*Updated September 2016*

Starting two years ago, in my quest to avoid spiraling into a quarter-life-crisis, I scoured the Interwebz to discover all the things that people/places/corporations are willing to give me for free just for having been born.

On now the second anniversary of my 25th birthday, I’ve compiled a list of Milwaukee-area freebies that I actually signed up for this year and received just this month. For whatever reason it seems a fair amount of places that previously offered freebies did not send me anything again this year. Your mileage may vary.

Coupons as of September 2016:
Arby’s = Free small shake w/ any purchase
A&W Root Beer = Free root beer float
Applebee’s = Free dessert w/ entree purchase
Buca di Beppo = Free birthday cake with reservation
~ Used to be $20 off two entrees
Buffalo Wild Wings = Free snack-size wings
Cousin’s Subs = Free chips and drink with sub purchase
Culver’s = Free custard scoop
Dairy Queen = BOGO medium Blizzard
Devon Seafood = BOGO $25 entree
Einstein Bros Bagels = Free egg sandwich with drink purchase
First Watch = Free entree
Milwaukee Burger Company = Free burger
Noodles = Free rice crispy treat
~ Used to be free bowl of noodles. Talk about a downgrade.
PF Chang’s = Free small plate / dim sum / dessert
Pizza Shuttle = Free 2-topping small pizza
Red Robin = Free burger
Redbox = Free movie rental
Rodizio Grill = Free dessert
Schlotzsky’s – Free small sandwich with purchase of chips and drink
~ Used to be without any purchase. Double-downgrade.
Qdoba = BOGO entree
Von Trier = $5 off coupon (min $10)
Wingstop = Free large fries

Coupons from previous years that did not send me anything in 2016. Bummer!:
Baskin Robbins = Free scoop of ice cream
bd’s Mongolian Grill = BOGO stir-fry
Benihana = $30 off second entree
Carraba’s Amici Club = Free app or dessert
Cold Stone Creamery = BOGO ice cream
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit = Free BBQ sandwich
Gilles Frozen Custard = Free meal (sign up in person)
– Habanero’s Kitchen = Free entree
Hooters = 10 free wings
Kohls – $10 coupon
Krispy Kreme = Free doughnut and coffee
Potawatomi Fire Keeper’s Club = 2000 points ($20) on your card
Ruby Tuesday = Free burger
Sbarro = Free slice of pizza w/ drink purchase
Stir Crazy = BOGO entree

Day-Of Specials: 
– AJ Bomber’s = Free burger (also on Wednesday closest to your birthday)
– Denny’s = Free Grand Slam breakfast
Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast– Firehouse Subs = Free sub
Firehouse SubsJersey Mike’s = Free sub and drink
Jersey Mike's Subs– Rosie’s Bar = 4 free drinks
– Sobelman’s = Free burger
– Steny’s Bar = 1 Free drink per friend you bring

I can guarantee you there are plenty more out there that I just didn’t find. Feel free to add them in the comments below. Happy Birthday freebies!

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