Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Places In Vancouver (and BC) That Give you FREE Goodies On Your Birthday

It's almost Aias's second birthday so I've had birthdays on the brain.  Last year on my birthday I was curious where I could get some freebies simply by virtue of it being my birthday.  I Googled and I Googled, and I came across these:

http://www.miss604.com/2007/01/free-cause-its-your-birthday.html
http://www.miss604.com/2008/01/free-birthday-stuff-in-vancouver-part-2.html

I ended up completely striking out because the few places I went no longer offered birthday freebies (thanks, economy!) or they required me to have signed up for something months in advance of my birthday. Of course, these articles are from 2007 and 2008, so no wonder.  Earlier today a member of an email list I'm subscribed to sent around a more current list of places that offer birthday freebies, so I'm going to list those here as well as some from the lists above that are still valid (many of these were found by Kelly Krol of Raincity Parent). 

If your birthday isn't for a while, that's actually GOOD NEWS because a lot of these freebies require having joined a mailing list PRIOR to your birthday, sometimes weeks or months prior. It may be a good idea to make a second email address for joining the various mailing lists so your email isn't bombarded by their advertising.

*I've called and confirmed most the listings by contacting the various head offices so they should be accurate as of this date, of course, it's ideal to double check with each location in case the various franchises aren't participating for whatever reason.

Business:  Applebee's
Free Goodie: A free meal
Requirements:  You must show them your ID

Business: Boston Pizza
Free Goodie: Free Pasta or Free Dessert
Requirements:  You must join their mailing list

Business:  Orange Julius
Free Goodie:  Free premium smoothie or Julies fruit drink (at some locations it is with the purchase of one)
Requirements:  You must join the Quench Club, and this is a BOGO offer in some locations

Business: Milestones
Free Goodie:  A free meal when 3 others join you and purchase their own meals
Requirements:  You must show them your ID and you must join the Milestone's Club

Business: Cold Stone Creamery Canada
Free Goodie: A free ice cream creation
Requirements: You must show them your ID and you must join their mailing list

Business: Starbucks
Free Goodie: A free drink of your choice
Requirements: You must use your REGISTERED Starbucks Card

Business: Dairy Queen
Free Goodie: A free ice cream treat
Requirements: You must join the Blizzard Fan Club

Business: The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
Free Goodie:  A free slice of Billy Miner Pie
Requirements:  You must have purchased food and you must show them your ID

Business:  East Side Mario's
Free Goodie: Spin the wheel and win a prize (prizes vary)
Requirements: You must show them your ID

Business: JOEY Restaurant's
Free Goodie:  The percent equivalent of your age off the entire table's bill up to a max of $25 (if you are turning 25, 25% off, to a total max of $25 off)
Requirements: You must show them your ID and you must join their E-Club

Business:  Red Robin Canada
Free Goodie: A free burger (they send you a coupon)
Requirements: You must join their E-Club

Business: Baskin-Robbins
Free Goodie: Free Ice Cream
Requirements: You must join their birthday club

Business: Denny's (some locations)
Free Goodie: Free Grand Slam Breakfast
Requirements: You must show your ID

Business: Swiss Chalet
Free Goodie: Free dessert
Requirements: You must show them your ID

Business: Montana's
Free Goodie: Free dessert item of choice if you are under 10
Requirements: You must join the birthday club
*You can also sign up here for a coupon for a free appetizer whether it's your birthday or not

Business: The Boathouse Restaurant
Free Goodie: $25 Gift Card (by mail)
Requirements: You must join the Westcoast Club
*Now you also get a gift for your anniversary too

Business: Steamrollers (some locations)
Free Goodie: Free burrito
Requirements: You must show them your ID

Edited April 24th to add a picture of my free birthday burrito from Steamrollers!



Business: Pajo's Fish and Chips
Free Goodie: A free meal (they send you a coupon)
Requirements: You must join their e-mail list and you must show them your ID

Business: Blenz
Free Goodie: A free regular size drink of your choice
Requirements: You must show your ID
*Head office confirmed with me that ALL stores should honour this, although the link from Miss 604 above says that the Yaletown store didn't honour it in 2007

Business: White Spot
Free Goodie: Free dessert
Requirements: You must show your ID

Business: Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Free Goodie: Free birthday Bar
Requirements: You must sign up for a Rocky Card (free). Note: you can actually use this within 2 weeks of your birthday, you don't have to go on your birthday. The head office representative also told me that if you can't make it within the 2 weeks of your birthday, you can call them and they'll extend it for you.

Business: Booster Juice
Free Goodie: Free drink of your choice
Requirements:  You must sign up for their newsletter
*You can sign up for their newsletter by visiting their *cough* awful *cough*  website and clicking on the incredibly vague image of the orange campfire  and/or the word "Nation"

Business: IHOP
Free Goodie: A birthday meal (coupon)
Requirements:You must sign up for their list, which I believe you do in the store. You can also do it on their Facebook page

Business: Ladner's Landing (Tag Pubs)
Free Goodie: Pint of draft
Requirements: You must show your them your ID

Business: Sephora
Free Goodie: Shampoo or Body Wash (preselected by Sephora)
Requirements: You must have a free Beauty Insider card (you can get this at the store)

Edited April 24th to add a picture of my free birthday lipgloss from Sephora!



Please let me know if I've left anything out or if you have any trouble with any of these.


And oh yeah, happy birthday ;)









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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all the legwork you did on this! Very much appreciated :D

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