68 Free Birthday Food to Grab on Your Special Day

Last updated March 3, 2020

When I was a kid, I used to go out to dinner on my birthday with my family. Loved the free birthday food I got at the end of my meal part…not a huge fan of the waiters singing to me part, though.

Today there is so much free stuff to do on your birthday. The best part for a lot of these freebies, you can have all the joy of getting free things without any of the embarrassment attached.

I’ve scoured the internet to bring you a (almost) comprehensive list of all the free birthday food you can eat  in Canada. Whether you’re turning 14 or 49, you’re never too old for some birthday freebies. Keep reading to find out all the food you can steal this year.

Heads up to get a lot of these deals you’re going to be signing up for a lot of newsletters. But a newsletter subscription in exchange for some free birthday food? No problem. (And why not sign up for the Moola newsletter while you’re at it!)

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Free Birthday Drinks

A&W: Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you join the Mug Club.

Arby’s: Get a free birthday shake when you sign up for the Arby’s Insider newsletter.

Blenz: Get a free drink on your birthday (not promotional or seasonal drink) when you sign up for the Friends with Blenz rewards program.

Chatime: Get a free drink on your birthday when you sign up for the Chatime Rewards program.

David’s Tea: Get a free cup of tea on your birthday when you join the Frequent Steeper program.

Orange Julius: Get a buy-one-get-one free coupon for a drink when you sign up for the Julius League newsletter.

Starbucks: Get a free drink on your birthday when you join Starbucks rewards program. Just be sure to join at least 7 days in advance and make one purchase before your birthday.

Victoria’s Health: Get a free smoothie on your birthday when you sign up for their rewards program.

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Free Birthday Meals

Denny’s: Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday. No sign up required.  

Harvey’s: Get a free burger on your birthday when you sign up for the Harvey’s newsletter.

IHOP: Get a free stack of pancakes on your birthday when you join MYHOP rewards program. Bonus: you’ll also get free pancakes for signing up and on every anniversary of your sign up!

Kelly & Carlos O’Bryan’s Neighborhood:Get $20 off your meal before 4pm and $30 off from 4pm to close on your birthday when you bring at least one paying adult. That discount covers the cost of most of the meals on the menu.

Mandarin: Get a free dinner buffet for yourself when you bring at least 3 paying adults to dine on your birthday. You’ll also need to sign up for the Mandarin Dish e-newsletter.

Mary Browns: Get a free Big Mary chicken sandwich two days before your birthday when you sign up for the Mary’s Newsletter.

Medieval TimesGet a free feast and tournament on your birthday with one paying adult when you join the Medieval Times birthday club.

Pajo’s Fish & Chips: Get a free 2 piece cod and chips, choice of beef burger, or breakfast menu item when you buy one meal of greater or equal value. You’ll also need to sign up for their Birthday Club beforehand.

Pizza Delight: Get a free meal on your birthday – you even get to order it off their special birthday menu, how cool is that?

Red Robin: Get a free burger valid during the month of your birthday when you sign up for the Red Robin Royalty rewards program.

Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House: Get a free entrée up to $25 when you purchase 4 or more regularly priced entrees on your birthday when you sign up for The Sawmill Birthday Club.

South Street Burger: Get a free 4 oz burger on your birthday when you join the South Street Burger birthday club.

Steels Café and Grill: Get a free entrée during the week of your birthday if you join their rewards program.

The Cannibal Café: Get a free American Classic Burger with the purchase of a drink or side on your birthday when you show a piece of photo ID.

The Works: Get a free burger on your birthday when you sign up for the Burgers with Benefits club.

Tony Roma’s: Get a free entrée on your birthday when you sign up for the Tony Roma’s email club.

Tucker’s better buffet: Get a free meal on your birthday if you sign up for their newsletter.

Wish Restaurant: Get a free meal on your birthday when you come in with 6 or more paying guests.

Wok of Fame: Get a free meal at the buffet on your birthday when bring at least one paying adult with you. Also be sure to bring a piece of photo ID.

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Free Birthday Snacks

Auntie Anne’s: Get a free classic pretzel on your birthday when you sign for My Pretzel Perks.

Chipotle: Get an order of free chips and guacamole on your birthday if you sign up for Chipotle Rewards.

New York Fries: Get a free regular fry on your birthday when you sign up for the Fry Society rewards program. You will need to load money on to a card before hand to claim your fry. 

What A Bagel: Get 6 free bagels on your birthday when you buy 6 bagels in store

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Free Birthday Desserts

Baskin Robbins: Get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you sign up for their newsletter, Club 31. 

Boston Pizza: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for the MyBP rewards program. 

Cartems Donuts: Get a free donut with your order on your birthday – just be sure to mention it’s your birthday to claim your freebie.

Cold Stone Creamery: Get a buy-one-get-one free ice cream creation on your birthday when you join My Cold Stone Club Rewards. 

Dairy Queen: Get a buy-one-get-one free blizzard on your birthday when you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club.

Hotel Gelato: Get a free gelato on your birthday when you sign up for their newsletter at least 48 hours in advance.

Jack Astor’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for their VVVIP loyalty program.

Kelsey’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for the Kelsey’s newsletter.

Marble Slab Creamery: Get a buy-one-get-one free ice cream coupon on your birthday (valid for 14 days) when you sign up for Marble Mail.

Menchie’s: Get a $5 coupon that can be used 2 weeks before or after birthday when you register for the My Smileage rewards program.

Milestones: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you tell the waiter…it’s your birthday!

Montana’s: Get a free dessert and 10% off on your birthday when you join the Grill Lover’s club.

Moxie’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you visit the restaurant.

Olive Garden: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you join the Birthday Club.

Paddy Flaherty’s: Get a free dessert when you sign up for the Paddy Flaherty’s newsletter.

Panera Bread: Get a free pastry on your birthday when you sign up and register your My Panera rewards account.

Quiznos: Get a free cookie on your birthday when you join the Q club.

Swiss Chalet: Get a free dessert on your birthday if you sign up for the Rotisserie Mail newsletter.

TGIF: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for Fridays Rewards.

The Cheesecake Factory: Get a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for their newsletter.

The Keg: Get a free Billy Miner Pie on your birthday when you sign up for their newsletter.

Timothy’s World Coffee: Get a free baked treat on your birthday with any medium coffee purchase when you sign up for the Timothy’s World Coffee Club.

Wacky WingsGet a free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for their VIP club.

Yaletown Brewing Company: Get a free dessert on your birthday with the purchase of any entree.

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Birthday Food Discounts

Benihana: Get a $30 gift certificate that can be used during the entire month of your birthday when you register your profile for The Chef’s Table.

Cora’s: Get a discount on your meal on your birthday when you sign up for Cora’s newsletter.

Craft Beer Market: Take the age you’re turning, change that into a percent, and then they’ll take that amount off your bill. If you’re turning 33, that means 33% off your bill.

Red Lobster: Get a coupon on your birthday when you sign up for their newsletter.

The Boathouse: Get a $25 discount coupon on your birthday when you sign up for The Boathouse E-Club.

W Burger Bar: Get an $18 birthday coupon when you sign up for their newsletter.

Unknown Surprises

Applebee’s: Get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for the Applebee’s neighborhood newsletter.

De Dutch: Get a special treat on your birthday when you become a member of De Dutch rewards program. 

East Side Mario’s: Get a free treat on your birthday if you sign up for their newsletter.

Godiva: Get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for the Godiva rewards program.

Joeys: Get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for the Marine’s Club newsletter.

Perkin’s: Get a special gift on your birthday when you subscribe to the MYPERKINS newsletter.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.

 

Ready to cash in on all this free birthday food?

Whew! I feel full just reading this list. I found this post from a couple years ago by a woman from Food Network who went all around Manhattan getting all the free birthday food she could. She wound up tired, bloated, and a little sad from eating alone all day, but she got $121 worth or food for $15.

Know of any other great food discounts we missed? Let us know!

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