Some people sweep the day under the rug, while others have a countdown to their birthday on the office whiteboard. Either way the turning of a new age is definitely an occasion worth celebrating. And what better way to celebrate than free stuff?!Whether you’re looking to plan your birthday dinner with friends, or just feel a little more spoiled than usual, the suggestions below will help you on your special day!


Sign up for the Love Your Body program at The Body Shop to earn points equalling discounts on your purchases. Prepare for your birthday by spoiling yourself with $10 off your purchase as a member!

Whether you’re heading to work or took the day off, you’ll want a fresh outfit. Make one of your first stops of the day to Reitmans, who will send you a birthday surprise to your email if you create an account with them.


One of Sudbury’s favourites for huge breakfasts, Perkins will start your day off with tons of your fave dishes and a special birthday gift if you’re a MyPerkins member. 20% off coupon just for signing up!

Your afternoon caffeine can be totally free on your birthday! If you’re a Frequent Steeper at David’s Tea or you’re registered with Starbucks you’ll get a free cup of tea or a free drink on your birthday!

A place where the kitchen is open as late as the bar, Boston Pizza will serve you a free dessert just for showing up! On the “One Day A Year Where You Can Do Whatever You Want” be sure to head to Marble Slab for even more birthday treats! If you want to grab a coupon for your cake or receive a birthday surprise, be sure to sign up for Marble Mail.

After your day full of birthday shenanigans, the only thing left to do is start the 364 day countdown until your next birthday. And to clean out your email inbox!


Amanda is an English and soon-to-be education grad. Her interests include reading, writing, coffee, karaoke, travelling, swimming, and baking. The more people she talks to in a day, the better mood she's in. Life goals include making the perfect cream puff and finding the balance between cheese curds and gravy on a poutine. Can easily be won over with a glass of pinot or a cappuccino.

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