I love free stuff, and I'm pretty certain everyone on this planet does too. You probably already know about Denny's' free birthday breakfasts and Starbucks' free birthday drinks, but there are so many more places you may not know about that will give you free food on your birthday!
I would say the one caveat is that you do have to sign up for some the freebies, which is an extra step, but it's still pretty worth it. To be honest with you, I will probably make it a challenge for myself to do all of these for my birthday this year.
You're not getting any younger, so milk it while you still can! (Wow, that sounded inappropriate). Anyway, here are 29 places in Vancouver to grab free food on your birthday!
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1. Red Robin
Feeling like a burger on your birthday? Sign up with Red Robin Royalty and get a free burger and fries during the week of your birthday.
Treat yo'self to one item of whatever you want at Steamroller's! Just bring some ID on your birthday.
Sign up with Vera's Club online and get a $10 gift certificate on your birthday.
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4. The Boathouse // 1795 Beach Avenue
Receive a $25 gift card for your birthday by joining the Westcoast Club.
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5. Mosaic Grill at Hyatt Regency Vancouver // 655 Burrard Street
Let your server know at the beginning of the meal that it's your birthday and receive a free slice of cake with the purchase of an entree.
6. De Dutch
Join De Club and receive a free meal during your birthday month. There is a one-time $5 membership fee, but it does get reimbursed on a $10 rewards certificate.
Join Cold Stone Creamery's eClub and they will email you a buy one, get one birthday coupon. It is valid 7 days before and 7 days after your birthday.
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And if Cold Stone wasn't enough for you, sign up for Marble Mail and get more free ice cream during your birthday week!
Okay, this will probably be the last free ice cream you can handle, but sign up with BR's Club 31 and receive a buy one, get one birthday coupon.
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10. Dairy Queen
JUST KIDDING! Because it's your birthday, you could probably stomach another ice cream...just cuz. Sign up with DQ's Blizzard Fan Club and receive a surprise coupon on your birthday.
11. Orange Julius
And while you're at DQ anyway, pick up a buy one, get one coupon just by signing up with their Julius League.
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12. Boston Pizza
Sign up with MyBP and receive a free dessert and also a free appy (just for signing up).
Grab three friends along with you to Milestone's on your birthday and receive a free meal when your table purchases three entrees. Just sign up for Milestone's' mailing list and receive and emailed coupon.
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Just bring a piece of valid ID, show up, and allow them to treat you to a free birthday dessert on the house.
Most of you probably already know this, but just in case you didn't, just sign up with Starbucks Rewards and a free birthday drink will be added to your account. Use it quick though because it expires the day after your birthday!
16. Blenz Coffee
And if Starbucks wasn't enough caffeine for you, sign up with Friends of Blenz to receive another free coffee on your birthday.
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Woke up early on your birthday? Grab some breakfast at IHOP for free by signing up with IHOP's Pancake Revolution.
Or more likely you got hella hammered on your birthday and need some 3AM "breakfast" food. Bring your ID (which you probably already have unless you lost it at Celebs), and get a free Grand Slam.
19. Pajo's Fish & Chips // 12771 Seventh Ave, Richmond
Complete this form and receive a buy one, get one birthday meal at Pajo's on your birthday.
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20. Provence Marinaside // 1177 Marinaside Crescent
Sign up with their mailing list to receive a coupon for a free complimentary Chef's Dessert Platter on your next visit, with a minimum purchase of $20 per person.
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21. Cannibal Cafe // 433 Granville Street & 1818 Commercial Drive
Bring some ID on your birthday and get a free burger! (Because all the other free burgers weren't enough).
Old Spaghetti Factory is always a good idea. They always provide a complimentary ice cream after your meal (even if it's not your birthday!).
23. Carlos O'Bryan's // 1774 W 7th Avenue
Hit up Carlos' on your birthday for some classic Irish grub and they will subtract the number of your age from the bill! (Ie. You're 24? They'll take off $24)
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24. Luke's Corner Bar // 2996 Granville Street
Sign up with Luke's Club and let them treat you to a free meal on your birthday.
25. Booster Juice
If you're a health freak and you're trying to stay away from all the free desserts, sign up with Booster Nation 24 hours before your birthday and receive a free smoothie on your birthday!
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26. Craft Beer House //
Celebrate your birthday at Craft and whatever age you're turning, they'll take that percent off the bill! (Ie. Turning 21? They'll take off 21%)
27. David's Tea
Since you probably drink way too much tea anyway, because "coffee is soooo baaaddd for you", sign up with David's Tea's Frequent Steeper let them treat you to a free cup of tea on your birthday.
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Another alternative from all the birthday ice cream, get some froyo on your birthday! Sign up with Menchie's MySmileage, and get a $5 coupon on your froyo up to two weeks before and after your birthday.