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.
31. A&W – Join the Mug Club and enjoy a free root beer float on your birthday!
32. Caribou Coffee – Sign up to earn rewards, surprise perks, and a special treat on your birthday! This is a great kids birthday freebie for your older kids.
33. Dunkin’ Donuts – Enroll in Dunkin’ Perks and they’ll say “thank you” with a free beverage now and another on your birthday.
34. Planet Smoothie – Here’s another possibility if you’re looking for a somewhat healthier kids birthday freebie. Birthday club members get a FREE smoothie on their big day! Note: Obviously, not all smoothies are healthy (some are loaded with sugar), but if you’re careful there are options that will prevent bouncing-off-the-wall syndrome!
35. Starbucks – Register a Starbucks Rewards Card and on your birthday you’ll get a complimentary handcrafted beverage OR one complimentary food item and a 15% coupon to be used online! For kids birthday freebies, I recommend a non-coffee based frappuccino (basically a milk shake), tea, or bakery item unless you think your child is old enough to consume coffee.
36. Baskin Robbins – Joining the Birthday Club entitles your little one to kids birthday freebies like an ice cream email and a special discount on a birthday cake.
37. BJ’s Brewhouse – Premiere Rewards members will score a birthday treat (such as a free pizookie with purchase) as well as earn points that can be redeemed for free food and drinks just for dining at BJ’s.
38. Cinnabon – Okay, this kids birthday freebie could technically fall under “eats” but let’s be serious… all that sugar? It should probably go under “sweets” right? Anyway, sign up with Cinnabon and get a coupon for a FREE Minibon as well as a birthday treat.
39. Coldstone Creamery – Join the Birthday Club and you’ll get a “Buy 1 Get 1” ice cream creation for your birthday. Yum!
40. Dairy Queen – Join the Blizzard FanClub and get a coupon for a “Buy One Get One” free Blizzard treat and an extra special something on your birthday.
41. Dippin’ Dots – Kids birthday freebies from Dippin’ Dots include fun interactive games and a free Dippin’ Dots – all you have to do is sign up for the Dot Crazy email club.
42. McAlister’s Deli – Famous for their sandwiches, huge baked potatoes, sweet tea, and melt-in-your-mouth cookies, McAlister’s is a great and frugal way to celebrate a birthday. Sign up for their email list and you’ll get a sweet birthday freebie. Note: I put this under “sweets,” but they don’t specify what the treat is (they just say “sweet treat”)… it may in fact be a tea.
43. Mimi’s Cafe – This adult or kids birthday freebie ensures you have cake for your birthday… and what would a birthday be without cake? Sign up for the e-club and get a free slice of crepe cake for joining and another free slice on your birthday!
44.Panera Bread – Get a MyPanera card and you’ll start to receive special discounts, freebies, and a birthday reward!
45. Smokey Bones – Snag a free dessert on your birthday by joining the Bones Club… hopefully it is as finger lickin’ good as their BBQ ribs!
Birthday Freebies: Gifts
Many retailers also offer adult and kids birthday freebies in the form of gifts, so make the rounds on that special day and get pampered!
46. American Eagle Outfitters – Save 15% during your birthday month by joining the AE rewards program. While this isn’t technically a “kids birthday freebie” it’s a great way to save on some new duds!
47. Aveda – Sign up for the Aveda Pure Privilege Program and you’ll receive exclusive offers and a birthday gift valued at $20. This kids birthday freebie is awesome for teenagers and older kids.
48. Benefit Cosmetics – Is your little girl all grown up? Create a “Benefit” account and shower her with kids birthday freebies in the form of gifts from this cosmetics company.
49. Charming Charlie – Join the CharmClub and earn 10 points for each $1 you spend plus get a special birthday bonus. Note: If you haven’t been to Charming Charlie’s, I highly recommend you check it out. The store is a great place to score inexpensive yet stylish purses, shoes, and accessories such as jewelry. Bonus: Everything is color coded!
50. CVS – CVS might not seem like the best place to score kids birthday freebies, but with the ExtraCare Beauty Club, you can always take 10% off of beauty products bought there plus earn $3 ExtraBucks rewards on your birthday. This is a great way to save on new cosmetics your child wants to try out including nail polish colors.
51. DSW – If your daughter is already getting to be a bit of a shoe hoarder, take advantage of kids birthday freebies from DSW. Sign up for their rewards program and you’ll get a special offer on your bday.
52. Famous Footwear – Whether you’re looking for heels, boots, gym shoes, or anything in between, you’ll find it at Famous Footwear. Join their rewards program and you’ll snag exclusive discounts and a special birthday offer.
53. Hot Topic – Got a tween or teenager going through an “alternative” stage? If so, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this kids birthday freebie/discount: Join the HT Guest List and receive special savings offers on his or her birthday.
54. JCPenny – Okay, your children may not be thrilled about this kids birthday freebie, but you’ll love it! Join the birthday club and you’ll receive exclusive offers for JCPenny Portraits during the month of your little one’s birthday.
55. Journeys Kidz – When your child joins the Birthday Club, he or she will receive a coupon for 15% off for their birthday.
56. Pottery Barn Kids – Join the birthday club and get 20% off of one item during your child’s birthday month plus a special $10 off coupon just for joining.
57. Sephora – Become a Beauty Insider and during your birthday month you’ll get a complimentary birthday gift. This kids birthday freebie is perfect for teenagers!
58. Torrid – If your daughter is wanting to look a little more grown up and fashionable but isn’t able to wear the normal junior sizes, then Torrid is a great option. Sign her up as a Torrid Insider and she’ll receive awesome special offers on her birthday.
59. Toys R Us – This is a great place to score kids birthday freebies! Sign kids 10 and under up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and they’ll get:
– Entered for a chance to win a trip to NYC and a $5,000 Toys R Us shopping spree.
– Entered to win a $1,000 Toys R Us gift card.
– A birthday card from Geoffrey.
– A special birthday gift.
– A birthday phone call from Geoffrey.
– A birthday crown, balloon, and birthday announcement when you bring them into the store.
60. Ulta – Members of Ultamate Rewards will get a free gift on their birthday PLUS earn double points on purchases made during their birthday month (points can be redeemed on any product).
Birthday Freebies: Experiences
We only have one kids birthday freebie in the form of experiences; however, that doesn’t mean this is the only option. If there’s a place you really want to take your child to, call and ask about kids birthday freebies or discounts. Most places are pretty accommodating!
61. Chuck E. Cheese’s – Okay, this isn’t technically a kids birthday freebie, but when you join the Chuck E-Club, you’ll get a rewards calendar for 10 free tokens (which can be used on your child’s birthday).
With all of these adults and kids birthday freebies, it’s like the whole world wants to celebrate your birthday or help you give someone else a great birthday! Enjoy these birthday freebies and your special day!
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