When your birthday rolls around, wouldn’t it be great to enjoy a day filled of free food? If that sounds right up your alley, then check out these popular Canadian establishments that will help you celebrate by forking over delicious freebies on your special day.
South Street Burger
What better way to celebrate another trip around the sun than with a scrumptious buffet? Simply sign up for the Mandarin Dish and receive a free buffet meal coupon (valid with three paying adults).
Marble Slab Creamery
Sign up for the “Marble Mail” club and you’ll not only receive a sneak peek at new offerings and upcoming promotions, you’ll also receive a special surprise on your birthday — let’s go out on a limb and guess it will involve ice cream!
What A Bagel
Pay a visit to one of the locations of Toronto-based What A Bagel, and you’ll be walking home with six free bagels when you purchase six.
When you join the email club of family-friendly eatery Applebee’s, you’ll receive a free appetizer just for joining, then a free entrée on your birthday.
Not only will signing up for Boston Pizza’s “My BP” allow for easier home-delivery when ordering, you’ll also receive a free dessert on your birthday.
Shoppers at the West Coast grocery chain (with locations on Vancouver Island and mainland B.C.), will receive a free cake on one’s birthday, but there’s a catch: you only receive the free cake for your 1st birthday. As the website jokes, “No, your 30th birthday doesn’t qualify!”
If you subscribe to the newsletter of this franchise restaurant — with locations across the country — you can expect a special birthday treat, with the eatery’s website promising that “Madame Cora would like to wish you happy birthday in her own special way.”
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Simply by subscribing to the “My Perkins” email club, you’ll receive 20 percent off future meals, as well as a special gift on your birthday.
Joining IHOP’s “Pancake Revolution” e-club will not only gift you with a free stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes on your birthday, but also on the day you sign up — and on each anniversary of the day you signed up.
Birthdays are a big deal at Swiss Chalet, which offers a free Kids’ Meal to any birthday boy or girl, so long as they’re under the age of 10.
Joining the Starbucks Rewards program will get you “a free beverage or treat” on your birthday, in addition to 15 per cent off any purchase made online at StarbucksStore.com. Expect to see an email a few days before your big day to remind you to drop by and pick up your birthday gift.
Joining David’s Tea’s “Frequent Steeper” program will earn you points for each dollar you spend on tea that can be redeemed for more tea. Even better, you’ll also receive a free cup of tea on your birthday.
With locations throughout Canada, Joey’s promises “Joey’s Birthday offers” when you sign up for the restaurant’s “Mariner’s Club.”
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Fans of froyo won’t want to pass up this deal: sign up for Menchie’s “MySmileage” program and receive a $5 once-a-year coupon that can be used 15 days before or 15 days after one’s birthday.
Montana BBQ & Bar
Join Montana’s “Grill Lover’s Club” and receive all manner of special offers, including a free order of antojitos or spinach dip just for joining, as well as free dessert on your birthday.
Denny’s is ready to get your birthday off to an appetizing start by offering the birthday boy or girl a free Grand Slam breakfast. Note: bring your ID, because they’ll be checking to make sure it’s your birthday.
Red Robin Canada
There are many perks involved in joining Red Robin’s “Royalty” program, including receiving every 10th item you order for free — and a free birthday burger!
Wok of Fame
This Brampton, Ontario, restaurant offers one free meal on the day of your birthday, but you’ll need to present ID to prove it.
Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House
A good reason to celebrate your birthday at this Edmonton steakhouse: when you make a reservation for four or more (up to a week before or after the big day), you’ll receive $25 off the cheque for dinner, and $15 off for lunch.
When you sign up for the “Birthday Fellowship” at this medieval-themed eatery (which also features a live performance) you’ll receive free admission on your birthday with purchase of any full-price adult admission.