Birthdays are always a time to cash in on gifts from your friends and family; additional free things only make birthdays better. Dozens of Toronto retailers offer birthday swag, and this comprehensive list of birthday deals in the city features discounted clothes, free food, shows, and in once case, a dance class. Many birthday deals just require an email registration, which (tip) you can deactivate after you’ve cashed in your birthday treat.

FOOD

Denny’s
Receive a free Grand Slam with valid ID at Toronto’s only Denny’s at Bay and Dundas.

Boston Pizza
Sign up for their Boston Pizza Email Club and get an email for a free birthday dessert.

What A Bagel
Much to bagel lovers chagrin, What A Bagel recently changed their ‘six free bagels on your birthday’ deal to the less loved (but still tasty) ‘buy six bagels and get six bagels free.’

Imperial Buffet
Those willing to travel to the Eglinton Town Centre, will love the free birthday meal they receive, so long as you bring a partner to purchase their own adult meal.

The Mandarin
Sign up for the Mandarin Dish newsletter and get a coupon on your birthday for a free meal, valid when you bring at least three or more friends.

Jack Astors
Sign up with their VVV.I.P. Club and receive a free dessert on your birthday.

Casey’s Bar and Grill
Show valid ID at any Casey’s and receive a free entrée and beverage on your birthday, so long as you bring a paying friend.

Benihana
Valid only Monday to Thursday during dinner, Benihana will mail you a $30 birthday coupon to be applied as a discount to your meal.

ICE CREAM

Marble Slab
So long as you sign up to their online newsletter a few days before your birthday, Marble Slab will send you a birthday email valid for a free Birthday Surprise, be it a banana split, free scoop, or sundae.

Hotel Gelato
At Eglinton Ave. West, Hotel Gelato gives you a free gelato on your birthday, provided you sign up for their online newsletter 48 hours in advance.

Dairy Queen
Register online in the Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon to get a free Blizzard with the purchase of another.

DRINKS

Booster Juice
Sign up online at least 24 hours before your birthday to get a free birthday smoothie.

Jet Fuel
Head to the love-it-or-hate-it Jet Fuel with valid ID to get a free coffee on your birthday.

David’s Tea
Join David’s Tea’s Frequent Steeper Program for a free cup of tea on your birthday. Bonus points go to David’s for the free cup you get just for registering.

ACTIVITIES

Medieval Times
Joining Medieval Times’ Birthday Fellowship gets you free admission to the show on your birthday.

Java Dance
Head to Java Dance’s Sunday Dance Party for a free dance class within the week of your birthday.

Tasty Tours
Get a free tour of a Toronto neighborhood featuring sweets and treats, provided you’re accompanied by a paying partner.

CLOTHING

Old Navy
Sign up with their Birthday Club to receive a free gift.

RW&CO
By singing up to RW&CO’s emails, subscribers get 25% off any purchases during their birthday week.

For the advanced planners

If you’re thinking of free birthday deals in advance before your birthday, signing up for companies’ loyalty programs can get you even more free stuff, so long as they have up to 30 days to register your account.

W Burger Bar
Chow down on a free burger at W Burger Bar by registering your email on the bottom of a past receipt. Strategy requires customers previously eat at W Burger Bar, to then fill out their information and wait for an email.

Starbucks
Register your Starbucks gift card online and receive a free drink of any size on your birthday. Many don’t know that Starbucks owns Teavana, and all birthday drinks can be redeemed at any Teavana store as well.

Sephora
Get a free birthday gift when you sign up as a VIB, or Very Important Beauty.

Menchies
Get a $5 bonus treat at Menchies when you register a Smilage card. Though the registration is instantaneous and can be done quickly, this requires advanced planning because you have to register for a Smilage card on a previous purchase

Red Lobster
Sign up at least 7 days prior for the Red Lobster Seafood Lovers Club, and get a free birthday gift. Though the birthday gifts vary (to keep it a birthday surprise), to sweeten the deal they’ve included a free appetizer or dessert upon signup.

For the strategic, one can go an entire birthday in Toronto eating and enjoying activities for free. Regardless, extra freebies make any day better. Enjoy your birthday and make it the best day possible with any of the free birthday gifts Toronto businesses offer.