Birthday Freebies

My actual birthday cake

In honor of today, my 21st birthday, I’ve decided to put together a list of the many wonderful birthday freebies around town.

I’m going to start with the one I got to enjoy: free sopapillas at Chuy’s in Cool Springs. Mmmm

Another one close to my heart: free Ben & Jerry’s.

According to my followers @thexhorde and @kellybeltran, The Villager in Hillsboro Village will give you a dog bowl full of beer if you’re of age. I don’t think I’m gonna go for that one.

Some other places in the area where you don’t have to join a club/newsletter to get free stuff are 5 & Diner in Franklin, where you’ll get a free dessert just for showing your ID, Country Kitchen, which will give you a free birthday meal, Orange Julius (minus the one at Opry Mills, obviously) will give you a free pasta dinner which includes salad, rolls, AND dessert too, and Old Spaghetti Factory will give you a free caramel pecan friazos dessert.

There are a lot of restaurants that will give you free stuff on your birthday (mostly desserts) if you sign up for their newsletter or cards, including the following

  • Red Robin (thanks Jessica Zeitler)
  • Firehouse Subs (thanks Becca DuBose)
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Atlanta Bread Company
  • Moe’s
  • Maggie Moo’s
  • Sonic
  • TGI Friday
  • Zaxby’s
  • Chili’s
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Denny’s (is there a Denny’s in Nashville?)
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Maggianos

Also, you can get into Disney World for free on your birthday. Road trip!

There are a ton of other freebies that you can get if you sign up for their clubs, etc. I think free stuff is worth dealing with junk email, but you’re gonna have to make that call. I got most of this info from my fantastic followers on Facebook and Twitter, and the rest from

Did I leave something out? Let me know in the comments! I want to milk this birthday for all its worth…


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Emily (Founder/Editor in Chief) : Emily is a graduate from Belmont University, where she majored in Music Business. She’s originally from rural Ohio, where there are many cows, a river, and one vineyard. Though she moved to Seattle in 2015, Emily maintains a love of both Nashville and free things, and is actively looking for contributors for If you're interested, reach out to her at