It's my birthday and I'll be cheap if I want to

People are always looking for new ways to celebrate their birthdays, but what would be better than to visit places that recognize your special day? By signing up for each location’s membership before your birthday, there is an endless amount of freebies you can obtain.

Starbucks- Start your morning off with a free drink from Starbucks. Just join My Starbucks Rewards to receive a tasty treat.

Krispy Kreme- Join the Friends of Krispy Kreme eClub and get a free doughnut and coffee on your birthday.

IHOP- Pancake lover? Sign up for the IHOP Pancake Revolution and receive a stack of free pancakes on your birthday.

Einstein Bros. – If you are craving bagels on your birthday, join the Einstein Bros. Bagels club and receive a free bagel.

Auntie Anne’s – Love pretzels? Sign up for Pretzel Perks and get a free pretzel on your birthday.

Olive Garden – Get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on your birthday by signing up for Olive Garden’s eClub.

Johnny Rocket's – Receive a free hamburger on your birthday by joining the Johnny Rocket’s eClub.

RA Sushi – If you aren’t a fan of hamburgers, don’t worry, RA Sushi gives you a $20 gift certificate on your HALF birthday when you become a member of The Hook Up.

Marie Callendar’s – Leave enough space after dining for a free slice of pie on your birthday by signing up on their e-club.

Denny’s –  With Denny’s open 24 hours, why not stop by to claim your free grand slam at 2 a.m.? Don’t forget to bring your ID for verification.

Baskin Robbins – What’s better than ice cream on your birthday? Head down to any Baskin Robbins to enjoy a free scoop of ice cream by joining their Birthday Club.

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour- I scream, you scream, we all scream for free ice cream! Sign up for the Farrell’s Fan Club for a free ice cream sundae to compliment your birthday.

Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant- Watch chefs cook your food on your birthday with a free $30 gift certificate. Be sure to register to receive your certificate via email.

Victoria’s Secret- Feel sexy on your birthday by signing up for an Angel card and receive $10 to spend at Victoria’s Secret.

Hard Rock Cafe- Get a free dessert and rock out to some tunes by signing up for Hard Rock Rewards.

Wirthsmus- Love beer?  Head to this downtown, Los Angeles pub/restaurant with 10 friends and receive a 2-liter boot filled with beer during your birthday month.

BJ's Restaurant- Begin your birthday night with a free Pizookie dessert by joining BJ’s eClub.

Medieval Times- Wish you were born in another century? Join the Birthday Fellowship Medieval Times and receive free admission on your birthday.

Snow Summit- Whether you have a winter or summer birthday, it does not matter at Big Bear. Bring your ID to the guest service office on your birthday and receive a free lift ticket or ride on the Snow Summit Sky Chair.

Catalina Express- Take a birthday getaway to an exotic island. The Catalina Express gives you a free ride to Catalina Island just by preregistering online. Just be sure to bring the voucher when buying the ticket.

Stephanie Perez

Ask an Expert Editor at DIG MAG