Celebrating your birthday? Kids get so excited, but we grown-ups sometimes grumble; those mounting years can start to get a little concerning! But we’ve found a great way to keep the kids’ fun going and/or cheer you up on your special day – FREE STUFF! Read on to find out where and how you can get free goodies on your special day.


Boston Pizza – by signing up for the MyBP Email Club you can enjoy a free birthday dessert. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox as your dessert coupon comes via email.

The Cheesecake Cafe – let the staff know that it’s your big day and they’ll bring you a complimentary slice of cheesecake.

Chicken on the Way – bring your idea to your nearest location and receive a free snack pack.

Cora’s – when you sign up for the Cora newsletter, there is a section for your birthday info. Apparently, Madame Cora sends you a special birthday wish. I’ve been told you receive a $5 coupon.

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill – download their app from the App Store or Google Play and get a free dessert on your birthday.

Dairy Queen – receive a buy one, get one coupon for your birthday when you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club.

David’s Tea – join the Frequent Steeper program for a free tea on your birthday.

Denny’s – enjoy a FREE birthday Grand Slam Breakfast on your special day. Just show up with ID on your birthday and the meal is yours!

East Side Mario’s – let them know it’s your birthday and receive a free dessert (with meal purchase).

Harvey’s – sign up for the Harvey’s newsletter and get a special offer on your birthday.

IHOP – get a FREE full stack of the Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruit Pancakes on your birthday just by joining the MYHop.

Joey Restaurants – mention it’s your birthday and get a free dessert or drink (varies by location).

Joey’s Seafood Restaurants – join their Mariner’s Club and you’ll receive some sort of special offer in time for your birthday. (Often it’s your age as a percentage off your meal.)

The Keg – mention that it’s your birthday and get a free Billy Miner Pie (with meal purchase).

Marble Slab – join the Marble Mail club, and in addition to getting coupons and promotions, you will receive a BOGO coupon just in time for your birthday.

Menchies Frozen Yogurt – receive $5 in Menchie Money. Sign up for My Smileage and give them your birthday details.

Milestones – let them know it’s your birthday and receive a free dessert (with meal purchase).

Montana’s – fill up on 10% off and free dessert just by signing up for their Grill Lover’s Club.

Moxies – mention it’s your birthday and get a free dessert (with meal purchase). We have heard that you might get 10% off your order instead, during COVID.

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt – join the rewards club and get a free yogurt on your birthday.

Pita Pit – sign up for their More! Rewards program and one of the perks you’ll receive is 400 points on your birthday – enough for a free Petita or small Smoothie.

Ricky’s – kids can join the Ricky’s Birthday Club and get a mailed coupon for a free kids’ meal emailed just before their birthday.

South St Burger – join the Birthday Club (at least 72 hours before your big day) and get a buy one get one free burger coupon for your birthday.

Starbucks – just register a gift card, create a Starbucks account, and a lovely coupon for a FREE drink is sent to your smartphone app on your birthday.

Subway – join the Eat Fresh Club and get a free 6-inch sub and a drink on your birthday.

SunTerra Market – sign up for the free Fresh Rewards programs and you’ll receive a birthday card with an offer for a free slice of cake & a coffee!

Tim Hortons – join the rewards program at least a week before your birthday and receive a birthday offer.


The Body Shop – join their Love Your Body program and get a free gift on your birthday.

Sephora – on your birthday you get to pick a free product set. Just sign up for their Beauty Insider program and the treats will be yours.

London Drugs – join the LDExtras Club and get a $5 coupon for your birthday.

Chapters/Indigo – join Plum Rewards (even the free option) and get 20% off for your birthday.


Penningtons – sign up for their Style Insider club and receive a birthday surprise (I’ve heard it is 10% off purchases made during the week of your birthday).

American Eagle – join the Real Rewards Club and receive 15% off purchases made during the month of your birthday.

RW & Co – RW Insiders receive special offers for the week of their birthday.

Value Village – join the Super Savers Club at Value Village and receive a birthday coupon via email for 20% off a single purchase of up to $50.


LEGO Store in Chinook Mall – the LEGO Store has a Build A Minifigure station in-store, where the birthday child can build a minifigure. (Due to COVID safety precautions they are unable to offer custom-built figures for birthday gifts at this time, but they do have prebuilt ones packaged up and for birthdays they currently offer kids to pick one of the prebuilt minifigures to take away with them as these have all been sanitized.)

Mastermind – join the free loyalty program and the birthday kids gets a free small gift. (We hear it’s something like a minifigure.)

Happy Birthday to yooooooouuuu!