10 Restaurants Where You Can Get Birthday Freebies
Birthdays are best celebrated by eating for free!
(SPOT.ph) Birthdays only come once a year and in the Philippines, it’s usually a day for you to treat your family and closest friends (plus a few that aren’t) in gratitude for being alive. But while you’re making others happy with your hospitality, why not treat yourself? It is after all your date of birth. Some restaurants are only too excited to make your day a little bit more special. We’ve lined up 10 that promise not only to commemorate your existence, but also to celebrate your milestone with a freebie.
1. Grams Diner
Grams Diner describes their philosophy as "Feel Good Comfort Food" and there’s no better time to feel good than on your birthday. Being choosy has its perks because anything the birthday celebrator selects from the set menu is free-so long as you eat there on your actual birthday and with an original and valid government-issued picture identification (obviously with a birthdate). A passport, driver’s license, or SSS card is enough, but a birth certificate supported by any photo ID (school, parent's ID, company) may be accepted. The promo is available in all branches, but may not be used in conjunction with other in-house promotions or discounts.
Grams Diner has branches at Crossroads, Bonifacio Global City (846-9822); ELJCC Building, Sgt. Esguerra corner Mother Ignacia Road, Quezon City (412-2871); Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City (623-9101).
2. Vikings Luxury Buffet
Vikings is giving you a week to work up an appetite of Nordic proportions. Birthday celebrators can avail themselves of one free buffet ticket as early as three days before and until three days after his/her birthday. Your choice of lunch or dinner. Only a full-paying adult and a valid goverment-issued photo ID are required. The birthday freebie is available only at Vikings Marikina.
Vikings is located at 2/F, SM City Kalumpang, Marikina City (0917-8766888; 0919 9993888 / 570-3888; 570-4888; 570-5888).
3. Buffet 101
Make that Birthday 101. This international buffet has similar rules to Vikings, with the promo only available three days before, three days after, and on your birthdate, and with original and valid government-issued IDs. However, you must gather a small crew of three full-paying adults to get the free ticket. Make it a party!
Buffet 101 has branches at SM By the Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City; Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City; Eastwood, Quezon City.
4. Sambo Kojin
Sometimes, one all-you-can-eat meal isn’t enough. How about 14? This year, Sambo Kojin is stretching the treat and making your birthday a lucky one with-wait for it-14 opportunities to try their Japanese smorgasbord for free. The promo may be claimed three days before, three days after, or during your birthday, and may be enjoyed for both lunch and dinner. You only need one full-paying adult and a valid government ID. The promo, which will end on December 31, 2014, is non-transferable and not valid with other promotions.
Click here for a list of Sambo Kojin branches.
5. The Food Club
The Food Club is letting you take a grand birthday stroll along their chocolate fountains, wine selection, sushi display, and more with their free birthday buffet. The promo may be availed either the day before, the day after, or during your actual birthdate. Bring at least one full-paying adult companion, as well as your birth certificate, passport, or driver's license. Reservations are required. Call 736-8001 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Food Club is at Unit E Bluebaywalk Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA, Pasay City.
6. The Buffet International Cuisine
If you're looking for a more upscale option for your birthday party, try The Buffet's generous offer of unlimited free food on any day of your birth month. Make sure you have three paying adults with you and a valid ID complete with your birthdate. Bring as many friends as you can because the promo may also be availed with their existing 10+1 promo. A group of 10 will entitle an 11th friend to have the buffet for free.
The Buffet International Cuisine is at 41 Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Give yourself a birthday cake. Heaven knows you’ve earned it for aging the nth year in a row. You can celebrate with a 20% discount for full-sized Sugarhouse cakes and pies. Snag the discount from five days before and until five days after your birthday. You can even order up to three delicious desserts. Say it with us: bring a valid ID with a birthdate and a photo.
Click here for a list of Sugarhouse's branches
8. Dads, Saisaki, Kamayan
Only one free buffet may be claimed per visit but you can come twice a day (for lunch and dinner) for seven days (starting three days before and ending three days after your birthday). Like Sambo Kojin, you can stuff your face 14 times. You’ll find that your dining needs for one whole week are satisfied. Bring official identification and head to the buffet. It’s only until December 31, 2014.
Dads Saisaki Kamayan has branches at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City; Glorietta, Makati City; West Avenue, Quezon City; Padre Faura Street, Manila; EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
Have fun with free unlimited yakitori at Yakimix. Birthday celebrators may avail themselves of the promo three days before, three days after, or during the actual birthday. That is, with three full-paying adults. The promo is available in all Yakimix branches.
Click here for a list of Yakimix branches.
10. Manang's Chicken
If you prefer a small-scale celebration, buy a minimum order of P150 at Manang’s to get a free birthday dessert. Go to Manang's one week before or after your birthday, and bring a valid ID with full name and birthdate. You get one freebie per transaction-dine-in or take-out. Make sure to check with the counter first; the promo is, unfortunately, only valid at selected branches.