50 Best Birthday Freebies in Canada

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Updated April 24, 2020

Who doesn’t love free stuff? If your birthday is coming up and you’re looking for some FREE treats to help you celebrate, we’ve got your back! Here are places that will help to make your big day even more special by spoiling you with awesome freebies!

Food and drinks


If you love to start each day with a cup of coffee, make sure that you head to Starbucks on your special day. When you become a member of their Starbucks Rewards program you will get a free handcrafted drink, bottled drink, or food item of your choice on your birthday. 

David’s Tea

Get a free cup of tea on your birthday when you are a member of the David’s Tea Frequent Steeper rewards program. With over 150 types of tea there’s something for every person’s unique palate.


You can score a free regular size handcrafted beverage of your choice from Chatime Tea either 7 days before or after your birthday. Just sign up for Chatime Rewards Programs.

Orange Julius

Head to Orange Julius for a cool, frothy drink after signing up for the Julius League club online. Just for signing up you’ll get a buy-one-get-one free coupon. They will also send you another BOGO coupon on your birthday!


I scream, you scream, we all scream for this yummy birthday treat! You can get a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream just by joining the Baskin-Robbins’ Club 31 birthday club.

Marble Slab Creamery

For more ice cream be sure to check out Marble Slab Creamery. If you sign up for Marble Mail you will get a free sweet surprise (ice cream?) sent to your inbox, but you have to sign up at least 48 hours prior to your birthday.

The Cheesecake Factory

Tell your server it’s your special day and you’ll get a free mini birthday sundae with vanilla ice cream, confetti, whipped cream, fudge and a candle.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

If you prefer frozen yogurt to ice cream get over to Menchie’s!  Sign up for the mySmileage rewards program and receive a $5 off coupon that you can use 15 days before or after your birthday. 

Thrifty Foods

Thrifty Foods is a grocery store based out of British Columbia. If you need a cake for your little one’s first birthday, Thrifty Foods will provide one for free! To receive the birthday cake call ahead to order it at least 24 hours in advance and bring your child’s birth certificate upon pick up. 

South St. Burger

This “Proudly Canadian” burger joint wants to treat you on your big day.  Sign up for their Birthday Club online and you’ll get a digital coupon for a free 5 oz burger the morning of your birthday.


If you’re looking to fill your belly with endless, delicious food options and you’re in Ontario, check out this well-known Chinese buffet. You will get a free buffet dinner when you sign up for their e-newsletter at least 1 day prior to your birthday and dine-in with at least 3 paying adults.

Wok of Fame

If you’re in Brampton, Ontario you can get a free birthday buffet dinner at Wok of Fame. You will have to bring at least one paying adult with you to be eligible for this offer.

Tokyo Maki

Another restaurant offering a free meal in Brampton, Ontario is Tokyo Maki. They offer Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. You can get a free all-you-can-eat dinner on your birthday! Your party will need to be 5 or more adults to receive this offer.

Swiss Chalet

Are you thinking about taking your little one for a special meal on their birthday? Children up to 10 years of age can enjoy a free Kids’ Meal on their birthday at Swiss Chalet.


Cora’s serves breakfast and lunch at more than 125 locations across Canada.  If you sign up for their newsletter Cora’s promises to “wish you happy birthday in a special way”.  We can’t wait to find out what it is!


You’ve probably heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Start your birthday off right with a free Build Your Own Grand Slam (choose four items out of: bacon, pancakes, sausages, eggs, and more) at Denny’s.

Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza has a great rewards program with a bunch of perks. Get a starter when you first sign up as a MyBP member. You’ll also get a free dessert on your birthday.

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

Join Applebee’s Neighbourhood and you will receive a special surprise on your birthday. They will also give you a free appetizer when you purchase an entrée when you join.


Looking for something fast and delicious to eat on your birthday? Get free frings when you sign up for Harvey’s email list, and also a special surprise on your birthday.

Red Lobster

Decided to get seafood at Red Lobster for your birthday meal? If you sign up for Fresh Catch News at least 10 days prior to your birthday you will receive a surprise on your big day.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Winner winner chicken dinner!  Grab some free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings when you “join the herd” and sign up for their Blazin’ Rewards program.


You can expect Japanese food paired with theatrical flair when you dine at Benihana. This teppanyaki restaurant will send you a certificate worth $30 for your birthday. The certificate can be used for a dinner on Monday to Thursday with the purchase of an additional adult teppanyaki entrée. To get your birthday certificate sign up for The Chef’s Table.


You can also get a free all-you-can-eat dinner on your birthday at Copacabana Brazillian steakhouse. To get the offer you need to have a group of four or more adults. 

Mary Brown’s

Mary Brown’s fried chicken started in Newfoundland in 1969 and they now boast over 155 locations across Canada. Sign up for their newsletter newsletter two days before your birthday you’ll get a free Big Mary chicken sandwich.

What A Bagel

This bakery specializes in bagels, but also serves many kinds of pastries.  What A Bagel has multiple locations across the Greater Toronto Area and will provide you with 6 free bagels when you buy 6 bagels on your birthday!  


Sign up for their newsletter MYHOP for free pancakes on your birthday! 

Montana’s BBQ & Bar

Sign up for the Grill Lovers Club and receive a free starter for signing up and free dessert on your birthday.  If you also sign your kids up for the Montana’s Kids Club they will get free birthday meal! 

Lone Star Texas Grill

Sign up for The Sizzle rewards program and you’ll get $10 off your next visit.  You will also receive a free dessert on your birthday. Your server can also kick it up a notch by singing you a song with their team and letting you wear the Lone Star birthday hat. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

If you’re in British Columbia check out the Red Robin Royalty program. When you sign up you’ll get a free burger of your choice that you can redeem anytime during your birthday month.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden will treat you to a free dessert on your birthday!  To get this offer you need to sign up for their eClub you will get a free appetizer or dessert (with the purchase of two adult entrees) when you sign up. 

Pita Pit

Get 400 bonus points free on your birthday from Pita Pit.  You can redeem 400 points for your choice of either a small smoothie or petita!  Sign up for Pita Pit More! Rewards to get this offer.



Need to glam up before heading out for your birthday festivities?  If you walk into any Sephora store you can choose from one of three free gift sets for your birthday with no purchase necessary.  You can also redeem this offer online, but you will have to make a purchase in order to get it.  This offer is available any day of your birthday month, and two weeks before and after your birthday.

The Body Shop

Want the gift of skincare and beauty items on your birthday? Sign up at The Body Shop’s Love Your Body Club for $10 to spend on your birthday!

London Drugs

If you’re in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba or Saskatchewan and shop at London Drugs, sign up for LDExtras for a $5 birthday voucher.


Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin! You will get a free birthday gift with purchase when you join the Clinique Smart Rewards program.


Become an Aveda Pure Privilege Member and you will receive a free birthday gift worth $23 and double the points when you shop on your birthday.


Join Lancôme’s Elite Rewards loyalty program and you’ll be able to snag a free gift on your birthday. They will send you an email with the details on your special day.


Kiehl’s has been specializing in hair and skin care since 1851. If you join the Kiehl’s Rewards program you will become eligible for exclusive specials and will also get 3 free deluxe samples just for joining. You will also receive a free gift on your birthday!


Old Navy

Need a birthday outfit? Old Navy promises to give you a “gift on your birthday” if you join their Birthday Club. You’ll also get 30% your next purchase just for joining. 

Value Village

Get a 20% discount on your purchase of up to $50 at Value Village on your birthday. To get this offer ask your local store’s cashier, or receive a coupon by email by creating a Super Savers Club account.


Sign up and make an account with UNIQLO and they will send you a new registration coupon and another coupon on your birthday. Just be sure to add your  birthday to your profile to be eligible!


Get a special birthday surprise for free when you become a part of Pennington’s Style Insider loyalty program. 

American Eagle Outfitters & Aerie

You can snag a birthday coupon for 15% off your purchase by joining American Eagle’s AEO Connected Rewards


Get a free birthday bonus from Ricki’s by signing up for a Fashion+Friends membership. The email with your bonus will be sent to you during your birthday month. 


You’ll get a free birthday gift from RW&CO. when you become a RWInsider! You will also receive 10% off your purchase for signing up.

Addition Elle

Sign up for Addition Elle’s VIP rewards program and you will get a free birthday surprise! If you’re a Platinum VIP member you will get a premium surprise!

La Senza

Add some va-va-voom to your big day! If you’re a Prestige Card member you’ll get a free birthday gift from La Senza.


Chapters Indigo 

If you love a good book, sign up for Chapters Indigo’s Plum Rewards and receive 250 points just for signing up and a free bonus rewards on your birthday.


If your children love teddy bears and other stuffed cuties, sign up to become a Bonus Club Member to receive a free birthday gift. You can enter the birthdays for multiple family members once you log in.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

You will get free admission to the dinner and show as long as you bring an adult with you that is paying full-price admission and sign up for the Birthday Fellowship. You will get your coupon 21 days before your birthday and it is valid for your birth month and the first seven days of the following month.

What to consider when getting your birthday freebies

Remember to bring your ID

Some of the companies listed above may require you to verify your date of birth prior to providing you with their special birthday offers.  

Call ahead for any sit down dining options

It’s usually best to make a reservation if you can to make sure the restaurant saves a seat for you and your guests.

Please be aware that offers are subject to change and that these specials may not be available at every location.

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Over to you

Now that you know where to find the best free stuff on your birthday, we’re sure that you’ll be making this year’s birthday your most memorable yet!  Please leave a comment below if we missed any amazing birthday freebies. We’d love to hear about your favourite hidden gems that help to make your birthday extra special!

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Shamarra Gray
Shamarra Gray is a business professional in the insurance industry, writer, wife and mother. Shamarra loves travelling, video games, fitness and reading. In her spare time she is winning contests and teaching others how they can also get the finer things in life for free. Read more

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