ATLANTA -- Whoever said there's no such thing as a free lunch must not have had a very happy birthday.

Lots ofeateries will give you a free bite or beverage on your big day, if you sign up in advance.

Baskin-Robbins offers a free scoop if you join their Birthday Club.

Ben & Jerry's offers a free scoop if you sign up for ChunkMail.

Benihana offers a $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate if yousign up for The Chef's Table.

Caribou Coffee offers a medium beverageif you sign up fortheir e-mail offers.

Dunkin Donuts offers a free medium coffee, latte, tea, Coolatta or hot chocolate if you sign up for DD Perks Rewards.

IHOP will give you a free Rooty Tooty Fresh & Fruity or item of equal or lesser value if yousign up for the Pancake Revolution.

Marble Slab Creamery offers a free small coneif yousign up for Marble Mail.

The Melting Potoffersfree chocolate-covered strawberriesif you sign up for Club Fondue.

Red Robin offers a free burger if you sign up for Red Royalty.

Starbucks offers a free drink if you register your Starbucks card.

Which Wich offers a free regular sandwich if yousign up for the Vibe Club.

While some of the freebies are only good onyour actual birthday, othersgive you more wiggle room.A few are good anytime your birthday month.

All of the mailing lists are free.

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