Did you know you can get LOADS of birthday freebies in the UK? That’s right, free stuff on your birthday, just for being born!
From free meals, cocktails, and free beauty stuff, here are ALL the birthday freebies you claim on and around your birthday. In fact, most loyalty card schemes include an exclusive birthday freebie.
Psst… If you time it right, you’ll be eating and drinking, plus pampering yourself for free for a month!
Free birthday meals
You’ll be spoilt for choice with all these fab places to eat for free on your birthday…
Join Frankie & Benny’s Rewards and get a voucher for a free birthday main 10 days before your birthday.
⭐ Bonus: Download their loyalty app to get a free £10 voucher
Enjoy a free main course at Bella Italia, just sign up to get a code and redeem when you purchase one other main.
Join Brewers Fayre Bonus Club and claim a free birthday main when you purchase one other main.
⭐ Bonus: You’ll also get £2.50 worth of points just for signing up!
Sign up to the Las Iguanas newsletter and get a free birthday main meal when you purchase another main.
P.s. their cocktails are amazing and they do 2 for 1 during happy hour!
Join Table Table’s Tasty Rewards scheme and enjoy a free birthday main meal at any Table Table, Whitbread Inns or Cookhouse and Pub restaurant.
Join Shepherd Neame’s Birthday Club email list and get a free birthday main to use at your nearest pub. There are loads up and down the country for you to visit!
Sign up to Barburrito’s ‘La Familia’ Loyalty Scheme to get a free burrito on your birthday.
Sign up to the Zizzi mailing list and bag yourself a free main course voucher a month before your birthday. You can also claim a free bottle of prosecco or four soft drinks!
Subscribe to Yard & Coop’s email mailing list and they’ll send you a free main course voucher to claim around your birthday.
Sign up to the Coast to Coast email newsletter and get a free main course or another birthday surprise!
Sign up to the Chef & Brewer Email Club for free and claim 20% off your birthday food bill when you spend between £20 – £80.
⭐ Bonus: Get a free starter or dessert when you sign up and buy any main
Free birthday drinks
Free fizz on your birthday? It would be rude not to! Here are the places giving away free birthday drinks…
I LOVE Pizza Express, especially when they give me a free bottle of prosecco on my birthday! Sign up to their mailing list and get a bottle of prosecco or 4 free bottles of beers when you order two or more mains.
⭐ Bonus: If you pick up your receipt and give feedback online you’ll also get some free dough balls on your next trip. Yum!
Join the Miller & Carter Steak Club and choose a free bottle of champagne or prosecco when four or more people order a main meal.
⭐ Bonus: You’ll also get a free glass of wine just for signing up. Result!
Sign up to La Tasca’s loyalty discount rewards scheme and get a free bottle of cava when you spend £30 or more on their tasty mains or party menu.
Sign up to Jamie’s Italian Gold Club for free online and get a fancy free bottle of Prosecco when you spend £30 or more on food. This can be redeemed up to 14 days before or 14 days after your birthday to keep the celebrations going!
Sign up to Strada’s newsletter and get a free bottle of prosecco on your birthday when you spend £30 or more.
Sign up to All Bar One’s A-List newsletter and they’ll send you a voucher for a free bottle of prosecco on your birthday.
⭐ Bonus: Get a free glass of Twilight rosé wine when you sign up. How fancy!
Sign up to Bellia Italia’s deal and get a code to redeem on your birthday for a free glass of prosecco for everyone at your table.
I’m not sure if this can be used on top of the free birthday main, I imagine it’s a choice between the two but it’s always worth asking.
Join Nicholson’s pub’s newsletter and get a free birthday tipple. Choose either a pint of their pale ale or a 25ml Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic. Cheers!
Sign up to the Cafe Rouge Birthday Club and claim a free glass of prosecco for you and everyone you’re with on your birthday.
Sign up to the Brewhouse & Kitchen’s email newsletter and they’ll send you a lovely free voucher for a free brewed beer or a refreshing glass of house wine, 100% on the house!
Sign up to the Hungry Horse newsletter and you’ll get a free voucher to redeem within 28 days of your birthday when you buy a sharer or two main courses from the main menu.
Free non-alcoholic birthday drinks
Sign up to their Vibe loyalty scheme and you’ll get a free juice of your choice on your birthday.
Good to know: Unlike other offers that last a while, you can only redeem this on the actual day of your birthday and you’ll need to bring your ID.
Enjoy a free birthday shake at Ed’s Diner when you join Ed’s Club. These shakes are delicious so you don’t want to miss out on this one! They’ll send you an email around your birthday to claim at your nearest Ed’s Diner.
⭐ Bonus: Sign up and get a free starter or dessert when you purchase a main
Become a Vue member for free and claim a free drink of your choice on your birthday from the drinks machine. Options include your standard choices like Coke, Fanta, Sprite, etc.
Get a free milkshake at Kaspas on your big day. No sign up necessary for this one, just head down to your nearest Kaspa store with your ID and get a regular milkshake or free slice of cake when you spend £6.95 or more.
There are some AMAZING milkshakes to choose from, including Ferrero Rocher, Cherry Bakewell, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and mouth-watering cake choices, like millionaires choc n caramel and New York vanilla cheesecake. Decisions, decisions!
Free birthday cake & desserts
Is it even your birthday without cake and multiple sweet treats?? Here are the top free birthday cake and sweet desserts you can get…
Download the free Greggs Rewards app and check the rewards tab around your birthday for a free birthday treat. Choose from their delicious treats like doughnuts, cream cakes and a classic gingerbread man! Just scan your app in-store to claim your freebie.
Bonus: Download the app for a free hot drink and look out for freebies on the app all year round!
Sign up for a Hotel Chocolat VIP card and activate it online and you can claim a free chocolate treat worth up to £5 in-store on your birthday. You can also choose to put it towards a more expensive purchase.
⭐ Bonus: Get 15% off your next purchase when you sign up!
This one is pretty recent but download the free Shopmium cashback app and claim a free box of Lindt choccies on your birthday, or an equivalent sweet treat.
⭐ Bonus: Download the app using my ref code KHKCYCEN to get a FREE jar of Nutella!
Find out more about how to get free stuff and save money on your supermarket shop with supermarket cashback apps.
Join the free Friends of Krispy Kreme loyalty scheme and get a free doughnut of your choice on your birthday.
⭐ Bonus: Get a free doughnut for signing up AND for your other half on their birthday
Sign up to Subway’s free Subcard loyalty scheme and download the app to get a tasty free cookie on your birthday. This one works similar to Greggs rewards, where you show them the deal on your phone in-store to claim.
Sign up to Harvester’s email newsletter and get a free Super Sundae on your birthday – sounds amazing! Plus, get 25% off your bill for signing up.
Pop into your nearest Muffin Break store and pick up a free rewards card to register online and claim a delicious free birthday muffin!
⭐ Bonus: Get a free coffee for joining and when you collect five coffee stamps and you’ll get your sixth coffee free!
Sign up to the Patisserie Valerie Cake Club and you’ll get a delicious free cupcake on your birthday. When I went to pick mine up last time, they didn’t have any cupcakes left but offered me delicious gateaux instead.
Pizza Hut isn’t just for kids! Sign up to their newsletter and include your birth date they’ll send you a voucher for a free cookie dough dessert.
⭐ Bonus: When you sign up to their newsletter you’ll also get a free £5 off voucher when you spend £15 and if you download the app you’ll also get an exclusive treat. How exciting!
Sign up for a free account and get a free Millie’s cookie at your nearest stand on your birthday.
Free makeup & beauty birthday freebies
There are so many places to pamper yourself on your birthday and enjoy a nice full-sized freebie or a free beauty goodie bag even!
Sign up to The Body Shop ‘Love Your Body’ loyalty scheme and get a free £5 voucher to spend in-store within a month of your birthday.
There is no minimum spend so you can bag a freebie (hand creams, lip balms, etc. are around £5) or you can put it towards a bigger purchase.
It’s definitely worth signing up, as you’ll get free samples to try all year round and get invited to exclusive events. I’ve had so many freebies including hand cream, shower gel, lipstick and loads more!
If you sign up to the free Superdrug ‘Health & Beautycard’ loyalty card, on your birthday you’ll get an exclusive surprise birthday treat!
Sign up to the Debenhams Beauty Club and get a free Arden Oxygen Blast or a free 15-minute nail file on your special day. (It used to be a Benefit eyebrow wax but I personally think this is much better)
Just head to your nearest participating counter, show your ID and beauty club card and enjoy a good pampering. They also have exclusive free samples, product testing opportunities and mini makeovers available all year round so definitely worth signing up!
Become an N.dulge member at Space NK and get a free goodie bag stashed full of beauty treats around your birthday. Each month is different so your bag will be a complete surprise! There’s a mix of full-sized beauty items and samples inside.
You can order online but you will be charged delivery, so I would suggest heading to your nearest store to collect.
Join Aveda’s Reward Program and bag yourself a free gift worth £14 on your birthday. This changes every year so you could get anything from a luxury shampoo to a hand cream trio gift set.
Sign up to the Smashcash rewards scheme and get a free beauty gift during the month of your birthday!
Technically you can get this one any time of year, but I think it’s a lovely birthday treat to yourself. Head to Jo Malone’s website and book an appointment at your nearest store to get an amazing Hand & Arm Massage or a tailored scent experience with an expert.
Sign up for a free Boots Advantage loyalty card and get double points throughout the month of your birthday. Not quite a freebie but this will definitely help you rack up those points for special purchases!
More high street birthday freebies & free birthday gift vouchers
As if that’s not enough, there are plenty more freebies and discounts to be had from all your favourite high street brands. Here are the best ones…
Join the Argos Birthday Club for free and they’ll send you a free £5 gift voucher. Enter yours (or your child’s birthday) and you’ll be sent an email with the voucher near the time. You’ll also get party planning tips, exclusive discounts and more throughout the year.
Sign up to the Hobbs newsletter and get an email around your birthday for a free Hobbs Candle or £20 voucher to spend in-store. They change it every year but either one is a bonus! You can get some really cute socks, umbrellas and accessories in-store for £20 or put it towards a pricier purchase.
Pick up and register an M&S Sparks card and you’ll get a free £5 voucher to spend in-store on your birthday. Sometimes, they’ll swap it for a free treat like a coffee or cake, but it’s usually a voucher.
Sign up to the IKEA FAMILY loyalty scheme and receive a free £5 voucher to spend in-store. You’d be surprised at much you can get for this! I love their candles and knick-knacks.
⭐ Bonus: Get a free gift when you sign up and enjoy benefits like free hot drinks for you and everyone you’re with at their cafe.
⭐ Bonus: Sign up to JD Williams and get a free £5-off voucher!
Please note: these are both buy now pay later sites so please read T&Cs before signing up and purchasing anything
Join the Paperchase ‘Treat Me’ loyalty scheme and get a free £5 voucher to spend in-store around your birthday. So much pretty stationery to choose from!
Sign up to the Kikki.K members benefits club and score a free birthday surprise. In the past, they have given away free £5 vouchers to spend in-store and their stationery ranges are adorable!
Sign up to Boden’s email newsletter and get a free £10 voucher to spend online. Like with other birthday vouchers, you can use it for a small freebie e.g. socks, earrings etc. or put it towards a bigger purchase.
Join Matalan Rewards and get a free voucher to spend in-store on your special day. Plus, get a free voucher just for signing up and enter their monthly draws for your chance to win a whopping £1,000!
Sign up for a free White Stuff account and get a free White Stuff Voucher to spend in-store or online around your birthday. They have some lovely items to choose from!
⭐ Bonus: Get a 15% off discount code just for signing up!
Sign up for an Iceland Bonus Card and get a free £5 birthday voucher. Plus loads of chances to win amazing prizes, exclusive discounts, and free home delivery in-store or online.
Another fab stationery freebie for your birthday! Sign up to become a Smiggle VIP and get a free £5 voucher to spend on your birthday.
Sign up to Pets at Home VIP Club and your furry friend will get a free treat on your birthday!
Birthday discounts from high street brands
Not everyone offers birthday freebies, but birthday discounts are the next best thing. Here are some of the best, newsletter signup deals on offer around your birthday…
- Topshop & Topman – 20% off (valid for 30 days)
- ASOS – 15% off selected items
- Boohoo* – 25% off (up to 7 days after your birthday)
- H&M – 25% off one item online or in store (valid for 14 days)
- Nike – 25% off
- Accessorize – 20% off with a loyalty card
- New look – 20% off on your birthday
- Oasis – 20% off (valid for 30 days)
- Fatface – 15% off
- AllSaints – 15% off
- Elemis – £10 off £25 online spend
- Anthropologie – 15% off (plus free delivery on orders over £75 )
Top tips for claiming birthday freebies & discounts
- Sign up to loyalty schemes and newsletters early – this gives retailers the chance to email you or send your loyalty card in the post in time to claim your birthday freebies
- Always read the T&Cs – to check which stores are participating and what freebies are on offer
- Check the expiry date – some freebies can last up to a month after your birthday whereas others only last the day
- Sign up to your favourite brand newsletters & follow them on social media – they might also start offering birthday freebies and offer exclusive freebies and deals, and will always announce them there first
- Be honest – don’t try and cheat the system to try and get more freebies, because brands will clock on and stop offering the freebies for everyone else