Birthday Coming Up? These Central New York Places Will Give You Free Goodies
Who doesn't like free stuff, especially on their birthday? It's like, extra presents. Luckily, there's quite a few places in our area that offer discounts and freebies on your special day.
Here's the thing to know before you stop at any of these places (listed below) to get your free or discounted items on your birthday... MOST of these places have a "rewards club" or "email program" you need to be already signed up for to get your deal. These clubs and programs usually require an email address, and some you have to create an account, but if that's all you have to do to get some freebies?! Well, we think it's worth it. Plus, they can send you other deals throughout the year.
Our advice? Create a separate email account, just for things like this. That way you don't get overloaded on your work email or personal email that you use on a daily basis. Alright, onward to the goodies you can take advantage of right here in Central New York:
Applebee's: free dessert (and they'll sing you a birthday song)
Arby's: free milkshake (12-ounce)
Auntie Anne's Pretzels: free regular pretzel
Baskin Robbins: free scoop of ice cream (and $3 towards an ice cream cake)
Buffalo Wild Wings: free snack-size wings order
The Cheesecake Factory: free ice cream dessert
Cold Stone Creamery: free ice cream in a waffle cone
Cracker Barrel: free dessert
Denny's: Grand Slam breakfast ***This one you don't have to sign up for. Just show them your ID and you'll get your free breakfast.
Dunkin' Donuts: free beverage
IHOP: free stack of pancakes
Moe's Southwest Grill: free burrito
Olive Garden: free dessert or appetizer
Outback Steakhouse: free ice cream sundae
Panera Bread: free pastry
Papa John's: free bonus points, which you can redeem for your choice of goodies like breadsticks, garlic knots, or other treats
Piggy Pat's: free Margarita
Pizza Hut: free cinnamon sticks
Red Lobster: free dessert and $5 off two regular meals (plus they'll sing "Happy Birthday" to you)
Red Robin: free birthday burger
Starbucks: free drink or treat ***You need to be signed up for their rewards program at least 30 days before your birthday
Subway: free 6-inch sub and beverage
Uno's Pizzeria and Grill: free entree
Wendy's: free frosty
If you're planning on taking advantage of any of these specials for your birthday, make sure you sign up for that business' reward program, and get all the details. Sometimes offers and special discounts change. And if you're ever unsure, you can always call the restaurant and double-check, just in case.
Happy birthday, and enjoy your free and discounted goodies.