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[Quote=403Forbidden]I was wondering if we could start a list of all the restaurants that give free meals
to people on their birthdays. My birthday is coming up hehehe. These are the ones
that I know about:

Todai Seafood Buffet
Fuddruckers
Rubios Mexican

Any others?!?!?!

edit: ok guys here is a compilation of all the deals. Sorry for not doing this sooner but I was incapaciated for awhile

(credit to hulagirlTs for her hard work compiling this)
FOOD:
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 - Benihana birthday cert is only good M-Th. Also, there is NO requirement to bring 3 guests on the certificate. http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/bnhn/lp/bdy/4/11_b.gif (thanks, PrinceK)
BENNIGANS - free dessert + song
BERN'S [TAMPA, FL] - free meal
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
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 - brownie ala mode (YMMV)
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)
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
IHOP- free meal
JOE'S CRAB SHACK - free cake
JT WHEATFIELDS [BUFFALO, NY] - free coupon in phone book
KING BUFFET [CLINTON, NJ] - free meal
KRISPY KREME - free dozen donuts + travel mug of coffee (register first)
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 Reported DEAD
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

Red Robin, if you sign up in advance, you get a B1G1 Free Burger coupon 1 week before your BDay that is good for 14 days. Also, a few days after signing up, you get a $3 off coupon.

Here is link:

http://apps.fishbowl.com/a/redrobin/join/join.asp

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


OTHERS:
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

Original thread Please maintain the quick summary as you discover things are no longer valid and as new places are discovered. I am obviously too lazy to do so myself.

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Someone was requesting the thread's return from archive status in the Fatwallet Forum.

Thanks to 403Forbidden, the original OP for starting it to begin with!

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Benihana birthday cert is only good M-Th. Also, there is NO requirement to bring 3 guests on my certificate.

http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/bnhn/lp/bdy/4/11_b.gif

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For west coasters, Rubios is a good one since you can get $7 worth of good food to go.

BTW, today I received a great B-day freebie from SportClips via email. Free MVP haircut certificate, $24 value. I wasn't expecting it but I assume I signed up on their email list somewhere along the line. Thought I would share since all the birthday boys are probably here foraging for free food!

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CHILI'S - free song ... WTF! LOL!

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BD's Mongolian BBQ gives a free meal (one bowl)
DSW gives you $5 off purchase
Victoria's Secret gives $10 off purchase of $10 or more
Rock Bottom used to give a free appetizer via postcard but I think now they just put it on your mug club card

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Ruby Tuesday free Burger and fries.

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I sign up for this all the time, it's cool, but most only give desserts and I'm not a dessert type, but the ones that give burgers, etc. AWESOME!

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Great list - Thanks OP!

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I think the Fuddruckers burgers are the best birthday freebie that I've gotten, but the burgers at Red Robin are so terrible that I won't even eat a free one. FWIW, the one time that I did go to Red Robin on my b-day, they gave me free ice cream (and of course fries) in addition to the free burger. The atmosphere isn't as bad as Fuddruckers, but the burgers are terrible. I'll try Ruby Tuesday next year.

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Chevys and Black Angus will email you free dinner certificates once you register your birthday on their site. Just enjoyed a free $19.95 steak dinner yesterday, and plan to go to Chevys this week too, on the house.

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Moe's Southwest Grill will email you a coupon - it's a little different every year. This year was a free burrito.

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Re: Red Lobster - I went in today for my 45th birthday today for lunch. The manager laughed at me.

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hard2hold said:   Re: Red Lobster - I went in today for my 45th birthday today for lunch. The manager laughed at me.

Happy Birthday!

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PrinceK said:   Benihana birthday cert is only good M-Th. Also, there is NO requirement to bring 3 guests on my certificate.

http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/bnhn/lp/bdy/4/11_b.gif


Boo about only M-TH!! Good deal though, 4 of us went last year and even though the birthday person's dinner was under $30, they went ahead and took a flat $30 off our total bill

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hard2hold said:   Re: Red Lobster - I went in today for my 45th birthday today for lunch. The manager laughed at me. did you go to their website and join the overboard club? they email coupons.

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hard2hold said:   Re: Red Lobster - I went in today for my 45th birthday today for lunch. The manager laughed at me.
It's because you are so old

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At Sephora, join as a Beauty Insider (free) and receive a free gift within 14 days of your birthday. Currently, a 6 oz Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3-in-1 or Jack Black skincare items.

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remove Bill Knapps. they've all been closed for almost a decade.

ALSO remove Redwood Lodge in Flint, MI. they no longer have the "pub club" or the free birthday meal promo.

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If you sign up for the unknowns, just consider those a birthday surprise.

Atlanta Bread Company - free cookie when u signup and also on bday.
Au Bon Pain - SIGNUP=free travel mug BDAY=unknown
Backyard Burgers - SIGNUP=free burger BDAY=unknown
Bahama Breeze - unknown
Bar Louie SIGNUP=$10 off BDAY=free dessert
Beef O'Bradys SIGNUP=free app w/entree purchase BDAY=free dessert w/entree purchase
Bertucci's - SIGNUP=$5 off $30 BDAY=free dessert w/ $25 purchase
Biggby Coffee - free birthday treat
Biscuitville - unknown
BJ's Restaurant - bday=free pizookie dessert
Blue Mesa Grill- SIGNUP=free app BDAY=free sunday brunch
Bonefish Grill - unknown
Boston's Gourmet Pizza- SIGNUP=free app BDAY=free dessert
Brio Italian- $10 off bday meal
Buca Di Beppp - small app for bday
Burritoville - unknown
Carrabba's - SIGNUP=free app BDAY=$10 off
Champps Americana- SIGNUP=free app or cheeseburger BDAY=unknown
Cheeburger Cheeburger SIGNUP=free half shake w/entree BDAY=BOGO
Claim Jumper - Free Entree on Bday!
Corner Bakery - SIGNUP=free cookie BDAY=unknown
Cozymels - SIGNUP=free queso BDAY=half off fajitas for up to 4 people
Dunkin Donuts - Signup= Free medium beverage Bday=Free medium beverage
Elephant Bar - Signup = $5 coupon BDAY=unknown
Fazoli's - free bday dessert
Flat Top Grill - Free bday stirfry meal
Genghis Grill - Free birthday bowl
Gordon Biersch- BOGO entree
Home Run Inn- Bday-Buy a drink & get free personal cheese pizza
Hu Hot Grill - free mongolian grill bowl
Jason's Deli- $5 off Bday
Jersey Mike's - Free regular sub & 22 oz drink!
Kona Grill - free Bday entree
KooKooRoo - SIGNUP=free entree BDAY=unknown
Logan Roadhouse - SIGNUP=$5 off $20 BDAY=free nutter butter fudgeslide with entree purchase
Macallister's Deli - Bday=$5 off
Maggie Moos - Signup=BOGO Bday=free kid's cone
Milios- unknown
Mimi's Cafe - SIGNUP=free breakfast BDAY=free entree with $20 purchase
O'Charleys - SIGNUP=free app BDAY=$5 off $20
Old Chicago - Free dessert.
Pepe's- Bday=BOGO
Pick up Stix- Free cream cheese wontons
Pizza Fusion-unknown
Pizza Inn - unknown
Ponderosa - SIGNUP=bogo BDAY= unknown
Potbelly - Unknown
Qdoba - BOGO
Raising Canes - SIGNUP=free combo box BDAY=unknown
Red Lobster - $5 off 2 adult entrees
Rita's Water Ice - SIGNUP=bogo BDAY=unknown
Ryan's- SIGNUP=$3 off with drink purchase BDAY=unknown
Schlotzskys - Bday=free small sandwich
Sizzler - unknown
Souper Salad - Free birthday meal
Spicy Pickle - Free sandwich on bday
Stoney River- Signup=$20 coupon Bday=Email that wishes you a Happy Birthday
Sweet Tomatoes / Souplantation Bday=BOGO w/2 drink purchase
Ted's Montana Grill - free cookie & ice cream dessert on bday.
Texas Roadhouse - free app or sidekick of ribs
Texas Steakhouse - SIGNUP= $5 off $25 BDAY=free dessert
Timber Lodge Steakhouse - $10 off birthday meal.
Uncle Julios - unknown
Uno's Chicago Grill- Bday=BOGO
Village Inn - SIGNUP=Get free entree with entree and 2 drink purchase BDAY=unknown
Weathervane - $10 coupon on bday
Wendy's - $1 off premium combo
Which wich - SIGNUP=Free sandwich with drink purchase BDAY=Free sandwich.
Wingstop - BDAY =Free large fries
Yoshinoya- unknown
Zaxby - SIGNUP=Free meal deal BDAY=Free nibbler
Zoe's Kitchen-Bday=BOGO

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mario badescu gives you a $10 gc for your birthday

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Thanks headlyone and choowee.

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Here are the top 10 national restaurant deals as ranked by me. You must signup ahead of time. Current as of March 2011. All the deals work if you are flying solo except for Texas de Brazil.

BD Mongolian Grill/Hu Hot Grill/Genghis Grill - Free stir-fry bowl
Benihana - $30 off. Can only be used Mon-Thurs.
Caribou - any drink. good only on your birthday.
Claim Jumper - free entree up to $18 value.
Jersey Mike's - free regular sub and 22oz drink only on your birthday.
Kona Grill - free entree
Moe's Southwest Grill - free entree (excluding fajitas)
Noodles Company - Free noodles dish
Ruby Tuesday - Free burger and fries
Texas de Brazil - BOGO


Others that deserve consideration
Ben & Jerry's - free scoop of ice cream
Firehouse Subs - Free medium sub. Good only on your Bday - must show your ID.
Red Robin - you must go in to the restaurant to get a rewards card and sign up online for free bday burger & fries.
Schlotzskys - Free small sub. Coupon valid for 1 week and expires on Bday.
Spicy Pickle - Free entree. Coupon valid for 60 days.
Starbucks - you must register a gift card for free coffee on your bday

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Also Red Robin requires a purchase of an entree after you activate the card to qualify for the free birthday burgers and fires. They have a promo now that when you activate the card you also get a free appetizer which expires in 14 days.

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YMMV - The hunny & I went to Chili's for his birthday tonight. Someone at the table told the waitress that it was his birthday & he got a free brownie ala mode.

They even boxed it up for him to go.

eta: they even skipped the horrid singing

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Some of you might want to check out this 2-day old post: http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/smart-spending/bargains/deals/best-birthday-freebies

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alanmax said:   Also Red Robin requires a purchase of an entree after you activate the card to qualify for the free birthday burgers and fires. They have a promo now that when you activate the card you also get a free appetizer which expires in 14 days.
do you have to "birthday-activate" it every year?

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knickdigger said:   alanmax said:   Also Red Robin requires a purchase of an entree after you activate the card to qualify for the free birthday burgers and fires. They have a promo now that when you activate the card you also get a free appetizer which expires in 14 days.
do you have to "birthday-activate" it every year?


That's a very good question. I don't know?

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alanmax said:   ...Red Robin requires a purchase of an entree after you activate the card to qualify for the free birthday burgers....

Thanks for pointing this out, alanmax!

Thanks to you, I took a closer look at their sneaky Terms & Conditions:

Reward Redemption Order
1. Registration Reward
2. Surprise & Delight Rewards
3. 5 Visits in 5 Weeks, $20 Reward on 6th visit
4. Birthday Burger
5. Buy 9 items, Get the 10th item Free

Registration Reward
Upon registering a Red Royalty card at http://www.redrobin.com/redroyalty/ a free appetizer reward will be placed on the card. In order to receive the reward, the member must visit a Red Robin restaurant within 14 days and order the appetizer. If there is another reward available in addition to the Registration Reward, the Registration Reward will take priority and be redeemed first since it is a limited time offer.

Surprise & Delight Rewards
Occasionally throughout the year, members will receive email notification regarding Surprise & Delight Rewards that are available to them as a registered member. These rewards are limited time offers and can only be redeemed during a designated time frame. Because of their redemption restrictions, these types of rewards will take priority over any other reward except the Registration Reward.

...

Birthday Burger
During the month of the member’s birthday, a free burger will be placed on their Red Royalty card. In order to receive the reward, the member must visit during the month of their birthday and order any of Red Robin’s Gourmet Burgers. If the member visits and orders a burger, but also has the Registration Reward available, the Registration Reward will be redeemed first since it is a limited time offer. Since the burger was ordered during the month of the member’s birthday, it will remain on their Red Royalty card and be available for redemption during their next visit.


In short, it looks like I can't redeem my birthday burger until I get the "Registration Reward" and possibly their mysterious "Surprise & Delight Rewards" out of the way. (As you can probably infer, I have minimal interest in the free appetizer.)

Thanks again.

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Today is my b-day, the terrific 50.
Found a great link
http://freebirthdaymeals.org/index.php?state=NA

Enter your State.

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irishangel160 said:   Today is my b-day, the terrific 50.
Found a great link
http://freebirthdaymeals.org/index.php?state=NA

Enter your State.


Thanks. The website is a good idea but I was kind of disappointed with the results. For Illinois, the results I got were Red Robin which is outdated, Boston Market, Chuck E Cheese, Buffalo Wild Wings, Johnny Rockets, Ben & Jerry's, Denny's, Mimi's Cafe, Waffle House, and a bunch of IHOP locations. The national deals are all listed here already.

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Claim Jumper birthday deal (free $18 entree) just died.
Now you have to pay $25 to join their club, getting a $25 entree in return and then get free birthday entree.
So basically BOGO...no deal.

It may sound like sour grapes but their food portions and quality have gone way down hill lately!
I think Landry's (the owner) has big $ problems and is taking it out on their restaurants.

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Another one bites the dust!

Cold Stone is now B1G1 rather than 1 free on your birthday!

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Sign up for Denny's reward program. Got a 20% off coupon as a welcome gift and an e-mail about free Build Your Own Grand Slam on my birthday (my birthday is this month). The free Grand Slam email didn't say I have to bring my e-mail in, just need to have ID.

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Harkins Theater doesnt give free ticket on birthday

As a movie lover, this was the one thing i checked after i saw this list.

From their site:
Q: Does Harkins provide any free offers on my birthday?
A: Yes. At Harkins, we offer our guests a free medium sized popcorn on their birthday. Present your ID at the box office or to the Guest Services counter to receive your birthday coupon.

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Rubio's gives you a $7.00 credit for your birthday when you join their e-mail club (sent a week ahead of time).

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green bump.

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My birthday's coming up. Time to register!

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IHOP = free meal on birthday for signing up on website, plus free meal for signing up (printed copy of email and ID required)

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