One of the best parts of turning a year older has to be all the free birthday stuff you can claim. So we put together a list of birthday freebies in Canada, to help you know exactly what's out there.
From free desserts to birthday promo codes, you really can have it all on your big day – but it helps to be prepared. Plenty of different restaurants, stores and sites offer birthday deals, discounts and freebies, but many require newsletter signups or loyalty memberships – so it's always wise to register before your actual birthday.
Some of these are outright freebies and others are discounts you can redeem either on your birthday itself or at any point during your birthday month. So check them out, sign up and let us know which goodies you claim – and have a happy birthday!
Restaurant Birthday Freebies
Nothing makes your big day special like picking up a Starbucks birthday drink! But while that might be the one of most famous birthday freebies, there are plenty of free appetizers and free desserts to claim – so check these out and plan a whole day full of birthday meals.
- Applebees: sign up for their newsletter and receive a special birthday offer
- Baskin-Robbins: join Club 31 for a free scoop on your birthday
- Booster Juice: join the Booster Nation and get an e-voucher for a free birthday smoothie
- Boston Pizza: sign up for MyBP and get a free dessert on your birthday
- Cora: sign up for their newsletter and receive a surprise on your birthday
- Dairy Queen: join the Blizzard Fan Club for a birthday coupon
- DAVIDsTEA: become a Frequent Steeper and receive a free cup of tea on your birthday
- Harvey's: sign up for their newsletter and get a special gift burger on your birthday
- Hooters: download their app and sign up for the loyalty club for a $15 birthday certificate
- Joey's: join the Mariner's Club to receive a birthday offer
- Marble Slab Creamery: sign up for Marble Mail for a special surprise on your birthday
- Medieval Times: subscribe to their newsletter and celebrate your birthday for free
- Montana's BBQ & Bar: join the Grill Lover's Club for a free birthday appetizer and dessert
- New York Fries: join the Fry Society for free regular fries on your birthday
- Olive Garden: create an account online for a surprise on your birthday
- Perkins: sign up for My Perkins and get a special gift for your birthday
- Red Robin Canada: join the Red Robin Royalty program for a free birthday burger
- Red Lobster: sign up for Fresh Catch News to receive a special birthday offer
- Starbucks: sign up for Starbucks Rewards to receive a birthday treat
- What A Bagel: buy six bagels on your birthday and get six more free
Beauty Birthday Freebies
We've all heard of the Sephora Birthday Gift, but there are a few more beauty birthday freebiesand discounts out there. Why not take advantage of as many as you can? After all, you probably want to get all glammed up for your special day anyway!
- The Body Shop: join the Love Your Body Club for $10 off during your birthday month
- Clinique: become a Smart Rewards member for a free birthday gift with purchase
- MAC Cosmetics: join MAC Select (and spend at least $150) for a birthday gift
- Sephora: become a Beauty Insider to claim a free gift during your birthday month
- Tarte Cosmetics: become a Taste Rewards member and get a birthday promo code
- Urban Decay: sign up for UD Beauty Junkies for a free birthday gift
Clothing Birthday Freebies
These are some of the lesser-known birthday deals in Canada, but they're absolutely still worth checking out – especially if you want to treat yourself to a new wardrobe or a birthday outfit!
- Addition Elle: join the VIP Program for a birthday surprise
- La Senza: sign up for Club La Senza and receive a sexy birthday surprise
- Penningtons: become a Style Insider to receive a birthday bonus
- Reitmans: create an account to receive a surprise on your birthday
- RW & Co: become an RW Insider to receive a birthday offer
More Birthday Freebies
And finally, there are a few freebies and discounts that really defy categorization. One of the newest deals here is the Build-A-Bear Count Your Candles promotion, but chances are, at least a few more freebies like this exist. If you know one that didn't make the list, share it in the comments.
- Build-A-Bear Workshop: join the Bonus Club to pay your age for a Birthday Treat Bear
- Home Outfitters: sign up for their newsletter to receive a special gift
What's the best birthday freebie you ever scored? Let us know in the comments below!