Want a birthday feast without breaking the bank balance? Well it’s very possible, as this Aussie bargain hunter has shown.
Savvy shopper Lari took to the awesome Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group recently to reveal how she scored an epic birthday feast for TWO people - including a whole cheesecake - for just $4.50.
The feast included a burger, sandwich, shake, donuts, muffin, coffee, a cake, a box of chocolates and new clothes while still managing change from a fiver!
Sounds too good to be true, right?!
Lari explained how she got the epic - and tasty - haul to her fellow Markdown Addicts Australia follower, proving it pays to shop around and sign up to various apps and loyalty programmes.
‘Funding was tight this year, so I managed to celebrate my birthday for under $5 for two people with plenty of food to spare! ’ Lari explained on the Facebook page. ‘Just wanted to share what I got for anyone else who might want to do the same:
‘1) Free Whopper from Hungry Jacks through the Hungry Jacks App.
‘2) Free 6 inch sub + small coke from Subway through the Eat Fresh Club.
‘3) Free Blueberry Muffin and Mocha from Muffin Break through the Muffin Break Loyalty program - you just need to pick up a card and register for a free coffee and also a free birthday muffin - was delicious!
‘4) Free original sized Boost Juice through the Boost Juice app.
‘5) Free Churros for two from San Churro - worth $16 and comes with two dipping sauces, super filling + they put a sparkler in! :D Through their El Social loyalty program.
‘6) Raspberry Cheesecake from Coles marked down to $3.50.
‘7) Box of Chocolates from Kmart marked down to $1.
‘8) Two hoodies (marked down to $5 each) from Factorie through signing up with the Perks loyalty program which gives you $10 for your birthday with no minimum spend = free.
‘Total birthday spend = $4.50’
We couldn’t be more impressed! As were Lari’s fellow Markdown Addicts followers, who all rushed to wish her a happy birthday - and congratulate her on her haul!
Wrote one: ‘Happy birthday, girl. I sometimes forget about the free birthday stuff from loyalty cards. Well done on the bday load.’ Added another: 'Hope you have a great Birthday, plus it's really good that you can share this with us!’
So true! Well done Lari - and happy birthday! And for more amazing bargain hunting tips, make sure you head to the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group here - you won’t regret it!