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Where to score birthday freebies and deals

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Posted at 1:39 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 17:27:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Birthday cards are great, but who can argue with free food on that special day?

Tons of restaurants and businesses around San Diego offer freebies and deals on your birthday. Weather you're in the mood for dessert, a burger, or coffee, you're sure to find a treat.

Check out the list below to find out how to score free food, drinks and even desserts on your birthday:


Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you sign up for the mug club.


Join the birthday club and receive a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.

The Cheesecake Factory

Let your server know it's your birthday and you'll score a free cup of ice cream.

Cold Stone Creamery

Sign up for the Cold Stone Club rewards program and get two treats for the price of one.


Sign up for the Chili's rewards program and score a free dessert on your birthday.

Del Taco

Sign up and get a free premium milkshake on your birthday.


In the mood for breakfast? Denny's will give you a free birthday breakfast on your special day.

Dunkin Donuts

Get a free beverage on your birthday and when you sign up for the DD Perks program.


Sign up for the IHOP e-club and grab some free pancakes on your birthday.

Olive Garden

Sign up for the Olive Garden E-Club and receive a free dessert on your special day.

Red Robin

Sign up for the rewards program and score a free burger on your birthday.


Sign up for the Starbucks rewards program and get a free drink on your birthday.