Happy Birthday To Me!

fibreoptic birthday hatToday for Tasty Tuesday we went to Red Robin.  I go there a few times a year, and almost always because of the lure of a free burger. Everyone in my family is signed up for the “e Club”.  On your birthday, you get a hamburger – absolutely free.

My kids love this place and the staff is very accomodating to children.  It’s a bright, colorful, balloon filled place. The ceiling fans have french fry blades. What wouldn’t a kid love about it?

Today we were lucky to have been joined by our buddies Look, Mom, Look! and Good Idea Momma.  After the inital gasping sound the hostess made when I asked for a table for “Three adults. And seven children”, everything was smooth.  They set up a huge table for us (in the back, of course) and had each place set up with crayons before we got there. 

I actually had the Ensenada Chicken Platter rather than a burger, and the kids had a kids meal (the standard; chicken fingers).  This is a fun place to eat anyway; and was made so much more by our friends!

My birthday is later this week, but there is a lot of free food out there so I have to get started today. I’ll share what I know with you. Make sure you sign up for the birthday clubs (or e club, or whatever they call their club) on these websites; most of them are coupons that are emailed around your birthday. I can confirm the following offers but I have no idea if they are available to you without the emailed coupon:

Mongolian BBQ has a free stir fry meal; no other purchase required. (This may be coming soon to a Tasty Tuesday near you.)

Noodles & Company has a free bowl of noodles (small or medium entree with one add on), no other purchase required.

Uno’s Pizzeria has $10 off a $25 purchase.

Famous Dave’s has a coupon you print off, and it’s a ‘surprise’.  Last year, it was a piece of cake for me. This is no way to celebrate my birthday, Dave. Bring me those ribs, man.

Longhorn has a free desert with the purchase of an entree.

Carino’s has a free appetizer.

Houlihan’s (in Lansing) has a free entree, no other purchase required.

On the Border has a free empanada or desert with the purchase of an entree. (Cleaver Mama? This one has your name on it!)

Texas Roadhouse gives you a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

Pietros for a buy one get one free entree on your birthday (you have to go the day of your birthday).

Many of these places are chains.  Here is one that is local, and has amazing food.  Marco New American Bistro sends you a coupon for an entree with a purchse of another entree.  This is really a wonderful restaurant, although I don’t plan on taking my kids there for about another 10 years, so you won’t be hearing about it in Tasty Tuesday anytime soon.

Also, Celebration Cinema has a coupon for a free popcorn. 

Culver’s has a free 2 scoop sundae with purchase of the same.

And finally, Coldstone sends you a coupon for free ice cream.

Happy Birthday, whenever it is! My gift to you? Free food. 

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10 responses to “Happy Birthday To Me!

  1. Happy birthday! Man, I used to love Red Robin when I was in university, but we don’t have one where I live now. Jealous!!

  2. thediaperdiaries

    We’re signed up for a bunch of these too and they always seem to go unused. It’s fun to have options though. Happy birthday!! What are you, 26?

  3. We always go to Brann’s on birthdays – they’ll send kids a coupon for a free kids’ meal and for adults, you get a coupon for a free sizzler on your next visit. And since we always go there for birthdays, it works out great – we used Ron’s coupon when we ate there for my birthday last night and we’ll use my coupon (as well as Hannah’s free meal) when we eat there for Hannah’s birthday later this month…

    Great list – thanks for putting that together! And I hope you have a wonderful birthday too! 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday to you- hope you have a great day!

  5. adventuremom

    Happy Birthday Big Binder!

  6. momtotwoboys

    happy birthday!!!

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  8. Brandy

    I love the Grandvilla in Grandville they give you a coupon for a free meal to be used on next meal..Love to suport local resturants

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  10. Inez Brown

    happy birthday to you!!!

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