Hey, hey, it’s your birthday! That one day of the year where it should all be about YOU! But once you’re a mum, you rapidly discover that every day is kid’s day – even on your birthday! So if you’re not showered with gifts and breakfast in bed, at least you can go out and claim your free meal on your birthday. Go on – you deserve it!

There are a number of different National food outlets that reward a customer celebrating their birthday with a free meal. But do note that these specials do change occasionally and for some, you need to apply for well before your big day so be sure to check the venue’s website for updates and further information.

So without any further delay, here is our BIG list of where to get your free meal on your birthday!


Crust –  Join our new loyalty program, download the Crust App and get one Free Pizza (Valid for 31 Days)

Vapiano  – BOGOF pizza, pasta or salad. Birthday emails are sent one week prior to your birthday. So please register way earlier than that.

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Coffee, Cake & Doughnuts

Banjo’s Bakery Cafe –  Join the Banjo’s VIP Club and receive a free bakery treat. To be eligible members must have signed up to the Banjo’s ViP Club via the Banjo’s mobile app or the Banjo’s website. The ViP Birthday Bonus is redeemable in-store only.

7-Eleven App – Get 1 Free Krispy-Kreme Doughnut up to 7 days from your Birthday via 7-Eleven App. You need to add the offer to Rewards so it can be redeemed.

Gloria Jeans – collect your eSipper card in-store and register online. Get your Free drink on your birthday.

Brumby’s – Join the Brumby’s Reward program, download the app and get your Free Loaf or Coffee on your birthday.

Donut King – Join DK Rewards, download the app and receive your Free regular hot or cold beverage on your birthday.

Jamaica Blue – Collect your card in-store, register online and get your Free slice of cake during your birthday month.

Krispy Kreme – Register on the Krispy Kreme website at least 4 weeks before your birthday. Get your Free 4 Pack of Original Glazed Doughnuts OR $10 off online order (valid in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA only).

Muffin Break – Collect your loyalty card in-store or download the app. Get your Free Muffin during your birthday month.

Mrs. Fields – Join Club Cookie. Collect your card in store and register it online. Members are entitled to a free Soft Baked Signature Cookie for their birthday. Birthday cookies must be redeemed within 7 days either side of the member’s birthday.

Subway – Become a SubCard member online. Get your Free cookie and small cup drink with any sub/salad/wrap or panini purchased on your birthday.


Ice-Cream & Dessert

Cheesecake Shop – Join the Cheesecake Shop family and get $5 off any full size cake and a $5 voucher every year on your birthday. (Join more than 4 weeks before your birthday.)

Gelato Messina – Download the Gelato Messina app and get a Free Scoop of Ice Cream on your birthday. (fyi you have to have spent the small amount of $10 on your app before you’re eligible for this.)

Gelatissimo – Join Club Gelato. Collect a card in-store or download the app. Get your free gelato valid from the day of your birthday to 90 days following your birthday. Also get $5 off $10 spend on app sign-up.

Cold Rock – Apply to get your VIP membership online. Get 1 free ice cream on your birthday. You need to sign up at least 8 days before birthday for free ice cream.

Baskin Robbins – Join Club31 online and get a Free scoop of ice cream on your birthday – valid for 3 months from receipt of email.

Pancakes on the Rocks – Join Birthday Club and get 20% off your bill, up to $25.

San Churro – Join the el SOCIAL loyalty program today and get a FREE Churros for One with a minimum of $5 purchase in-store! During your birthday month, get EITHER a Free Churros for Two (RRP $16) or a $19 Churros Fiesta (RRP $35) to share with your amigos. The Birthday Offer is only available to verified el SOCIAL members who have made a full-priced purchase in the last 12-months prior to their birthday month.

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Chicken, Burgers & Steak

Grill’d – Join the Relish Club and get a complimentary drink on your birthday, when you purchase a burger.

Hard Rock Cafe – Join Hard Rock Rewards, download the app. Get your Free birthday dessert with an entrée purchase (valid for birthday month)

Hello Harry – Join Club HH for free and get you free burger up the value of $12.

Hungry Jacks Download the Hungry Jacks app. If you provide your date of birth, Hungry Jack’s will be able (but not required) to give you a birthday offer each year on or around your birthday.

Nando’s Join the PeriPerks loyalty programme or download the app. Get a $15 voucher on your birthday to use in a single transaction during your birthday month.

Oporto – Join Flame Rewards and get a $5 voucher when you join. Get a special treat on your birthday.

Red Rooster – Join Red Rooster’s Royal Rewards Program, download the Red Rooster app. Get $5 app credit upon signup. Members will be sent a special offer for their birthday.



Chat Thai – Join the club online for free and Earn a $15 Loyalty Rewards Voucher for every 200 points earned. Receive a $10 Birthday Rewards Voucher issued annually ($30 min. spend).

New Shanghai – Sign up online and Get your Free basket of dumplings (NSW, VIC, QLD). Minimum order of $38.



Mad Mex – Become a Mad Mex Los Locos Member and get are entitled to 1 Burrito or 1 Naked Burrito issued in your birth month. Plus get 5 bonus stamps when signing up.

Salsas – Join the Mex Club. Get a free burrito on your birthday, 1 peso for every $15 you spend in-store and exclusive offers when you use the Salsas app! Claim your Free burrito only if you have made a main item purchase less than 3 months before your birthday month, using your Mex Club barcode.

Taco Bell – Download the app and sign up for the rewards program. Get a Free combo meal of your choice on your birthday.



Boost Juice – Free Boost Juice for Vibe club members (collect card in store or download the app). Can be redeemed from 2 days before to 2 days after one’s birthday. VIBE card (or app) must be presented in order to redeem the Birthday Boost.

Chatime – Get your Free drink in your birthday month, membership card costs 50c or join via app for free. Free Drink Barcode will be sent by email. Need to make purchase in the last 3 months before birthday month.

There are also specific venues per individual state that offer a free meal on your birthday. Check out Oz Bargain for the full list.

Do you have any places that offer a free meal on your birthday to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Love Nandos, I collect mine every year ❤


  • Nandos is great, they give you a whole month to use it. Not just ON the day


  • Wow these are great some I never heard of before! Definitely will be using some of these on my bday!


  • It would be a fun birthday challenge for a tween to see how many birthday freebies they can get in one day!


  • What a pity I’ll never get the benefit of any of these places.


  • I miss Hogs Breath free birthday meal but I still get a few offers from the others.


  • I am looking forward to register some of them.


  • I was so pleased and excited to receive a free coffee and muffin from Muffin Break on my birthday and then a Boost that was still valid the day after.


  • I’m actually only interested in a free coffee. Most coffee shops give already a free cuppa after buying 10…what more would I want :)


  • Thanks for the list. I’m with most of them that have stores near me,


  • Great to have an updated list, I’ve been doing this for quite a few years now. My favourites have been san churro, pancake parlor and taco bill.


  • I have a list in my Google Keep app that I tick off every year. This list is amazing, has even added a few to mine!
    I’ve also gotten some from:
    Ribs and rumps
    Sumo salad
    Mos burger

    • Great too! Thanks for sharing those extra offers


  • I have claimed a few but really a overlaod of sugar


  • Going to be very full after redeeming all those


  • I’ve signed up with a few of these but then I never end up using it on my birthday so I just don’t bother anymore… back when I was young and Melbas would do a free fishbowl cocktail if it was your birthday. Now that was worth getting.


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