Does your child have a birthday coming up? Do you want to make it extra special but find yourself tightly constrained by your budget? No worries… you can give anyone a super birthday with the help of kids birthday freebies!
What I’m referring to is restaurants, shops, and other businesses that offer special treats to the birthday boy or girl for FREE (typically all you have to do is sign up for an email list). Kids birthday freebies are yours for the taking including free entrees, cake, beauty products, and special savings on name brand products. Pretty awesome huh?
Make the whole day an adventure where you and your child travel around taking advantage of all the great kids birthday freebies out there. Trust me, he or she will have a blast enjoying quality time with you, exploring the city, and getting all sorts of goodies. If you want to take the fun up a notch, turn the journey into a scavenger hunt where your child has to figure out where you’re going next. Consider using trivia questions, educational activities, or riddles your child has to solve to piece together where you’re headed. Get creative with those kids birthday freebies!
Not sure where to find kids birthday freebies? No problem! I’ve scoured the Internet and found 61 legitimate kids birthday freebies that are sure to make it a very happy birthday indeed!
So, if your child’s birthday is soon then be sure to wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Freebie Finding Mom! Otherwise, be sure to save this list of kids birthday freebies for when the special day does arrive.
Note: Some of the “kids birthday freebies” mentioned in this article are not exclusively for kids (meaning anyone of any age can take advantage of them). Where possible age limits have been noted.
Birthday Freebies for Eats, Treats, and Sweets
The vast majority of kids birthday freebies are for food or beverages which is great because you and your little one will have a variety to choose from. Be sure to pace yourself!
Eats (Appetizers and Entrees)
1. Abuelo’s – Want to celebrate the little one’s birthday with a fiesta? Sign up for Abuelo’s email list and enjoy special offers on your birthday as well as earn 1 point for each $1 you spend. Those points can be redeemed for food and gift cards.
2. Applebee’s – Join the email list and receive a “birthday special” from Applebee’s.
3. Baja Fresh – If your child enjoys Mexican food, don’t miss out on this adults or kids birthday freebie in the form of a burrito. Bonus: You’ll score a FREE taco just for joining the Baja Fresh eClub!
4. Benihana – Join The Chef’s Table and receive a $30 voucher good for the month of your birthday. What’s great about this adult and kids birthday freebie is that you get dinner and a show!
5. Bob Evans – Kids birthday freebies are pretty great at Bob Evans: Kids 12 and under get a FREE kids’ meal on their birthday just for belonging to the birthday club.
6. Bojangle’s – E-club members can score a FREE biscuit with any purchase on their birthday. Yum!
7. Bruegger’s Bagels – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? Start their birthday off the right way by taking advantage of this kids birthday freebie for a special gift from Bruegger’s.
8. Buca di Beppo – Join the e-Club and get a FREE birthday gift valued at $20.
9. Captain D’s – Catch kids birthday freebies by signing your child up for the Kid’s Club at Captain D’s. He or she will get a special birthday greeting and a FREE kids’ meal on their big day! (Only kids 12 years and younger are eligible).
10. Champp’s – The Champp’s Fan Club offers a pretty sweet set of incentives for signing up including a free cheeseburger or dessert of your choice and birthday gifts.
11. Chili’s – Choose from a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday when you sign up for My Chili’s Rewards.
12. Einstein Bros Bagels – Kids birthday freebies from Einstein Bros Bagels include a free egg sandwich (with purchase). Bonus: Snag a free bagel and shmear (with purchase) just for signing up!
13. First Watch – Become a member of the “Sun E Club” and you’ll get a free entree on your birthday as well as a “buy one, get one” coupon! Use this as a “kids birthday freebie” for your little one or keep it for yourself. 🙂
14. Fox & Hound – All Star Club members will get a free entree on their birthday! While this may not be the best kids birthday freebie for little ones (since Fox and the Hound is essentially a sports bar), it’s great for older kids.
15. Gold Star Chili – Celebrate the little one’s birthday Cincinnati style with a special gift from Gold Star Chili!
16. Golden Corral – If you’ve got a hungry teenager on your hands, I highly recommend taking advantage of the kids birthday freebie Golden Corral’s “Good as Gold” club members get for their birthday.
17. IHOP – It’s time. Join the Pancake Revolution and get a free meal for joining, on your birthday, and on your 1 year anniversary! Your child is sure to appreciate a kids birthday freebie that comes smothered in syrup.
18. Jersey Mike’s Subs – If you’re looking for a slightly healthier option among the kids birthday freebies, be sure to check out Jersey Mike’s. Enroll in their email club and your kid will get a free sub and drink on that special day.
19. Johnny Rockets – Join the e-club and Johnny Rockets’ will reward you with a free burger PLUS another free burger on your bday.
20. Lone Star Steakhouse – Lone Star would love to give you a little something special for your birthday… all you have to do is join their eClub!
21. Melting Pot – Club Fondue member’s get exclusive vouchers on their birthday… and I suspect your child will enjoy dunking food in hot cheese and/or chocolate.
22. Moe’s Southwest Grill – What would a birthday be without a burrito? Join Moe’s eWorld for this delicious adults or kids birthday freebie!
23. O’Charley’s – Get access to exclusive coupons and adults and kids birthday freebies by enlisting in the O’club.
24. Perkins – Whether your child is craving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Perkins can help! Enroll in MyPerkins and kids 12 and under will receive a great gift on his or her birthday.
25. P.F. Chang’s – Take your child’s tastebuds on a journey across the world with the help of kids birthday freebries from P.F. Chang’s! Rewards members will not only receive a birthday gift but also access to member’s only tastings.
26. Qdoba – Snag a tasty bday gift from Qdoba when you sign up for their rewards program.
27. Red Lobster – Is your little one a fan of sea food (and I’m not talking about the kind where they open their mouth and show you the food in there… a.k.a. “see food”)? If so, join the Fresh Catch Club and get them a kids birthday freebie from Red Lobster.
28. Red Robin – e-Club members get a “thank you” gift for signing up plus a great adult or kids birthday freebie in the form of a delicious burger.
29. Ruby Tuesday’s – Tuesday is the new Friday when you join the So Connected email club. You’ll get an appetizer just for signing up and a free burger on your birthday.
30. Steak ‘n Shake – Sign up for the e-Club to receive special offers, money-saving coupons, and something special on your birthday.