Your favorite snack shop or fast-food restaurant may have an annual freebie day!
Here are a few chain offers worth noting:
Mark your calendar for free IHOP pancakes in February; free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Rita's Italian ice, and a Starbucks pastry in March; free Pretzel Time pretzels and a Cinnabon treat in April; free Haagen Daas ice cream in May; a free Krispy Kreme doughnut, Sonic root-beer float and TCBY frozen yogurt in June; and a free Chick-Fil-A meal in July -- to name a few.
You can also sign up to score free food on your birthday from Famous Dave’s BBQ, , Denny’s and other eateries. Search the Web for "birthday freebies," or call your local restaurants to ask whether they offer such a deal. Here in good old San Diego, you can get a free entree at Sage Grill in Encinitas, Boston's in Encinitas, and when you dine at West Steakhouse (in Carlsbad) on your b-day, they give you a card with a $20 gift card inside for next time!
What else can you find? Please share with the rest of us when you do! And Happy Birthday!