The 56 Best Birthday Freebies and Discounts in the UK

Here are all the birthday freebies you can get in the UK.

Ummm… did someone say birthday freebies? 

Birthdays are a time for celebration, and you’re not the only one celebrating. There are plenty of brands, stores and restaurants that will celebrate your special day with you by offering loads of free birthday stuff and exciting birthday freebies. Slice of free cake just for being born? Don’t mind if we do…

Luckily, for most of the birthday freebies, all you have to do is sign up to the brand’s newsletters or mailing lists, sometimes download their app, and you can expect free birthday stuff to land in your inbox. 

We’ve got the best birthday freebies the UK has to offer, with the likes of Starbucks, ASOS and Nike joining in on giving free birthday stuff away. You can thank us later but for now, go get your birthday freebies!

Oh, and happy birthday!

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All the birthday freebies you can get

Yay! Free birthday stuff! Aren’t you lucky?

Here are the all the free birthday stuff you can get on your special day.

From free birthday doughnuts to vouchers for your fave brands, we’ve got the ultimate list of birthday freebies you’ll be running to on your big day.

Birthday Food Freebies UK

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There are a whole range of restaurants and cafes that will offer you free birthday stuff — we’re talking discounted food, free cake and sometimes maybe the occasional free meal!

Always check beforehand to see if you have to jump through any hoops; you don’t want to be turned away on your birthday because you didn’t sign up to their newsletter… 

1. Krispy Kreme — free birthday doughnut

If you download the Krispy Kreme Rewards app and sign up for the loyalty scheme (or you can sign up via their website) you’ll get a voucher to redeem for a free doughnut in-store during your birthday month. Plus, you’ll also get a free doughnut when you sign up for the first time, so it’s a win-win situation.

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2. Greggs — free sweet treat

All you need to do to get Greggs birthday freebies is to download the Greggs app and register for the Greggs Rewards loyalty scheme. On your birthday you’ll get a voucher to show in-store for one free sweet treat such as a doughnut or cake and your voucher will be valid for your whole birthday month.

Get a Greggs student discount

3. Lidl — free cookie

Who doesn’t love the Lidl bakery? If you sign up to the Lidl Plus app you can get a free cookie from the Lidl bakery on your birthday with no minimum spend. Your voucher will be on the app and you’ll have 7 days from your birthday to redeem it.

4. Barburrito — free birthday burrito

On the hunt for a free birthday meal? Sign up for the loyalty card scheme “La Familia” by picking up a card in-store and register it at least four days before your birthday to claim your free burrito as a sweet birthday gift.

5. Brewers Fayre — free main meal

Pick up a loyalty card in-store and register it with the Brewers Fayre bonus club to get one free meal for your birthday. You have to buy one other main meal from the menu, but you’ll get one totally for free too!

6. Las Iguanas — free meal

Sign up to the newsletter and you’ll receive a voucher for a free meal a week before your birthday.

Get a Las Iguanas student discount

7. Frankie & Benny’s — free main meal

Sign up to the Frankie & Benny’s Rewards scheme and you’ll be sent a voucher 10 days before your birthday.

Get a Frankie & Benny’s student siscount

8. Muffin Break — free muffin

Pick up a rewards card in-store and register it online and you’ll be able to claim a free muffin of your choice on your birthday.

9. Costa — free cake

Sign up for the Costa Club and enter your date of birth while signing up. You’ll receive an electronic voucher on your birthday which is valid for 7 days to receive a free cake of your choice.

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10. Hotel Chocolat — £5 off when you spend over £5

Sign up for a Hotel Chocolat VIP card and activate it online. Your birthday freebie will be emailed to you two weeks before your birthday and is valid for up to 30 days after.

11. Zizzi — free birthday meal

Sign up to the Zizzi newsletter and you’ll get a free birthday meal with the purchase of one other main meal. You’ll be emailed your voucher two weeks before your birthday.

12. Tortilla — free birthday burrito

All you have to do is join the Tortilla Club and you’ll be emailed a voucher on your birthday for a free burrito.

13. Pizza Express — free dessert or pizza

Sign up for the Pizza Express Club and you’ll qualify for your birthday freebie. Depending on the level of your Pizza Express Club account, you’ll get either a free dessert, pizza, or bottle of bubbles.

Bronze members will get a free dessert, Silver members can get a free pizza and Gold members can choose a bottle of Prosecco or wine or a Classic or Romana pizza. Decent!

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14. Toby Carvery — free £10 voucher

All you have to do is sign up to their newsletter to claim a free £10 voucher as your birthday freebies. Go on, treat yourself to a roast — minimum spend £20 to use the voucher.

Get 20% off Toby Carvery student discount.

15. Leon — free birthday treat

Sign up to Leon’s ‘The Leon Club‘ (for free) and you’ll get a free meal for signing up and a free treat on your birthday. Talk about perks!

Get 15% off at Leon with Student Beans.

16. Millies Cookies — free birthday cookies

Sign up to Millies Cookies newsletter to be emailed a voucher for free cookies on your birthday.

17. Crepeaffaire —free birthday crepe

If you download and register on Crepeaffaire’s app you’ll receive a free birthday crepe on your big day.

Get 15% student discount at Crepeaffaire.

18. Gail’s — free birthday sweet treat

If you sign up to Gail’s app and add your date of birthday, you’ll be entitled to free birthday stuff. Valid during your birthday month only, you can grab a free croissant, cinnamon bun, or pain aux raisin. When you sign up to the app, you’ll also get a free drink (hot or iced coffee, tea, hot choc).

19. Burger King — free birthday Whopper

Download the Burger King app and register with the loyalty scheme to get a voucher for a free Whopper or plant-based Whopper burger on your birthday. The voucher is valid for 14 days from the date of your birthday.

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20. Cafe Rouge — free main meal

Sign up to Cafe Rouge’s newsletter and you’ll be entitled to a free meal on your birthday (at least one other main will need to be purchased at full-price, though). Your voucher will be emailed to you a week before your birthday with a code to show at the restaurant. Perfect for a birthday date night.

Enjoy 30% student discount at Cafe Rouge.

21. Chopstix noodle bar— free birthday box

Celebrate your birthday with a free birthday box, courtesy of Chopstix noodle bar.

Just sign up to their newsletter, and you’ll receive a small box on your birthday, for FREE. Choose from any of their 3 bases and tasty toppings to personalise your box. Simply bring your ID to any participating Chopstix location up to seven days after your special day.

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22. Lindt – free box of milk chocolate Lindor

Sign up to MyLindt Rewards and you’ll be emailed a voucher for your birthday to claim a free box of Lindt chocolate.

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Birthday drink freebies

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23. Starbucks — free drink

Sign up to Starbucks Rewards to earn points every time you buy food and drinks in-store. Once you’ve started earning points you can reach different membership levels and if you reach gold status you’ll get a free drink voucher for your birthday. Best of all, your drink can be any size and have as many extras as you want, all for free.

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24. PizzaExpress — free bottle of prosecco

You can truly celebrate your birthday thanks to the PizzaExpress newsletter mailing list. All you have to do is sign up and you’ll get a voucher for a free bottle emailed to you. You will have up to 2 weeks after your birthday to redeem and you’ll also need to purchase two main meals for it to be valid.

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25. TGI Fridays — free cocktail

Download and register with the TGI Rewards app and you’ll receive a code 7 days before your birthday.

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26. All Bar One — free sharing cocktail

Sign up to the A-List newsletter via the All Bar One app and you’ll receive a voucher around the time of your birthday (plus you’ll get a free cocktail when you sign up too!)

27. Kaspa’s — free milkshake or slice of cake

All you have to do is bring in a photo ID on your birthday and you can claim any medium-size milkshake or slice of cake but you’ll need to spend a minimum of £6.95 while you’re there.

28. Brewhouse & Kitchen — free pint of beer

Sign up for the mailing list and you’ll be emailed a voucher around the time of your birthday.

29. Hungry Horse — free alcoholic or soft drink

All you need to do is sign up to the Hungry Horse newsletter 21 days before your birthday.

30. Boost — free juice

Pick up a card in-store and register it online and bring it in-store on your birthday to claim a free juice.

31. Café Rouge — free drink

Sign up for the Café Rouge newsletter and you’ll get a mystery free drink on your birthday, it’s not super clear what it is, but it’s still a birthday freebie.

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32. Miller & Carter — free glass of Piccini Memoro for you and up to five guests

Sign up to Miller & Carter’s newsletter at least two weeks before your birthday to get a free glass of wine.

33. Bill’s — bottle of prosecco birthday freebie

Sign up to Bill’s newsletter for a free bottle of prosecco on your birthday. You have to dine in though to claim it – only applicable with a main meal.

You have to sign up four weeks before your birthday and you’ll be emailed a unique voucher to show in the restaurant on the day.

Free birthday gifts and treats

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Everyone loves birthday freebies, so we’ve pulled together a list of the brands you should check in with for free stuff on your birthday!

34. Hobbs — free candle

Sign up for the Hobbs newsletter and you’ll receive an email on your birthday. You’ll have 30 days to go in-store and choose your candle. Who doesn’t love free birthday stuff?

35. Space NK — free gift with your order

Sign up for the NDulge loyalty scheme and you’ll receive your promo code via email. You can apply this while you’re checking out, but you’ll need to place a regular order to be able to claim your birthday freebies.

36. The Body Shop — £5 voucher

Sign up for the loyalty scheme and you’ll get £5 on your The Body Shop card which will be valid for one month after your birthday.

Get The Body Shop student discount

37. Kiko Milano — £5 voucher

Sign up for the Kiko loyalty scheme and you’ll receive a £5 voucher on your birthday. The minimum spend is £25 and you’ll have two months after your birthday to spend it.

Get a Kiko student discount

38. IKEA — £5 voucher

You’ll need to sign up for an IKEA Family Card and you’ll have the chance of being emailed a £5 voucher for your birthday. Unfortunately, not all members get one so this one’s a bit of a gamble, but you’ll have to keep an eye on your emails.

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39. Hobbycraft — £5 voucher

When you’re signed up for a Hobbycraft account you’ll be emailed a £5 voucher for your birthday.

Get a Hobbycraft student discount

40. Hotel Chocolat — £5 off

If you download and sign up to the Hotel Chocolat app and register for its VIP clue, you’ll get some free birthday stuff on your birthday. You’ll get a £5 off voucher which you can redeem in store or online. Valid for the month of your birthday.

41. Rituals — free £12 product

Signing up to Rituals’ free club, ‘My Rituals’, will send through a special offer for your birthday. Only catch is, you have to purchase something to then be offered the free £12 gift.

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Birthday freebies – discounts

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Of course, you can get discounts all year round with your Student Beans account, but on your birthday you can often get even bigger discounts thanks to individual brands’ birthday loyalty schemes.

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42. H&M — 25% off one item

If you’re a H&M member you’ll get an exclusive discount code to use on your birthday.

Get a H&M student discount

43. Swarovski — 15% off

Swarovski Club members will get a 15% off discount code to use on your birthday.

Get a Swarovski student discount

44. Nike Store — 25% off

Sign up for the Nike Store newsletter and you’ll receive a 25% off discount code to use for a whole month after your birthday.

Get a Nike student discount

45. New Look — 15% off

If you sign up for the New Look newsletter you’ll get emailed a 15% off code which is valid for up to two weeks after your birthday.

Get a New Look student discount

46. ASOS — 10% off

If you’re signed up to ASOS you’ll get a code on your birthday which will be valid for 30 days to redeem.

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47. Cult Beauty — 15% off

If you’re a member of Cult Beauty you’ll be emailed a 15% off discount code which will be valid for an entire month.

Get a Cult Beauty student discount

48. Lovehoney — 20% off

If you have a Lovehoney account you’ll be emailed a discount code with a minimum spend of £40.

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49. shopDisney — 15% off

Sign up for a shopDisney account and you’ll be emailed your discount code. You have to have been signed up for at least 2 months before your birthday to be eligible.

50. Smashbox — 15% off

Sign up for the Smashbox newsletter and you’ll get emailed a discount code on the 1st of the month of your birthday.

51. Urban Decay — 10% off

Sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get sent your discount code on your birthday, it will be valid for one month.

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52. Superdrug — triple points

No birthday freebies as such but when you shop at Superdrug on your birthday with your health & beauty loyalty card and you’ll get triple points.

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53. Boots — double points

Use your Boots advantage card on your birthday and you’ll get double points, which can help you claim more freebies and discounts later on.

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54. Sephora UK — 20% off

More free birthday stuff? Almost! Just sign up to Sephora’s rewards scheme and you can get 20% off for your birthday!

The email will be sent three days before your birthday and is valid for seven days from the date of issue.

Grab 15% student discount at Sephora.

55. Schuh — 20% off

Signing up to the Schuh newsletter will enable you to get 20% off full-price items online or in-store on your birthday!

On your birthday, you’ll be sent a unique code via email that you can use online or in-store. The discount is valid for 16 days from the date you receive the email.

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56. Timberland — 10% off

Join Timberland’s free community loyalty scheme and receive 10% off on your birthday.

Keep an eye out for an email one week before your birthday with a unique code. The code will be valid for four weeks from the date you receive the email.

Get 10% off Timberland student discount.

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Not your birthday? You can always enjoy discount codes at your fave shops and restaurants by using your Student Beans account to grab student discounts all year long, regardless of what day it is.

Looking for a dreamy recipe to make for your birthday (that’s if you’re not stuffed from your free Costa and Greggs treats)? Check some sweet recipes on our Youtube channel, which includes the down-low on how to make the most delicious s’mores ever.