Here’s a list of Seattle restaurants and other eateries in the Puget Sound region or across Washington State that offer some sort of free food, beverage, or dessert on your birthday. Followed by a list of food deals for those celebrating a wedding anniversary.
They all work pretty much the same. You sign up at the links below and they send you a coupon or code or whatever on your birthday. Sign up any other relevant family members, too.
Be sure to sign up well before your birthday or anniversary. While some sign-ups are pretty much same-day, some can take up to 60 days before you can get an email with your coupon or code for the free deal. Besides your special day, you also may receive other deals and exclusive as a loyalty club member. So it’s a gift to yourself that keeps on giving all year long. How delicious!
Note that for franchises, some locations may not participate, but sign-up is free and un-signing up is easy.
And by the way, congratulations on your important day!
Washington state restaurant birthday freebies
A&W – Free A&W Root Beer Float (Join Mug Club)
Applebees – Get a Birthday Special (Sign up for email)
Auntie Anne’s – Get a Birthday Special (Download their Pretzel Perks app)
Baskin Robbins – Free ice cream (Sign up for email)
Ben & Jerry’s – Free ice cream (Join Chunkmail)
Benihana – $30 gift certificate (Join The Chef’s Table)
Blimpie – Free 6″ sub (Join BlimpiEClub)
Bonefish Grill – Free dessert when you (Join BFG Insider)
Buca di Beppo – $20 gift (Join Buca E-Club)
Budapest Bistro (locally owned in Lynnwood) – FREE meal on your birthday including a soft drink and a choice of dessert. Must be a party of 3 or more to get the FREE birthday lunch or dinner. More info: http://www.budapestbistrofood.com/
California Pizza Kitchen – Free kid’s meal (Join CPKids Birthday Club)
Caribou Coffee – Free drink (Sign up for email)
Cheesecake Factory – Small cup of ice cream, just tell your server
Cinnabon – Special present (Join Club Cinnabon)
Cold Stone Creamery – Buy 1 Get 1 Free (Join My Cold Stone Club)
Corner Baker Cafe – Free baked goodie (Sign up for email)
Dairy Queen – Special coupon (Join Blizzard Fan Club)
Del Taco – Free premium shake (Join fan club)
Denny’s – Free Grand Slam breakfast, just tell your server and show ID
Dippin’ Dots – Free Dippin’ Dots (Join Dot Crazy)
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free beverage (Join DDPerks)
Einstein Bros. Bagels – Free egg sandwich with purchase (Join SChmear Society)
Famous Dave’s – Tasty gift (Join P.I.G. Club)
Firehouse Subs – Free medium sub (Join Firehouse Rewards)
Gordon Biersch – Free entree with purchase (Sign up for email)
IHOP – Free meal (Join Pancake Revolution)
Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants – Carte Clam Club for ages 55+ get a free birthday entrée up to $20 (Join Carte Clam Club)
Jamba Juice – Free smoothie (Join Jamba Insider Rewards)
Jersey Mike’s – Free regular sub & drink (Join Email Club)
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer (Join Joe’s Catch E-club)
Johnny Rockets – Free burger (Join Rocket eClub)
Krispy Kreme – free doughnut (Join Friends of Krispy Kreme)
Maggiano’s – $10 off (Join E-Club)
Melting Pot – box of 6 chocolate covered strawberries with $60 purchase (Join Club Fondue)
Noodles & Company – Free crispy treat (Join EClub)
Olive Garden (plus other restaurants) – Free appetizer with 2 entrees (Join eClub)
Orange Julius – Free drink (Join Julius League)
Outback – Free dessert with entree purchase (Sign up for email offers)
P.F. Chang’s – Free dessert (Join Preferred Rewards program)
Panera Bread – Free gift (Join MyPanera)
Pretzelmaker – Free order of Birthday Bites (Sign up for email)
Qdoba – Free treat (Join Qdoba Rewards)
Red Lobster – Special birthday offer (Join Fresh Catch Club)
Red Robin – Free birthday burger (Join Red Robin Royalty)
Rita’s Italian Ice – Free birthday treat (Join Birthday Club)
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Free dessert (Sign up for email)
Sizzler – Free birthday treat (Join eclub)
Sonic – Free Creamslush, Tater Tots, or Drink (Join My Sonic)
Starbucks – Free drink (Join My Starbucks Rewards)
Steak ‘n Shake – Special something (Join eClub)
Subway – Free 6″ sub & drink (Sign up for email)
TCBY – Free yogurt (Email signup)
Wendy’s – $1 off a combo (Join WendyMail)
Yogurtland – Free 3 oz. treat (Join Real Rewards)
Washington state restaurant anniversary deals
Buca di Beppo. Sign up to the eClub for the first time and get a free pasta. Fill out your special anniversary date for a special deal.
Dairy Queen. You’re special on your birthday and anniversary of signing at the Blizzard Fan Club. Get special coupons and promos by email.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Right now when you sign up for “The Dish,” Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s newsletter, you’ll get $5 off an entree. When you complete the sign-up form, be sure to include your wedding anniversary date; you’ll receive a coupon around the time of your anniversary for a free piece of chocolate cake.
Ruth Chris Steak House. If you decide to dine at Ruth Chris Steak House for your anniversary — and you’ve signed up for the restaurant’s email list in advance — you’ll get a free dessert to share at the end of your meal. Sweet!
Steak ‘N Shake. On the Steak ‘N Shake eClub sign-up form, this family-friendly restaurant doesn’t ask for your anniversary date. Instead, it asks for the date of your “special occasion.” Then it promise to send you “a little something extra on those dates to help you celebrate” on that day. My sources tell me, based on the birthday freebie Steak ‘N Shake offers, that your free anniversary food will be a cheeseburger and fries.
We update this list once or twice a year, so let us know if you find anything that has changed.
Another way to get more free food is to “Like” the Facebook page of your favorite restaurants, which sometimes contains offers outside of their loyalty email club.
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