It’s 2012 and we are all another year older and another year wiser. To celebrate being both older and wiser — I have a list of what I think are some of the best birthday freebies. These are the places that give you more than just a dessert for your birthday (although that’s always nice, too.)

Benihana – If you join ‘The Chef’s Table’ program you receive a certificate worth $30 to use during the month of your birthday. This is by far the biggest promo I’ve seen for birthdays.

Houlihan’s – Another great meal deal. With four locations around the Twin Cities, if you join Houlihan’s email club you’ll get a coupon for a free entree on your birthday. Non-members can still get a free dessert.

Noodle’s & Company:  Sign up to be a Noodlegram member and get a coupon for a free entrée or soup.

Ruby Tuesday’s – Pick up a tasty burger for free on your birthday when you sign up for their ‘So Connected’ club plus you get a buy-one-get-one free coupon with signup.

TGI Fridays – Hate waiting in line? If you join the ‘Give Me More Stripes’ club you get a “Jump the Line Pass” which means you won’t have to wait for 45 minutes at the restaurant to eat dinner on a crowded Friday night. You get VIP treatment and get to jump right to the head of the line.  Plus you get a complimentary dessert or appetizer coupon to use anytime during your birthday month.

Brunswick Bowling – 2 free games of bowling when you sign up here.

Aveda– A full-size beauty product on your birthday (valued up to $25) when you using up for their mailing list.

Sephora – Insider Club members get a free birthday gift. In 2011 they gave away Philosophy Shampoo/Shower Gel/Bubble Bath in the Vanilla Cupcake — a 6 oz bottle!

For a list of many more birthday freebies (including the desserts) check the following sites. Just don’t forget to call ahead to make sure it is valid at a location near you.

Hey It’s Free Website

Frugal Girls Website

Know of any other deals? Share them with other ‘Good Lifers’ in the comment section. You can also read more money-saving blog posts here and text WCCODEALS to 84816 for a ‘deals of the week’ reminder.

Comments (5)
  1. Molly says:

    You should mention Lindey’s steak house in Arden Hills. Sign up for the birthday club and get a $25.00 coupon. Great steaks!!!

  2. Kris says:

    Best birthday special is at Tria Restaurant, 5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, MN 55127, 651-426-9222. You get a free bottle of wine equivalent to your age on your birthday! If you turn 50, you get a $50 bottle of wine for free with the purchase of two entrees! They also have great anniversary treats as well.

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