Free treats and discounts on your birthday
We've compiled a list of the best birthday offers and freebies, most of which you can get by simply signing up to free newsletters or loyalty cards. Offers can change and some outlets remain tight-lipped on the full details – so think of them as a bonus rather than guaranteed. If you've a birthday coming up, it might even be worth waiting to shop to make the most of these offers to max your savings.
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If you download the 'Krispy Kreme Rewards' app for Apple or Android and use it to register for the free loyalty scheme, you can get a voucher to show in a Krispy Kreme store for one free doughnut of your choice (normally £1.65-£2.25) to claim during your birthday month.
The offer is valid only in Krispy Kreme stores and not concessions, for example, in Tesco. You'll also get a free doughnut just for signing up. See full T&Cs.
Can I sign up without the app? If you sign up for the 'Krispy Kreme Rewards' loyalty scheme via email (not the app) you'll still be able to get one doughnut for yourself on your birthday, and one just for joining, which can be redeemed at Krispy Kreme stores.See all deals: Krispy Kreme (2 deals)
If you download the Greggs app for Apple or Android and use it to register for the free 'Greggs Rewards' loyalty scheme, you'll get a voucher on the app to show in a store for one free cupcake, cream cake or doughnut for your birthday.
The voucher will be valid for one month from the date of your birthday. See FAQs.See all deals: Greggs (1 deal)
If you download the Costa Coffee app and join or sign in to your Costa Club account, on your birthday you can get a cake of your choice (subject to availability, see more info for what's included) for free.
The voucher will be emailed to you, and you'll have seven days from your birthday to claim your cake. See full T&Cs.
See all deals: Costa Coffee (1 deal)
Your free cake can be a single piece/slice/portion of fresh cake, muffin, sweet pastry, tart, teacake, traybake, cookie, shortbread, bun, Eton Mess bundle, Belgian Waffle, Cornflake Nest, Belgian Chocolate Brownie, Millionaire's Shortbread Bar, Fruity Flapjack, Mini Cherry Bakewells, doughnuts, or an ice cream. It can't be used on a pre-packaged item or for a whole cake.
Make sure you add your birth date correctly when you sign up, and you'll also need to opt in to receive marketing communications from Costa as the voucher will be emailed to you.
Via Lidl Plus app, which also includes weekly coupons. Excluding Northern IrelandOngoing
Sign up to the Lidl Plus app to get a free cookie from the bakery section (normally 39p) on your birthday, with no minimum spend. You'll receive the coupon in your Lidl Plus app on your birthday and will have seven days from then to use it. See full T&Cs.
See all deals: Lidl (7 deals)
What is Lidl Plus?
It works in England, Scotland and Wales (not Northern Ireland, sadly) and it has a number of ongoing ways that you can save a Lidl more on your shopping, including weekly coupons, rewards for spending £100 or £200 across the whole month, a free cookie on your birthday and a chance to win up to £20 off your next shop.
You’ll need to ‘activate’ the coupons within the app in order to use them. You can use more than one coupon at the same time, but Lidl says there may be a limit of six promotional items per customer.
For more ways to save on your shopping, whichever supermarket you visit, see our full round-up of supermarket coupons.
What else does the reward card get me?
You can collect stamps for every hot drink you buy to get your sixth hot drink free. You'll also get an extra free coffee just for joining the scheme.See all deals: Muffin Break (1 deal)
If you download the Hotel Chocolat app* you can register for its VIP club to get a 'surprise gift' – usually £5 off a £5+ spend – for your birthday. You can either redeem in a store, or online where delivery's from £3.95.
It's valid for the month of your birthday, unless you sign up during that month, then it will be valid from the next month. See full T&Cs.
What else does the loyalty app get me?
When you sign up, you'll get a code for 15% off online or in-store. You can also show your card or app in-store to get 20% off drinks, ice lollies, or ice creams.See all deals: Hotel Chocolat (1 deal)
Via email/app voucher when you buy at least one other mainOngoing
Register with Frankie & Benny's Rewards to get a free meal (normally about £9-£15) when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main, vegan, or gluten-free menu. It excludes the Ultimate mixed grill.
A voucher will be emailed to you 10 days before your birthday (so be sure to sign up in advance), which you can print or show on your smartphone, and will be valid for 30 days from the date of the email. It should also appear in your app.
It's valid at almost all Frankie & Benny’s restaurants, apart from at Praed Street and airport locations, but isn't valid with any other offer or discount, check 'more info' for more details. See full T&Cs.
See all deals: Frankie & Benny's (2 deals)
You can only use this offer for one person per table, so if you're celebrating more than one birthday you'll need to sit at different tables. You can't use this offer if you order from the Lunch, Event, Kids, Kids gluten-free or any other set menu.
You can't use your voucher on 'Celebration days', such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Bank holidays.
If you're going to be at the restaurant on an event day, your voucher might not be accepted.
When you buy another main at select locations. Via its 'Birthday Club'Ongoing
Sign up to the free Shepherd Neame 'Birthday Club' to get a free pub meal (normally about £9-£19) for your birthday when you buy at least one other main course at participating locations. You'll be emailed a voucher to show in the pub.
You must be over 18 and sign up at least 28 days before your birthday, otherwise your voucher, normally sent two weeks before your birthday and valid for six months, might not arrive. See full T&Cs.See all deals: Shepherd Neame (1 deal)
Pick up a loyalty card from Beefeater and register with the Beefeater 'Reward Club' to get one free meal (normally about £9-£21) around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu. You'll get emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant – either printed or on your phone.
It's valid at most restaurants, but not with other offers or discounts. See full T&Cs.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You'll get a 50% off a main meal, and 300 bonus points when you join and register your card. Normally, you can collect five points per £1 spent, and when you've 500 points you can exchange them for £5 off your bill, a free bottle of wine, or two free starters or desserts.See all deals: Beefeater (2 deals)
When you buy another main. Via its 'Bonus Club' loyalty cardOngoing
Pick up a loyalty card at a Brewers Fayre restaurant and register with the Brewers Fayre 'Bonus Club' to get one free meal (normally about £7-£12) around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu. You'll be emailed a voucher to show in the pub.
It's valid at participating Brewers Fayre pubs, but isn't valid with any other offer or discount. See full T&Cs.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You'll get a 50% off a main meal, and 250 bonus points when you join and register your card. Normally, you can collect five points per £1 spent, and when you've 500 points you can exchange them for £5 off your bill, a free bottle of wine, or two free desserts.See all deals: Brewers Fayre (1 deal)
Register with Table Table's 'Tasty Rewards' loyalty card to get one free meal (normally about £8-£12) around your birthday when at least one other main meal is purchased from the main menu. You'll be emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant.
It's valid at all Table Table or Whitbread Inns restaurants, but isn't valid with any other offer or discount, such as breakfast, light bites, bar snacks, Premier Inn meal deals and any set menu including Christmas and festive menus. See full T&Cs.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You'll get a 50% off a main meal, and 250 bonus points when you join and register your card. Normally, you can collect five points per £1 spent, and when you've 500 points you can exchange them for two free burgers, sundaes or £5 off your bill.See all deals: Table Table (1 deal)
Sign up to the Zizzi newsletter to get a free meal for your birthday when you buy at least one other main. If you sign up at least two weeks in advance, the day of your birthday you'll be emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant, valid for 28 days.
Show the code before ordering, you'll not be able to use it on the Bambini kids menu, any other offer, discount, set menu, or Tesco vouchers. You can't use it on Deliveroo, Just Eat, or Uber Eats orders.See all deals: Zizzi (2 deals)
Sign up to the Las Iguanas newsletter to get a free meal (normally about £9-£18) for your birthday when you buy at least one other main. If you sign up at least two weeks in advance, seven days before your birthday you'll be emailed a voucher to show in the restaurant, which will be valid for 14 days.
Ribeye on the bone is excluded from this offer, and you can't use it with any other discount, or for delivery, or on Valentine's Day. See full T&Cs.See all deals: Las Iguanas (1 deal)
Register with the Barburrito loyalty app to get one free burrito (normally about £7-£10) around your birthday. You'll need to register at least four days before your birthday to get the voucher, which you just need to show at the restaurant.
It's valid at participating Barburrito restaurants, but isn't valid with any other offer or discount.
What else does the app get me?
You can collect one point per full-priced main dish purchased. When you've four points you can exchange them for a free wings, side, or dessert dish.See all deals: Barburrito (1 deal)
Pick up a card and register with the Boost 'VIBE' loyalty card or app to get one free drink (normally about £3-£5) up to three days prior to, or up to three days after, your birthday. You'll need to bring your card and ID to get your freebie.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You can collect one point for every drink you buy, which can be exchanged for a free drink when you have nine points. See full VIBE card FAQs (scroll down).See all deals: Boost Juice (1 deal)
Sign up to the All Bar One newsletter via its app and you'll get a voucher for a birthday treat – a 'Blossom Birdcage' sharing cocktail with the purchase of two meals for your birthday.
You'll be able to ask for four bottles of Peroni, draught soft drinks or 'Twisted Tonics' as an alternative drink. The offer is for people over the age of 18 only, and is not valid in airport locations. Please be Drinkaware.See all deals: All Bar One (1 deal)
Sign up to Miller & Carter's newsletter to get a voucher for a free bottle of champagne or prosecco (subject to availability) for your birthday when four or more people order mains.See all deals: Miller & Carter (1 deal)
Download the free Fridays UK rewards app to get up to six free cocktails or mocktails. You’ll get one freebie for each main course you buy, for up to six people including yourself for your birthday. It can be any standard cocktail or mocktail, but doesn't include 'ultimate cocktails'.
The reward will appear in the app seven days before your birthday – so remember to sign up more than a week in advance – and must be used on or before the expiry date shown in the app.
You'll not be able to get cocktails in Scotland due to licensing laws, and this offer is not available in Northern Ireland, and can't be used with any other discount. See full T&Cs (scroll down on that page). Please be Drinkaware.See all deals: TGI Fridays (2 deals)
Sign up to the Café Rouge newsletter, and you'll get a freebie on your birthday - rumoured to be a free birthday Mimosa.
Café Rouge is keeping schtum on the exact details of this birthday freebie (although it's mentioned in its FAQs), so think of it as a bonus rather than guaranteed.See all deals: Café Rouge (2 deals)
If you sign up to the free Body Shop* 'Love Your Body' loyalty card, on your birthday you can get a free £5 to spend online or in store with no minimum spend (see full T&Cs*). If you buy online, delivery's from £3.
It's valid for up to one month after your birthday. There's no change from the £5, and you have to have made at least one purchase using the card previously within the past 12 months to be eligible.See all deals: Body Shop (4 deals)
If you sign up to the free Feel Unique loyalty rewards scheme, you can get 20% off for your birthday. It will be sent via email three days before your birthday, so you'll need to sign up in advance. It's valid for seven days from the date of issue, so you'll only have four days after your birthday to use it.
Simply sign up, select your two favourite brands (you'll get a separate 10% discount on these) and add your date of birth. The code isn't valid on Anastasia Beverly Hills, Moroccanoil, GHD, or electrical items and can't be used with any other code. See full T&Cs.See all deals: Feelunique (3 deals)
If you sign up to the free Smashbox newsletter, you can get a link for 15% off your online purchase emailed to you for your birthday.
It should arrive on the first of your birthday month, eg, if your birthday is 16 Oct it should arrive 1 Oct, so be sure to sign up in advance. Delivery's from £3.95, free with click & collect, or free with £35+ spends. See FAQs.
You'll only be able to use the offer once, and you can't use it on gift cards, sale items, make-up services or delivery charges.See all deals: Smashbox (1 deal)
If you sign up online to the Urban Decay newsletter, you can get 10% off on your birthday sent to you via email. It'll be sent on the day of your birthday, and is valid for one month.See all deals: 20--off-selected-items-at-urban-decay (1 deal)
If you sign up to the free Superdrug 'Health & Beautycard' loyalty card, on your birthday you'll get triple points on purchases with no minimum spend (see full T&Cs). It's valid for 14 days from the date of your birthday.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You'll also get free standard delivery on orders over £10 (norm over £15) online, exclusive offers and you can accumulate points to use as part-payment for money off at the till.See all deals: Superdrug (2 deals)
Via Advantage card app for the whole month of your birthdayOngoing
If you're a member of the Boots Advantage Card* scheme, check your email on the first of the month of your birthday, and you should receive information on how to claim double points for your birthday month via the Boots app*.
You'll need to add the promotion manually to your Advantage Card via the app before swiping it in store, or you won't get your double birthday points.
See all deals: Boots (5 deals)
The birthday double points are not valid on infant milks, prescriptions, postage stamps, giftcards or travel/insurance/opticians/hearing care/kitchen appliances or plastic bags.
If you sign up to the free Space NK* Ndulge loyalty card, you can get double points when you spend online or in store for your birthday, plus a free gift which you can pick up in a store (find your nearest*) or add to an online order.
Space NK told us the free gift changes monthly – the example we were sent included: Bumble & Bumble glow thermal refresher, 30ml (worth £6ish based on full-size product), Ren 'Perfect Canvas' oil cleanser, 15ml (worth £3ish), and CEO 'Rapid Flash' brightening serum, 8ml (worth £18ish).
You'll need to sign up to Ndulge (stating the day and month of your birthday) at least six weeks before your birthday to get this offer. The double points offer will be automatically credited to your card which you can swipe in-store to redeem or your online account where it should also appear automatically when you're signed in. See FAQs for more information.
What else does the loyalty card get me?
You can collect one point per £1 spent, and if you reach 100 points you'll get a £5 discount automatically loaded onto your card to spend.See all deals: Space NK (1 deal)
Code valid for two weeks
If you sign up as a member via H&M's app* or website*, you can get 25% off one item online or in-store on your birthday via a unique code sent by email, which is valid for two weeks after your birthday.
You'll also get 10% off and free delivery, see our H&M membership deal for more info.See all deals: H&M (5 deals)
If you sign up to the free Nike Store* newsletter (a pop-up should appear, but if not scroll down to the bottom left of the page and click 'sign up for email') or Nike app*, you can get 25% off online for your birthday via a unique code sent by email which is valid for the whole month of your birthday month.
There's no minimum spend, but the maximum spend is £450 and it's not valid with other offers, on sale items, Apple products, NikeLab or on gift cards. See T&Cs*.See all deals: Nike (2 deals)
If you sign up to the free New Look* newsletter and add your birthday to your account at least 30 days in advance, you should get 20% off online in the days leading up to your birthday via a unique code sent by email. It's valid for two weeks after your birthday.
For more information on how to add your birthday to your account, and opt in to communications, see the New Look* help pages.
There's no minimum spend, but you can't use it with any other offers or to buy gift cards. See full T&Cs*.See all deals: New Look (4 deals)
If you sign up at Asos*, ensure you’re ‘opted in’ for email communication and you should be emailed a 10% off discount code for your birthday.
It's sent two weeks before your birthday, and will expire at 11.59pm on the day of your birthday. You'll only be able to use it on selected full-price items, with a maximum order of £500 after the discount. See Asos T&Cs*.See all deals: Asos (4 deals)
Spend online or in-store
It's valid for 14 days from the date of your birthday. You'll not be able to use it with any other offer but when we tested it we were able to use it on sale items in store.See all deals: Hobbycraft (2 deals)
If you sign up to the free Paperchase* 'Treat Me' loyalty card by picking one up in a store then registering online, on your birthday you'll get £5 off online or in-store with no minimum spend (see full T&Cs*).
It's valid for up to 14 days after your birthday. You'll not be able to use it with any other offer but when we tested it we were able to use it on sale items in-store and online.
See all deals: Paperchase (1 deal)
If you're a Swagbucks member, you can get a bonus 50SB points on your birthday, valid for 30 days, when you cash out a voucher. It's called a 'Rebate SwagUp' and is explained in more detail on the Swagbucks FAQ page.
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a site that pays you points (called SB) to answer daily polls, watch videos, play games, search online and more. The points can then be cashed in for gift cards, PayPal credit or other rewards.See all deals: Swagbucks (3 deals)
If you're signed up to the free Holland & Barrett Rewards for Life loyalty card, you could get 20% off a £20+ spend emailed to you for your birthday.
The code is valid online or in store, and expires one week after you receive it, which should be on the day of your birthday.See all deals: Holland & Barrett (1 deal)
If you sign up to the ShopDisney newsletter (at the bottom of its homepage) you can get a unique code for 15% off valid for the month of your birthday. Either enter the code at the online checkout or show it to a staff member at a Disney Store.
You have to be over 18 to sign up, but you could buy something for your kids and keep it until their birthday. See full T&Cs.
You'll need to sign up at least two months in advance, and there are a list of excluded products and services, eg, limited edition items, at the ShopDisney website.See all deals: Disney Store (2 deals)
Sign up online at stationery and lifestyle brand Smiggle to join its VIP club and you could get a free £5 spend for your child's birthday. You'll get 20% off just for signing up, but your £5 reward will be sent out on the first of the month, so you'll need to sign up over a month in advance.
You won't get change from the reward, but as there's no minimum spend you could potentially get something £5 or less for free. The offer's valid until the end of the birthday month, and you can only sign up one child per account. See FAQ for more information on how to get a birthday code, and full T&Cs.See all deals: Smiggle (1 deal)
Get kids' photos on TV
If you go online to kids TV show Milkshake!, you can find information about how to send in a photograph of your child with birthday information which might be read out on air. Prior to 16 Mar 2020, you could send in birthday cards, but Milkshake have said emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are the only option until further notice.
You'll need to send it in at least one month before your child's birthday, with the subject line 'Birthday'. It should include a good photo of your child plus the date you'd like it read out on (this isn't guaranteed) as well as a guide on pronunciation (if necessary).See all deals: Peppa Pig (1 deal)
If you go online to kids TV channel CBeebies, you can find information about how to send in a photo of a birthday card for your child which might be read out on air, or the video on the website above. You can't download the video, and it will change every 24 hours so be sure to check on the date of your child's birthday to see if you've been included.
You'll need to upload a photo of the card via the link above at least three weeks before the birthday – it should be landscape and only have your child's first name and age on the front of the card. You can also include a message and the date of the birthday. Be sure there aren't any identifiable logos (eg, on a school jumper) in the photo.See all deals: CBeebies (1 deal)
When an adult signs up to Bonus Club scheme. For example, three-year-olds pay £3In-store only
If you sign up to the Build-A-Bear Workshop loyalty scheme, on your child’s birthday they can make a bear in-store (normally £14) and pay their age in pounds. For example, three-year-olds get a bear for £3.
How do I get this offer?
- Sign up to the free Bonus Club loyalty scheme, online in advance or in-store – a grown-up will have to do this.
- A child under 14 should attend during their birthday month with a grown-up aged over 18 to claim a discounted bear (you can't claim this offer online).
- Let the workshop know you're celebrating a birthday to get this offer.
As the special birthday bears in this offer are normally £14, it's for kids aged under 14 years.
Build-A-Bear says no proof of age is needed – it’s done on trust – but you might be told to get stuffed if you try telling them your 12-year-old is six.
Which bears can I get and how much are they normally?
The offer only applies to the Make-Your-Own Birthday Treat Bear or Birthday Bear, when visiting a store. You'll get a special birthday heart for your bear, a birthday hat and sticker, and you can take a photo with special birthday props.
However, it's only either of the bears that are included in this offer. You'd need to pay for any clothing, accessories, sounds or scents you choose to add. If your child's under one, you'll pay £1.
For full T&Cs, see Build-A-Bear's Count Your Candles page.
What if my child's birthday happened when stores were closed?
Build-A-Bear says: "The promotion is available in stores for anyone who missed their birthday celebration at any point in 2021."See all deals: Build-A-Bear (1 deal)
If you create an account with The Entertainer* and register your child to 'Jack's Birthday Club', for their birthday you’ll receive a code for 20% off an order up to £200 (see help pages for more info).
Make sure to sign up at least three weeks before your child's birthday, as that's when the offer's first sent, or you won't receive the discount until the following year. The discount expires at midnight on the day of the birthday, so be sure to use it before then.See all deals: The Entertainer (1 deal)