If it's free, it's for me, especially on my birthday.

In case you weren't aware, selected chain restaurants from coast to coast give selected menu items away to their customers on their birthdays, BUT, it's not as easy as walking in and saying, "Hey I'm here, it's my birthday, so whatcha got for me?" At most locations, you will need to sign up for their email list or special rewards program.

There's a long list of eateries, according to people.com, that are willing to wish you a happy birthday by serving you one of their menu items on the house. The following are some of the best offers:

Applebees - Snag a free birthday dessert when you sign up for their email list.

Arby's - Sign up for Arby's deals, and chow down on a free roast beef classic sandwich.(must purchase a drink)

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar - Join the Buffalo Circle email and on your birthday you'll receive an email which you can print and bring along with you to score a sweet treat from their dessert menu.

Coldstone Creamery - Receive a coupon to get two ice cream creations for the price of one when you become a member of 'My Stone Cold Club.'

Cracker Barrel - Just let your server know it's your birthday and get a free dessert, NO SIGN UP NECESSARY!

Denny's - On your birthday, if you have a valid photo ID, you score Denny's original grand slam breakfasts, no sign-ups required.

Friendly's Ice Cream - Join the BFF Club and on your birthday get a free sundae complete with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Oreo cookies and a cherry on top.

Jersey Mike's Subs - How does a free sub and a 22oz drink sound when you sign up for their email club?

Moe's Southwestern Grill - Score a birthday burrito once you access your coupon when you sign-up for Moe's e-world. When you become a member, a plate of free nachos are on the house.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Spirits - Once you sign up for Red Robin Royalty Rewards, on your birthday you get to enjoy one of their gourmet burgers on the house.

Wendy's - How about a free Wendy's birthday 'Frosty' when you join 'MyWendy's' email list.

For the complete list of restaurants that participate in helping you celebrate your birthday, click on people.com.

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