I'm going to be eating well on my next birthday.

After learning that Starbucks gives customers a free drink on their birthday, I began to wonder what my other fave places do. So I Googled “free birthday gift” and found all kinds of freebies. You can also visit the website of your favorite coffee shops and eateries to see if they have deals.

Many restaurants will give you a free dessert or appetizer on your big day. Others offer a free meal.

In most cases, you have to provide an email address so the free stuff might cost you some junk mail.

Some of the treats are just for kids but there's plenty for moms and dads too!

Happy Birthday to me -- and you!