As an event coordinator and lover of all things birthday, I was excited to update this list of birthday freebies for kids. In our family, we typically have a big bash of some sort on the weekend closest to the birth date, but we always like to celebrate on the actual day with just our family. This list of birthday freebies and reward programs is an easy way to go out and celebrate while also saving a few bucks.
If your daughters are anything like my nieces, this reward program will be a great one to join. Sign up your doll lover for the rewards program for annual rewards and a $10 reward for every 200 points earned. Then, for her birthday she’ll receive a greeting and special offer.
Barnes and Noble Kids’ Club
When you register your child for this Kids’ Club, they will get a cupcake at the B&N Cafe. This offer is limited to children 12 years old and younger. I love this offer because my kiddo gets to enjoy a birthday treat and then we get to browse all the books! I’m always okay with a birthday book purchase to fuel that love of reading.
When you sign up for Baskin-Robbins rewards, your child will receive a free scoop of ice cream on their birthday. But don’t forget to sign up yourself too, as this offer is not limited to kids!
What better way to celebrate a birthday than by making your own stuffed animal? Sign up for the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club for your child to pay his/her age for a Birthday Treat Bear during their birthday month.
Chuck E. Cheese
My son is just now at the age where Chuck E. Cheese is all the rage, so we are particularly excited about this one! If you sign up to be a Rewards Member there are quite a few perks. Parents can sign up children under the age of 13 and they will receive a sweet treat for their half birthday reward and another on their actual birthday.
If your kiddos are anything like mine, ice cream (especially in the form of tiny, frozen pebbles) is often a favorite treat. With this birthday freebie, you can sign up for the Dippin’ Dots Dot Crazy! Email Club to receive a coupon for a free small cup of Dippin’ Dots.
If your teen likes their smoothies, Jamba Juice has a birthday club for them. This is for those 13 and older. The birthday freebie is a small smoothie or juice. I love this healthy birthday freebie!
Sign up for either of the two Birthday Clubs at Journeys and Journey Kids. This store caters to teens and younger kids with its shoes and accessories. This offer varies, but it has been a 15% off coupon and an in-store offer. This might be a good one to save after the kids have gotten their birthday money and it is burning a hole in their pocket. The Journeys Birthday Club is for ages 13 and over. The Journey Kids Birthday Club is for younger kids.
A parent’s email is required to join the Club Justice rewards program which, like many others, gets you points for every dollar spent. But if you enter your daughter’s birth date, she’ll receive a special offer on her birthday.
Nickelodeon Birthday Club
This is such a fun treat, especially if your child has a favorite Nickelodeon show. Sign up your child for the Birthday Club and schedule a personalized call from his/her favorite character.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sign up for the email club to receive a birthday coupon for a FREE Bundtlet Cake. You can enjoy this gift seven days before or after your birthday. This is for those 13 and over. It’s a great option if you like to save the big birthday cake for the weekend party but want to have something they can use to blow out candles on their actual birthday.
If your kiddo enjoys being in the spotlight, this reward is for them. Red Robin prides itself on making birthdays a big deal with a special, whole restaurant engagement and birthday song, as well as a free sundae. Just show up on your child’s birthday, no rewards registration necessary.
Sephora offers its Beauty Insider rewards program that might be a perfect fit for your teenage daughter. If you sign up, you get a free gift on your birthday. Choose a mini set from one of their top brands—or get 250 bonus points. Since this is for ages 13 and up, Mom, go ahead and sign up too!
The Children’s Place
Another year older inevitably means new clothes, so why not save a little in the process? The My Place Rewards program can be applied to The Children’s Place, Gymboree, and Sugar & Jade brands. Along with receiving points for every dollar spent, if you register your child’s birthday they’ll receive a 20% discount.
These birthday treats and deals add a little extra to a special day. I appreciate the businesses that offer these perks for their customers. Know of any additional birthday freebies that kids would love? Comment below to share!