A nice birthday present at the restaurant
Many establishments offer you this opportunity to reward your loyalty and celebrate your birthday.
Here’s our selection of restaurants in Quebec and Canada offering a free meal or something special for this special occasion!
- Don’t forget an identity card showing your date of birth, as some retailers may require proof of this.
- Be sure to check the eligible periods, most of which are on the anniversary date only, but also a few days before or after.
Please note that these promotions may end, change or be modified at any time.
Restaurant credit cards
What do you do to maximize your birthday or restaurant expenses? These credit cards give 5 points per dollar, which can then be exchanged for other gifts:
- American Express Cobalt® Card: 5 points per dollar (5% return)
- Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card: 5 points per dollar (5% return)
- MBNA World Elite® Rewards Mastercard®: 5 points per dollar (5% return)
- National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard®: 5 points per dollar (approximately 5% return)
Then use those points to deduct from your credit card balance, get gift cards or treat yourself to a nice, inexpensive vacation. Of course, be sure to pay off your credit card balance at the end of each month. Otherwise, the savings will go up in smoke.
Discounts, meals and brithday gifts
- 3 Amigos: The 3 Amigos Birthday Club has a surprise in store for you on your birthday.
- East Side Mario’s is offering a free birthday dessert with a subscription to their newsletter. East Side Mario’s is associated with the Scene+ program. This earns 1 point for every $3 spent at the restaurant. As a gift, take 500 points and redeem them for $5 off your bill.
- Baskin Robbins Creamery Club 31 gives you a scoop or cone of soft-serve ice cream with a second one free, plus $3 off any cake purchase of $20 or more.
- Boston Pizza gives you a free dessert when you’re a member of the My BP program.
- Casa Grecque: For their party, Club Casa members download a coupon to get 50% off a main course, if the person accompanying you also orders a meal at regular price.
- Chatime: With Chatime Rewards, enjoy a free drink at your party, subject to certain conditions.
- Cinnabon: You get a 16 oz. glass of cold-brewed coffee for your birthday when you’re a Cinnabon Rewards member.
- Dame Tartine: There are 2 levels of gifts from Dame Tartine for our birthday. For a table of 5 people or less, the cocktail of the day or a free bowl of coffee is offered for the person’s birthday. For 6 people or more, the lucky one is entitled to 50% off the main course on their birthday.
- DQ (Dairy Queen): Subscribe to the Blizzard Fan Club. At your party, buy one Dairy Queen Blizzard and get the second one free. Keep them both to yourself or share them!
- At Harvey’s restaurants, the Burger Lovers Club offers you a tasty free gift (usually Fridelles) during the month of your party. At the same time, get out your Scene+ card if you want to eat something else at this fast-food restaurant. You’ll earn 1 point for every $3 you spend. As a gift, take 500 points and redeem them for $5 off your bill.
- La Belle et la Boeuf: With its Club des fêtés, the person who celebrates his or her birthday receives a free main meal at one of their restaurants, provided they are in a group of 4 or more.
- La Cage Brasserie Sportive: It’s possible to receive between $10 and $15 off La Cage when you’re a Club Cage member.
- Marble Slab Creamery : By subscribing to their Marble Mail, you’ll receive a coupon for a small cone or bowl of their delicious ice cream for those celebrating with a sweet tooth.
- Menchies: By joining the Smileage loyalty program, a one-time $5.00 reward is offered on restaurant items.
- New York Fries: If you’ve purchased $50 worth of food at New York Fries during the year, the NYF Fry Society loyalty program gives you regular-size fries on your birthday.
- Pacini: A percentage discount on the main course is given, equal to the age of the birthday person. Children 12 and under ordering a children’s menu are free. And the whole restaurant will stop for a few moments to sing you the catchy song, clapping its hands.
- KFC:KFC’s mobile app and VIP KFC program allow you to receive free popcorn chicken on your birthday.
- Pizza Hut and its Hut Rewards give Breadsticks to the lucky person.
- Quiznos: The Quiznos loyalty program lets you buy a regular sandwich and get a second one for free, as a birthday reward.
- Red Lobster: Their newsletter gives you a free dessert with the purchase of items at the restaurant, with their Fresh Catch News.
- Shaker: Complimentary meal and dessert for the person who celebrates her or his birthday, with at least 8 friends or family members at the table.
- Starbucks: On your birthday, receive a free house drink OR a free food item. Starbucks Rewards membership required.
- Subway: With the Star Rewards Program, receive one free item for your birthday, depending on membership level. Pro members receive the cookie of their choice free of charge. Captain members receive a free 20 oz fountain drink and the cookie of their choice. Legend members receive a free 6″ sandwich of their choice.
- The Keg Steakhouse + Bar: Sign up for their newsletter and get a free dessert with the purchase of a main course.
- Tim Hortons: When you register your date of birth in your Tims Rewards profile and have made at least one qualifying transaction or purchase in the last year on your account, you get a free drink.
- Valentine: With a Valentine’s Club membership, get a free steamed hot dog.
Bottom Line on Prime Big Deal Days
Finally, it’s not a restaurant, but the IGA newsletter gives 5% off a purchase of $50 or more in groceries. You must enter your birthday on your IGA profile or on IGA.net.
Have fun, bring your ID card showing your date of birth and read the fine print to take advantage of these offers!
How can you find free restaurants on your birthday?
Check with your favorite restaurants and subscribe to their newsletter or loyalty program. You’ll receive a coupon, an e-mail or the announcement of your gift will appear in your profile in the mobile application.
Bring a valid ID card, as the shop may ask for it as proof.
How to get discounts for your birthday ?
Most of the time, all you need is to be a member of the restaurant’s loyalty program. Or contact the restaurant directly to request it.