When it’s your birthday, there’s no secret that if you mention it is your special day at many restaurants and bars, staff will often give you a dessert or drink on the house and will even serenade you. Additionally, many chain restaurants will give you something if you agree to sign up for their newsletter in advance, however you’ll need an email address and will then be barraged throughout the year with unwanted emails. The following businesses will celebrate you on your birthday simply by providing proof of your birth date with valid identification:
Denny’s Restaurants. Drop by any Denny’s nationwide on your birthday and they’ll treat you to a free Grand Slam breakfast meal.
Harkins Theatres. The movie theater chain with locations throughout the Southwestern US offers birthday guests one free medium popcorn.
Catalina Express. The daily boat with departures to Catalina Island from San Pedro, Long Beach, and Dana Point in Southern California offers free round-trip fare when you begin travel on your actual birthday and return anytime within 30 days after your departure date. ■