In my house we LOVE celebrating birthdays, and here at Lakeland Mom we love making YOUR birthday special too! What better way to celebrate a birthday than with free meals, desserts, discounts, and gifts from your favorite local restaurants and stores?
While some restaurants will treat you to a free birthday dessert when you mention you’re there for a celebration, it has become more and more common for you to have to sign up beforehand for an email program and bring in a coupon to redeem. Our list has over 65 places to sign up for free birthday meals, desserts, and store discounts in Lakeland, Bartow, Auburndale, Winter Haven, Haines City, and Lake Wales.
Everything on the list below is LOCAL – if you see it listed here, there is a location somewhere in Polk County or very close by. Click on the name of any restaurant or store to be taken straight to their sign up page or website.
Lakeland Mom Tips:
- Create a new email address to use before you start signing up for all the deals listed below. Otherwise your inbox will be bombarded with a bunch of new emails every week! (most of these are more than just a birthday club – you’ll receive emails year round with restaurant or store deals)
- Very few of these are specifically for kids, but you could use you child’s birth date when you fill out the form, which gets you a coupon to use on your child’s birthday.
- Sign up well in advance of your birthday, we recommend at least a month prior since some of these coupons only go out once a month.
- While we have done our best to verify each of these deals, we STRONGLY SUGGEST you CALL AHEAD if you are redeeming a deal that doesn’t involve a coupon (for example, if it says you receive a free dessert for visiting on your birthday, call the restaurant first to confirm). Offers are subject to change at any time and our list is only updated annually.
Ice Cream, Drinks & Other Treats:
Baskin Robbins: Celebrate with a free scoop of ice cream when you sign up for their Birthday Club.
Bruster’s Ice Cream: Sweet Rewards perks include a welcome offer, a special birthday gift, & anniversary coupons. (Must re-enroll if enrolled prior to February 2018)
Cinemark Theatres: Get their weekly emails and receive a special birthday concession coupon during your birthday week (we think free popcorn)
Coldstone Creamery: Sign up for the eClub and get a Buy one creation, Get one creation FREE coupon via email for your birthday.
Dairy Queen: DQ fans can get a BOGO blizzard coupon in your birthday month for signing up for the Blizzard Fan Club.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Join the DD Perks club at and get a free beverage for your birthday. You’ll also get a free drink just for enrolling, and earn points for future rewards.
Krispy Kreme: Join Krispy Kreme Rewards, and receive a free donut on your birthday.
Smoothie King: Sign up for Healthy Rewards and get a coupon for a $2 off coupon when you join, and another coupon for a birthday discount.
Starbucks: Get a free birthday drink by signing up for Starbucks Rewards.
Yogurt Mountain: Join the YOMO Club with a mobile device and you will receive a text message for your free yogurt during your birthday month.
Shopping & Activities:
AMF Bowling: Join the Pinsiders Club to get promotions year-round, including a birthday special.
Build-A-Bear: Join the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club and then bring the birthday boy or girl in to count their candles any day during their birthday month, and the age they are turning is how much it costs to make their own Birthday Treat Bear! Regularly $14.
Dinosaur World: Children receive FREE admission when they visit on their actual birthday. Proof must be provided (an insurance card, birth certificate, etc.) that the date of your visit is their date of birth.
GameStop: Sign up for their PowerUp Rewards program, be sure to enter your birthday, and receive a discount coupon that month.
Kohl’s: Sign up for Yes2You Rewards and get a $10 eGift during your birthday month.
Payless Shoes: Get a coupon on your birthday when you sign up for their rewards program.
Sephora: Become a Beauty Insider and receive a free gift on your birthday.
Sports Clips: To join the Birthday Club program, sign up at your preferred Sport Clips store(s) by providing your email address and birth month to your stylists.
Swagbucks: Get a 55 SB rebate on a Gift Card redemption within 30 days of your birthday.
ULTA Beauty: Receive a free birthday gift by signing up for the Ultimate Rewards program.
Abuelo’s: Receive special offers for your birthday and anniversary when you join the Mi Abuelo’s Rewards club.
Applebees: Sign up for the email club and get a birthday special.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Sign up for Pretzel Perks and get a birthday treat.
BD’s Mongolian Grill: Sign up for My BD Rewards and get a free meal on your birthday.
Beef O’ Bradys: Get a free dessert when you visit on your birthday. Sign up for Team O’Brady’s and get promotions delivered straight to your inbox, along with a free starter just for signing up. (Locations are individually owned – call your nearest location to verify free dessert)
Buffalo Wild Wings: Register for the Buffalo Circle and get an email with a birthday coupon.
Burger 21: Sign up for Patty Perks and get a treat on your birthday along with other specials during the year.
Chili’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for My Chili’s Rewards.
Cracker Barrel: Visit on your birthday and let the server know you’re celebrating a birthday to get a free slice of chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake (or other dessert). Call first to verify your selected location participates in this offer!
Denny’s: Celebrate your birthday with a FREE Grand Slam Breakfast. Valid ID required.
End Zone: Visit on your actual birthday and get a free meal, up to $10.99 value. Excludes alcohol.
Firehouse Subs: Sign up for the Rewards program before your birthday to receive a free medium sub reward, valid once on your birthday or within the following 6 days.
Glory Days Grill: Sign up for the Victory Club and receive a free dessert for your birthday.
Grillsmith: Sign up for the Grill Club or download the Grillsmith loyalty app and get a free birthday treat.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill: Sign up for their mailing list and get a coupon for your birthday, anniversary, and other occasions throughout the year.
Honey Baked Ham: Sign up for Honey Baked Rewards and get a coupon for a free birthday sandwich.
IHOP: Join the Pancake Revolution and get a free stack of pancakes on your Birthday.
Jersey Mike’s: Get a free sub + drink on your birthday when you sign up for the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Create a My Longhorn account, and get a free birthday treat.
Manny’s Chophouse: Sign up for their email club and get a special deal for your birthday.
Mellow Mushroom: Sign up for emails and receive a coupon during your birthday month along with other specials during the year.
Miller’s Ale House: Join the Raving Fans club and receive a free dessert on your birthday, and a free flatbread for signing up.
Moe’s: Get a free nachos right out of the gate and a birthday burrito when you download the Moe’s app.
Olive Garden: Get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on your birthday by signing up for the eClub.
Panda Express: Get a coupon for a free meal on your birthday when you sign up for emails.
Panera: Get a free pastry on your birthday when you are a member of MyPanera.
Red Lobster: Join the Fresh Catch Club will get you a “surprise birthday offer.” New members must join the club at least 7 days prior to their birthday to receive a birthday coupon.
Ruby Tuesday: Get a free burger or garden bar entree from when you sign up for their So Connected club.
Smokey Bones: Sign up for their Bones Club and get a free dessert for your birthday.
Steak ‘n Shake: Sign up for emails and get a free specialty milkshake on your birthday.
Texas Cattle Company: Birthday Steak (10oz. Sirloin) is free on the day of your birthday with a valid Florida Driver’s License and the purchase of an adult entrée of equal or greater value.
Texas Roadhouse: Sign up for emails and get a birthday gift. (Texas Roadhouse is known for their birthday tradition that involves a saddle, a napkin’ and a whole lot of hootin’-n’-hollerin’.)
Tijuana Flats: Become a Flathead and receive a free birthday treat. Receive a free trio just for signing up.
TooJay’s: Join the eClub and get a free dessert during your birthday month.
Village Inn: Sign up for emails and receive a free slice of pie on your birthday (and another for signing up).
Wing House: Join the Wing House Rewards and get a free treat on your birthday.
Zaxby’s: Join the Zax Mail Club and receive a FREE Meal just for joining. Then, on your birthday, you will receive a FREE Nibbler!