It may seem like many of the best Birthday Freebie deals are for ages 13 and up. If you look around, there are some good deals for kids, too. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Birthday Freebies that kids can get right here in the Twin Cities.
If you’re in search of a memorable birthday party venue, our Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids guide has over 100 ideas!
Just a reminder, we are linking to our sources, but birthday deals can come and go, so we recommend checking the link and calling ahead when in doubt
Local Birthday Freebies for Twin Cities Kids
• Multiple Locations •
Any one who knows me, knows I LOVE the Broadway Pizza Kids Birthday Club. Apparently details and availability can vary by location, but our kids have each received a free personal pizza, pop, dessert and age-appropriate gift on their birthday. This is for kids 10 and under and my teen was really sad when she got too old to participate.
• Coon Rapids •
Sign up for the Birthday Club and get special Birthday Deals plus Weekly Skate Free Coupons ALL YEAR ROUND! I currently get a weekly coupon to use with up to three kids to skate or bounce free every Tuesday and Thursday. The downside, of course, is that the only location is Coon Rapids. If you live close enough to take advantage, this is an awesome deal.
• Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Roseville •
The birthday person gets a free entrée with purchase of another food item of equal or greater value. However, you must go in on the person’s actual birthday and I.D. is required. While a person of any age can get a Minnesota ID, unless you have another reason to get your child an ID card, it’s cheaper to buy them a meal. You could try a birth certificate like at the Crayola Experience.
Minnesota Children’s Museum
• Saint Paul •
Join the Saint Paul Birthday Club and kids get free entry on their Birthday Month. With my two youngest sharing a birthday month, I can take them both for the price of my own admission.
Red Balloon Bookshop
• Saint Paul •
Join the Red Balloon Birthday Club and receive a coupon for 3 Balloon Bucks to use in your birthday month! Kids and adults can sign up.
National Birthday Freebies Found in the Twin Cities Kids
• 10 Metro Locations & Rochester •
Receive a special reward on your birthday as well as other rewards and offers throughout the year when you sign up for Pretzel Perks. This is for kids 13+ under the supervision of a parent.
Barnes & Noble
• 12 Metro Locations •
Parents can sign up for the Barnes & Noble Kids Club and register all of their children under age 13. You’ll get an email at the beginning of your child’s birthday month with a coupon for a free treat.
• Golden Valley, Maple Grove & Mall of America •
Kids 12 and under can join the Kabuki Kids program. They’ll receive a special postcard for their birthday that entitles them to the free souvenir mug of their choice with the purchase of any Kabuki Kids meal.
• Multiple Twin Cities Locations •
Earn perks all year round and get a free beverage in any size within 7 days of your birthday. Kids can join Caribou Perks, but a parent must manage their account.
Chuck E. Cheese
• 4 Metro Locations •
Sign up for the Chuck E. Cheese Rewards and your child will receive rewards for both their birthday and half-birthday. Also, they get 500 e-tickets upon sign up and 250 on the anniversary of the sign up, so you can use these when you take them in for their birthday reward.
Cold Stone Creamery
• Multiple Twin Cities Locations •
BOGO Creation on your birthday, plus earn points throughout the year. 25 points for signing up. You must be 18 to be a member, however, once you’ve signed up, you can add your kids and their birthdates to your account. Join My Cold Stone Club Here.
• Mall of America •
Get in FREE within 7 days of your birthday. Offer valid in-person only with proof of birth date, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate. If you visit on the Tuesday closest to your birthday, you can combine this with the next deal!
Dairy Queen / Orange Julius
• Plymouth, Shoreview •
Among the Red Robin Royalty rewards is a free Birthday Burger. Sign up with an email address online.
Rita’s Italian Ice
• Eagan & Apple Valley •
Year round deals and exclusive birthday discounts. Sign up with an email address online. Parents need to sign up and then add their children during Step 2.
Not Exactly Free, but Cool!
While a Viking Kids Club Membership is not free, the $20 membership fee includes lots of goodies, including an e-birthday card on your child’s birthday. Not a Viking’s Fan? The Packers also have a Junior Power Pack membership. It costs $25 and also includes a birthday card as part of the perks.
Want more? Lisa at Twin Cities Frugal Mom has 100 Birthday Freebies. A lot of these will be for you more than your kids, but you could always use one of your kids’ birthday instead of your own when signing up?
Got More? Leave us a comment or send us an email. We are especially interested in Birthday Freebies and Deals from local businesses. Feel free to leave any deals you know of in the comment, but we’ll only post them here if we can find a verifiable link.