Chattanooga Guide to Birthday Freebies



Today is my BIRTHDAY and I am ready to make the most of it! Celebrating my birthday has never been a big deal to me, as I typically don’t like having attention directed my way.

Getting stuff for FREE, however? I’m all in, y’all.

So I’ve compiled a Top Ten List of places where you can get freebies and rewards on your birthday; some are exclusive to Chattanooga. It’s my birthday gift to you (on my birthday)! Did I mention today is my birthday? 

Here is the list in no particular order:

1. Chick-fil-A

Download the Chick-fil-A One app or sign up online to receive a free birthday surprise plus earn points for every dollar spent to redeem for freebies throughout the year. You can also (to the best of my knowledge) receive a FREE meal on your birthday at the Gunbarrel and Hamilton Place Mall locations. Don’t quote me on this; I just know I’ve received it in the past. My friend just wears a ridiculous yet endearing hat around all day and gets whatever she wants. She’s crazy and the best. 

2. First Watch

This is my favorite, FAVORITE place for breakfast! I told my husband I have no other expectations for my birthday other than he get me my free breakfast from First Watch! Y’all, he’s a saint and this breakfast is heavenly. Visit the Gunbarrel Road or Northshore locations on your birthday for a FREE breakfast, brunch or lunch entree! You will have to sign up for the Sun EClub (email club) and enter your birth date. They will also send you a “buy one, get one FREE” offer just for signing up. 

3. Starbucks

Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and get a FREE drink or food item of your choice to celebrate your birthday. Valid only on your birthday.

4. Boccaccia

I’m hesitant to let this secret out, because I don’t want the masses to change the BEST.BIRTHDAY.DEAL.EVER! If you have ever gone to Provino’s for your free birthday meal, you are not alone. But if you want a much better meal, experience and deal (IMO), please do yourself a favor and go to Boccaccia for your next birthday. This is an intimate, authentic Italian restaurant located in the old Southern Saddlery building, just south of the I-24 overpass on Broad Street. It is one of my favorite places the other 364 days out of the year, but on my birthday it is a MUST! On your birthday, you get a FREE pasta or chicken entrée AND a FREE chocolate torte or ice cream (with purchase of entree of greater or equal value. Seafood pasta excluded.) If your birthday falls on a Sunday or a day Boccaccia is closed, you can come for your free meal the following weekday. Make sure to bring your valid photo I.D. to present to your server.

5. Jersey Mike’s

Sign up for the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club and you will score a FREE sub and drink coupon that’s valid for a whole year following your birthday. What?!

6. Red Robin

Join the Red Robin e-Club and get a FREE burger on your birthday. So, so yummy with bottomless fries!

7. Ulta

Sign up for the Ultamate Rewards program for special offers throughout the year and a full-size FREEBIE for your birthday. This year my present is a Deluxe Superhero Mascara!

8. Sephora

Another beauty freebie?! Absolutely! Become a Beauty Insider and get a FREE birthday gift. This year I chose the BIRTHDAY GIFT GLAMGLOW Clearing Treatment and Moisturizer Set.

9. Ruby Tuesday

Join Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected and you’ll not only get a coupon for a FREE burger or garden bar on your birthday, you’ll also get a free appetizer with entrée purchase just for signing up!

10. Nothing Bundt Cakes

And finally, let’s end with something sweet. Sign up for the Nothing Bundt Cakes e-club and get exclusive offers and a FREE Bundtlet Cake for your birthday!

11. Moe’s

Okay, I said a Top Ten List, but I just could not leave this one out. Join the Moe’s Rockin’ Rewards and get a FREE burrito for your birthday (expires seven days after your birthday.) 

**Other honorable mentions include Dunkin Donuts (free beverage), Einstein Bros Bagels (free egg sandwich with purchase),  Panera (free birthday bakery treat), Great American Cookie Co. (free cookie cake slice), Auntie Anne’s (free pretzel), & Baskin Robbins (free scoop of ice cream).

What are your favorite birthday deals? What would you add to this list?
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*I cannot guarantee any of these deals. Some may have changed over time or no longer be offered. This is not a sponsored post.*