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11 Kids Birthday Clubs That Offer Awesome Freebies and Discounts for 2019

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Celebrate your kid’s big day with sweet treats!

Want to make your child feel special on his/her big day without breaking the bank? We’ve got ya covered! We’re sharing some of the best kids birthday clubs that offer freebies or discounts – including free cupcakes, ice cream, kids meals, photos deals, and more. 🎂 🎉 They’re all free to sign up for, too!


1. Get a Free Cupcake from Barnes & Noble Café.

barnes & noble cafe front

Join the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club, and your child will get a free cupcake from the café on his or her birthday. Other perks of the club include:

  • 30% off list price on any one kids’ book or toy for your children
  • $5 reward for every $100 you spend on kids’ items online and in stores

2. Enjoy a Free Kids Meal at Old Spaghetti Factory.

boy and family eating at The Old Spaghetti Factory

Join The Old Spaghetti Factory Birthday Club, and kids 12 and under will receive a free kids meal on their birthday and a free treat on their half-birthday! Find a location nearest you.


3. Score a Free Kids Meal at Zaxby’s.

boy and mom holding hands by Zaxby's store front

When you register for the Zax Kidz Club by mail, your child will receive a free Cookie Card for joining and a free Kidz Meal Card on their birthday. Kids must be 10 years of age and under to join.


4. Play Free Games at Chuck E. Cheese.

family sitting next to mouse at Chuck E. Cheese

When you sign up for More Cheese Rewards, Chuck E. Cheese’s will give your kiddo 20 minutes of Unlimited Games during their birthday week, plus a one-time redemption of 100 tickets available during the month of their half birthday. You’ll also get the following benefits just for signing up:

  • A free, one-topping personal pizza on your next visit (may take 24 hours to arrive)
  • $10 reward when you visit three times within a 12-month period ($20 spend required)
  • Referral rewards: 100 free tickets for each friend you refer (max of 20 per year)

5. Enjoy a Buy One, Get One Free Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins.

boy eating a scoop of vanilla cone ice cream looking at book with cakes

Sign up for the Baskin Robbins Club 31 birthday club, and kids 12 and under will get a “buy one, get one free” scoop offer for their birthday. You can register up to four kids at one time.

Everyone above the age of 12 who signs up for the birthday club will also get:

  • a free scoop on their birthday (valid for 5 days after your big day)
  • a $3 off $20 cake purchase coupon

6. Build a Birthday Bear As Low As $1 at Build-A-Bear.

girl holding build-a-bear birthday bear

Build-A-Bear Workshop offers Bonus Club Members (totally free to join) a Birthday Treat Bear for the cost of the age your kiddo is turning (regularly $14). Just bring the birthday boy or girl into your local Build-A-Bear store any day during their birthday month, and the age they are turning is how much it will cost to make their own Birthday Treat Bear! No proof of age or identification is needed.

Every birthday celebration at Build-A-Bear includes the following at no additional charge:

  • a special birthday heart ceremony
  • birthday heart for their furry friend
  • birthday cake photo prop
  • birthday sticker
  • birthday party hat
  • ringing the birthday bell and announcing their birthday to the entire workshop

7. Get Buy One, Get One Free Blizzard Treats at Dairy Queen.

two dairy queen blizzards with spoons

Sign up for Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club and get a coupon for a free 16 fl oz Blizzard Treat with the purchase of another 16 fl oz Blizzard Treat on your birthday and anniversary. Take your child to Dairy Queen, and you both can both enjoy a special treat on their special day!

*Note that you must be 13 or older to sign up for the Fan Club.


8. Receive a Free Kids Meal at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.

dad pouring syrup on kids pancakes

If you have kiddos 12 or younger, sign them up for the Perkins Kids Birthday Club, and they’ll get a coupon for a free kids meal during the week of their birthday.


9. Snag a Free Doughnut at Krispy Kreme (and Free Coffee for You!).

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Birthday Doughnut and Coffee

If your child loves doughnuts (and you love coffee), here’s a birthday reward that treats both of you! Sign up for Krispy Kreme’s eClub and get a free small coffee AND doughnut on your birthday!

You’ll receive an email with the coupon about a week before your birthday, and it’s valid for two weeks. Even better, you’ll also get a free doughnut just for signing up!


10. Indulge in Free Ice Cream at Marble Slab or Maggie Moo’s.

ice cream in cups at Marble Slab or Maggie Moos

Download the Marble Slab/Maggie Moo’s app and join the Slab Happy Rewards to get a $5 reward sent to you seven days prior to your birthday (will expire seven days after your birthday). This reward should make for a free birthday treat!

You’ll also get a $5 reward when you sign up and make your first purchase.

*Note that you must be 13 or older to sign up for the Rewards Club.


11. Take Advantage of Photo Discounts at JCPenney Portrait Studio.

baby girl celebrating birthday

While this technically isn’t a freebie, photo deals are always great for documenting those milestone birthdays! Sign up for the JCPenney Portraits Birthday Club to receive a special discount during the month of your child’s birthday (all children up to 12 years of age are eligible to participate).


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  1. T

    I tried making account for the build a bear and want to do my daughters birthday. Do I do my info or hersor do I do my info and then there will be a spot for me to enter in hers because I cant choose 2018 it only goes until 2017? She isn’t 1 yet.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I just spoke with customer service. You would enter your information for that. Hope this helps!

      • T

        Oh thanks! Would i be able to get the bear for the dollar? How would i prove she is 1, Just say?

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes. You can also call in to your location to be sure on how they might honor it for you. Hoping that helps!

  2. E

    Build a bear sent a coupon for a free bear carrier with $10 purchase for my son’s birthday month! We got his birthday bear, bear carrier, outfit and accessory for cheap!! I had something like $79 worth of merchandise and paid $15oop.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s SO awesome, E! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  3. Amanda N

    Is there a link for the JC Penny Portrait?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I do find the link listed in the post above. Be sure to head over here for the JCPenney Portrait Birthday Club. Hope that helps!

  4. Kathleen

    Thank you for including a couple of things that aren’t food focused. For those of us with Celiac/food intolerances, it is difficult sometimes to find economical ways to celebrate that are not centered around food.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome, Kathleen!

    • julie

      At my local Barnes&Noble, your child can pick a gluten-free krispie treat; it’s in a sealed bag.

  5. Cheri

    Red Robin also has a free cheeseburger for your child!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YUM! Thanks, Cheri!

  6. cheezeheadtn

    Thank you for posting these! But the link for Baskin Robin’s isa Canadian site, and I can’t find where to sign up for the same program in the US.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so welcome! I just updated that! It does look like right now they want you to use the app. Hope this hleps, cheezeheadtn!

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