City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Last update: March 3, 2017
Who doesn't love celebrating their birthday? Or better yet, who doesn't love celebrating their birthday and getting free stuff as well? Of course, you may receive gifts from your family and friends from the day you're born, to about high school, then turning 16 to get your driver's license, 18 to gamble, 19 to legally drink (depending on where you're from) and 21/23 to get into the trendy bars/clubs. After that, you dread getting older because with age comes responsibilities and bills upon bills.
Every year, I get older and every year, my savings goal gets higher so I stopped celebrating my birthday. It got me thinking, how do I make my birthday special without the drinks and birthday candles? I did some research and decided that if there's anything that would get me excited for my birthday, it'd be to obviously spend it with family and friends, but to also collect freebies that I can only get around/on my birthday.
Yes, that’s right – you can get a plethora of free stuff for just being born! Here’s a list of restaurants and stores where you can collect some freebies or special discounts at your next birthday(s). Just remember to bring your ID with you to all of these places listed below:
♥♥ AVAILABLE ONLY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
Banana Republic ♥♥
Receive 15% off. On your birthday, receive 15% off in-store or online. A code and coupon will be emailed to you on your birthday - check your junk mail!
Benefit Cosmetics ♥♥
Free brow arch service. Only available at a Benefit Brow Bar beauty lounge on your birthday.
Free smoothie. Sign up for their Booster Nation newsletter at least 24 hours before your birthday and you will receive a coupon by email the morning of your birthday – check your junk mail!. Available for 6 months from your birthday.
Receive 50 Perkville points and $50 off a group pole class. Sign up for Perkville Rewards and on your birthday, the points will automatically be added to your account and has no expiry. The $50 discount is only for a limited time.
Free regular bubble tea. Register for Chatime Rewards program and enter your birthday to your profile. A week before your birthday, Chatime will email you and let you know your birthday gift is loaded onto your card/phone number. You can only go to the location you specified on your profile. Available for 7 days before/after your birthday.
DAVID’s TEA ♥♥
Free birthday tea. Join the Frequent Steeper loyalty program and on your birthday, head over to David’s to get a free cup of tea. You can have it steeped or iced.
Free Grand Slam breakfast. On your birthday, head over to Denny’s for a free breakfast but don’t forget some cash to tip your waiter/waitress.
Extreme Pita ♥♥
Free pita. Join the Extreme Pita program and on your birthday, Extreme Pita will email you a coupon on your birthday.
Hollywood Gelato, Toronto only ♥♥
Free gelato scoop. Stop by Hollywood Gelato on your birthday but don’t forget to bring ID.
Buy one get one free ice cream. Join Marble Mail at least 48 hours prior and on your birthday, Marble Slab will email you a coupon. Available for two weeks after your birthday.
Complimentary $5 coupon added to your mySmileage account. Join the mySmileage club and two weeks before your birthday, Menchies will add $5 to your account. Available up to two weeks after your birthday.
Free adult tournament and dinner with purchase of another adult tournament and dinner. Subscribe to Medieval Times' mailing list and during the month of your birthday, you'll receive a coupon by email – check your junk mail!
Take and extra 10% off everything in-store or online. Sign up for Old Navy's mailing list and on your birthday, you will receive a coupon/code for the offer – it’s stackable! You will have 14 days from the day of the email to redeem it.
Free birthday pastry. Join the MyPanera loyalty program and every year around your birthday, you will receive an email notice that a sweet treat was loaded onto your card. You have about a month to redeem. If you’re not a member and you register now online, you’ll also receive a sweet treat just for joining!
Prive Hair Gallery, Toronto only ♥♥
Free blowout from a junior stylist. Book an appointment on your birthday for a free blowout. Available on your birthday or the Tuesday after, if your birthday falls on a Monday.
Free birthday gift. Become a Beauty Insider member for free and every year, head over to Sephora around your birthday to get a free birthday gift. The gift’s typically change every year.
Shopper's Drug Mart
Receive 4,000 Optimum bonus points. During the week of your birthday, receive 4,000 bonus points with your next purchase. (I don't believe there is an minimum purchase)
Free Starbucks/Teavana drink or food item. Join the My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program and the day before your birthday, Starbucks will load a free gift on your card. Available a day before/after your birthday.
Special birthday Swag Up. On your birthday, you will receive an email of the special swag up that will give you a 55 SB credit when you redeem your next gift card. So if it's nearing your birthday, and you've got enough points to spend on a gift card, wait until your receive your birthday email and activate the Swag Up before redeeming. Available for one month after your birthday.
* The Swagbucks click-through link is a referral url.
Receive 20% off. On your birthday, receive 20% online. A code will be emailed - check your junk mail!
Free $15 loaded to your card. Register for The Works loyalty program, and what your first purchase, every year for your birthday $15 will be loaded for your next visit.
WAXON WAXBAR ♥♥
Receive 15% off. On your birthday, receive 15% off services. Don't forget to book online to receive 100 points.
What a Bagel ♥♥
Buy 6 and get 6 more bagels free. On your birthday, head over to What-a-bagel and a dozen bagels for the price of six!
Free lunch, dinner or brunch. On your birthday with 6 or more guests, you can dine for free; each guest must order a meal.
Am I missing something? Has anything changed since my last update? Leave me a comment or send me an email at lisasiteats [at] gmail!