1. Gain 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 a week before or after it. Check the Wildlife Reserves Singapore website for details.
2. Enjoy a complimentary lobster dinner
Yes, that’s right — get a free lobster worth S$75++ at The Boiler Louisiana Seafood & Beer restaurant during your birthday month. The dinnertime-only promo, which runs till the very end of 2016, requires that you order a Bombdiggity Bag and that a minimum of two diners. Check with The Boiler for details.
Photo: The Boiler
3. Earn double points at Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, BCBGMAXAZRIA
Earn twice the usual redemption points on your Wing Tai Retail WT+ account on your birthday. What are the advantages of this, you ask? Well, spending S$300 at participating outlets upgrades your membership tier, which then allows you to redeem dollar discounts down the line. So if you’re a regular at any of these labels, yay!
4. 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 S$10 off your total purchase with a certain minimum spend, as well as an S+ Birthday Gift, depending on your Beauty Pass membership scheme (either Black or White).
5. Get one free gigabyte of data
If you’re a Singtel mobile subscriber, you get a free additional 1GB of data during your birthday month. Check out their rewards page for details, terms and conditions.
6. 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!
7. 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 3x Bonus Points on the first home furnishing purchase made during your birthday month. Home sweet home, baby.
8. Go for a holiday or staycation at super-fair prices
NTUC members can enjoy extra 7 per cent off hotels when you book via Agoda from the 1st to 15th of your birthday month. If you’d rather stay in Singapore, unwind with family and friends with a birthday staycation exclusive at D’Resort @ Downtown East, with unlimited free access to Wild Wild Wet! See NTUC’s promo page for details.
Photo: @hey.eylin via @downtowneast/Instagram
9. Visit RWS for a wealth of birthday perks
From a free lunch (with one paying guest) to free passes to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark, 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Treat yourself to a massage and afternoon tea at the Shangri-La
If you believe in maxing your relaxing on your birthday, head to the Shangi-La Hotel during your birthday month. Lay down and enjoy a 75-minute custom massage at CHI, The Spa followed a three-tier afternoon tea at Lobby Court for S$180 all-in — which represents savings over enjoying the two items separately!
Deals and promotions are valid as of 24 August 2016.
See also: 10 Free Things In Singapore You Probably Didn’t Know About, 10 Brands You Didn’t Know Were Founded in Singapore
Text: Alexa Fang / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew
This article first appeared on SingSaver.com.sg, Singapore’s #1 financial comparison platform for credit cards and personal loans.