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25 Best Birthday Freebies in Canada

25 Best Birthday Freebies in Canada

Searching for the best birthday freebies you can get in Canada this year?

Ain’t no better way to celebrate your birthday than getting some free stuff, and there are tons of places in Canada that give out birthday freebies.

A lot of these places require you to sign up for their apps or programs ahead of time, so definitely do that before your birthday comes up.

From handcrafted bubble tea to delicious sandwiches, here are some of the best spots to get free stuff on your birthday here in Canada!

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Pumpkin spice milk tea and taro milk tea from Chatime Canada


Chatime is one of my absolute fave bubble tea spots, and they offer a free handcrafted drink on your birthday.

You have to register your birthday on the Chatime app, and you’ll get the free birthday drink loaded onto your card 7 days before your birthday.

You do have to make a minimum purchase of $2.50 before your birthday in order to get the free drink, and it’s valid for 7 days before and after your birthday.

The Signature Milk Tea is my fave drink at Chatime, but I also love their Thai Milk Tea!

The Alley at Sweetery Toronto Festival

The Alley

The Alley is another one of my fave bubble tea spots, and they also offer a free drink on your birthday.

You just have to have the app on your phone, and you can only claim it on your actual birthday!

The Deerioca Fever with fresh milk is my go-to drink at The Alley, but I love trying their seasonal drinks as well.

I love how aesthetically pleasing and Instagrammable their stores are!

Gong Cha bubble tea in Calgary, Alberta

Gong Cha

If you can’t get enough of bubble tea, here’s another one for ya.

You can also enjoy a free drink on your birthday at Gong Cha if you sign up for their Gong Cha Rewards program!

Jugo Juice

Get a free large smoothie on your birthday at Jugo Juice if you sign up for their Jugo Juice Rewards!

You also get a free small smoothie as a welcome offer for signing up.

This healthy spot offers up a wide array of delicious smoothies and fresh-pressed juices for you to enjoy.

Starbucks in Main Street Unionville, Markham


Starbucks also offers a free drink or breakfast sandwich for your birthday with the app, though it’s only good for the day of your birthday.

You have to register for the Starbucks Rewards program at least 7 days before your birthday, as well as make a purchase using the card before your birthday.

You also have to claim it at a standalone Starbucks location – it doesn’t work at certain Starbucks locations (such as inside grocery stores)!

I went into a Starbucks at Longo’s for my birthday last year, and had to buy my own drink *tear, tear*.

One of my go-to drinks is the Caramel Macchiato (iced or hot), and their cold brews are amazing as well.

Tim Hortons

Can’t get enough caffeine, or just looking for some free breakfast?

Tim Hortons offers a free drink (worth 70-100 points) or free breakfast sandwich on your birthday.

You’ll have to download the Tims Rewards app to claim your birthday freebie!

COBS Bread

For my pastry loving homies: you can get a free cinnamon bun on your birthday at COBS!

You’ll have to join the COBS Club Program at least 7 days before your birthday, and make at least one purchase before your birthday.

The birthday reward is valid for 2 weeks after your birthday!

Panera Bread

Panera also offers a free sweet treat on your birthday, and you’ll have to sign up for a MyPanera account in order to qualify for it.

They only have locations in Ontario, so this is just for my Ontario friends!

Marble Slab Creamery

This one’s for ya ice cream fiends out there.

Marble Slab offers a $5 coupon that expires 7 days after your birthday.

You have to sign up for their mailing list at least 48 hours before your birthday!

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins offers buy one get one free on soft serve cones for your birthday, so it’s not exactly free, but it’s still something.

You just have to register for their Club 31 program to get the coupon for it, and you can register the day of your birthday!

They also offer $3 off an ice cream cake if you’re part of the Club 31 program.

Dairy Queen

Like Baskin Robbins, DQ offers buy one get one free Blizzards, and you’ll have to sign up for the DQ Blizzard Fan Club to claim the birthday reward.

You get one week to claim your birthday reward!

New York Fries at Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario

New York Fries

My family used to always get New York Fries every time we went to the mall growing up – their poutines are amaze.

If you sign up for NYF’s Fry Society program, you get a free regular fries on your birthday.

If you load $25 on your Fry Society card, you also get a free regular-size poutine!

Mr. Sub

Mr. Sub offers a free 6-inch Classics sub if you sign up for their Mr. Sub Rewards program.

This includes their Assorted Sub (my personal fave), Veggie and Cheese, Ham Sub, and Pizza Sub!

South St. Burger

South St. Burger offers buy one get one free burger on your birthday.

Not exactly free, but it’s something!

They have awesome burgers that are made with Canadian angus beef, raised without antibiotics or hormones.

You have to register online for their Birthday Club at least 72 hours before your birthday, and you’ll receive the coupon on your birthday, which will be valid for 14 days.


Harvey’s offers a special gift on your birthday if you register for their Burger Boss Club, though it’s not clear what the reward is!

Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is one of my family’s favourite Canadian restaurant chains – their food is actually super delicious.

We especially love their pastas and pizzas, and their appetizers are pretty good as well!

You can get a free dessert on your birthday if you sign up for their MyBP Loyalty Program.


Kelsey’s is another great Canadian restaurant chain, and they also offer free dessert on your birthday if you sign up for their emails.

Another awesome perk if you sign up for their emails: free spinach dip with the purchase of an entrée! Yes please.


If you sign up for Montana’s Grill Lovers Club, you get a free sweet treat and 10% off a minimum purchase of $30 on your birthday.

You’ll have 14 days from your birthday to collect the reward!

You also get a free appetizer both when you sign up and on the anniversary of your signup, and you have to purchase two adult entrées in order to redeem them.

Margarita, nachos, and salsa from Lone Star Texas Grill in Ontario

Lone Star Texas Grill

Enjoy a free dessert at Lone Star on your birthday if you sign up for The Sizzle newsletter.

Other perks of signing up: get a $10 off coupon after signup and free unlimited chips and salsa every time you dine-in!

They’ve only got locations in Ontario, so this is only for my Ontario friends.

Mandarin Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for Chinese food, you’re in luck.

Sign up for the Mandarin Dish newsletter to get a free birthday feast if you dine with 3 paying adults.

You’ll have to sign up at least one day before your birthday in order to receive the e-coupon!

Mandarin also only has locations in Ontario, so this is just for my Ontario peeps.

The Keg Restaurant in Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

The Keg has always been one of my family’s go-to restaurants for special occasions, and they give you a free Billy Miner Pie on your birthday.

Of course, you also have to grab one of their steaks for dinner while you’re here!

Red Lobster

Red Lobster gives you a birthday coupon if you sign up for their Fresh Catch News, and you must sign up at least 10 days before your birthday to receive it.

You also get a free appetizer or dessert if you sign up for the newsletter, as long as you purchase two adult entrées!

Olive Garden

Get a free dessert on your birthday when you dine at Olive Garden!

They only have eight locations in Canada, and sadly none are in Ontario.


Denny’s offers a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on your birthday, and it’s only valid for dining in.

You can choose 4 different breakfast items as part of the Build Your Own Grand Slam!

The free meal doesn’t include taxes or tips, and it’s not valid at their Niagara Falls or Nepean locations in Ontario.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Candy Cane swatch


Sephora comes out with a few different options of free birthday gifts each year that you can choose from.

They’re usually mini sets of makeup, skincare, or haircare products, and you have to register for their Beauty Insider program in order to get the free birthday gift!

You can walk into one of their stores and get the free birthday gift without purchasing anything, but you’ll have to buy something if you want to redeem it online.

The gift is redeemable 2 weeks before or after your birthday.

Birthday freebies in Canada:

  1. Chatime
  2. The Alley
  3. Gong Cha
  4. Jugo Juice
  5. Starbucks
  6. Tim Hortons
  7. COBS Bread
  8. Panera Bread
  9. Marble Slab Creamery
  10. Baskin Robbins
  11. Dairy Queen
  12. New York Fries
  13. Mr. Sub
  14. South St. Burger
  15. Harvey’s
  16. Boston Pizza
  17. Kelsey’s
  18. Montana’s
  19. Lone Star Texas Grill
  20. Mandarin Restaurant
  21. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  22. Red Lobster
  23. Olive Garden
  24. Denny’s
  25. Sephora

These were some of the best freebies that you can get on your birthday in Canada!

Definitely take advantage of it and hit up at least a few of these spots on your birthday 🙂

Will you be claiming any of these birthday freebies in Canada? What are some other freebies you can get on your birthday? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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  1. Sarah says:

    here’s another one! The Works burger joint offers a free burger combo with purchase of another if you sign up to their mailing list before your birthday (assuming at least a week before). I know for sure it works in the southern ontario locations as of this date 04/29/23

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