Spurlocking it at Denny’s on my birthday, but we still want to do the free birthday spree.
Free Birthday Food List
So, I want to produce a Free Food On Your Birthday reference list. Not just for me, but for the whole world to share. But mostly for me.
It will be a list of restaurants that give you free food. On your birthday. And I want your help. I’m going to start a list and just keep it right here for our reference and I want you to help me add to it by telling me what you know in the comment section. Once verified (which primarily consists of me taking your word for it, especially if someone else mentions it as well) it will be added to the list.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
The Free Food on your Birthday List
(in alphabetical order by restaurant name)
The list so far…
Benihana – $30 gift certificate if you sign up for the Chef’s Table. (can be used anytime during your birthday month)
Cave and Mine Adventures – Part of the Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation. This is less of a food item and more of an activity. Choose from a list of several activities, such a zip line tour or cave or mine tour. No sign-up required. Here’s a list of different free birthday activites.
Chili’s – Sign up for Chili’s email program and you can have a free brownie sundae with the purchase of an entree.
Coldstone Creamery – Not outright free, but if you sign up for their My Coldstone Club, they will email you a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free.
IHOP – Get a free meal on your birthday by joining the Pancake Revolution. Pancakes to the people! May I recommend the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n’ Frooty?
John’s Incredible Pizza – John’s Incredible Pizza does a birthday deal–free buffet and drink (and maybe even credits on your VIP card so you can play games and ride their cool rides). Here’s the link to their email club.
Papa Murphy’s – Free cookie dough on your birthday if you sign up for their eClub.
Red Robin – Join their email club and you get a free burger for your birthday.
Tahoe Joe’s – Become a “Friend of Joe” by joining Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse eClub, and they will send you a “gift” on your birthday. If anyone knows what this mysterious “gift” is, do tell and I’ll blow the surprise here for every one else.You also get a free appetizer just for signing up.