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 fun birthday perks. Bring your child to Chuck E. Cheese within 3 days of their birthday and receive 20 minutes of All You Can Play. Bring your child in for their half-birthday and get 100 free tickets. Tickets can be used anytime during the month of their half birthday.
Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday when you bring ID or proof of birth date. No sign up required.
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Downtown San Diego - 619-725-8854
Enjoy a free Harbor Cruise on your birthday! Spend your special day sightseeing on San Diego Bay with close-up views of the Star of India, USS Midway, Coronado Bay Bridge, military ships and up to 50 San Diego landmarks. Choose from six cruise times daily. Available for walk-up reservations, must show ID. *Tax, service charge, and landing fee are additional.
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.
Carlsbad - 888-690-5346
In honor of its 20th birthday celebration, all kids 12 and under will receive free theme park admission on their birthday throughout 2019.
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 Starbucks Rewards 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.
Updated April 2019