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36 Free Birthday Stuff in Ottawa in 2023

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated — and what better way to celebrate than enjoying freebies from your favourite stores and brands around Ottawa! The capital city of Canada has a lot to offer to birthday celebrants, so make sure to get all the free stuff you can on your special day!

Free Birthday Food in Ottawa

1. Arby’s

Sign up for Arby’s Canada email list to receive a free cookie, shake, or snack with any purchase on your birthday. The promo is available a few days before your birthday.

2. Kettleman’s Bagel Co

If you’re looking for free birthday stuff online, download the app and register for Kettleman’s Rewards. You’ll get a free dozen of bagels of your choice on your birthday once you have an account on their app.

3. Le Moulin de Provence KD

Indulge in savoury pastry or freshly baked sweets of your choice from Le Moulin de Provence KD on your birthday. This offer is only available at the Metcalfe location and will require a valid ID.

4. South St. Burger

After you sign up for South St. Burger’s Birthday Club mailing list, you’ll receive a Buy One, Get One Free coupon valid on your birthday until 14 days after. This promo is valid for pick-up and dine-in orders and requires a valid ID.

5. The Works

When you subscribe to The Works’ mailing list at least nine days before your birthday, you’ll get a coupon for a free Tower of Rings or other starters redeemable on your birthday month.

6. Pelican Fishery & Grill Restaurant

Subscribe to Pelican Fishery & Grill Restaurant’s Birthday Club and receive a coupon that gives you a free dessert on your birthday month. 

7. Host India

You’ll receive a free dessert when you spend your birthday dinner at Host India. Remember to bring your ID and book a reservation.

8. Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

Celebrate your birthday at Blue Cactus Bar & Grill and get a free entrée. You’ll receive a complimentary breakfast if you’re dining any day on your birthday month. You need to present your valid ID as proof to enjoy any freebie.

9. Rideau Carleton Casino

Choose to celebrate your birthday at Rideau Carleton Casino with at least six paying adults to get a free buffet meal. Just make sure to bring a valid ID with you.

10. Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery

Satisfy your sweet tooth when you celebrate your birthday at Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery. Dessert is on the house for birthday celebrants who dine in.

Related: Best Gift Cards To Give in Canada.

11. Mia’s Indian Cuisine

Enjoy a complimentary dessert from Mia’s Indian Cuisine once you celebrate your birthday in-store.

12. Mandarin

Sign up for Mandarin Dish, the restaurant’s newsletter, to receive a free buffet meal when you pay for at least three adult buffet meals on your birthday.

13. East Side Mario’s

Aside from a free dessert at East Side Mario’s on your birthday, you can also try your luck at the Birthday Spin Wheel, where you can win a free lunch for one, a free dessert, a free appetizer, or a $5 off dinner.

14. Panera Bread

Join MyPanera Rewards Program to get a coupon for a free pastry or bakery sweet from Panera Bread on your birthday. The coupon is redeemable for seven days starting on your birthday.

15. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

Signing up to MyPerkins will make your birthday more fun as you’ll receive a birthday coupon for a free Magnificent seven: two eggs, two strips of bacon, a sausage link, and three buttermilk pancakes.

16. Pita Pit

Join the Pita Pit Rewards Club to get a birthday coupon for a free 22 oz foundation drink, valid on your birthday and seven days after. They also have different reward tiers for every visit — the more often you visit one of their stores, the more rewards you can get on your special day! 

17. Pretzelmaker

After signing up for the Pretzelmaker Fan Club, you’ll get a birthday coupon for a free order of small pretzel bites with a purchase of a regular beverage. The promo is valid seven days before your birthday, on your birthday, and seven days after your birthday.

18. Red Lobster

Download the Red Lobster app and choose from a soup or dessert of your choice or their signature shrimp cocktail on your birthday. The promo is valid seven days before your birthday, on your birthday, and 21 days after.

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Free Birthday Snacks and Drinks in Ottawa

19. Flapjack’s Canadian Diner

Show your valid ID on your birthday and enjoy your birthday cake milkshake for free at Flapjack’s Canadian Diner. This promo is available for dine-in only.

20. Bridgehead Coffee

Sign up for Bridgehead Rewards and get a free specialty drink on your birthday. The freebie will automatically appear in your reward balance and is redeemable on your birthday and seven days after.

21. Starbucks

Can’t last a day without Starbucks? Join the Starbucks Rewards and receive a free birthday drink (any size and flavour you want) and free refills on your birthday. 

Related: Learn how to get free Starbucks.

22. Tim Hortons

Sign up for Tim Hortons Canada and get a free breakfast sandwich or beverage on your birthday. The offer is only valid on your birthday, and no purchase is required.

See how you can possibly get free Tim Hortons coffee and donuts.

23. Booster Juice

Are you a fan of healthy juices and smoothies? Sign up for Booster Nation at least 24 hours before your birthday to receive a free smoothie on your special day! 

24. Dairy Queen

Being a member of Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club entitles you to a free 16 oz blizzard for every purchase of a second 16 oz blizzard on your birthday.

25. David’s Tea

Join David’s Tea Frequent Steeper Club to enjoy a free cup of tea on your birthday. You’ll receive a confirmation via email, and you just have to present it to the staff to claim your freebie.

26. Marble Slab Creamery

You’ll get a coupon for Buy One Cone, Get One Free on your birthday once you join the Marble Slab Creamery Canada email list. This promo is available on your actual birthday and 14 days after.

27. Baskin Robbins

Once you sign up for the Baskin Robbins email list, you’ll receive a coupon for Buy One Ice Cream Cone, Get One Free on your birthday. You can avail of this promo five days before and after your birthday and on your birthday.

28. Boston Pizza

Getting a free dessert on your birthday is enough motive to sign up for Boston Pizza’s email list. You can avail of this freebie on your birthday and ten days after.

29. Cinnabon

Join the Cinnabon eClub to receive a voucher for a free 16 oz cold brew drink on your birthday. You can redeem the promo seven days before, on your birthday, and three days after.

30. Firehouse Subs

Download the Firehouse Subs app, sign up for an account, and get a free medium sub on your birthday. The promo is valid on your birthday and six days after.

31. Lone Star Texas Grill

Sign up for The Sizzle and get a birthday coupon for a free dessert with a minimum of $20 purchase. You can use the coupon on your birthday and 14 days after. 

32. Taco Bell

Looking for free birthday stuff online? Download the Taco Bell app today and get a free regular-sized Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze. This reward is valid on your birthday and 30 days after.

Related: Best Savings Account Promotions.

Free Things To Do On Your Birthday in Ottawa

33. Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa Comedy Club

Place a reservation online at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa Comedy Club’s website and get in for free on your birthday week. Laughing your heart out is one of the best ways to celebrate your birthday!

34. Mont Cascades Golf Club

Sign up for Mont Cascades Golf Club’s eClub to get one round of golf for free on your birthday.

Swing by Anderson Links Golf Course for a free 9 or 18 holes on your birthday. If your birthday is in winter, you can still avail of the promo six months after your birthday.

36. Yogatown

**The free birthday offer is no longer available. However, they have a new client special where you can do a 30-day trial at a discounted rate.

Have the Best Birthday

If you’re looking for free things to do on your birthday, use this article as your guide. Avail of the freebies mentioned here, so you can have fun on your special day without spending a lot!

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5 thoughts on “36 Free Birthday Stuff in Ottawa in 2023”

  1. Gravatar for Andrea

    Moulin de Provence no longer has their birthday give away promo.

    • Gravatar for Bailey

      I second this – they told me to try the byward market location( who told me to go back to the Metcalfe location)

  2. Gravatar for Maryam yaqubi

    I am a student in ESL school in Scarborough can you tell me how can i get a discount presto card

  3. Gravatar for Winston

    “Booster Nation subscribers will no longer receive a free smoothie coupon on their birthday as this program closed as of December 31, 2018.”

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