The guide to getting freebies on your birthday (or someone else's)!

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love their birthday, even if they don’t admit it. It’s a day to celebrate you and your life, and have a little bit of fun.

Getting gifts is great but if you or your partner are tight on money, or if you want a bit of a thrill, there are ways around it!

Did you know you can get freebies from your favourite restaurants, cafes and businesses?

For those not listed, you still might be able to get birthday freebies when you sign up for loyalty programs. A lot of retailers base their rewards about birthdays so it’s better to be on the list than not!

If your birthday is coming up, or maybe your partner or grandchild’s, the savvy shoppers at OzBargain have compiled a list of all the freebies on your birthday, which you can find here.

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Here’s just a few…


Baskin RobbinsFree scoop of ice cream valid up to around a week after your birthday
Boost JuiceFree Boost Juice for Vibe club members (Valid from 2 days before thru 2 days after bday) (collect card in store or download the app)
Cheesecake Shop$5 off any cake (Join more than 4 weeks before your birthday or must wait till next year)
Cold Rock1 Free Ice Cream & $10 Cake Voucher on your birthday
Gloria JeansFree drink on birthday (collect card in-store with a purchase first)
Hard Rock CafeFree birthday dessert with an entrée purchase (valid for birthday month)
IkeaFree Princess Cake for IKEA Family members (valid for one month). Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide only
Muffin BreakFree Muffin in the month of your birthday (collect card in-store with a purchase first)
Nando’sFree regular meal during your Bday month – redeem email which arrives on 1st (collect card in store or download the app) – Must have made transaction within previous 6 months (from 01/10/14)
Noodle Box$10 loaded onto card no min spend (collect card in-store first)
OportoMembers are entitled to a complimentary single fillet Bondi Burger Value Meal. Emailed on day of birthday, valid for 30 days after. Collect card in-store or via app. (Not available in South Australia or Sydney Football Stadium Oporto stores)
Shingle InnFree patty cake (i.e. cupcake) and coffee/tea in birthday month
SubwayFree 6-inch sub and 600mL drink/water valid during week of birthday
Sumo SaladFree salad (Valid for 7 days from birthday) – collect card in-store first
AMF BowlingOne free game of bowling. Valid for one month from your birthday
Anaconda$10 reward on your birthday by joining the Adventure Club
Best & Less15% off code to use in-store or online
Dymocks$5 worth of points redeemable in birthday month
Katies$20 birthday voucher no min spend
Myer$10 voucher for silver members, $20 voucher for gold members
Priceline$5 voucher. Print voucher to redeem in-store
Rockmans20% off all purchases
Spotlight10% off on birthday

Tell us, when is your birthday? Are you planning to redeem any of the above?