It's great to get gifts from friends and family on your birthday, but the giving doesn't stop there. You can actually make quite a haul each year you celebrate your birthday by just giving up a little bit of info. Here's how to cash in. 

My girlfriend's birthday is in the month of June and as soon as June 1 first hit, we started getting all kinds of coupons and deals in the mail. We counted up over $150 in savings just for because she was born.

How'd she get these great deals? Many businesses send coupons to their customers who have a credit card with them or are a member of their rewards program. Places like Olympia Sports, DSW, The Loft, and Kohl's all sent coupons for anywhere from 10 to 20% off in their stores for your birthday.

The deals so come with a price, because obviously they have to have enough info about you on file to know it's your birthday. But if you don't mind giving up some personal info, you can get in on a whole lot of savings once a year.

But I think the best perk of all for your birthday is free food! Lots of restaurants will give you free food by just showing your ID or being a member of their rewards program. You may have to sit through the embarrassment of the staff singing their cheesy house birthday song in front of everyone eating, but food. Take a look at this list of restaurants in Maine that let you eat free on your birthday. Of course, participation may vary and for many of these deals, you need to be a member of their rewards club.

  • Ben & Jerry's - Free scoop of ice cream and $3 of an ice cream cake
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Free snack size wings
  • Chili's - Free appetizer or dessert
  • Dairy Queen - BOGO coupon for a free mini, small, or medium Blizzard
  • Denny's - Free Grand Slam breakfast
  • Dunkin' Donuts - Free medium beverage
  • Famous Dave's BBQ - Free meal
  • Friendly's - Free single cone with any purchase
  • Firehouse Subs - Free medium celebratory sub with ID
  • Hometown Buffet - Free BOGO adult dinner buffet
  • IHOP - Free Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity breakfast
  • Johnny Rockets - Free hamburger with purchase of any entree and drink
  • Ninety Nine - Free dessert
  • Olive Garden - Free dessert or appetizer
  • Panera Bread - Free pastry
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill - BOGO free entree coupon
  • Red Robin - Free gourmet burger
  • Ruby Tuesday - Free burger of your choice
  • Starbucks - Free beverage
  • Subway - Free 6" Sub and drink
  • Texas Roadhouse - Free appetizer of sidekick of ribs
  • Uno Pizzeria - Free entree
  • Wendy's - $1 off any combo

There are probably many more restaurants and retailers we're missing here. If you've got one share it with us on Facebook or Twitter and we'll add it to the list.


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