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13 free things kids can get on their birthday

We've rounded up the sweet treats and awesome activities offered for their special day.


Things kids get free on birthday

Chuck E. Cheese’s

If you sign up for More Cheese Rewards, Chuck E. Cheese’s will give your kid 20 minutes of unlimited games during their birthday week, plus a one time redemption of 100 tickets available during the month of their half birthday.

Chuck E Cheese mouse with a purple t-shirtPhoto: Courtesy of Chuck E. Cheese's via Facebook

Baskin Robbins

I scream, you scream, we all get free ice cream…if you sign up for the Baskin Robbins birthday clubYou will get a “buy one, get one free” scoop for your kid’s birthday, as well as $3 off a $20+ cake.

Vanilla ice cream in a waffle conePhoto: Courtesy of Baskin Robbins via Facebook

Swiss Chalet

Kids under 10 always get a free toy from the treasure box at Swiss Chalet, but on her birthday she gets a free meal (and dessert), too! 

An ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on topPhoto: Courtesy of Swiss Chalet via Instagram

Pizza Pizza

Register for the kids’ club by the 15th of the month before your kid’s birthday to receive a birthday card in the mail and a complimentary slice and drink on the day of her birthday.

A hand holding a piece of cheese pizzaPhoto: Courtesy of Pizza Pizza via Instagram


This is a club you’re definitely going to want to join. If you sign up for Club Cinnabon, you’ll receive a complimentary cinnamon roll just for joining. You’ll then receive a special (and delicious!) surprise for your child’s birthday. Just be sure to call ahead of time to make sure your location participates in the birthday promo.

A Cinnabon with a candle in itPhoto: Courtesy of Cinnabon via Facebook

Rainbow Cinemas

Everyone loves a good movie! Rainbow Cinemas and Magic Lantern Theatres both offer free admission on your birthday! Now your kid just has to decide which flick she wants to see. Kids at the movie holding bags of popcornPhoto: iStock


Sign up for Panera’s reward card to receive a free dessert on your youngster’s special day.

Big M&M cookiesPhoto: Courtesy of Panera via Facebook

Medieval Times

Knights, horses, princesses… and no utensils! Your birthday boy or girl gets free admission at Medieval Times if you register a week in advance and join the Birthday Fellowship. Yes, Medieval Times can be a bit pricey for a family outing, but it’s worth it if your kid gets to enjoy the show and dinner for free. Let’s joust!

A knight on a horse joustingPhoto: Courtesy of Medieval Times via Facebook

Marble Slab Creamery

Sign up for Marble Slab Creamery’s Slab Happy Rewards and get sweet treats on your kid’s birthday. Now she just has to decide which toppings she wants! Blue ice cream with M&Ms in a waffle conePhoto: Courtesy of Marble Slab Creamery via Facebook

Jack Astor’s

Now, this is a deal. Kids get a free brownie on their birthday—no purchase required! A plate with a chocolate brownie with icing and M&Ms on topPhoto: iStock


Is your kid Elsa-obsessed? Or does she want to go to infinity and beyond like Buzz Lightyear? If you register for Disney Movie rewards, she will receive a credit on your account for a free Blu-ray disc on her birthday. Now you just need the popcorn for a special birthday movie night.

Moana from the Disney movie of the same namePhoto: Disney

Dairy Queen

With over 14 different creations to choose from, your kid will be busy figuring out the best flavour for their cold treat. Get a coupon for a free 16 oz Blizzard (with the purchase of another one of the same size) after you join the Blizzard Fan Club. A photo of a chocolate Blizzard from Dairy queenPhoto: Courtesy of Dairy Queen via Facebook


When you go to get your morning coffee, you can pick up a little birthday snack for your child as well. Timothy’s offers a free baked treat to every birthday boy or girl.

13 free things kids can get on their birthdayPhoto: iStock

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This article was originally published on Jun 19, 2019

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