I have a birthday coming up.
In honor of this milestone (a lady never reveals her age), I've rounded up a list of birthday freebies from A to Z so you, too, can celebrate with free gifts from restaurants and retailers. As a bonus, you'll immediately get free stuff for signing up.
Arby's: Free milkshake at Arbys.com/get-deals.
Benihana: Free $30 dining certificate at Benihana.com.
Capital Grill: Tell server it's your birthday for free slice of Chocolate Espresso Cake.
Denny's: Free Grand Slam breakfast at Dennys.com.
Einstein Bros.: Free breakfast sandwich at EinsteinBros.com/Join-the-Club.
Hooter's: Free appetizer at Hooters.com.
IHOP: Free breakfast at IHOP.com/pancake-revolution.
Joe's Crab Shack: Free appetizer at JoesCrabShack.com/Connect.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut at KrispyKreme.com/About/Join-eClub.
L'Occitane: Free gift at USA.Loccitane.com/passport-to-provence.
Melting Pot: Free chocolate-dipped strawberries at MeltingPot.com/club-fondue.
Nick Jr: Free character phone call for kids at NickJr.com/birthday-club.
Okeechobee Steakhouse: Free New York Strip Steak dinner at the West Palm Beach restaurant at OkeeSteakhouse.com/birthdays-and-vip.
Panera Bread: Free pastry at MyPanera.com.
Quiznos: Free cookie at Quiznos.com/qclub.
Red Lobster: Free surprise coupon at RedLobster.com/Club.
Starbucks: Free beverage at Starbucks.com/card/rewards.
Toys R Us: Free gift for kids 10 and under at GeoffreysBirthdayClub.com.
Ulta Beauty: Free full-sized $18 CK One Mascara at Ulta.com/ulta/myaccount.
Victoria's Secret: Angel cardmembers get a free surprise gift at VictoriasSecret.com.
Waffle House: Free waffle at WaffleHouse.com.
X: Marks the spot where there is no birthday freebie (wink).
Yard House: Free dessert at My.YardHouse.com.
Zinburger: Free milkshake at ZinburgerEast.com.
What's your deal? Share it at firstname.lastname@example.org.