35 Best Birthday Freebies in Canada in Oct 2022

Canadians can access lots of free stuff on their birthdays! Is your birthday coming up and you are wondering what you can get for FREE on your special day? We have got you covered!

Whether you live in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Montreal, Fredericton, St. John’s, Charlottetown, Regina, Ottawa, Calgary, or anywhere in-between, there’s always a place you can stop by to claim freebies on your birthday.

My son recently received a Pizza Pizza birthday gift in the mail for his 5th birthday, and boy, was he super-pumped!! A slice of pepperoni pizza and milk…yum-yum!

Some of the offers below will send you your free gift a few weeks or days before your birthday, and for others, you simply need to show up in-store to claim your freebie.

If you are like most people, you celebrate your birthday just once a year, so why not load up on some free goodies while you are at it, eh?

Read on to learn about all the free things you can get on your birthday in Canada.

Get Free Food and Treats in Canada

1. Denny’s

Sign up for Denny’s loyalty program. On your birthday, drop in at Denny’s Restaurant to get a free Original Grand Slam meal consisting of pancakes, sausages, bacon, and eggs. You will need to show a valid ID.


2. Red Robin

Become a member of the “Red Robin Royalty program” and get a free gourmet burger on your birthday ($6.99 to $11.99 value).

You can claim this freebie any day during the month of your birthday and the offer is available in B.C. and Alberta.


Join the “Pancake Revolution e-Club,” and get free pancakes on your birthday. A valid I.D. is required. Available in B.C., Ontario, and Alberta.

4. South St. Burger

Join their birthday club and get a Buy One, Get One FREE Burger coupon on your birthday. You need to subscribe at least 24 hours before your birthday. Available in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C.

5. Harvey’s

Join their newsletter and get a special gift burger on your birthday.


6. Mandarin Chinese Buffet

Sign up for their “Mandarin Dish” newsletter and receive an e-coupon for a free birthday buffet feast. You will need to be accompanied by 3 paying adults to redeem your freebie.

7. What A Bagel

Buy 6 bagels and get 6 free on your birthday. A valid ID is required.

8. Wok of Fame

If you live in Brampton, Ontario, you can enjoy a free buffet with one or more adult friends on your birthday. A valid I.D. is required.

The Wok is just one of many places offering restaurant birthday specials and meals.

Wok of Fame

9. Applebee’s

Join their email club and get a birthday special (usually a free dessert) on your birthday.

10. Boston Pizza

Sign up for the MyBP Club and get a free dessert on your birthday. You will also get a free appetizer when you join.

11. Olive Garden

Join Olive Garden’s eClub and get a free dessert on your birthday (up to an $8.50 value!).

12. Thrifty Foods Free Cake

British Columbians can get a free birthday cake for their kids from Thrifty Foods when they celebrate their first birthday. The cake is quite large at 8″ x 12″ and comes in three colours.

Call ahead and give them at least 24 hours to get your baby’s cake ready.

13. Baskin Robbins

Join their Club 31 and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.

14. Buffalo Wild Wings

Join the Blazin’ Rewards and get free birthday wings during your birth month. You also earn points when you make purchases and can redeem them for free food.

15. Montana’s BBQ & Bar

Join the “Grill Lover’s Club” and get a free dessert on your birthday.

16. Menchie’s Frozen Yoghurt

Register for their “My Smileage Rewards Program” and get a birthday coupon worth $5 which you can use 15 days before or after your birthday.

17. Marble Slab Creamery

Sign up for their newsletter and get free ice cream on your special day.

18. Coldstone Creamery

Sign up for My Cold Stone Club Rewards and get a buy one, get one (BOGO) free coupon loaded to your account on your birthday.

You also earn 1 point for every $1 you spend and can redeem 50 points to get $5 off your orders.

19. Red Lobster

Sign up for their “Fresh Catch news”  and receive a birthday coupon.

20. Lone Star Texas Grill

Join The Sizzle and get a free dessert on your birthday. Note that there is a minimum food and non-alcoholic beverage purchase of $30 before taxes and gratuities are required. Available in Ontario.

21. Wacky’s

Join the VIP newsletter and get a free dessert on your birthday plus various exclusive offers all year round. You also get a free appetizer when you sign up. Available in Ontario.

22. Pizza Pizza

Sign up your kid for the Kids Club. A few weeks before their birthday, they will receive a free pizza and birthday card for one slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza and a 355 ml can of pop, 250 ml milk, or 500 ml bottled water.

This offer is no longer advertised, however, my kids still get the coupon every year.

Here’s a long list of birthday freebies in Toronto.

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Swagbucks: Earn $50/month for taking surveys, shopping online, and completing other tasks. Join Swagbucks and Get a $5 bonus.

Rakuten: Earn up to 35% in cash-back when you shop online at more than 750 stores. Join Rakuten (up to $30 bonus after your first purchase of $30 or more).

STACK: This free prepaid card waives foreign currency transaction fees and you earn cash back at several retailers and stores in Canada. It also offers free budgeting tools. Get the STACK Card and a $5 welcome bonus after loading $300 or more.

Moka: This app automatically rounds up your purchases and invests your spare change so you can build your net worth. Download Moka and get $5 free.

Get Free Drinks in Canada

23. Starbucks

Sign up for the Starbucks Rewards Program and get a free beverage or treat to celebrate your birthday. You must already be a member 30 days before your birthday to qualify.

Here are additional ways to get free Starbucks!

24. Chatime

Join the “Chatime Rewards Program” and get a free birthday drink which is automatically loaded on your card 7 days before your birthday. Available in Ontario.

25. David’s Tea

Join their “Frequent Steeper Program” and get a free cup of tea on your birthday.

26. Dairy Queen

Join their “Blizzard Fan Club” and get a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) free Blizzard coupon on your special day.

Discounts and Free Birthday Stuff Online

The following retailers will give you a discount coupon, gift voucher, or free gift on your birthday.

27. Sephora

Join their Beauty Insider Rewards Program and get a free gift on your birthday.

28. London Drugs

Join their “LD Extras program” and earn rewards when you visit the store plus a $5 gift voucher on your birthday.

29. Old Navy/Gap Canada

Sign up for their newsletter and join their birthday club to receive a free gift on your birthday.

30. The Body Shop

Sign up for their “Love Your Body Club” and receive a $10 reward on your birthday.

31. Value Village

Join the “Super Savers Club” and get a 20% off birthday discount on your birthday or the day after. A valid ID is required.

32. American Eagle

Sign up for the Real Rewards program to receive a 15% off birthday coupon.

33. Lancome

Join the Lancome Rewards Program and get a birthday gift and up to 15% off your order.

34. Aveda

Sign up for the Aveda Plus Rewards Program and get a birthday gift plus double the points on your birthday. Members also get free shipping on all purchases.

35. Kiehls

Join Kiehl’s Rewards Loyalty Program to start earning points when you shop online or in the store. You also receive a free birthday gift every year.

Mary Browns

This offer is no longer available. Sign up for their monthly newsletter, and get a free Big Mary (chicken sandwich) on your birthday.

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There you go with some of the most popular birthday freebies in Canada. Take a look at which ones catch your fancy, and go get ’em! Are any of your favourite free birthday stuff not listed? mention them in the comments!

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Enoch Omololu is a personal finance expert and a veterinarian. He has a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School (Scotland) and has completed several courses and certificates in finance, including the Canadian Securities Course. He also has an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan. Enoch has a passion for helping others win with their personal finances and has been writing about money matters for over a decade. He has been featured or quoted in The Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Wealthsimple, Financial Post, Toronto Star, CTV News, Canadian Securities Exchange, Credit Canada, National Post, CIBC, and many other personal finance publications.

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37 thoughts on “35 Best Birthday Freebies in Canada in Oct 2022”

  1. cool post Enoch.

    Is it weird that the value village one gets me the most excited? haha books.

    Old navy aint bad either!

    • @Rob. LOL! That makes sense!

    • ***BEWARE OF VALUE VILLAGE! Owned by Walmart! NOT a charity! DO NOT SHOP OR DONATE! Real charities can’t charge tax BY LAW! Support REAL charities like Salvation Army Thrift Store (gives coupons!). (This info from 4 different VALID sources). If you’re looking for free books, there are lots of “Little Libraries” built at the end of people’s driveways plus look online.

    • Mother Tucker’s in Burlington has the same birthday free meal.

  2. I am not surprised that most of that most of these are for free food and drinks. Many restaurants will also give you a free birthday cake – even if people you are with don’t order dessert (Hear that, Mandarin? You don’t need to be accompanied by three dessert-eaters to claim your free cake!)

    • @David: LOL. It is certainly easier to claim your freebie if you do not have to drag three other fee-paying people along.

  3. I need to remember it all when my birthday comes up next year!
    Yves Rocher also offers 50% off on your birthday month, all you need to do is sign up for their free membership before.
    Great list:)

    • @Caroline: Thanks for adding to the list!

  4. Thanks for sharing this amazing ideas.

    • You are welcome.

  5. Booster Juice no longer does their birthday smoothie as of dec 31 2018 🙁

    • That’s not true I still get free drink from booster juice in 2019

      • [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Pending Moderation”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
        It is true. You received yours because you signed up before the cut off. Now anyone who signs up past that date in 2018 will not receive a free booster juice. And 2019 will be your last year of receiving one ! This informationis posted on their website currently.

    • yea i got my email yesterday for mine

  6. Mongo’s gives you a free meal on your birthday with ID!

    • Thanks for adding!

  7. payless needs to be removed… they dont exist in canada anymore… definitely not in the GTA.

    • @Chris: Thanks for the heads-up!

  8. Tucker’s offer a free buffet on your birthday. Don’t even need to be accompanied.

    • @Isa: Thanks for adding to the list!

    • Not 100% free. Only up to $15, so you still pay a little.

  9. Booster juice birthday coupons are discontinued as of December 31 2018, subscribers got one for 2019 but will not get one in 2020

    • @KRB: Thanks for letting me know!

  10. Ps… Forget Value Village. Buy from ACTUAL CHARITIES that HELP PEOPLE AND DONT BREAK THE LAW BY CHARGING TAX 2X! Try Salvation Army Thrift Store.

  11. Charities can and must charge tax on products they sell, if they are registered to charge Gst/Hst.

    • Charities must collect taxes but usually not twice on the same item which is what the previous comment was saying whether or not its true I have no idea but if it is then ya not very charitable

  12. South St. Burger is no longer a free burger but instead “Buy One Get One Free” – just got the email this morning for my birthday.

  13. Mary Brown has a notice on their web site that as of April 2021 they no longer offer the free chicken burger on birthdays. They still want you to sign up for their newsletter, though.

  14. Red Robin locations have closed down in Alberta.

    • @Deanna: Thanks for the update. Will note when next we update the article.

  15. Today is my birthday!

    Free pastry from Panera
    Free pie from Harvey’s
    Free drink from Starbucks

    Those were in my email this morning!

    • @JS: Glad to hear it!

  16. Good job!

  17. Still waiting for my Harvey’s Birthday e-mail… Last year it was a burger. I think this year it’s just fringes… hope they don’t forget me…

    So far I’ve received:
    – Starbucks free item
    – Giant Tiger free item (3 to pick from)
    – Baskin Robins 1 free scoop with the purchase of atleast 1 scoop and 10% off a cake
    – Marble Slab (still waiting for the deal e-mail)
    – David’s Tea 1 free steep tea
    – Indigo Chapters 20% off and 2,500 points aka $5 (plus I get an extra 10% for being a PlumPlus Member)
    – Hot Topic $5 off (plus I have my renewal/loyalty $5 off at the same time)
    – Sephora free sample
    – H&M 10% off

    * Old Navy… I have not received any birthday deals and I double checked the my account in the app and there is no area to check or add a birthday…

    If I get anymore I’ll add them later.

    • @Maribel: Thanks for your feedback and happy birthday!

  18. Hi Enoch. Thanks for compiling this list! You’ve introduced me to some new offers.

    FYI: Canadian residents can’t sign up for the Buffalo Wild Wings deal. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. to sign up for the rewards program. The program is also restricted to participating restaurants in the U.S. They specifically ask for a zip code to sign up.

    • @Andrea: Thanks for highlighting this…they may have changed their program recently. Will look into it and update as needed.

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