Don't Waste Your Money: How to eat free for your birthday
Don't Waste Your Money: How to eat free for your birthday

(Toledo News Now) - Many of us go out to eat on our birthdays, but the tab for a birthday dinner can get expensive if you don't know a little secret. You may be able to score freebies at many restaurants.

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Is someone else in your household celebrating their big day in the near future?

Then this information is for you: How you can eat free during your birthday week.

Blogger Finds Ways To Save

Sure, everyone loves a birthday party, but some people enjoy their birthday more than others.

Mommy blogger Megan Fenno of is one of them, because she gets all sorts of restaurant freebies on her big day.

"If you sign up for different e-clubs through different restaurants, you can get freebies for the entire month," Fenno said.

She says she was amazed to learn how many places will give you something free on your birthday. She lists dozens of them on her blog at CincySavers.

Fenno says you don't have to overdo it.

"Now the great thing is, you don't have to use them all on your birthday, you can use them throughout he course of the month," Fenno explained. "So that way you don't have to stuff yourself silly on the actual day."

According to Fenno, a number of popular restaurants will give you a free birthday entree.

Free Birthday Entree

Fenno says you can get an entree at:

  • Bravo!
  • Benihana
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Red Robin
  • Steak 'n Shake
Free Birthday Dessert

You'll get a free dessert, appetizer or treat at:
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • T.G.I.Friday's
  • Panera Bread
  • Applebee's
  • Chili's

"Applebee's has four different desserts you can choose on your birthday," Fenno said. "Also, at Chili's, they have a free dessert, and when you sign up for their e-club you can get free chips and queso."

One caution: Fenno suggests you use a new Google or Yahoo e-mail address to sign up for your freebies. Don't use your main e-mail account or it may soon be filled with junk e-mails.

Click here for her full list of freebies.

As always, don't waste your money.