Happy Birthday! Now Go Get Your Free Stuff!


Happy birthday from Anton Anderssen. Here are some of the free things I enjoy receiving on my birthday, and I wanted to share them with you. Many of these freebies require your signing up in advance, and indicating a birthday. Typically, the company sends you an email with a bar code a week before the birthday you set on their rewards site. Some gifts are valid the week before and after the birthday, some are valid the entire calendar month of your birthday. Enjoy!

Denny’s offers a free breakfast the week before and week after your birthday. Different Denny’s offer slightly different versions of the Birthday Slam. You must sign up in advance, and wait for an email with a bar code on it.

Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors offers a scoop of ice cream on your birthday.  Sign up for their birthday club, and you will receive an email coupon near your birthday time.

Signup for the eClub to receive your annual birthday gift – learn more on the Romano’s Macaroni Grill website.

Register with Old Spaghetti Factory for a free pasta dinner on your birthday week.

Free dessert and free chips at Chili’s for your birthday week. Sign up in advance and receive an emailed QR code to scan 7 days before and after your birthday.

Applebee’s offers a free dessert the month of your birthday, with a $15 spend. Sign up in advance.

Olive Garden gives a free birthday dessert the week of your birthday. Sign up for the rewards emails.

Red Lobster offers a cake and ice-cream dessert during the month of your birthday.

McDonald’s offers a dessert. It appears in your “deals” section on the McDonald’s app.

McDonalds places a dessert reward into your mobile app on your birthday.

IKEA sends an email with bar codes valid for one frozen yogurt, and a $10 voucher for an in-store purchase.

Tommy Hilfiger sends out a 20% off coupon for your birthday month.

$15 at Kona Grill. Sign up for a Kona Grill Rewards account in advance.

Jimmy John’s – Free pickle, cookie or chips for your birthday. Sign up at Jimmy John’s in advance.

Texas Roadhouse – free appetizer or side of ribs.

Bubba’s 33 – Free dessert or appetizer with bar code emailed after you sign up

Free beverage of any size at Dunkin Donuts.

Buca di Beppo offers $20 plus a giant ice-cream

Free milkshake at National Coney Island. Sign up for their rewards club.

Olgas offers a cinnamon dessert in their app, valid for a month.

Maggiano’s sends an email for $10 off $30. Advance registration required.

Grand Traverse Pie Company – get a free slize of pie every year loaded into your Pie Dough account. The gift is valid for 11 months.

You receive a free dinner at Zehnder’s when you sign up for a Zehnder’s Rewards Account.

Your receipt at Zehnder’s will tell you to take it to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland to receive a free birthday Christmas ornament.

Ollie’s sends a 15% coupon on your birthday. Sign up for the rewards program in advance.


Public House 138 N. Monroe Street  Monroe, Michigan 48162 Phone (734) 242-3010

Enjoy 1 free entree during your birthday month. Maximum value: $15

Meijer sends an email with a link to Mperks coupons you can click to add to your account for 5% off. It will be valid for about 3 weeks.

Tom’s Oyster Bar sends an $8 coupon off your next meal during the month of your birthday. You must sign up for their rewards program in advance.

Big Lots sends a coupon for 15% off your entire purchase. You must sign up for the rewards program in advance.


Joan Fabrics 20% off. You will get a postcard in the mail about a week prior to your birthday. You must sign up first for their emails.

Kohl’s sends a $10 Kohl’s cash gift the week of your birthday.  Sign up in advance for the Kohl’s credit card.

Anton Anderssen Travel INC, a 501 c 3 charity will share the commission earned on a cruise booking when you allow the charity to be placed in the agency field of your cruise (or land tour, such as Collette, Globus and Delta Vacations).

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Dr. Anton Anderssen
Dr. Anton Anderssen has been published by USA Today, CBSnewsDetroit, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Mensa Bulletin, Broadway World, eTurboNews, Hawaii Tourism Association, HawaiiNews.Online, Michigan Journal, Examiner News and other news outlets. He won the 2009 first prize in journalism from the Detroit Working writers organization, founded 1900 as The Detroit Press Club. He graduated With Highest Distinction from Indiana University (Comparative Literature), earned a Juris Doctor degree (Wayne State University), attended post-doctorate graduate classes in anthropology (University of Michigan), and earned a post-doctorate graduate degree in cultural anthropology (Wayne State University). He is a former concert pianist with Indiana University School of Music and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is a member of Mensa and several other high IQ organizations including Triple Nine Society, ISPE and The Prometheus Society. He specializes in high culture, and is of Scandinavian, British and Castilian heritage. He is The Supreme Historian for Knights of Equity, founded in 1895. He holds the legal title Lord of Hartforth in North Yorkshire, England, and is the direct blood descendant of the first Lord of Hartforth, documented in the Domesday Survey of 1086. He is the direct blood descendant of Plantagenet Kings of England and the Lords Kennedy of Scotland. He lives in Waikiki, Hawaii, Michigan, The Italian Riviera, London England, The Italian Alps, and Milan Italy. He is a docent at The Iolani Palace in Honolulu Hawaii, the only official royal residence in the United States.