Birthdays are a special affair – after all, it comes only once a year and makes for a good excuse to pamper yourself. However, birthday celebrations don’t necessarily have to be a lavish treat. We’ve compiled a list of birthday freebies and deals available to you on this special occasion!
Whether you’re spending the day with others or simply on your own, there’s bound to be something that’ll be the perfect birthday treat!
Food, Cafés and Restaurants
The Boiler Seafood Bar and Beer
Treat yourself to a free Boston Lobster (U.P: $75++) at The Boiler Seafood Bar and Beer during your birthday month with the purchase of their Bomdiggity Bag ($139), a sharing platter for four. The hearty platter consists of crabs, prawns, mussels and loads more, perfect for a wonderful birthday treat! Reservations can be done on their website or on HungryGoWhere where you can earn cashback for every reservation.
Frappe lovers, you might want to head over to d’Good Cafe, located at Holland V and Orchard, on your birthday. On the actual day of your birthday, present your ID for verification, pay for one large Frappe, and walk away with a 3-litre Jumbo Frappe! This monstrous Frappe will satisfy all of your sweet-tooth cravings, and your friends’ too. Recommended for groups of three or more, unless you’re up for a real challenge.
Starhub and Singtel Restaurant Deals
Active Starhub customers are entitled to various birthday month deals, including a free meal! Choose from a wide selection of restaurants and buffets that suit your taste buds. Restaurants include Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, The Line at Shangri-La Hotel and The Kitchen Table.
Singtel users can also get similar birthday deals at places like Jack’s Place and Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore.
Hai Di Lao
Patrons of Hai Di Lao can also get a free platter of fruits if you inform the staff that you are celebrating your birthday. And for senior citizens, the restaurant will serve longevity buns. However, what’s great about celebrating your birthday at Hai Di Lao is not the free platter. It’s the full birthday raucous with the staff crooning both English and Mandarin versions of the Birthday Song, complete with LED placards spelling ‘Happy Birthday’!
Free Slice of Cake at Starbucks and Cedele
No birthday is complete without cake, and Starbucks card members with 60 accumulated stars and above (Green and Gold levels) can get a free slice of cake and free drink during your birthday month. Even if you do not qualify, new Starbucks card members can still get a free drink upgrade in your birthday month. Here are some of our favourite Starbucks outlets that you can chill and hang out at with your friends on your birthday.
Cedele also offers a free slice of cake during your birthday month for their members and exclusive double rebates as well.
Afternoon Tea & Spas
Spas and afternoon tea make an ideal relaxing combo, especially on your birthday! Many banks work with different spas to provide complimentary spa packages or afternoon tea sessions during your birthday month. Check with your banks to find out what credit card deals you are eligible for.
If you have the HSBC Premiere card, you can get a free afternoon tea session at The Fullerton Hotel‘s The Courtyard if you book a 60-minute or 90-minute treatment session at The Fullerton Spa. The membership also gives you a discount to the hotel’s Straits Club Room which has its perks of its own! Birthday retreats, anyone?
DBS Treasures card holders can opt for either a 40-minute Swedish Relaxer Massage (U.P: $128.40) or a 90-minute Phyto Firming Face Spa (U.P. $267.50) at Adeva Spa in Orchard. Make sure to quote the relevant codes when making your appointment to enjoy these birthday deals. Book early, as the first 10 customers each month also get a bonus Natura Bissé trial skincare kit.
CIMB card holders who are over 25 can visit Passage New York for a free 90-minute Signature Face Spa or 90-minute Aroma Oil Full Body Massage with Body Scrub (U.P. $280) during off-peak timings.
RWS Invites members can enjoy a free High-Tea at the Tangerine in Resorts World Sentosa if you book any 90-minute massage at their spa, ESPA. RWS Invite Gold members can also opt for a complimentary 2-course lunch or dinner instead.
Beauty Makeup and Makeovers
SEPHORA Beauty Pass members, heads up! Not only will you be able to earn double points on your birthday month, you’re also eligible for a special Benefit Brow service (U.P: $26 and up) on the house. That’s not all – Black and Gold Pass holders will also get a specially curated birthday gift. Talk about makeup freebies on your birthday!
Clinique Club members looking for a makeover, look over! If you purchase over $400 worth of items within a year, you earn a 40-minute makeover service for you and a friend (U.P: $80). Schedule your appointment beforehand at any Clinique store during your birthday month. Don’t forget to collect your complimentary birthday gift as well.
Bobbi Brown rewards their members with a deluxe sample of their product. We heard this year, it’s a deluxe sample of their popular cleansing oil!
Korean makeup lovers would be thrilled to know that Innisfree its Premium and VIP members to a birthday kit, containing generous samples of their Green Tea Seed Serum, Orchid Enriched Cream, Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and No Sebum powder. Bonus points are also offered if you shop during your birthday month.
Another popular Korean cosmetic brand, Etude House, also offers complimentary treats on your birthday. Hot Pink and Royal Pink members can make an appointment for a free K-beauty or Pro-nail class and you will also get additional points and discounts for shopping during your birthday month.
Entertainment and Activities
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Are you someone who loves wildlife? Then don’t miss the chance to visit Singapore Zoo (U.P: $33), River Safari (U.P: $30), Night Safari (U.P: $45) or the Jurong Bird Park (U.P: $29) for FREE. Grab a friend to Wildlife Reserves Singaporewithin seven days from your birthday, birthdate inclusive. An accompanying paying guest is required to enjoy this offer. Once in, you also get to enjoy a 10% discount off retail and F&B within the compounds by showing your pass.
Resorts World Sentosa
If wildlife is not your thing, head over to Resorts World Sentosa. There, you can choose between the calming S.E.A Aquarium (U.P: $30), thrilling Universal Studio Singapore (U.P: $76) or the wild Adventure Cove Waterpark (U.P: $32). All RWS Invites members are eligible for one free one-day pass to the above mentioned attractions, as long as they have three accompanying adult passes purchased.
Last but not least, Singtel users can get 1GB of free data during your birthday month after updating your Singtel OnePass profile with your birth date. This comes in nifty for the busy month of celebrations, having to reply birthday wishes and update your social media!
With so many free options to choose from, you can still indulge on your birthday without having to splurge! Which of these activities and treats are on your birthday to-do list? Let’s see who can “kope” the most number of free things!
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