Everybody loves a freebie. (Of course.) I know many people have long ago jumped on the birthday “freebie” train, especially since it’s so easy to Google all of them.

For some reason, though, I arrived a little late to that birthday freebie party—until I came across an article a few days ago about how Bruegger’s Bagels was giving away free bagels to celebrate its 35th birthday. It never occurred to me to seek out gifts from stores in my neighborhood on my special day.

However… once I started going down that rabbit hole, wow. There are a TON of cool things—dinners, desserts, gifts, entertainment—that are free for the taking not just on your birthday but, in many cases, during the whole month of your birthday!

I’ve already put my family on notice: I’m going to indulge to my heart’s content during my birthday month—whether or not they come along for the ride.

If it’s free, it’s for me!

Since my March birthday falls pretty close to the beginning of the year, putting a short pause on my “healthy eating” New Year’s resolution won’t do too much damage. After all, I’ve still got nine more months to get my diet back on track.

If, like me, you haven’t yet started taking advantage of the bounty of birthday freebies that are available, here’s a list to get you started on your yearly freebie windfall.

KIND Bars: Celebrate yourself and someone else for doing something good and get a free KIND Bar.

Jiffy Cookbook: If cooking is your thing, get a free Jiffy Cookbook and use their easy recipes make yourself some yummy sweet treats.

Baskin Robbins: Download their app and get a free scoop.

Joe’s Crab Shack: Sign up for their email list and get a free appetizer.

Firehouse Subs: Sign up for their Rewards Program and get a free sub on your birthday or up to 6 days after.

Houlihan’s: Join their email list and get a free entree on your birthday.

Black Angus: Join The Prime Club and get a free birthday steak dinner.

BD’s Mongolian Grill: Sign up for their emails and get a free birthday meal.

The list above is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’ve got the stamina to travel around town racking up the mountain of available birthday freebies, have at it—check out this article for this list of 56 (!) free food offers with no purchase required.

So, there you have it. Happy freebie hunting!

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