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Free Cause it’s Your Birthday

Monday, January 8th, 2007 — 11:24pm PDT
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Birthday with the Family While sitting at Fogg n Suds Sunday night watching the Canucks cruise into a 7 game win streak [chb], I noticed that they have a birthday special. Being a couple that tends to spend little money, and just to milk the fact that it’s my birthday, I thought I would check into the kinds of deals you can find in this town on your special day – mine being January 9th.

It used to be that Kelly O’Brien’s was the place to go on your birthday since you got a free meal. Actually, many more places used to have the “free” meal policy but it seems nowadays it’s mostly just “any entree up to $____”. So just what can I get in Vancouver for the next 24 hours?

Fogg n Suds – Bring 3 friends and your meal/dessert are on the house (up to $20).

Free: Dessert: Milestones, Odouls, Sammy J Peppers, White Spot, TGIFriday’s, Red Robin (warning, singing may be involved)

Red Robin – Coupons, if you sign up for their email spam, and dessert.

Kelly O’Briens – Free entree (not sure the “up to” amount)

The Keg – Dessert and then they will sing to you as well.

Any others? For now, I’ve got a breakfast scheduled, made by my husband. I hope he doesn’t sing.

Update: TGI Friday’s and Denny’s both give free meals on your birthday (unsure of limit)

Boston Pizza, Swiss Chalet, and Las Margaritas – Free dessert

Mondo’s Gelato – Free scoop

Blockbuster Rewards – Free rental

Rogers Video – Free rental

Thanks Ghosty!

Update: SOME Blenz locations also offer a free beverage on your birthday. Ask before you order.

UPDATE Please note this post was composed January 8th, 2007. This post does not guarantee that there are in fact birthday specials at any of the establishments above. I would recommend you call ahead to check if the restaurant does offer a birthday special.

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  1. Ghosty says:

    Happy belated birthday! Too bad I didn’t see this earlier you have a few other choices for eats. TGI Friday’s and Denny’s both give free meals on your birthday but I’m not sure what the limit is.

    Boston Pizza, Swiss Chalet, Odoul’s, Sammy J’s, White Spot, and Las Margaritas do the free dessert thing.

    If you haven’t had enough dessert then you can get a free scoop at Mondo’s too.

    If you’re a Blockbuster Rewards member I believe you get a free rental on your birthday or Rogers has a free rental on your birthday as well.

    Anyways that’s from my birthday list from last year so not sure if they’re still going ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ghosty says:

    wait…I misread (it’s early) today is your birthday…HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have fun with the birthday freebies I love it!

  3. Mom-In-Law says:

    Wishing you a wonderful day and many birthdays to follow. If you were here, we would have lots of good food and “beverages” to share with you. Looking forward to seeing the two of you soon. – Love from Mom and Dad “B”

  4. Mom604 says:

    Happy Birthday, Cubby. You will always be my baby, no matter how old you get! I wish you all the best wishes for health and happiness in 2007. Have fun tonight. Remember to dress warmly, wear your mittens and touque. Don’t stay out too late, and go straight home afterwards.

  5. J.J. says:

    OMG… I think I’m getting dyslexic. I thought mommy604 just called you chubby.


    Happy happy Rebecca! I hope you enjoy John’s rousing rendition of happy birthday. (I heard he was a good singer.)


  6. gusgreeper says:

    SHIT i thought it was the 9th. anyway…hope you had the best day ever! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Birthday!

  7. Miss604 says:

    Thanks you ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah it’s the 9th, I wrote the post late last night/early this morning cause we were drinking some left over New Years cola … kept us up til 2am :-p

    And I’m so gonna get a scoop at Mondo’s! Mmmmm gelato.

  8. Jeremy says:

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

  9. ApAy says:


    I wish we could have a party like the old days, with a theme cake and glitter projects….YAY!

  10. Miss604 says:

    This is a good one – Anne, Michelle AND Misty all in one shot. Of course I try my best to take up the entire frame…

  11. Gus says:

    Happy Birthday little one!!!

    Hope you get lots of freebies today, and as you should it is your birthday afterall!

    We’ll toast a few magaritas down here for you!!!

    Again Happy Birthday!!!

    Gus & Russ

  12. Bradley says:

    Kelly O’s still has the “home of the free birthday dinner” sign outside.

    But you have to show ID and have someone else buy a dinner of equal or greater value

  13. Anton says:

    Happy birthday!

  14. GZ Expat says:

    Check Ruby Tuesday (if you have one in YVR), they usually do a freebie dessert or something.

    The tradition here is whenever there is a special event, the restaurants triple the price. So…have fun with the freebies while you can.

    Happy Birthday.

  15. Kathryn says:

    Hey–Happy Birthday to you!

  16. rilah says:

    happy birthday! i heard it was coming up from gusgreeper and now, i feel like i missed out on lots of free stuff on MY birthday…where were you in december!?

  17. Yvonne says:

    Happy (late) birthday! I hope you had a fun day, continuing onto a great year.

  18. Jenny says:


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  20. monday says:

    More free desserts: Tojo’s and Brown’s Social House.

    The Cannery will do a free dessert, personalized menu and balloon (best with reservation).

    Adrenaline will give free aftercare products if you get pierced on your birthday; Next! will pierce you for free on your 16th birthday only.

    The Body Shop gives a discount for the month of your birthday, either 10 or 20%.

  21. mseo says:

    Free Stuff on Robson Street Vancouver for your birthday
    1. 15% off any purchase at American Eagle. Bought $150 jacket and had $22 off my purchase.
    2. Walked to Sephora at PC mall and got a free birthday 3 lip gloss set after signing up for a free membership card.
    3. Free 10 minute massage from Aveda after purchasing a $10 card to use on any item in the store.
    4. Body Shop: Buy $10 card to use in the store and receive 15% off purchase and get a free mini body butter with purchase.

    That’s all I got for free yesterday but I didn’t get that far on Robson.

    MAC gave me a dirty look when I asked them what they would give me for free for my birthday. YIKEs~!

  22. Nicole says:

    Rogers & Blockbuster no longer offer free rentals on your birthday, nor does Cineplex unfortunately. Heading out today for my birthday to see what I can rake in, will update again at the end of the day.

  23. luv2travel says:

    The Big Olive (Greek) has a free birthday dinner.
    The Naam (vegetarian)-open 24 hours- has a discount of how old you are. Well, when I reach 100 at least I will have one thing to look forward to. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for posting all the other ones.

  24. Greg says:

    Hey all!!!! So you can also get free coffee at both Starbucks and Blenz on your bday!!! Perhaps you can squeeze in a few lattes between the millions of free desserts! Yay!

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