|Many McDonald’s give kids FREE Happy Meals for their birthdays. You will definitely need to check your local McDonald’s in advance as there are many franchised locations and they may not participate in this promotion. It also appears that most have a form that you have to fill out in advance for the kids to get the FREE Happy “Birthday” Meal!|
From McDonalds: “85 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees. Therefore, participation in a birthday club program would be a decision made by the management of each restaurant.”
If nothing else, you can take the kid to McDonald’s on his or her birthday to play at PlayLand for FREE!