Awesome Birthday Freebies


Just because you’re all grown up, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be showered in gifts on your birthday. Here’s how to score over $362 worth of free food and booze on your big day. Party hard!

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Any Main Meal

From Pacinos Restaurant

One of the best meals of the bunch comes from Pacinos Italian Restaurant. The lucky birthday girl/gal gets to choose anything from their menu, all the way up to the $42 mixed grill. Pictured here is the spinach, pumpkin and goats curd gnocchi – and yes, it is as delicious as it looks. Pizza, pasta and schnitzels are also available. Simpy sign up to their mailing list here.

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$150 Drinks Card

From Pablo Honey

The team at Pablo Honey want to celebrate with a bunch of tapas and whole lot of tequila – and we say, let them!

This St Kilda bar will shout the birthday person $150 worth of free drinks. All that’s required is that you bring along 14 of your closest friends.

Give them a call if you want to make a booking.

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$50 Birthday Voucher

From Highlander Bar

Highlander Bar knows how to get the party started. Simply by signing up to their mailing list you’ll receive a $50 voucher to spend either on your birthday, or anytime during the following month. That’s a bunch load of burgers and booze.

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Boost Juice

From Boost Juice

With all of the birthday booze and cake you’re going to demolish, it’s wise to balance it out with something a little healthier. Sign up to the Vibe Club and receive a complimentary Boost juice. That should keep your body happy.

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Any Main Meal

From The Mail Exchange

What once was a post office is now bistro pub. On your birthday, The Mail Exchange will send you (via e-mail) a voucher to order anything from their main menu free of charge. Simply sign up to their club here.

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From Salsa's Fresh Mex Grill

It’s not a party until you add a little Mexican. And while we’re sure your friend Pablo would be an excellent addition to your celebration, we’re talking about a burrito. To get one entirely free, sign up to Salsa’s members club here.

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Churros For 2

From San Churro

Nothing says ‘I’m an adult, I’ll eat what I god damn want’ more than tucking into San Churros’ deep-fried chocolatey goodness. Grab complimentary churros for two by signing up to their club here. It’s ok, we won’t judge if you go alone

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Cha Time

From Chatime

Some like it hot, but for those who don’t, then Chatime will give you a complimentary birthday ice tea. The only catch is that you have to purchase one of their reward cards from in-store for 50c. Still it’s a decent return when a drink will cost you around $6. Find more info here.

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Sumo Salad

From Sumo Salad

You probably haven’t reached this fine age by skipping your greens, so now certainly isn’t the time to start. Score a free birthday Sumo Salad by signing up to their club here. Go on, make mum proud.

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Footlong Sub with a Drink

From Subway

‘Italian herbs and cheese,’ is usually how our past Subway orders have started. You can choose your own six inch sub and drink when you sign up to their club here. It can be claimed on, or during the few days following your birthday.

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$50 Drink Voucher

From Katuk

Upstairs from Chapel Street is Katuk, an elegant lounge that will give you $100 worth of drinks on your big day for just $50. All you have to do is join their locals club by picking up a card from the venue. And if you really want to make your dollar stretch, then we suggest heading along during their happy hour. $10 cocktails baby!

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From Spud Bar

Potato has to be one of the best carb sources going around. Add to it some meat, veggies and cheese and it definitely takes gold. Spud Bar will give you a free salad when you pick up a card from in-store and then register here.

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Any Main Meal

From Taco Bill

One of life’s unwritten rules is that ‘you can never have too much Mexican.’ As a member of Taco Bill’s club you’ll score a complimentary main meal for your birthday as well as a slice of birthday cake. All you have to do is sign up here.

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$25 Voucher

From Kuku Mama

Hidden off Chapel St is Kuku Mama, an awesome restaurant happy to keep the party going with a complimentary $25 voucher. You can choose anything from their menu including fried chicken bao, mac and cheese croquettes and cheeseburger dumplings. Claim it by signing up here.

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