For several people, their birthday is one of the best days of the year. Well, if you join enough birthday clubs you can enjoy birthday freebies in Los Angeles for several days. This is not a list of every free item you can get on your birthday or during the month of your birthday. I am focusing on the ones that I think are really great within the Los Angeles area. Whether you are a local or will just be visiting around your birthday be sure to take advantage of these freebies.
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Here’s a List Of The Best Birthday Freebies In Los Angeles
Tips for Getting Birthday Freebies in LA
- Have an email address dedicated to email lists, that way your regular email list won’t get overloaded with offers
- Keep track of when certain freebies expire so that you don’t miss out on any
- Pay extra attention to whether an item is free on its own or if you will need to make a purchase to be eligible to redeem it
- Birthday Freebies can change at any time so I apologize if you aren’t able to redeem everything listed here. I do my best to keep this as up-to-date as possible to help this be a great resource.
On the LA Dreaming Podcast, I interviewed my friend Jennifer about Birthday Freebies in LA. You can listen to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or Podbean.
A Free Meal at Benihana
Benihana has one of the best birthday offerings for those who join their free program called The Chef’s Table. I joined this club last fall and during the month of my birthday, I was sent a $30 gift certificate. In order to use the gift certificate, you need to purchase a second adult dinner entree. My Mom and I came here on my birthday and we had a great time.
Free Dessert From California Pizza Kitchen
This makes the list because of how delicious the dessert is. Have you ever tried the butter cake? It is one of my favorite desserts at any restaurant which is saying a lot. Those who sign up for their Pizza Dough Rewards program will get a free dessert during the month of their birthday. If I want a pizza this is my go-to place. The butter cake is almost seven dollars and if you add ice cream it would be over eight dollars so getting a free dessert is awesome! To sign up for Pizza Dough Rewards click here.
A Free Appetizer Or Dessert From The Lazy Dog
I am sure that the appetizers are great but I love the dessert at the Lazy Dog so much that I always pick that for my freebie. You can sign up for their email club here.
A Free Hot Fudge Sundae From Bob’s Big Boy
Bob’s will give you a free hot fudge sundae which is so delicious! You can sign up for their email list here. They did not send me one for my 2021 birthday so I am currently trying to figure out if this still exists.
A $25 Credit To Landry’s Restaurants
The Landry’s Select Club is a rewards program that you can sign up for. It does cost $25 to join but you will receive a $25 credit to use towards a meal. During the month of your birthday, you will receive another $25 credit. There are several restaurants owned by Landry’s including Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Morton’s, and more. You earn points on every visit and will get an additional $25 credits for every $250 you spend. When you show up at one of the Landry restaurants and show your Landry’s Select Club card you will receive priority seating. My parents joined and they really like it.
Claim Jumper is one of the restaurants that used to be part of the Landry’s Select Club. You can join their own rewards program to get a birthday dessert.
Experience Medieval Times For Free
This is another place where you can get a free experience with the purchase of a second ticket. It is a fun place to go for both dinner and a show. If you join their email club you can go for free on your birthday. With tickets for Medieval Times starting at $61.95 going for free is awesome. I enjoyed going as an adult and I think children would really enjoy it too.
Get $5 off from The Veggie Grill
Sign up for Veggie Grill Rewards to get the discount.
Get a Free Doughnut from Sidecar
Join the Sidecar rewards club and get a free doughnut for your birthday. The offer was loaded onto my account through the Sidecar app. It was sent to me on the first day of my birthday month, it didn’t say how long I had to use it but I would assume through your birthday if not the end of the month.
Get a Free Buntlet From Nothing Bundt Cakes
This is the go-to cake store for me. The picture at the top is my birthday cake from last year which came from Nothing Bundt Cakes. They have cakes of all sizes all of which are fresh and soft and Devine. My personal favorite is the White White Chocolate and I would highly recommend that flavor. If you join their email club you will be able to get a bundtlet, a mini bundt cake, in the flavor of your choice.
Get a Free Pizza from Big Mama and Papa’s Pizzeria
Sign up for a free birthday pizza here.
Get a free cookie from Crumbl Cookie on Your Birthday
Once you create an account on the Crumbl website be sure to fill out your profile. You will need to add your birthday after your account is created. I got a text message with a QR code to redeem the cookie. They give you five weeks to redeem your cookie.
Get a Free Parasailing Experience When Booking At Least One Paid Flight with Long Beach Parasail
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Get Free Points From the Disney Movie Insiders Program
Anyone registered for the Disney Movie Insiders will receive bonus points on their birthday. You can redeem your points for various rewards like DVDs, gift cards, a tour of the Walt Disney Studios, and occasionally movie premieres.
Get a Free Cupcake From Sprinkles
Join the Sprinkles Perks program to get a free cupcake around the time of your birthday. You can read more about Sprinkles here. If you are a big Sprinkles fan I got the recipe book which is incredible. I highly recommend it, you can find it here on Amazon.
Get a Free Scoop of Ice Cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Show a valid id proving it is your birthday and you can get a scoop of some delicious ice cream! No need to sign up for an email club for this freebie.
Black Angus Steakhouse
This freebie is limited to a one-time use but members will receive a free steak dinner with the purchase of an adult entree. Join the prime club to redeem this. On future birthdays you should be able to get the cowboy cookie for free.
If you want some fun birthday accessories to wear while you are out collecting your freebies you can find some stuff on Amazon.
Get a Free Charbuger from the Habit Burger Grill
Join the char club for the habit grill to get this free burger. In 2021 I got the email offer one week before my birthday. It is good for one month.
Get a Free Ticket from the Alamo Drafthouse
Sign up for the victory rewards program and receive a free birthday ticket. This ticket is valid for up to 30 days following your birthday. *I did not get this reward in 2021 so it may be temporarily paused due to the pandemic.
Get a Free Popcorn From AMC Theatres
You can join the free version of the AMC Stubs program to receive this freebie. Members of the paid program will get free popcorn and drink. Regal Crown Club members can get free popcorn as well. Harkins Theatres will give reward members a $5 concessions credit.
Catalina Island Has Ended Its Free Birthday Ride
However, if you want to celebrate your special day at Catalina Island you can find discounted tickets on Goldstar.
Get a Free Burger & Fries From Red Robin
This is a popular eatery that offers a free burger during the month of your birthday for members of Red Robin Royalty. You can register for Red Robin Royalty online or in the restaurant. In addition to getting a free burger for your birthday, you can also earn a free item after nine visits. If you have a Red Robin in your area be sure to sign up for a freebie.
Get a Free Drink or Pastry From Starbucks
They will give you a free drink on your birthday if you join My Starbucks Rewards. You will need to join at least thirty days before your birthday to take advantage of this deal. In order to join My Starbucks Rewards, you will need a gift card. For Starbucks lovers, this is a nice birthday perk!
Get a Free Entree from El Torito
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El Torito will send you a $15 credit to use towards an entree with the purchase of another entree. Some of the entrees are under $15 which would make yours completely free, I ordered a $19 entree so this made it a great deal. My family loved checking out the El Torito on the Redondo Beach Pier for a gorgeous view. You’ll also get a free appetizer upon signing up so make sure to sign up early so you can use the rewards on separate visits.
Get a Free Coffee or Pastry from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Last year I didn’t sign up for this freebie in time but this year I was able to redeem it. Sign up for coffee bean rewards to get started. For this birthday reward, you do need to make one purchase within 4 months of your birthday to qualify.
Get a Free Entree from the Old Spaghetti Factory
If you download the Old Spaghetti Factory app and sign up for their rewards program you’ll get a free garlic cheese bread for your birthday. They used to give away a free meal but it changed in 2021.
Free Hot Dog From Dog Haus
Sign up for Dog Haus rewards on their app and redeem a free dog for your special day. Please note that you can only sign up through the app.
Get a Free Drink from Jamba Juice
Sign up for Jamba Juice rewards to redeem this freebie.
A Free Entree and Slice of Cake From King’s Hawaiian
At King’s Hawaiian in Torrance you can get a free entree with the purchase of one additional entree plus a free slice of cake.
Get a Free Pizzokie From BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Sign up for their rewards program and you’ll get a mini pizzokie for your birthday. Please note that it is smaller than the one shown in the picture.
2 Free Tickets to an LA Kings Hockey Game
Free Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins
You can get 2.5 ounces of ice cream for free. You can sign up for their email club here.
Get a Free Dozen Glazed Donuts from Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme will give you a free dozen glazed donuts that can be redeemed through the app anytime during the month of your birthday.
Get a Free Dessert from The Melt
When you download their app you’ll automatically get a free milkshake or side. For your birthday they will add a dessert to your account. You can sign up here.
$10 Off at Maggiano’s Little Italy
I love eating at Maggiano’s at The Grove. Members of their e club will get $10 off any check over $30 for their birthday.
Are you looking for a fun activity to do to celebrate your birthday? Consider booking a mystery picnic. You will be given clues that lead you to designated spots to pick up the items for your picnic. You’ll also get clues to discover fun photo ops & places to see the neighborhood that you choose. You can read about my experience here.
Other Birthday Freebies In LA
The following are freebies I have not tried yet.
Capriotti’s will give you a free brownie.
Wing Stop will give you free seasoned fries.
Wich Wich will give you a free sandwich.
Hof’s Hut will give you a free entree with the purchase of another entree.
Rubio’s will give you a free entree with no purchase necessary.
El Pollo Loco will give you a free leg and thigh combo or chicken tostada.
Jersey Mike’s will give you any regular sub and 22 oz fountain drink.
Bruxie will give you a $5 coupon. You have a full month to use it.
Marie Callender’s will give you $5 off and a free slice of pie.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill will give you a free burrito with a purchase of another item but the birthday reward could vary. Your offer will be loaded to your Rewards account 7 days prior to your birthday. Your birthday Reward is valid 7 days prior to your birthday and expires 7 days after your birthday.
Ben & Jerry’s will give rewards members a free scoop of ice cream. I got the email with the offer a few days before the end of the month before my birth month. The email said that I had until the end of my birth month to use it.
Bar Louie will give you a free appetizer or dessert
Black Bear Diner will give you a free birthday breakfast through their email program. I was sent the email one week before my birthday. It is valid for two months. No purchase is necessary.
Bonefish Grill will give you a free appetizer and dessert
Buffalo Wild Wings will give you free snack-size wings
Buono’s Pizzeria you can get a free birthday entree or dessert
Cinemark Theaters will give you a free popcorn
Chipotle Mexican Grill will give you free chips and guac
Cold Stone Creamery will give you a free ice cream creation with the purchase of one
Corner Bakery Cafe will give you a sweet treat from the bakery
CREAM free ice cream sandwich
Dairy Queen will give you a free blizzard
Daphne’s California Greek will give you a $5 credit. The $5 credit will be applied to your first purchase after your birthday.
Del Taco will give you a free premium shake
Denny’s Restaurant will give you a free grand slam
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will give you a free bbq sandwich
Duke’s will give you a free hula pie
Dunkin’ Donuts will give you a free beverage
Fuddruckers will give you a free burger
iPic Theaters will give members of their paid membership program a free ticket for their birthday
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks will give you a free slice of Kona Pie
Johnny Rockets will give you a free hamburger
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ will give you a free appetizer or dessert
Macaroni Grill will give you a free birthday cake
Menchies gives you a free $5 froyo
Norms gives you a reward for your birthday
Pinkberry should give you a free yogurt for your birthday
TGI Fridays will give you a free dessert
Robek’s Juice will give you a free small smoothie
Susie Cakes will give you a free slice of cake
I have another post for you to check out if you are interested in finding fun things to do for your birthday in LA.