Ladies and gentlemen…mark your calendars!
- Baskin Robbins: Sign up for their Birthday Club and get a free cone to commemorate your special day.
- Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day on April 4th has passed, but next year, if you hit your local shop between noon and 8pm on that day, you’ll score for a free scoop of any flavor.
- Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A's annual Cow Appreciation Day can net you a free entree in return – all you need to do is put on you your best cow-themed attire. They haven’t announced the official 2017 date yet, but look out for it around the second week of July.
- Dairy Queen: Make Spring official by signing up for the chain's Blizzard Fan Club. You'll immediately receive a two-for-one coupon, as well as surprise treats on your birthday and on the anniversary you signed up.
- Dunkin' Donuts: National Donut Day is June 2nd and as a rule, Dunkin' typically offers a deal to commemorate the occasion: Last year, the store handed out free donuts with the purchase of any beverage. Check out what they're up to this year on June 2nd.
- IHOP: Every year, the International House of Pancakes declares a "National Pancake Day," where folks can enjoy a short stack on the house. In return, IHOP asks for a donation to one of their charitable partners. National Pancake Day already passed for 2017 – it was March 7th – but you can plan ahead for 2018!
- Insomnia Cookies: Stop by Insomnia Cookies on National Cookie Day, December 4th, for a free cookie with any purchase. Pretty sweet.
- Krispy Kreme: Hit your local Krispy Kreme on June 2nd, for a second National Donut Day treat. Last year, the chain handed out free donuts to all, no purchase necessary.
- Moe's Southwest Grill: Become a member of Moe's Rockin' Rewards program and receive a free cup of queso when you do. The free food doesn't stop there: Come hungry on your birthday for a free burrito.
- Panera Bread: Score a free pastry from Panera Bread just for signing up for the restaurant's MyPanera rewards program. Don't forget to head back on your birthday for another free treat.
- Rita's Italian Ice: Just as temperatures begin to rise, Rita's will cool you down with a free Italian ice on the first day of spring. Though spring has already sprung for 2017, the giveaway will be back on March 20, 2018.
- 7-Eleven: Stop by any 7-Eleven location on July 11th (7/11…get it?), for a free small Slurpee. If you're a regular, download the 7-Eleven app for weekly deals, such as free coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich.