You’d be surprised just how many restaurants seniors discounts for Canadians are available to you. Chances are, you missed out on a lot of discount meals because you didn’t do your research or simply never bothered to ask. After all, the worst that can happen is that they say no.
Keep in mind that discounts are not always advertised openly. The first rule of thumb is to always make sure you have some government-issued I.D. A driver’s license is the I.D. of choice for most people, but a social security card, provincial health card, or passport will do the trick as well.
Denny’s is an all-time favorite for many people when their birthday rolls around. Just stop by, show your I.D. and enjoy a free original Grand Slam.
In case you don’t normally frequent Denny’s, a Grand Slam is an excellent breakfast. It includes pancakes, sausages, bacon, and eggs. You can’t beat that. I have always thought that it was very generous of them.
There is nothing to join or no coupons to clip; Simply drop in and show them your I.D. and enjoy!
If you join the Red Robin Royalty Program you will be able to get a free gourmet burger on your birthday.
The value of the burger ranges from $6.99 to $11.99. The best part is that you can claim your birthday burger reward on any day of the month when your birthday happens to fall.
That’s great because if you go to Denny’s for a Grand Slam Breakfast in the morning, you might not be hungry enough to get your free burger.
The only stipulation is that you live in B.C. or Alberta.
The same goes for I-HOP. If you live in B.C., Alberta, or Ontario and join their Pancake Revolution e-Club you can stop by for free pancakes on your birthday. Don’t forget your I.D.
SOUTH STREET BURGER
If you join their birthday club you will receive a free 4oz beef burger on your birthday. You will need to subscribe at least 24 hours before your birthday.
This offer is available in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario.
They have an excellent reputation and many people think they have some of the best burgers around, so don’t miss your chance when the big day rolls around.
HARVEY’S will also gift you a burger on your birthday if you join their newsletter.
MANDARIN CHINESE BUFFET
If you sign up for their Mandarin Dish newsletter you will receive an e-coupon for a free birthday buffet. It’s a very generous offer.
However, you will have to bring along three people who are paying customers in order to take advantage of this offer.
WHAT A BAGEL
Are you a bagel lover?
What A Bagel will give you six free bagels on your birthday if you but six.
You can’t beat this deal if bagels are your thing. If it seems like a lot of bagels, just toss them in the freezer to enjoy whenever you want.
All you have to do is join the Olive Garden’s eClub and you will get a free dessert on your birthday.
They have awesome deserts and these can be up to an $8.50 value.
BOSTON PIZZA will also give you a free dessert on your birthday, plus you will also get a free appetizer when you join their MyBP Club.
MONTANA’S BBQ+BAR will give you a free dessert on your birthday if you join their Grill Lovers Club.
BASKIN AND ROBINS
Are you an ice cream fan? Join their Club 31 and you will enjoy a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday. Want even more ice cream?
Sign up for the MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY newsletter and get free ice cream on your birthday. Want even more? DAIRY QUEEN will give you a buy one get one blizzard coupon if you join their Blizzard Fan Club.
FOR THOSE 65 AND OLDER
There are several food outlets that have discounts for seniors over 65.
- THE BULK BARN: A 10% discount to seniors over 65 every Wednesday.
- MANDARIN: A 20% discount on buffets for seniors who are 65 and older.
- TACO BELL: They offer discounts to seniors who are 65 and older. This is available at select locations.
- IMPERIAL BUFFET: 25% off the buffet price every day if you are 65 or older.
It’s fairly easy to check up on any of these senior discount offers. Simply do a Google search on the chain and it should be a simple matter to find out what their senior discount policy is.
If it does not have a visible link, then send them off an email as most websites and companies will have a contact email address.
Also, keep in mind that discount offers fluctuate and what is a discount this month or year might not be discounted in the future. That’s why it pays to do your homework and check it out first.
If it happens to be your birthday, don’t try to eat a dessert at every outlet that offers one. That’s not really the best senior diet, but for one day you might as well let loose.
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