Today we feature a guest writer, John Adams, a lifestyle blogger (Healthnic), who loves sharing his personal opinions and experiences. He enjoys travelling for the love for nature and wildlife. He is also very adventurous when it comes to food; he is always eager to try exotic dishes in strange places, and then recreate them (with a twist) at home. He comes to us with an American perspective of Canada. Thank you for taking the time to be a guest writing John!
You are lucky to live in Canada, as you can avail so many freebies on your big day. Who wouldn’t cherish some free food from his/her favorite restaurant or café as a birthday gift? Most eateries around Canada have loyalty programs that award points on every purchase; these points can be used to redeem a free meal or discount later on. Loyalty members take advantage of several other benefits as well, such as complimentary treats on special days. While most places reserve birthday freebies for regular customers and subscribers, some may present you with a gift by checking the birth date on your ID card.
1. Baskin Robins
What would be better than getting a free scoop of your free ice cream from Baskin Robins on your birthday? Join their Club 31 and avail several tantalizing offers and discounts all year round.
The Starbuck’s reward program is one of the best ones you shall come across. Every time you grab a drink or coffee at their shop, you own stars. When you’ve collected 25 stars or more, you are eligible to claim a free meal; the more the stars, the bigger the meal deal. You get a free beverage on your birthday and 15% off for online purchases. Other perks include free brewed coffee and tea refills, and bonus stars.
3. What a Bagel
Do you like the sound of a bagel party on your special day? Then walk in at your nearest franchise with a valid ID. Buy six bagels and get another six free of charge.
4. Pizza Pizza
Every kid loves pizza, so don’t forget to sign up your children for the Kid’s club by Pizza Pizza. Your birthday boy or girl will receive a coupon for a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza a few weeks prior to their big day. Apart from that, he/she also gets a lovely greeting card and drink of choice.
5. Olive Garden
Sign up with Olive Garden’s eClub and celebrate your birthday at any of their outlets. Dine in and avail a free dessert worth up to $10.
6. Booster Juice
Subscribe to the Booster Nation newsletter and claim a free smoothie every year on your birthday.
Sign up for Denny’s loyalty program and benefit from a range of amazing offers. When you dine in on Tuesday afternoons, your kids can eat for free. Visit one of the locations on your birthday morning to get a free grand slam breakfast that includes pancakes, sausages, eggs, and bacon.
8. David’s Tea
All tea lovers must join David’s Tea’s ‘Frequent Steeper’ program. You earn points for every dollar you spend here, and you can redeemed them for more tea; and of course you get a free cup of tea for your birthday.
Applebee’s is one of my favorite spots for a family outing. All you have to do is join their email club and you get a complimentary appetizer right away. Then on your big day, you get a free entrée, hopefully a juicy burger!
10. Wok of Fame
Would you love an all you can eat buffet offering a classic assortment of sushi, soups, and salads? Wok of Fame allows you to avail a free buffet on your big day, as long as one or more paying adults accompany you. While no subscription is required, you do have to bring your ID card for proof.