Birthday Deals - Ann Arbor - LocalWiki

There are plenty of deals to be had on your birthday. Many of these places require proof that you were born on the current day.

Caveat: Many deals have not been confirmed. Please call ahead to confirm a deal, and add a verified label to help others in the future. Please also indicate if any purchase is required AND if the deal must be had on the actual day.

This page is organized according to what your day might look like, morning til late, to maximize the freebies.

Prepare in advance

  • American Eagle/Aerie: Email members get a code for 15% off emailed, valid until the end of the following month. [Verified 8/20/20]
  • The Art of Beauty: Email members get a code for $5 off emailed one week before your birthday.  Valid for two months after your birthday. [Verified 8/14/20]
  • Ashley's: Free pizza during the month of your birthday with a Friends of the Owner (FOTO) card. Register for free on their website: You must be signed up prior to the month of your birthday for this deal. Valid Sunday through Thursday. [Verified 12/18/18]
  • Aubree's: Coupon for a free dessert the week of your birthday, with purchase of a meal. Must sign up for their email list in advance and they will email you the birthday coupon plus a coupon for a free appetizer to be used within 2 weeks of when you sign up regardless of when your birthday is. [Verified 8/4/16]
  • Auntie Anne's: A free pretzel will be loaded onto your account in the Auntie Anne's app. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Baskin-Robbins: Free 2.5 oz. scoop of ice cream or one 3 oz. soft serve swirl, if you join their birthday club in advance. The website says "on your birthday," but the coupon is good until eight days after your birthday. Children may join under a parent or guardians account. [Verified 12/31/18]
  • BD's Mongolian Barbeque: Free bowl with the purchase of another bowl if you join Club Mongo and/or sign up for their newsletter in advance. The coupon is valid for a week after your birthday. [Verified 8/24/15]
  • Biggby: Free any size beverage (up to 24 oz.) if you sign up for their E-wards ahead of time. You'll receive a postcard-coupon in the mail. The coupon is good for the month of your birthday. [Verified 2/19/19]
  • Bruegger's Bagels: Free bagel with cream cheese by email for members of their E-Club, sent the week before your birthday and valid for 30 days. [Verified 8/17/20]
  • Buddy's Pizza: Email club members get an email coupon for one free four-square pizza, sent one week before your birthday and valid for 30 days. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 6 free wings loaded onto your account for Blazin' Rewards members. [Verified 8/2/20]
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Free dessert loaded onto CPK Rewards account on the first of your birthday month. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Chili's: Free dessert loaded onto rewards account, valid until one week after your birthday. [verified 8/22/20]
  • Cold Stone Creamery: Buy one "Creation" get one free, good for up to one week prior to and after birthday, if you join their birthday club in advance (will receive the coupon via e-mail, must print out). Children may join under their parent or guardians account. [Verified 1/12/18]
  • CoreLife Eatery: $5 off, loaded onto your account on the CoreLife Ascend app and valid for one month after your birthday. [Verified 8/20/20]
  • Culver's: Free sundae for your birthday, add up to six family members to your eClub account and they'll each receive a special treat from Culver's on their birthdays too. Your family's birthday emails will be sent to your email address. [Verified 2/19/19]
  • Dairy Queen: BOGO free Blizzard and $3 off an 8" or 10" cake, loaded onto your account on the Dairy Queen app. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • DSW: Receive a $5 Birthday Certificate via email when you register for their rewards system. Valid the month of your birthday. [Verified 2/19/19]
  • Dunkin Donuts: Free medium coffee, latte, tea, hot chocolate, or Coolatta coupon by mail if you belong to their eClub.
  • Godiva:  $10 towards any one-time purchase greater than $10 in Boutiques or Online coupon by email for Godiva Rewards members, valid birthday month. [Verified 7/7/16]
  • Hop Cat: Buy one get one free entree if you sign up for their rewards program.
  • IHOP: MyHop members will receive an email coupon for a free full stack of pancakes, valid one week before your birthday and two weeks afterwards. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • IM=X Pilates: Free reformer Pilates class on your birthday. Must be subscribed to email list prior to your birthday month. Email [email protected] with full name, preferred email address & birthdate to qualify for this promotion.
  • Jersey Mikes: Email club members get an email coupon for a free regular sub and 22 oz. drink, emailed on your birthday and valid for one year. Need to sign up for their rewards club more than one week before your birthday. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Jimmy John's: Free chips, pickle, or cookie loaded onto your account on the Jimmy John's app. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • juicy kitchen: Free pumpkin donut on your birthday with a purchase of something else. [Verified 12/22/13]
  • Macaroni Grill: sign up and you will get a FREE dessert coupon emailed to you for your birthday! The FREE Birthday Dessert is  valid for up to two weeks after your birthday and you must provide the coupon (either printed out or displayed on a mobile phone) along with ID to verify your birth date.
  • Menchies: sign up for a "mySmileage" account and you will get a FREE frozen yogurt during your birthday month.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill: Free burrito loaded onto your rewards account in the Moe's app. [Verified 8/21/20]
  • Noodles and Company: Free crispy treat if you sign up for their newsletter in advance; will receive coupon good for the month of your birthday. Need their app now to obtain birthday treat. [Verified 11/20/18]
  • Oasis Hot Tubs: Free t-shirt, mug, or tote bag. Must be signed up for their e-mail club to receive coupon, which is valid for 2 weeks from birthday. You must purchase 1 hour spa or at least a $34 gift certificate. [verified 11/10/16]
  • Olga's Kitchen: Free dessert coupon good within 30 days before or after your birthday when you sign up for their rewards club online. [Verified 3/5/20]
  • Qdoba: Free chocolate chunk cookie loaded onto Rewards account, valid during your birthday month. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Palm Palace: Email club members receive an email coupon for one free dessert. [Verified 8/19/20]
  • Paesano's: Sign up for Good Friends club and they snail mail a certificate for free appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entree on the day of your birthday.
  • Panera: Get a free pastry for My Panera rewards members. [Verified 3/9/19]
  • Pita Pit: Get a free pita good for up to one week after your birthday if you sign up for Pita Pit E-Club. No purchase necessary. (Verified 6/2/15)
  • Red Lobster: $5 off any two adult dinner entrées good for two weeks after your birthday after joining the email club. [Verified 3/10/17]
  • Red Robin: Free gourmet burger. Sign up for for Red Robin Royalty and you will have a birthday burger loaded into your account that is good for the month of your birthday. When ordering, simply tell them that you would like to use your birthday burger credit. [Verified 11/26/18]
  • Ruby Tuesday (Saline): So Connected Club members get an email coupon for one free burger or garden bar entree up to $11 in menu value [Verified 8/15/20]
  • Starbucks: One free drink or food item (any size/item) is loaded onto your account in the app, valid only on your birthday. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Subway: One free cookie loaded onto your MyWay Rewards account on your birthday, valid for two weeks. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Taco Bell: Free small Baja Blast freeze loaded onto the rewards in the Taco Bell app on the first of your birthday month and valid for 31 days. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • TGIFriday's: Free Dessert after joining online club. [Verified 3/10/17]
  • Ulta: Free birthday product of the month and $10 off $10 when you sign up as an  ULTAmate Rewards member. You will receive a email coupon that must be presented (hard copy or electronic) at time of gift receipt. [Verified 3/9/20]

Breakfast

  • Angelo's: 50% off the less expensive of two entrees. [Verified 1/17/14]
  • Bomber Ypsilanti: Happy Birthday! Complimentary Cap'n Crunch French Toast treat on your birthday. Must order breakfast or lunch entree.  Be sure to show Team Bomber (waitstaff) your I.D. or driver's license. [Verified 3/26/18]
  • Denny's: Free Grand Slam breakfast with ID on your birthday. [Verified 11/27/18]
  • Northside Grill: Receive a free breakfast or lunch entree until 3pm with ID. Dine-in only. [Verified 12/8/18]
  • Zingerman's Bakehouse: Free loaf of selected Bakehouse breads with any purchase with valid ID. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Zingerman's Next Door: 15% off on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 2/3/16]

Lunch

  • Afternoon Delight: Receive a free brownie or other dessert on your birthday "w/ additional purchase" (which means at least an entree) [Verified 3/26/18]
  • Angelo's: 50% off the less expensive of two entrees. [Verified 1/17/14]
  • Metzger's: $10 off lunch and a free dessert on your birthday with ID. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Northside Grill: Receive a free breakfast or lunch entree till 3pm with ID. You do need to pay for your drink and tip. Excludes takeouts. [Verified 2/19/19]
  • Pretzel Bell: On your birthday, if you are dining in - you get a small Pretzel Bell (literally, a small bell) and a coupon for $10 off your next visit. Expires in one month. [Verified 11/10/16]
  • SaladsUP.com: Download the Salads UP app and receive $3 off your meal
  • Zingerman's Deli: 15% off on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 8/22/20]

Dinner

  • Carlyle Grill:  1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x). [Verified 9/24/17]
  • Carson's American Bistro:  1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Chop House: 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID.  Dine-in only. [Verified 1/14/18]
  • Cottage Inn (William Street location only): 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 12/16]
  • The Earle: 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 10/17/13]
  • Gratzi: 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID.  Dine-in only. [Verified 11/10/16]
  • Hop Cat: Buy one get one free entree if you sign up for their rewards program.
  • Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack (Saline): Free entree on your birthday with ID.
  • Metzger's: $15 off dinner and a free dessert on your birthday with ID. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Paesano's: Half off entree for birthday person when reservation is made, and always a free dessert with a sparkler in it.  Also, if you sign up for Good Friends club, they mail a certificate for a free entree, with purchase of an entree, during your birthday month (see Prepare In Advance, above). [Verified 12/1/13]
  • Palio: 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID.  Dine-in only. [Verified 3/26/18]
  • Real Seafood Company: 1/x % off total bill depending on group size (x), only valid on your birthday with valid ID.  Dine-in only. [Verified 1/19/18]
  • Weber's: Buy 1 Entree, Get the second entree of equal or lesser value complimentary.  Must be on the exact day of your birthday and present a photo ID. [Verified 2/19/19]
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse: Free Donut Sundae with your meal.

Dessert

  • Applebee's: Free dessert (shot glass sized) and birthday song.
  • Ashley's: Free Tollhouse sundae, with purchase of food. [Verified 10/21/11]
  • Black Pearl: Free chocolate molten cake. Note: not sure if requires purchase, had already ordered drinks when I asked for this offer. [Verified 11/10/17]
  • Blue Tractor: Free dessert with purchase of an entree. [Verified 11/17]
  • Cafe Zola: Free dessert crepe with purchase of an entree on your birthday with ID. [Verified 3/7/20]
  • Cardamom: Free dessert (except cake). [Verified 3/29/14]
  • Cupcake Station: Free mini cupcake on your birthday. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Frita Batidos: Free churro on your birthday.  [Verified 3/15/18]
  • GoodTime Charley's: Free dessert with purchase of entree.
  • Grange Restaurant: Free dessert with purchase of an entree.
  • Great Harvest: Free cookie. [Verified 3/10/20]
  • Grizzly Peak: Free dessert with purchase of an entree and $10 gift card (that expires in 1 month) if your total bill exceeds $25. [Verified 10/26/15] 
  • Iorio's Gelateria: Free small (piccolo) gelato. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Jolly Pumpkin: Free dessert (anything but chocolate flight) plus $10 gift card (expires in 1 month) with entree purchase. [Verified 5/14/13]
  • Knight's Steakhouse: Free dessert on your birthday. [Verified 4/12/13]
  • Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant: Free shot of tequila or ice cream dessert on your birthday. [Verified 11/26/18]
  • Macaroni Grill: Free dessert on the day of your birthday.
  • Mediterrano: Free dessert. [Verified 2/28/12]
  • Michigan Creamery: 50% off any cup, cone, or sundae. [Verified 3/11/18]
  • Pacific Rim: Free warm chocolate cake with dinner. [Verified 5/13/15]
  • Pizza House: Free dessert on the day of your birthday with any purchase. [Verified 1/18/14]
  • Red Hawk: Free dessert with entree purchase.
  • Sava's: Free piece of flourless chocolate cake with purchase of dinner [verified 11/10/16]
  • The Lunch Room: Free cookie. [Verified 1/10/20]
  • Vinology: Free dessert wth entree purchase. [Verified 3/8/17]
  • Zingerman's Creamery: Free 2 oz. of gelato or 2 oz. Creamery's own cheese on your birthday with any purchase. [Verified 8/22/20]

Drinks

Coffee / Tea

Alcohol

  • The Blue Leprechaun Buy one, get one free, your choice. [Verified 4/12/12]
  • Brown Jug: Free shot, bartender's choice. Must have a server to receive this; you can no longer walk up to the bar and ask for it.
  • BTB Cantina: Buy one, get one free shot on your 21st.
  • Good Time Charley's: Free shot from ultimate shooter list on your 21st with ID of course. [Verified 6/28/15]
  • Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant: Free shot of tequila or free ice cream dessert on your birthday. [Verified 11/26/18]

Goods and Service

  • 16 Hands: 15% off one item on your birthday [Verified 9/15/16]
  • The Himalayan Bazaar: 15% off  total purchase on your birthday with ID. [Verified 2/3/16]
  • Adorn Me: 15% off your purchase. Mention it's your birthday and they give 15% off on regular priced items.
  • Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase: During the month of your birthday you & three guests can pick one show, any night, and attend for free. On Saturday, only the 10:30pm show is free. General Admission seating only and some exclusions do apply so call box office for more information. Ticket reservations must be made at least one day in advance, depends on the show. [Verified 11/10/16] 
  • Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop: 25% percent off total purchase on your birthday with current valid ID. [Verified 9/14/19]
  • Ann Arbor Sewing and Quilting Center: 30% off fabric cuts of one yard or more on the day of your birthday. Must show ID. [Verified 5/7/18]
  • Carol Roeda Studio 20% off entire purchase on the day of your birthday. Must show ID. [Verified 5/7/14]
  • Catching Fireflies: Get 20% off your entire purchase on the day of your birthday. Must show ID. [Verified 3/26/18]
  • FOUND: Free pack of 12 party candles on your birthday with valid ID. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Planet Rock - free day pass on your birthday. You must be a member of Planet Rock to qualify, then free birthday pass can be used during the birthday month [Verified 12/5/19]
  • Quest Martial Arts: Try a free starter class during your birthday month and get two free weeks with a standard enrollment agreement.
  • Sephora: If you sign up for Sephora's Beauty Insider club in the store, they will give you a free birthday gift. You don't have to go in on your birthday, just within two weeks of it. [Verified 9/14/19]
  • Stairway to Heaven : 20% off purchase with valid ID.
  • Swing Ann Arbor: Free admission for you and one friend to a Wednesday night beginner swing drop-in lesson (8-9 pm) and swing dance (9-11 pm) during the week of your birthday. Rules: ID required to receive discount and the week is defined as starting on Sunday and ending on Saturday. For more information, see www.SwingAnnArbor.org. [Verified 6/5/12]
  • Vera Bradley: 25% off coupon to use once during birthday month (receive in mail, must sign up in store). [Verified 9/1/17]
  • World Market: sign up for the World Market Explorers Reward Program online, receive a coupon for 10% off a purchase (excludes alcohol). [Verified 5/8/17]
  • 42 Degrees: Steep discount off many glass artworks & glass tobacco pipes, usually along the lines of 20% off. [Verified 8/11/14]
  • heavenly metal: free birthday cake pocket charm and 10% off any one item! [Verified 11/10/17]
  • Massage Envy: Members get a free 30-minute upgrade or foot scrub or $10 enhancement (e.g. aromatherapy, deep tissue therapy). [Verified 11/11/17]

Road trip

  • Andiamo (several locations in metro Detroit): BOGO free entree (up to $25 value) emailed to Mille Grazie members, valid Sunday through Thursday during your birthday month. [Verified 8/11/20]
  • Bavarian Inn Restaurant (Frankenmuth): Receive one world-famous Family Style Chicken Dinner or one 3-Piece Chicken Luncheon with the purchase of a meal of equal or greater value, emailed to members of their email club and valid for the month of your birthday. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Del Taco (several locations in metro Detroit): Raving Fan Club members get an email coupon for a free regular size premium shake on your birthday. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Detroit Beer Company: Free entree (up to $15 value) for members of their email club, valid the month of your birthday. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Karl's Cabin (Plymouth): Email club members will receive an email coupon for a free appetizer and sparkler dessert, valid one week before your birthday and two weeks afterwards. Dine-in only. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • The Melting Pot (there's a location in Troy): Club Fondue members get an emailed certificate for 6 free chocolate-covered strawberries, valid during your birthday month.  Must call ahead to reserve the strawberries at least 24 hours in advance. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (there's one in Novi): Email club members get an email coupon for one free bundtlet, emailed one week before your birthday and valid until one week afterwards. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • Riverside Pizza (located near Pinckney): Free cheesy bread emailed one week before your birthday. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • Salsarita's (there's a location in Brighton): Free entree loaded onto rewards members' accounts in the Salsarita's app, valid the month of your birthday. [Verified 8/1/20]
  • Sbarro (there's a location in 12 Oaks Mall): Slice Society members get an email coupon for a free slice emailed on their birthday, valid for two weeks. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Sonic: Free small shake with any app purchase is loaded into your account on the Sonic app. [Verified 8/22/20]
  • Texas de Brazil (Detroit): Email club members will receive an email coupon for $20 off two dinners, valid one week before your birthday and three weeks afterwards. Dine-in only. [Verified 8/15/20]
  • Zehnder's in Frankenmuth, about 80 miles north of Ann Arbor: Free chicken dinner after joining online club, good any time during the month of your birthday. [Verified 8/1/20]