So you’ve taken another lap around the sun. Whether you’re the over the to type that expects a Super Sweet 16-type shindig or a low-key celebrationist (not a real word, but should be), we think that everyone will agree on one thing. Getting free stuff is pretty cool! This year, simply because you were born, you deserve a dessert or drink on the house! Not our house of course, but a house. Here are 20 places in Calgary where you can get FREE stuff on your birthday!

Editor’s Note: Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, some of these offers have been paused until further notice. Please check with the business before redeeming.

COSTA VIDA

Ahh, tacos and dessert. Is there anything better on your birthday? Or any day for that matter? This year, get something sweet free of charge just by downloading their app from the app store!

Where: Find nearest location here

DENNY’S

The home of Canada’s hangover breakfast is also the home of the free birthday breakfast! At Denny’s, they’ll give you a free Grandslam Breakkie to celebrate your special day.

Where: Find nearest location here

STARBUCKS

Thirsty? Don’t bother reaching for that wallet of yours. On your birthday – as long as you’re a Starbucks member – we encourage you to pop into your nearest green-label location for a free drink in celebration of your birthday.

Where: Find nearest location here

CHICKEN ON THE WAY

Is there anything better than the gift of chicken? Actually, yeah. Two pieces of chicken, a corn fritter and some fries. On your birthday roll up with your ID and get a free COTW Snack Pack.

Where: Find nearest location here

MARBLE SLAB

Sweet surprises are the best surprise! Subscribe here to Marble Slabs ‘Marble Mail’ and get a ton of fun coupons AND a special birthday gift on your big day!

Where: Find nearest location here

We wish every day was our birthday… This lap around the sun, stop into the Cheesecake Cafe in Calgary, where they’ll give you a free piece of their mucho famous dessert. The best part? They’ll also top it with a candle. It’s the little things, ya’ know?

Where: 7600 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

MONTANA’S

There’s nothing better than a tasty dessert and 10% off your bill after a tasty BBQ feast! As long as your a member of their Grill Lovers Club, B-day diners are entitled to exactly that! Not a member? You can sign up at the link above for free.

Where: Find nearest location here

DAVID’S TEA

Thirsty? Not on your B-Day! David’s Tea will hook you up with a free drink when you stop into one of their locations.

Where: Find nearest location here

THE KEG

Mocha, fudge and almonds? The Keg’s Billy Miner Pie is stupid good, folks and this year you can get one for free on your birthday! Fun fact, Billy Miner was Canada’s first train car robber, considered the ‘Robin Hood’ of his time. There, this list is just as educational as it is delish.

Where: Find nearest location here

THE BODY SHOP

Lotions, serums, soaps and scents. The Body Shop has it all and this year, as long as your a member of the ‘Love Your Body Club,’ you can get 10% off a product of your choice!

Where: Find nearest location here

HUMPTY’S

Free pancakes? The only thing better would be free waffles, but we suppose that would be asking a lot. We’ll take what we can get!

Where: Find nearest location here

MILESTONES

Birthdays are sweet, aren’t they? Quite literally. When you stop into Milestones, they’ll give you a free dessert. Dope.

Where: Find nearest location here

JOEY RESTAURANTS

This one is one of our favourites, Calgary! This year, hit one of Joey Restaurants many locations for a free glass of sparkling wine!

Where: Find nearest location here

CHATIME

Still have room? Check out Chatime for a free beverage in celebration of your special – painfully fulfilling – day. See Calgary locations below!

Where: See nearest location here

SOUTH ST. BURGER

Free burgers from South St. Burger? Believe it! We only wish this applied to half birthdays, quarter birthdays, and un-birthdays.

Where: Find nearest location here

COLD GARDEN

As a general rule, no one should have to pay for a single drink on their birthday. Cold Garden takes common courtesy very seriously folks, giving ‘big-day-havers’ a free Birthday Cake Lager!

Where: 1100 11 St SE, Calgary

MOXIE’S

Another dessert? Yeah, you’ll be eating like royalty and rightfully so! It is your day after all.

Where: Find nearest location here

SEPHORA

If you know, then you know! Sephora’s birthday freebies are kind of legendary. All you have to do is become a Beauty Insider, then pop by one of Calgary’s locations on your special day!

Where: See location here

OLIVE GARDEN

Despite already giving us what are essentially free breadsticks and salad, Olive garden will also give you a free dessert on your birthday as long as you’ve signed up for their newsletter, which you can do here!

Where: 333 36 St NE, Calgary

HARVEY’S

Finally, buy a burger, get some free Frings! This year, check out Harvey’s for a ‘special gift’ and their signature fry/onion ring hybrid item. Sign up here to get your birthday coupon!

Where: Find nearest location here

Now go out there and treat yourselves to some free birthday swag, Calgary! You deserve it. Especially after the last year or so. Enjoy!