Birthdays come with some great perks—cake, gifts, and birthday wishes. Another perk you may not be as familiar with is companies that give you free stuff on your birthday. Here you will learn all about the birthday freebies and discounts available in Vancouver.
Free Birthday Food and Drinks
Celebrate your birthday with some birthday freebies at restaurants and coffee shops in Vancouver. Here are some of the companies with the best birthday programs.
If you want a free food or drink item from Starbucks on your birthday, you will need to become a Starbucks reward member one week in advance and make one purchase before your birthday. Be sure to add your birthday when creating your account.
When the big day arrives, you can select a free food or drink item of your choice, including a handcrafted drink, bottled drink, or food item. The item can be ordered ahead on the app, or you can show the barista your app in-store. This birthday reward can only be redeemed on your actual birthday.
The exact amount you save will vary depending on what you order but can be up to almost $10. This is one of the most valuable birthday rewards, as you can use it for any menu item in any size.
Learn our simple ways to get free Starbucks.
2. Tim Horton’s
To redeem a birthday freebie from Tim Horton’s, you will have to become a rewards member at least one week before your birthday, add your birthday to your account, and make one qualifying purchase in advance.
Your birthday freebie must be redeemed on the day of your birthday. To receive your free item, you will need to order ahead in the app. Free items are limited to those worth up to 180 points, which will get you a hot coffee, tea, iced coffee, or hot cocoa, making the value about $3-4.
Tim Horton’s birthday freebies are available in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and other Canadian cities where it operates.
Learn more about Tim Horton’s rewards program.
DAVIDsTEA offers 5 bonus points to those enrolled in the Frequent Steeper Club.
You will need to redeem 100 points to receive 50g of loose tea, so this one isn’t worth a lot, but it’s still a perk worth taking advantage of if you enjoy DAVIDsTEA.
If you become a member of Chatime’s Societea reward program, you will be eligible for a free item on your birthday. You must become a member at least one week before your birthday and spend at least $2.50 before you can redeem your birthday reward.
Societea has three tiers of membership, depending on how much you have spent using the rewards program.
Every member gets one free regular-sized drink that can be redeemed in the timeframe from one week before their birthday until one week after. Platinum members also receive a $3 credit that can be used toward food or merchandise.
By downloading the Blenz app at least one week before your birthday and becoming a Friends of Blenz member, you will be eligible to receive a free handcrafted drink.
The offer is only good on your birthday. Its value will vary depending on the drink ordered, but is approximately $5.
6. Shiny Tea
Shiny Tea offers customers 20% off one menu item on their birthday, which will be about a $1 savings for most drinks. Offer must be used on your birthday.
7. Jugo Juice
Becoming a Jugo Juice rewards member will earn you a free large smoothie for your birthday. This is a great offer, worth about $9. Offers must be redeemed within three days of your birthday.
8. COBS Bread
COBS Bread offers birthday and half-birthday freebies to COBS Club members. On your birthday, you will receive a free plain or iced cinnamon bun worth $3.80. You can also get a free scone on your half-birthday.
9. Cartems Donuts
At Cartems, you will receive a delicious free donut when you present an ID on your birthday, with no purchase required. This equals about a $3 savings.
10. Grounds for Coffee
At Grounds for Coffee, you can receive a free cinnamon bun on your birthday by downloading the app and becoming a rewards member. This is a $5 value.
You can build your own Grand Slam Breakfast for free at Denny’s on your birthday. You must present a picture ID. No purchase is required. This is a great birthday offer, valued at about $12.
12. Red Robin
Red Robin offers one of the best birthday freebies in Vancouver. Join the free rewards program and get one free gourmet burger anytime during your birthday month. The most expensive gourmet burger on the menu is the monster burger, at $19.99.
13. Boston Pizza
As a Boston Pizza rewards member, you can get a free dessert on your birthday, with no purchase necessary. Desserts range in value from $3.99 to $9.49.
14. Dairy Queen
Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club to get a buy one, get one blizzard offer on your birthday.
A large blizzard costs $9.29, so if you have a friend who wants to celebrate your birthday with you by enjoying a blizzard, this is a great offer.
15. Carlos O’Bryan’s
Carlos O’Bryan’s will give you a great discount if you dine with a friend on your birthday. If the restaurant is closed on the day of your birthday, you can use the discount any other day that week.
When you present your ID, you will get $20 off one menu item if it’s before 4 pm, and $30 off if it’s after 4 pm. Don’t forget, you need to bring a friend to receive this offer.
16. Pajo’s Fish and Chips
Order through Pajo’s app for your birthday and receive one meal free with the purchase of a second meal. The offer must be used within one week of your birthday. Meals vary in price, with the average costing about $15.
17. New York Fries
Join the New York Fries “Society loyalty program” to receive a free regular-sized order of fries on your birthday. This offer is worth about $5 and must be used on your birthday.
18. Marble Slab Creamery
You can get a free small ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery by signing up for their newsletter at least 48 hours before your birthday. The coupon will be sent to your account in the Marble Slab App. This birthday freebie is worth about $5.
19. Yaletown Brewing Company
You can redeem a free dessert at Yaletown Brewing Company. You will need to show ID to get this offer. Desserts vary in price but you can expect to save about $12.
20. Godiva Chocolates
Godiva rewards club members get a special offer that may be redeemed anytime during their birthday month.
Members receive an email with a $10 coupon good toward any purchase greater than $10. This offer may be redeemed in-store or online.
21. Papa John’s
Become a Papa John’s reward member, and you will receive 10 bonus points for your birthday. You will receive this offer in an email during the first week of your birthday month. The points can be used on their own or combined with previously earned points.
10 points can be used to get a free bread side or dessert. Items’ values will vary, but you can save about $6 with this order.
22. Baskin Robbins
You can get a free scoop of ice cream from Baskin Robbins on your birthday. To claim this offer, join Club 31. You will receive an email coupon for your free scoop.
Be sure to bring your ID with you when you go to redeem the coupon. If you have kids, you can enter their birthdays as well so they can also enjoy a free scoop on their special day. This offer is worth about $4.
23. Coldstone Creamery
Coldstone Creamery will send you a buy one, get one free ice cream coupon for your birthday. You will need to join the My Cold Stone Club Rewards program.
The BOGO coupon will be loaded to your account on your birthday and is worth up to about $9, depending on the creation you select.
24. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Join Menchie’s My Smileage Rewards Program, and you will receive a coupon for a free $5 frozen yogurt for your birthday. It can be redeemed anytime within one week before or after your big day.
Free Birthday Stuff and Discounts
You can get more than free food and drinks on your birthday. These stores offer some birthday freebies and discounts that are worth checking out.
You can get a free gift from Sephora during your birthday month if you become a Beauty Insider member.
You can either choose to receive a free mini set or opt to get 250 bonus points added to your account to spend however you choose. This birthday freebie is worth about $12, depending on your selection.
Find out ways to get free Sephora gift cards.
Rexall Be Well members will receive a 10,000-point birthday bonus. To qualify for the bonus points, you must make one Rexall purchase of any amount during your birthday month.
10,000 points are equivalent to about $4.
27. The Body Shop
Joining The Body Shop’s Love Your Body loyalty program will get you a $10 reward to spend on your birthday.
28. London Drugs
Joining London Drugs’ LDExtras program will earn you a birthday bonus. Expect a $5 gift card to arrive in your email inbox one week before your birthday as long as you have made a purchase at London Drugs during your birthday month.
The voucher must be activated before the end of your birthday month, but you will have six months to use it before it expires.
29. Value Village
Become a member of Value Village’s Super Saver Club for a special birthday discount. You will receive a coupon via email or text for a 20% discount on a purchase up to $50. The coupon can be used anytime during your birthday month.
On a $50 purchase, you will save $10 using your birthday coupon.
30. American Eagle
American Eagle has a tiered rewards program with three levels. Shoppers move up in levels after they spend certain amounts in store each year.
All Real Rewards members will receive a birthday discount coupon. Level 1 members receive a 15% off coupon, level 2 receives 20% off, and level 4 members get 25% off.
Coupons will be emailed and are also available through the app or online account. They can be used anytime during your birthday month and are applied toward the total purchase. Coupon value will vary greatly depending on membership level and purchase total.
Free Birthday Experiences
Birthday freebies go beyond stuff. You can also claim some free experiences in Vancouver on your special day with these great offers.
31. Exit Canada Escape Rooms
Exit Canada Escape Rooms offers one free admission on your birthday. This is an amazing deal, valued at about $33. If you cannot make it on your birthday, you can get 50% off one admission within two days before or after your birthday.
This is still a great savings of over $16. You will need to show ID to claim the offer.
32. The Improv Centre
If you sign up for the Improv Centre’s newsletter, you will receive one free ticket to an improv comedy show during your birthday month. Ticket prices vary by show, but the average value of this deal is about $20.
YYoga will give you one free class within five days of your birthday. You can just let a staff member know it is your birthday, and they will apply the free class. You can even use it for a friend if you already have an unlimited class membership. This birthday freebie is valued at about $26.
As you can see, there are many ways to get free stuff for your birthday in Vancouver. The places on this list have some of the best birthday offers, but you can find even more.
Don’t be afraid to ask your favourite stores and restaurants if they offer birthday freebies. You might be surprised at how much free stuff you can get.