Birthdays are all about celebrating the life of a loved one. It's always nice when people show you some love on your special day - even businesses. So whenever your birthday comes around, that means you get one very important opportunity for 24 whole hours:

SCORING TONS OF FREE STUFF!

And if you want to make sure you (or someone you know) can get the maximum amount of free stuff and special deals from restaurants and businesses throughout Rochester, here's an updating list of all the places tossing out free grub (or solid deals) on your birthday. Consider this my gift to you! (Your card is in the mail, I swear.)

Applebee's
EClub members can score a free dessert.

Bruegger's Bagels
Sign up for its email club and they'll give you a free bagel and your choice of cream cheese.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Circle Club members can get a free snack-size order of traditional or boneless wings within two weeks of your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery
Join the My Cold Stone Club and nab a BOGO treat on your birthday.

Culver's
Join their club and you'll get a free birthday sundae.

Dairy Queen
Get a BOGO deal on your birthday when you join the DQ Blizzard Fan Club.

Denny's
You can get a free Grand Slam and you don't have to sign up for anything. Score!

Dunkin' Donuts
DD Perks members can get a free beverage of choice.

Edible Arrangements
Join the Edible Rewards program and they'll send you an assortment of free chocolate-dipped fruit on your birthday.

McDonald's
Kids can get a free Happy Meal if their parents sign up for the McDonald's newsletter.

Noodles & Company
Join the Noodles Family (lol) and get a free bowl o' noodles on your birthday.

Olive Garden
eClub members get unlimited breadsticks AND a free dessert.

Outback Steakhouse
Get a free kids-sized vanilla sundae - no signup needed.

Panera
Get a free birthday pastry as a MyPanera member.

Pizza Hut
Order online and get free cinnamon sticks for your birthday.

Qdoba
Get a BOGO birthdya burrito deal as a Qdoba Rewards member.

Quiznos
Q-Club. Free cookie.

Red Lobster
This one is interesting - "Fresh Catch Clubbers" get a free, random freebie. Now I'm intrigued.

Starbucks
Starbucks Rewards members get a free beverage or food item.

Wendy's
Sign up for WendyMail for a free Frosty.

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So one thing I just learned? There are a lot of interestingly named clubs for almost every restaurant. These aren't bad deals if you don't mind signing up for stuff. Otherwise, it looks like you can choose between Denny's and Outback on your special day. Oh, and if that happens to be today...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Source: Thrillist