A banana Nutella crepe on a plate with chocolate sauce and berry sauce

They say it is better to give than to receive, but your birthday is prime receiving time - especially at Ann Arbor area businesses. We’ve put together a list of deals, coupons, and freebies to be found all around town. Stop by just one and get a special treat, or make a day of it and see how many you can hit!  From free desserts to shopping and entertainment discounts, there’s a lot on offer! Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Any good list should begin with dessert, and this one is just fancy enough to pass as breakfast. At Café Zola and Zola Bistro, start off your day with a free signature Nutella Banana Crepe (with ID and purchase of an entree).

  2. Another opportunity for dessert disguised as breakfast lies at The Bomber in Ypsilanti, where you can chow down on a free ½ order of Cap’n Crunch French Toast (with ID). If you’re gastronomically adventurous, have it for second breakfast after your crepe!

  3. Continue your sweet extravaganza at The Chelsea Treehouse, where kids can receive a sticker and a free ice cream to celebrate their special day! Then stay and run off some of that birthday treat energy! 

  4. Celebrate another year boulder at Planet Rock, with a free day pass for rock climbing on your birthday! Can you reach the top?

  5. Argus Farm Stop café offers a free drink as a birthday treat. While you’re there, check out their excellent selection of local farm-grown produce and prepare for a long life of many more birthdays to come!

  6. Head to Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack for a birthday meal! Your entrée is free (with purchase of equal or lesser value entrée) and, if you haven’t had your fill of sweets yet, you get a free dessert as well!

  7. If you’re in the mood for a smaller treat, celebrate at Ollie Food + Spirits in Ypsilanti, where you will be presented with a delicious free mini cheesecake for the occasion. Buy a cocktail while you’re there and toast to yourself! This deal is also available next door at their sister café, Cream & Crumb.

  8. Laugh out loud with your nearest and dearest at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. During the month of your birthday, you and three guests can attend one show, general admission, on any night, for free! (Only the 10:30pm show on Saturday). Reservations must be made at least one day in advance by calling the box office.

Not enough options? Other area businesses that offer a promotion on or around your birthday include:

Destination Ann Arbor makes no guarantees on any deal, gift, or coupon, and all offers should be confirmed with the respective businesses. Note that some deals may require signing up for a marketing list and/or loyalty program. Deals may require I.D. proof of birthday.