Master List for Birthday Freebies and Deals including San Diego restaurants
Friends know me as the deal queen especially when it comes to food! I've compiled a master list of birthday freebies and offers including local San Diego businesses which I'll update approximately twice a year (once for my birthday, once for Dennis's birthday). Some offers improved this year. Souplantation now gives you a free meal instead of B1G1 with drink purchase. Some aren't as good as before such as Noodles & Co offering a rice krispie instead of an entree. Regardless, you do YOU and sign up for what you want to eat or whichever businesses you want to support.
By the way, the customized yogurt pic is from Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. I noticed the waffle iron in the store and had to add a waffle to my stackup! Yummy! You can also check out my previous birthday freebies roundup.
Birthday Table Guidance:
- Business - Name of the restaurant
- Available - Denotes whether this is a chain (nationwide or regional) or San Diego only
- Expires - Shows the number of days a promo is redeemable following your birthday.
- Promo - Items in the "Freebies" section are either completely free or enough discount for a free item (depending on choice). Items in the Deals section requires purchase.
- Notes - Extra info on how to redeem the freebie or deal, such as showing the email, printing out the offer, using your member phone number or email, or using an app.
Latest update: 12/11/2017
We all love freebies! These are the ones that I've signed up for this year. This section can be sorted by category by clicking on the header.
Disclaimer: All referral links or codes are clearly marked in the "Notes" column.
|Bruegger's||chain||+0 (day of)||bagel w/cream cheese||show email|
|Rita's||chain||+0 (day of)||italian ice||print offer|
|Cafe Hue||San Diego||+0 (day of)||reg drink||Five Star app|
|Pokeland||San Diego||+0 (day of)||macaroon||Five Star app|
|Dolce Italian Ice||San Diego||+14||medium D-lite||Square app|
|Starbucks||chain||+01||drink or food item||use app|
|Pappalecco||San Diego||+03||medium gelato||print offer|
|Firehouse Subs||chain||+06||medium sub||use app. referral code: 5wfxz (300 points for me and you)|
|Pizza Studio||chain||+06||pizza or salad||use app. referral code: LynnLe4888|
|Veggie Grill||chain||+07||$5 off||Levelup app. $5 credit using my referral link|
|Bushfire Kitchens||San Diego||+07||$10 off||show email|
|Dickey's Barbecue Pit||chain||+07||classic sandwich||print offer per SD employee|
|Noodles & Co||chain||+07||rice crispy||show email. app only starting 1/1/18|
|Nothing Bundt Cakes||chain||+07||bundtlet||show email|
|PizzaRev||chain||+07||pizza or entree salad||use app. referral code: LynnLe2502|
|Souplantation||chain||+07||lunch or dinner||show email. bonus: 20% off rest of check|
|Wingstop||chain||+07||large fries||show email|
|Del Taco||chain||+08||premium shake||print offer|
|Mimi's Café||chain||+08||mixed berry muffin sundae||show email|
|Native Foods||chain||+09||$10 off||use phone #. join with my referral link|
|Genghis Grill||chain||+09||appetizer or dessert||show email. no longer in SD|
|Duff's Doggz||San Diego||+10||hot dog||show email|
|Mary's Donuts||San Diego||+10||2 regular donuts||show email, two locations|
|Which Wich||chain||+12||small sandwich||use phone #|
|La Costa Coffee||San Diego||+14||regular expresso||show email|
|Fogo de Chao||chain||+15||$25 off lunch/dinner||show email. unique code, max 2 bdays per table|
|Menchies||chain||+15||$5 off||use phone #|
|El Cilantro||San Diego||+15||$5 off||show email|
|Sammy's Woodfired Pizza||chain||+15||giant messy sundae|
|Yogurtland||chain||+17||3 oz yogurt free||use app|
|Brothers||San Diego||+20||$10 off||print offer|
|Fairouz Cafe & Gallery||San Diego||+21||$10 off||print offer|
|Godiva||chain||month of||$10 off||use phone #, no email notifications|
|Burger Lounge||chain||month of||shake||show email|
|Barra Barra Saloon||San Diego||month of||entree||5th day of bday month|
|Boathouse||San Diego||month of||prime rib, chicken or salmon entree||last thursday w/rsvp|
|El Torito||chain||month of||entree||show email. no longer in SD|
|Jamba Juice||chain||month of||small smoothie||use phone #|
|Krispy Kreme||chain||month of||doughnut + coffee||show email. new app may be required in future|
|Red Robin||chain||month of||burger||use phone #|
|Ruby's Diner||chain||month of||shake||show email. new app may be required in future|
|Islands||chain||month of||kona pie or chocolate lava||show email|
|Cafe 21||San Diego||month of||free entree||See note 1 below|
|Jimmy's Famous American Tavern||chain||month of||$25 off||See note 2 below|
|Sprinkles||chain||+28||cupcake||use phone #|
|Yummy Cupcakes||San Diego||+30||cupcake||print offer|
|Daphne's||chain||+30||$5 off||use phone #. auto $5 off 1st visit within 30 days of bday|
|Bonefish Grill||chain||+30||bang bang shrimp or dessert||show email. not in SD but has OC location|
|The Habit||chain||+30||charburger with cheese||show email. unique code|
|Jersey Mike's Subs||chain||+364 (year)||sub & drink||show email. unique code|
|The Melt||chain||N/A||dessert||use app. online account shows bday offer with no expiration date|
|Grater Grilled Cheese||San Diego||N/A||$5 off||use phone #. online account does not show bday credits|
Note 1: Cafe 21 did not send me an offer in December but Mary received one in October. Last year I received the promo so the promotion may have recently changed.
Note 2: Jimmy's Famous American Tavern did not send me an offer in December but I received it last year. I noticed JFAT does not have a birthday field on the signup so the promotion may have recently changed.
Even though these require purchase, these are ones that I've either used in the past or are ones that I am interested in trying. I may add more from ibirthdayclub.com (San Diego only) but signup is tedious due to individual forms per business. We suggest picking restaurants that you really want to try.
Disclaimer: All referral links or codes are clearly marked in the "Notes" column.
|Boba Bar and Desserts||San Diego||+0 (day of)||B1G1 drink||Five Star app|
|Cali O Burger||San Diego||+0 (day of)||milkshake w/purchase of burger||Five Star app|
|Tea N More||San Diego||+0 (day of)||$5 off $10||Five Star app|
|North Park Sushi & Grill||San Diego||+05||$10 off $20||show email (ibirthday)|
|Schlotzsky's||chain||+07||50% off meal||use app. Oceanside location|
|Cold Stone Creamery||chain||+07||B1G1 Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It||show email. same promo sent year round|
|El Pollo Loco||chain||+07||entree w/any purchase||use app. referral code LynnL8482|
|The Butcher Shop Steakhouse||San Diego||+07||15% of check||show email|
|Flower Child||chain||+07||dessert w/purchase of entree||show email|
|True Food Kitchen||chain||+07||dessert w/purchase of entree||show email|
|Cafe Coyote||San Diego||+07||B1G1 entree||print offer|
|Himalayan Curry & Grill||San Diego||+07||$10 off $20||show email (ibirthday)|
|Rubios||chain||+09||entree w/purchase of drink||show email|
|Einstein's Bagels||chain||+10||egg sandwich w/purchase||show email|
|Coops West Texas BBQ||San Diego||+10||$10 off $20||print offer (ibirthday). our review here|
|Fuddruckers||chain||month of||B1G1 1/3 lb burger||show email|
|Brigantine||San Diego||month of||$15 off $40||print offer|
|Miguel's Cocina||San Diego||month of||$10 off $30||print offer|
|Benihana||chain||month of||$30 off 2 entrees||print offer|
|Pieology||chain||month of||B1G1 pizza||show email|
|Melting Pot||chain||+75||strawberries w/purchase of $60||call ahead to reserve|
|Khan's Cave||San Diego||N/A||entree + dessert w/purchase of 2 entrees + 2 drinks||show email|
There are a few retailers I'm subscribed to that offered discounts or freebies for birthdays:
- CVS - $3 off
- DSW - $5 off
- Kohls - $5 off
- Restaurant.com - $10 restaurant eCard
- Sephora - free birthday gift (typically deluxe samples)
- Shop Your Way - $5 off
- Ulta - free birthday gift (typically deluxe samples)
Did you enjoy my list or find any new spots? Please share with your friends! You can also pin this post for later!
DAYYYYUMMMMM. You, hands down, are master of these spreadsheets. I LOVE the spreadsheets this year as it's so easy to use (esp with the search button!). I will definitely have this post as one of my faves to use during birthday season. Thanks for taking the time to create this!
I found a couple of new items this year too! Recently signed up for Bushfire Kitchens (I remember it from your post) and got a birthday surprise too! Missed a couple as well because busy with work. *sigh*
OMG this is awesome!! didn't know about half of these!!
awesome! hope you get to use some of these for your next celebration! :)
This is a great post, I love getting freebies for my birthday!!
yay! there are both local and national so you should be able to claim ones from this list! :)
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