How good are birthdays? Another year older and wiser (we hope) you get to eat cake and be surrounded by family and friends, plus if you’re really lucky you get some birthday presents to unwrap.
With that being said, is it just me or does the number of presents you get seem to drop significantly after the age of 15? Once I was opening bikes and eating McDonalds ice-cream cakes and now I’m sending myself flowers at work to make all the girls in the office jealous.
That’s it! I think we have no choice but to take matters into our own hands here, it’s one day a year, it’s your birthday and you should be celebrated!
Here are my top life hacks to ensure you are able to indulge a little on your birthday with a free gift or two, because after all, you deserve it!
Mecca Maxima gives free makeovers on your birthday!
Plus, a heap of other benefits if you sign up to be a Beauty Loop Member
by signing up to the rewards program you even get a Beauty Loop Box 4 times a year that has must-try samples from Meccas favourite brands. Plus they will never forget your birthday and slip into your emails with a birthday gift just for you! Heaven!
Love shoes? We thought so!
Tony Bianco gives you $30 to spend in-store to its members simply because it’s your birthday, so why not go and buy yourself those new shoes you’ve been pining over in the window? I’d even go as far as wrapping them and opening them on your special day, but hey, that’s just me. I’ve linked the further details here
Gloria Jeans – I’ll get my latté to go please!
Sign up to their loyalty program
and get free coffee on your birthday, there may be no such thing as a free lunch but there is such a thing as a free coffee!
Foot long for your birthday? Why not?! Become a member of the Subway Eat Fresh Club
and lunch is on them. Yasssss.
If being healthy is more your vibe then sign up to Sumo Society
and get great benefits like being able to design your own salad and order it online, you will also get $5 off your next salad and get a free salad on your birthday. Now that’s living!
If you want to get active after your salad, then sign up to the all-new Zone Bowling
(formally known as AMF) and get two free games for your birthday!
If you love to read like me then this a good one! The legends at Dymocks
will give you a $10 voucher to spend in store for being a Gold Member, you will also get points for every dollar spent and special pricing offers for jumping on board.
are also offering a free ticket to the movies, because well, it’s your birthday so you can use the money you save to buy maltsters, popcorn and a choc top. How divine!
also offer a rewards program which will give you some epic perks, you’ll be given special birthday offers and also a $10 welcome voucher to shop in store.
Priceline’s Sister Club
is also a great way to get birthday rewards and by signing up you will not only be shown birthday love you will also get privileges and paybacks though out the year – winning!
Now if you are not feeling the birthday love after all these killer discounts and presents then there is something very wrong. Sure, there’s a few loyalty programs to join up to but if you frequent at any of the above businesses you’ll want to be across what’s going on in their world and you might as well reap the birthday benefits at the same time. From me to you, happy birthday!
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