My husband and I were un-creative in our pro-creation. Our kids are almost exactly two years apart. Two years and three days, exactly. Scooping up the birthday freebies is a week long exercise. It takes planning and strategy, but I’m willing to make the sacrifice.
The emails should start rolling in soon from all of the fine eating places around offering my kids free grub. Here’s a list so you can get your tribe ready for a food fest that culminates in cake and candles. Be sure to check and make sure they are still offering birthday goodies, because some of the programs may have changed. Most places involve joining an “e-club or birthday club”.
- Brann’s Steak House will send kids a coupon for a free meal, and if adults go on their birthday they will get a coupon for a sizzler on the next visit. Sign up in the restaurant.
- Grandvilla Restaurant in Grandville will give you a coupon for a free meal on your birthday to be used on the next visit.
- Baskin Robbins will give you a free scoop on your birthday.
- Perkins, Big Boy, Denny’s, and Bob Evans each have a birthday program with a free kid’s meal if you sign your kids up for their birthday clubs.
- Mongolian BBQ has a free stir fry meal; no other purchase required.
- 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’.
- 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.
- 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).
- Marco New American Bistro sends you a coupon for an entree with a purchse of another entree.
- 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.