This is a guest blog written by budgeting obsessed Beth who write’s the blog BudgetingMum. 

We are all feeling the pitch at the minute and what better time to grab a freebie than on your birthday! 

Let’s dive in and look at my top five favourite way’s that you could be getting free food on your birthday this year. 


When you register for a Beefeater reward card, they will send you a voucher on your birthday to get a free main meal! Their reward card also comes with loads of other perks, so if you eat in a Beefeater often it’s really worth having. When you first register for a card, you get a 50% voucher for your next meal there and then you can collect points every time you spend money in a Beefeater. We all know points mean prizes! So, you can convert the points into vouchers for money off or free puddings, starters or a bottle of wine! 


Fancy free cake on your birthday? For those with that download the Costa Coffee app and join the Costa Club, Costa will send you an email to claim a free cake slice on the week of your birthday. 

Krispy Kreme

I am the world’s biggest Krispy Kreme fan; I even had a Krispy Kreme doughnut wedding cake (see picture below!). If you download their app and become part of their free loyalty scheme, they will reward you with a free doughnut during your birthday month. 

5 places to get FREE food on your Birthday

Frankie & Benny’s 

Register for their rewards scheme to claim a Free main meal on your birthday. They can email this around a week before your birthday so it’s worth signing up in advance to make sure you don’t miss it. In fact, I would say it’s worth signing up for all of these in advance to make sure you don’t miss out (or forget!) 


Finally, those registered with the Lidl plus app will receive a voucher in the app for a free doughnut from the Lidl bakery as a birthday treat from Lidl. Side note, the Lidl plus app has loads of other vouchers including the occasional free bakery item, so it’s definitely worth having! 

So, it looks like your birthday is the perfect time to max out on free food, but also a good time to sign up for these reward schemes to be getting benefits all year through! 

Have I missed any? I’d love to hear more from you all in the comments…