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Strategically Use Newsletters to Get a Free Bar Crawl on Your Birthday
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Strategically Use Newsletters to Get a Free Bar Crawl on Your Birthday

Nick Douglas, Gawker Media

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No one should buy their own drinks on their birthday. And besides getting freebies from your obliging friends, plenty of bars will give you a free birthday drink or two if you sign up to their newsletter. If you plan ahead, you can turn that free drink into a free bar crawl.

If you live in London, just sign up for all your local Young's pubs , like comedy writer Tom Phipps did . Otherwise, search Yelp for "free birthday drinks" ( here are the New York results ) or google "birthday drink" and your city to find a list from your local blog or newspaper.

Of course, now you're signed up to a truckload of newsletters. Just assign them all to a folder and when the time comes, search that folder for "birthday"-or create a filter to delete all the newsletters that don't contain "birthday."

The same works for free birthday food, of course, though most of us can only manage two or three free meals in a day. Beyond food, there's a wide range of complimentary or discounted exercises classes, massages, beauty and grooming treatments, etc. that'll come your way on your birthday if you sign up to the right newsletters.

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You could give half the newsletters a fake date so you can do this twice a year. But once you start faking birthdays, it's a slippery slope to being that asshole who bought 365 Starbucks cards for a free daily "birthday drink." Plus you could get caught if you get carded.

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