Who doesn’t like getting free stuff, especially on their birthday?
If your birthday is around the corner and you live in Canada, I have you covered with a comprehensive list of the best birthday freebies in Canada.
From free food, drinks, desserts, and dinner to coupons and amazing discounts, this guide will tell you where to get them all.
Some of the offers I have listed will send you your free gifts a few days or even weeks before your birthday. For others, you might need to show up on your birthday to claim your prize.
But regardless of whether or not you like celebrating your birthday, getting some free goodies once a year is not too bad, is it?
Birthday Freebies – Free Food
If you plan to redeem your birthday freebies at one of these restaurants, I advise carrying your ID to prove that it is your birthday because many places might ask you for it when you claim your free food.
Applebee’s: Applebee’s offers you a free birthday treat. All you have to do is join the company’s email club and receive offers in your email to enjoy a free dessert, app, or entrée on your special day. Note that the offer and its availability may vary depending on which location you visit.
Starbucks: Starbucks has an amazing Starbucks Rewards Program that entitles you to a free food item or beverage on your birthday. Make sure you apply for the rewards program well before your special day. You must be a member for at least seven days before your birthday and earn at least one Star-earning transaction to be eligible for free birthday stuff.
Denny’s: If you can provide proof through a valid picture ID at participating Denny’s locations in Canada on your birthday, you can get a Build Your Own Grand Slam meal for free!
TGIF: Signing up as a Perk Member at TGIF will get you a free dessert on your birthday and make your birthday celebration a little sweeter.
Tony Roma’s: If you register to Tony’s Email Club, you can get a free birthday meal from Tony Roma’s. With locations in Alberta, Ontario, and Manitoba, there’s plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy some free birthday stuff from this restaurant on your birthday.
David’s Tea: Become a member of David’s Tea’s Frequent Steepers Club, and you can get five free points on your birthday. They used to give a free cup of tea so it’s a bit disappointing that this change happened.
Boston Pizza: Create a Free MyBP Account, and you can enjoy free dessert at your closest Boston Pizza location to celebrate your birthday. Signing up will also get you a free appetizer, even if it is not your birthday yet.
Buffalo Wild Wings: What’s better than enjoying free buffalo wings on your birthday? Enjoy this offer by signing up for the Buffalo Rewards Program.
Cora’s: Subscribing to Cora’s newsletter will reportedly get you a discount on your birthday.
Dairy Queen: You can get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon when you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club. You can also receive another one from Dairy Queen on your birthday.
Harvey’s: You can get a free special birthday gift and other coupon offers throughout the year by signing up for Harvey’s newsletter.
IHOP: IHOP’s Pancake Revolution membership gets you a free meal on your birthday, when you sign up, and on the first anniversary of your registration. You can redeem the free meals at IHOP locations in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.
Baskin Robbins: Who doesn’t love getting a free scoop of their favourite ice cream from Baskin Robbins? Signing up for its newsletter will get you a coupon for a buy one get one free scoop on your birthday and $3 off any ice cream cake with a minimum purchase of $25.
Hooters: If you’re looking for some free birthday stuff online, why don’t you get a Hooters club membership? You get a certificate for a free birthday meal each year at different Hooters locations in Canada.
Joey’s Restaurants: You get a special offer from Joey’s Restaurants a week before your birthday from its branches in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta for joining the Marine’s Club.
Godiva Chocolatier: Everyone’s favourite chocolatier offers special birthday discount coupons and other bonuses throughout the year when you join its rewards program.
Jack Astors: Becoming a member of Jack Astor’s VIP club will get you a free dessert on your special day. It has restaurant locations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec, Alberta, and Ontario.
Jungle Jim’s Bar & Eatery: Joining the Jungle Club means that you can get $15 worth of Jungle Bucks from Jungle Jim’s on your birthday. Signing up also gets you a free dessert.
Chatime: Get a complimentary beverage on your birthday from Chatime by joining the Chatime Rewards program.
Cold Stone Creamery: Cold Stone Creamery gives you a Buy One, Get One FREE Creation coupon in your account for your birthday when you join its rewards program.
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar: Join the company’s newsletter, and you can get a free birthday surprise when you visit The Keg’s branches in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta.
Lone Star: If you live in Ontario and you like Lone Star, you can sign up to get a free dessert to sweeten your birthday.
Mandarin Restaurant: If you are based in Ontario, and you love great Chinese food, I recommend joining the Mandarin Restaurant’s newsletter so that you can enjoy a complimentary buffet feast on your birthday. Remember to take at least three paying guests with you to enjoy this offer.
Marble Slab Creamery: Signing up for Marble Mail can get you a special surprise with one of its ice cream desserts on your birthday.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: If you love frozen yogurt, you can sign up for a My Smileage membership to enjoy $5 worth of Menchie’s money to celebrate your birthday.
Milestones Restaurant: Signing up for Milestone’s newsletter will get you a free appetizer when you join and a free dessert on your birthdays.
Montana’s: If you love to get your grill on and enjoy some excellent desserts, joining the Grill Lovers Club will get you a free appetizer for joining and dessert on your birthdays at Montana’s.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar: Birthday celebrations are never a tedious affair at Moxie’s. You can enjoy a complimentary dessert while celebrating your birthday.
Olive Garden: Simply registering at Olive Garden will get you a free dessert on your birthdays at the restaurant.
Quiznos: Get birthday freebies at Quiznos by joining the Q Club to celebrate your birthdays.
South St. Burger: South Street Burger is known to make some mean burgers. Joining its birthday club will get you a Buy One, Get One FREE Burger coupon so that you can enjoy your birthday with double the burgers for the price of one. You can redeem this deal at any South St. Burger branch in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.
Panera Bread: Get a free treat on your birthday at Panera Bread by signing up for a MyPanera account.
Red Lobster: Register for Red Lobster’s Fresh Catch News, and you can enjoy a free appetizer or dessert a free birthday surprise.
Wacky’s: Joining Wacky’s VIP Club gets you a free appetizer. Being a member of its VIP Club also entitles you to a free dessert on your birthdays.
Wish Restaurant: If you visit your closest Wish Restaurant on your birthday with at least six paying guests, you can get a free birthday dinner at the restaurant.
Free Birthday Stuff Online – Free Things, Discounts, and Coupons
Restaurants in Canada are not the only businesses giving free birthday stuff to Canadians. You will also find plenty of retail stores that offer excellent birthday treats waiting for you, and I have listed them down below.
Addition Elle: You can get a surprise gift on your birthday from Addition Elle. All you need to do is join Addition Elle’s VIP club.
London Drugs: Joining London Drugs’ reward program gets you a $5 birthday voucher.
Chapters | Indigo: While bonus points are not entirely birthday freebies, Chapters | Indigo rewards you with free bonus plum points on anything you buy during your birthday month, provided you have a Free Plum Card.
American Eagle: Sign up for American Eagle’s free Rewards Program and get up to 25% off on all your purchases during your birthday month.
Old Navy: Get a free birthday gift from Old Navy when you sign up for the retailer’s newsletter.
Payless: Enjoy a free special birthday offer from Payless by signing up for the Payless Rewards program.
Sephora: Get a gift on your birthday, like a free beauty package, from Sephora by becoming a Sephora Insider member.
The Body Shop: Get a free gift on your birthday worth $10 from The Body Shop by joining the Love Your Body Club.
Lancome: You can enjoy a 10%-15% discount as your birthday reward from Lancome when you sign up for its Elite Rewards Program.
Value Village: You can get even better value from the Value Village on your birthday through a special 20% discount coupon. Join the SuperSaver rewards program to qualify for this birthday freebie.
Kiehl’s: Kiehl’s gives you a free birthday gift every year when you decide to joinKiehl’s reward program.
Aveda: Get a free birthday gift from Aveda worth $23 and double your points by joining the Aveda rewards program.
How about that for a list of birthday freebies that you can enjoy on your special day? Keep in mind that many of these restaurants and retailers may change their birthday freebies each year. So, be sure to check out the sites directly to get the most up-to-date offers.