72 Restaurant Freebies – signups and birthdays!

By Lauren
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    72 Restaurant Freebies

    Going out to eat? Don't leave without these restaurant freebies and NEVER pay full price! We all know that almost every chain restaurant has some sort of email club or app with some perks, but I've put all of them in one place!

    When you join these email lists, they will usually send you deals and coupons throughout the year, but you usually get the best freebies at 2 times:

    • When you first sign up
    • On your birthday

    Below is a compilation of 72 restaurants, their email signup freebies and birthday freebies. I literally signed up for all of them with a brand new email account dedicated to this purpose… which took a while but was totally worth it! I now have an email address dedicated solely to every chain restaurant I can think of. I set it up as a separate inbox on my iPhone so I can access it at any time:

     

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    Now when we go out to eat, I just pulled out my iPhone and check the ‘Restaurants Email' folder to see where we have coupons for. Then we choose to eat at one of those places.  This is a much better idea than searching through your email right before you go out the door. And when we travel, it doesn't really matter where we stop to eat, I can have access to a coupon within seconds.

    So without further ado – here is the list:

    • A&W Restaurants
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free Root beer float on birthday
    • Applebee's
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free dessert or Free Entrée
    • Arby's
      • Signup Gift: Free Roast Beef Sandwich with purchase of a drink
      • Birthday Gift: Free Shake
    • Auntie Anne's
      • Signup Gift: Free Pretzel
      • Birthday Gift: Free Pretzel
    • Baja Fresh
      • Signup Gift: Free Taco
      • Birthday Gift: Free Burrito
    • Baskin-Robbins
      • Signup Gift: BOGO offer
      • Birthday Gift: Free small ice cream
    • Beef O'Brady's
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer
    • Ben & Jerry's
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free Ice Cream
    • Bojangles' Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits
      • Signup Gift: Free Biscuit Sandwich with any purchase
      • Birthday Gift: Free biscuit
    • Bonefish Grill
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer or dessert
    • Boston Market
      • Signup Gift: $4 off $10 purchase
      • Birthday Gift: Special Coupon
    • Buffalo Wild Wings
      • Signup Gift: $5 off next visit
      • Birthday Gift: Free Snack Sized Wings
    • Captain D's
      • Signup Gift: Free desert with purchase of a meal, once a week for a month
      • Birthday Gift: Free Meal
    • Carl's Jr.
      • Signup Gift: Free fries and drink with purchase
      • Birthday Gift: None
    • Carrabba's Italian Grill
      • Signup Gift: 15% off entire bill
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer
    • Cheesecake Factory
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Nothing
    • Chick-fil-A
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Nothing
    • Chili's
      • Signup Gift: Free chips with salsa, queso or guacamole with purchase of adult entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free Brownie Sundae
    • Chipotle Mexican Grill
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Nothing
    • Cinnabon
      • Signup Gift: Free Mini-bon Roll
      • Birthday Gift: Free Birthday Treat
    • Cold Stone Creamery
      • Signup Gift: Free small ice cream
      • Birthday Gift: Free small ice cream
      • Comments: The need a phone number
    • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free Dessert
    • Dave & Buster's
      • Signup Gift: $10 Bonus Gme Play with purchaase of $10 game
      • Birthday Gift: $5 Free game
      • Other: Earn $10 for every $100 spent
    • Denny's
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free Grand Slam Meal
      • Comments: Hard to find how to join… Requires you to add your ethnicity.
    • Dunkin' Donuts Perks
      • Signup Gift: Free Beverage
      • Birthday Gift: Free Beverage
    • Friendly's
      • Signup Gift: 25% off your bill (cannot use until the day after you signed up)
      • Birthday Gift: Free Happy Ending Sundae
    • Fuddruckers
      • Signup Gift: $7 for burger, fries and drink
      • Birthday Gift: Free burger with purchase of another entrée
    • Hardee's
      • Signup Gift: Free Small Fry
      • Birthday Gift: None
    • IHOP
      • Signup Gift: Free Pancakes
      • Birthday Gift: Free Pancakes
      • Comments: Must join Pancake Revolution
    • Jason's Deli
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: $5 coupon
    • Jersey Mike's Subs
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free sub and drink
    • Joe's Crab Shack
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée and drink
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer
    • Johnny Rockets
      • Signup Gift: Free Hamburger with purchase of adult entrée and drink
      • Birthday Gift: Free hamburger
    • Long John Silver's
      • Signup Gift: Free Dr. Pepper or slice of pie
      • Birthday Gift: None that I could find…
    • LongHorn Steakhouse
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free dessert
    • Moe's Southwest Grill
      • Signup Gift: Free cup of queso
      • Birthday Gift: Free burrito
    • O'Charley's
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free dessert
    • Olive Garden
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer/desert with purchase of 2 adult entrees
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer or dessert
    • Outback Steakhouse
      • Signup Gift: Free Bloomin Onion
      • Birthday Gift: Free Dessert
      • Comments: Freebie is good for a single day – exactly 3 days after you sign up, takes you right to a place to make a reservation.
    • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer or dessert
      • Comments: Phone number required
    • Panera Bread
      • Signup Gift: Free Pastry
      • Birthday Gift: Free Pastry
      • Comments: Requires a rewards card with money
    • Papa Gino's
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free pizza slice
    • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
      • Signup Gift: 20% off your bill
      • Birthday Gift: Free Breakfast
    • Pita Pit
      • Signup Gift: Free Combo updgrade (chips/cookie and a drink)
      • Birthday Gift: None that I could see…
    • Pizza Hut
      • Signup Gift: Free Cheese Sticks
      • Birthday Gift: None
    • Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse
      • Signup Gift: Free Meal with the purchase of a second meal of equal or greater value
      • Birthday Gift: $5 off dine-in purchase
    • Quaker Steak & Lube
      • Signup Gift: Free Sprintster of Wings or 6 Boneless Wings
      • Birthday Gift: Free meal
    • Rainforest Cafe
      • Signup Gift: $25 off dinner
      • Birthday Gift: $25 off dinner
      • Comments: Must purchase membership through Landry's Select Club
    • Red Lobster
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer or desert with 2 adult entrees
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer
    • Red Robin
      • Signup Gift: $20 towards 6th visit, every tenth item is free
      • Birthday Gift: Free Burger
      • Comments: Address and phone number required
    • Romano's Macaroni Grill
      • Signup Gift: $5 off next visit
      • Birthday Gift: Free Dessert
    • Ruby Tuesday
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free Burger
    • Sbarro
      • Signup Gift: Free slice of Cheese pizza
      • Birthday Gift: Free slice of Cheese pizza
    • Schlotzsky's
      • Signup Gift: $7 off 7th visit
      • Birthday Gift: Free sandwich
      • Comments: Must download an app
    • Shoney's
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult buffet or entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free Slice of Cake
    • Sizzler
      • Signup Gift: $5 off any entrée purchase
      • Birthday Gift: $5 off any entrée purchase
    • Smashburger
      • Signup Gift: $2 off a $5 purchase
      • Birthday Gift: Free shake
    • Smokey Bones
      • Signup Gift: $10 off a $20 purchase
      • Birthday Gift: Free dessert
    • Spaghetti Warehouse
      • Signup Gift: Free Appetizer
      • Birthday Gift: Free Meal
    • Steak ‘n Shake
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free double steakburger
    • Subway
      • Signup Gift: 50 points – good to purchase a free 6″ sub
      • Birthday Gift: Points – good to purchase a chips, cookie or drink
      • Comments: Requires a rewards card
    • T.G.I. Friday's
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer/desert with purchase – and ‘jump the line'
      • Birthday Gift: Free Dessert
      • Comments: Phone number required
    • Texas de Brazil
      • Signup Gift: $25 off 2 regular dinners
      • Birthday Gift: B1G1 dinner
    • Texas Roadhouse
      • Signup Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free appetizer with purchase of adult entrée
    • The Melting Pot
      • Signup Gift: Box of chocolate covered strawberries with purchase of $60 or more
      • Birthday Gift: Free Fundue
    • Tijuana Flats
      • Signup Gift: Free entrée with the purchase of an entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free dessert
    • Uno Chicago Grill
      • Signup Gift: Free mini-dessert with purchase of entrée
      • Birthday Gift: Free Entrée
    • Village Inn
      • Signup Gift: Slice of pie with adult entrée purchase
      • Birthday Gift: Free slice of pie
    • Waffle House
      • Signup Gift: Free waffle
      • Birthday Gift: Free waffle
    • Wendy's
      • Signup Gift: Nothing
      • Birthday Gift: Free frosty
      • Comments: app only – good value if you go to Wendy's a lot.
    • Zaxby's
      • Signup Gift: Free Meal Deal
      • Birthday Gift: Free Nibler
      • Comments: Have to enter physical address, or actual phone number for texts.

    COMMENTS

  • Lauren, thank you very much for all of those helpful tips on how to save! I will be working very hard to implement them in the near future. Again, thanks very much.

  • Also, check out other specials. My MIL loves to go to Sizzler, and during the holidays they offer extra free gift cards if you buy a $25 or $50 card. We know we will be taking her out during the year, so we take advantage of this. And check local restaurants and regional chains. Shari’s on the west coast has a rewards card…completely paid for our dinner last month.

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