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20 Places to Get Free Food - Even If It Isn't Your Birthday

Updated on May 5, 2017

Who doesn't like to get free food and drinks? These 20 restaurants offer great free food and drink items and it does not have to be your birthday to get them. You can find these deals at places all around the country at well known restaurants. But also be sure to check your locally owned favorite places to see if they have any offers for great free items as well.

Coldstone Creamery

Join the Coldstone Creamery eClub and you will receive a coupon good for Buy 1 Creation and Get 1 Creation Free. Take a friend with you for this deal and you get your delicious ice cream for half price if you split the total.


Join the My Sonic group and you will receive a FREE slush and more rewards and offers throughout the year. You will also be reminded of their special promos so you don't miss any of the great deals and specials.

Bob Evans

If you join the Bob Evans email list they will send you a coupon for a free stack of their pancakes. You will also receive coupons and deals throughout the year for discounts and specials.


When you join the Club Cinnabon you will be sent a coupon for a free Minibon and who doesn't love that? They will also send you coupons and deals throughout the year.

Olive Garden

You already know about the unlimited breadsticks and great salad but if you join the Olive Garden eClub they will send you a coupon for a free dessert. Can't get much better than that combo!

Dunkin Donuts

Join Dunkin Donuts DD Rewards and you will score yourself a free drink for signing up. You will also get a free drink on your birthday and every time you make a purchase you will earn points points towards more freebies.

Aunt Annie's Pretzels

Take a second of your time and download the Aunt Annie's app and you will receive a free pretzel after your first purchase. You will also get a free pretzel on National Pretzel Day and a reminder when that date is so you don't miss out on this great snack.

Tilted Kilt

When you join the Kilt Clan at Titled Kilt they will send you a coupon for a free item for joining and then a free burger for your birthday and free boneless wings on your joining anniversary. You will also get special discounts and offers throughout the year.

Burger King

Score a free Whopper when you join the Burger King Rewards program and also get great deals and coupons sent to you throughout the year!

TGI Friday's

Become a member of TGI Friday's Give Me More Stripes rewards program and you will receive a free appetizer or dessert for signing up. Then, during the year they will send you more coupons and deals you can enjoy.

Steak n Shake

After you download the Steak n Shake app you will receive a free milkshake with your first purchase and when you place your orders through the app you will earn points towards more free items. Combine this app deal with their $4 meals you have a budget friendly winner!

Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike's Subs has their Shore Points Card that you can use to earn points and score free subs with purchase.


Download the app at Chili's website and you will receive 60 points for joining and that is enough for a free chips and salsa right away. You can use those points or save them and keep adding and accumulate points with every purchase to earn other free menu items. There are also special points bonus offers throughout the year.


When you become a member of IHOP's Pancake Revolution you receive a free pancake stack for joining. Then you will also receive free pancake stacks on your birthday, membership anniversary and of course on Free Pancake Day!

California Pizza Kitchen

The Pizza Dough Rewards program at California Pizza Kitchen will score you a free small plate at signup and more offers throughout the year for your birthday and other events.

Del Taco

Get 2 free grilled chicken tacos from Del Taco when you join the Raving Fan eClub! They will also send you coupons and deals through the year as an added bonus.


You can enjoy a free Wendy's frosty as a thank you just for joining the WendyMail program and receive coupons and freebies from them as extra bonuses all year.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Join the BJ's Premiere Rewards and they will reward you with a free mini Pizookie! You will also get a reminder so you don't miss out on free Pizookie day and other great freebies, coupons and special events.

Panera Bread

Join the My Panera program on their website and you will receive a free pastry item at sign up and tons of freebies and coupons throughout the year. If you need anything catered from Panera be sure to sign up for their rewards option for catering and you will receive a gift card for catering orders.


The Qdoba rewards program will give you a free order of chips and salsa for signing up and more coupons, discounts and points rewards throughout the year as an added extra!

There you go, 20 places to score some free food and drinks and most of them just ask you to sign up or download an app that will send you freebies and coupons just for being a member. With most of these also sending you a birthday freebie you can really have a food and drink filled event. There are many more restaurants that offer deals or free items and it is worth checking out your favorite places and make sure you are not missing out on some great "insider" deals!


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