Alert
Close

Join the Drive to End Hunger! Watch the NASCAR race on Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

AARP Bulletin

Save a Buck

Free Eats on Your Birthday

Register online with your favorite restaurant to get a heftier birthday treat

You can score a free beverage or dessert on your birthday at most restaurants, but for a meatier celebration, enroll online in eatery-run loyalty clubs to get gratis meals on or near your special day (and possibly additional coupons throughout the year).

free meals

Free food awaits you at places like Red Robin, Fuddruckers and Ruby Tuesday. — Candle: Davies and Starr/Getty Images; Hamburger: Dan Saelinger/Getty Images

Free burgers await you at Red Robin, Fuddruckers and Ruby Tuesday (or all three if you're really hungry).

Other no-cost birthday sandwiches can be had at Schlotzsky's or Firehouse Subs — you'll need to show your driver's license or other identification. And for free entrees, check out Houlihan's or Famous Dave's.

Tip: When enrolling, use a dedicated e-mail address — such as a free account at Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail — so that your primary e-mail account won't be bombarded with marketing offers.

And no matter where you celebrate, it's wise to make clear before ordering that you're there for a birthday deal.

Sid Kirchheimer writes about health and consumer issues.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

The Cheap Life

Jeff Yeager Cheap Life Ultimate Cheapskate AARP YouTube web series save money

Catch the latest episode of The Cheap Life starring Jeff Yeager, AARP's Ultimate Cheapskate. Watch

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Life insurance: you are covered rain or shine

Exclusive annuities for members from AARP Lifetime Income Program from New York Life.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can get cash back rewards on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Homeowners Insurance
Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points