Here’s how to get free food on your birthday

Trish Truong & Elizabeth Casto, Opinion Editor & Entertainment Editor

Matchbox: Free large pizza

Sign up for Matchbox rewards to get a free pizza during your birthday month. Put in your name, phone number, email, favorite location and birthday and just wait until your birthday month for the complimentary large pizza. Either order online and apply the reward to your order, or eat in and show your server the reward by giving them the phone number associated with the account. It’s free to sign up, and you also receive $10 in matchbucks to use at your next visit for just making an account.

Dunkin’: Free beverage

Dunkin’ gives out a complimentary free drink for your birthday. Wait until your birthday and with DDPerks, their rewards account, a free drink reward will show up in your account. Get any beverage free for any size, but additional shots of espresso and alternative milks will cost extra.

Panera Bread: Free birthday pastry

Get a free pastry item on your birthday by making a “MyPanera” rewards account. All you need to make one is an email, password, phone number and password. Put in your birth date while signing up and just wait until your birthday. Download the Panera Bread app for easier access to the reward. Items you can get for free include their scones, muffins, pecan braid, bear claw, cookies, bagels, brownie, croissants and vanilla cinnamon roll.

IHOP: Free stack of pancakes
Sign up on the MYHOP loyalty club to receive a free stack of pancakes, any flavor. All you need to do is download the MYHOP app and sign in with your information (email, phone number, etc) make sure to put your birthday and you can receive the free stack of any IHOP pancakes on your birthday, when you sign up, and the anniversary of you joining the MYHOP rewards.

Starbucks: Free Birthday Drink
By downloading the Starbucks app and entering your birthday, you will be able to receive a free drink in any standard size.When your birthday arrives, you will receive an email reminding you to redeem your birthday present. When you get to the store you show the verification on the app that it is your birthday, and receive a free drink, any size and any flavor.

Chick-Fil-A: Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
Download the Chick-Fil-A app and add your birthday to your profile when you sign up for the rewards program. Then redeem your free cookie through the drive-through or in store, with or without the purchase of food.

Taco Bell : Free Birthday Meal
Download the Taco Bell app and become a rewards member, and you will be able to receive a free taco meal on your birthday and up to 30 days after. You can only redeem this offer once a year.

Take advantage of these restaurant’s rewards account to get some food completely free to enjoy your birthday.