*This story was first published in May 2017. It was one of our most popular stories for the year.*
It's your birthday, and it's always nice to get as much free stuff as you can.
GeorgeFM has compiled a national list of places that will give you a little something for free.
It's important to pay attention to the terms and conditions, and you might have to sign up to their loyalty programme or show ID to prove that it's really your birthday.
The only thing to remember? Don't take your free birthday food on a flight if you can help it, as airlines seem to be getting pretty touchy about that these days...
Mexicali Fresh: Free birthday meal if you're a member of Mexicali Fresh's Cabana Club.
Denny's: Free meal on your birthday when you dine with one or more paying diners.
Muffin Break: Free muffin on your birthday if you're a club member.
Valentines: Eat free on your birthday, when accompanied by three paying adults.
Columbus Coffee: A free coffee for yourself and a friend on your birthday, if you're a club member.
Gengy's Mongolian BBQ: Dine for $1 on your birthday, when accompanied by three paying adults.
The Cheesecake Shop: A $5 voucher for your birthday, if you're a registered member.
Cobb & Co: Free birthday meal when dining with at least four people.
Habitual Fix: Free smoothie on your birthday for Habitual Fix Addict members.
Burger Wisconsin: Loyalty Club members can get a free burger to the value of $15 for their birthday month.
Stefano's Pizza, Waiheke Island: Dine free on your birthday, conditions apply.
The Flying Moa, Mt Wellington: $25 birthday voucher if you're a loyalty club member.
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant, Albany: Free meal and cake on your birthday, conditions apply.
Mission Bay Cafe: Free dinner or lunch when you dine with one or more people on your birthday for MBC club members.
Freeman & Grey: $30 voucher on your birthday for Best Friends members.
Fort Street Union: $30 tab on your birthday for Good Times Society members.
Thistle Inn: Free birthday meal when accompanied by three paying adults.
Mama Brown: Free main and drink on your birthday when accompanied with one or more paying guests.
The Green Man Pub: $30 voucher on your birthday for VIP club members.
Merrin Street Brewery Bar: Free meal on your birthday for loyalty club members.
Grand Cafe: Free meal for Christchurch Casino Players Club gold members.
The Twisted Hop: Free meal and beer on your birthday for club members, conditions apply.
Procope coffee house: Free coffee on your birthday for Fan Club members.
Engineers: Free meal on your birthday for VIP Club members.