Deb Morris: Fru-Gal

Enjoy some savings on your birthday from restaurants and stores

My birthday is right around the corner so now is the time for my birthday freebies column.

I love to spend my birthday getting freebies for breakfast, cappuccino, burgers and desserts.

And the best part about these birthday deals is that I sign up for the rewards program offered by many businesses which means I don't have to spend the day running around town getting all of my freebies because the offers come to me.

Here are many of my favorites. Why don't you give some a try?

A&W Restaurant: Join the Mug Club to receive a free root-beer float for your birthday. This comes via email and can be redeemed throughout your birthday month.

Abuelo's: The rewards program called Mi Abuelo's rewards gives registered members, via email, a certificate for a free entrée with the purchase of another entrée plus they will give you a free order of sopapillas to help you celebrate your special day. Just for joining, you'll receive an email for a free entrée with purchase of another entrée and drinks.

Arby's: Join Arby's Extras to receive exclusive offers and deals. Get a free roast beef sandwich with purchase of a drink for signing up and get a free birthday shake coupon emailed to you about a week before your birthday.

Aveda: Aveda celebrates your birthday by giving you products (up to $25 value) custom blended with the aroma of your choice. Sign up for the birthday program.

American Eagle: Sign up for the rewards program and get 15 percent off purchases during the month of your birthday.

Baskin-Robbins: Get a free ice cream email on your birthday and a special discount on a birthday cake. Plus a buy-one, get-one-free scoop offer when you sign up and additional offers all year long.

Bd's Mongolian: Get a free entrée on your birthday when you join Club Mongo.

Bob Evans: Sign up your kids (ages 12 and under) for the birthday club and they'll get a free kids' meal on their birthday. Also, join BE-Mail and you'll receive a buy one get one free breakfast coupon plus exclusive monthly offers.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Join the Buffalo Circle and receive a free dessert on your birthday.

Chicken of the Sea: Sign up for a chance to win prizes like sample products, coupons, and Chicken of the Sea memorabilia. Plus, you'll receive a money-saving coupon on your birthday.

CVS: Register your CVS ExtraCare card online and receive an ExtraCareBucks (typically $3 in value) via email on your birthday.

Dunkin' Donuts: Sign up for Dunkin' Perks and get a free medium beverage upon sign-up and another on your birthday.

Firehouse Subs: Visit any Firehouse Subs restaurant on your birthday with your identification and receive a medium sub for free.

FirstWatch Restaurant: Sign up for the Sun e-Club and you'll get a buy-one, get- one-free coupon for joining and a free entrée on your birthday.

Movie Tavern: Become a Movie Tavern Member and receive a free movie ticket for your birthday and free popcorn just for becoming a member.

Noodles & Company: Sign up for Noodlegrams and get a buy one get one free dish coupon and a coupon for a free bowl on your birthday.

Papa Murphy's: Join the e-Club and you'll get coupons for pizzas, appetizers, salads and desserts and free cookie dough on your birthday.

Qdoba Mexican Grill: Register your rewards card and get a free order of chips and salsa or regular drink plus receive a special gift on for your birthday.

Raising Cane's: Sign up for Raising Cane's Caniac Club to receive a free drink on your birthday. In addition, you will get a free Combo Box (chicken fingers, fries and coleslaw) just for registering.

Red Robin: Join the Royalty club to get a free birthday burger and $20 for your sixth visit.

Sonic: Sign up to get a surprise on your birthday. Kids ages 12 and younger can sign up for the Birthday Club and get a coupon for a free Wacky Pack Kids meal on their birthday.

Starbucks: Create a rewards account and receive a free specialty coffee on your birthday.

Toys R Us: Sign up your kids 10 and younger for Geoffrey's Birthday Club and get a free party planner with a special offer, a birthday greeting card and gift, an in-store celebration and a birthday call from Geoffrey.

Additional deals

  • Text the word FREE to 56278 to get a coupon for a free 12 pack of eight-ounce Smart Sense Water a $2.49 value) from Kmart on Aug. 28 only. Just show this offer on your smartphone. Limit one per transaction. Valid in-store only. Not available at all stores.
  • Login or register to mPerks to get a coupon for a free Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip, 22 ounce at Meijer. You have to load it to your card Aug. 27, but the coupon is valid through Aug. 29.
  • On Friday load a coupon for a Free IZZE Sparkling Water Beverage to your Kroger or Kroger affiliate store card. It doesn't expire until Sept. 12.
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