1. Free entry to the zoo and more
What more life-affirming way is there to spend your big day than amidst the majesty of nature? Get free entry to the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and River Safari (when accompanied by a paying guest) on your birthday, or up to six days afterwards.
You’ll also receive a 10 per cent discount at the retail and F&B outlets there. Check the Wildlife Reserves Singapore website for details.
2. Enjoy a complimentary lobster dinner
Yes, that’s right — get a free Boston Lobster worth S$75++ at The Boiler Louisiana Seafood Bar & Beer restaurant during your birthday month. Available for dine-in only, the promo requires that you order a Boiler’s Bombdiggity Bag ($149++) and with a minimum of two diners. Check with The Boiler for more details.
Photo: The Boiler
3. Redeem a free gift at Sephora
It’s your birthday and you get to enjoy great discounts on your favourite beauty products at your favourite beauty store? Well, happy birthday to you! If you’re a Sephora Beauty Pass member, earn double the usual bonus points during your birthday month.
You also get a special birthday gift, depending on your Beauty Pass membership scheme (either Black or White).
4. Get free 1 GB mobile data
If you’re a Singtel mobile subscriber, you get a free additional 1GB of data during your birthday month. That’s not all – you’re also entitled to a host of birthday deals and discounts like one-for-one restaurant meals and 15 per cent off Banyan Tree Bintan. Check out their rewards page for details, terms and conditions.
5. Free cake and upsized coffee at Starbucks
Long-time fans of Starbucks will probably know this birthday treat well: Starbucks card members with enough accumulated “Stars” can redeem a complimentary slice of cake and get a complimentary beverage upgrade during their birthday month. Cheers!
6. Earn triple bonus points at IKEA
If you like your furniture to be affordable and Scandinavian-inspired, then this birthday deal is for you. Permanent Ikea Family members earn three times Bonus Points on the first home furnishing purchase made during your birthday month. Home sweet home, baby.
7. Go for a holiday or staycation at super-fair prices
NTUC members can enjoy extra seven per cent off hotels when you book via Agoda during your birthday month. If you’d rather stay in Singapore, unwind with family and friends with birthday staycation exclusives at D’Resort @ Downtown East (with unlimited free access to Wild Wild Wet!) and Village Hotel Changi (take 25 per cent off for a weekend stay). See NTUC’s promo page for details.
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8. Visit RWS for a wealth of birthday perks
From free Pomelo Mango Cream dessert at Central HK Cafe and free pancake batter at Slappy Cakes, to free passes to S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark (with three paying adults), Resorts World Sentosa offers its RWS Invites members a variety of fun ways to celebrate their birthday. Terms and conditions apply, and the birthday perks depend on the type of membership. For details, visit the RWS Invites website.
9. Celebrate at Marche and receive a customer card worth $20
Enjoy a delectable meal of Swiss rosti, crepes and more on your birthday and get a Marche Customer Card that’s been pre-loaded with $20 for your next visit. Click here for more details.
10. Relish a complimentary sundae at Swensen's
This is an oldie but a goodie – Order any a la carte Main Course, Pizza, Pasta, Baked Rice, Burger or Sandwich during your birthday month and receive a yummy free sundae! Visit this page for more details.
11. Get free bubble teas from Koi
In your birthday month, you get to redeem two free medium-sized drinks from this OG Taiwanese bubbletea joint. The catch is you’ll have to own their KoiTHElicious stored value card with at least $10 in Koi credits. Also, both drinks have to be purchased at the same time, so best grab your bubbletea buddy along for this one.
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12. Indulge in a free buffet meal
Round up your dinner kakis and head to Coca, Shin Minori or Seoul Garden for a buffet meal on the house during your birthday month. At Coca, you dine for free with three paying adults, plus a complimentary serving of Seasonal Lobster. At Japanese restaurant Shin Minori, enjoy a free Omizu Japanese a la carte lunch buffet with one paying diner (weekdays only though). Celebrate at Seoul Garden with at least three paying diners and get your meal for free, but do make a booking at least one day in advance. Pretty worth it, given that standard buffets cost around $40 or more.
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13. Enjoy free salmon sashimi
At Sumo Bar Happy, you get free salmon sashimi slices according to your age (so if you’re 35, you get 35 slices!). Promotion is valid within seven days before or after your big day, with a minimum of four diners. Go here for more information.
14. Have your (free) cake and eat it too at Boufe Boutique Cafe
Known for the fresh and Insta-worthy in-house bakes, take your pick from any of their delicious cakes at their cake counter if it’s your birthday month with a minimum of two mains purchased.
15. Enjoy a free main course at Lawry's The Prime Ribs
Celebrate your big day with loved ones at this famed American restaurant, best known for their signature prime meat. The meats are carved right next to your table in a roving cart! You get a free main course when you order two other mains, plus a complimentary dessert and a keepsake photograph for memories. Go here for more details.
16. Watch a free movie at Golden Village cinemas
Catch the latest blockbuster with GV’s one-for-one ticket deal that you can use during your birthday month or the month after. It’s a member’s only deal, but it doesn’t cost a cent to join! You have to download the birthday eVoucher to be eligible for the promotion. Go here for more details.
17. Score exclusive Scoot discounts on your birthday
You’ll get access to exclusive discount vouchers when you sign up as a Scoot Insider. Do check your email inbox 10 days before your birthday (including that junk folder)! Go here for more details. If you’re thinking of travelling somewhere, we’ve got some locations to inspire you.
18. Receive a surprise gift from kikki.K
Receive a surprise gift on your birthday when you sign up for a free membership with this Swedish stationery store that retails all sorts of adorable notebooks, trinket trays, pens and other gift-able items. Go here for more details.
19. Share a free fruit platter at Hai Di Lao
Known for their impeccable customer service, this hotpot restaurant also serves up a delicious (and free) fruit platter if it’s your birthday month. Older folk get longevity buns as well, which symbolise long life and good health. Besides food, the staff also decorate your table with bunting and break out into a “Happy Birthday” song and dance, complete with LED display sign.
Photo: Haidilao Facebook Page
20. Receive a free birthday kit from innisfree
If you’re a premium or VIP member of Korean beauty brand innisfree, you’re in luck. Not only do you get to accumulate double points on the first buy during your birthday month, you also get to redeem a birthday kit (while stocks last of course). Go here for more details.
This post was first published on August 25, 2016, and updated on July 28, 2019.