Happy Birthday To Me, What Can I Get For FREE? (2020)

Happy Birthday To Me, What Can I Get For FREE? (2020)

Cherie Tan

Every year, as my birthday draws closer, I find myself scouring the internet for birthday deals and perks that I can hopefully enjoy for free.

Bargain hunters it is.

Bargain hunters we are.

With that, here’s a list of birthday perks that we can all get ALMOST all for free.

TL;DR: Birthday Perks For The Birthday-You

Here’s a brief summary of what birthday perks are available:

CategoryMerchantsBirthday PerksRequires Membership?
ActivitiesSingapore ZooFREE admissionNo
ActivitiesPopular BookstoreFREE Family PhotoshootYes
ActivitiesPopular BookstoreFREE Admission to Trapped Escape RoomYes
AirlinesScoot15% discountYes
FoodSwensensFREE Ice CreamNo
FoodStarbucksFREE drinkYes, it's free
FoodKOI Cafe2 FREE drinksYes
FoodBoiler1 FREE Boston LobsterNo
FoodShin MinoriFREE ala carte lunch buffetNo
FoodLawry'sFREE 3rd main courseNo
FoodCoca RestaurantDine for FREENo
FoodBOOST JuiceFREE BOOSTYes, it's free
FoodManhatten Fish Market10% off No
FoodMarchéFREE Marché Customer Card with S$20No
FoodSpizzaS$20 Birthday VoucherYes, it's free
FoodSoup SpoonS$5 voucherYes, spend S$5 to join
FoodIkkousha Hakata RamenFREE Birthday GyozasNo
FoodRWS Restaurants25% off total billYes
HospitalityStayfareastFREE UpgradeEmail Subscribers
TelcoSingtelFREE 1GB dataYes
MembershipPopular BookstoreMultiple Birthday Perks
• 20% off Andersen's
• Free Body Wellness Treatment
• 20% off Cat & the Fiddle
• 2 for S$24 Domino's Pizza and Free Chocolate Lava Cake
• Free Photoshoot
• 20% off at Joie Restaurant
• FREE 2 adult tickets to Pororo Park
• 1-for-1 Pasta at The Grumpy Bear
• Free Admission to Trapped Escape Room
Popular Members
MembershipSephora• FREE Benefit Brow Services
• FREE Gifts
• X2 Member Points
Sephora Members
MembershipCotton OnS$10 off Birthday Voucher (min spend $20)Yes, it's free
MembershipKikki.kS$10 voucher (no min spend)Yes, it's free
Membership NTUC Free Entry to Wild Wild WetYes, for NTUC or nEbO Plus! Members
Membership Innisfree 10% off welcome members and 20% off for premium members Yes, it's free

Read on for more details, especially to check if the promotion is still valid, I have included the related links that I could find too.

Birthday Food Perks – Truly The Singaporean Way

MerchantsBirthday PerksMore Details
BOOST JuiceFree BOOST drink on actual dayLink
KOI Cafe2 FREE medium-sized beverages on your birthday month
with your friend! (You and your friend must be present)
Swensen'sFree Firehouse Happy Birthday.
Present NRIC/Passport to redeem.
StarbucksWelcome member - Free drink upgrade
Green member - Free cake and drink customisation
Gold member - Free drink
*Gold member gets all benefits, Green member can redeem both green and welcome benefits.
The Boiler1 Free Boston Lobster
with purchase of a Boiler’s Bombdiggity Bag
MarchéSGD20 preloaded in Marché Customer Card
with a minimum spend of $120 within your birthday month
Ikkousha Hakata RamenFree Birthday Gyoza, as many as your age!
[Min 4pax, with min of 1 ramen order each pax]
Spizza$20 Birthday Voucher.
Will be automatically tagged to your Spizza account 2 weeks before your birthday and it's valid for dine-in and delivery.
Shin MinoriFree ala carte lunch buffet
on your birthday month
Lawry'sCouples: 50% off 2nd main course
Groups: FREE 3rd main course
and FREE birthday dessert and instant photo
Coca RestaurantDine for FREE
on your birthday month with 3 paying adults
Manhattan Fish Market10% off your a la carte bill
and a free Manhattan Celebration Tower
min. of 4 total diners and min spending of $50.
RWS Restaurants25% off total bill
$25 dining voucher for your next visit (dine-in only)
Complimentary all-day parking
Complimentary corkage waiver
Complimentary birthday cake by award-winning pastry chef, Kenny Kong
Soup SpoonS$5 voucherLink

Birthday Activity Perks

birthday free things perks discounts 2020

MerchantsBirthday PerksMore Details
Singapore Zoo,
River Safari,
Jurong Bird Park,
Night Safari
Free admission
*Valid with an accompanying paying guest and;
for 7 days from date of birth, actual date inclusive.
Trapped Escape RoomFREE Admission for birthday guest with min. 2 paying guestsLink
Firefly PhotographyFREE Outdoor Family Photography SessionLink
NTUCFREE Entry to Wild Wild WetLink

Birthday Shopping Perks

Merchant Birthday Treat More Details
SephoraBirthday gift for Black/Gold membersWebsite
Innisfree 10% discount for members and 20% discount for VIP/premium members.Website
Cotton On Birthday gift for members (free to join)Website
Sulwhasoo Birthday gift for members (free to join with any purchase)Website
Kikki.K Birthday gift for members (free to join)Website
Muji15% vouchers for Muji store + cafe for members (free with $50 purchase)Website
The Body Shop 20% off voucher for members (free with $40 purchase)Website


birthday free things perks discounts 2020

MerchantsBirthday PerksMore Details
Scoot15% discount
birthday voucher
StayfareastComplimentary upgrade to a Club Room with Club benefits.
By booking a Deluxe Room within your birthday month at any of their participating hotels also enjoy daily breakfast for 2, hotel club lounge access and more, all on the house!
SingtelFREE 1GB data
Free 1GB Birthday local data automatically during the billing cycle which starts within the subscriber’s birthday month, as long as you’re on an eligible plan.

What Are The Best Birthday Perks?

As you can see from my table above, there are tonnes of birthday perks to take advantage of.

But here are some of the most noteworthy birthday perks that you should try not to miss!

Free Entry To The Singapore Zoo

Giraffe Interacting With Child At Singapore Zoo
Source: Visit Singapore

If you don’t know this, then you really should be born in the zoo.

(Editor’s note: not funny leh…)

Best of all, you can also bring friends along who have birth dates that are CLOSE to yours too!

The free admission for birthday guest is valid with an accompanying paying guest.

And this is valid for 7 days from date of birth (actual date inclusive).

For example, if your birthday is on 1st May, you are eligible for your FREE entry from 1st May to 7th May.

What’s more, you get 10% off all retail and F&B outlets when you present your admission ticket.

Note: You get free entry to River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, and Night Safari too!

Free Ice Cream at Swensen’s

Swensen's Ice Cream Sundae
Source: Swensen’s

The best way to celebrate your birthday is with a Free Firehouse Happy Birthday Ice Cream at Swensen’s (has to be the actual day).

All you have to do is present your NRIC or passport before ordering.

They’ve been offering this ever since I WAS A KID!

I always have fond memories of my sisters and me having our birthday meals at Swensen’s (almost) every year for the free ice-cream!

Pro Tip: Always Review Your Memberships

Identity Card


You might be lazy to do so, but if you take the time and effort to renew your memberships – especially those that are free – you’ll always stand to enjoy some form of Happy Birthday reward or perk.

Here are some memberships that offer pretty sweet birthday perks:

Don’t say bojio.

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