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Free Dessert Is the Best Dessert, Especially on Your Birthday

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Birthdays are always better with dessert, and there is no better dessert than free dessert. Free scoops of birthday ice cream, cake, cookies, and more are all on the menu at these spots, and some even come with singing.

Here’s a breakdown of where to find free dessert on your birthday across the country:

Cake

54th Street Grill
Locations: Kansas City, St. Louis, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth
Birthday freebie: Cake
Catch: Sign up for the email club

Sprinkles
Locations: California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, New York, DC
Birthday freebie: Cupcake
Catch: Sign up for Sprinkles perks

Sprinkles Cupcakes Sprinkles/Facebook

Gigi’s Cupcakes
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Cupcake
Catch: Sign up for Gigi’s Cupcake Lovers Rewards program

Macaroni Grill
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Cake
Catch: Sign up for the email club

Ice Cream

Arby’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Shake
Catch: Sign up to get deals via email

Baskin-Robbins
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Scoop of ice cream
Catch: Sign up for the Birthday Club

Ben & Jerry’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Free ice cream
Catch: Those signed up for the ChunkSpelunker program are eligible

A&W
Locations: US and Canada
Birthday freebie: Root beer float
Catch: Joining the Mug Club

Carvel/Facebook

Carvel
Locations: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Birthday freebie: Ice cream
Catch: Sign up for Fudgie Fanatics

Friendly’s
Locations: Massachusetts
Birthday freebie: Sundaes and cake discounts
Catch: Sign up for the BFF Club

Amy’s Ice Cream
Locations: Texas
Birthday freebie: Ice Cream
Catch: Sign up for The Scoop Group

Yogurtland
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Three ounces of frozen yogurt
Catch: Sign up for the rewards program

Pinkberry
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Free frozen yogurt
Catch: It’s only for loyalty members

Cheesecake Factory
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Small sundae
Catch: None

Dairy Queen
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Buy one get one free
Catch: Sign up for the Blizzard fan club

Cold Stone
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Buy one get one free
Catch: Join the eClub

Cold Stone/Facebook

Marble Slab Creamery
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: $5 off
Catch: Download the Slab Happy rewards app

Tasti D-Lite
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: medium Tasti cup or cone
Catch: Join TastiRewards

Pie

Shari’s Cafe and Pies
Locations: Oregon
Birthday freebie: pie
Catch: Sign up for Cafe Club

C.B. and Pott’s Restaurant and Brewery
Locations: Colorado
Birthday freebie: Mud pie
Catch: With purchase of an entree and sign up for MVP status

Village Inn
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Pie
Catch: Sign up for the eClub

Bakers Square
Locations: Midwest
Birthday freebie: Pie
Catch: Join the eClub

Grand Traverse Pie Company
Locations: Michigan and Indiana
Birthday freebie: A slice of dessert pie a la mode or a 6” fruit pie
Catch: Join the Pie Dough Club

Grand Traverse Pie Company/Facebook

Cookies

Panera
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Sweet or pastry
Catch: Sign up for MyPanera

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Free “pizookie”
Catch: Sign up for the rewards program

Great American Cookies
Locations: Nationwide (except Northwest)
Birthday freebie: Cookies
Catch: Join the Cookie Club

Beverages

Starbucks
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Beverage or treat, plus 15 percent off StarbucksStore.com
Catch: Sign up for Rewards

Dunkin’ Donuts
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Free beverage
Catch: Sign up for DD Perks

Breakfast for Dessert

IHOP
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Pancakes
Catch: Sign up for the Pancake Revolution

IHOP/Facebook

Waffle House
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Waffles
Catch: Sign up for the Regulars Club

Other

Applebees
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Sign up for the Eclub

Auntie Anne’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Pretzel
Catch: Sign up for My PretzelPerks

Auntie Anne’s/Facebook

Olive Garden
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert (and maybe a birthday song)
Catch: None

Carrabba’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Purchase an entree

Cinnabon
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Treat varies
Catch: Sign up for Club Cinnabon

Chili’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Sign up for My Chili’s Rewards

Yard House
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Mini dessert
Catch: None

Abuelo’s
Locations: Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Join Mi Abuelo’s Rewards

99 Restaurant
Locations: Northeast
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Sign up for the E-Club

Edible Arrangements
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dipped fruit box
Catch: Edible Rewards members must provide their birthday information

Edible Arrangements/Official Site

Fogo de Chao
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert for the guest of honor
Catch: None

P.F. Chang’s
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Sign up for an account

Bertucci’s
Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: None

TGI Fridays
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Sign up for Fridays Rewards

Rita’s Italian Ice
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Free treat
Catch: Sign up for the Birthday Club

Red Lobster
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert (or appetizer)
Catch: Join the Fresh Catch Club

Boston Market
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Dessert
Catch: Purchase meal/Sign up for VIP Club

Krispy Kreme
Locations: Nationwide
Birthday freebie: Doughnuts
Catch: Download app and sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards

Krispy Kreme/Facebook

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