If you're a DD Perks member like me, you get a free drink of your choice on your birthday (I went for the iced coffee). This process is super simple and available to every member on their big day.
So, just like I did, celebrate your birthday right with a free drink from Dunkin' Donuts.
Below I’ll show you how to join the Dunkin Donuts loyalty program so you can claim your birthday treat.
What Exactly Is The Dunkin Donuts Birthday Reward?
The Dunkin' Donuts Birthday Reward is a special offer exclusively for DD Perks members that grants them a free drink or donut on their birthday.
As a registered DD Perks member, I got to walk into Dunkin on my birthday and pick out a free handcrafted beverage!
It needs to be a handcrafted drink, so no bottled water or soda (but who would choose those anyway?).
Also, if you want any extras like espresso shots or non-dairy milk, they aren't included in this Dunkin rewards program, and you have to pay for those separately.
Their previous rewards program was limited to large drinks, but now DD provides perks for any size drink.
If you're busy on your birthday and didn’t take the day off like I did, you have a few days around your birthday to claim your reward, so there is no need to rush.
The birthday benefits don't stop there. For every purchase you make the day before, after, and on your birthday, you get a whopping 36 points per dollar spent.
So, whether you're treating yourself to a Dunkin iced coffee or stocking up on donuts, you can earn rewards while you celebrate!
How To Get A Free Birthday Drink At Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin believes birthdays are special, so they reward their loyal members with complimentary drinks each year.
There's nothing better than saving money and sipping on a free beverage from Dunkin on your birthday.
Birthday Reward Program
Getting a free drink with Dunkin Rewards on your birthday was super easy. All I did was join the DD Perks program (it's free and only takes a few minutes).
I did this on my birthday, went straight to my local Dunkin, used the app at the register, and voila!
I got a free beverage and started my birthday on the right foot. If you don’t have the app, just show them your Dunkin Perks card.
DD Points Program
You can earn a lot more with your Dunkin' rewards program account. You earn points for free drinks with every purchase, and special rewards are available when you reach certain levels.
You actually get two separate free drink coupons with the Dunkin loyalty program. One coupon when you initially sign up, and then your yearly Dunkin birthday reward.
Since I signed up on my birthday, it was hard not using both coupons right away!
And with the rewards program on their app, you can redeem rewards for any beverage you like! So whether you're in the mood for a Dunkin refresher, cold brew, or a latte, Dunkin' has you covered.
The points work just like money. For example, to snag a free cold brew, cold brew with cold foam, or hot/iced espresso beverage, you need 700 reward points.
If you're craving a frozen drink or hot/iced signature latte, rack up 900 points, and it’s all yours.
The benefits and opportunities are endless! Members can get a free iced coffee, iced tea, hot coffee, hot latte, donut, or breakfast sandwich!
You can get anything with Dunkin perks, your DD card, or the mobile app. You earn points on every dollar you spend, so it adds up fast.
What Can I Get With My DD Birthday Reward?
With your DD birthday reward, you can get a free donut (seriously, what’s better than a free donut?) with any drink purchase.
Or you can get your Dunkin birthday drink at participating locations on your big day. Just sign up for their DD Perks program and download their app to get in on the action!
Be sure to provide your birthday information when you sign up, or you won't be eligible for this sweet offer.
Just remember that the exact birthday reward offered by Dunkin' Donuts can vary by location and may change over time.
What Can't I Get With My DD Birthday Reward?
Why Isn't My Dunkin Birthday Reward Showing Up?
Here are some reasons why your birthday offer might not appear in the Dunkin Donuts app.
Birthday Not Entered or Entered Incorrectly
First, did you enter your birthdate when you created your account? It's an optional field, but you need to fill it out to get a birthday offer.
And if you did enter it, double-check it because Dunkin' won't let you redeem your free beverage coupon if the field is incomplete.
Did you try to use the offer on the wrong day? The birthday perks are only valid the day before, on your birthday, or the day after your birthday.
You can’t get your DD birthday drink if the coupon for a free drink is expired.
If you run into any issues, just reach out to Dunkin' Donuts customer support. They're pretty good at straightening these things out.
Other Popular Coffee Shop Birthday Programs
Dunkin isn’t the only coffee chain with birthday rewards, and they’re not the only chain I take advantage of on my birthday. Here are their competitions birthday offers:
After I went to Dunkin, I went to the Starbucks a few streets over later in the day.
If you have a Starbucks Rewards account like I do (remember to sign up at least 7 days before your birthday!), you can choose between a complimentary Starbucks handcrafted beverage, a free food item, or a ready-to-drink bottled beverage.
There are a few exclusions like multi-serve items, alcohol-containing drinks, merchandise, and packaged coffee.
Since I had a free coffee from Dunkin Donuts earlier in the day, I picked up an everything bagel.
Remember that this birthday freebie may not be available at Roastery or Princi locations. So, check the rewards program info at your local store to plan your visit for your Birthday Reward.
I love Dutch Bros. Their Rebel energy drinks keep me fueled during the back half of the day. So you know what I did! After I picked up my bagel from Starbucks, I went to Dutch Bros for a Rebel.
Remember to sign up at least a day in advance - you can't claim your reward retroactively.
If you can't claim your birthday drink on your birthday, don't worry! You can still claim it up to 30 days after your birthday.
The rewards program at Dutch Bros lets you earn points on purchases you can redeem for free drinks.
In addition to getting a free beverage on your birthday, you also get 50% off a drink on your half-birthday, and you know I take advantage of that! Save that tip on your calendar!
Tim Hortons also has an incredible birthday perk for their Tims Rewards members.
On your birthday, you can choose between a beverage or a breakfast sandwich on your special day, and you don’t have to pay anything!
All you do is sign up for Tims Rewards at least 7 days before your birthday and provide your birthday information. Once you're signed up, you will get a notification in your account or email on your birthday.
Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to Tim Hortons this year, but the sausage biscuit breakfast sandwich is my go-to.
Related Dunkin Free Birthday Reward Questions
How long does the Dunkin birthday reward last?
The Dunkin birthday rewards last from the day before their birthday to the day after.
What other promotions does Dunkin Donuts offer?
Dunkin has several other promotions in its DD perks rewards program. For example, Dunkin' customers can earn ten bonus points per dollar spent on qualifying purchases in-store or via the mobile app's ordering feature. The points are as good as money and can be redeemed for a free Dunkin beverages or food, with rewards starting at just 150 points (equivalent to $15 spent).
There's the lowdown on Dunkin' Donuts' birthday free drink program. I'm never thirsty on my birthday because of Dunkin.
If you're looking for a tasty way to celebrate your birthday without spending all your cash, sign up for the Dunkin Rewards loyalty program and take advantage of the benefits! Enjoy!