I didn’t realize how many restaurants I had signed up for email clubs with until my birthday rolled around a couple of years ago.
Starting about one week prior to my actual birthday, my inbox began to fill with coupons for free appetizers and desserts. That made me really start to wonder if people even know how much free food they can get just from allowing the restaurants to contact them via email. So, I thought I would compile a list of the benefits of local restaurant email clubs for you. If you know of something not on the list, let me know and I will add it. Any more that I find, I will add, as well.
UPDATED FOR THE 5TH YEAR!!!
**ATTENTION – 8/25/16 – My birthday freebies have already started rolling in and I will be updating the list as they arrive. The items below are what I have received in the past upon sign up or birthday as noted. Some campaigns or promotional gifts may have changed. I will update each one as they come in this year.
Acme Oyster House – Rewards program – pick up a loyalty card from your nearest Acme, and then activate it online.- Earn points for every $1 you spend. At every 250-point increment, a $25 reward will be applied to your loyalty card. You can redeem the reward dollars at any of our participating Acme locations! Get a Free Bday dessert AND Priority Skip the Line Seating! Got it 2016!
Applebee’s – free dessert on your birthday – (Got it 2016!!!)
Auntie Ann’s – Free Pretzel with sign up.
Baskin Robbins – Coupon for $3 off cake a month ahead of your birthday so that you can order your cake. Also got a coupon for free scoop or swirl. 2016lon
Bonefish Grill – $10 gift card for our anniversary, Free Bang Bang Shrimp of Dessert for my birthday. (Got it 2014!!!)
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free Snack Size Wings on your birthday (Got it 2016!!!)
Cantina Laredo in Destin – free dessert (Got it 2016!!!)
Carrabas Amici Club – Free appetizer or Dessert – 2015
Cupcake Concept – Free Cupcake on your Birthday! NEW PROGRAM in 2015!!! Allows you add your family members, too. GOT IT 2016!!
Dickey’s – Got a Free Big BBQ Sandwich this year! 2016 (got free dessert for member anniversary 4/2016)
Don’s Seafood– Free cup of Gumbo. Also asked for Bday (Free entree with your party of 4+ and a $10 gift card for future Got it 2016!!!) and Anniversary (Free glass of champagne and dessert with purchase of 2 entrees – 2016).
Donut King in Mandeville gives your kids free donuts on their birthday (under age 13). They get to go behind the counter and fill a bag!
Dunkin’ Donuts DDPerks – Got a free beverage any size – 2016
Earl Of Sandwich (Downtown Disney, and other states than LA) NEW REWARDS CLUB in 2016 – Get $5 off when you join…..Got this August 2016.
Great American Cookie – Free Slice of Cookie Cake 2016 (also got free cookie for member anniversary – 3/2016)
Hooters – 10 free wings, Id required, expires 7 days after bday – (Got it 2016!!!)
IHOP – Free Root Tooty Fresh N Fruity upon sign up, your birthday(Got it 2016!!!) and the anniversary of your sign-up. (Got it 2016!!!) – Allows you to add family members, too! Hubby got it in Feb and oldest son got it in March, 2016.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Appetizer upon sign-up and your birthday (Got it 2016!!!), Free dessert on 1 yr anniv of sign-up.
Johnny’s Pizza Perks – Got Free Lunch Buffet on Sign Up – Free Single Topping Personal pizza for bday –2016
Johnny Rockets – B1G1 Free Burger for sign up and birthday: Free burger with beverage or shake purchase. Use these in Destin, Gatlinburg, etc. (Got it 2016!!!)
Longhorn Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary appetizer for joining
Macaroni Grill – Get $5 off your next visit upon signup. Also asked for birthday (free dessert (Got it 2016!!!)) and anniversary date.
Marble Slab – Free Small Cup or Cone, ALSO separate email for $5 off a cake! 2016
Mariner’s Inn (Hammond) – not a club, but supposedly get free steak on your birthday! I have never been, so call first and ask!
McAlisters – $5 off your next purchase for your birthday (Got it 2016!).
McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin – free dessert on your birthday (Got it 2016!!!), Complimentary Champagne Toast with the
purchase of two entrees! for Anniversary 2016.
N’Tini’s – Waiting for birthday club, but will update upon receipt.
Nothing Bundt Cake – BOGO occasionally for email club members exclusively. Got a FREE bundlet in 2016!
O’Henry’s – Buy one steak dinner and get the birthday steak free.)
Show photo ID with birth date and present this coupon to redeem.
GOOD DURING MONTH & YEAR LISTED ABOVE ONLY!
Dine in only. 18% gratuity will be added to total check including free steak value. Not valid with any other coupon, discount, or promotion. Must print coupon at this link
Olive Garden – Free app or dessert upon sign and for birthday. (Got it 2015!!!).
Outback – Free Appetizer upon sign-up Free Dessert for birthday (Got it 2014!)
Panera Bread – I got a Free Pastry or Sweet to use within 60 days upon signup for their Rewards card. 2016
PF Changs – Get your Warrior card and get 10% off each visit. I have gotten free lettuce wraps with this one. Free appetizer or Dessert 2016
Pizza Hut – Free Cinnamon Sticks on your birthday (Got it 2016!!!)
Quiznos – Get various coupons for joining the Q-Club
Rainforest Café (going to Disney near your birthday??) – Free Appetizer or kids meal 2016
Raising Cane’s – Free box combo on sign up, various freebies throughout the year. Free drink on your birthday – (Got it 2016!!!)
Rotolo’s – Free 12″ pizza for your birthday – (Got it 2016!!!)
Ryan’s – Buy 1 Adult Buffet, Get 1 Free upon sign up. – Same for birthday (Got it 2016!!!), with drink purchase.
Ruby Tuesday – Received verification email within 5 minutes, after completing, received sonB1G1 entree coupon immediately via a 2nd email. Free Burger for your birthday 2016.
Sbarro – Free Birthday Slice (2016) and freebies throughout the year.
Sonic – Free Tots with purchase for bday – 2016.
Starbucks – Free Drink (any!) and 15% off online – both for your birthday 2016
Steak and Shake – BOGO Milkshake for signup. Free double SteakBurger with cheese and fries for Bday – 2016
TCBY – $3 off coupon and $3 off cake or pie coupon (Got it 2015!!!)
Texas de Brazil– join Texas de Brazil’s eclub
to get a FREE dinner (2016 – got $25 gift certificate) on your birthday (with the purchase of 2 entrees, not on holidays like Valentines’ Mother/Fathers Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year, etc.) and other offers throughout the year. – 2015 Anniversary – got Free dessert or champagne toast with full price dinner.
Texas Roadhouse – Choose one of the follwing Appetizers upon sign up: Tates Skins, Cheese Fries, Baby Blossoms, Fried Pickles, Rattlesnake Bites. They also asked for kids names and birthdays, so they can get freebies, too. Birthday – Free Appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs. (Got it 2016!!!). – Oldest son got free kids meal in March 2015.** Got free appetizer with entree purchase for sign up anniversary 2016.
Times Grill– Buy 1 Get 2nd 1/2 off shortly after sign-up. (mine took about 4 hours) Free dessert for your birthday. 2016, Free Appetizer for Anniversary (2015)
The Velvet Cactus – Get a free house margarita or dessert up to $6.99 value with $20 min. purchase-– Anniversary 2016, (Birthday email state value up to $8.00 2016)
Aveda – Free shipping on your next $25 order and a free sample trio – 2016
Movie Tavern in Covington – Free Popcorn and ticket (separate emails) upon sign up. Free movie ticket on your birthday. GOT it in 2016!!
Cinemark – Free Small Popcorn for birthday 2016
Charming Charlie Charm Club – $10/$50 for sign up – $5 to spend for birthday! Got it 2016
Swagbucks – Get 50 Swagbucks on your birthday 2015
CVS Beauty Club– Extra Care – Got a coupon for $3 to spend 2015
Gap – 40% off your purchase email – 2015
Kohl Rewards – Every dollar spent = 1 point. 100 points = a $5 reward. Plus, a special Birthday offer.
Payless Shoes – 25% Off in store or online! 2015
Sephora – Beauty insiders get a free birthday gift 2015
Ulta – Earn points and special offers all year and get a special gift for your birthday.