Love free stuff? Check out these fun and FREE ways for kids (and parents) to celebrate birthdays! Most require online registration; visit each website for more information.
Sign up for the Birthday Club online and receive a free ice cream on your birthday. Parents register first; then add spouse and children to your account.
San Diego – 619-298-4666
Register for Benihana’s Chef’s Table club to receive a complimentary $30 gift certificate for your birthday meal.
Harbor Island – 619-291-8011
Celebrate your birthday with a free prime rib dinner. Check the website for Birthday Night where all the birthdays that month receive a free entrée with purchase of a second meal. Reservation is required; bring your ID for proof of birthday.
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Receive a free birthday pizookie when you sign up for premier rewards.
Prime Club members receive a free steak dinner and dessert with purchase of any dinner entree by joining the Prime Club Email Program. Free steak dinner offer good on first birthday after sign up. Prime Club offers not available on certain holidays.
Chuck E. Cheese
Sign up for the Chuck E. Club and receive 100 free tickets for your child’s birthday. Parents register, then add the child’s first name and birth date to the account.
Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday when you bring ID or proof of birth date. No sign up required.
Designer Shoe Warehouse
La Jolla – 858-657-0314
Mission Valley – 619-296-4079
Otay Ranch – 619-296-4079
Sign up to be a Rewards Member and receive a $5 birthday gift certificate. Parents, use the gift certificate for yourself—you deserve it!
Join the IHOP Pancake Revolution to receive free meals: One on your birthday, one upon registering and another one on your one-year anniversary of joining the Pancake Revolution!
Register online for the Sub Club and you’ll receive a free sub and drink coupon on your birthday.
Buena Park - 714-523-1100
Celebrate your birthday like royalty for free at Medieval Times with the purchase of a full priced adult admission. For offer call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) and mention code BFCRM at time of purchase. Offer valid during birthday month. Proof of birthday required upon entry.
Fashion Valley – 619-294-4600
Hillcrest – 619-260-9106
Register for the Pinkcard reward program (either online or download the app), to receive a free yogurt on your birthday and earn a free yogurt after every 10th purchase.
National City - 619-267-2000
University City - 858-450-0343
Escondido - 760-747-7112
Join the Red Robin Royalty program and receive a free gourmet burger of your choice. Offer good once during your birthday month.
Join My Starbucks Reward (there’s an app for that!) to receive a birthday drink or food reward on your birthday and earn reward points for every purchase.
Adrienne Sigeti is the editorial assistant at San Diego Family.