It's tradition to eat cake on your birthday, but that shouldn't stop you from celebrating with other desserts as well, especially when those desserts are free. Check out these places for a discounted or free dessert on your birthday, from ice cream and froyo, to cookies and pastries.

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Au Bon Pain

Sign up for their free eClub rewards and receive a free pastry and coffee


Get a free birthday dessert when you sign up for Applebee's Email Club. 


Sign up for Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club and receive a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream and $3 off an ice cream cake.

Ben & Jerry’s

Sign up for B&J's Chunkmail newsletter and receive coupons for a treat on your birthday. 


Sign up for the E-Club and get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit.

Boston Market

Sign up for the eCLUB to become a VIP member and receive a free individual dessert or side on your big day. 


Sign up for their Fudgie Fanatics email list and get a coupon for a free treat to celebrate you. 

Cheesecake Factory

Head into the Cheesecake Factory on your birthday and get a complimentary birthday sundae "with a tiny scoopette of vanilla ice cream" topped with fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles and a candle. If you want to order more dessert, you can get your name and a birthday message written on the plate in chocolate sauce. 


Join Club Cinnabon and get a coupon for a free baked good, like Cinnabon Stix, Cinnasweeties, or Cinnabon Bites. 


Sign up for My Chili's Rewards and get a free dessert.

Cold Stone Creamery

Sign up for My Cold Stone Club Rewards and get a buy one, get one free creation coupon.

Cracker Barrel

Tell your server it's your birthday and receive a free dessert. No need to sign up for any emails here!


Sign up for Culver's E-Club and get a free sundae. 

Del Taco

Join the Raving Fan eClub and receive a free strawberry, chocolate or vanilla milkshake. 


Get $3 off grocery store ice cream cakes or a free sundae in-restaurant when you sign up for the BFF Club.


Sign up for Chocolate Rewards and get a free birthday gift (let's assume it's chocolate).

Krispy Kreme

Get a free donut on your birthday when you sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards

Longhorn Steakhouse

Join Longhorn Steakhouse Rewards and get a free dessert (go for the Chocolate Stampede).


Head to the Jimmy Buffet-themed restaurant for a free scoop of ice cream and toppings. 

Melting Pot

Get a voucher for a free treat when you sign up for Club Fondue

Morton’s Steakhouse

Sign up for Landry's Select Club (Landry is the parent company of restaurants including Morton's, Joe's Crab Shack, Rainforest Café and more) and get a $25 birthday reward to use during your birthday month. 

Olive Garden

Sign up for OG's eClub and get a free dessert. Orange Leaf

Orange Leaf

Sign up for Ounce Back Rewards and get $3 off on your birthday.

Panera Bread

Become a MyPanera member and get a free pastry on your day.


Join the PinkCard Loyalty program and get a free frozen yogurt.

Red Mango

Get a $5 reward on your birthday by signing up for Club Mango.


Download the app and receive some birthday rewards on your day.


Join TCBY Insiders and after collectively spending $100, you'll be eligible for a free birthday treat. 


Get a free dessert during your birthday month when you sign up for Fridays Rewards


Join Yogurtland Real Rewards and get a free yogurt. The size of your treat will depend on the number of points you hold, so you could get a free yogurt ranging from 3 oz in size to 16 oz.