40 Birthday Freebies in the Twin Cities (Updated for 2022!)

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Who doesn’t want free stuff on their birthday?

Here’s the good news for us Twin Cities locals, though. If you play your cards right, it won’t just be friends and families giving you gifts on your big day.

No, we did the research (it helps when you’re motivated by lots of free cake!) and found FORTY different places around Minneapolis and St. Paul offering free stuff on your birthday.

From big national chains to mom and pop shops… Free cake to free slot machines… It turns out, the Twin Cities are your birthday oyster.

So happy birthday, you! Now go get your Twin Cities birthday freebies!

40 Birthday Freebies in the Twin Cities

The Best Local Deals

Looking to support a local vendor on your birthday?  Check out one of these exclusive Twin Cities deals for your birthday freebies.

  1. Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano – Sign up for the VIP email club and receive a free entrée for your birthday at one of their locations in Andover, Blaine, Ham Lake, Maplewood, New Brighton, Ramsey, Stillwater, or Woodbury.


  1. ACME Comedy Company – sign up for you and three guests to attend a free show during your birthday month. Sign up online and reserve tickets for your party to attend a Wednesday/Thursday 8 PM show or a Friday/Saturday 10:30 PM show.


  1. Arc’s Value Village – Receive $5 added to your Village Rewards account when you shop in-store within 30 days of your birthday.


  1. Broadway Pizza – This deal is just for the littles. Kids 10 and under who join the Broadway Pizza Kids Birthday Club receive a free meal and gift on their birthday.


  1. Caribou Coffee – sign up online or at any Caribou location for perks points and receive a free drink on your “bouday.”


  1. Crayola Experience Mall of America – Get into one of Mall of America’s top attractions for free on your birthday. Present a valid ID or birth certificate and receive free admission to Crayola Experience within seven days of your birthday.


  1. Crooked Pint Ale House – Receive a free Juicy Lucy of your choice from their menu of Lucy burgers when you sign up for the Crooked Rewards program. Metro locations include Apple Valley, Maplewood, and Minneapolis.


  1. First Avenue – Get two free concert tickets for any show on your birthday plus a drink voucher for a free bottle of champagne. It also applies to their other venues, Fine Line in Minneapolis and Turf Club in St. Paul.


  1. Green Mill – Join the rewards program and receive a certificate for a small one-topping deep-dish pizza.


  1. Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill & Bar – Sign up for the e-club and get a free appetizer when you register and a free entrée on your birthday. Must be 21 or older to register and sign up at least ten days before your birthday—locations in Baxter, Mankato, Plymouth, Waite Park, and Willmar.


  1. IKEA Bloomington – Join the IKEA Family program online and receive two “surprises on your birthday” valid for the month. These include $10 to IKEA and a free dinner item at the IKEA restaurant.


  1. Lindey’s Restaurant in Arden Hills – One of the biggest birthday deals in the Twin Cities, sign up online and receive a birthday postcard in the mail worth $25 off your dinner at the steakhouse.


  1. The Local Minneapolis, The Local West End, Kieran’s Irish Pub, or The Liffey – Join the Pub Club and receive a free appetizer when you register and $25 towards a meal on your birthday good at any of the locations. Best to sign up in person at any of the four Cara Irish Pub locations.


  1. Nadia Cakes – Sign up for the mailing list to receive a free birthday coupon good for a free cupcake at their Maple Grove or Woodbury locations.


  1. Red Cow – Receive a free burger on your birthday (or a discount of equal value) when you register for the Red Cow eClub. Available at 50th & France, Uptown, North Loop, and St. Paul locations. Get a free order of cheese curds when you sign up.


  1. Red Rabbit – Join the Red Rabbit eClub and get a coupon on your birthday for a free glass of wine up to $15 in value. You also receive a coupon for a free pizza at sign up.


  1. Red’s Savoy Pizza – Members of the Thank You Rewards program receive a free birthday bonus added to their rewards card 14 days before their birthday. Birthday bonuses may vary among their 18 Minnesota locations, but most often, it’s for a free s’mores dessert pizza.


  1. Park Tavern – Sign up for the e-Club and receive a free pizza on your birthday at their St. Louis Park location.


  1. Skinner’s Pub – Come into the St. Paul bar on your birthday with at least three other guests and receive free tap beer from 4-8 pm, a free t-shirt, and a free appetizer for your party. Each member of the party must order a beverage.


  1. Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill – Sign up for the Party Card loyalty program and receive a $10 coupon to use during the month of your birthday.


  1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino – During the month of your birthday, receive up to $1,000 in FREE slot play a dining credit and $20 off at Island Bingo with the purchase of a special pack. Must register for the Island Passport Club for promos.


  1. Tria Restaurant – Free personalized bottle of wine (red, white, or sparkling) and dessert when you go during your birthday week. Must sign up before you arrive and purchase two entrées for the deal.

Deals from National Chains

These national chains still treat us locals right! So don’t miss out on one of their birthday freebies at a Twin Cities location!

  1. AMC Theaters – Join the free AMC Stubs Insider club and receive one free large popcorn. Freebies are loaded directly onto your Stubs card during your birthday month.


  1. Benihana – Join The Chef’s Table and receive a $30 gift certificate during your birthday month to use at locations in the Mall of America, Maple Grove, or Golden Valley. There’s some specific fine print on this one, so make sure you read the T’s & C’s on the gift certificate in your email.


  1. Bruegger’s Bagels – Snag a free bagel and cream cheese when you sign up for the Inner Circle email list.


  1. Buca di Beppo – Free Colossal Brownie on your birthday with an e-club membership along with $20 off a purchase of $40 or more. Available at Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, and St. Paul locations.


  1. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam Breakfast for Denny’s Rewards members. Must be redeemed on your birthday.


  1. Firehouse Subs – Join the Firehouse Rewards program on or before your birthday and receive a free medium sub. Parents can register kids for the birthday promotion online as well.


  1. GODIVA Chocolates – Join the chocolate rewards club and receive a free offer. Birthday gifts change from month to month.


  1. Hard Rock Café – Share a free dessert on the house on your birthday at the Mall of America location.


  1. Houlihan’s – Eagan and Chanhassen locations offer $10 when you sign up and a free entrée on your birthday for all email club members.


  1. Jersey Mike’s – Enjoy a free birthday sub and drink when you join the myMikes rewards program. The coupon is good for one year, but you must be a member of the Email Club at least 24 hours before your birthday to receive the coupon.


  1. Nothing Bundt Cakes – Join the free eClub online or in-store at their Blaine, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, St. Paul, or Woodbury locations to receive a free bundtlet cake on your birthday.


  1. Old Chicago Pizza – Sign up for the OC Rewards program and visit an Old Chicago restaurant once in the calendar year before your birthday to receive a free pizza up to $17.


  1. Perkins – MyPerkins members receive a free breakfast on their birthday. Rewards members 12 and under receive a free children’s breakfast sent to a parent’s email address when registered.


  1. Redbox – Celebrate with a free movie rental during your birthday month when you join the Redbox Perks service. Plus, you can earn a free 1-night DVD rental as soon as you sign up for Perks.


  1. Red Robin – Join the Red Robin Royalty Program and receive a free burger loaded to your account the month of your birthday. Locations in Shoreview, Bloomington, Plymouth, and Apple Valley.


  1. Starbucks Coffee – Become a Starbucks Rewards member and receive a free drink or food item on your birthday.


  1. Ulta – Join the free Ultimate rewards program and receive a $10 birthday coupon and a free gift for your birthday month. While freebies change each month, Ulta’s known for giving full-size, brand-name cosmetics away for rewards members.

PS – Happy Birthday!

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