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.
Please note that these deals are accurate to the best of our knowledge but are subject to change. Always confirm with the business.
Food and Drink
Applebee’s — Sign up for Club Applebee’s and receive an email offer for a birthday treat (usually a dessert).
Arby’s — Become an Arby’s Insider and provide your birthday to be sent a special birthday treat 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 ID to your nearest location and receive a free snack pack.
Cobs Bread — Join the Cobs Club and make at least one purchase before your birthday to qualify for a free cinnamon bun on your special day.
Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill — Download their app from the App Store or Google Play and get a free dessert on your birthday.
East Side Mario’s — Let them know it’s your birthday and receive a free dessert (with meal purchase).
Edible Arrangements — Join the Edible Rewards program to receive a free 12-count chocolate-dipped fruit box on your birthday, plus members-only perks like a free box of chocolate-dipped fruits for every 3rd purchase.
Harvey’s — Sign up for the Harvey’s newsletter and get a special offer on your birthday.
Joey Restaurants — Mention it’s your birthday and get a free dessert or drink (varies by location).
Jugo Juice — Register for Jugo Juice Rewards and receive a free large smooth to celebrate your special day.
The Keg — Mention that it’s your birthday and get a free dessert (with meal purchase).
Milestones — Let them know it’s your birthday and receive a free dessert (with meal purchase).
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, since COVID.
Olive Garden — Share your birthday when you sign up for the eClub and receive a free dessert on your birthday.
Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt — Join the rewards club and get a free yogurt on your birthday.
Red Lobster — Sign up for Fresh Catch News to get a free offer on your 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. Please note that you have to register for the Starbucks Rewards program at least 7 days before your birthday and make a purchase on the card to qualify.
Swiss Chalet — Subscribe to the Rotisserie Mail program and receive a special offer on your birthday.
Tim Hortons — Join the rewards program at least a week before your birthday and receive a birthday offer.
Kiehls — Receive a birthday gift and other special offers when you sign up for the Kiehl’s Rewards Loyalty Program and show online or in-store.
Aldo Shoes — Sign up for Aldo Crew and get a special offer for your birthday.
Anthropologie — Sign up for Anthro Perks and receive a special offer to celebrate your birthday.
Old Navy — Sign up for their newsletter, fill out the info for the Birthday Club (month & day of your special day) and wait to receive a surprise gift on your birthday.
Reitmans — Sign up for their loyalty program and receive a special offer for your birthday.
Ricki’s — Join the Ricki’s Fashion + Friends program to be emailed a birthday bonus you can use during your birthday month.
The Shoe Company — Become a Shoe VIP and take advantage of a birthday gift of 20% off, free shipping and surprise bonus points.
EB Games/GameStop — Opt into the EDGE Rewards Program and receive a 20-50% off birthday discount, plus other coupons and exclusive perks.
LEGO Store in Chinook Mall — Pre-COVID, the LEGO Store gave the birthday child a minifigure. We haven’t heard if that program is back yet.
Mastermind — Join the free loyalty program and the birthday kids gets a free small gift. (We hear you can choose from an assortment of toys.)
Toys R Us — Register your child’s birthday through your R Rewards card and they will be sent a special birthday offer of $5 to spend in the store.
If we have missed a birthday freebie, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will update our list.
(Last updated January 2023)