The best birthday freebies in the Twin Cities


These freebies were verified as of May 2019. Enjoy! If you know of others not listed, please let me know about them! Connect with me with the form at the bottom of this page.

From a bottle of wine worth your age to free car washes, I rounded up the best freebies you can snag on your birthday. Check out my segment on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live.

Featured spots:

Free bottle of wine worth your age at Tria Restaurant in North Oaks

  • Required to purchase two entrees
  • Must go during your birthday week (3 days before until 3 days after)
  • Credit can be used towards a more expensive bottle
  • Don’t want wine? You can get a free dessert instead

$25 towards dinner at Lindey’s Prime Steak House in Arden Hills

Up to $1,000 in slot play at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake

  • Must register to be a Club M member and visit guest services the month of your birthday
  • You’ll spin a virtual wheel to win prizes, including free bingo, blackjack play, or up to $1,000 in slot play

Up to $50 in Grand Play at Grand Casino

  • Note: their freebie has changed since the segment above originally aired
  • On any day during the month of your birthday, head to Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley
  • Spin the wheel for your chance at $5-50 in Grand Play along with free food based on your Grand Rewards membership tier
  • Go on your actual birthday and receive match points for that day’s play

Free car washes!

  • At Paradise Car Wash — locations in Apple Valley, Eagan, Bloomington, Savage, Woodbury and Maple Grove
  • Go on your birthday and be ready to show an ID

Other freebies:

A free burger at Red Robin

  • Twin Cities locations in Shoreview, Bloomington, Plymouth and Apple Valley
  • Must be a member of their Red Robin Royalty program
  • Credit is loaded onto your account the first day of the month of your birthday

A free cannoli at Mario’s Italian Kitchen

  • Located in Watertown
  • You can also get a free drink, but why do that when you can get a cannoli

(working to verify) Free meal at Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano

  • Locations in Andover, Blaine, Ham Lake, Maplewood, New Brighton, Ramsey, Stillwater and Woodbury
  • You must sign up for their VIP Email Club
  • You get also a free order of queso when signing up (coupon is only good for a week)

A pizza worth up to $17 from Old Chicago

  • Locations in Roseville, Eden Prairie, Apple Valley, Saint Cloud and Duluth
  • You must sign up for their OC Rewards program at a restaurant or online
  • You must visit an Old Chicago once in the 12 months prior to your birthday in order for the credit to upload to your account
  • The credit is added to your account 7 days prior to your birthday and stays on 7 days after your birthday
  • Any unused credit does not apply towards future purchases

(working on stipulations) Free appetizer or side of ribs at Texas Roadhouse

Free dessert with the purchase of an entree at TGI Fridays

  • Locations in Saint Louis Park, Bloomington, Maplewood, Maple Grove, Burnsville and Coon Rapids
  • You must be a member of the Friday Rewards program
  • You also get a free appetizer or dessert when signing up

$10 at Jake’s City Grille

  • Locations in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood and Plymouth
  • You must become a Dining Rewards member (not available online)

$30 at Benihana

  • Locations in Bloomington, Maple Grove and Golden Valley
  • You must join The Chef’s Table email list
  • You receive a $30 credit on a meal when another adult teppanyaki entree is purchase
  • The credit can only be used Mondays – Thursdays
  • The credit is valid 29 days from date it was issued
  • You MUST print the certificate. It cannot be shown on a phone

Know a birthday freebie not listed? Tell me!


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