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by Helenonthesofa (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published September 3rd 2013
The best things in life are free, and when better to put this age old adage to the test than on your birthday? Maybe your friends and family have forgotten your birthday? Maybe you're just short on cash this year to celebrate in style. Never fear, just follow this Weekend Notes guide to nabbing some freebies and you can be on your way to having your best birthday ever; all without breaking the bank.

Got a birthday coming up? Then check out the list below of possible freebies you could be receiving:

Eats

San Churro Chocolateria
The Deal: FREE churros for two (valued at $13.95)
The How: Sign up to the San Churro club and print out your birthday email from them and present at any San Churro outlet together with your photo ID. Then sit back and indulge in some of the yummiest chocolate and churros around.

Free stuff on your birthday
Churros taste sweeter when they're free


Nandos
The Deal: A free meal available 14 days either side of your birthday.
The How: You must be an active and registered member of the Nandos loyalty program and you just need to bring your loyalty card with you along with your valid photo ID. It's as simple as that to get your peri peri present.

Subway
The Deal: Free six inch sub and a drink on your birthday.
The How: Sign up to become a Subway member and the day before your birthday you will receive a birthday email with details of how to activate your birthday gift. You have 3 days to redeem your freebie.

Footlong and fancy free


Sumo Salad
The Deal: Free salad on your birthday
The How: Register for the Sumo Society and be rewarded with a birthday email inviting you to enjoy a free salad on your birthday.
Finally, in addition to this list of freebies it's worth checking out what your local restaurants have on offer. All over Australia independent restaurants are offering free meals, drinks and deals just to celebrate the fact that you were born. So do your research before you plan your birthday night out, and you just might be spending a bit less than you thought.

Treats

Baskin Robbins
The Deal: Free ice cream on your birthday in addition to getting a discount on an ice cream birthday cake.
The How: Sign up to Baskin Robbins' Club 31 and you'll receive a birthday email inviting you to claim your free ice cream. A valid photo ID will be required at the time of your visit. Members of the club will receive offers throughout the year in addition to this frozen freebie.

Free ice cream for your birthday; yes please! Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons Macbeth 24
Nab a free ice cream on your birthday


Brumbys
The Deal: Get a free cupcake on your birthday.
The How: Simply visit the Brumbys facebook page and print off the birthday coupon to take into your nearest branch along with your valid photo ID. Now you can have your cake and eat it too.

Boost Juice
The Deal: A free Boost Juice on your birthday
The How: Just sign up to the Boost Vibe club to receive your birthday email to redeem a free fruitilicious freebie on your birthday. Valid ID required at the time of presentation.

Shopping

In addition to loyalty programs nabbing you a range of refreshments for your birthday, by signing up to some of the loyalty schemes operated by retailers, you can also get your hands on shopping vouchers and other rewards to treat yourself to something special on your birthday. Here's our list of the top birthday offers available from leading retailers if you're part of their loyalty or membership scheme:

Mimco: $30 reward
Witchery: $20 voucher
Cheesecake Shop: $5 voucher
Spotlight: 10% off on your birthday
The Body Shop: A free gift up to $10 off a purchase

What other offers have you heard of that we can share with our Weekend Notes readers? We'd love to hear from you if you've seen any other freebies to enhance the ultimate frugal birthday experience.
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Great Article. And good ideas. You covered all the major ones. I also recall Hogs Breath doing something but have not visited this venue for over 18 months.
by Sherry (score: 2|398) 1359 days ago
What an amazing idea for an article! Great job! I know that you can get a free burrito on the day, or 2 days before or after for your birthday from Salsas fresh mex grill :)
by Greta Gorelik (score: 1|82) 1354 days ago
At Salas u get something free too.. hitting up Nanos boost.and Salas today.. n might see if I can score subway too..
by jenad (score: 0|4) 1122 days ago
Outback jacks. Ribs and rumps. Butterfly silver. Strand bags.
by bubbl (score: 0|4) 815 days ago
An ex housemate must have signed up for a birthday membership thing at Montezumas and now I get a leeter every year on their birthday with a voucher for a free meal. Good value! :)
by indiie (score: 0|2) 1349 days ago
Woolworths give you $10 and free delivery for the month of your birthday :)
by Eviln (score: 0|2) 1136 days ago
There are so many ways of getting free stuff on your birhtday.You can received gift from your family,relatives and friends.Other ways of getting free stiff is through signing up any deals ,special offers or maybe joining any recreation organization as a member.
by philw (score: 0|2) 868 days ago
Just went into Brumbys. They weren't familiar with the deal and it is no longer valid.
by lisa. (score: 0|2) 623 days ago
An Arbonne RE9 Anti Aging Skin Care Sample Pack is yours for Free on your Birthday.
by sharm (score: 0|2) 560 days ago

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