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Old 04-16-05, 12:34 PM
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Looking for a Free Birthday Meal

Anyone know of a restaurant in the Tampa Bay area of Florida that servers a free meal on ones birthday? What can I say, I'm just trying to be frugal here..
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You're in luck. Todai Japanese Buffet has a branch in Tampa. They give you a free meal on your birthday. Otherwise it's like $25 or $30 to eat there.
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If you're a meat eater, drive down to Miami, all my closest friends like going to 'Porcao' on their birthday, it's a really swanky all you can eat place, like $40 a plate.
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I can't think of any places off the top of my head, but I know many times you have to register pretty far in-advance; you can't show up. If I'm wrong, though, cool.
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If you are 10 or younger you could sign up here http://www.shoneys.com/cubclub/
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Tops (a division of Krogers?) has a free $10-12 B-day cake....Not sure if they have those in Tampa.
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Businesses that Give Free stuff on your birthday
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Category : Miscellaneous
Details : ALFY'S PIZZA - free mini pizza
ALL-AMERICAN CAFÉ - free dessert
APPLEBEES - free dessert
AUSTIN GRILL - free meal (register first)
BAKERS SQUARE - free pie
BANDIDO'S [IN] - free entrée
BANJARA INDIAN CUISINE [SUNNYVALE, CA] - free meal
BASKIN ROBBINS - free ice cream treat
BEACHES RESTAURANT - free meal
BENIHANA'S JAPANESE RESTAURANT - free dinner WITH 3 other paying guests
BENNIGANS - free dessert + song
BILL KNAPP'S [MI & OH] - gives adults a % discount equal to age; plus a free bday cake (w/purchase of a meal) during the week of your B-day
BJ's - Free Pazookie!! (best dessert)
BLACK BRISKEE [BURLINGTON, MA] - free meal
BOB'S BIG BOY - free hot fudge ice cream
BUFFALO WILD WINGS (BW3) - free dozen hot wings
BURGER KING - free kids meal to all kids club members
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - free kids meal during the month of their birthday (register first)
CAPTAIN DIZZY'S CAR WASH - free car wash
CARROWS - free cake
CATTLEMEN'S - free dessert and cowboy hat
CHARLIE BROWNS RESTAURANTS [NJ] - free meal for "Handshake Club" members
CHARLIE'S SEAFOOD [NE] - free meal
CHEVY'S - free dessert and sombrero
CHILI'S - free song
CHIPS N GIGGLES - free meal
CLAIM JUMPER - Free Dessert
CRAZY BUFFET [WESTPALM & TAMPA, FL] - free meal
DENNY'S - free meal (said to be only kids under 10 now)
DESPARADOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT [GARLAND, TX] - free meal
DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT [MALDEN & SAUGUS, MA] - free meal
DUKE'S CHOWDER HOUSE [SEATTLE, WA] - b1g1 coupons (register first)
EINSTEIN'S - free meal
EL CHICOS - free dessert
ERNIE'S STEAKHOUSE - free meal
FAMOUS DAVE'S BARBEQUE - free meal (w/advance signup)
FUDDRUCKERS - free burger
FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB [PITTSBURGH, PA] - free cake (party of 5 min.; 2 drink min.)
GOLDEN CORRAL - free meal to Birthday Club members (not just kids!) during month of birthday
GRILLFISH - free meal
HANA JAPAN [DUBLIN, CA] - free meal
HARD ROCK CAFÉ - free dessert
HOMETOWN BUFFET - free birthday cake
HOOTERS - free song + tshirt
HOSS'S STEAK HOUSE AND RESTAURANT [GETTYSBURG, PA] - free cake + song
Houlihans - Free Coupon for an entree next visit(up to a week after b-day)
IHOP- free meal
JOE'S CRAB SHACK - free cake
JT WHEATFIELDS [BUFFALO, NY] - free coupon in phone book
KING BUFFET [CLINTON, NJ] - free meal
LADONNA [MANSFIELD, MA] - free meal
LOMBARDI'S IN BALLARD [SEATTLE, WA] - free meal w/another during month of birthday (register first)
LOTUS - free meal
LUTHERS BBQ - free stuff (varies) for "Great Rewards" members
MACARONI GRILL - free dessert + OPERA-style "Happy Birthday" song
MAGGIANOS - $10 Off purchase of $20 (sign up in advance)
MARIE CALENDERS - free dessert
MAX AND ERMA [OH] - free $5 dessert
MEXICAN VILLAGE - free meal
MOONIES DINER - free meal
MUCKLESHOOT CASINO [SEATTLE, WA] - free sushi dinner + player's club points
NEWICK'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS [SO. NH / SO. ME] - free entrée
NITTY GRITTY [MADISON, WI] - free drink + souvenir glass
OKAYAMA RESTAURANT (in Japan Town) [SAN JOSE, CA] - free meal
OLD SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE - free meal
OLIVE GARDEN - cake (some say free, most say $$)
ONAMI [WEST COVINA, CA] - free dinner WITH 3 other people paying
OUTBACK - free dessert + song
PANCAKE HOUSE [WINNIPEG, CAN] - free entrée
PAPPA'S RESTAURANTS (PAPPADEAUX, PAPPASITO'S, ETC) - free dessert
PARADISO'S - free meal
PERKIN'S - free stack of pancakes
PF CHANGS - free cake or cheesecake
PIZZA EXPRESS [EUROPE] - free meal
PONCHO'S - free meal, dessert & picture
PROVINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - free $10.99 meal and ice cream dessert
Radisson (on Portage Ave at Smith St) [WINNIPEG, CAN] - free entree in their 12th floor restaurant
REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY [ANN ARBOR] - free meal and dessert
RED LOBSTER - free slice of cake + song
RICE & COMPANY [PITTSBURGH, PA] - free meal for Robinson Rewards Club members
ROCK BOTTOM - free appetizer for Mug Club members
ROUND TABLE - free personal pizza
RUBIO'S MEXICAN - (many say invalid)
SCALINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT [ATLANTA, GA] - up to 10.95 off pasta specialties
SHEPARD'S BUFFET [CLEARWATER BEACH, FL] - free dinner buffet w/3 other paid customers
STEAK AND ALE - free mini choco cake
STEAK-N-SHAKE - free dinner for "birthday club" kids
TACO BELL - free combo meal of your choice
TGI FRIDAYS - Free Birthday Dessert
THE 99 [BOSTON, MA] - free meal
THE BARNSIDER'S/DEPOT RESTAURANTS [BOSTON / N.SHORE / PROVIDENCE, RI / ALBANY, NY] - 1/2 off meal + cake & song
THE LOFT [FL] - free meal
THE PALM - 3lb lobster (must be a member/register first)
THE PARADISO [GRAND FORKS, ND] - free entrée + sombrero & song
THE VINE TAVERN - free meal
TODAI SEAFOOD BUFFET - Free Meal or voucher for Meal Next Visit
TONY ROMA'S - free dessert
UP THE CREEK [MARYVILLE, TN] - free meal and dessert
VACCARO'S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP [MD/DC AREA] - free dessert and drink
WENDY'S - free kids meal to all kids club members
Z' TEJAS - $15 coupon for the month of your birthday (register first)
ZIO'S - free dessert
ARIZONA SNOW BOWL [FLAGSTAFF, AZ] - free skiing/riding (if they are open)
Auto Zone - Free oil change
BEAR MOUNTAIN OR SNOW SUMMIT - free skiing/riding
BELLEAYRE MOUNTAIN - free skiing/riding
COTTONWOOD GOLF COURSE [SAN DIEGO, CA] - free round of golf
DAVE AND BUSTERS - $5 game card credit
FOOD PAVILION GROCERY STORE - free movie rental
Hallmark - 20% off coupon for one item
HARKINS - free movie
HOLLYWOOD VIDEO - free video rental
SAFEWAY GROCERY STORE - free movie rental
SCRUB-A-DUB - free car wash
VARIOUS STRIP CLUBS - free lap dances
VARIOUS TANNING SALONS - free tan
WHITEHALL JEWELERS - free $50 gift certificate
Claim Jumper - Free Desert + sing
Bakers Square - Free Pie
Hollywood Video
Baker's Square
Old 04-17-05, 10:55 AM
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HOLLYWOOD VIDEO - free video rental or the store here lets me get a free game
Old 04-17-05, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for that great list. I would also like to recommend that free dinner buffet at Todai Japanese restuarant. This is a great deal for sushi.
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Well my Birthday is Tuesday and at this point it looks like I'll be eating at Todai Japanese Buffet. Sounds like a good place to dine at. Thanks for the tip.
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and Happy Birthday! (tomorrow that is..)
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can someone tell me if theres a list like that for detroit, my birthday is sunday. thanks.
Old 04-20-05, 01:06 PM
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Just a word of warning about Todai:
At least in Southern California, they do give you a free meal, but it's a coupon good for a free meal when you come back. So you still have to pay for the first meal...

Not sure if it's the same everywhere, but it seems like a smart thing for them to do...

Oh, and I'm not sure if this was mentioned, but it's primarily sushi. They have other stuff, but the big draw is the sushi. (I do find it amusing that they have to put up signs for people to not just take the raw fish and throw away the rice...)

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I just called Taco Bell to see if they offer the free birthday meal, and they said they don't. Those bastards!
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The Todai restaurant in Portland, Oregon gives you a free meal on the day of your birthday and no coupon. They check you I.D. to verify if its your birthday. So I guess it depends which location you go to.

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Birthday Meal???

Where is the best place to get a free Birthday meal. I live in the Atlanta Area
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Your mom's house.....
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OR YOU COULD CHECK HERE
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If you join Old Chicago's Beer Tour, they send you a coupon each year for a free Med. 1 topping pizza. Plus, you get prizes for drinking beer!
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dang, wish i found this thread last week...
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Bump. Found this for my own research, figured it might get somebody else a free meal as well.
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Old 09-15-07, 01:55 AM
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You have to sign up for each restaurant's e-mail list to get these.

Captain D's - free meal
Fazoli's - free dessert (lemon Italian ice, chocolate chunk cookie or New York cheesecake slice)
Sonic - free tater tots, drink or dessert
Dairy Queen - buy 1 Blizzard, get 1 free
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Confirmed recently that the Taco Bell one is a myth. Baskin Robbins does a free scoop.

But works (with pre-registering) at:

Famous Dave's
Silver Diner
Qdoba
Don Pablo's
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Thanks! i was able to get my free birthday chocolate chip cookies this afternoon at Max and Erma's. Delicious.

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