Original article posted September 2014. Updated September 2017.
Starting three 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 third 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 2017:
– Applebee’s = Free dessert w/ entree purchase
– Arby’s = Free small shake w/ sandwich purchase
– Baker’s Square = Free slice of pie
– Buffalo Wild Wings = Free snack-size wings
– Carrabba’s = Free appetizer/dessert with entree purchase
– Caribou Coffee – Free medium beverage
– Culver’s = Free small sundae
– Dairy Queen = BOGO medium Blizzard
– Devon Seafood = BOGO $25 entree
– First Watch = Free entree
– Kohls – $10 coupon
– Milwaukee Burger Company = Free burger
– Papa John’s = Free dessert
– PF Chang’s = Free small plate / dim sum / dessert
– Pizza Hut = Free cinnamon sticks with online order
– Pizza Shuttle = Free 2-topping small pizza
– Red Robin = Free burger
– Redbox = Free movie rental
– Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub = Free entree
– Wingstop = Free large fries
Coupons from previous years that did not send me anything in 2017. Bummer!:
– A&W Root Beer = Free root beer float
– Baskin Robbins = Free scoop of ice cream
– bd’s Mongolian Grill = BOGO stir-fry
– Benihana = $30 off second entree
– Cici’s Pizza = ???
– Cold Stone Creamery = BOGO ice cream
– Cousin’s Subs = Free chips and drink with sub purchase
– Dickey’s Barbecue Pit = Free BBQ sandwich
– Einstein Bros Bagels = Free egg sandwich with drink purchase
– Gilles Frozen Custard = Free meal (sign up in person)
– Hooter’s = 10 free wings
– Krispy Kreme = Free doughnut and coffee
– Noodles = Free rice crispy treat
~ Used to be free bowl of noodles. Talk about a downgrade.
– 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
– Qdoba = BOGO entree
– AJ Bomber’s = Free burger (also on Wednesday closest to your birthday)
– Denny’s = Free Grand Slam breakfast
– Firehouse Subs = Free sub
– Jersey Mike’s = Free sub and drink
– 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!
Featured image by Jessica Diamond from Flickr, modified with title by Joe Powell. All other photos by Joe Powell for The Squeaky Curd.