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Looking to have a birthday blowout without breaking the bank? Considering the cost of throwing a party or “treating yourself,” this can be easier said than done. While we all want to feel special on our birthdays, the expense of making our special day truly special can really stack up.
That is, unless you take advantage of one a lesser-known birthday perk: free stuff. From retailers to restaurants, there are a number of places that dole out birthday freebies. Looking to start your day off right? Grab a free drink from Starbucks or, for something more substantial, head to Denny’s for a on-the-house Grand Slam.
Need something to do during the day? Treat yourself to some retail therapy with a free birthday gift from retailers like Old Navy and Urban Outfitters, or go to AMC to take in a movie with a free large popcorn and fountain drink.
Dinner is a cinch: Treat yourself to a free birthday burger at Red Robin or Fuddruckers, or grab a garden bar entree from Ruby Tuesday. And don’t forget about birthday cake—Macaroni Grill and La Madeleine will give you a slice for free. Want a different dessert? Head to Ben & Jerry’s for a free scoop or Del Taco for a premium shake.
There’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of these birthday perks. To help get you started, Wikibuy compiled the ultimate list of birthday freebies. Check out their infographic below to see how you can have a totally fun—and totally free—birthday.