Photo cred - Fred Plante
Just because it's your birthday doesn't mean you should have to drop a ton of money to celebrate it in the city. In fact, you should be able to exploit your birthday at every possible turn to get yourself as much free stuff as you can - and we're here to help you do just that.
If you haven't seen the first post we did about this you can check it out here, then read on below for even more free things that you can get on your birthday in Montreal.
If you sign up on aveda.com for their newsletter they’ll send you a coupon on your birthday for a complimentary Personal Blends Pure-Fume Spirit or body care product, which is valued at about $25 - not too shabby.
2. Dairy Queen
Nothing says birthday-food quite like ice cream (except maybe actual birthday cake) and if you join DQ’s Blizzard Fan Club they’ll send you a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on your birthday, so you can gorge yourself on delicious frozen dairy.
3. Bronzage Total Eclipse
It’s your birthday so you’ve got to look fresh, and that includes being tan as hell, which is why Bronzage Total Eclipse will give you 10 free minutes of tanning. Just don’t over-do it or you could be in for an uncomfortable birthday.
4. Foufounes Électriques
If you’re going out for the night then make sure you stop by Foufs, even if you’re not super into the alt-rock scene, because they’ll give you a free drink to help celebrate your day.
Photo cred - Peel Pub
5. Peel Pub
Another great place to grab a free drink, Peel Pub will give you a buy-one-get-one-free deal on a pitcher of beer. It probably won’t be the highest quality drink but hey, it’s free and you can’t really knock that.
6. Bières & Compagnie
This Resto-Pub in the Plateau will give you a free piece of cake with your meal if you let them know it’s your birthday. From what I’ve heard it’s pretty delicious, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
7. The Keg
If you happen to find yourself at The Keg on your birthday make sure you let them know because it entitles you to a free slice of Billy Miner pie. Speaking from personal experience, this stuff is insanely delicious and I highly recommend.
8. Orange Julius
If you sign up for the Julius League Fan Club on their website, it’ll get you a free gift on your birthday every year - and it’s usually pretty good. It used to be a free 16oz drink, however it can change from year to year.
9. Tutti Frutti Déjeuners
While not entirely free,Tutti Frutti will give you 50% off your main plate on your birthday, which is still a pretty sweet deal - and it gives you more money to spend on drinking later.
Photo cred - pcgab
10. Skorpion Paintball
If you want to do something cool (and potentially painful) for your birthday then head on over to Laval for some free paint balling - Skorpion will give free entrance to the birthday boy or girl.
11. Jack Astor’s
You can get yourself a free birthday dessert at Jack Astor’s by joining their VIP Club and heading on over to the restaurant on your big day. You do have to purchase an entree to get it, so bring some friends and make a meal out of it.
12. Chez Cora
The breakfast giants are offering a $5 coupon to people on their birthday if you sign up for their newsletter here.
13. Home Outfitters
Another one that isn’t entirely free, but it's a chance to save some money if you have a little home decorating to do. Home Outfitters will send you a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase if you sign up for their email.
For all those crafty people out there, here’s your chance to save on some of those stupidly-expensive art and decor products. Michael’s will send you a 20% off coupon on your birthday if you sign up for their newsletter.
Photo cred - ir.irenelee
15. Pharmaprix/Shoppers Drug Mart
If you’re a part of their Optimum program (or sign up before your birthday - it’s free!) they’ll send you a coupon for 8,000 points (which is like $10 worth) on your birthday. But be warned, they can take a while to be added to your account.
16. The Body Shop
Listen up ladies, because this is one of the best freebies you’ll get on your birthday. The Body Shop will give you a free “Love Your Body” membership, which usually costs $10, and it gets you 10% off all of your purchases, all year round. And if you already have the membership, they’ll gift you a $10 reward coupon.