Some folks my age dread their next birthday, but I get excited because I know I’ll be eating free food… and free food always tastes better!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EAT FREE!

Baskin-Robbins
Sign up for the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club, and get a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.

Krispy Kreme
Become a Friends of Krispy Kreme member, and get free doughnuts on your birthday.

Noodles & Company
You sign up for their Noodlegram and receive a free meal for signing up as well as on your bithday.

Ruby Tuesday
Get on the So Connected e-mail list, and get a coupon for a free burger on your birthday.

Red Robin
Become a Red Robin eClub member and get a free burger on your birthday.

Red Lobster
Join the Fresh Catch Club, and receive a surprise gift (free appetizer coupon) on your birthday.

The Melting Pot (my personal favorite)
Become a Club Fondue member, and receive a printable coupon for a free fondue for two on your birthay.

Sonic
Sign up for Sonic Cruisers fan club, and you’ll receive a coupon on your birthday for your choice of a regular order of tots, a medium fountain drink or a regular cream slush.

Enjoy your birthday and eat up! If you know of other birthday freebies, share them in the comments.

Fry-free chicken from the Colonel?

That’s right, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world’s largest chicken restaurant chain, has announced a second secret recipe has been added to its menu – Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC).

Kentucky Grilled Chicken

Kentucky Grilled Chicken

Made with its own secret recipe — a blend of six herbs and spices of course, the grilled chicken is cooked in specially designed and patented ovens.

The “KGC” is a healthier alternative to the “original recipe” that will continue to be on the menu. KFC says each piece of its grilled chicken has 70 to 180 calories and four to nine grams of fat. By contrast, the Original Recipe (fried) items have between 110 and 370 calories and 7 to 21 grams of fat, depending on the piece. The grilled chicken contains from 160 to 440 milligrams of sodium per piece, as opposed to 290 to 1,050 milligrams of sodium per piece of Original Recipe chicken.

“The introduction of Kentucky Grilled Chicken is a defining moment in our brand’s storied history,” KFC President Roger Eaton proclaimed. “KGC is the latest menu innovation that showcases our commitment to meeting our customers’ ever-changing needs… This product will transform the industry.”

You can sample the new recipe for free on Monday, April 27th which has been delcared “UNFry” Day by KFC. Everyone that stops by a KFC restaurant that day will receive one FREE piece of Kentucky Grilled Chicken.

tax-dayI hope that the IRS does not break your piggy bank. But if you are looking to pinch a penny or two, some food-friendly folks are offering savory freebies and discounts to help you get through tax day, April 15th, with a smile on your face and sustenance in your belly.


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Cinnabon is hosting a Tax Day Bites! promotion, wherein every mall-based Cinnabon will give away free Classic Bites on the 15th from 5pm to 8pm. Locate your nearest Cinnabon.

maggiemoosMaggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery is also ponying up the sweet stuff, offering one free single-scoop cone to every customer in all their stores, nationwide.

McDonald's

Baltimore area McDonalds will be giving away small hot McCafés or medium iced McCafé Coffee throughout the day on April 15th. The free coffee will be at outlets in Baltimore and the surrounding counties of Howard, Baltimore, Cecil, Carroll, Harford and Anne Arundel. Stores that don’t offer McCafes yet will offer other types of coffee for free.

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PF Chang’s China Bistro is offering 15% off your food and drink purchase on tax day. Find location and make your reservation.

papajohnslogoPapa John’s is once again providing last-minute filers, or “pro-crust-inators,” a “1040” online deal. Through midnight on April 15, consumers can cash in on this tax break by entering “1040” as a promotional code at www.papajohns.com for a large, original crust pizza with up to three toppings for just $10.40.

====> Check out the list of Birthday Freebies.