Set that alarm for 7 am.
Presents can wait.
Cancel your birthday brunch.
Google maps at the ready.
It’s a special day, it is your birthday but more importantly, there are a number of places to receive free food. Put down your 2-minute noodles, put on your comfiest Adidas originals and start collecting your well-deserved free treats.
It is necessary *sigh* to sign up to their loyalty program in advance, so it’s best to find the ones that tickle your fancy, join up and start enjoying those ridiculous spam emails.
Pancake Parlour- a wonderful free pancake to start your birthday celebrations
Boost – smugly walk up to that counter and receive your free choice of drink. You’ve just saved yourself $7.20.
Muffin Break – Muffins are not so overrated when you receive one on the house cause you got a year older. White chocolate and blueberry, please.
Mrs Fields – Light sweating & heavy breathing. You deserve an award for strength if you walk away with only your one free cookie.
Starbucks – Let’s hope your birthday is on a uni day because what doesn’t scream ‘I go to university’ more than slurping a caramel mocha frappe in the no drinks allowed section of the library. Receiving this usually overpriced drink free, makes the moment even more special.
Gloria Jeans – read above.
Subway – A free 6-inch sub and a 600ml drink… I’d love to see that.
Salsa’s – You don’t know what love feels like until you sink your teeth into a free overstuffed burrito. Money well not spent.
Spudbar – a free spud never hurt anybody, but if carbs aren’t your thing a complimentary salad is also on offer (read below).
Sumo Salad – Come on, no one is going to eat the poor salad otherwise; may as well take it if it’s free.
Cold Rock – It’s all fun and games until your girlfriend wants two ice cream flavours and five toppings putting you in some serious food debt. How useful would a free birthday ice cream voucher be now?
Jamaica Blue – Treat yourself to a slice of cake because damn, there is nothing better than birthday cake on your damn birthday.
Red Rooster – The forgotten franchise. Best to refresh yourself on the menu before you choose your free birthday meal.
Nandos – The ‘fancy’ fast food of our youth, enjoy a complimentary meal reminiscing when 16 years old you really couldn’t afford a $12 meal but scraped enough coins to do so. Hell, this is probably still you.
Oporto – Compare the pair (Nandos) there is no better time then to become the greatest food critique then now. Enjoy a meal on them and decide out of the two who takes the crown for best Portuguese chicken.
Krispy Kreme- sign up a good 4 weeks before and you will receive a 6 pack of original glazed doughnuts. Feel your arteries clogging up as these delectable treats dissolve in your mouth.
San Churro – Take yourself to Barcelona and indulge in complimentary churros for two. Don’t invite anyone else, keep them for you, treat YO self.
3 AM SNACK AFTER THE CLUB
Ali Baba – What is a birthday night out without a free greasy kebab to help soak up all the mistakes you’ve made to your body.
If you don’t eat for a week prior to your birthday this meal plan is quite realistic, right?