Happy Birthday to you! You deserve a break on this big day, so come along as we wander our way across the city scoring as many free things as we can.
Here’s a list of free birthday meals in Calgary and other things you don’t have to pay for as you’re blowing out your candles.
Note: Some of these freebies require you to sign up with the business for their mailing list in advance of your birthday. Check with the retailer for terms and conditions on each offer.
Free food and drink in Calgary
Sign up for Booster Juice‘s Booster Nation at least 24 hours before your birthday, and you will get emailed a free smoothie coupon to go with your candles.
Boston Pizza‘s MyBP Club will send you email near your birthday with a coupon for a free birthday dessert. Bonus: You can get a free two topping pizza on your anniversary!
David’s Tea gives you a free drink also.
Denny’s will give you a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday.
Jack Astor’s VVVIP members get free dessert on their birthday.
The Grill Lovers’ Club at Montana’s will email you a voucher for a free birthday dessert with your meal. Kids can get a free meal on their birthday.
Marble Slab will scoop up their Marble Mail members a free ice cream cone on the big day.
Menchies will mail you a $5 coupon for some froyo that you can use for up to 2 weeks after your birthday.
Orange Julius sends QuenchClub members a coupon for a free birthday smoothie.
Red Robin will serve up a free burger on your birthday if you join their club.
*There aren’t any RR locations in Calgary anymore, but they do have several around Edmonton
Starbucks give you a free beverage of your choice. Just register a Starbucks card at least 30 days before your birthday.
Steels Cafe & Grill
Head over to Steels Cafe & Grill with your sweetie or friends, flash your ID, and the birthday boy/girl’s meal is free.
Sunterra Market mails Sunterra card holders a voucher for free coffee and piece of cake on their birthday.
The Cheesecake Cafe
The Cheesecake Cafe will bring by a complimentary slice of their famous cheesecake complete with candle on your birthday.
Head to The Keg, mention that it’s your birthday, and you’ll get a free slice of that famous Billy Miner pie.
More free birthday stuff
Birthday greeting from the Prime Minister
If you know someone celebrating a milestone birthday (over 65), the Prime Minister of Canada will send them a greeting. You just have to ask.
Birthday greeting from the Premier
Provincial Premiers will also send congratulatory letters. The Premier of Alberta will send a birthday greeting to those celebrating milestones over 75.
Birthday greeting from the Queen
The Queen will send you a letter when you turn 100 or 105, and sends out anniversary greetings to those celebrating at least a 60th diamond anniversary.
Boulder Creek Golf Course
Boulder Creek Golf Course will give you a free round of golf on your birthday (they move it around if you’re born in the off-season)
Marmot Basin in Jasper is inviting you to ski free on your birthday. If you’re not born during ski season, you take advantage of the offer on your half birthday!
Old Navy and Gap
Old Navy/Gap celebrates with a free mystery gift when you register for the company’s birthday club, like a coupon for 10% to shop with your birthday money.
Shopper’s Drug Mart
Shopper’s Drug Mart will email you a coupon for 8,000 Optimum points (that’s about $10 worth) the week of your birthday.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop gives Love Your Body members a little bit of time to collect a birthday gift. Come in at any time during your birthday month for the free gift ($10 coupon).